Trump meets big tech again
Published in News
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:30

Trump meets big tech again


We want to keep American tech dominance

The Trump administration met with top tech executives to discuss ways to “ensure American dominance” of innovation and the future of high tech jobs.

Intel might have 7nm quicker than expected
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:21

Intel might have 7nm quicker than expected


10nm will be Chipzilla's bridging tech

Chipzilla’s much delayed and underused 10nm process might end up being a holding technology for a more successful 7nm process which will arrive quicker than expected.

China demands release of Huawei executive
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:15

China demands release of Huawei executive


This is getting serious

China has formally demanded the release of a senior executive at tech giant Huawei Technologies after she was detained in Canada on extradition charges to the US.

FCC’s gift for consumers is no gift at all
Published in News
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:11

FCC’s gift for consumers is no gift at all


It turns out it was another sop to help telcos again

Earlier this week we wondered what had fallen into FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s cornflakes after it was announced that it was cracking down on annoying robocalls and automatic text messaging.

Google says ciao to Allo
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:08

Google says ciao to Allo


Dead as a dodo by next year.

Google is going to kill off its chat app Allo by the middle of next year.

IBM’s DeepMind creates a game learning system
Published in AI


AlphaZero upgrades

IBM’s AI supreme intelligence DeepMind has created a system that can quickly master any game including chess, Go, and Shogi, and do so without human guidance.

Half the world is using the internet
Published in News
Friday, 07 December 2018 11:54

Half the world is using the internet


ITU figures

The United Nations agency for information and communication technologies the ITU has been asking around and estimates that at the end of 2018, 51.2 percent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the internet.

5G will take years to become popular
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:41

5G will take years to become popular


Taiwan IoT Technology and Industry Association warning


Taiwan IoT Technology and Industry Association (TwIoTA). Chairman Frank Huang has warned that it will take years before 5G applications to become popular.

Smartphones are in decline
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:26

Smartphones are in decline


The market is no longer flat

New statistics suggest that smartphone use is not just flat, but is in total decline.

FCC claims Russia meddled in net neutrality debate
Published in News


Apparently, they were in favour of it

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has admitted that around 500,000 comments submitted during the net neutrality public comment period were linked to Russian email addresses.