Microsoft normally follows a pattern with its operating systems – one successful version is followed by a total stuff up.
Theoretically that should means that Windows 9 should be great, but leaked screen shots of the coming attraction shows that Microsoft could be headed for yet another disaster. more»
The major battle in the server space planned for next year may be only a minor skirmish with the usual suspects winning.
Intel needs to see off the expected competition from ARM and is going to chuck a lot more cash in the area to keep its position as market leader. more»
As far as we can see, Apple’s announcement of its iWatch put chip giant Intel in the shade yesterday.
Yesterday was supposed to be Intel’s day, but as it doesn’t really have very much to say about anything except wearable technology, it didn’t really stand a chance. more»
Today Apple will get a chance to spin its way out of trouble with one of its product presentations.
While its allies in the journalism world have been doing their best to sacrifice their credibility by peddling rumours about what Apple is going to show off, it is almost certainly going to be the long delayed Smartwatch and another iPhone. more»
Our sister publication, TechEye, reports this morning that Intel is selling its chips at or below cost in an attempt to wrest more market share in the tablet market.
The truth is that like its joined at the hip twin, Microsoft, Intel has lost the place. more»
In many cultures, both in Asia and the West, crossroads are considered to be baleful places, associated with darkness, with death.
Why so? A crossroads is a place where you have to make decisions, to head off in a different direction, not really knowing what lies at the end of the route you choose. more»
Most people were reasonably happy with Windows 7. For that matter, most people quite liked Windows XP. No one liked Vista. And it’s pretty clear that Windows 8 has gone down with the most enormous thud.
Even Microsoft seems to acknowledge that – our sister publication TechEye is reporting that it is saying Windows 7 isn’t that secure. more»
The news that Intel’s Galileo is on its way just underlines to me how the chip giant has lost its way.
The “open source” computer costs $70, and uses its Quark microprocessor. Intel clearly thinks it will compete against the highly successful Raspberry Pi but clearly it hasn’t got a chance to play catch up. more»
There’s not that many youngsters I know who wear wrist watches these days, apart from as a fashion accessory, maybe sometimes.
After all, the majority of kids have a smart phone on them, which is really a supercomputer that tells you everything you need to know, including the time. more»
The PC market has been in trouble for quite a while, but even before the most recent slump, there were a few telltale signs that many big players were getting ready for a slowdown. Lavish launch parties aren’t very high on the agenda and the 2008 crash only sped up the austere trend. more»
It was formerly a chip giant but pretty soon now some archaeologist will uncover the bones of Chipzilla as the lumbering dinosaur nears the end of its existence.
At the Intel Developer Forum this year, Intel’s newly hatched CEO, Brian Krzanich, attempted to breathe new life into the diplodocus he tends by warbling on about healthcare and tablets. more»
There was a time, some years ago, when Intel mattered. It doesn’t matter any more at all and it is running out of steam.
Soon, Intel will hold its annual Intel Developer Forum (IDF) – it was a must attend event back in the days when the company had many very talented senior executives. more»
It is often said that a crisis is merely an opportunity in disguise. It is often said but it’s rarely true. However, the steep drop in PC shipments could in fact be good news for AMD.
Ten years ago AMD taught Intel a costly lesson in the high end, forcing Intel to regain its footing and invest heavily in R&D and manufacturing. more»
Now that Steve Ballmer is on his way out, partners are breathing a collective sigh of relief for a number of reasons, some petty some huge. Over the last 13 years Microsoft has had a fair share of ups and downs. more»
Ever since Intel got a shiny new CEO, we’ve been hearing talk of an aggressive mobile push, of a more dynamic Intel that will eventually steer clear of trouble and trample the ARM gang with Brian Krzanich at the helm.
This of course will take time, if it is possible to begin with, so Intel’s first order of the day was to talk about mobile rather than do anything about it, and talk it did. more»