Schmidt demotes himself to technical advisor
Published in News
Friday, 22 December 2017 11:15

Schmidt demotes himself to technical advisor

 

Wants to spend more time with science and tech issues

The executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors, Eric Schmidt, has demoted himself from executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors and become a technical adviser.

Social media says Apple is racist
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 December 2017 11:00

Social media says Apple is racist


Face recognition really cannot handle Chinese

The Fruity cargo cult Apple’s iPhone X’s facial recognition systems has been dubbed racist after more Chinese people have said it can’t tell them apart.

Firefox is about to label non-HTTPS sites as insecure
Published in News


By default

Firefox browsers might soon indentify sites which do not run HTTPS as insecure.

Apple admits slowing down older phones
Published in News
Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:38

Apple admits slowing down older phones


You must upgrade


Fruity cargo cult Apple has admitted that it deliberately tinkers with older versions of its iPhones to force its users to upgrade.

Intel CEO wants to start taking risks
Published in Processors
Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:19

Intel CEO wants to start taking risks


Risky business will not end up with him dancing in his underware

Chipzilla supremo Brian Kzarnich has had enough of taking the safe approach and he is casting off the cardigan and bobble hat his mum insisted he wears and is going to take a few risks.

Nokia signs licensing deal with Huawei
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:10

Nokia signs licensing deal with Huawei


More cash 

The former maker of rubber boots, Nokia, has signed a multi-year smartphone patent license deal with China’s Huawei, completing its list of agreements with the world’s largest handset makers and sending its share price up.

Republicans want to extend internet snooping plan
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Worried about armed revolt

Having just spent a fortune giving big corporations and the very rich tax cuts while doing nothing for the poor and middle classes, the US Republicans want to maintain the iron grip that security forces have over the internet, just in case the rest of the country revolts by linking themselves to worldwide terrorist organisations.

Dear Apple after my glorious hacker team destroyed non-Apple machines, it appears that Apple security did not protect me from being found out.  P.S. The mac is broken again and I have to write using pen and ink.
Published in News
Thursday, 21 December 2017 09:09

Best Korea denies creating WannaCry


Capitalist hyenas are blaming us for everything

A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry has denied Pyongyang is linked to any cyber attacks, the North’s first response since the United States publicly blamed it for a massive worldwide cyber security breach.

Windows ARM chips might carve up the PC low end
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:13

Windows ARM chips might carve up the PC low end


Microsoft and Qualcomm might take a huge section of cheap PCs from Intel and AMD

Diviners at Digitimes Research have been consulting the livers of freshly slain bulls and reached the conclusion that Qualcomm and its new chum Microsoft might be set to carve off a big chunk of the low end PC market.

Chipzilla releases "Gemini Lake" Pentium and Celeron CPUs
Published in Processors


New and improved but still 14nm

Intel has released its new "Gemini Lake" Pentium and Celeron budget dual and quadcore systems on a chip.