Ikea makes smartphone borking tables
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:38

Ikea makes smartphone borking tables


Now if only we could assemble one


The Swedish makers of flatpack furniture which has a unique feature requiring screws to be hit in with hammers after consulting complicated plan with a font so small that it could be written on a rice grain, have come up with a table that kills off phone use.

Nvidia Shield gets marshmallow goodness
Published in Games
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:08

Nvidia Shield gets marshmallow goodness


Upgrade 4.0 rolls out

Nvidia has rolled out upgrade 4.0 for the SHIELD Tablet and it brings  Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the set up.

AMD shows off first virtualised GPUs
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:35

AMD shows off first virtualised GPUs


Turn a dumb computer into a graphics powerhouse

AMD has revealed what it claims are the world's first hardware virtualized GPU products -- AMD FirePro S-Series GPUs with Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology.

MediaTek expects 10 per cent revenue increase
Published in News
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:18

MediaTek expects 10 per cent revenue increase


Margins likely to stay the same

MediaTek expects to see a 10 per cent revenue increase over 2016, however it is not likely to see an improvement in its gross margins and the first part of the year is not going to be that great.

Tsinghua Unigroup to build its own memory Fab
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:07

Tsinghua Unigroup to build its own memory Fab


Invites Micron to lend a hand

The Chinese government's Tsinghua Unigroup is going to build its own  DRAM fab and has asked Micron to be involved.

Eagles called in to fight drones
Published in News
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:32

Eagles called in to fight drones


Dutch police call up Brian Blessed

While Japanese coppers are creating robots to tackle the problem of rogue drones, the Dutch have gone all medieval.

Blackberry confirms Android only future
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 14:14

Blackberry confirms Android only future


RIP Blackberry 10OS

While we have been saying that Blackberry was going to give up on the BlackBerry 10 OS, but official confirmation has been thin on the ground.

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:33

More than 1.43 billion smartphones sold


Samsung is still number one

Beancounters at IDC have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that smartphone shipments hit a record 1.43 billion units in 2015.

Oppo sold 50 million phones last year
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 01 February 2016 12:00

Oppo sold 50 million phones last year


Makes it the eighth largest

While lacking the fanfare in the west that its rivals get, the Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has just announced that it sold 50 million smartphones last year.

Nvidia Pascal rumoured for April
Published in Graphics
Monday, 01 February 2016 11:34

Nvidia Pascal rumoured for April


New chip soon

The dark satanic rumour mill has been flat out manufacturing hell on earth yarns that Nvidia is about to release a new Pascal GPU soon.