Hungarian company arranges arrest of helpful teen
Published in News


Causes PR meltdown

Budapest's public transportation authority is suffering from the PR format of arranging for the arrest of an 18 year-old who found an obvious security hole in its website. 

FCC spinning like crazy on DDoS attack
Published in News
Monday, 24 July 2017 11:11

FCC spinning like crazy on DDoS attack


Regulator is not providing the paperwork

The US FCC is acting suspiciously over a DDoS attack which apparently forced it to shut down its net neutrality comment system in May.

Apple content stars Siri with a rock
Published in News
Monday, 24 July 2017 06:00

Apple content stars Siri with a rock


Can things get any worse?

Apple’s god-awful self-obsessed content just managed to get worse.

Apple fanboy forces poor to buy iPad
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 24 July 2017 06:00

Apple fanboy forces poor to buy iPad


Support the cargo cult or no education


Chinese authorities and parents stepped in after an Apple fanboy, who happened to be a headmaster, refused to provide an education to children unless they bought an over-priced tablet from his favourite company.

Qualcomm’s profits slip as Apple bites
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Qualcomm’s profits slip as Apple bites


You get that when your customers don’t pay you


The Tame Apple Press is rubbing its paws with glee after Qualcomm announced a slip in its profits – after all it had dared to stand up to their favourite company and demand it pay money, something few other companies would do.

Microsoft moves US jobs to China
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Microsoft moves US jobs to China


Global outsourcing is continuing to Make America grate again

While the US right wing press has been claiming that Donald Trump is bringing jobs back to America, it is starting to look like this is all spin.

Software outfits exaggerating AI claims
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Software outfits exaggerating AI claims


Riding the hype cycle


Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner claim that software companies are exploiting the current artificial intelligence craze by exaggerating the role of AI in their products.

US navy deploys lasers
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:24

US navy deploys lasers


Not on sharks 

The US navy has deployed its first operational laser weapon, only this time it is not attaching them to sharks.

Samsung's Bixby can understand Americans
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Samsung's Bixby can understand Americans


Bigger than the rest of the world and they hate health care

Samsung announced that the voice capabilities of its digital assistant are now rolling out to US Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, now that the AI can finally work out what Americans are saying.

Boffins claim AI can spot fake news
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Boffins claim AI can spot fake news


Can even tell if it is a doctored video

While a third of US people wait for President Trump to tell them what news is fake, a team of boffins at the University of Washington has used artificial intelligence to work it out.