Apple’s clownlike programming strikes again
Published in Mobiles

Forgets the true meaning of IT

The fruity cargo cult Apple has had another programming triumph on the autocorrect of its iOS.

Google to unlock Pixel’s "Visual Core" co-processor
Published in Mobiles

Speed things up by five times

Google is about to unlock the custom Intel "Visual Core" co-processor which is under the bonnet of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

China wants to take AI lead from US military
Published in News

Beating US military intelligence should not be that difficult

China is providing some significant competition for the US on the subject of AI.

Microsoft teams up with SAP for cloud
Published in News

Incomprehensible meets the intractable

The software King of the World is teaming up with the maker of expensive business software which no one knows exactly what it does to put everything into clouds.

Softbank offers Uber 30 percent less
Published in News

You are getting too problematic

Softbank is offering to purchase shares of Uber at a valuation of $48 billion – a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion.

Softbank-ARM deal under attack
Published in News

Cost an arm and a leg

A major investor in technology in the UK has lashed out against the sale of ARM to Softbank last year.

More AMD Ryzen 5 2500U benchmarks spotted
Published in Notebooks

Notebookcheck pits it against Core i5-8250U

Although there were a handful of Ryzen Mobile notebooks announced, the HP Envy x350 15 was one of the first to ship and while we saw a couple of early benchmarks, the latest preview from pits it against Intel's Kaby Lake Refresh Core i5-8250U CPU.

Bitcoin is like the South Sea Bubble
Published in News

Snap, crackle and pop goes the weasel

Back in 1720 the English House of Lords passed the South Sea Act and created the South Sea Company. claimed to have a monopoly agreement with South America and led to  shares rising as much as 10 times as speculators lost their marbles and invested in lots of companies with risible prospectuses. The bubble burst and many people that invested as a result of the craziness lost the lot.

FBI failed to warn officials about Russian hacker
Published in News

Despite knowing what he was up to

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials that a Russian hacker was trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that Kremlin hackers were after them.

Computer pioneer logs off
Published in News

Geoff Tootill is dead

Geoffrey Tootill, the bloke who helped built the world’s first electronic stored-program computer, has died aged 95.