Swiss Army wants fatter soldiers
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:35

Swiss Army wants fatter soldiers


So it can recruit hackers


The Swiss Army, which is famous for its knives and protecting the Pope with pikes, wants to relax its recruiting rules to allow for the unfit and over-nourished to join their ranks.

Android pattern security isn't secure
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:12

Android pattern security isn't secure


Can be cracked in five goes


The Pattern Lock system which is used to provide security on millions of Android phones is a doddle to crack.

Apple Airbuds suffer from Bluetooth borkage
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:59

Apple Airbuds suffer from Bluetooth borkage


You get what you pay for

The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple is finding that its much delayed, expensive wireless headphones shipped with a fault.

Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
Published in Processors


Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over

Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.

Microsoft plans more job cuts
Published in News
Monday, 23 January 2017 14:13

Microsoft plans more job cuts


Will be announced next week

The software king of the world is rumoured to be announcing 700 more job cuts next week when Microsoft announces its quarterly earnings.

Tesla autopilot was 40 percent safer
Published in News
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:02

Tesla autopilot was 40 percent safer


Surprise result from the death inquiry


A watchdog investigation into the death of a Tesla car driver when he was running the car on auto-pilot had some unexpected good news for the car market.

Barra quits  Xiaomi
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 23 January 2017 12:47

Barra quits Xiaomi


Health concerns and a new role 

The bloke who pushed Xiaomi into global expansion has left the company because of health concerns and a new role.

Note 7 not our fault claims Samsung
Published in News
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:31

Note 7 not our fault claims Samsung


Acting oddly over flaming phones

Samsung Electronics is denying that that its design had anything to do with the incredible Note 7 and is putting the blame squarely on its two battery suppliers.

Apple sues Qualcomm for being too expensive
Published in News
Saturday, 21 January 2017 18:39

Apple sues Qualcomm for being too expensive


Pot calls kettle black

The fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple believes that it can make a more than a billion dollars for suing Qualcomm for charging too much on its patents.

ITC investigates huge patent complaint
Published in News
Friday, 20 January 2017 14:21

ITC investigates huge patent complaint


Lenovo, MediaTek, Motorola and AMD all involved.

The US International Trade Commission began a patent infringement probe after ZiiLabs claimed that 17 firms were importing products to the United States in violation of its patents on graphics processors and DDR memory controllers.