Vizio pays out in spying case
Published in News


Collected viewing data


Telly maker Vizio has agreed to pay out $2.2 million to make a case claiming it unlawfully collected viewing data on its customers go away.

Google gets allly in EU antitrust case
Published in Mobiles


BT intervenes 

While most people are looking the other way while the EU takes Google to the cleaners in its antitrust case, BT is defending the search engine outfit.

Never mind 5G, researchers have found something much faster
Published in News


10 times faster than 5G


Japanese boffins have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G).

Apple and Samsung kicked around in China
Published in News


Local vendors rule supreme


The Chinese smartphone market is growing, but foreign companies like Apple and Samsung are losing ground to local brands.

Western Digital releases 512 gigabit 64-layer 3D NAND chip
Published in Memory


Claims to be the first ever


Western Digital has lifted the kimono on the first-ever 512 gigabit 64-layer NAND chip claiming it is a stride forward in the new 3D NAND technology.

Apple spun its “record” results
Published in News


These are not the record profits that the press claimed

The fruity tax dodging cargo cult may have spun its results last week so that the Tame Apple Press thought that it had done much better than was expected.

Global semiconductor sales broke records
Published in Processors


$338.9 billion in 2016


The global semiconductor industry had a record breaking 2016 according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Post Brexit UK will not benefit from EU global roaming rules
Published in Mobiles


But at least they will have £350 million a week to spend on health

It looks like the UK moves to exit the EU will mean that Britons won’t benefit from a new clampdown on mobile phone roaming costs within the EU once Brexit has been implemented.

AI will delete bureaucrats
Published in News


250,000 Civil service jobs replaced by cybermen in the UK

A UK government think tank believes that more than 250,000 jobs in the public sector could be replaced by AI in the next 15 years.

AMD sues over stolen patents
Published in Processors


ITC called in


LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs and Vizio have all been named in a court case in which AMD is throwing its toys out of the pram in a big way.