Hardware

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands

IBM chief executive Ginny Rometty
Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands
20 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Maxwell and Satya Nadella all 'popular' for different reasons...

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This week, Apple released a slew of new shiny things, news of which is always popular with readers. But will the coverage make the top spot in Computing's weekly top 10?
17 Oct 2014

Apple launches new iPads, and MacOS operating system – but Apple iMac 5K screens steal the show

Apple iMac with Retina display
Thinner, lighter iPads with better cameras and new MacOS X operating system put in the shade by 5K Retina display Apple iMacs
16 Oct 2014

Apple launches faster, thinner iPad Air 2

Apple's A8X microprocessor with M8 co-processor, and laminated parts, will make iPad Air 2 both faster and thinner
16 Oct 2014

Apple to unveil new iPads today as Gartner warns that the tablet computer boom is over

New iPads to be unveiled at 6pm today as Gartner claims that tablet computer sales growth has plunged
16 Oct 2014

Google announces Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ rollout plans

Nice new devices, but nothing smartphone-sized from the Nexus series
16 Oct 2014

Sky News improves data centre scalability with Red Hat solution

Upgraded IT infrastructure allows multimedia news provider to provide content at a faster rate
15 Oct 2014

British Bluetooth chip designer CSR snapped up by Qualcomm for £1.56bn

Cambridge Silicon Radio, a start-up from the last dot.com boom, sells out to US chip giant
15 Oct 2014

Businesses must put upgrading infrastructure ahead of short-term profit, argues Talend

Talend's Tim Harris urges firms to properly update IT architecture, rather than just patching it up
13 Oct 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Naive Tim Berners-Lee, Liam Maxwell speaks out about government IT and cash machines that keep on giving

Why on Earth would Computing readers be so interested in malware that can enable attackers to empty cash machines?
10 Oct 2014

Semiconductor engineer, Dr Lisa Su, takes over from financial engineer as CEO of AMD

Dr Lisa Su takes over from Rory Read as president and CEO at Advanced Micro Devices
09 Oct 2014

HP confirms plan to spin off PCs and printers from enterprise products to form two separate companies

HP resurrects rejected Léo Apotheker plan from 2011 to split company in two
07 Oct 2014

Samsung Q3 operating profits expected to dip by 60 per cent year on year

Even the mobile division is suffering in the face of competition from Apple, Xiaomi and Lenovo
07 Oct 2014

Tesco launches Hudl 2 – with first batches on shelves this week

Latest version of Tesco's popular Hudl tablet eschews ARM chips for Intel
06 Oct 2014

HP to spin-off PCs and printers, according to reports

HP's profitable printers and unprofitable PCs could be floated off as the company focuses on business
06 Oct 2014

Lenovo to finalise $2.1bn IBM x86 server business aquisition

Deal will see Lenovo become third largest player in x86 server market
29 Sep 2014

Oracle's cloud is the entire Earth, and all our rivals need us, proclaims Larry Ellison

'It’s rude, but it’s the truth' says founder and CTO as he rips into SAP, Salesforce and Workday
29 Sep 2014

Phones4U reneges on iPhone 6 refund pledge

Administrators to the bust mobile phone chain have said that they will not refund people who pre-ordered an iPhone 6 – despite earlier promises
26 Sep 2014

Intel to invest $1.5bn in Chinese government-owned semiconductor firm

Deal sees Intel take 20 per cent stake in Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd as firm looks to increase share in Chinese market
26 Sep 2014

Software-defined data centres ‘the only way’ to provide IT as a service

Panel discussion at Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit concludes that the future of the data centre is virtual
26 Sep 2014

Apple officially apologises for broken iOS 8 update as #bendgate trends onwards

Is this Tim Cook’s worst week?
26 Sep 2014

Samsung provides UEL students 4,000 tablets, while exiting Europe laptop market for good

Devices pre-loaded with course textbooks, virtual learning environment resources
25 Sep 2014

Customers 'should demand better collaboration' from storage providers in colo situations, says Digital Realty

'For too long the sales guy just clears off' says VP of engineering
24 Sep 2014

'Frugal' Facebook considering Blu-ray as cost-effective data storage medium

One fifth the power of server-based hardware, says datacentre ops boss
24 Sep 2014