China backs the Imperialist publishers
Published in News
Thursday, 21 July 2016 11:45

China backs the Imperialist publishers


Bans ad-blocker plus

The Chinese authorities, which are not famous for Kowtowing to big business appear to have surrendered to the demands of the western publishers and blocked Ad-block plus.

Blackberry "disturbed" by Apple's encrypt everything policy
Published in Mobiles

It's not a family affair

Blackberry boss John Chen has said he is "disturbed" by Apple's tough approach to encryption and user privacy, warning that the firm's attitude is harmful to society.

Saudi Arabia pronounces a fatwah on Pokemon
Published in News


Dark satanic acts by global masonry apparently

Saudi Arabian clerics have renewed a 15-year-old ban on Pokemon as the “satanic game” starts to possess the rest of the world.

Sign of the times as movie theatre installs Samsung’s Gear VR
Published in Wearables


Virtual Reality cinema is here

Samsung’s Gear VR headset has been installed in a what is believed to be the first Virtual Reality popup cinema.

Microsoft to improve its networking
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:52

Microsoft to improve its networking


Will put BitTorrent tech to work

Software King of the World Microsoft is about to tweak the TCP stack on its Windows 10 Anniversary update and Windows Server 2016 including some torrenting technology.

ARM deal was all about the internet of things
Published in Processors


But the rest of SoftBank’s logic is bizzare

Japan’s SoftBank surprise buy out of British chip designer ARM was all about getting its foot in the door into the internet of things.

Blackberry punished for winning security software contracts
Published in Mobiles


Damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t

Troubled smartphone maker, Blackberry had some good news today, but it is fair to say its shareholders reacted rather badly.

SAP software makes loads of money
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:21

SAP software makes loads of money


High-margin and classy packaging

The maker of expensive esoteric business software, which no one really understands, is continuing to make loads of money.

Microsoft making a bomb on the cloud
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:13

Microsoft making a bomb on the cloud


Office 360 doing well too

Microsoft has done better than the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted, thanks mostly to making rather a lot of dosh on the back of its commercial cloud business.

Knight’s Landing beating Nvidia
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:30

Knight’s Landing beating Nvidia


Only a flesh wound

Bad news for Nvidia as supercomputer maker Cray said that that Intel’s Knights Landing giving Nvidia a run for its money.