US jails VW executive over emissions
Published in News
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:51

US jails VW executive over emissions


Scapegoat found

A US District judge in Detroit has sentenced Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, to seven years in prison for his role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal of 2015.

Oracle’s dirty tricks war against Google
Published in News
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:44

Oracle’s dirty tricks war against Google


Leaking information to the media

Oracle and Google appear to be locked in a dirty tricks war, according to Recode.

Toshiba settles with Western Digital
Published in Memory
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:41

Toshiba settles with Western Digital


Deal made, peace pipe to be smoked

Toshiba and Western Digital have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm’s plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week.

Intel might be preparing to off Nvidia
Published in Graphics
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:15

Intel might be preparing to off Nvidia


No, don’t laugh

There is something in Chipzilla’s recent GPU moves which suggests the outfit might be about to make a move against Nvidia.

Qualcomm and NetEase working on Messiah
Published in News
Friday, 08 December 2017 13:08

Qualcomm and NetEase working on Messiah


More Vulcan content

Qualcomm and NetEase Games have teamed up to work together to optimize NetEase’s game engine, Messiah, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series flagship mobile platforms including the newly announced Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.

Bulgarian government winners of Bitcoin lotto
Published in News


Better cash them quick

If anyone turns out to be a winner of the Bitcoin lottery it should be the Bulgarian government.

Tesla wants to build his own customised AI chips
Published in Processors

 

Claims his AI will be the best – so there!

 Showman and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his outfit is “developing specialised AI hardware that we think will be the best in the world”.

MediaTek good to Go
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:48

MediaTek good to Go


We will probably see them in the first quarter

MediaTek today announced that it is a System-on-Chip (SoC) partner for Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition) software to smartphone makers.

Consumer Reports rubbishes iPhone X
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:42

Consumer Reports rubbishes iPhone X


iPhone 8 is better

US consumer group Consumer Reports has rubbished Apple’s iPhone X and claims that Jobs' Mob’s iPhone 8 was a better phone despite being much cheaper.

Yahoo and Mozilla slug it out over Google in Firefox
Published in News


He is not worth it Nigel

Mozilla and Yahoo have started a legal spat about the deal that existed between the two companies regarding the use of the Yahoo search engine in the Firefox.