Desktop sales expected to pick up
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Friday, 04 August 2017 11:46

Desktop sales expected to pick up


Thanks to AMD and Intel

While desktop demand was rubbish in the first half of 2017, it expected to start growing in the third quarter driven by new products from AMD and Intel for the gaming and high-end desktop markets.

Mozilla wants to make Firefox great again
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Friday, 04 August 2017 11:41

Mozilla wants to make Firefox great again


Does not really say how


Mozilla Chief Executive Chris Beard claims that the outfit is set to make Mozilla great again, although he does not say if it will finally get around to fixing the memory problem which has always blighted the browser.

US government arrests “WannaCry” saviour
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Reward from a grateful nation

US authorities have decided that that the British guy who saved the world from the “wanna cry” malware is a criminal and arrested him.

Coffee Lake needs a new motherboard
Published in Processors
Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:00

Coffee Lake needs a new motherboard


ASRock confirms it

ASRock tweeted from its official account that Intel's forthcoming Coffee Lake processors will not work with existing 200-series motherboards.

Toshiba goes it alone on Fab 6
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:30

Toshiba goes it alone on Fab 6


Got no friends any more

Toshiba has said that it will start construction of its Fab 6 in Japan's Mie prefecture without the help of any of its usual suspects of partners.

Symantec's bottom line improves
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:00

Symantec's bottom line improves


Raises revenue forecast

Maker of the somewhat clunky Norton software, Symantec raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast above what the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street predicted.

IBM and Sony spruce up magnetic tape
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:00

IBM and Sony spruce up magnetic tape

 
Storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch

IBM and Sony boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a new magnetic tape system capable of storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch.

Man uses DDoS attacks to censor news he didn’t like
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No he was not an AMD, Nvidia, Intel or Apple fanboy

A 32-year-old Seattle man is in hot water after claims he launched a DDoS attack on a US-based legal services website to force it to remove a link about his past criminal conduct.

Tesla installs camera inside car
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:00

Tesla installs camera inside car


What does it hope to learn about the driver?

The car maker Tesla might be finding itself in hot water after installing a camera inside the car to monitor the driver.

Bitcoin splits
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 12:21

Bitcoin splits


So much for financial unity 

Bitcoin has split into two different types after months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.