US navy deploys lasers
Published in News


Not on sharks 

The US navy has deployed its first operational laser weapon, only this time it is not attaching them to sharks.

Boffins claim AI can spot fake news
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Can even tell if it is a doctored video

While a third of US people wait for President Trump to tell them what news is fake, a team of boffins at the University of Washington has used artificial intelligence to work it out. 

Samsung's Bixby can understand Americans
Published in Mobiles


Bigger than the rest of the world and they hate health care

Samsung announced that the voice capabilities of its digital assistant are now rolling out to US Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, now that the AI can finally work out what Americans are saying.

Software outfits exaggerating AI claims
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Riding the hype cycle


Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner claim that software companies are exploiting the current artificial intelligence craze by exaggerating the role of AI in their products.

Microsoft moves US jobs to China
Published in News


Global outsourcing is continuing to Make America grate again

While the US right wing press has been claiming that Donald Trump is bringing jobs back to America, it is starting to look like this is all spin.

Qualcomm’s profits slip as Apple bites
Published in News


You get that when your customers don’t pay you


The Tame Apple Press is rubbing its paws with glee after Qualcomm announced a slip in its profits – after all it had dared to stand up to their favourite company and demand it pay money, something few other companies would do.

AMD RX Vega shows its performance in Budapest
Published in Graphics


Pitted against GTX 1080

AMD has started its Radeon on the Road tour with the event held in the Akvárium Klub in Budapest, Hungary, showing the Radeon RX Vega based system and comparing it to Geforce GTX 1080.

Apple rallies its dependant minions to take on Qualcomm
Published in Processors


Imagine what it would be like if you don’t do what you are told


One of the big advantages of having your partners dependant on you means that your enemies are their enemies.

Sexbots invade Twitter
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More than 90,000 strong botnet


Twitter’s security team has purged nearly 90,000 fake accounts after outside researchers discovered a massive botnet peddling links to fake “dating” and “romance” services.

UK industrial software is compromised
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Hackers have control of the code

British spooks have discovered that some industrial software companies in the UK are "likely to have been compromised" by hackers.