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Toshiba confirms it’s splitting off chip business

Toshiba has confirmed earlier rumours that it would spin off its chip manufacturing business into its own entity. The move will see it seek outside investment to the tune of a 20 per cent stake in the newly independent venture. It’s hoped this will help offset major losses in its …

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Toshiba may be set to spin off chip business

Toshiba may be planning to spin off its chip manufacturing business into its own entity. Rumours suggest that the move may also see Toshiba sell off a 20 per cent stake in the newly independent venture, which would generate around 200 billion yen (£1.4 billion). Toshiba has its fingers in …

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QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Review

Designed as an affordable and powerful NAS, the 2-bay TS-231P is the mid-range model of QNAP’s latest family of NAS drives aimed at SOHO/Home use, the TS-x31P series. It’s sandwiched between the single bay TS-131P and the flagship 4-bay TS-431P. All three models in the range are powered by an …

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Crytek to shutter five of its seven studios

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Following news that months have gone by without many of Crytek’s employees being paid at all, the long-time video game company has now announced that it is closing five of its seven studios. While Frankfurt and Kiev-based studios will remain, those in Hungary, Bulgaria, South Korea, China and Turkey will …

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MSI X99A Workstation Motherboard Review

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The Intel Broadwell-E generation is where the top end of the enthusiast market crosses over into the professional space. MSI’s X99A Workstation motherboard is based on the same consumer-oriented Intel X99 chipset as its high-end gaming products, rather than the business-focused C612, but with extra features aimed at the workstation …

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QNAP and AMD team up to launch APU powered NAS series

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This week, QNAP Systems has announced that it has officially teamed up with AMD to bring out a new series of high-performance NAS devices, all powered by AMD’s Embedded R-Series quad-core APUs. The TVS-x73 NAS series can come equipped with up to 64GB of RAM, an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, …

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Kodak made $12 million this quarter

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Considering how long it’s been since most of us picked up a camera with film in it, you might be surprised to know that Kodak is still alive and kicking. In fact it’s doing rather well. In its latest quarter earnings report, it made a profit of $12 million (£9.67 million). …

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Kerbal Space Program devs have all jumped ship at once

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Kerbal Space Program might be one of the biggest indie success stories of recent years, but that hasn’t been able to keep developers at the studio that made it. Eight developers have announced their departure from Squad at once, leaving the company essentially gutted of all its major staff. Kerbal …

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