Apple feature crashes phone with a single button
Published in News

Comedy programming strikes again

The fruity cargo cult Apple’s comedy programming team have come up with a super, cool, well designed, bug which crashes your phone, iwatch, iPad or apple television by pressing a single letter.

AMD admits it is vulnerable to both versions of Spectre
Published in Processors

So much for saying that the second one was low risk

After days of saying that there was a "near zero" chance of its chips being hit by the two Spectre bugs, AMD has finally admitted it's vulnerable to both of them.

"New" Apple bug lets outsiders fiddle with your house
Published in News

You probably weren't expecting this

Apple's Homekit has a bug which allowed people to not only open your front door remotely, but unlock your garage, switch your smart plugs off and on, and mess around with your thermostat.

Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading
Published in News

Dark side of the hyperthreading loom 

While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, Debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest creations.

Bug in Intel chips threatens security
Published in News

Wooden flaw

Researchers claim that they have discovered a bug in Intel chips that could compromise system securities.

MSI pulls Kaby Lake BIOS updates
Published in Motherboards

Unspecified big bug

Motherboard maker MSI has pulled BIOS releases over an unspecified error in its Kaby Lake update.

IPhone 7 refuses to reconnect after airport mode "holiday"
Published in Mobiles

You get what you pay for

When it is not hissing at customers for making it work, Apple’s new iPhone 7 is using Airplane mode as an excuse for a permanent snooze.

Nvidia rolls out new Geforce 361.82 Hotfix
Published in Graphics

To fix the graphics card eject bug

Nvidia has released the new Geforce 361.82 Hotfix drivers which should fix the graphics card eject bug that showed up with the earlier released Geforce 361.75 WHQL Game Ready drivers.

Prank website instantly crashes and reboots Apple iOS devices
Published in News

Update: Now taken offline, but original code still available

Thanks to a few very simple lines of HTML script, a new Apple prank website promises to instantly crash the Safari web browser of any iOS and then reboot a user’s device.

Skylake bug found
Published in Processors
11 January 2016

Skylake bug found

Maths experts find errors

A team of maths experts have found errors in Intel's Skylake architecture which freezes the chip.