Fault in the Nintendo Switch can be fixed with a foam blob
Published in News


Wireless connection fault has cheap fix


Nintendo Switch reviews spotted problems with the left Joy-Con occasionally losing its wireless connection to the console and some hackers found that opening the controller and adding a simple piece of wire increased its effective range.

VR headset sales expected to pick up
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:55

VR headset sales expected to pick up


IDC expects a 10-fold increase

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that global shipments of augmented and virtual reality headset devices are expected to reach 99.4 million units in 2021.

Lexar releases tough Jumpdrive
Published in Memory
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:52

Lexar releases tough Jumpdrive


It is jumping jack flash

Flash memory maker Lexar today announced the JumpDrive Tough, which is a USB JumpDrive created to withstand life’s hard knocks.

Cisco releases a smartboard
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:46

Cisco releases a smartboard


$4,990 with a $199 monthly subscription for a giant tablet


Cisco is pushing a new "smart" whiteboard to the market with a $4,990 price tag and a $199 monthly subscription.

Team of hackers blackmails Apple
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:59

Team of hackers blackmails Apple


Will Apple get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks


A team of hackers is blackmailing Apple has is threatening to wipe millions of iPhones, including iCloud accounts, unless the company agrees to pay a ransom before April 7.

Kingston takes 16 percent of the global channel SSD market
Published in Memory


Flash will save everyone of us

Kingston Digital, which is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, has revealed that it has its paws on 16 percent of the global channel SSD unit market in 2016.

PC makers hike prices
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:25

PC makers hike prices


Components getting pricey


PC vendors are jacking up their prices as part costs, including display panels, DRAM, SSDs, Li batteries are getting more expensive.

Micron building a back-end DRAM site in Taiwan
Published in Memory


Making America grate again

US outfit Micron Technology has announced that that it is building a back-end site in Taiwan.

Apple quietly announces new 9.7 inch iPad
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:14

Apple quietly announces new 9.7 inch iPad


Starts at $329 and is heavier and thicker

Apple has quietly announced the successor to the iPad Air 2 and simply calls it the iPad. It comes with a new A9 SoC and will be up for sale from March 24 and redefines its meaning of the word cheap. 

Google promises to sort out right-wing advert crisis
Published in News


Losing customers

Google has promised to sort out a mess in its British operations after advertisers were furous that their adverts were being seen promoting right-wing hate videos.