If Amazon were indeed to enter the console market, it seems likely that it would price any product firmly in the value segment, as it did with its Kindle Fire tablet.
While the board of directors "is now worried about what they have in the pipeline" and concerned about the company's stock price dipping, Cook's job looks safe for now.
It's another blow for Microsoft's first ARM-optimised mobile device platform, which the software giant introduced last year and which runs on Redmond's own Surface RT tablet.
If Apple does lift the curtain on its next-generation iPhone on 10 September, it would be two days short of a full year since the iPhone 5 was revealed.
Nvidia is rumoured to be developing a tablet, or possibly a pair of slates, for release in the early days of 2014 with CES one obvious launch platform.
Carmack co-founded game developer id Software in 1990 and was lead programmer for groundbreaking titles like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake.
Samsung has announced it has begun volume production of 3D Vertical NAND flash memory chips with a view to its next-gen smartphones and tablets.
Though the Ouya sold out shortly after its debut, many Kickstarter backers of the console reported that they didn't receive their units in advance of retail availability, as promised.
Crossbar is billing its technology as a potential player in all sorts of other consumer electronics devices, as well as having applications in enterprise storage, cloud computing and wearable tech.
Global semiconductor sales for the second quarter rose six per cent compared with the first quarter of 2013, with sales in the month of June increasing a robust 2.1 per cent year-over-year.
Facebook has stripped down the full, interface-encompassing Home package to just one element, the Cover Feed utility that provides a mobile-friendly take on the site's News Feed.
If the leaked prices are accurate, it appears that Intel plans to price the newer parts at nearly the same prices or in some cases, even lower than what it's asking for their predecessors.
AMD's new dual-core, 1GHz GX-210JA accelerated processing unit uses a third less power than the previous low-power leader in the chip maker's G-Series SoC family.
HP, on the strength of winning some key government procurement bids for new laptops, will recapture its global PC market share in the third quarter of this year,according to DigiTimes.
China Mobile has an estimated 740 million subscribers, making it the largest carrier in the world, and is in possession of almost 65 per cent of China's mobile service customers.
The MT8135 SoC, targeted at high-end slates, includes a pair of ARM Cortex A15 central processor cores and two ultra-low power ARM Cortex A7 CPU cores.
The site's teardown artists gave the new Nexus 7 a repairability score of seven out of 10 - not a bad showing for the 7in slate running Android 4.3.
The "world's first triple-SIM technology for 3G Android smartphones" is aimed at emerging markets, where the popularity of multi-SIM devices is on the rise, MediaTek said.
Interestingly, $1.3 billion is the amount the rumour mill had Google spending on Waze alone, prior to the financial terms of the deal being revealed this week.
Now we know how the search giant managed to "squeeze so many cats into one small package," as iFixit put it in its freshly-released Chromecast teardown report.
Samsung said the 32GB and 64GB versions have random read and random write speeds of 7,000IOPS and deliver a sequential read rate of 250MB/s and a sequential write rate of 90MB/s.
The agreement between the companies "will focus on delivering throughput and efficient scalability for ARM-based multi-core systems."
Google revealed its second-generation Nexus 7 yesterday, and we had a chance to play with the device and form some first impressions.
According to new rumours, the new Nexus 7 will be launched in San Francisco later today, with a view to a late July release.
Speaking at Intel's Datacenter Day, the chip giant reminded the world that innovation in the datacentre remains a top priority for the company.