Big Blue has a deep learning breakthough
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:29

Big Blue has a deep learning breakthough


Slashes processing time

Big Blue Boffins claim to have developed technology that dramatically cuts the time it takes to crunch massive amounts of data and then come up with useful insights.

Disney walks away from Netflix
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:00

Disney walks away from Netflix


Starts its own mickey mouse outfit 

Disney announced today that it will end its distribution deal with Netflix and launch its own streaming service in 2019.

Illinois worried about Fox-con
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 11:42

Illinois worried about Fox-con


It will be 25 years before there are any benefits

The “great deal” which would see Foxconn open a show factory in the US is laced with so many sweeteners it looks like it will be a quarter of century before Illinois will see any benefit.

Samsung sings of the Galaxy Note 8
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:00

Samsung sings of the Galaxy Note 8


Has a roadmap and a tank full of gas


Samsung Electronics has decided on a roadmap for Galaxy Note 8 sales which apparently does not involve fire.

Foxconn admits new iPhone will be expensive
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 14:19

Foxconn admits new iPhone will be expensive

 

A $1,000 is pretty close  after all

While the Tame Apple Press is doing its best to flog the iPhone 8 before it hits the shops, it might find that the price might be a snag.

Paypal’s Peter Thiel gives up on Donald Trump
Published in News


Incompetent and headed towards a disaster

Friend to the free press, Peter Thiel, was one of the few Silicon Valley supporters of President Trump but now is doing his best to distance himself from the Prince of Orange.

Japan Display needs a white knight
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:55

Japan Display needs a white knight


Smartphone screen-making needs an overhaul

Japan Display is looking for funds from an outside investor to help finance an overhaul of its ailing smartphone screen-making business, including 3,500 job cuts.

AMD admits that Ryzen has difficulty with Linux
Published in Processors


Lower class, too many operations at once

AMD has admitted that it has reports of segmentation faults from its Linux Ryzen customers.

Google fires bloke for anti-diversity rant
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:00

Google fires bloke for anti-diversity rant


White guy perpetuated gender stereotypes


Google has fired a bloke who slammed Google’s diversity policy and called for the company to stop hiring women and minorities when they should be hiring open minded conservative white guys instead.

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:00

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot

 

Dogged out of the courts 

The so-called podcasting patent which has blighted the music industry for years and forced a number of notable companies to waste money on a licence is now officially dead in the water.