Alibaba and Tencent’s plans to buy iQIYI stall
Published in News


Baidu wants too much money

Talks between Alibaba and Tencent to buy Baidu’s video streaming service have stalled over the price tag.

Huawei wants Honor to be a good rival
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 27 November 2020 11:57

Huawei wants Honor to be a good rival


Company sells budget brand

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei called on employees of its departing Honor sub-brand to strive to surpass its parent in a farewell speech as the tech giant sells the budget brand to keep its US sanction-hobbled supply chains going.

hCaptcha takes 15 percent of the Internet
Published in News
Friday, 27 November 2020 11:54

hCaptcha takes 15 percent of the Internet


So long Google reCAPTCHA

hCaptcha announced that its bot detector is running on about 15 percent of the internet, adding they they "took most of this market share directly from Google reCAPTCHA".

Internet causes Austrian village to give up on Fucking
Published in News


The English have spoilt it all

Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name -- Fugging -- after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear.

Amazon workers revolt
Published in News
Friday, 27 November 2020 11:50

Amazon workers revolt


Coordinated protests worldwide

Amazon warehouse workers and social and environmental justice activists around the world are  staging a series of coordinated protests, strikes, and actions to demand the online retailer respect workers' rights to participate in union activity, stop circumventing tax laws, and commit to higher environmental standards, according to the event's organisers.

UK spends $333 million on Trump conspiracy theory
Published in Network


Safe money

The UK is to spend $333 million to diversify its sources of 5G wireless equipment after banning China's Huawei from supplying the next-generation technology.

South Korean boffins work on HPC chip
Published in News
Thursday, 26 November 2020 12:06

South Korean boffins work on HPC chip


Might cause some serious problems for the big names

South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Institute (ETRI) has teamed up with ARM to design a CPU that’s tailored for supercomputing.

Boeing accused of knifing hybrid electric jet outfit
Published in Transportation


Even as it invested in the company

Aviation startup Zunum Aero filed a lawsuit this week accusing Boeing of fraud, technology theft, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets.

EU votes to support Right to Repair
Published in News
Thursday, 26 November 2020 11:52

EU votes to support Right to Repair


Apple might be a little worried

The European Parliament voted to support consumers' Right to Repair.

737 Max headed to the European skies again
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 26 November 2020 11:50

737 Max headed to the European skies again


Hopefully will not come down too fast

After much arguing and scandal it looks like Boeing’s 737 Max will be allowed to fly again in the EU from January.