Hyundai bought chips when others did not
Published in Transportation
Friday, 26 February 2021 12:56

Hyundai bought chips when others did not


Thank goodness for crystal balls

Hyundai has so far avoided a chip shortage that has plagued global automakers, largely maintaining its stockpile of chips last year and even accelerating purchases towards the end, while their rivals did not.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 may not launch with RX 6700 XT
Published in PC Hardware


French warnings of delays

While the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT is expected to be announced on March 3 through AMD's official launch event, a French tech site has warned that the less-powerful counterpart, the RX 6700 has been delayed.

Toshiba releases FC-MAMR
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 26 February 2021 12:15

Toshiba releases FC-MAMR


8 TB capacity along with an ultra-low idle power

Toshiba has released what it calls the industry's first hard drive featuring flux control microwave assisted magnetic recording (FC-MAMR) technology.

GTA blamed for spate of car jackings
Published in Gaming
Friday, 26 February 2021 12:05

GTA blamed for spate of car jackings


Less messy than burning witches 

A US politician is blaming the increase in car jacking crime in the fair city of Chicago on computer game Grand Theft Auto. 

Google to change AI ethics procedures
Published in AI
Friday, 26 February 2021 11:57

Google to change AI ethics procedures


Staff revolt after two professors are fired

Google will change procedures before July for reviewing its scientists' work, to quell a staff revolt over the integrity of its artificial intelligence (AI) research.

Apple told to sling its hook
Published in News
Friday, 26 February 2021 11:49

Apple told to sling its hook


Valve does not have to hand over all its data to Jobs' Mob

A US magistrate judge has ordered Valve to provide sales data to Apple in response to a subpoena issued amid Apple's continuing legal fight with Epic Games.

A fifth of SMBs hacked last year
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 16:38

A fifth of SMBs hacked last year


Most thought they were too small to be worried

A new study by Sectigo, the “State of Website Security and Threat Report”, reveals that 20 per cent of SMBs have experienced a breach in the past year alone, even though nearly three-fourths believe their companies are mitigating risks effectively.

PS5 to get VR
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:46

PS5 to get VR


If you can get a PS5

The PlayStation 5 will have its virtual reality headset and development kits should be sent out soon.

Samsung updates Android for longer than Google
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:29

Samsung updates Android for longer than Google


Four years

Samsung is now offering four years of security updates on many of its Android devices which is longer than the three years offered by Google on its Pixel.

Computer glitch keeps prisoners locked up
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 February 2021 13:21

Computer glitch keeps prisoners locked up


Management software cannot work out sentencing laws

Arizona Department of Corrections whistleblowers claim that hundreds of incarcerated people who should be eligible for release are being held in prison because the inmate management software cannot interpret current sentencing laws.