Samsung has great results thanks to chips
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 12:02

Samsung has great results thanks to chips


Chips important part of Samsung's diet


Samsung Electronics  is expected to forecast a record third quarter profit on Friday thanks to the strong market for memory chips, and as mobile earnings make a killing as rival Apple drops the ball.

Russians still buying lots of Microsoft software
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Desktop Linux can't even get in even when laws and sanctions favour it

While the Russians have made it clear they don't want American software which might be a backdoor to the CIA, it would appear that desktop Linux is not getting the thumbs up, despite official backing and the fact that sanctions prevent Microsoft bringing its software into the country.

Google pays $19 billion for "traffic aquisition"
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A big chunk going to Apple and Android allies.

Google is paying  more than $19 billion a year to help generate adverts.

Microsoft might charge an arm and leg for Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
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Changes to licences

Software King of the World, Microsoft, is adding a new edition of Windows 10 to its lineup, but with it comes some licensing changes which could see price increases.

North Korean hackers score victory over the South
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Nicked some important military plans

They might be armed with ancient PCs and their boss is using an Apple Mac, but North Korean hackers still managed to steal some important military plans from the South.

Purism's Linux phone successfully crowdfunded
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:13

Purism's Linux phone successfully crowdfunded

Wisdom of the Crowd

Purism's open source mobile phone has been been successfully crowdfunded when it reached and passed its goal of $1.5 million, with 13 days left.

Google’s AI nearly as bright as a US politician
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Twice as intelligent as Siri

Google's AI has the same IQ as a moderately retarded human and more than twice as high as Apple's Siri in a comparative analysis.

Iphone not designed to be used
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:05

Iphone not designed to be used


Jonny Ive says it is just meant to be looked at

The iPhone is not designed to be used all the time, says the guy who designed it.

Source code reviews by dodgy governments should be limited
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Micro Focus will not let “high risk” governments look under its bonnet


British tech firm Micro Focus International said it would restrict reviews of the core operating instructions in its products by “high-risk” governments.

Russians ban crypto-currency exchanges
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Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:41

Russians ban crypto-currency exchanges


Being used for money laundering

Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin.