Allwinner rolls out A80 Optimus Board with octa-core CPU



Allwinner is slated to launch its very first octa-chip this year, with the company planning to show off the new silicon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas (January), alongside tablets based on the current lineup of A23, A31, and A31S processors.



Report: Samsung ARM Chromebook upgrade due in 2014 



It’s been quite a while since Samsung debuted its popular $250 Chromebook, leaving many Chrome OS fans wondering when the company will launch a follow-up. 



BBC gets hacked over Christmas

  Red-faced security experts at the BBC are having to explain how a hacker broke into their systems over the Christmas break.

Report: Chromebooks and Android tablets made biggest impact on sales

14.4 million desktops, notebooks, and tablets were reportedly sold through U.S. commercial channels in 2013, leading to a 25.4 percent increase over 2012.

Apple fanboys rejoice at erroneous Mac Pro teardown

Apple fanboys woke up this morning to the news that Macbooks were cheaper than Windows machines. It's not true, but these are fanboys so what do you expect? Depth? Clarity? Hah! Suck it, World, Apple is benevolent and wise.

HP debuts 11.6 inch Pavilion x2 2-in-1 PC (Silvermont)



Hewlett Packard’s (HP) Pavilion x2 11t is a Windows 8.1 tablet with an 11.6 inch display (1366 x 768 pixels) and detachable keyboard dock. 



Will an erasable Internet kill Google?

In 2013, a small app called Snapchat put the fear of god into Google and, for that matter, government spooks.

Will Asus hybrid dual boot Windows and Android?


Asus is reportedly prepping a new laptop/tablet hybrid that features an Intel Haswell processor paired with a 1366 x 768 pixel display.

Apple's 2014 plans will make Christmas 2013 kinda sucky

It's Christmas, and there's probably a lot of Apple shopping going on. Everyone is thinking, Yay! I am getting me some cool new Apple stuff. Have the iPad Air, the iPhone 5S, and even the new Dyson-esque Mac Pro? They're obsolete, idiot. You should have waited until 2014.

A Royal Pardon for Castrated Homosexual Code Breaker

Alan Turing, the man who helped save the world from the Nazis, and the creator of the computer, has finally been pardoned for the crime of fancying blokes.

Analysts say Samsung Edges Apple for #1 Ranking

ABI Research’s Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix concluded that, overall, Samsung is number one followed closely by Apple, with BlackBerry rounding out the top three. The vendor matrix ranks companies based on scoring in Implementation and Innovation categories.

RSA didn't let the NSA in through the backdoor

The RSA has angrily denied a claim that it secretly took $10 million from the NSA to use the buggered up Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator in its encryption products.

British government porn filters block tech sites

It is just as we predicted, British Prime Minister, David Cameron's wonderful "save the children" porn filter is just another attempt by the Tories to prevent people finding out information.

Lini is a Haswell PC for Linux

 (or Windows)

The Lini PC is a small desktop computer with an Intel Haswell processor. The system is designed to run either Xubuntu 13.10 (Linux) or Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro.

Will Facebook video ads turn off users?

Facebook recently unveiled a new feature for advertisers: video ads that autoplay in select users' News Feeds. It started with ads for the teen dystopia movie Divergent. But, users are not as happy as advertisers. 

Target credit card data theft gets worse

  Any way you cut it, this is a bad situation for Target's shoppers and the company itself, and I don't see how it gets any better right now. The latest from Krebs, who broke the story in the first place, will blow your mind.

Does the IRS know how to tax Bitcoins?

It's someone's money and the IRS wants its cut. However, it doesn't seem like anyone knows how virtual currencies are going to be handled by the tax authorities.

Instagram ads work as long as they include ice cream

It is on a blog post on Instagram so, you can't deny them the self-serving endorsement of their own product. Instagram's ad people are happy with results for Levis and Ben & Jerry's ads. so far. Who doesn't love Levis and Ben & Jerry's, Instagram?

Big brand tablet installed base to surpass 285 million by year’s end

Tablets have been on the top of many wish lists since 2010 when Apple launched its first iPad device. The installed base of big brand (Apple, Samsung, etc.) media tablets is expected to surpass 285 million units at the close of 2013.

Apple tells developers, use iOS 7 or else!

Imagine what would happen if Microsoft told all of its developers to use Windows 8 only. There'd be an eruption.