Apple is no longer the world's largest public company
Published in News


Aramco's $1.9 trillion IPO

Apple has been well and truly dethroned as the world's largest public company, after Saudi Aramco, the Arabian oil-giant started trading publicly this morning.

US senators get hot under the collar over Apple and Facebook encryption
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Threaten regulation

US senators pummeled Apple and Facebook executives over their encryption and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to coppers and spooks.

Apple sues its former chief architect
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:08

Apple sues its former chief architect


Should have told us he was going to set up his own business

Apple is suing the former chief architect of its iPhone and iPad microprocessors, who in February quit to co-found a data-centre chip design.

Nikon gives up on authorised repairs
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Wednesday, 11 December 2019 11:00

Nikon gives up on authorised repairs


Will repair them itself

Nikon is ending its authorised repair programme next year, "likely leaving more than a dozen repair shops without access to official parts and tools, and cutting the number of places you can get your camera fixed with official parts from more than a dozen independent shops to two facilities at the ends of the US.

How to train your AI fast
Published in AI
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 10:44

How to train your AI fast


Apparently you use a bucket

Computer boffins from Rice University and Amazon have shown they can slash the amount of time and computational resources it takes to train computers for product search and similar "extreme classification problems" like speech translation and answering general questions.

What is the most expensive Mac Pro you can buy?
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 10:29

What is the most expensive Mac Pro you can buy?


What your $52,599 cheese grater looks like

Apple’s new Mac Pro is now in the shops and while it starts at $5,999, the Verge has been looking at what you can get if you buy all the options.

Intel’s Comet Lake-S CPUs may arrive in April
Published in PC Hardware


A bit late and a little close to Ryzen 4000

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims that Intel’s Comet Lake-S next-gen desktop processors will not appear until April.

Nokia opens negotiations with Daimler
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:06

Nokia opens negotiations with Daimler


But Daimler sees it as the Finn end of the wedge

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licencing fees.

Intel chills and comes up with quantum chip
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:57

Intel chills and comes up with quantum chip


AMD is either potentially dead and alive

Chipzilla has announced a quantum chip dubbed “Horse Ridge” that is designed to take all the work being done by the wires and shrink it down to a chip and electronics about the size of a saucer.

Amazon blames Trump for Jedi loss
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:50

Amazon blames Trump for Jedi loss


"Named must be your fear before banish it you can"

Amazon accused US President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft.