Blackberry troll transformer quits
Published in Mobiles


Off to join something more healthy

The bloke in charge of turning Blackberry from a loss making mobile phone company to a patent troll has given up and moved to the health industry.

HPE let Russians look at Pentagon’s code
Published in News


What could be wrong with that?

HPE could be in trouble after Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defence agency to review the inner workings of cyber defence software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks.

10 million people saw Russian propaganda adverts
Published in News


All slanted at promoting US racial tension

More than 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were bought in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US  presidential election.

Boffins confirm we are not living in computer simulation
Published in News


There is no spoon

A team of theoretical physicists from Oxford University has provided definitive proof that life and reality cannot be merely simulations generated by a massive extra-terrestrial computer.

iPhone 8 ships with super cool exploding feature
Published in News


Just plug it in and watch the fireworks

Those super, cool, innovative design people at Apple have slipped in an easter egg function with the new iPhone 8 Plus so that it detonates when you try to recharge it.

IDC has not given up on AR and VR
Published in Wearables


13.7 million units in 2017, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021

Beancounters at IDC have been shuffling their tarot decks and reached the conclusion that AR and VR are going to continue to grow like crazy – despite the fact that other analysts are not so sure.

Ellison swings handbag at Amazon and humans
Published in News


Oracle Open World 2017 kicks off

Larry Ellison, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of enterprise-technology giant Oracle, swung his mighty handbag at rivals Amazon and anyone human who tried to steal a job from a computer or robot.

TSMC  founder and chairman, Morris Chang  to retire
Published in Processors


Leaving in June

TSMC said its founder and chairman, Morris Chang, will retire in June – to be fair he is 86.

Microsoft explains why Edge has so few extensions
Published in News


You can’t get the wood to build it these days

A year after Microsoft allowed extensions to appear on its Edge browser, there are only 70 available.

Tame Apple Press discovers that Macs are less secure than PCs
Published in News


But that means that Apple has been lying to us

Reporters at the International Business Times were shocked to discover that their Apple Macs, which they have been insisting were more secure than PCs, are actually a doddle to knock over.