French outift installs back-doors in 12 million PCs
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Cisco outs Tuto4PC

Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group has found a nasty piece of French software that has quietly installed backdoors on 12 million computers around the world so its owners can spam the chaîne d'oignons out of users.

Tablet sales dead
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:13

Tablet sales dead


The death of the "game changer"

There more evidence that tablets were never the game-changer that Steve Jobs tried to peddle them as, and were just the keyboardless netbooks we said they were. 

HP launches cool new Chromebook
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 29 April 2016 10:05

HP launches cool new Chromebook


Better specs for just $499

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has just launched a new Chromebook with some pretty good specs and a starting price of $499.

Microsoft earned $22.1 billion in third quarter
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Azure doing well

Microsoft reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2016, including revenue of $22.1 billion. This means that in Q3 2015, Microsoft saw $21.73 billion in revenue and earnings – slightly better than Wall Street expected.

Icahn  dumps Apple
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Friday, 29 April 2016 09:22

Icahn dumps Apple


China could really mess the company up

Billionaire activist investor and Apple cheerleader Carl Icahn has dumped his entire stake in Apple because he thinks the writing is on the wall for the tech company.

Xiaomi  thinks it can double IoT sales
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:27

Xiaomi thinks it can double IoT sales


Diversify out of smartphones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi wants to double sales of smart home technology devices like rice cookers and air purifiers this year as part of a cunning plan to  diversify away from smartphones.

Samsung heading for more profits
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:30

Samsung heading for more profits

Samsung hinted that there was a pickup in second-quarter profits after reporting a 12 percent earnings gain in January-March on the back of "robust" sales of its Galaxy S7 smartphones.

Wikipedia has become 20th century bureaucracy
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Rule by an elite few

Wikipedia has degenerated into a 20th century corporate bureaucracy run by an elite few and lost site of its early egalitarian ideals, according to a new report.

Piracy up over Netflix antics
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:25

Piracy up over Netflix antics


Make it too difficult and people will opt for piracy

Movie piracy has been on the decline for a while as legitimate content at a reasonable price became available. However that has turned around again as Netflix attempted to bring in a regional control system which makes it difficult for users to get the content they want.

Chinese to deploy Daleks as police
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:07

Chinese to deploy Daleks as police


What could possibly go wrong?

The Chinese National Defense University has been showing off its first police robot which looks a lot like one of Dr Who’s Daleks with its plunger taken away.