Peter Thiel finds few friends in Silicon Valley
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:57

Peter Thiel finds few friends in Silicon Valley


No one wants to help Trump sort out technology

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is finding that there are very few of his tech mates who are rushing to help Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump sort out his tech policy.

Half the world will be online by Christmas
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:27

Half the world will be online by Christmas


Milestone

By the end of the year, the world will have crossed a milestone with more than half its population connected to the world wide web.

Intel denies exiting the wearables market
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 14:42

Intel denies exiting the wearables market


Appears to admit downsizing

Chipzilla has denied rumours that it is exiting the wearables market – even if it appears to have just started announcing layoffs in the department.

Huaxintong Semiconductor to build ARM-based server silicon
Published in Processors


Could challenge Intel

A joint venture between Qualcomm and China's Guizhou Province is to build ARM-based server silicon by licensing the ARMv-8-A architecture and generally being a pain in the bottom line for Intel.

IBM goes against Brexit fears
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:39

IBM goes against Brexit fears


Triple the number of UK data centres

While some companies are planning to leave the UK if it follows through on its plan to leave the EU, IBM is going the opposite direction and said it will triple the number of data centers it has in the country.

Netflix allows 4K PC streaming
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:26

Netflix allows 4K PC streaming


But only late model Intel PCs running Edge

Netflix 4K streaming is finally heading to Windows PCs and while you can get 4K on a set-top box, the PC has been left out.

Microsoft plans to bring x86 emulation to ARM
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:22

Microsoft plans to bring x86 emulation to ARM


It will be in Windows 10 in 2017

Microsoft will be rolling out x86 emulation for ARM processors in the Redstone 3 upgrade of Windows 10 late next year.

Apple closes wireless router division
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:00

Apple closes wireless router division

Now more past its sell by date than Steve Jobs 

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple appears to be seeking to be the world leader in vapourware by promising shedloads of products which never turn up.

Obama claims he can’t pardon Snowden
Published in News
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:40

Obama claims he can’t pardon Snowden


He has not been charged with anything

The campaign to have President Barack Obama pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden has run aground.

HTC denies flogging off its smartphone business
Published in Mobiles


Things are not that bad yet

Troubled maker of smartphones HTC has denied rumours that it could be about to flog off its smartphone business.