Microsoft buys new wand
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 13:57

Microsoft buys new wand


You Know Who wants a spell to make robots talk

Software (You-Know-Who) has just splashed out and bought Wand Labs which makes bots which can talk to muggles.

Apple copied Chinese design for iPhone 6
Published in Mobiles


Court ruling means it could face a ban

Apple’s Chinese troubles deepened after a court decided that it had stolen the design for the iPhone 6 from a local smartphone maker.

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 12:33

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut


You get so much for less these days


OnePlus has been flogging phones packed to the gunnels with software and lots of add-ons for a reasonable price, but one user has complained that his OnePlus 3 also arrived with pre-installed p*rn.

Prices come down on Nvidia GPUs
Published in Graphics
Friday, 17 June 2016 12:12

Prices come down on Nvidia GPUs


Clearing the inventory for Pascal

Nvidia has dropped the price of its previous generation GTX 900-series cards to clear out any inventory and to make room fo the new  Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards.

Microsoft stuffs up update
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 11:25

Microsoft stuffs up update


MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch breaks group policy settings

Software giant Microsoft has admitted that its MS16-072/KB 3163622 patch will cause headaches for system administrators.

LG builds a mosquito fighting telly
Published in News
Friday, 17 June 2016 10:46

LG builds a mosquito fighting telly


Borrowing from Bill Gates

The Indian arm of LG Electronics has taken a leaf from Bill Gate's book and declared war on the mosquito by developing a telly which kills them while you watch.

Why Apple deal is not so important to Qualcomm
Published in Processors


Apples are not the only fruit

The Tame Apple Press has been running down Qualcomm since its favourite company announced it was buying chips from Intel, but there are good reasons why the American chipmaker should not care that much.

Google nicked our looney idea
Published in News
Thursday, 16 June 2016 13:17

Google nicked our looney idea


Balloon wi-fi patented in 1999

Space Data Corporation is claiming that Google pinched its idea for a balloon based wi-fi project to distribute the internet.

The written word has been out-evolved
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:44

The written word has been out-evolved


Video kills the writing star

The dafter elements of the social notworking outfit Facebook seem to think that the written word has had its day and we will be using video messaging instead.

Beware Intel’s secret CPU inside
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:25

Beware Intel’s secret CPU inside


It takes over your PC

New Intel x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine and according a security expert it exposes all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.