Online gamer kids are brainy kids
Published in Games
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 13:29

Online gamer kids are brainy kids


They do better in maths, reading and science

New research has shown that kids who play computer games online every day perform better academically in science, maths and reading tests.

London’s coppers stuck in Windows XP time warp
Published in News


27,000 PCs still run the ancient software

More than 27,000 PCs in use by London’s Metropolitan Police are running Windows XP despite an IT modernisation programme and fears that it makes them vulnerable to hackers.

Troubled VMware too buggy to live
Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 12:36

Troubled VMware too buggy to live


New NSX needs to be uninstalled

VMware, which has not been having a good time as the virtualisation market slows, has told users that its latest version of NSX is so buggy it needs to be rolled back.

"Arrogant" Apple falls foul of Tsar Putin
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 12:16

"Arrogant" Apple falls foul of Tsar Putin


Price fixing allegations

Fruity cargo cult Apple's arrogant attitude to its business partners might have earned it a price fixing court case in Tsar Putin's Russia.

MSI expects to see GPU boost
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:51

MSI expects to see GPU boost


Four milllion this year

MSI is laughing all the way to the bank because of rising game notebook sales.

TSMC readies MediaTek's 10nm SoC
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:33

TSMC readies MediaTek's 10nm SoC


Helio, is it me you are looking for?

TSMC is gearing up to build MediaTek's new Helio X30 SoC using the 10nm process and it looks like everything will be set for volume production in the first quarter of 2017.

Qualcomm chips have four major holes
Published in Processors
Monday, 08 August 2016 17:04

Qualcomm chips have four major holes


Like four donuts

Some Qualcomm chips have four serious holes which allow potential attackers to "trigger privilege escalations for the purpose of gaining root access to a device."

Mobile GTX 1070 performance leaked
Published in Graphics
Monday, 08 August 2016 13:17

Mobile GTX 1070 performance leaked


Ahead of expected Gamescom announcement


We are expecting shedloads of next-generation mobile graphics cards to launch soon and Nvidia is expected to use Gamescom 2016 on 17-21 August but it looks like the performance of the new GTX 1070 has leaked out before hand.

LG V20 specs leaked
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 08 August 2016 13:06

LG V20 specs leaked


Looks like it will have a 5.7-Inch QHD Display

LG is going to following up its V10 with the V20 on 6 September and a few leaks about the specs appear to have surprised a few people.

Nissan wants to sell its battery stake
Published in News
Monday, 08 August 2016 12:43

Nissan wants to sell its battery stake


She's electric

Nissan Motors  is in talks with Panasonic and others over its controlling stake in a car battery manufacturing venture, sources said.