Microsoft working on a Quantum PC which may not work
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A bit like Vista only using cats

Software king of the world, Microsoft is building a quantum computer which, in addition to potentially dead and alive cats, features parts which physicists are not sure actually exist.

Nvidia jumps on the Rambus
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Will use Differential Power Analysis technology

Rambus has announced that Nvidia has licensed its Differential Power Analysis (DPA) countermeasures to protect its visual computing products against side-channel attacks.

Nvidia releases hotfix after breaking Windows 10
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Beware version 375.57

The GPU maker with the same name as a Roman vengeance demon, Nvidia, has rushed out a hotfix after an earlier driver update broke Windows 10.

PC memory shortage predicted
Published in Memory

Next month

There could be a memory shortage for PC vendors brewing, after aggressive short-term orders coming in from smartphone vendors.

Samsung will not rush out Galaxy 8
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Therein lies the path to more recall madness

Samsung is not going to rush out its Galaxy 8 to fill the void left by the Note7 recall.

No-one wants a Sony or Apple smartwatch
Published in Wearables

IDC confirms what we have been saying for years

The Tame Apple Press’s efforts at plugging the iWatch for a couple of years have been next to near useless. According to the latest figures no one really wants one.

Homeland security looks at Internet of Things
Published in Wearables

The lightbulbs are revolting

The Obama administration has ordered Homeland Security to come up with a cunning plan to make the Internet of Things devices more secure after a huge DoS attack on major websites.

Intel delays 3DXPoint memory modules
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Slower release than expected

Chipzilla appears to have put the brakes on its 3DXPoint memory modules despite talking up the technology for a while.

AMD lops off $10 as Nvidia spoiler
Published in Graphics

Because a single Hamilton makes all the difference

AMD has lopped $10 off the price of most of its cards in an attempt to spoil the release of Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.

Global IT spending on the rise
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$3.5 trillion in 2017

Beancounters at the Gartner Group have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide IT spending will reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 percent from 2016