Apple's 'Big Brother' tactics stifle Euro tech freedom
Published in News

EU needs to check the fine print

In a classic display of Apple's 'my way or the highway' attitude, the tech giant has finally bent the knee to European law, but not without a sneaky catch that's got third-party browser developers in a right tizz.

DRAM inventor logs off
Published in News
Monday, 20 May 2024 11:22

DRAM inventor logs off

Dennard was 91

Robert Heath Dennard, the trailblazing electrical and computer engineer who invented DRAM, has died at the age of 91.

LLM’s have the same security problems as 1970s phones
Published in AI

John Draper could exploit it with his Captain Crunch whistle

Security expert Bruce Schneier has pointed out that large language models are open to the same kind of weaknesses that phones in the 1970s had, the kind that John Draper exploited.

Google Cloud’s biggest blunder
Published in Cloud
Monday, 20 May 2024 10:07

Google Cloud’s biggest blunder

Deleted a major customer’s account

Google Cloud accidentally deleted a giant customer account, along with its back-ups for no reason.

Leaks show Zen 5 Strix might disappoint
Published in PC Hardware

Trails behind older Intel Core i7-12700F and mobile Intel Core i7-13850HX

New alleged benchmarks have surfaced online for the upcoming AMD Zen 5 Strix Point processors. While it might outdo the Ryzen 7 7700X and the Ryzen 7 7800X3D, it is still behind Intel's older gear.

Chipzilla says good bye to Ponte Vecchio HPC GPUs
Published in Graphics

Only two years after it appeared it rides off into the sunset

Intel's decided it's time to start saying goodbye to its Ponte Vecchio HPC GPUs.

Nvidia might not do so well next year
Published in News
Friday, 17 May 2024 12:30

Nvidia might not do so well next year

Analysts warn of long term nose-dive

While the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street expect Nvidia to clean up making AI chips, there is a growing number of them who are less certain.

Underwater data centres risk sonic attacks
Published in News

Turning benign whales into terrorists

New research suggests that Underwater Data Centres (UDCs) might be at risk from acoustic attacks, which could be as simple as broadcasting a high-pitched musical note underwater.

Samsung mocks Apple’s own goal
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 17 May 2024 11:55

Samsung mocks Apple’s own goal

We would never crush creativity

Samsung is having a field day with Apple’s bizarre marketing mistake in which it promised to crush all creativity of users who bought its new iPad.

Tsar Putin ordering hackers to go for western targets
Published in News

British top spook warns

A top British spook warned that Tsar Putin of all the Russias, is actively motivating and guiding hackers to launch attacks against British and other Western targets.