Microsoft kills off the DVD
Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2015 12:48

Microsoft kills off the DVD


USB drives for everyone

Microsoft has decided that there is no point putting Windows 10 on a DVD and insisting that people install from a Flash drive.

Swedish coms maker sees bottom line massaged
Published in News


Bork, Bork, Bork

While other smartphone manufactures are moaning about tough economic times, Swedish teleco maker Ericson is making flat pack furniture out of its rivals.

Spam rates fall below 50 per cent
Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2015 11:45

Spam rates fall below 50 per cent


Spam, spam, spam

The amount of spam clogging up the internet is officially the lowest it has been for ten years.

Sharp’s finances out of focus
Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:39

Sharp’s finances out of focus


I see red, I see red, I see red

The Japanese Nikkei is prediction that the telly maker Sharp is about to swing into an operating loss during the April to June quarter.

FBI shuts down Romanian Pirate sites
Published in News
Friday, 17 July 2015 10:13

FBI shuts down Romanian Pirate sites


Your US tax dollars at work

The US government continues to use tax-payer money to defend Big Content’s failing business model by using FBI enforcers to shut down three Romanian websites.

AMD misses on second quarter revenues
Published in Processors
Friday, 17 July 2015 08:57

AMD misses on second quarter revenues


Hopes for a pick up in the next quarter

Fabless chipmaker AMD has come up with a mixed set of results for the second quarter. The company managed to make as much cash as the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expected, but missed revenue expectations.

Apple sued over name it never used
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 16 July 2015 14:46

Apple sued over name it never used


"iWatch"

Fruity cargo cult Apple is being sued over a name which it never used, but has effectively nicked using Google SEO.

Suse prepares for 64-bit Arm servers
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:44

Suse prepares for 64-bit Arm servers


Expanding hardware programme


Suse wants to speed the development of server systems based on 64-bit ARM processors.

TSMC sees profit slowing
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:43

TSMC sees profit slowing


Looks like Apple sales are not that good

Chipmaker TSMC's second quarter profit growth slowed to 33 percent year-on-year as sales fell for the second consecutive period on weaker smartphone demand in China and other emerging markets.

Motherboard sales slip
Published in Motherboards
Thursday, 16 July 2015 11:40

Motherboard sales slip


Down to 18 million

Asustek and Gigabyte have seen sales of their own-brand motherboards slip during the first half of the year.