Gates apologises for crtl-alt-delete
Published in News
Thursday, 21 September 2017 11:15

Gates apologises for crtl-alt-delete


It should have been a single key operation


At the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein asked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to account for one of the most baffling questions of the digital era: Why does it take three fingers to lock or log in to a PC?

China upgrades its supercomputers
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:47

China upgrades its supercomputers


ARMs up its Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid 

The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has, boosted the Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid that was deployed in 2010 with some nice new ARM processors and possibly some Matrix2000 DSP accelerators.

Apple admits its new Watch 3 is borked
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:40

Apple admits its new Watch 3 is borked


Wants you to pay for it any way

Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has admitted that its new Apple 3 watch is borked but it is going to sell it to Apple fanboys at the end of the week anyway.

Amazon about to release a set of glasses
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:44

Amazon about to release a set of glasses


Alexa on board

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that Amazon is about to release a set of smart glasses.

Toshiba names Bain as buyer
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:35

Toshiba names Bain as buyer

 
18.9 billion price tag

Toshiba’s board has finally flogged its Nand flash memory chip unit to an international consortium led by the US private equity group Bain Capital in a $18.9 billion deal designed to rescue the Japanese conglomerate from delisting.

WikiLeaks reveals Russian spying operations
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:23

WikiLeaks reveals Russian spying operations

 
Putin running a similar operation to the US 

WikiLeaks, which has lately appeared to be the mouthpiece for Russian intelligence, has suddenly turned on its Kremlin masters.

Huawei gets all cloudy
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:59

Huawei gets all cloudy


Announces its latest plans

Smartphone maker Huawei appears to be getting all enthusiastic about the Cloud market.

AI will be worth $516.2 billion by 2027
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:50

AI will be worth $516.2 billion by 2027


 Future Market Insights has looked into its crystal balls

The divination department of Future Market Insights predicts that the AI market will be worth $ 516.2 billion by 2027.

Image: Backblaze (www.Backblaze.com)
Published in Network


With 32 hot-swap NVMe SSDs

Super Micro has announced the availability of a new all-flash NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1U JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash) and 1U SuperServer with support for 32 hot-swap NVMe SSDs.

Worldwide PC monitor sales decline
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:56

Worldwide PC monitor sales decline


Down 6.4 per cent over last year

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide PC monitor shipments totalled 28.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017.