Microsoft sued for $600 million
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Or a single working copy of Windows 7

An Albuquerque man has sued Microsoft with the unusual choice of providing a fresh copy of Windows 7 or $600 million in damages.

Apple gets bug fix out
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20 February 2018

Apple gets bug fix out

Bug crashes most Apple platforms

Apple has rushed out a fix a "feature" which crashes each of its platforms without dragging its feet saying that it only affects a minority of users who have to be holding their equipment the wrong way.

Samsung slashes OLED production
Published in Mobiles

iPhone X sales disappoint

Samsung Electronics will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels after Apple cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand.

Uber predicts flying taxis within five to 10 years
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That is, taxi not pig

Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said he can see commercialisation of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years.

Small- to medium-size LCD panel sales falling
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Mirroring fall in handsets 

Shipments of small to medium size LCD panels dropped by a lower than expected 1.1 percent to 314 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to beancounters at Digitimes Research.

We have reached peak smartphone numbers
Published in Mobiles

Apple doomed unless it can come up with something else

IDC beancounters have added up some numbers and worked out that we have reached "peak smartphone" which means that unless Apple can come up with a new cash cow, it is doomed to maintain or lose its stonking sales figures.

Intel sued 32 times over flaws
Published in Processors

Spectre and Meltdown attracts lawyers like flies

Chipzilla has said that shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

Pressure building for Qualcomm to negotiate Broadcom deal
Published in Processors

ISS says the money is still not good enough

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said that Qualcomm should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom

Private US contractors are biggest security threat
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Not the Russian and Chinese tech companies after all

While the US government seems keen to blame Chinese telcos and Russian security experts for its IT woes, it is more likely the country's obsession with government departments hiring private contractors.

Gates says AI can be your friend
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Not like the mosquito

Software king of the world and sworn enemy to mosquitos everywhere, Sir William Gates III has issued a staunch defence of AI.