MediaTek good to Go
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:48

MediaTek good to Go


We will probably see them in the first quarter

MediaTek today announced that it is a System-on-Chip (SoC) partner for Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition) software to smartphone makers.

Consumer Reports rubbishes iPhone X
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:42

Consumer Reports rubbishes iPhone X


iPhone 8 is better

US consumer group Consumer Reports has rubbished Apple’s iPhone X and claims that Jobs' Mob’s iPhone 8 was a better phone despite being much cheaper.

Yahoo and Mozilla slug it out over Google in Firefox
Published in News


He is not worth it Nigel

Mozilla and Yahoo have started a legal spat about the deal that existed between the two companies regarding the use of the Yahoo search engine in the Firefox.

AMD admits hobbling Radeon RX 560
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:33

AMD admits hobbling Radeon RX 560


Sorry about not telling you - the dog did it

AMD has admitted that the Radeon RX 560 which is in the shops now is essentially a rebranded older model.

FCC parrots telcos' outright lies
Published in News
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:30

FCC parrots telcos' outright lies


Net neutrality harms the poor and sick, apparently

The FCC is so desperate to bend over to the big US telcos that it has started parroting their lies.

Internet groups need to do more to fight extremist content
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EU wants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to pull their socks up

Internet groups such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stop extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission has growled.

Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme
Published in News
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:13

Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme


20 year old geezer scored personal data of 57 million users

A 20 year old Florida man who was responsible for the large data breach at Uber last year was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” programme.

AMD nobbles its own GPU cards
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:29

AMD nobbles its own GPU cards


Budget chips just got worse and AMD hopes no one noticed

AMD is rather good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and just as its offerings start to look good it is expected that it is going to do something wrong to stuff it all up.

Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:40

Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition


Pay for your goods with your face

Intel and Foxconn have demonstrated how facial recognition capabilities possible in 5G technology can be used to make payments.

AI might falter due to human shortage
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:29

AI might falter due to human shortage


Market demand for millions

A new report from Chinese tech giant Tencent said that there are only 300,000 “AI researchers and practitioners” worldwide, but the “market demand” is for millions of roles.