Foxconn denies peace in our time with Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles


No surrender

The lead attorney for the group of Apple device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are “gearing up and heading toward the trial” in April.

Vine co-founder dead of heroin overdose
Published in News
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:25

Vine co-founder dead of heroin overdose


Kroll dead

Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app and co-founder of Vine, has been found dead of a drug overdose in his apartment. He was 35.

Facebook abandons its secretive research lab
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 17 December 2018 11:12

Facebook abandons its secretive research lab


Building 8 closed and its work is distributed

Facebook has disbanded its secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces.

British being ripped off by their broadband suppliers
Published in Network


Ofcom said that four million should haggle

Communications regulator Ofcom estimates that half of Britain's broadband customers could be getting faster internet than they have and even pay less.

MediaTek formally launches Helio P90 system-on-chip
Published in Mobiles


Full of AI processing goodness

MediaTek has launched the Helio P90 system-on-chip (SoC) featuring APU 2.0, a new-generation architecture for AI processing boost and performance of 1,127GMACs (2.25TOPs).

ThoughtRiver developing AI based CV analysis
Published in AI
Friday, 14 December 2018 13:12

ThoughtRiver developing AI based CV analysis


Working alongside Professor Ted Briscoe computational linguistics expert

ThoughtRiver, the Cambridge-based leader in contract pre-screening technology, today announced that it has been awarded funding from Innovate UK for a £400,000 development project working alongside Professor Ted Briscoe, a well-known computational linguistics expert at Cambridge University.

If you want to keep your IT staff give them a Christmas bonus
Published in News


Right now

New research has found that if companies want to keep their IT workers in place and stop them from making New Year's resolutions to leave the company, they should give them a bonus in December.

Shamoon takes out 10 percent of Saipem
Published in News
Friday, 14 December 2018 12:26

Shamoon takes out 10 percent of Saipem


Really dangerous malware

A new variant of the Shamoon malware was discovered on the network of Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem, where it destroyed files on about ten percent of the company's PCs.

Asus CEO resigns
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 14 December 2018 12:14

Asus CEO resigns


Two CEOS replace him

Asus announced that long-time CEO Jerry Shen is stepping down ahead of "a comprehensive corporate transformation".

Apple hopes to solve China crisis with its brilliant software
Published in Mobiles


Will fix Qualcomm issue with a software update 

Fruity cargo cult Apple believes it can work around the problem of its iPhone ban in China by leaning on its crack team of software experts.