Apple stuck with Intel for modems
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 22 March 2018 12:12

Apple stuck with Intel for modems


Apple has painted itself into a corner

Apple's gamble that it could bully Qualcomm into reducing its costs for its broadband chips by using Intel's lower tech options appears to have backfired and now Jobs' Mob is forced to stick with Chipzilla.

Apple seeks cheaper components for 'cheaper' iPhone
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You are not going to get what you pay for

Apple is seeking to push up the margins for its iPhone by getting cheaper components, according to Digitimes Research.

No Broadcom takeover, says Mediatek
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 March 2018 11:35

No Broadcom takeover, says Mediatek


Rumours are wrong

MediaTek has dismissed a rumour circulating in the Taiwan media that Broadcom had approached it about a takeover.

Spring Creators Update will take 30 minutes to install
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Better than one to two hours

Software King of the World Microsoft has sped up the amount of time it will take to upgrade its Windows 10 major feature upgrade.

US politicians try backdoor to take foreign data
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Bipartisan deal will force US Cloud companies to hand over data

Buried in a federal spending bill released late is bipartisan legislation to clarify a law that would require Cloud companies to hand over data stored overseas.

Best Buy stops selling Huawei gear
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 22 March 2018 10:56

Best Buy stops selling Huawei gear


Will not say why

Best Buy, the nation's largest electronics big box retailer, has ceased ordering new smartphones from Huawei and will stop selling its products over the next few weeks. Best Buy didn't provide any details as to why it has severed ties with Huawei, but it is pretty likely to do with the "yellow peril" distraction being peddled by the US government.

Impregnable French encryption surrenders to teen
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It was supposed to be impregnable

French security outfit Ledger has been making similar claims about its specialised hardware for storing cryptocurrencies to those that were made for the Maginot line in 1938. It seems that the gear has met a similar fate thanks to a flaw which was found and exploited by a 15 year old.

100 TB SSD is with us
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:46

100 TB SSD is with us


Nimbus Data beats Samsung and Seagate

Nimbus Data has released its ExaDrive DC100 SSD which can manage 100TB – much more than Samsung's 30TB SSD and Seagate's 60TB SSD monsters. 

Intel octocore chip leaked
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:32

Intel octocore chip leaked


Hail Hydra

A slide of an octocore Intel chip benchmark has leaked onto the worldwide wibble. 

Kaspersky sets up in Swiss centre
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 12:08

Kaspersky sets up in Swiss centre


We need to show we are neutral

Security outfit Kaspersky is setting up a datacenter in Switzerland to counter moves in the United States, Britain and Lithuania last year to stop using the company’s products because of Russian government influence in the country.