Microsoft releases expensive HoloLens 2
Published in IoT
Monday, 25 February 2019 12:00

Microsoft releases expensive HoloLens 2


Aiming for industry not the great unwashed

Software king of the world Microsoft has decided that its new Hololens 2 AR specs are not for the great unwashed and released them with a price tag that consumers cannot afford – $3,500.

Apple closes stores to avoid Texas patent trolls
Published in News


After all, it can't be because Texans don't buy Apple

The Tame Apple Press is claiming that Apple is closing both of its retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas to protect itself from patent trolls.

Apple makes another QA blunder
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 25 February 2019 11:15

Apple makes another QA blunder

Security DRM chip really borked

The fruity cargo cult Apple, which has traded on the fact that its higher-price tag was supposed to bring extra quality, has made a QA blunder that cheap and cheerful companies would not make.

TSMC’s EUV-based process netting big customers
Published in PC Hardware


Mobile World Congress will show the depth of its success

The Mobile World Congress is expected to show how well TSMC’s EUV-based process is doing at attracting customers.

Italian right-wingers call for Huawei ban
Published in Network
Friday, 22 February 2019 12:08

Italian right-wingers call for Huawei ban


No evidence but we believe what Trump says

Right-wing populist lawmakers from Italy’s ruling coalition are pushing the government to ban China’s Huawei from supplying equipment for the country’s rollout of 5G mobile communications.

Exorcising Spectre needs a new angle
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 22 February 2019 12:02

Exorcising Spectre needs a new angle


CPUs need to be overhauled not software fixes

Google researchers have warned that it will be challenging to avoid Spectre bugs unless CPUs are dramatically overhauled.

Consumer Reports stops recommending Tesla 3
Published in Transportation
Friday, 22 February 2019 11:58

Consumer Reports stops recommending Tesla 3


Not reliable

Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of the Tesla Model 3, citing reliability issues with the car.

Switzerland’s voting full of holes
Published in News
Friday, 22 February 2019 11:53

Switzerland’s voting full of holes


If only there were a cheesy metaphor, we could use here

Switzerland made headlines this month for the transparency of its internet voting system when it launched a fondue of public penetration tests and bug bounty programme to test the resiliency of the system to attack.

Waymo’s self-driving car can follow hand signals
Published in Transportation


Will not run over the cop.

Waymo's self-driving cars will now be able to use AI to detect and respond to the arm movements of a traffic cop as they wave traffic through an intersection.

Nike’s high-tech shoes won’t boot
Published in IoT
Friday, 22 February 2019 11:40

Nike’s high-tech shoes won’t boot


Help my left foot is bricked

Nike users are experiencing some technical difficulties in its strange world of connected footwear.