Smart TV’s vulnerable to wireless hack
Published in News
Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:00

Smart TV’s vulnerable to wireless hack


Spyware uses rogue DVB-T


A security hole in smart TVs which allows a hacker to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting -- Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV has worried a Swiss cyber security expert.

Nearly a fifth of Chinese smartphones are fake
Published in Mobiles


And a quarter of video game consoles


If you are fond of buying cheap smartphones and games consoles from China then you should be aware that a big chunk of them are fake.

Online security is getting worse
Published in News
Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:48

Online security is getting worse


IBM warning


Biggish Blue has issued a warning about the poor state of online security and claimed that things are getting worse.

AMD expects Vega to give Nvidia a good kicking in the notebooks
Published in Notebooks


Smaller footprints


In a move which will get the Nvidia fanboys jolly cross, AMD has said that its new Vega line-up will actually compete with their favourite chip maker in the notebook market.

Bye-bye movie screen
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:14

Bye-bye movie screen


Samsung has come up with a 34-foot 4K LED screen


Samsung has released a new 34 foot Cinema Screen which can deliver 4K images.

Intel releases new Kaby Lake Xeons
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:10

Intel releases new Kaby Lake Xeons


E3-1200 v6 product family


Chipzilla has announced the availability of the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family, which includes eight new versions that Intel claims provide key improvements in processor speed, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security and reliability features with support for the latest Intel graphics.

Compal to ship 40 million PCs this year
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:06

Compal to ship 40 million PCs this year


Ten per cent growth


It seems that there is some recovery in the PC market, according to manufacturer Compal.

ZTE is off the US trade blacklist
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:03

ZTE is off the US trade blacklist


Breathes a sigh of relief


ZTE is off the US. Department of Commerce’s naughty list and and will be able to buy and sell in the land of the fee.

Never mind the Mexicans - Trump should fear the Robots
Published in News


Economics experts warn


While the US government is making hay blaming foreigners for coming to the US and stealing jobs, it should be more worried about robots.

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:59

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer


Still can’t play counterstrike


A team of boffins has come up with a way of genetically engineering the DNA of mammalian cells to carry out complex computations and create biocomputers.