Easy to answer conspiracy theories
We expected Mark Zuckerburg to get an easy ride from US senators yesterday after it was revealed that Facebook had given most of them on average $6,000 lobbying money over the years, but some of the questions he received were just daft. Our favourite was an easy-to-refute conspiracy theory that Facebook listens in on your conversations via microphones to display relevant ads.
Want to make some next-generation noise
THX - which is better known for movie and consumer electronics - has teamed up with Qualcomm to create an end-to-end THX Spatial Audio workflow using MPEG-H for the delivery of next-generation immersive audio experiences at NAB 2018.
It is probably just an attempt to get a price reduction
Last week the Tame Apple Press was reporting how Apple was going to dump Intel and use its flavour of ARM chips in its MacOS computers.
Ran an illegal taxi service
A top EU court has ruled that France is entitled to bring criminal proceedings against local managers of ride-hailing app Uber for running an illegal taxi service.
Punishing users who dared not to use its servicing team
The outfit which claims it cares for its users more than Facebook, Apple, has been killing off touch functionality in iPhone 8s for those who dared to use an outside person to fix their broken screens.
In the 1990s this would have been unthinkable
Software king of the world Microsoft has open sourced its 1990s era File Manager for Windows 3.0. The code, which is available on Github under the MIT OSS licence, compiles under Windows 10.
Users get none of the profits back
The brains behind Apple, dancing queen and all round good bloke Steve Wozniak has quit the social notworking site Facebook over growing concern for the carelessness with which Facebook and other Internet companies treat the private information of users.
New AMD gaming brand called Ares
Asustek is taking on the card maker named after a Roman vengeance demon, Nvidia with an unpopular Greek God who was hated by his parents.
No phones and VR not making enough
HTC has reported consolidated revenues of $94.77 million for March, up 6.1 percent on the month but down 46.7 percent on the year and the lowest quarterly revenues in 16 years.
Protecting the flat earthers' rights
A US government agency has taken it upon itself to stop companies taking film of the earth while in space.