New US cyber-guru runs ancient 'easily hackable website'
Published in News


Giuliani is clearly the right bloke for the job


New US cyber-tsar Rudy Giuliani runs a website with a content management system which is so out of date it runs on coal and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and easy as Sunday morning to hack.

Exploding iPhone 6 might have downed a plane
Published in Mobiles


Apple tops Samsung again


French authorities investigating the EgyptAir crash that killed 66 people have focused their attention on the Apple fanboy co-pilot and his iPad and iPhone 6S.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will keep the headphone jack
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Not copying Apple this time


Samsung appears to have decided that it is not going to copy one aspect of the iPhone 7 on its new Galaxy S8. It seems that the cordless headphone idea is too silly and unpopular.

Hamas hacked Israel soldiers by pretending to be girls
Published in News


Like the beard, gives me something to hang onto


The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online.

Less PCs means less openness
Published in Notebooks


Consequences of the "death of the PC"

While there are many who want to see the end of the PC, its replacements are killing off some of the nicer aspects of that revolution, its openness and ability to program.

US Court re-opens Samsung versus Apple
Published in Mobiles


Rounded rectangle damages to be rethunk


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the rounded rectangle of the iPhone nearly six years ago.

Xiaomi admits that it grew a little too quickly
Published in Mobiles


Should have eaten less of the mushroom


Xiaomi’s founder has admited that he "pushed ahead too fast" and the company needs to slow down to ensure sustainable growth for a long-term future.

Lenovo P2 has a three-day charge
Published in Mobiles


5,100mAh battery and fast charging


The people at Lenovo have hit upon an interesting gimmick for their P2 phone – they are flogging it with a three-day battery life.

Microsoft drops licencing fees for Windows 10
Published in Notebooks


Cheaper than 2016


Microsoft has reduced the cost of Windows 10 licences for models to be launched in the middle of the year. 

TSMC confirms ten percent fall in sales
Published in Processors


2017 of to a slow start


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is predicting that its revenues will fall up to 10 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2017 and that the rest of the year will not be much chop either. TSMC said it will post revenues about $7.5 billion in the first quarter of 2017 which is down 8.8-10 percent from the prior quarter.