Android is about to become the world’s most-used OS
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Beating Windows


Beancounters at web analytics service StatCounter have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that Android is about to eclipse Windows as the world's most-used operating system.

Dell getting more excited about Linux desktops
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Apparently 2017 is the year of the Linux desktop

A decade after it first introduced its first pre-installed Linux computer, Dell claims it is more committed than ever to offering Linux-powered machines to users.

Robot lawyer helps refugees
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:41

Robot lawyer helps refugees


DoNotPay has become the Internet’s Robin Hood


A chat bot that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.

Volta expected to outperform AMD's Radeon RX Vega
Published in Graphics


But will it be too late?

Rumours are starting to come in that Nvidia’s coming Volta will give AMD's Radeon RX Vega a good kicking thanks to Taiwan Semiconductor’s 12 nm fabrication process over Vega's 14 nm.

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:06

Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel


Much Intel inside 

China-based mobile chip vendor Spreadtrum has announced a new chip dubbed the SC9861G-IA, targeted at the "global mid-level and premium smartphone market".

Spammers reveal their entire operation
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:51

Spammers reveal their entire operation


Thanks to poor security


A top spammer has accidently revealed its entire operation thanks to poor security.

IBM speeds up quantum time table
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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:34

IBM speeds up quantum time table


Down to a few years away.

Biggish Blue has said that it will build and sell commercial 50-qubit universal quantum computers, dubbed IBM Q, "in the next few years."

iPhone's emergency glitch still not fixed
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:08

iPhone's emergency glitch still not fixed


911 glitch was the tip of the ice-burg

Last year the iPhone suffered from a security glitch that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention.

Nintendo tries to bury dead pixels scandal
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Death comes to everyone


Nintendo has been doing its best to see off stories that its new Switch portable console is blighted with dead pixels.

Google is a key spreader of Fake News
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Monday, 06 March 2017 13:38

Google is a key spreader of Fake News


Circulate through its featured snippets in search function


Google is spreading fake news through its “featured snippets in search” functionality.