Italian robot engineers forget the Italian facts of life
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Cool idea, which was not thought through properly


Italian engineers at Piaggio came up with a really cool robotic idea which not quite but completely flawed and utterly missed one thing which is a fact of life.

Anonymous data does not live up to its billing
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 12:05

Anonymous data does not live up to its billing


Boffins can tie data to your ID most of the time


For a while the standard defence that various companies have used to collect your online data is that it is “anonymised” and cannot be linked back to you.

Intel’s Atom C2000s head for a meltdown
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:51

Intel’s Atom C2000s head for a meltdown


Force themselves into retirement after a couple of years

Chipzilla’s Atom C2000 processor family is shipping with a fault which is going to cost Intel a boatload of cash to fix.

Things getting unreal in Nintendo
Published in Games
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:35

Things getting unreal in Nintendo


Learning to use the unreal engine at last

Maker of toilet themed consoles, Nintendo, is finally getting around to embracing third party development tools including the Unreal Engine.

Take-Two sees profit slump
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:25

Take-Two sees profit slump


Higher royalty payments


Take-Two Interactive Software which is known for the "Grand Theft Auto" video game series, is not doing so well.

iPhone will not get a USB-C connection
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:18

iPhone will not get a USB-C connection


That would be helpful for Apple fanboys 

The fruity tax-dodging cargo cult Apple is not going to follow the trend towards USB-C on its coming iPhone 8.

Intel's PC division head quits
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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 13:07

Intel's PC division head quits


Stevenson rockets away from Intel trainwreck


Chipzilla has lost the hi-profile executive in charge of Intel's PC business, mobile division and Internet of Things drones.

Vizio pays out in spying case
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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:09

Vizio pays out in spying case


Collected viewing data


Telly maker Vizio has agreed to pay out $2.2 million to make a case claiming it unlawfully collected viewing data on its customers go away.

Google gets allly in EU antitrust case
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:56

Google gets allly in EU antitrust case


BT intervenes 

While most people are looking the other way while the EU takes Google to the cleaners in its antitrust case, BT is defending the search engine outfit.

Never mind 5G, researchers have found something much faster
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10 times faster than 5G


Japanese boffins have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G).