Nvidia shows off Pascal100 dyed green
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 14:15

Nvidia shows off Pascal100 dyed green


It isnt easy being green

Nvidia presented the Hot Chips show with a close-up of its Pascal GP100 die – stained green so we can see the details.

iPhone 6 and 6S develop touch screen problems
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 14:00

iPhone 6 and 6S develop touch screen problems


It is as if they know the iPhone 7 is coming

While the Tame Apple Press is trying to drum up support for what looks like a terminally dull iPhone 7, the existing iPhone 6 and 6s/ Plus models are mysteriously sending themselves into Silicon Heaven with the enthusiasm of a Japanese kamakazi pilot.

Notebooks shifting to on-board memory
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 13:06

Notebooks shifting to on-board memory


Apollo Lake dimming DIMMS use

Notebook vendors have largely moved to on-board memory designs and are killing off DIMMs so that they can make their Intel Apollo Lake-based notebooks as slim as possible.

TSMC suffers from Intel baseband slow down
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:35

TSMC suffers from Intel baseband slow down


From feast to famine... er rather nice dinner with wine

TSMC's 28nm processes have been flat out lately but it seems that Intel's slowing down of orders for baseband chips are going to cause a slight drop in sales in the fourth quarter.

MIT boffins speed up wi-fi in crowded areas
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:22

MIT boffins speed up wi-fi in crowded areas


Networking for mobs

Boffins at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory say they might have solved the problem wi-fi has broadcasting to crowded areas such as concerts, airports, conference halls and sports stadiums.

AMD strikes back against Nvidia empire
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:12

AMD strikes back against Nvidia empire


Nvidia's Death Star juggernaut seems stuck in first

Beancounters at Mercury Research have noted that AMD is finally striking back against Nvidia and clawing back GPU market share.

Microsoft's Hololens headset's Atomic secrets
Published in Wearables


HPU is pretty powerful


Software King of the World, Microsoft, has managed to keep what is under the bonnet of its Hololens pretty secret, but not it appears ready to spill the beans.

Wikileaks getting out of control
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 13:30

Wikileaks getting out of control


Assange harms ordinary people to keep the spotlight on him

As he fights to catch the attention of the world spotlight, Julian Assange is getting more careless with the lives of “ordinary people” who he claims to be protecting.

Microsoft getting closer to Lenovo
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 13:08

Microsoft getting closer to Lenovo


Being seen together in public and talking about marriage

Software King of the World Microsoft has apparently been seen in public with the PC supremo Lenovo and insiders have been told that they want something more serious.

Lenovo returns to Taiwan
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:25

Lenovo returns to Taiwan


China getting expensive

Chinese PC maker Lenovo appears to think that its home turf is getting too expensive.