Google hires Apple chip bloke
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:38

Google hires Apple chip bloke


Should Qualcomm be worried?

Google has head hunted Apple’s chip man to come up with future versions of Google's Pixel phone.

Shiva Ayyadurai close to re-writing history
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:16

Shiva Ayyadurai close to re-writing history


He apparently invented the modern email system

Using a mixture of well-placed court cases, Shiva Ayyadurai is close to rewriting history so that the world declares him the inventor of the modern email system.

Global semiconductor memory IP market to grow by 11.27 percent
Published in Memory


Over the next five years

The divination division of analyst firm Research and Markets has shuffled its Tarot cards and consulted the liver of a particularly fine RAM and decided that the global semiconductor memory IP market to grow at a CAGR of 11.27 percent during the period 2017-2021.

AI bike hits the road
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:31

AI bike hits the road


There is at least one AI golden bike in Beijing... that's a fact 

CoolQi Bike unveiled the Golden Edition of its AI shared bikes at Peking University. CoolQi has over one million bikes in 50+ cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Tianjin, Shenyang, Changsha, Taiyuan, and Shijiazhuang, but this is the first one with brains.

Intel sued over over-heating phones
Published in Games
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:47

Intel sued over over-heating phones


Things got too hot in Brazil


Chipzilla wasted a fortune trying to arrive into the smartphone chip making business too late, and not it looks like it will have to shell out a bit more to make its mess go away.

Sony sells 60.4 million PS4s
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 13:05

Sony sells 60.4 million PS4s


Going out fighting


Sony has announced that it has flogged 60.4 million units of the PlayStation 4 console, even as the company expects a slow down in sales.

ZOTAC releases small GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:56

ZOTAC releases small GeForce GTX 1080 Ti


For small form factors


ZOTAC has unveiled its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti MINI which is designed for those who like really small form factors.

Intel slows i9 release dates
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 12:35

Intel slows i9 release dates


Staggering like a binge drinker on a pub crawl

Chipzilla appears to be in no hurry to release its Core i9. 

Uber CEO might “take leave” as rows swamp outfit
Published in News


Already senior vice president has quit


Techi-Taxi company Uber is going into full melt-down with one senior exec gone, and Chief Executive Travis Kalanick is likely to take a leave of absence.

AI can tell if you are suicidal
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:49

AI can tell if you are suicidal


I think you ought to know that you are feeling very depressed

AI boffins have come up with a machine-learning algorithm that can accurately predict the likelihood that a person will attempt suicide