Russian hackers attack Bulgarians
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:43

Russian hackers attack Bulgarians


Ghost of Krum the Horrible stirs

Russia has turned on one of its most subservient cold-war allies after the country decided to purchase of new F-16 fighter jets from the United States.

Apple downgrades hard drive speeds
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:32

Apple downgrades hard drive speeds


Technology is moving too fast for Apple

Apple today announced updates to the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro and while the Tame Apple Press enthuses about price drops the fact that Jobs' Mob is moving to older and slower technology is not getting much of a mention.

Intel’s Pohoiki Beach simulates eight million neurons
Published in PC Hardware

 
AI tasks 1,000 times faster than CPUs.

Intel [remember them?] has unveiled a new AI system codenamed "Pohoiki Beach," a 64-chip computer capable of simulating eight million neurons in total.

AI is a computer power bugbear
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:11

AI is a computer power bugbear


Keeps Facebook’s AI expert awake at night

Facebook's AI initiatives, VP Jerome Pesenti (left) has warned that AI demands an increasing amount of compute power and it is keeping him awake at night worrying about it.

Broadcom will not buy Symantec
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 12:08

Broadcom will not buy Symantec


Too pricy

Broadcom has kicked the tyres of security outfit Symantec but walked out of the showroom after failing to agree a price.

World growing smart cities
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:59

World growing smart cities


Just add some magic beans

Cities around the world are increasingly becoming dependent on technology and Smart Cities are growing fast according to John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices

Internet screen time is depressing teens
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 11:53

Internet screen time is depressing teens


Better to have them playing computer games

Screen time -- and social media in particular -- is linked to an increase in depressive symptoms in teenagers, according to a new study by researchers at Montreal's Sainte-Justine Hospital.

Huawei lays off US research workers
Published in Network
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:13

Huawei lays off US research workers


Thanks to the warlord Duck Donald

Huawei will be laying off hundreds of US workers soon, in a move which would seem deeply ironic to those who watch the cable show Warrior.

iPhone explodes in 11 year-old’s hands
Published in Mobiles


Apple quickly investigates without saying she was holding it wrong

An 11-year-old girl’s quick thinking saved her when her iPhone caught fire while she was playing with it at her home in California.

Xiaomi buys stake in chipmaker
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:02

Xiaomi buys stake in chipmaker


Another crack at independence with stake in chips

China’s Xiaomi has written a cheque for six percent in shares of chip designer VeriSilicon suggesting that the smartphone contender is going to have a crack at making semiconductors.