Cambridge Analytica planned its own cryptocurrency
Published in News


What possibly could have gone wrong?

The outfit behind the recent Facebook scandal - Cambridge Analytica - attempted to develop its own cryptocurrency this past year and intended to raise funds through an initial coin offering.

FCC broadband panel chair arrested in $250 million fraud case
Published in News


FCC boss Ajit Pai appears to have built his own swamp

The former chair of a panel organised by FCC boss Ajit Pai to advise the agency on broadband matters has been arrested for alleged fraud. Elizabeth Ann Pierce, the former CEO of Quintillion Networks, was appointed by Pai last April to chair the committee.

Bill Gates world's most admired man
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:24

Bill Gates world's most admired man


And in a decade no one will remember Steve whatsit's name

After the death of Steve Jobs we made that shocking observation that Steve Jobs would be forgotten by history while Bill Gates would be remembered and probably have statues dedicated to him. According to the annual YouGov survey our prediction is on track.

Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Overclock to 5.88 GHz
Published in Processors

Sadly needed exotic cooling

Two of AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen processors have already been overclocked to more than 5.8GHz and beyond.

Intel shares plan to use the GPU for security
Published in Processors


Threat Detection Technology

Chipzilla has been sharing some of its ideas to use the GPU to detect new classes of threats.

Vivendi defends its cunning plan for Telecom Italia
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The Italians need stability

French media group Vivendi defended its cunning plan for the creaking and out-of-date Telecom Italia claiming that it is best placed as the number one shareholder to provide stability for the former monopoly.

French build new encryption based messaging
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Saying "non" to nasty foreign roast beef-eating encryption with "superior" french tech


The French government is building an encrypted messenger service to ease fears that foreign entities could spy on private conversations between top officials.

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:01

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel


To run secure IoT – not bad for what it used to call "cancer"

Software king of the world Microsoft has knocked up its own version of the Linux kernal to run a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices.

ZTE kicked out of the US
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:51

ZTE kicked out of the US


Seven-year ban

Chinese electronics giant ZTE has been effectively kicked out of the US for seven years after admitting to trading with North Korea and Iran.

Google's AR can see cancer
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:41

Google's AR can see cancer

 
Still no cure for Google

Google boffins have been telling the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, that they have come up with a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose cancer patients.