TSMC’s EUV-based process netting big customers
Published in PC Hardware


Mobile World Congress will show the depth of its success

The Mobile World Congress is expected to show how well TSMC’s EUV-based process is doing at attracting customers.

Italian right-wingers call for Huawei ban
Published in Network
Friday, 22 February 2019 12:08

Italian right-wingers call for Huawei ban


No evidence but we believe what Trump says

Right-wing populist lawmakers from Italy’s ruling coalition are pushing the government to ban China’s Huawei from supplying equipment for the country’s rollout of 5G mobile communications.

Exorcising Spectre needs a new angle
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 22 February 2019 12:02

Exorcising Spectre needs a new angle


CPUs need to be overhauled not software fixes

Google researchers have warned that it will be challenging to avoid Spectre bugs unless CPUs are dramatically overhauled.

Consumer Reports stops recommending Tesla 3
Published in Transportation
Friday, 22 February 2019 11:58

Consumer Reports stops recommending Tesla 3


Not reliable

Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of the Tesla Model 3, citing reliability issues with the car.

Switzerland’s voting full of holes
Published in News
Friday, 22 February 2019 11:53

Switzerland’s voting full of holes


If only there were a cheesy metaphor, we could use here

Switzerland made headlines this month for the transparency of its internet voting system when it launched a fondue of public penetration tests and bug bounty programme to test the resiliency of the system to attack.

Waymo’s self-driving car can follow hand signals
Published in Transportation


Will not run over the cop.

Waymo's self-driving cars will now be able to use AI to detect and respond to the arm movements of a traffic cop as they wave traffic through an intersection.

Nike’s high-tech shoes won’t boot
Published in IoT
Friday, 22 February 2019 11:40

Nike’s high-tech shoes won’t boot


Help my left foot is bricked

Nike users are experiencing some technical difficulties in its strange world of connected footwear.

SK Hynix to build four memory chip plants
Published in News
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:34

SK Hynix to build four memory chip plants


Spending $107 billion

SK Hynix will spend $107 billion building four memory chip factories  in the hope of seeing off Chinese rivals.

Sony to increase chip engineer hires
Published in News
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:31

Sony to increase chip engineer hires


Expanding chip operations

Sony is expanding its chip operations and will assign 40 percent of its new engineer hires in Japan over the next two years.

Apple to merge iPhone, iPad and Mac apps
Published in News
Thursday, 21 February 2019 12:28

Apple to merge iPhone, iPad and Mac apps


Even though it said users didn’t want it

Fruity cargo cult Apple is merging its iPhone and Mac Apps by 2021 despite previously saying users did not want it.