IBM speeds up quantum time table
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Down to a few years away.

Biggish Blue has said that it will build and sell commercial 50-qubit universal quantum computers, dubbed IBM Q, "in the next few years."

iPhone's emergency glitch still not fixed
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911 glitch was the tip of the ice-burg

Last year the iPhone suffered from a security glitch that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention.

Nintendo tries to bury dead pixels scandal
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Death comes to everyone


Nintendo has been doing its best to see off stories that its new Switch portable console is blighted with dead pixels.

Google is a key spreader of Fake News
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Circulate through its featured snippets in search function


Google is spreading fake news through its “featured snippets in search” functionality.

Boffins turn all stolen phones into a Samsung Note 7
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Still better than an iPhone


Researchers have developed new technology that can prevent stolen phones turning  into a smouldering blob of plastic, or the case of an iPhone a beautiful looking, reassuringly expensive smouldering blob of plastic.

Nintendo Switch can’t save back-ups
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All your saved games could be lost to history


The new Nintendo Switch will not allow you to backup the save files for Nintendo Switch games.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
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Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.

Chinese Internet of things gear has a backdoor
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Allows chinese data hungry spooks


A Chinese tech firm which specialises in VoIP products has been shipping products with a backdoor which could mean that data hungry spooks can control your light switches.

Meizu mCharge will charge battery in 20 minutes
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Sounds way to optimistic

A faster way to charge your battery seems to be a hot topic for many companies. Qualcomm has Quick Charge, MediaTek has Pump Express, Oppo has VOOC and the Huawei Mate 9 with 4000 mAh battery can charge  55 percent in 30 minutes

Nintendo has a “surprise” shortage of Switches
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Well we were not surprised 

We had a theory that Nintendo would manage to stuff up the launch of its Switch console.