Apple forced to pay staff $30 million
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 12:24

Apple forced to pay staff $30 million


Docked staff for the time it took security frisk them

After nearly a decade a California federal judge has finally given the green light to Apple’s $30 million settlement in a lawsuit.

Fruity cargo cult faces staff revolt
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 11:56

Fruity cargo cult faces staff revolt


They no longer want to go to the space ship and management is worried

Staff at the fruity cargo cult Apple no longer want to travel long distances to be indoctrinated by middle managers and are starting to make their views heard. 

Russian military touting Chinese bots
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 11:22

Russian military touting Chinese bots

Pretending to have invented them

The Russian military, desperate for good news to put on state media, has been dressing up Chinese robots and claiming to have invented them.

Intel turns flogs off more family silver
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 11:15

Intel turns flogs off more family silver


Gotta get a better return on asset value

Intel has flogged more of its family silver by turning over 5,000 patents to the intellectual property licensing group IPValue.

Two NHS hospitals lose millions over AI start-up crash
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Sensyne Health delisted

Two NHS hospitals in the UK have lost nearly $18 million after an AI startup they poured cash into delisted from the AIM sharemarket.

Nvidia pricing falling fast
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 10:50

Nvidia pricing falling fast


Apparently it is working with partners to reduce prices more 

While we have been reporting how the price of Nvidia GPUs is falling for a while, it seems that the company wants the prices to drop further and is having a quiet word with its partners to make it so. 

Hacker exposes revenge posters
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 10:39

Hacker exposes revenge posters


Sh*t hits the fan

A hacker has exposed the users of revenge website Sh*tExpress and leaked the company's secure data, including customer email addresses and the messages they sent through the platform.

US bans 3nm processing technique exports on security grounds
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China targeted

The United States is formally banning the export of four technologies tied to semiconductor manufacturing, calling the protection of the items "vital to national security." 

Intel jumps from DirectX 9 to 12
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 16 August 2022 11:43

Intel jumps from DirectX 9 to 12


On Xe, Arc GPUs

Intel has moved from native DX9 hardware support on its Intel's Xe integrated graphics solutions on 12th Gen CPUs and A-Series Arc Alchemist discrete GPUs to DirectX 12.

Microsoft sneaks 365  adverts into Office
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 11:30

Microsoft sneaks 365 adverts into Office


Pop-ups

Software King of the World Microsoft has worked out a way to make its Office 365 product really unpopular with users by inserting  pop-up advertising within Microsoft Word documents.