No ‘independent chip makers and system makers and storage makers’: Industry expert paints bleakest picture of future of IT — insatiable tech appetite of Google, Microsoft and other hyperscalers could kill off competition forever

In IDC’s own words, its Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Infrastructure Tracker: Buyer and Cloud Deployment is “designed to provide clients with a better understanding of how enterprise infrastructure technologies (server, external enterprise storage systems, purpose-built appliances: HCI and PBBA) are being deployed in cloud environments and what type of buyers are acquiring them.” The Next Platform … Read more

Dear tech industry, we don’t need to follow behind gaming with terrible product trade-in values

Recently a story made headlines concerning a potential seller finding out just how bad Microcenter’s trade-in value is for a Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card.  The retailer only offered $700 for a card that’s currently priced at nearly $2000 on its own online store, less than half its original value. And keep in mind … Read more

Baldur’s Gate 3 publishing head reflects on recent industry layoffs, “it’s incorrect to believe huge companies are run necessarily by incredibly intelligent people”

Micheal Douse, head of publishing at Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios, has reflected candidly on the current state of the video game industry and described the ongoing wave of mass layoffs as “an avoidable f***-up.” It comes in a recent interview with gaming newsletter Game File, where Douse said that “it’s incorrect to believe … Read more

Fairphone’s repairable wireless earbuds put the industry on notice

True wireless earbuds are flimsy, easily lost and prone to battery failure. Given their size and cost, companies would rather you throw them out when they succumb to the inevitable. Fairphone, however, has built a pair of buds with easily replaceable batteries, as well as a swappable cell in the charging case. And, look, if … Read more

Former PlayStation chairman sees exclusivity as ‘Achilles’ heel’ of industry, urges companies to ‘get that funnel wider’

Former Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) chairman Shawn Layden addressed the challenges facing the modern games industry in a brand new interview, calling console exclusives the “Achilles’ heel” of the video games landscape.  Speaking with VentureBeat, Layden stated: “When your costs for a game exceed $200 million, exclusivity is your Achilles’ heel. It reduced your addressable … Read more

The story of ARM CPUs from Acorn innovation to industry adoption

In the world of technology, few innovations have had as widespread an impact as the ARM processor. This remarkable piece of engineering has its roots in the late 1970s, when a team from Acorn Computers and the University of Cambridge set out to create a new kind of processor. Their vision was clear: to design … Read more

How AI is transforming the music industry

Whatever your opinion of artificial intelligence might be—whether you consider it a tool to enhance innovation or believe that AI is destroying creativity—large language models (LLMs) and diffusion-based generative models are here to stay. They are developing and expanding on a daily basis, being used in a variety of ways to create music, song lyrics, … Read more

How AR is transforming the beauty industry for shoppers and brands

Navigating the world of online beauty shopping is no easy task; finding the perfect shade or the right product can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Recognizing the need for a more streamlined and personalized experience, beauty brands have started enhancing their shopping experiences with Augmented Reality (AR). Imagine navigating through … Read more

Security Challenges in the Construction Industry

As broad as the tasks it takes on, the construction sector, a key driver of economic growth and urban expansion, faces several security issues. Construction sites are centres of energy and potential vulnerability, including everything from imposing skyscrapers to sophisticated infrastructural works. These difficulties cover a wide range, from unauthorised entry, theft, and vandal to security … Read more