Foxconn misses estimates
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:46

Foxconn misses estimates


Still rose by 18 per cent

Taiwan’s Foxconn, the world’s top contract electronics maker and a key Apple supplier, posted an 18.3 percent rise in third quarter net profit. This figure was well below what analysts had been expected.

If you are building a PC, better hoard parts now
Published in PC Hardware


It is going to cost 25 per cent more next year

Building a PC could get even more expensive in 2019 as the US tariffs on Chinese-made goods will rise from 10 percent to 25 percent in January.

Magnetism control might reduce power in chips
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 12:14

Magnetism control might reduce power in chips


MIT comes up with a new way of spinning

A new approach to controlling magnetism in a microchip could open the doors to memory, computing, and sensing devices that consume drastically less power than existing versions.

Trump, Russia and China refuse to sign online threats agreement
Published in News


Ignoring French call

French President Emmanuel Macron is joining with US technology giants, including Microsoft,  pushing for governments and companies worldwide to sign up for a new initiative aimed at establishing regulations for the internet, to fight such online threats as cyber-attacks, hate speech and online censorship.

Apple’s super security chip is all about lock downs
Published in PC Hardware


Attempt to kill third-party repairs

The Tame Apple Press has made much ado about the fruity cargo cult Apple’s super cool game-changing T2 security chip which is supposed to make Macs like Fort Knox.  But according to the Verge, the T2 chip is a nasty bit of DRM whose main job is to lock down Apple devices from third-party repair services.

Palmer Luckey was not fired for supporting Trump
Published in IoT


ZDNET thinks it was because of a property theft case

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey was reportedly asked to leave after he donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 US presidential elections, but it turns out the truth might have been a little different.

Apple shares tank on iPhone sales warnings
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:48

Apple shares tank on iPhone sales warnings


Who would have thought an overpriced phone would be such a loser?

Fruity cargo cult Apple's share price has fallen after its suppliers warned that their bottom lines would be taking a caning due to poor sales of the iPhone.

Short supply of Intel chips causes problems in Taiwan
Published in PC Hardware


PC-related IC suppliers expect sales to fall due to Intel blunder

Taiwan-based PC-related IC suppliers are predicting their sales will fall due to a short supply of CPUs from Intel.

Apple admits more quality problems in iPhones and MacBooks
Published in Mobiles


We charged you more and you paid it

It looks like those who thought they were getting value for money by spending more on the new iPhones and MacBooks will be disappointed – Apple appears to have admitted its build quality has slipped.

Seagate's HDD roadmap suggests 100TB drives by 2025
Published in PC Hardware


Just in time for VR porn

Storage specialist Seagate seems to think that the world will need a lot of storage by 2025 – 100 TBs of it.