Online gamer kids are brainy kids
Published in Games


They do better in maths, reading and science

New research has shown that kids who play computer games online every day perform better academically in science, maths and reading tests.

London’s coppers stuck in Windows XP time warp
Published in News


27,000 PCs still run the ancient software

More than 27,000 PCs in use by London’s Metropolitan Police are running Windows XP despite an IT modernisation programme and fears that it makes them vulnerable to hackers.

Troubled VMware too buggy to live
Published in News


New NSX needs to be uninstalled

VMware, which has not been having a good time as the virtualisation market slows, has told users that its latest version of NSX is so buggy it needs to be rolled back.

"Arrogant" Apple falls foul of Tsar Putin
Published in Mobiles


Price fixing allegations

Fruity cargo cult Apple's arrogant attitude to its business partners might have earned it a price fixing court case in Tsar Putin's Russia.

MSI expects to see GPU boost
Published in Motherboards


Four milllion this year

MSI is laughing all the way to the bank because of rising game notebook sales.

TSMC readies MediaTek's 10nm SoC
Published in Processors


Helio, is it me you are looking for?

TSMC is gearing up to build MediaTek's new Helio X30 SoC using the 10nm process and it looks like everything will be set for volume production in the first quarter of 2017.

Chip sales show rise in Europe
Published in News

Up at last

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) said that sales of chips in Europe returned to growth in June.

AMD Radeon RX 460 now available in Europe
Published in Graphics


Starting at €129 inc. tax

As promised by AMD late last week, the AMD Radeon RX 460 is now available in most of Europe, starting at €129 in most of  Europe and £99.95 in the UK.

Battlefield 1 gets new weapons trailer
Published in Games


Part of the new Gameplay series of trailers

As we draw closer to the October 21st launch date, EA is further teasing us about the upcoming Battlefield 1 game with a new trailer detailing weapons that can be used in the game.

Qualcomm chips have four major holes
Published in Processors


Like four donuts

Some Qualcomm chips have four serious holes which allow potential attackers to "trigger privilege escalations for the purpose of gaining root access to a device."