Samsung will not revive OLED TVs
Published in Graphics
Friday, 23 February 2018 13:13

Samsung will not revive OLED TVs


But...but Apple said it would be the next big thing

Despite a fundamentalist belief among the Tame Apple Press that OLED would be the next big thing, Samsung says that it will not be looking at OLED TVs and it is slashing its production of smaller screen OLEDs because Apple was not selling enough iPhone Xs to make it worthwhile.

Steve Jobs holy relics go on sale
Published in News
Friday, 23 February 2018 12:55

Steve Jobs holy relics go on sale


Old job letters more expensive than an iPhone X

Now that the Apple founder Steve Jobs is dead, there is a move to set up a cult of his dead relics and they are just ridiculously expensive as his products.

HP back in black
Published in News
Friday, 23 February 2018 12:24

HP back in black

Figures all up

The maker of expensive printer ink which is more costly than gold reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday above Wall Street estimates as it sold more personal computers and printers, helping the company raise its full-year profit forecast.

Apple owes Ireland 13 billion euro
Published in News
Friday, 23 February 2018 11:58

Apple owes Ireland 13 billion euro

Pretty much what the EU has been saying all along

The Irish government's tax man was asked by the government what he thought Apple owed the country over its dodgy tax arrangement and he agreed with the EU.

Intel failed to tell regulator about chip flaws
Published in Processors


Need to know only US-CERT

Chipzilla is in hot water for forgetting to tell US cybersecurity officials about the Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public.

Intel 5G PCs ready in 2019
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 23 February 2018 11:23

Intel 5G PCs ready in 2019


Intel, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft have plans

Intel and its PC sums are already thinking about rolling out 5G-equipped PCs late in 2019.

Trump wants to ban violent computer games and films
Published in Games


Will still give automatic weapons to mentally ill kids though

Strapped for an idea of stopping kids shooting up schools that do not involve some gun control, President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump is thinking of tougher censorship rules on violent movies and computer games.

Gartner confirms smartphone sale's slide
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:42

Gartner confirms smartphone sale's slide


Three year cycle is with us for ever

Beancounters at Gartner have added up some numbers and reached the same conclusion as everyone else that the smartphone boom is over and people will only start replacing them once every three years instead of yearly.

AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:20

AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines


Wants  a golden age for high-performance embedded processors

AMD has expanded its Epyc and Ryzen product lines to create what it is calling a "new age for high-performance embedded processors".

uTorrent has serious security flaws
Published in News
Thursday, 22 February 2018 12:06

uTorrent has serious security flaws


Could be collecting data on your past downloads

A Google security researcher has found multiple security flaws affecting the uTorrent web and desktop client that allow an attacker to infect a victim with malware or collect data on the users' past downloads.