TSMC’s 12-inch plant on schedule
Published in News
Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:35

TSMC’s 12-inch plant on schedule


Doing the deals to cut the ribbon


TSMC is close to striking deals with a number of equipment, materials and components companies that will support production at its new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China.

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD
Published in News
Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:27

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD


8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems

Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems.

Canonical throws in the towel on Unity
Published in News
Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:23

Canonical throws in the towel on Unity

Gnome alone

Today is a big day for hand wringing and woe in the Linux world as Canonical admits that its Unity project was a waste of space and it gives up on its convergence plans for devices like phones and tablets.

Google’s AI chips takes normal chips to the cleaners
Published in Processors


At least for voice recognition


Google’s attempts to solve its voice recognition problems might have resulted in an AI chip which cleans the clocks of the big chip makers.

Xiaomi is not following Apple’s business model any more
Published in Mobiles


We want to be more like Costco


After years of analysts claiming that Xiaomi is the Chinese Apple, the outfit has come out and said that its business model is not a direct copy of Jobs’ Mob after all.

Apple sued for bricking phones
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:20

Apple sued for bricking phones


Fruity cargo cult revenged itself on DIY repairs

Fruity, Tax-Dodging cargo cult Apple has been charged with bricking the phones of users who dared to have their repairs done by those who did not wear blue shirts and had been blessed as Genii by the ghost of Steve Jobs.

Samsung making rather a lot of cash
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:37

Samsung making rather a lot of cash


All thanks to its chips


Samsung is better than Apple at making money. Sure, it might not have margins as good as the fruity cargo cult, it might not make as much cash, but it appears to be unstoppable.

Swedish employers can now install chips in their workers
Published in News


And not the nice kind you get at Ikea


A Swedish start-up called Epicenter is offering to implant its employees and start-up members with microchips that function as swipe cards.

IoT garage door owner has product bricked
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:07

IoT garage door owner has product bricked


Don’t complain about your IoT device


One of the darker aspects of the Internet of Things is that it places yourself totally at the mercy of companies which believe you have to do what they say and accept whatever poor service they offer.

Gigabyte BRIX has flaws
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:41

Gigabyte BRIX has flaws


Great for ransomware


Insecurity experts from cyber security firm Cylance disclosed two vulnerabilities in the firmware of Gigabyte BRIX small computing devices.