Broadcom prepares for board room battle for Qualcomm
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Hostile bid begins

Chipmaker Broadcom will take its first formal step on Monday toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm and will unveiling nominees who Qualcomm shareholders can vote on to replace the US semiconductor company’s board of directors.

Apple’s Intel iPhone X much slower than Qualcomm models
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Users pay for Apple’s spat

Apple users are having to pay in terms of performance if they are stuck with an iPhone X with an Intel modem.

Epic in hot water for suing a 14 year old
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Monday, 04 December 2017 10:50

Epic in hot water for suing a 14 year old


Named him too

Gaming outfit Epic is trying to sue a 14 year old boy for cheating in its games and while the outfit is right to be hard on cheats, it might have bitten off more than it can chew in this case.

French stop surrendering to Apple
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Monday, 04 December 2017 10:38

French stop surrendering to Apple


Peasants fed up with being told to eat gateau

It seems that French peasants are revolting at the way that the fruity cargo cult - Apple - is being allowed to avoid paying tax while they are being told to eat cake.

Now Dell joins in Intel's ME purge
Published in Processors
Monday, 04 December 2017 10:15

Now Dell joins in Intel's ME purge


It is not just open sourcers who hate Intel's chip

One of Intel's key high-profile suppliers, Dell-EMC, is to purge the Intel Management Engine from its machines.

Google’s AI builds better AI
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Monday, 04 December 2017 10:11

Google’s AI builds better AI


We don’t need no humans


In a sign that eventually machines will outclass humanity, Google’s AI has managed to create an AI that is better than anything a human designed.

Watchdog warns Brits about using Kaspersky
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Monday, 04 December 2017 09:58

Watchdog warns Brits about using Kaspersky


Great product wrecked by Russian links

Arguably one of the best antivirus products has been effectively hamstrung in the US because it is claimed it has close ties to Russian spooks.  Now Britain’s cybersecurity agency has warned government departments not to use Kaspersky Lab products amid concerns about Russian snooping.

Aussie loses job for putting his PDA in a Twisties packet
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Labour Court decides he knew what he was doing

A 60 year old electrician from Perth was rather cross when his firm handed out PDAs.

GM lays out driverless car plans
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Friday, 01 December 2017 11:26

GM lays out driverless car plans


Robot taxis by 2019

General Motors laid out its vision for self-driving vehicles and told investors it planned a commercial launch of fleets of fully autonomous robo-taxis in multiple dense urban environments in 2019.

Qualcomm finds more patents Apple "borrowed"
Published in Processors
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:19

Qualcomm finds more patents Apple "borrowed"


Borrowed genius

Apple's legal spat with Qualcomm just got even messier as the chipmaker found even more patents which it thinks that Apple is using without permission.