TSMC jacks up capital spending
Published in News
Friday, 18 October 2019 10:07

TSMC jacks up capital spending


5G growth better than expected

TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecasted a nearly 10 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and 5G smartphones.

Former Apple people intro smarter smartphones
Published in Mobiles


Innovation happens outside the fruity cargo cult

A startup founded by a former Apple bloke is coming up with cutting edge technology which aims to bring something new to the smartphone industry.

AI can't check for fake news
Published in AI
Friday, 18 October 2019 09:35

AI can't check for fake news

 

You need humans to tell a flat earth, anti-vax, 5G conspiracy theory from the real thing

Hopes that we might be able to use machine learning to distinguish the sheep from the goats in the news have been dashed by two papers released by MIT boffins.

Firefox pleases the Germans
Published in News
Friday, 18 October 2019 09:24

Firefox pleases the Germans


Very precise on security

The German Federal Office for Information Security (the Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik for short) has given the thumbs up to the latest flavour of Firefox because its security is much better than other browsers on the market.

Microsoft's Edge stops distributing E
Published in News
Friday, 18 October 2019 09:08

Microsoft's Edge stops distributing E

 

Eezer Goode no longer

Software King of the world Microsoft appears to have stopped taking the E out of its users and is replacing its Edge logo.

AI-powered Google Clips scrapped
Published in AI
Friday, 18 October 2019 09:01

AI-powered Google Clips scrapped


It turns out people didn
't want to record things in that much detail

Google is discontinuing its AI-powered Google Clips, a small camera designed to use technology to capture and preserve life's most memorable moments automatically.

IBM revenue misses targets
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:40

IBM revenue misses targets


Let down by its global technology services unit

Big Blue disappointed the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street with its quarterly revenue announcements.

Chipzilla has not given up on 5G
Published in Network
Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:33

Chipzilla has not given up on 5G

 

Spends $27 million on it

Chipzilla has just bought shedloads of 5G software, despite closing down its own 5G modem business.

UK sees sense and realise it can't block internet porn
Published in News


Nationwide age verification system dropped

Plans to introduce a nationwide age verification system for online pornography have been abandoned by the government after years of technical troubles and concerns from privacy campaigners.

FBI claims to have cracked Bitcoin
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:02

FBI claims to have cracked Bitcoin

 

Breaks kiddie porn ring

Federal authorities in the US have unsealed charges against the South Korean operator of a child porn ring that's been billed as the world's "largest dark web child porn marketplace."