Windows 10 preview runs DirectX 12
Published in Games
27 January 2015


Call of Duty Advanced Warfare runs on Intel HD 5000


We spent most of the day tinkering with the Windows 10 preview release, Build 9926, which is the latest build that brings a few new things, including the Cortana voice assistant and DirectX 12. 

MediaTek Aster SoC tips up in Krüger&Matz smartwatch
Published in Wearables
27 January 2015


Runs Linux on the cheap

We came across a rather unusual smartwatch from Krüger&Matz, with an interesting choice of hardware and software, and an even more interesting price.

Texas Instruments profit rises thanks to cars
Published in News
27 January 2015


Four wheeled industry saviours

Texas Instruments appears to have done rather well thanks to a growing demand for chips from the car industry.

Wikileaks slams Google for grassing it up to the NSA
Published in News
27 January 2015


Should not have handed over details

Wikileaks is furious that the search engine Google handed over details of its emails to US spooks.

Ubisoft makes players pay for dodgy resellers
Published in News
27 January 2015


Keys deactivated

Ubisoft is deactivating software keys it believes were "fraudulently" obtained and resold via third-party websites.

Intel shows off i7 NUC
Published in News
27 January 2015


Broadwell under the bonnet

Chipzilla has updated with details of the upcoming Broadwell based i7 NUC.

Saudi women revolt over Twitter ban
Published in News
27 January 2015


Ends badly

An attempt by backward misogynistic Saudi men to ban women from Twitter appears to have backfired.

AMD fights GTX 960 with R9 280/285
Published in Graphics
27 January 2015


Geforce GTX 960 faces stiff competition

Last week was all about the Geforce GTX 960 launch and we had a chance to take a closer look at this Maxwell GPU from Nvidia. 

Details emerge on AMD Summit Ridge 14nm parts
Published in Processors
27 January 2015


Zen in more ways than one

AMD’s first 14nm processors are codenamed Summit Ridge and they are reportedly based on an all-new architecture dubbed Zen.

inXile to bring out new Bard’s Tale IV
Published in Games
26 January 2015


To be crowdfunded on Kickstarter again

One of most interesting news items to come out of PAX South is that The Bard's Tale is in Development to be pitched for crowdfunding on Kickstarter at some point in the near future.