South Korea investigates Google
Published in News
Friday, 12 August 2016 12:37

South Korea investigates Google


Playing monopoly

South Korea's antitrust regulator has admitted for the first time that it is looking into whether Google has violated the country's anticompetition laws.

Samsung beats TSMC up and wins Nvidia contract
Published in Graphics


14 nm FinFet process

Tech giant Samsung Electronics  won a contract to make Nvidia GPUs according to South Korea's Chosun Biz newspaper.

Microsoft gets a Beam for its X-Box
Published in Games
Friday, 12 August 2016 12:13

Microsoft gets a Beam for its X-Box


Interactive game streaming

Microsoft’s Xbox group has written a cheque for the interactive game streaming service Beam so it can take on Amazon’s Twitch.

Microsoft flip-flops on Skylake support again
Published in Processors


Should it stay or should it go?

Microsoft seems to be having trouble making up its mind about Skylake support for older versions of Windows.

Intel’s IoT plans going the way of mobile
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:50

Intel’s IoT plans going the way of mobile


Things are not what they used to be

Not long ago all you could hear from Chipzilla was the mantra of the internet of things, but now that seems to be falling by the wayside.

Xbox One S is gain with no pain
Published in Games
Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:23

Xbox One S is gain with no pain


Tear-down experts say slighht cost increase but much better features

Beancounters at IHS claim that the new Xbox One S delivers for consumers in terms of improved performance and features for very little extra cost.

Nvidia releases new games giveaway bundles
Published in Games
Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:06

Nvidia releases new games giveaway bundles


Get old stock moving in the summer heat

Nvidia has released a few more games bundles to help clear its Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 or GTX 960 ranges.

Microsoft plans three new Surfaces
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 11 August 2016 14:36

Microsoft plans three new Surfaces


Expect more expensive Apple clones to follow

Software king of the world Microsoft is expected to release three new flavours of Surface three in one desktops later this year.

Apple shamed into upgrading its Mac Pro range
Published in Notebooks


Can’t take the jibes from Fudzilla

For a while now we have been mocking the fruity cargo cult Apple for being unable to upgrade its Macbook Pro. Now it seems that Jobs Mob has suddenly woken up to the fact that you can’t claim you are cutting edge while peddling four-year-old stock.

Sex toy blabs your secrets to manufacturer
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 11 August 2016 11:46

Sex toy blabs your secrets to manufacturer


Internet of thingees

Security geeks conference Defcon in Las Vegas was much amused when two researchers showed how a sex toy was blabbing its owners sex secrets on the world wide wibble.