Serious security flaw in Qualcomm packages
Published in Mobiles


Found in hundreds of Android phone models

FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.

Cupertino residents revolting against Apple
Published in News


What has Apple ever done for us?

The small town where Apple is based is starting to get miffed at the arrogant high handed way the outfit is treating the community.

China using Beidou to track people
Published in News
Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:02

China using Beidou to track people


Taiwan government warns employees not to use it

The Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology is warning government employees to avoid using phones that use China's GPS system Beidou to prevent ‘targeted attacks’

iPhone is a leather case in China
Published in News
Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:45

iPhone is a leather case in China


Apple didn’t invent the name

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been told by a Chinese court that a leather goods maker invented the name “iPhone” and it can’t kill off the business simply because its iPhone product did rather well.

Oculus COO quits
Published in News
Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:26

Oculus COO quits


FitBit’s COO headhunted


Oculus VR’s CEO, Brendan Iribe has announced that Laird Malamed is no longer the company Chief Operating Officer. Instead Hans Hartmann will be leaving FitBit, where he is currently COO, to take over.

VR could cure paranoia
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:58

VR could cure paranoia


But that is what they want you to think

Researchers at Oxford University think that virtual reality could soon be being used to treat psychological disorders such as paranoia.

Nintendo NX will mean a return to the cartridge
Published in Games


Like the 3DS


We have suspected that the Nintendo NX rumours was going to abandon optical discs for game storage, but we thought it would move to download only.

Acer to release two more ultra-thins in September
Published in Notebooks


Undercutting the market

Acer's new ultra-thin Aspire S 13 raised a few eyebrows by charging $699 for what many other manufacturers would charge more than $1000. Now it is planning two more which will appear in September.

Hard-drives on their way out
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 13:31

Hard-drives on their way out


SSD is king


HDD shipments across the board for all HDD applications were down 12.3 per cent over the prior quarter, despite the fact that the average HDD capacities increased.

ADATA sticks some LEDs in its RAM
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:28

ADATA sticks some LEDs in its RAM


Add a bit of Dazzle

ADATA is planning a new line of DDR4 memory modules with LED strips that light up the upper edges of XPG Dazzle heat spreaders.