HP announces its own detachable Chrome OS tablet
Published in Notebooks

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.

AMD hands product marketing reins to Sasa Marinkovic
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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.

Chris Hook leaves AMD
Published in Graphics

After 17 years

One of the most prominent names in AMD’s RTG, Chris Hook, has left AMD. He walked away after seventeen years of ATI and AMD combined with his last job as Sr. Director, Global Product Marketing at AMD.

Apple bracing for Android drubbing
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Huawei Mate 20 Benchmarks clean iPhone X’s clock

The Tame Apple Press (TAP) is finally having to admit that the iPhone is falling behind Android when it comes to benchmark tests.

AMD plugs Meltdown and Spectre’s security holes
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Still jolly tricky

AMD has released patches for Meltdown and Spectre security holes alongside Microsoft's latest Windows 10 updates.

Israel investigates Apple over battery antics
Published in Mobiles

Failure to disclose is not kosher

Israel’s consumer protection bureau is investigating the fruity cargo cult  Apple over a failure to disclose to consumers that its software could slow performance in some iPhones.

Taiwan pushing quantum development
Published in Processors

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.

No PS5 before 2020
Published in News
11 April 2018

No PS5 before 2020

Kotaku insists Charlie got it all wrong

Kotaku insists that Charlie Demerjian's theory that the PS5's launch window is 2018 or early 2019  is complete pants.

Apple forced to pay troll
Published in News

VirnetX dispute enters the eighth year

An eight year court battle between Apple and a patent troll has entered its eighth year with a federal court in Texas ordering Apple to pay $502.6 million to a patent troll called VirnetX.

US senate committe gives Zuckerburg an easy ride
Published in News

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.