Encryption equals freedom
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:38

Encryption equals freedom


Snowden warns of the new battleground

Security whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the world is facing its biggest security crisis in history as governments attempt to undermine encryption.

Google's privacy tools worthless
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:29

Google's privacy tools worthless


A chocolate teapot for customers and more for PR

Google's new privacy tools do very little to protect user privacy, even if they make the search engine outfit look good in the eyes of regulators.

Robot wars begin
Published in News
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 11:22

Robot wars begin


Somehow robot versus shark is a little disappointing

Roomba robotic vacuum maker IRobot Corp is suing rival SharkNinja for copying a device of theirs and selling it at "half the price".

Capital One hack showed problems on Amazon Cloud
Published in Cloud


Analysts starting to get worried

The Capital One hack might have been down to the corporate structures of third-party contractor Amazon.

Kids can easily bypass Apple Screen Time
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:57

Kids can easily bypass Apple Screen Time


Don’t outsource parenting to Jobs’ Mob

Apple fanboys who believe that they can outsource parenting to their favourite company beware – your child can bypass Apple Screen Time.

Security people fear their toilets being hacked
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:29

Security people fear their toilets being hacked


IoT throws everything down the pan

Bog standard research from hardware security company nCipher suggests that IT security professionals are rather insecure about IoT and are becoming worried that even their toilets are leaking secret information.

Chipzilla says desktop 10nm is still a thing
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:53

Chipzilla says desktop 10nm is still a thing


Denies rumours it is walking straight to 7nm

Chipzilla has growled at rumours that it is planning to ditch the 10nm production process for its desktop CPUs and was instead set to jump straight from the 14nm+++ lineup into 7nm desktop processors.

Pixel 4 will not use latest Snapdragon chipset
Published in Mobiles


Expect announcements today

 
The Google Pixel 4, which is launching today, is meant to be Google's epitome of smartphone design and camera prowess but it will not be using the latest  Snapdragon  chipset.

Harley-Davidson stalls electric bikes
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:43

Harley-Davidson stalls electric bikes


Design fails quality checks

Harley-Davidson has stopped production and deliveries of its first electric motorcycle after discovering a glitch in the final quality checks.

Thoma Bravo buys Sophos
Published in News
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:38

Thoma Bravo buys Sophos


For $3.9 billion

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo plans today to buy UK-based cyber-security giant Sophos for $3.9 billion.