Flash will be the storage of choice
Published in Memory
Monday, 15 May 2017 13:01

Flash will be the storage of choice


Claims NAND controller developer


Flash memory based solid state storage devices (SSD) are pushing hard disk drives out of the market and will replace them, according to the president of NAND controller developer Silicon Motion.

MP3 is dead
Published in News
Monday, 15 May 2017 12:54

MP3 is dead


Creators refuse to licence it


The MP3 digital audio coding format has now been officially confirmed as dead by its inventors.

UK Tories pledge to censor social media
Published in News


When you are going to win you might as well be honest

The UK conservatives are so confident that they will win the coming election they are actually openly telling voters about some of their more unpopular plans so that they can claim they have a mandate.

Microsoft pushes gadgets to help employer spy
Published in News


Vole jumps on the Big Brother bandwagon


It would appear that Microsoft has mistaken George Orwell’s “1984” as a suggested path for innovation and come up with software to help employers spy on their employees 24/7.

Intel’s management engine is security nightmare
Published in News


EFF warning


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning that Intel's largely-undocumented "Management Engine" is a security nightmare.

Cage takes on UK anti-terror laws
Published in News
Monday, 15 May 2017 12:17

Cage takes on UK anti-terror laws


Refuses to hand over passwords


The human rights group Cage is preparing to mount a legal challenge to UK anti-terrorism legislation over a refusal to hand over mobile and laptop passwords to border control officials at air terminals, ports and international rail stations.

Apple wants fanboys to pay $1,099 for iPhone
Published in Mobiles

For the same spec as a two year old Samsung

A research note shared by a Goldman Sachs analyst has suggested that the 256GB iPhone 8 will cost consumers $1,099.

Intel wins patent case
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 May 2017 12:49

Intel wins patent case


That is two billion it does not have to spend


Chipzilla has seen off a patent case which would have forced it to pay $2 billion to AVM Technologies.

Intel releases Kittson
Published in News
Friday, 12 May 2017 12:05

Intel releases Kittson


Not much going on in Itanium land


Chipzilla has released the successors to the Itanium "Poulson" microprocessors and they are showing all the development and evolution of an Apple product.

AMD releasing Whitehaven in May
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 May 2017 11:58

AMD releasing Whitehaven in May


Named after a place famous for its drive by shootings


AMD is expected to unveil the 16-core, 32-thread 'Whitehaven' CPU, at Computex in Taipei at the end of May.