AMD nobbles its own GPU cards
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:29

AMD nobbles its own GPU cards


Budget chips just got worse and AMD hopes no one noticed

AMD is rather good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and just as its offerings start to look good it is expected that it is going to do something wrong to stuff it all up.

Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:40

Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition


Pay for your goods with your face

Intel and Foxconn have demonstrated how facial recognition capabilities possible in 5G technology can be used to make payments.

AI might falter due to human shortage
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:29

AI might falter due to human shortage


Market demand for millions

A new report from Chinese tech giant Tencent said that there are only 300,000 “AI researchers and practitioners” worldwide, but the “market demand” is for millions of roles.

Home cable continues to die
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:15

Home cable continues to die


40 percent of US people will cut the cable by 2030

By 2030, as many as 40 percent of Americans will have cut the cord to their cable companies and telephones according to predictions in a new report by market outfit TDG Research.

US does not need court order for backdoors
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:00

US does not need court order for backdoors


Our spies can do what they like

The increasingly autocratic oligarchic junta running the United States has decided it does not need any court order to insist that software companies give its spooks backdoor access to their products.

Google Go might make cheap phones better
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:53

Google Go might make cheap phones better


Android might get better on cheaper phones

Google is working on a way of making cheaper Android Phones run better with a cut down version of Android called Go.

5G likely to be C-band
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:26

5G likely to be C-band


ABI research thinks 5G is all at C

According to new findings from ABI Research, while the use of mmWave is one of the most distinguishing features of 5G, in the near term the C-Band is emerging with the most global consensus for the timely launch of commercial 5G network in 2019.

Apple and Google’s Chinese climbdown
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:08

Apple and Google’s Chinese climbdown


Supporting the Great FireWall

In Big Brother, before a dissident was executed, they were expected to publicly renounce their own crimes and praise the government. In China Apple and Google have been doing just that.

Ireland starts collecting back tax from Apple
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:47

Ireland starts collecting back tax from Apple


Sort of

The Fruity Cargo Cult is starting to pay back tax in Ireland, despite the fact it has denied doing anything illegal.

Apple’s comedy programming strikes again
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 11:30

Apple’s comedy programming strikes again


Novice security flaw patch destroyed by update

Apple’s comedy programming team has struck again and released a software update which undoes an emergency security patch which undid a security flaw which was so basic a toddler on crack would not have written it.