Cut ties with Kaspersky, FBI warns companies
Published in News


An 'unacceptable threat'

The Untouchables are briefing private sector companies on intelligence claiming to show that the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is an unacceptable threat to national security.

Ban killer robots
Published in News
Monday, 21 August 2017 11:17

Ban killer robots


Musk never sleeps

Tesla boss Elon Musk is among a group of 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies which is calling on the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons.

Intel spills the beans on Atom C3000
Published in Processors
Friday, 18 August 2017 13:16

Intel spills the beans on Atom C3000


Network not Netbook chips


Chipzilla has released a few details on its Atom C3000, and unlike previous flavours of Atom these are being tipped for the network rather than home use.

Lenovo posts surprise loss
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:56

Lenovo posts surprise loss


Higher costs and parts shortages 

Thinkpad maker Lenovo warned of higher costs and margin pressure due to shortages of components like memory chips, as it posted its first quarterly loss in almost two years.

Galaxy Note 4 recalled over batteries
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 18 August 2017 06:00

Galaxy Note 4 recalled over batteries

 
Apple Press calls for a public holiday

The Tame Apple Press is making much hay over the fact that 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 are being recalled for risk of overheating that could lead to burns or fires.

Hackers penetrate Apple's inner sanctum
Published in News
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:23

Hackers penetrate Apple's inner sanctum


Security coprocessor has been hacked


A hacker by name of "Xerub" has made a mockery of Appleā€™s Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware.

VR needs to show its B2B teeth
Published in Wearables
Friday, 18 August 2017 06:00

VR needs to show its B2B teeth


B2B companies are already looking into it

While Virtual Reality is being marketed for consumer-driven gaming, a recent B2B technology survey of 455 US-based companies across nine vertical markets shows that is probably not where it is going to find its niche.

Wikileaks is now pro-Russian
Published in News
Friday, 18 August 2017 11:38

Wikileaks is now pro-Russian

 

Assange hides leaks which embarrass the Kremlin 

The image of Wikileaks being a non-partisan outlet for whistle-blowers has been called into question after it has revealed that Julian Assange was turning down caches of documents embarrassing to the Russian government.

Swedish Ericsson plans to lay off 25,000
Published in Network
Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:06

Swedish Ericsson plans to lay off 25,000


Needs to improve its margins as figures borked 

Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson may lay off around 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings programme.

Tech firms moving against alt-right
Published in News
Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:54

Tech firms moving against alt-right


Comment: Sea change as liberal tech companies realise they created a monster

There appears to be a change of heart in the liberal technology companies. Once insisting that socially retarded, Neanderthal types should beallowed to speak their misogynistic race hate mantras online as free speech, tech companies are cracking down.