Nvidia joins Volvo-based self-driving car consortium
Published in Graphics

Level Four self-driving by self-driving by 2021

Autoliv and Volvo Car Corporation, with Zenuity, a newly-formed automotive software development joint venture equally owned by Autoliv and Volvo, will work together with Nvidia to develop next generation self-driving car technologies.

EU court will not rule on Intel antitrust case until next year
Published in Processors

Gives it time to save up a bit

Europe's top court is unlikely to rule on Intel’s appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro EU antitrust fine until next year

US government wants control of EU data
Published in News
Monday, 26 June 2017 12:36

US government wants control of EU data

US companies must hand over EU data to our spooks

The US government has become so arrogant that it thinks it can order other countries to hand over data to its spooks and has asked the highest court in the land to back it.

Hunter S. Thompson’s Apple history
Published in News
Monday, 26 June 2017 12:21

Hunter S. Thompson’s Apple history

1990s advert had a cool back-story

In the 1990s, before Apple adverts were twee, the outfit attempted to get some street cred by hiring rouge hack Hunter S. Thompson for one of its commercials.

Torvalds grrs at grsecurity
Published in News
Monday, 26 June 2017 12:09

Torvalds grrs at grsecurity

It doesn’t care if it breaks anything

Open sauce’s Mr Sweary, Linus Torvalds, has waded into security outfit grsecurity.

Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading
Published in News

Dark side of the hyperthreading loom 

While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, Debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest creations.

Italy mulls iPhone ban
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 26 June 2017 09:36

Italy mulls iPhone ban

Persecuting the Apple cult in the traditional Roman way

The country which gave the world pizza, pasta and European civilisation is mulling over saving the nation from the fruity cargo cult by banning the iPhone.

Toshiba names preferred bidder for memory business
Published in News

Japanese consortium with deep pockets might win

Toshiba has named a consortium made up of the Innovation Network of Japan, Bain Capital and Development Bank of Japan, as the preferred bidders for its memory business.

Wikileaks fights to suppress documentary
Published in News

It has to be positive or we will not allow it

The so-called open government, whistleblowing site Wikileaks, is doing its level best to censor a documentary on the outfit because it fails to praise the outfit to the skies and put a positive spin on its leader Julian Assange.

There's life in the wearables market yet
Published in Wearables

IDC insists that the market is growing and changing

Beancounters at IDC think that despite no one is actually making money from wearables, there is some life in the market.