Blackberry wins arbitration case against Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles


Claims it was overcharged.

BlackBerry shares surged 18 per cent after the troubled phone maker won a $815 million award from Qualcomm.

Apple turns to medicine
Published in News
Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:31

Apple turns to medicine


What could possibly go wrong?

Now that Apple’s iPhone cash cow is looking decidedly unwell, it appears that the Fruity Cargo Cult thinks that it can reinvent itself as a medical instrument maker.

Nvidia claims it can beat Google’s tensor processing unit
Published in Graphics


It compared it against the wrong Nvidia card


Google’s internal benchmarks of its own TPU, or tensor processing unit, indicated that its purpose built AI board cleaned Nvidia’s clock when it came to number crunching and power consumption.

Ballmer: I would do Windows phone differently now
Published in Mobiles


Regrets, I’ve had a few

The shy and retiring, softly spoken and delightfully understated former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, has been talking to Bloomberg about Microsoft’s failed move into mobile.

Vodafone drops roaming charges
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:15

Vodafone drops roaming charges


All roads lead to roam


Vodafone has dropped roaming charges and will allow its punters to use your bundled minutes, texts and data in 40 countries without paying more.

NAND price bubble continues to inflate
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:00

NAND price bubble continues to inflate


Phison Electronics warns things will get worse


NAND flash prices have been inflating excessively lately and Phison Electronics chairman Khein Seng Pua warned that prices are set to go up again in the third quarter as end-market demand surges.

Microsoft swallows open sourcy cloud container Deis
Published in News


Vole snuffles more cloud

Microsoft has written a cheque to buy Deis, an open source container orchestration company which allows for the creation and management of apps on top of Kubernetes.

Facebook use is a good depression indicator
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:35

Facebook use is a good depression indicator


New study

An NIH study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found a link between Facebook use and poor mental health.

Apple likely to shaft Dialog Semiconductor
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:30

Apple likely to shaft Dialog Semiconductor

Partner purge to keep ageing cash cow on life support

Fruity cargo-cult Apple is preparing to shaft yet another of its partners in a desperate deal to keep its iPhone cash-cow mooing.

Vista off life support today
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:33

Vista off life support today


Death of a legend


Software king of the world Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on what must be its worst product ever.