New Chrome throttles tabs
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:10

New Chrome throttles tabs


Saving processing power


Starting with Chrome 57, Google has started limiting the amount of resources background tabs can use.

Kickstarter campaign to give the iPhone a proper operating system
Published in News

Turns it into real phone

Someone has hit on a novel idea to help users of Apple’s iPhone who actually want to use it as a phone.

AMD denies Ryzen Windows 10 problems
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:57

AMD denies Ryzen Windows 10 problems


No need for a patch


AMD has denied that Windows 10's thread scheduler is responsible for lower than expected highly-threaded performance scores on its latest Ryzen processor family.

Supply chain is stuffing Android phones with malware
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Vendors not to blame

Israeli insecurity experts have found that phones from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Oppo, Vivo, Asus and Lenovo are being stuffed with malware after they have left the vendor's paws.

Samsung’s boss is probably still in charge
Published in News


Even in jail


The head of South Korea's Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee, may be languishing in a jail cell but he is allowed plenty of visitors which probably means he is still running the company.

Google wants to save UK electricity with AI
Published in News


No added infrastructure


Google Deepmind is opening talks with the UK government to use the company's artificial intelligence to reduce British energy use by up to 10 percent.

Project Scorpio will have an internal PSU
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:00

Project Scorpio will have an internal PSU


Will be a true 4K system


Software king of the world, Microsoft,  has decided that its upcoming "Project Scorpio" gaming console will feature an internal power supply unit (PSU), similar to the Xbox One S, and 4K game DVR and streaming at 60 frames-per-second (FPS).

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:48

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump


More than 10 percent


Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter.

Total Recall loses case against Oculus
Published in Wearables
Monday, 13 March 2017 14:15

Total Recall loses case against Oculus


On a technicality

Total Recall Technologies (TRT) has had its lawsuit against Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey tossed out of court on a filing technicality.

Nintendo denies Switch problems
Published in News
Monday, 13 March 2017 13:50

Nintendo denies Switch problems


It all user error


While the world wide wibble is full of people who have experienced problems with their Nintendo Switch, the maker of the portable consoles is denying that there is anything wrong.