Microsoft pushes gadgets to help employer spy
Published in News


Vole jumps on the Big Brother bandwagon


It would appear that Microsoft has mistaken George Orwell’s “1984” as a suggested path for innovation and come up with software to help employers spy on their employees 24/7.

Intel’s management engine is security nightmare
Published in News


EFF warning


The Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning that Intel's largely-undocumented "Management Engine" is a security nightmare.

Cage takes on UK anti-terror laws
Published in News


Refuses to hand over passwords


The human rights group Cage is preparing to mount a legal challenge to UK anti-terrorism legislation over a refusal to hand over mobile and laptop passwords to border control officials at air terminals, ports and international rail stations.

Apple wants fanboys to pay $1,099 for iPhone
Published in Mobiles

For the same spec as a two year old Samsung

A research note shared by a Goldman Sachs analyst has suggested that the 256GB iPhone 8 will cost consumers $1,099.

Intel wins patent case
Published in Processors


That is two billion it does not have to spend


Chipzilla has seen off a patent case which would have forced it to pay $2 billion to AVM Technologies.

Intel releases Kittson
Published in News


Not much going on in Itanium land


Chipzilla has released the successors to the Itanium "Poulson" microprocessors and they are showing all the development and evolution of an Apple product.

AMD releasing Whitehaven in May
Published in Processors


Named after a place famous for its drive by shootings


AMD is expected to unveil the 16-core, 32-thread 'Whitehaven' CPU, at Computex in Taipei at the end of May.

Price war on Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 starts
Published in Processors


Things are getting cheaper


A price war has broken out between online electronics retailiers in the UK over the AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 microprocessors.

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 ARM update
Published in Processors


Runs the lot


Microsoft has spilled the beans on its Windows 10 ARM at the MS Build developer conference today and it looks like it will run x86 legacy apps.

Samsung forms contract chip manufacturing division
Published in Processors


Aims to attract new customers


Samsung has formed a new division within its semiconductor business for contract chip manufacturing as part of a cunning plan to attract more customers.