Adobe founder dies
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Tuesday, 20 April 2021 11:27

Adobe founder dies


Pioneer of desktop publishing and inventor of PDF


Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, the co-founder of Adobe, who was the pioneer of “What you see is what you get" (or WYSIWYG) desktop publishing has died. He was 81.

Huang wants to create an alternative universe
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A reality where Huang is both alive and more alive

The chipmaker named after a Roman vengeance daemon Nvidia’s boss says he wants to create an alternative universe which is is the digital twin of this one.

UK investigating Arm’s sale to Nvidia
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Tuesday, 20 April 2021 11:12

UK investigating Arm’s sale to Nvidia

 
Worried about national security suddenly

The UK government is to examine the sale of computer chip designer Arm Holdings to a US company after suddenly getting worried about national security.

Google shifted $75.4 billion profit out of Ireland.
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"Double-Irish" tax arrangement

Just in case you wonder about the sort of money that Google was funnelling through Ireland and Bermuda in 2019, the figure is $75.4 billion.

Brits looking at digital currency
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Monday, 19 April 2021 12:11

Brits looking at digital currency


After all those years moaning about the pound and the Euro

British finance minister Rishi Sunak launched a new task force for a potential Bank of England central bank digital currency and other measures to promote international share-trading.

Apple wins appeal against Optis
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Monday, 19 April 2021 12:07

Apple wins appeal against Optis


Ironically claimed Optis Wireless Technology was making unfair royalty demands


A federal judge tossed a $506.2 million damages award against Apple after ruling the iPhone maker should have been able to argue that patent owner Optis Wireless Technology was making unfair royalty demands.

PS3 and PS4 games about to become unplayable
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Old internal timing systems issue


Unless something changes, an issue lurking in older PlayStations' internal timing systems threatens to eventually make every PS4 game and all downloaded PS3 games unplayable on current hardware.

Alleged white terrorist grassed up by a Tesla
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Dushko Vulchev arrested for targeting African Americans

A bloke who thought it was a good idea to set fires at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Churches, slash tyres of cars around the church, and African American businesses has been arrested on evidence provided by a vehicle.

IBM ordered to pay up in racially biased sacking
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Told to write an $11.1 million cheque


A federal jury found that former IBM sales manager Scott Kingston had been unlawfully fired by the company and denied sales commission after challenging the treatment of subordinates as racially biased.

Untouchables touch Microsoft Exchange servers
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Remove zero day flaw


America's top law enforcement agency obtained a court order that allowed it to remove a backdoor program from hundreds of private Microsoft Exchange servers that were hacked through zero-day vulnerabilities earlier this year.