MediaTek files Q4 2016 earnings
Published in News


Down 14.1 percent sequentially


MediaTek has recently provided its earnings report for Q4 2016 during and managed to see its net profits fall 6.7 percent for the entire year, with gross margin reaching a record low of 35.6 percent.

Starbucks goes mad
Published in Mobiles


Limited rollout for now


Today,  Starbucks Ais  that it is hopping on the voice assistant bandwagon with the introduction of a virtual barista in its mobile ordering app.

Windows 10 Creators go mad
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Synchronize apps between PCs, Game Mode, group tiles and more

This Spring, Microsoft plans to release the latest version of its Windows 10 operating system, codenamed Redstone 2, and will add new programs trailed for creating content in artistic styles.

Soap up your smartphone
Published in Mobiles


Clean your Kyocera when you do the dishes


Never mind curved screens and AR cameras, the people at Kyocera want to build smartphones which you can wash when you do the dishes.

AMD Ryzen lineup might not include 6-core model
Published in Processors


Only quad- and octa-core SKUs

According to the latest rumor, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup might lack a 6-core version, due to the fact that AMD cen't partially disable the four-core Zen module.

Tech Dirt fighting for its life
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Email “inventor” might be backed by Thiel


Tech Dirt is fighting for its financial life in a case which should put the fear of god into the tech press.

ISPs giving up on warning pirates
Published in News


It does not work


Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system which gave “copyright alerts” to pirates when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated content.

Toshiba confirms it is selling off memory chips
Published in Memory


Flash in the pan


After a couple of months of rumours and speculation, troubled nuclear powered, electronics maker Toshiba has given up on its flash memory chip business and will flog most of it.

Microsoft is worth $500 billion
Published in News


Nadella’s turnaround is working while Cook's is not 


While the reign of the shy and retiring Steve “I never threw a chair at anyone” Ballmer was one of the best times for Microsoft news, the company has been having a bit of snooze for ages.

URB-E is great transport for urban commutes
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Electric bike for $899, gets to 14 MHP

Back last summer we took some time to visit the Pasadena based URB-E electric bike company, in order to see the lightweight, easy to transport electric bike.