Windows 10 Redstone 2 out in April
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:40

Windows 10 Redstone 2 out in April


Microsoft partners seem to be leaking the date


It is looking fairly certain that Windows 10’s second major update will be released in April.

China's planned Exascale computer stretches the English language
Published in News


You can't really call it a super-super computer


China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, which has left the press searching for a word for what it is building.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 privacy changes
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:21

Microsoft makes Windows 10 privacy changes


Changes please the regulators but not everyone

While regulators are happy with Windows 10’s privacy changes, users might be miffed that Vole has not given a complete opt-out feature.

Toshiba mulls spinning off its semi-conductor business
Published in Processors


Anyone want to pay for a load of old Tosh?

The Japanese tech giant renowned for its creative accounting is thinking of spinning off its semiconductor business and selling a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital.

5G will be a worldwide game changer
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:06

5G will be a worldwide game changer


Qualcomm issues a report on the coming mobile technology


The maker of chips, Qualcomm, has issued a new report which identifies 5G as a significant technology worldwide game changer.

Accenture claims banks can save billions with blockchain
Published in News


Don't be confused by the rocks that it's got 

A new report claims that blockchain technology could reduce infrastructure costs by an average of 30 percent for eight of the world’s ten biggest banks.

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech
Published in Wearables
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:17

Zuckerberg quizzed over Oculus tech


We didn’t steal it, honest


Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was nicked by a former staff member.

Qualcomm rubbishes Nokia leak rumours
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:03

Qualcomm rubbishes Nokia leak rumours


We did not leak a new Nokia design at CES

Claims that the new design for the Nokia 6 was accidently leaked at CES were rubbished by the alleged leaker Qualcomm.

Boffins create built-in battery fire extinguishers
Published in News


Smash iPhone in case of fire


A team of boffins from Stanford University have emerged from their smoke-filled labs with a lithium-ion battery which has its own built-in fire extinguisher.

AI should not replace people, warns Microsoft boss
Published in News


It should make them more efficient

Microsoft’s Supreme Dalek, Satya Nadella, has warned companies against thinking that AI will replace people.