GPU market continues to grow
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 13:54

GPU market continues to grow


AMD and Nvidia game market share

Overall GPU shipments increased 9.3 percent from last quarter, AMD increased eight percent, Nvidia rose 30 pe cent and Intel, increased by five percent, according to figures from Jon Peddie Research.

Apple giving up on micro-LED research
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:25

Apple giving up on micro-LED research


Inventing is too hard

Apple’s claim to be an innovator took another knock as it was revealed that it was slashing staff in one of its key R&D labs.

Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm appears to be about Apple
Published in Processors


Comment: Don your tin foil hat

This morning Apple’s official news agency Reuters ran a yarn about how beautiful life will be if Broadcom takes over Qualcomm.

Intel will kill off legacy BIOS support by 2020
Published in Motherboards

 
Only UEFI support

Intel is planning to end "legacy BIOS" support in its new platforms by 2020 and will insist on UEFI Class 3 or higher.

Torvalds rants about security
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:28

Torvalds rants about security


It is not about security it is about bugs

Internet’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds, has waded into the security industry for forgetting that bugs cause most problems.

Ethereum startup was a successful scam
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 11:00

Ethereum startup was a successful scam


Raised $374,000 and disappeared

A startup on the Ethereum platform vanished from the internet on Sunday after raising $374,000 from investors in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) fundraiser.

Google to purge Putin's propaganda
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:22

Google to purge Putin's propaganda


Ending the Kremlin's reign over Google News

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, says the company will purge Russian propaganda from Google News after facing criticism that Kremlin-owned media sites were given royal treatment on the search giant’s news and advertising platforms.

German watchdog bans smartwatches for kids
Published in News
Monday, 20 November 2017 15:44

German watchdog bans smartwatches for kids


Watchdog growls and stupid parents

German regulators have banned the sale of smartwatches designed for kids saying that the gear is more of a “spying device” than a toy.

Marvell buys Cavium
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 November 2017 15:28

Marvell buys Cavium


Late consolidation

Chipmaker Marvell is going to buy smaller rival Cavium in a deal valued at about $6 billion.

Apple delays HomePod
Published in News
Monday, 20 November 2017 15:23

Apple delays HomePod

 
We could not invent more than the name and the silly price

The fruity tax dodging cargo cult Apple has admitted that it has not invented Amazon’s echo speaker yet.