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Apple copies ancient Microsoft partner programme
Published in PC Hardware


Decides to be extra nice to select unpaid support staff with "white glove" service

Fruity cargo cult Apple has discovered that being an arse to its support partners might not be such a good idea and instead its is copying a "white glove service" that Microsoft has been doing for 20 years.

Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts
Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:36

Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts


Looking at forcing them to use USB-C 

Fruity cargo-cult Apple might be forced to provide USB-C chargers in its iPhones in Brazil.

Rufus 3.16 works around Volish restrictions
Published in News


Yes, you can install Windows 11 on older machines


Microsoft’s restrictions on devices that could run Windows 11 are seen as a major pain. Most users on older PCs see the “this PC doesn’t currently meet the minimum system requirements to run Windows 11” message.

Japanse boffin sues Intel
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:51

Japanse boffin sues Intel


It nicked FPGA SoC chips that use ALM and my other acronyms

Japanese boffin Masahiro Iida is incandesnant with rage that Intel has borrowed his idea for Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and System-on-Chip (SoC) chips that employ Adaptive Logic Modules (ALM).

HPE announces new cloud-native server
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:49

HPE announces new cloud-native server


Uses Ampere chips

Former maker of expensive printer ink Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced today that it will offer a new cloud-native server in Q3 of 2022 using Ampere chips.

ARM announces Immortalis GPU today
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:47

ARM announces Immortalis GPU today


Includes ray tracing on mobile

ARM is announcing its new flagship Immortalis GPU today, its first to include hardware-based ray tracing on mobile.

Brits say that AI cannot invent stuff yet
Published in AI
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:43

Brits say that AI cannot invent stuff yet


IPO decides that AI still needs too much human assistance

The UK's Intellectual Property Office has decided artificial-intelligence systems cannot patent inventions for the time being.

TSMC continues to grow
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 11:42

TSMC continues to grow


While Intel declines

Beancounters have been looking at some numbers and reached the conclusion that TSMC will grow second-quarter revenue 43 percent quarter-over-quarter to $18.1 billion.

Apple still claims to have invented the touchscreen smartphone
Published in Mobiles


Claims Samsung copied them

Fruity cargo cult Apple is still peddling the myth that it invented the touchscreen smartphone by claiming that Samsung copied them.

Asus and Gigabyte predicts doom for the motherboard industry
Published in PC Hardware


Sales will drop by 25 per cent

Asus and Gigabyte managers are looking at doom-laden projections for the motherboard industry through the rest of 2022.