Samsung aiming for 5G
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:32

Samsung aiming for 5G


Getting its A into G

After stuffing up its bets on wireless technology standards in the past, Samsung was to be in the global top-three player in 5G mobile networks.

China builds supercomputer without US
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:20

China builds supercomputer without US


We don't need your imperalist Xeons

China has stuck two fingers up at the US ban on it importing Intel Xeon chips, by building the world's fastest super computer based around its own home grown chips.

Cavium snaps up QLogic
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 14:14

Cavium snaps up QLogic


More consolidation

ARM Chip outfit Cavium has written a cheque for QLogic, a semiconductor firm which specialises in server and storage networking.

Intel shows off new Xeon family
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:55

Intel shows off new Xeon family


22 cores and 44 threads

Intel released yet another Xeon processor family designed specifically for 4 socket servers used in next-gen data centers and cloud deployments.

Waterproofing mobiles will backfire
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 20 June 2016 12:42

Waterproofing mobiles will backfire


Xiaomi warns it could all go so wrong

The trend towards waterproofing smartphones could end badly, according to Xiaomi CEO Lin Jun.

VR arcades could arrive soon
Published in Wearables
Monday, 20 June 2016 12:20

VR arcades could arrive soon


Return to the 1980s

VR could bring a return to the video arcades of the 1980s, according to analysts at Digitimes Research.

Dell prepares to offload software division
Published in News


$2 billion price tag

Grey box-shifter Michael Dell is about to flog his software division to buyout firm Francisco and the private equity arm of activist hedge fund Elliott Management.

Microsoft tests “anti-bloatware” tool.
Published in News


Cue “it deletes Windows 10” gags

Software king of the world Microsoft is testing a handy tool, which scans your computer for bloatware and allows you to delete it.

Boffins create 1000 core chip
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 10:51

Boffins create 1000 core chip


IBM backed proccessor headed for commercial release

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed 1000-core processor which will eventually be put onto the commercial market.

Asus releases "budget friendly" GTX 1080 Turbo
Published in Graphics


But will not say how budget friendly

The whole press release thing is getting rather silly. ASUS is announcing a non-reference GTX 1080 Turbo card which it says will be cheaper than GTX 1080 Founders Edition but is refusing to say how much cheaper.