Data miners undermined
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Biting the bit bullet

Bitcoin has become so slow and costly that even buying a packet of cigarette takes days to process with a $5 fee making it an unwieldy and expensive solution.

Want a phone that costs $23?
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Cheap as chips

The Indian Reliance Jio Infocomm company will soon launch a data enabled phone for $23. And plans that the firm is introducing on the 15th of August will also be a snip at 153 rupees ($2.38) a month.

Industry giants back Apple in Qualcomm case
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Trust me, we’re industry giants

A group that represents industry giants has sided with Apple fighting a legal case Qualcomm has made has sent the US International Trade Commission (ITC) comments that take the side of the fruity cargo cult.

Snapdragon 836 to debut with Pixel 2
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About 10 percent faster

A few chaps are implying that Note 8 might be the first phone to have an updated and faster Snapdragon 836, but we learned that Pixel 2 is more likely the one. 

US navy deploys lasers
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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
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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
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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
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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.