Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact spotted in Europe
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Selling for €700 and €600

After appearing in the UK, Sony's latest Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones have now been spotted in German retail/e-tail stores, suggesting that the rest of  Europe should get them soon as well.

Qualcomm develops car-to-everything chip
Published in Processors

A step towards auto autos  

Qualcomm has introduced a new Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) chipset and reference design that aims to bring automakers one step closer to deploying the communications systems necessary for fully autonomous vehicles.

Brace yourself, 8K is coming
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Because everyone who is anyone already has a 4K machine

Now that everyone has a 4K telly, Sharp thinks that everyone will want a nice new 8k TV.

Saudi Arabians hack Wikileaks
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OurMine took over its web address.

WikiLeaks suffered an embarrassing cyber-attack when Saudi Arabian based hacking group OurMine took over its web address.

Huawei releases AI chipset
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Better than Apple’s efforts

The Tame Apple Press is fuming after the Chinese mobile maker Huawei unveiled its first artificial intelligence smartphone chipset, which is being touted as "20 times faster" than a traditional processor.

Terry Pratchett takes revenge on his PC from beyond the grave
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Destroys harddrive  with a steam roller

Fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett has taken revenge on his computer from beyond the grave by having an antique steam roller drive over the top of its hard drive.

Oreo brings Linux kernel demands
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Google tells developers which kernel to use

Google is telling developers that with its new version of Android Oreo, they must meet certain requirements when choosing the Linux kernel they use.

Lenovo announces Moto X4 at IFA 2017 in Berlin
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5.2-incher with dual-camera and Snapdragon 630

Lenovo has unveiled its long awaited mid-range Moto X4 smartphone at its special event at IFA show in Berlin. Packing a 5.2-inch FHD IPS screen, dual-camera setup, and Snapdragon 630 SoC, the Moto X4 aims to disrupt the rather crowded mid-range market.

AMD adds Ryzen Threadripper 1900X to the HEDT lineup
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NVMe RAID support for X399 comes on September 25

AMD has officially launched its latest SKU for the Ryzen Threadripper lineup, the 8-core/16-thread Threadripper 1900X which promises to bring all the capabilities of the X399 HEDT platform at a more affordable US $549 price tag.

HPE spins off software disaster
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Autonomy disaster behind it

HPE has completed the spin-off of much of its software business early, closing the door on the disastrous 2011 acquisition of British firm Autonomy and narrowing the company’s focus to data center hardware and software.