Amazon and Microsoft build super digital assistant
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Alexa gets her Cortina

Amazon and Microsoft are partnering to integrate their Alexa and Cortana digital assistants.

Apple complains that 4K is overpriced
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Thursday, 31 August 2017 12:17

Apple complains that 4K is overpriced


Pot calls kettle black


The maker of over priced electronic gear, Apple is having an ironic moan about the price of 4K.

AMD pays $30 million to make Llano lawsuit go away
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Ends battle with shareholders 

AMD has agreed to write a $29.5 million cheque to end a legal battle with its shareholders.

Cook dumps Apple shares
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Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:32

Cook dumps Apple shares


Must know something Wall Street doesn’t want to acknowledge 

Wall Street has been so hyped by the Tame Apple Press it is expecting the new iPhone to sell trillions and the company’s share price to go through the roof. However, the fruity cargo cult’s CEO seems to think otherwise.

New Ryzen runs well under Linux
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:16

New Ryzen runs well under Linux


Performance marginality problem fixed

After AMD confirmed the "performance marginality problem" for Ryzen Linux users, RMAs have been being issued and replacement Ryzen processors arriving for those affected. Now Phoronix has been able to confirm that the new Ryzen CPUs are now stable.

Google surrenders to EU
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:03

Google surrenders to EU


Will make changes to avoid even bigger fine

Google has agreed to make changes to its search operations in a bid to avoid a huge EU fine.

Intel Management Engine turned over, thanks to NSA
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Researchers hack Intel's back door 


A team of insecurity experts from Positive Technologies has found a way to disable the Intel Management Engine (ME) thanks to the NSA.

Apple set to clean Google's AR clock apparently
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AR meets reality distortion field  

It is a silly season for news and it seems that the Tame Apple Press is coming out with some daft pro-Apple stories to fill up the slack. Reuters has run a yarn claiming that Apple is going to take the AR market from Google. 

Onliner spambot is huge
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:01

Onliner spambot is huge


Has control of 711 million email accounts

A Paris-based security researcher, who goes by the pseudonymous handle Benkow, has discovered an open and accessible web server hosted in the Netherlands, which stores dozens of text files containing a huge batch of email addresses, passwords, and email servers used to send spam.

Tame Apple Press sees a rat in Qualcomm exit
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 06:00

Tame Apple Press sees a rat in Qualcomm exit


Derek Aberle leaves and apparently there is a conspiracy theory

The Tame Apple Press has gotten itself all moist over the exit of President of Qualcomm’s licensing division, Derek Aberle.