Honor scores deals with Intel and Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 January 2021 11:41

Honor scores deals with Intel and Qualcomm


Now it is free from Huawei

Chinese budget phone maker Honor has signed partnerships with major chip suppliers such as Intel and Qualcomm after being spun off from parent Huawei Technologies.

Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller out
Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2021 11:37

Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller out


Build hardware with microcontroller code

The Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller that lets you build hardware projects with some code running on the microcontroller is now out.

Pat (Kicking) Gelsinger arranges his R&D cabinet.
Published in News


Reveals outsourcing plans and right foot

Intel's new CEO, Pat (Kicking) Gelsinger is already causing a stir with Intel's current R&D teams.

DeLorean comes back from the future
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 January 2021 11:30

DeLorean comes back from the future


Hope it starts this time

The DMC DeLorean has been out of production for almost 40 years, but the iconic vehicle might be coming back as an electric car.

Bullitt creates antimicrobial mobile phone
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 January 2021 11:21

Bullitt creates antimicrobial mobile phone


No bugs on the CAT S42

The UK-based Bullitt Group, makers of military-grade smartphones and the global licensee for CAT phones, has launched the first fully antimicrobial mobile phone - the CAT S42.

Google gives up on Project Loon
Published in News
Friday, 22 January 2021 11:20

Google gives up on Project Loon


Ballooning costs


Google has given up on its decade long project which was supposed to bring the internet to inaccessible areas using balloons.

Pai goes out warning of “yellow peril”
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:06

Pai goes out warning of “yellow peril”


Kicking and screaming back to the 19th century

The man who handed the internet to the US telcos has exited the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) muttering about the dangers of yellow peril.

Jack Ma appears to be alive
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:03

Jack Ma appears to be alive


At least for 50 seconds

Billionaire Jack Ma’s 50-second video reappearance has done little to resolve Alibaba’s troubled relationship with regulators that is making some investors hesitate about owning the Chinese e-commerce giant’s shares.

Penn State thinks it has a cure for range anxiety
Published in Transportation


Lithium iron phosphate batteries

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are looking at lithium ion phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.

EU fines games makers over geo-blocking
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:34

EU fines games makers over geo-blocking


$9.4 million in fines

A four-year antitrust investigation into PC games geo-blocking in the European Union by distribution platform Valve and five games publishers has led to fines totalling $9.4 million after the Commission confirmed today that the bloc's rules had been breached.