iPhone's emergency glitch still not fixed
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:08

iPhone's emergency glitch still not fixed


911 glitch was the tip of the ice-burg

Last year the iPhone suffered from a security glitch that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention.

Nintendo tries to bury dead pixels scandal
Published in Games


Death comes to everyone


Nintendo has been doing its best to see off stories that its new Switch portable console is blighted with dead pixels.

Google is a key spreader of Fake News
Published in News
Monday, 06 March 2017 13:38

Google is a key spreader of Fake News


Circulate through its featured snippets in search function


Google is spreading fake news through its “featured snippets in search” functionality.

Boffins turn all stolen phones into a Samsung Note 7
Published in Mobiles


Still better than an iPhone


Researchers have developed new technology that can prevent stolen phones turning  into a smouldering blob of plastic, or the case of an iPhone a beautiful looking, reassuringly expensive smouldering blob of plastic.

Nintendo Switch can’t save back-ups
Published in Games
Monday, 06 March 2017 12:13

Nintendo Switch can’t save back-ups


All your saved games could be lost to history


The new Nintendo Switch will not allow you to backup the save files for Nintendo Switch games.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
Published in News


Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.

Chinese Internet of things gear has a backdoor
Published in News


Allows chinese data hungry spooks


A Chinese tech firm which specialises in VoIP products has been shipping products with a backdoor which could mean that data hungry spooks can control your light switches.

Nintendo has a “surprise” shortage of Switches
Published in Games


Well we were not surprised 

We had a theory that Nintendo would manage to stuff up the launch of its Switch console.

Notebook sales only dropped 1.2 percent in the last quarter
Published in News


Not as bad as expected


Beancounters at Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoesize and reacted the conclusion that worldwide notebook shipments (not including 2-in-1 devices) dropped only 1.2 percent.

AMD says that developers need to get a better handle on Ryzen
Published in Processors


Performance differences  are more of a software issue


As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.