Big Blue back on track
Published in News
18 October 2017

Big Blue back on track

Sales growth after nearly six years

The ever shrinking Big Blue’s moves to cloud and security services helped it beat analysts’ quarterly revenue estimates, and the technology major hinted at sales growth after nearly six years of declines.

Foxconn improves iPhone X yields
Published in Mobiles

Almost getting it to work

The problems that Foxconn is having with the iPhone X which have caused delays are starting to improve and apparently there are some starting to ship.

Apple fanboys spurn iPhone 8
Published in Mobiles

The iPhone 7 is just as good

The fruity cargo cult Apple is facing its first serious religious schism as fanboys reject the religion’s central premise that you must upgrade your expensive phone every year.

Essential sued by Keyssa
Published in Mobiles

Trade secrets were stolen

Keyssa, a wireless technology company backed by iPod creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell has filed a lawsuit against Essential claiming that the outfit nicked trade secrets and breached their nondisclosure agreement.

Microsoft focuses on speed in the new Xbox One update
Published in Games

All about simplicity

Microsoft has released the next big "Fall" update for the Xbox One with speed improvements and chances to make the home page simpler.

Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $439.7 million
Published in News

Nicked four patents then hacked off the judge

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been ordered to pay $439.7 million for nicking the tech in four patents in FaceTime and other iOS apps.

Wi-Fi security protocol borked
Published in News

Easy to hack

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wi-fi connections is borked and wireless internet traffic is a doddle to attack

ISIS wife had laptop packed with porn
Published in News

Say what you like about IS, they are open minded about porn

The question of how many members of the Islamic State Death cult follow Islamic moral codes has been thrown into question by the discovery of a laptop by one of the IS wives packed with porn.

Stick your hard drive in the microwave
Published in News

Western Digital’s cunning plan to squeeze more from old tech

Western Digital’s boffins have come up with microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) which can use the company’s existing production chain to cram a lot more storage onto a standard 3.5-inch disk.

Russians used YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go to get Trump elected
Published in News

Full on disinformation effort

Russian linked accounts were churning out Pro-Trump propaganda during the election using diverse means such as YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go.