Apple now getting bad reviews
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Monday, 25 September 2017 12:11

Apple now getting bad reviews


Tame Apple Press is miffed


When Apple releases an inferior product, traditionally the Tame Apple Press wades in to hawk it. It seems that the reviewers of Apple’s current batch of products did not get the memo.

Broadcom announces more accurate GPS chip
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Monday, 25 September 2017 11:55

Broadcom announces more accurate GPS chip


30-centimeter accuracy


Broadcom said it is sampling the first mass-market chip that can take advantage of new global navigation satellite signals and will give the next generation of smartphones 30-centimetre's accuracy instead of five metres.

Never mind the polar bears, repairing iPhones is bad
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Apple environmental officer sees nothing wrong with stopping people repairing their phones

The fruity cargo cult Apple’s environmental officer must have a conflict of interest when it comes to keeping the planet safe when she works for an outfit whose sole reason for being is flogging overpriced toys to rich kids and making profits.

Spanish censor the net
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Monday, 25 September 2017 11:19

Spanish censor the net


Catalonia didn't expect the Spanish InquisItion 


Spain has instituted measures to stop people talking about the Catalonia region’s attempt to get people to vote on independence.

Scary new bug hits ARM
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Monday, 25 September 2017 10:57

Scary new bug hits ARM


Brilliant and Terrifying


Columbia University researchers have found a “brilliant and terrifying” hack of ARM chips using something they call CLKSCREW.

Microsoft’s Linux enthusiasm may not help open source
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Open Source messiah Richard Stallman is not impressed


Microsoft has been hitting the headlines lately with its enthusiasm for Linux – but Open Source's messiah Richard Stallman is less than impressed.

Asustek’s ZenFone 4 launched today
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Friday, 22 September 2017 12:26

Asustek’s ZenFone 4 launched today


Zenfone 5 March next year 

Asustek has announced that it will release its next-generation ZenFone 5 family products at the earliest in March 2018.

iPhone 8 launch a disaster
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 September 2017 12:06

iPhone 8 launch a disaster


No one wants to queue for animated poo

Apple’s iPhone 8 launch day has been a disaster with hardly anyone showing up.

Imagination builds standalone hardware IP neural network accelerator
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Based on a specialised PowerVR


Imagination Technologies has been showing off its standalone hardware IP neural network accelerator which is powered by its PowerVR architecture implementation for neural networks.

Tesla dumps Nvidia for AMD
Published in Graphics
Friday, 22 September 2017 11:30

Tesla dumps Nvidia for AMD


Wants to develop its own chip

Tesla has delivered a blow to Nvidia’s plans to dominate the AI car industry by abandoning work in Nvidia chips and moving to develop its own.