Google halts Chrome 79 rollout
Published in News


Eats your data

Google has halted the rollout of Chrome 79 on Android after mobile app developers reported a major bug that was deleting user data and resetting mobile apps.

Turkey without Android
Published in News
16 December 2019

Turkey without Android


Why did Google Android get the works? That's no body's business but the Turks.

Google has warned its suppliers that it may not be able to provide its Android software in Turkey after the Turkish competition board ruled that changes Google made to its contracts were not acceptable.

Tony Brooker logs off
Published in News
16 December 2019

Tony Brooker logs off


Designed programming language for world's first commercial computer

Tony Brooker, the mathematician and computer scientist who designed the programming language for the world's first commercial computer has died. He was 94.

Emotion recognising AI should be banned
Published in AI


Based on fake science

A leading research centre has called for new laws to restrict the use of emotion-detecting tech which it claims is unproven technology.

Boeing considers giving up on 737 MAX
Published in Transportation


Not certain it will ever fly again

Boeing is considering either suspending or cutting back production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled plane's return to service and could release a decision as soon as today, according to people familiar with the matter.

Google Now bans some Linux web browsers
Published in News


Nothing to do with how they handle adverts and tracking, honest

Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.

Codota swallows TabNine
Published in AI
16 December 2019

Codota swallows TabNine


AI code prediction software gets boost

Israeli AI software outfit Codota acquired code prediction tool outfit TabNine which means it can create an AI platform for software authoring for nearly all popular programming languages - Java, JavaScript, Python, C, HTML as well as many others.

Wall Street not that happy with Broadcom
Published in News


Slowing growth and dull 2020

Broadcom fourth-quarter earnings beat Street estimates on Thursday, but investors were put off by slowing growth in the semiconductor business and a lukewarm revenue forecast for 2020.

Norway choses Sweden over Huawei
Published in Network


Even after a decade's 4G collaboration, Chinese not secure enough for Vikings

Telenor has picked Sweden’s Ericsson as the key technology provider for its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Norway replacing China’s Huawei after a decade of collaboration over 4G.

Chinese deliver blow to Apple where it hurts
Published in Mobiles


No one believes in the cargo cult any more

Apple's iPhone shipments in China fell more than 35 percent in November, marking their second straight double-digit decline as sales of the cheaper iPhone 11 remained sluggish.