Failed Android killer moves into self-driving cars
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Cyanogen becomes Cyngn

The outfit which claimed to be making an Android killer and failed, is now getting a licence to make self-driving cars.

Amazon delivers a waterproof Kindle
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:27

Amazon delivers a waterproof Kindle


You can drop it in the bath, we guess

Amazon has announced a new version of its popular e-reader which now has an IPX8 waterproof rating.

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog
Published in Processors
Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:22

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog


Company says it disagrees

Qualcomm has been fined a record $773 million by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the US company prices mobile phone chips and patents.

Trump’s cops can’t harass websites of those who disagree with him.
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Courts tell DoJ where to go

US courts have told the DoJ that they can’t rummage through websites which criticize Donald (Prince of Orange) in the hope they might find something incriminating.

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
Published in Mobiles
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.