Huawei, Oppo and Vivo pull back on orders
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 15 December 2017 12:57

Huawei, Oppo and Vivo pull back on orders


Is expected smartphone resurgence over?

There are signs that the shine is coming off a resurgence in smartphone sales as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo cut 10 percent of smartphone shipments than their original orders from the supply chain makers for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Intel attaches itself to blockchain
Published in News
Friday, 15 December 2017 12:23

Intel attaches itself to blockchain


Looking at ways to use the energy

Chipzilla is looking at ways to use the energy expended during cryptocurrency mining for the sequencing of genetic data.

Apple’s iPhone X has difficulty with Chinese
Published in Mobiles


You all look the same to me

Apple’s comedy facial recognition system on its overpriced iPhone X appears to have a few difficulties telling Chinese apart.

Amazon buries the hatchet with Google and Apple
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It is still money

Amazon confirmed Thursday that it will again sell the Apple TV set-top box and Google Chromecast dongle. The company had stopped selling the devices after disputes with the pair.

LinkedIn falls foul of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Wants courts to enforce its computer use policies

Business networking site LinkedIn is having a go at convincing a US court that anyone who abuses its computer use policy is a hacker and should be locked up for a few decades.

Prosecutors have an open criminal investigation into Uber
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Taxi outfit's legal woes get more woeful

Federal prosecutors have an open criminal investigation into Uber, making the taxi outfit's legal problems much worse.

Trump administration kills off net-neutrality
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Comment: But the rebellion has begun

Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's communications watchdog the FCC has decided to dismantle one of the key planks that made the Internet Great – net neutrality.

Google provides details of TPU2
Published in Processors
Thursday, 14 December 2017 16:07

Google provides details of TPU2


Sexed up AI chip

Google has come up with a few more details of its second-generation Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU2.

Atos  shares fall after Gemalto  rebuff
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Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:53

Atos shares fall after Gemalto rebuff


Wall Street expected a win

Shares in Atos fell as much as 2.8 percent after Franco-Dutch chip maker Gemalto rejected its 4.3 billion euro takeover bid.

Google AI-bod does deal with Foxconn
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Thursday, 14 December 2017 15:36

Google AI-bod does deal with Foxconn


AI workers and machine learning on the factory floor

Google's Andrew Ng has launches a new venture with Foxconn to bring AI and so-called machine learning onto the factory floor.