Vaio resurrects Z
Published in News
16 February 2015


Zed is not dead baby 

The new independent Vaio has resurrected its Z range.  There will be the Vaio Z and the Vaio Z canvas

Apple to kill iPad mini
Published in News
16 February 2015


Not a moment too soon

Apple has decided that its iPad mini is not worth making any more and is about to discontinue the line.

Japanese do not give a flip about smartphones
Published in Mobiles
16 February 2015


Smart moves

While the Japanese are famous for their love of brightly coloured gadgets, it seems that they are rejecting their smartphones in favour of traditional flip-phones.

Rumour: Intel to delay Skylake desktop platform
Published in Processors
16 February 2015


Pushed back to August?

The rumour of the day is that Intel will delay the release of Skylake desktop parts and 100-series chipsets by at least two months.

Analysts expect strong growth in smartwatch market
Published in Wearables
16 February 2015


67% CAGR, $32.9bn by the end of the decade

The smartwatch is still in its infancy, but analysts are already bullish, and many expect the market to take off in 2015, thanks to the upcoming Apple Watch launch, as well as new Android Wear devices.

LG Watch Urbane touted as luxury G Watch R
Published in Wearables
16 February 2015


Same hardware, now in a suit and tie

The LG G Watch R is about to get a classier sibling in the form of the LG Watch Urbane.

Snapdragon 810 is cooler than 801
Published in Processors
16 February 2015


Thermal issues filed under FUD

A new report suggests Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 is in fact cooler than its predecessor, despite rumours to the contrary.

Microsoft Lumia 535 put to the test, with Lumia Denim software
Published in Reviews
16 February 2015


Review: Microsoft branded Lumia

On paper, the Lumia 535 looks like a very good deal, and it would be – had we not run into a number of serious input issues that were not successfully addressed by the latest software update.

Nvidia disables overclocking on mobile GTX 900M GPUs
Published in Graphics
13 February 2015


Not designed to support overclocking

It appears that Nvidia has permanently disabled overclocking on its mobile Geforce GTX 900M series GPUs with the latest Geforce R347 drivers.

Next Mass Effect to feature online component
Published in Games
13 February 2015


Multiplayer coming to Mass Effect

Bioware's next Mass Effect game could include an online component, at least judging by a job listing at Bioware.