Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 12:14

Warnings of AMD 7nm chip shortages


Rumours from the Far East

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that there could be supply problems with AMD’s 7nm processors and graphics cards.

Germany declares war on parallel currency
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:55

Germany declares war on parallel currency


Stars are not right for Libra

Germany has passed a blockchain strategy in which Berlin vows to fight any company efforts to establish a parallel currency.

Apple says EU tax bill defies common sense
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:34

Apple says EU tax bill defies common sense

Apple should only pay 0.005 per cent tax rate in EU

The European Union’s order to Apple to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes “defies reality and common sense” a European court was told yesterday.

Wi-Fi gets its AX
Published in Network
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:07

Wi-Fi gets its AX


Standard finalised

The Wi-Fi Alliance has finalised its Wi-Fi Certified 6 programme, aka. 802.11ax.

Oracle bakes a huge Raspberry Pi
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:55

Oracle bakes a huge Raspberry Pi


Supercomputer clusters are cool

Oracle's OpenWorld convention saw the outfit showing off a Raspberry Pi Supercomputer that combines 1,060 Raspberry Pis into one cluster.

New York Times says don’t upgrade your iPhone
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 10:47

New York Times says don’t upgrade your iPhone


The structure of the universe has changed

After years of wetting its pants with excitement every time a new iPhone comes out, the New York Times is telling its readers it is pointless to upgrade to the new iPhone.

IBM starts bringing quantum computers out of the lab
Published in PC Hardware


53-qubit quantum computer out in October

IBM is taking a major step forward in moving quantum computing use forward by opening its first IBM Quantum Computation Centre in New York.

Tiger Lake specs spotted
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:19

Tiger Lake specs spotted


Making a clean sweep of the specs

It is starting to look like Tiger Lake-U will feature a 50 per cent  increase in L3 cache capacity, going from 8MB to 12MB.

Samsung and LG argue over what is 8K
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:52

Samsung and LG argue over what is 8K


Ours is better than yours

Samsung and LG are clashing over the image quality of their 8K TVs, each claiming that their ultra-high-definition televisions are "the bestest" and the other smells of a Nintendo gaming system.

HTC announces new CEO
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:42

HTC announces new CEO


Former Orange man replaces Wang

HTC announced that it has appointed a former executive from telecom giant Orange, Yves Maitre, as its new CEO.