M&M machines spy on students' faces
Published in News
Monday, 26 February 2024 10:55

M&M machines spy on students' faces


University rushes to remove them

Canada-based University of Waterloo is hurrying to remove M&M-branded smart vending machines from campus after furious students discovered the machines secretly collect facial-recognition data without their permission.

Toshiba laptop chargers go up in flames
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 26 February 2024 10:39

Toshiba laptop chargers go up in flames


15.5 million recalled

Dynabook Americas, the firm that used to be Toshiba, has recalled 15.5 million Toshiba laptop AC adapters over fears they could burn and set fire to your home.

Boeing boss sacked after jet door blows off in mid-air horror
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Someone had to take the blame

Boeing has axed Ed Clark, the chief of its 737 Max passenger jet programme, after a shocking and terrifying mid-air blowout in January exposed the ongoing problems with the jet.

Google's robocabs crash, burn and get recalled
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Just like human cars

Google's self-driving car firm Waymo is facing a backlash in its bid to launch 24/7 robotaxi service in other parts of California after a series of blunders that have sparked safety fears about the vehicles invading their towns.

French town says non to scrolling
Published in News
Friday, 23 February 2024 12:13

French town says non to scrolling


Phone users are empty-headed food trough wipers

The French town of Seine-Port, in the Seine-et-Marne area south of Paris, with fewer than 2,000 people, has voted for a Phonexit.

AMD’s Medusa might turn Nvidia to stone
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Friday, 23 February 2024 11:58

AMD’s Medusa might turn Nvidia to stone


Dark satanic rumour mill suggests it might be worth the wait

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn suggesting that AMD’s Medusa chip might be really good.

Shanghai boffins stuff petabit on optical disk
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That is a lot of p*rn

A bunch Shanghai boffins have used a tiny laser to cram loads of data onto a disk.

Jobs' Mob robbing meditation gurus
Published in News
Friday, 23 February 2024 11:22

Jobs' Mob robbing meditation gurus


Nevermind Nervana, give us 30 per cent of your rice bowl

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been bullying the maker of a meditation app and demanding that a third of the donations given to its teachers be handed over to keep the company wealthy.

Threatening pirates makes them worse
Published in News
Friday, 23 February 2024 10:49

Threatening pirates makes them worse


New study finds men, in particular, ignore threats

A new study from the University of Portsmouth has found that scary messages meant to stop digital piracy have the opposite effect on men.

FCC investigates AT&T’s network meltdown
Published in Network
Friday, 23 February 2024 10:35

FCC investigates AT&T’s network meltdown


If only they had not had to give up their Huawei technology

The FCC confirmed that it is investigating how AT&T’s network went spectacularly tits up for 11 hours yesterday.