Nvidia shows off Jetson supercomputer
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:39

Nvidia shows off Jetson supercomputer


An itsy bitsy teeny weeny mobile super brain


Nvidia has been showing off its Jetson TX2 mini supercomputer, which is a tiny PC that is designed for artificial intelligence (AI).

Lawyer admits smut scam
Published in News
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:35

Lawyer admits smut scam


Made him millions


A law school graduate told a court that he discovered a wizard wheeze to make a lot of cash fast which involved accusing people who used the internet of downloading illegal porn

Assange pulled another snow job on the press
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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:32

Assange pulled another snow job on the press


Comment
:  Tell us something we don't know 


Still on the run from Swedish authorities, President Putin’s favourite propaganda channel Julian Assange has released a trove of documents which show the CIA’s methods of hacking.

Android is about to become the world’s most-used OS
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Beating Windows


Beancounters at web analytics service StatCounter have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that Android is about to eclipse Windows as the world's most-used operating system.

Dell getting more excited about Linux desktops
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Apparently 2017 is the year of the Linux desktop

A decade after it first introduced its first pre-installed Linux computer, Dell claims it is more committed than ever to offering Linux-powered machines to users.

Robot lawyer helps refugees
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:41

Robot lawyer helps refugees


DoNotPay has become the Internet’s Robin Hood


A chat bot that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.

Volta expected to outperform AMD's Radeon RX Vega
Published in Graphics


But will it be too late?

Rumours are starting to come in that Nvidia’s coming Volta will give AMD's Radeon RX Vega a good kicking thanks to Taiwan Semiconductor’s 12 nm fabrication process over Vega's 14 nm.

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:06

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel


Much Intel inside 

China-based mobile chip vendor Spreadtrum has announced a new chip dubbed the SC9861G-IA, targeted at the "global mid-level and premium smartphone market".

Spammers reveal their entire operation
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:51

Spammers reveal their entire operation


Thanks to poor security


A top spammer has accidently revealed its entire operation thanks to poor security.

IBM speeds up quantum time table
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:34

IBM speeds up quantum time table


Down to a few years away.

Biggish Blue has said that it will build and sell commercial 50-qubit universal quantum computers, dubbed IBM Q, "in the next few years."