A bloke wasted a million dollars on Game of War
Published in Games


He nicked it from his employer


A bloke wasted a million dollars which he stole from his employer on a Game of War mobile game.

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel
Published in News


Empire doomed


It has been said for a while now that Intel’s glorious empire, on which the sun never sets, could be overthrown by barbarians, but so far the chip maker has managed to thrive.

Asustek cleaning up in the game monitor market
Published in News


Competition not harming us

Asustek says it is not concerned by an increase in the numbers of rivals trying to enter its gaming monitor turf.

NAND flash shortage will increase SSD and eMMC prices
Published in Memory


Ten per cent increase


Prices of SSDs and eMMC gear will increase by 10 percent next year due to a shortage of NAND flash,  according to beancounters at DRAMeXchange.

Apple delays its other wireless headphones
Published in News


BeatsX goes the Duke Nukem way


After forcing its iPhone users to dump their headphone jacks, Apple has been rubbish at supplying them with wireless phones that work.

Microsoft will adapt Windows 10 for games
Published in News


Auto Update arrives next year


From the spring, Microsoft will be releasing a new update for Windows 10 that it is calling the Creators update which will adapt Windows for games.

AMD's Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs to be branded as Ryzen
Published in Processors


Summit Ridge coming in Q1 2017

A set of leaked slides confirms that AMD has decided to brand its upcoming Zen-based Summit Ridge AM4 CPUs as Ryzen and these should be coming in Q1 2017.

Daydream VR gets Netflix support
Published in Graphics


Makes it more useful

Netflix is now available for Google’s Daydream VR platform. The app supports HBM and Hulu too. 

Windows 10 demo was on Snapdragon 821
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm president confirms multiple chipset support
 

Just five days ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 has full support for Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and everyone jumped to the conclusion expecting that only the Snapdragon 835 and the future SoCs are supported. It turns out that the device on stage was based on Snapdragon 821 confirming that Windows 10 runs on the current generation too.

Google decides steering wheels do matter
Published in News


Fleet with human controls coming next year


According to people familiar with Alphabet Inc.’s plans, Google has recently dropped its plans to develop a modern yet controversial self-driving vehicle without manual control mechanisms, including a steering wheel or brakes.