Supply chain is stuffing Android phones with malware
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Vendors not to blame

Israeli insecurity experts have found that phones from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Oppo, Vivo, Asus and Lenovo are being stuffed with malware after they have left the vendor's paws.

Samsung’s boss is probably still in charge
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Even in jail


The head of South Korea's Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee, may be languishing in a jail cell but he is allowed plenty of visitors which probably means he is still running the company.

Google wants to save UK electricity with AI
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No added infrastructure


Google Deepmind is opening talks with the UK government to use the company's artificial intelligence to reduce British energy use by up to 10 percent.

Project Scorpio will have an internal PSU
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:00

Project Scorpio will have an internal PSU


Will be a true 4K system


Software king of the world, Microsoft,  has decided that its upcoming "Project Scorpio" gaming console will feature an internal power supply unit (PSU), similar to the Xbox One S, and 4K game DVR and streaming at 60 frames-per-second (FPS).

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:48

Tight NAND flash supply causes price jump


More than 10 percent


Client-grade SSDs of mainstream capacities continue to see rising contract prices in the PC-OEM market during this first quarter.

Total Recall loses case against Oculus
Published in Wearables
Monday, 13 March 2017 14:15

Total Recall loses case against Oculus


On a technicality

Total Recall Technologies (TRT) has had its lawsuit against Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey tossed out of court on a filing technicality.

Nintendo denies Switch problems
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Monday, 13 March 2017 13:50

Nintendo denies Switch problems


It all user error


While the world wide wibble is full of people who have experienced problems with their Nintendo Switch, the maker of the portable consoles is denying that there is anything wrong.

Intel writes $13.5 billion cheque for MobileEye
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Self-driving car software belongs to Chipzilla


Chipzilla has just written a $13.5 billion cheque to buy its Jerusalem-based partner MobilEye.

Oculus boss sues ZeniMax
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Monday, 13 March 2017 13:39

Oculus boss sues ZeniMax


Owes him $22.5 million


While ZeniMax Media might have won a trademark dispute against Facebook-owned Oculus, it seems that the court battles are far from over.

There's a Munich disagreement over Open source
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Politicians square off against the IT people 


Moves by German politicians to undo Munich’s decade experiment in open source are unnecessary, according to the bloke in charge of the project.