Intel wants to replace headphone jack with USB-C
Published in News


Hit the road jack

Chipzilla has called for the standard 3.5mm headphone jack to be dropped in favor of connections like USB-C.

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:55

Intel convinces Mobile boss to stay


Modem conspiracy theories quashed

Aicha Evans, the head of Intel's wireless group has been convinced to remain part of Chipzilla after announcing she was going to quit a week ago.

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:46

Qualcomm flogs fewer chips


Falling 13-22 percent to 175-195 million

Qualcomm predicted a third-quarter profit below analysts estimates as it expects to ship fewer chips, including those for smartphones, its biggest business.

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:52

Thunderbolt SSD could be the next big thing


High capacity storage key to multi-media

As UHD tellies promise that huge amounts of data will need to be shifted the question of how to do it fast enough is being answered by a new generation of SSDs based around Thunderbolt.

Intel's results not that bad
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:59

Intel's results not that bad


But writing on the wall

Despite having to lay off 12,000 employees, Intel's first quarter results aren’t all that bad, but the writing is on the wall for the outfit which is going to have pull finger if it is not going to suffer more. 

Intel decimates staff - will fire 12,000
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:29

Intel decimates staff - will fire 12,000


Reduce dependence on PCs

Intel has decided that there is no point waiting for the PC to return and is decimating its staff and getting into something else more lucrative – cloud computing and the Internet of thing.

Apple updates its 12-inch Macbook
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 22:12

Apple updates its 12-inch Macbook


Gives it Core M Skylake CPUs and new color

Apple has rather silently updated its Macbook line by equipping it with new Intel Core M Skylake CPUs as well as the new fancy Rose Gold color option.

Intel will not get a big slice of iPhone 7
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm still favoured

While it had been expected that Chipzilla was going to score a huge win by taking some of Qualcomm’s modem business, it looks like things might be a little more modest.

Intel’s Apollo Lake may improve low-end PCs
Published in Processors


Budget without so many compromises

Intel has been showing off its new Apollo Lake chips, and if the outfit is correct it could shake up the lower-end PC market.

Intel again demonstrates Optane SSD at IDF 2016 China
Published in Memory


Transferring files at up to 2GB/s

At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in Shenzhen, China, Intel again demonstrated its new Intel Optane SSD technology, showing some real-life performance where it reaches transfer speeds of just under 2GB/s.