VR patients need less anesthetic
Published in News
Friday, 23 September 2022 11:21

VR patients need less anesthetic


Is there nothing porn cannot do? 

Boffins at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers in Boston have published a study indicating that patients wearing VR headsets required less anesthetic during hand surgery.

250 micrometre bots trained to work autonomously
Published in News


Nearly ready for Wesley Crusher to destroy something 

Cornell University boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs claiming to have created microrobots no more than 250 micrometers across with basic electronic "brains" that let them walk autonomously.

Microsoft prepares to release new Surfaces
Published in News
Friday, 23 September 2022 10:54

Microsoft prepares to release new Surfaces


It does need to do something

Microsoft has told the world+dog that it is releasing something new on October 12 and the dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell-on-earth yarn claiming that it will be something to do with Microsoft's Surface hardware lineup.

AI lets cameras catch you on your mobile
Published in AI
Friday, 23 September 2022 10:38

AI lets cameras catch you on your mobile


Something else they can fine you for 

UK coppers are using an AI-based camera system to catch drivers using mobile phones or not wearing a seat belt.

Microsoft wants to avoid fact-checking news
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:21

Microsoft wants to avoid fact-checking news


Surrenders to the fakes

Software King of the World, Microsoft has decided it will allow fake news because it does not want to be labelled as a censor.

Nvidia prepares its metaverse cloud
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:14

Nvidia prepares its metaverse cloud


Software-as-a-service is getting everywhere

Nvidia has become the latest company to start prepaing for the metaverse with a newly-announced Omniverse Cloud and jumping on the bandwagon of every other software company which does not want users to own their own software.

Google and Meta turn to quiet lay-offs
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Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:02

Google and Meta turn to quiet lay-offs


Don't try this in Europe

Meta and Google appear to have turned to the "quiet layoff" to get rid of staff.  Apparently they are giving staff time to pick new roles after reorganising or disbanding teams and then giving them the boot when time runs out. 

Automatic emergency braking terrible at high speed
Published in Transportation


American Automobile Association warns tech not there yet

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is pretty good at preventing low-speed rear-end crashes but kind of sucks when vehicles are traveling at more normal speeds, according to new research from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Aussies more optimistic about their mobile service
Published in Mobiles


Still coming the raw prawn, just less often 

A new report by Australia’s telco watchdog recorded almost 80,000 complaints about phone and internet services in the last financial year.

Malwarebytes fixes Google block
Published in News
Thursday, 22 September 2022 10:24

Malwarebytes fixes Google block


Apparently its software was trying to save the world 

Malwarebytes has fixed a problem which saw iGoogle and its Youtube domains being flagged as malicious.