Computex 19: X55 modem inside, pictured
Qualcomm and Lenovo showcased the world’s first 5G PC at Computex. The PC is based on Qualcomm’s 8cx platform and comes with additional 5G connectivity. Lenovo calls this design "Project Limitless", based on world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs.
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.
One of the biggest Steam launches this year
It appears that Monster Hunter World game is on a roll to breaking a lot of records, becoming a big deal for both Capcom and Steam.
At least a bit
Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and decided that notebook sales have slightly increased.
Financial community got it wrong
After Intel announced that it had to delay its 10nm production to 2019, financial analysts around the world reacted with negative stock comments and valuation. Most of them got things wrong. Intel with its $17 billion highest ever revenue showed magnificent growth in the data center and it made that $17 billion without 10nm.
Apple blocks Steam Apps
Apple has blocked the plans of the biggest distributor of PC-based video games to extend its reach into iPhones because, while it would give users access to a lot of games, Steam did not want to gut its bottom line and give Apple all its profits.
Blue screen of death becomes more problematic
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been telling anyone who listens that the "world is now a computer" and if we start thinking that way we will transform everything.
PCs will continue to thrive
While there are some that think that the development of 5G will put a nail in the coffin of PCs, Michael Dell is not one of them.
In the UK the same effect is caused by the sound of a pub opening
The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time - by powering down all their computers at 20:00 on Fridays.