The Chromebook x2 with 12.3-inch screen and US $599.99 price tag
HP has decided there is a market for a Chrome OS-based tablet and has announced its own US $599.99-priced "detachable" tablet running on Intel's 7th generation m3-series CPU and powering that Google OS on a 12.3-inch QHD resolution IPS screen, the Chromebook X2.
Another veteran of the ATI/AMD force
You have already read here that ATI/AMD's veteran Chris Hook left AMD after 17 years, and we now know that Sasa Marinkovic, another ATI/AMD veteran will be taking over his reins as director of product marketing.
Government co-ordinating local industry
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology wants to pool the R&D resources of the domestic semiconductor sector to develop quantum components fabrication processes, local potentially dead or alive cats to promote the progress of quantum computing, communication and algorithm technologies, and nurture related R&D engineers.
Easy to answer conspiracy theories
We expected Mark Zuckerburg to get an easy ride from US senators yesterday after it was revealed that Facebook had given most of them on average $6,000 lobbying money over the years, but some of the questions he received were just daft. Our favourite was an easy-to-refute conspiracy theory that Facebook listens in on your conversations via microphones to display relevant ads.