ARM gives cores to AI
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:11

ARM gives cores to AI


DynamIQ is next evolution


British chip designer ARM is announcing the next evolution of its ARM chip design which it calls DynamIQ which gives AI and ML control of the chip’s cores.

Qualcomm brings 4G to feature phones
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:00

Qualcomm brings 4G to feature phones


Spicing up the lower end


In a bid to improve its bottom line, Qualcomm has developed 4G modems for lower end smartphones and feature phones.

Apple fanboy dies in the bath
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 20 March 2017 13:48

Apple fanboy dies in the bath


Darwin award winner a member of a key Apple demographic

A British Apple fanboy is up for a Darwin award for exiting the gene pool trying to charge his iPhone while he was in the bath

AMD rumours abound over the weekend
Published in Motherboards
Monday, 20 March 2017 13:29

AMD rumours abound over the weekend


Must be something in the water


The weekend saw a sudden stirring in the rumour mill centred on AMD working on Zen-based high end desktops processors and motherboards.

Google reveals more web-friendly compression
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Slow to compress quicker to open

Google Research come up with a better way of encoding JPEG images which can cut a third off JPEG image file-sizes with equal (or improved) appearance.

Wikileaks insists tech companies obey Assange
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Or risk being hacked

Any hope of a partnership between Wikileaks, Google, Microsoft, and Apple to fix holes that the CIA has found in their products has hit a roadblock because Julian Assange is insisting that the big three do everything the way he says.

RedMonk blesses JavaScript as the world’s most popular language
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Followed by Java and Python


Beancounters at RedMonk have taken time out from their busy prayer wheels to create a list of the world’s most popular programming languages.

US Army ready to deploy lasers
Published in News
Monday, 20 March 2017 11:38

US Army ready to deploy lasers


Shark free operation


Lockheed Martin has said that its first 60kW-class "beam combined" fibre laser is now shipping for use by the US army.

Apple betrays New Zealand Green Party leader
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Comment: Apple pays zero tax, but the Green co-leader still praises it.


Green party Apple fanboys down under should be facing a huge crisis in their faith after discovering that their favourite tech company pays zero tax.

Apple not going bananas
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 17 March 2017 12:28

Apple not going bananas


Iphone 8 will not have a super-curved screen after all


One of the most radical parts of the major iPhone 8 redesign has been scrapped.