Apple files appeal against tax bill
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 12:45

Apple files appeal against tax bill


A long rant as to why it is “special” and the EU smells of nintendo


The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has sent a 14 point legal rant to the EU claiming it is special and does not have to pay tax like everyone else.

EU privacy watchdogs concerned about Windows 10
Published in News


Changes to installation process were only a start


European Union data protection watchdogs said they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite Vole announcing changes to the installation process.

Samsung planning to release refurbished Note 7s
Published in Mobiles


Flaming heck, the magnificant seven rides again.


Samsung is apparently planning to release refurbished Note 7s.

HTC gives up on budget Android phones
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 20 February 2017 13:05

HTC gives up on budget Android phones


Too much competition and low margins


HTC has confirmed that it is giving up on budget Android phones beginning this year. Instead, the company will focus on premium devices, which have a higher profit margin.

SAP works out way to screw more cash from customers
Published in News


Starts charging their customers too


The expensive management software outfit which no one is really sure what it does has worked out a way of screwing more cash out of its customers by forcing them to charge THEIR customers.

HAARP goes back online
Published in News
Monday, 20 February 2017 12:12

HAARP goes back online


Tinfoil hat wearers rejoice


The HAARP antenna array is being brought back into service in a move that will make conspiracy nuts very happy.

Linux gets virtual GPU support
Published in News
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:59

Linux gets virtual GPU support


Kernel approved


Open source’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which includes virtual GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) support.

More details on Japanese HPC star in Nvidia’s universe
Published in Graphics


Not a Polaris at all


Details are coming out about the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s new supercomputer which is based around Nvidia GPUs.

AMD shows off die shots of Ryzen cores
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:16

AMD shows off die shots of Ryzen cores


And selfies of core complex modules


AMD has released some selfies of the upcoming Ryzen CPU line.

Sweden demonstrates first end-to-end flatpack 5G network
Published in News


Ericsson said it didn’t bork, bork, bork


The socialist land of massage, flat-pack furniture, high suicide rates, where buying booze is like less socially acceptable than buying porn, is the first to come up with a demonstration of an end-to-end 5G network.