A report said that sales of notebooks using Microsoft Windows 10 are likely to be hit because Intel will be tardy releasing an appropriate chip.
Digitimes Research said that the Intel Skylake microprocessor is supposed to be ready at the beginning of the third quarter in 2015 but will probably not hit the streets until the end of next year or even 2016. more»
The government has a plan to offer free wi-fi in over 1,000 public buildings across the UK in a bid to make everything a little more accessible.
According to the Telegraph, we’ll soon have free wi-fi offered in libraries, museums, and other buildings as part of the government’s plans to turn our cities into “super connected cities”. more»
While some say that the phenomenal growth of tablet sales is starting to wane, a report today claims that the situation is quite different.
IDC said that the worldwide tablet market grew by 11.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014 – shipments totalled 53.8 million units. more»
It seems that the dreams of sci-fi writers have a basis in science because academics have come up with a new theory based on the existence of parallel universes.
The scientists, at Griffith University, claim that they’ve taken interacting parallel worlds out of the realm of science fiction and into that of hard science. more»
One of the problems with semiconductor firms like Intel continually shrinking the size of chips is that soon they’ll be up against the limits of the lithographic methods used to make microprocessors.
But scientists at UC San Diego may have an answer which will let Intel engineers sleep easy in their bunny suits at night. more»
The next battle between Apple and Google is set to take place in your car as you’re speeding down the motorway.
While Apple had the first to market software that synchronises iPhones to vehicle entertainment systems with Carplay, it seems that it faces tough competition from Google with Android Auto. more»
An agreement between Apple and its supplier GT Advanced (GTA) to seal documents relating to the latter company filed for bankruptcy earlier this month has been challenged by a third party,
GTA supplied sapphire substrates to Apple, an important ingredient of screens for smartphones but filed for protection under US regulation Chapter 11 earlier this month. more»
The Washington Post claimed that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have penetrated some White House computer nets.
Unnamed sources insisting on anonymity told the Post that the hacks were into “unclassified” networks and that there’s no evidence that classified computers had been compromised. more»
The danger of solar winds disrupting mobile phone service, damaging satellites and causing power grids to black out is all too real.
But teams of researchers in the USA are working on creating models that will precisely predict when geomagnetic storms are likely to threaten global communications. more»
Governments around the world are waking up to the security implications as the internet of things is set to pervade the world and will spend an immense amount of money to improve cyber security.
The internet of things is a catch all term for a time when just about anything you care to imagine has semiconductors inside, able to communicate with just about everything else. more»
While cloud computing is touted by every vendor and his dog as the panacea for all IT ills, the whole subject is still befogged by myths and mystery.
That’s what market research company Gartner thinks, anyway. In a recent report it said cloud computing is “uniquely susceptible to the perils of myths due to the nature, confusion and hype surrounding it”. more»
Software giant Microsoft said today it has added a number of additions to its Azure offerings.
At a conference in Barcelona, Jason Zander, VP of Azure, said that it will release Azure “Operational Insights” which combines HD Insight and MS System Centre to gather and analyse machine data across clouds. more»
Nvidia is ahead of AMD on the graphics front and it won’t be until next year that the Sunnyvale firm catches up.
That’s according to financial analyst Sean Chandler, who works for Seeking Alpha.
He said in a note to his clients that the Nvidia “Maxwell” architecture has put AMD under heavy pressure in the consumer graphics arena. more»
There’s darkness at the end of the tunnel for vendors of notebooks, it appears.
Digitimes Research said that while notebook sales in 2014 fell by 2.1 percent in 2014, next year isn’t going to be too brilliant either.
It expects a further decline of 1.7 percent worlldwide in 2015, with shipments amounting to 168 million units. more»
Stung by criticism that its weather forecasts aren’t quite as accurate as they could be, the UK Met Office has decided the answer to the whingers is to buy a supercomputer that cost it £97 million.
How will the Cray supercomputer help? more»