EU is about to hit big US IT with a big tax
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Tailored for their unique brand of avoidance

Large companies with significant digital revenues in the European Union such as  Apple, Uber, Google and Facebook could face a three percent tax on their turnover under a draft proposal by the European Commission.

Former Qualcomm chairman mounts a takeover bid
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Bit of long shot

After seeing off Broadcom, Qualcomm is now looking at another takeover bid by its former chairman Paul Jacobs

New study rules out games as precursors to violent crime
Published in Games

"Guns don't kill people computer games do" myth dispelled

Trying to avoid saying that the nation's gun obsession is responsible for school shootings, US politicians are focusing on violent video games as a cause. However, a new long-term study has proved that they are talking rubbish.

Iranians purged from Apple's app store
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Friday, 16 March 2018 12:12

Iranians purged from Apple's app store

Inquisition against a rival religion 

The fruity cargo cult Apple has decided that if you are Iranian, you are automatically forbidden to enter Apple heaven.

Intel to bring out Sceptre hardware fixes
Published in Processors

Starting with Cascade Lake

Intel is introducing hardware protections against the Spectre CPU bug that was discovered last year.

Bali switches off the Internet for a moment of reflection
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Keeps the demons away too

The internet on Bali will go dark this Saturday, with providers switching off mobile services for 24 hours to mark the Indonesian island’s annual day of silence.

Was AMD security announcement gaming Wall Street?
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CTS Labs and Viceroy Research spark conspiracy theory

The announcement by a security firm called CTS Labs had found severe vulnerabilities and backdoors in some AMD processors appears to have sparked a full-on internet conspiracy theory.

Apple's iPhone X battery is borked
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Thursday, 15 March 2018 12:19

Apple's iPhone X battery is borked

No, you don't get what you pay for

Fruity cargo cult Apple is facing a major problem with the batteries of its over-priced iPhone X, putting another nail in the coffin of the gadget which was supposed to turn around Apple's slumping iPhone sales.

Intel remembers giving Stephen Hawking his voice
Published in Processors

Issues its own statement

The death of Stephen Hawking apparently brought to an end a close relationship between the black hole expert and Chipzilla.

Torvalds wades into CTS Labs' AMD chip security report
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Smells like stock manipulation

IT's Mr Sweary and the creator of Linux, has hit out at CTS Labs' AMD chip security report saying that it "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory".