PC users will drop off a memory cliff
Published in Memory
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

PC users will drop off a memory cliff


Crucial report


Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.

Germans launch initiative against flying cyber threats
Published in News


Fears that hackers can bring down their airforce


The German military's aviation safety chief has launched a new initiative against hackers, citing research that he said shows hackers can commandeer military airplanes with the help of equipment that costs about $5,700.

Kaspersky claims it is a pawn star
Published in News
Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:24

Kaspersky claims it is a pawn star


U.S.-Russia global sparring


Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said that it had become a pawn in the US-Russian global sparring.

French courts surrender to Google
Published in News
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

French courts surrender to Google


American megacompanies are tax-free


Google won its fight against $1.3 billion French tax bill after a court rejected claims the search engine giant abused loopholes to avoid paying its fair share.

Apple surrenders to China’s data controls
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Apple surrenders to China’s data controls


Finally a force that can make Apple obey


The Tame Apple Press has been reporting about how Apple is setting up a super-cool, ground-breaking data centre in China.

Microsoft’s typeface at centre of government corruption case
Published in News


High calibri row


A typeface which was created in 2004 and made a default option on PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and WordPad by Microsoft in 2007, is currently sitting at the centre of a corruption investigation involving Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Kaspersky worked with the FSB in 2008
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Kaspersky worked with the FSB in 2008


Closer than previously admitted


Claims by the AV outfit Kaspersky that it only has a passing connection with Russian spooks have been damaged by the leak of some internal emails.

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores


The more cores and the slower the mouse gets


Tech blogger Bruce Dawson has discovered that 24-core (48-thread) Windows 10 rig was having problems everytime he built Chrome.

Western Digital allowed to look under Tosh's bonnet
Published in Memory


Temporary court order issued

Western Digital won a temporary US court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture around flash memory chip plants in Japan.

Supermicro releases Xeon X11 servers
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Supermicro releases Xeon X11 servers


Arriving in the second half of the year

Supermicro has released a line of new X11 generation servers and storage solutions based around Chipzilla’s Xeon Scalable processor family.