Trump wants to purge White House of mobiles
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:02

Trump wants to purge White House of mobiles

 
Not his of course 

Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump is rather attached to his mobile phone which he uses to make pronouncements through his Twitter account at all hours.

Apple’s clownlike programming strikes again
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:47

Apple’s clownlike programming strikes again


Forgets the true meaning of IT


The fruity cargo cult Apple has had another programming triumph on the autocorrect of its iOS.

Google to unlock Pixel’s "Visual Core" co-processor
Published in Mobiles


Speed things up by five times

Google is about to unlock the custom Intel "Visual Core" co-processor which is under the bonnet of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

China wants to take AI lead from US military
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:25

China wants to take AI lead from US military


Beating US military intelligence should not be that difficult

China is providing some significant competition for the US on the subject of AI.

Microsoft teams up with SAP for cloud
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:08

Microsoft teams up with SAP for cloud


Incomprehensible meets the intractable


The software King of the World is teaming up with the maker of expensive business software which no one knows exactly what it does to put everything into clouds.

Softbank offers Uber 30 percent less
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 12:01

Softbank offers Uber 30 percent less


You are getting too problematic

Softbank is offering to purchase shares of Uber at a valuation of $48 billion – a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.

FBI failed to warn officials about Russian hacker
Published in News


Despite knowing what he was up to

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials that a Russian hacker was trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that Kremlin hackers were after them.

Computer pioneer logs off
Published in News
Monday, 27 November 2017 14:00

Computer pioneer logs off


Geoff Tootill is dead

Geoffrey Tootill, the bloke who helped built the world’s first electronic stored-program computer, has died aged 95.

US National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Division has 750-node Raspberry Pi clusters
Published in Motherboards


Emulates an ARM-based supercomputer

The National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Division Los Alamos has access to 750-node Raspberry Pi clusters which it is using in development work.

Google will not block Russian government's fake news sites
Published in News


Russians free to flood west with fake news

Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday it had been informed by Google that the search engine does not change its algorithm to re-rank individual websites.