Samsung comes up with a rental phone service
Published in Mobiles


Replace it every year

Samsung  is rolling out a rental phone service which will replace a phone that is been used for a year with the latest model.

Games move Sony foward
Published in News
Friday, 29 January 2016 10:42

Games move Sony foward


Make up for poor image censors and mobile phone sales

Sonyis seeing a turnaround which is based on its games business – something you would not have expected a year or two ago.

Microsoft beats Wall Street predictions
Published in News
Friday, 29 January 2016 09:55

Microsoft beats Wall Street predictions


A cloudy future is now a good thing

Software King of the World Microsoft beat the predictions of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by reporting a quarterly revenue and profit which was bolstered by cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services.

Orange Pi is a wiz for $10
Published in Motherboards
Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:53

Orange Pi is a wiz for $10


Quad-core

While Orange Pi might sound like an embarrassing medical symptom, it is peaking the interest of those in the dirt cheap single-board computer market

Apple knock-on effect
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:55

Apple knock-on effect


Partners suffer

Apple’s “shock” announcement that its business is not growing anymore is having a major effect on all the companies it propped up and their rivals.

European PC shipments plummet
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:41

European PC shipments plummet


IDC says they fell by another 18.2 per cent


Just when you thought PC shipments could not get any lower, IDC thinks they have fallen another 18 per cent.

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 January 2016 12:19

Altera deal might bite Chipzilla


Analyst warns

Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.

China gets its paws on another Taiwanese chipmaker
Published in Processors


The little red chequebook opens

The Chinese government appears to be opening its little red chequebook and buying up chipmakers from what it calls its renegade province. 

Qualcomm predicts slow-down
Published in Processors
Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:22

Qualcomm predicts slow-down


Mobile slide 

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is talking about weaker profits as smartphone sales dry up. 

Samsung warns of weaker earnings
Published in News
Thursday, 28 January 2016 10:08

Samsung warns of weaker earnings


Copies Apple again 

It seems that Apple is not the only one which is being hard hit by a fall in interest in smartphones. its rival Samsung is reporting the same sort of problems, only it has the advantage of other products it can fall back on and a big R&D budget for future products.