Two Iranians indicted by US for SamSam
Published in News


Don't expect them to face jail-time

US federal prosecutors have indicted two Iranian officials for creating and deploying the SamSam ransomware, which exploits a deserialisation vulnerability in Java-based servers.

Amazon puts cloud in space
Published in Cloud


AWS Ground Station launched

Amazon Web Services has unveiled a service that lets owners of satellites rent time on Amazon managed ground stations to send and receive data from orbit.

Bethesda says sorry for rubbish gifts
Published in Gaming


Bait and switch

As if Fallout 76 could not have worse publicity, Bethesda has had to apologise for the gift bag which was supposed to come with the $200 Power Armor edition of the game.

Apple Qualcomm license spat is about $13 per iPhone
Published in Mobiles


Apple wants to pay less

Next time you buy an iPhone that nowadays easily exceeds $1000, € or £, Apple doesn’t want to pay $13 out of the selling price of its phone to Qualcomm. That is what the whole fuss is all about. Qualcomm offers multi model standard essential patents that include 3G/4G and 5G in that price.

Qualcomm will live stream Hawaii event again
Published in Mobiles


December 4, 5 and 6 at 9:00 a.m Hawaii time

The birthplace of the Snapdragon 845 last year, and the birthplace of its successor Snapdragon 855, Maui island in Hawaii, will be  where the Third Annual Snapdragon Technology Summit is taking place. For us, that means three out of three.

Jon Carvill is VP of marketing at Intel
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Long term industry veteran rejoins Intel

The exact title of Jon Carvill's new venture is the VP of Marketing for Technology Leadership and he started this job after leaving Facebook as the Director of Technology Communications. Jon is just destined to work in the chip industry, he just knows and likes it too much.

The CeBIT mess is over
Published in News
28 November 2018

The CeBIT mess is over


The end of the SnowBIT

For years upon years I trudged the halls in Hannover hoping against hope that it wouldn't snow and the biggest IT trade show in the world wouldn't turn from CeBIT into SnoBIT. And now it seems to be either NoBIT or JustaBIT.

Kiwis reject Huawei
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28 November 2018

Kiwis reject Huawei


We believe what the US tells us

New Zealand’s intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industry’s first request in the country to use 5G equipment provided by China’s Huawei.

5G will reach 40 percent of the world by 2024
Published in Mobiles


Ericsson claims it will cover 1.4 billion people

5G will reach more than 40 percent of the world's population and cover 1.5 billion people by the end of 2024, according to the latest mobility report from telecommunications company Ericsson.

Amazon flogging data mining software
Published in AI


Will snuffle up patent medical records

Amazon is starting to sell software to mine patient medical records for information that doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs.