IBM wants to put Watson on a smartphone
Published in Wearables
Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:11

IBM wants to put Watson on a smartphone


Project Intu gets into embodied cognition

The ever-shrinking Big Blue is improving its cognitive computing efforts with the launch of a new system-agnostic platform called Project Intu.

Tech companies fear encryption could be outlawed
Published in News


Trump’s promise to get tough with tech

The surprise election of the Donald, Prince of Orange in the US election, is alarming tech-companies which are worried that he could kill off encryption.

Samsung has got 85 percent of its Note 7s back
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:49

Samsung has got 85 percent of its Note 7s back


But 15 percent of owners  will not let them go


Samsung has said that it has replaced nearly 85 percent of Galaxy Note 7 devices through the company’s exchange program, with most customers opting to receive another Samsung smartphone.

Supermicro shows off new Kaby Lake boards
Published in Motherboards
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:00

Supermicro shows off new Kaby Lake boards


Next-gen Z270

The first motherboards to run the new Kaby Lake architecture are starting to be teased by Supermicro on its website.

Lenovo will use the Moto brand after-all
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:25

Lenovo will use the Moto brand after-all


Life in the old brand yet

When Lenovo wrote a cheque for Motorola mobility to by the outfit from Google in 2014, it had been widely assumed that the branding would be something that Lenovo would toss in the bin. However, now it appears that Lenovo is about to place all its mobile phones under the Moto brand.

GoPro recalls 2,500 drones
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:18

GoPro recalls 2,500 drones


Karma police


GoPro must be wondering wondered what it did in a previous life after it has been forced to recall about 2,500 of its recently introduced Karma drones because they lost power during use.

Aussies build a better Qubit
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:07

Aussies build a better Qubit


Step closer to cat-friendly quantum computers

Australian boffins have come up with a better qubit which makes quantum computers more likely.

Immigrate to Canada site falls over
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 10:37

Immigrate to Canada site falls over


Escaping the Orange revolution

The Canadian government’s immigration website crashed as thousands of Americans fearing the nation’s decision to elect its first Orange president tried to escape across the northern border to escape the new tyranny.

Intel’s use of lasers could change chips
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:57

Intel’s use of lasers could change chips


Laser chips could be the next big thing

Analyst outfit Susquehanna Financial Group gave Intel the thumbs up for its newly developed "laser chips" saying the development could be a game changer that will give the company the data centre chip market for years.

Apple has faith in MacBook Pro afterall
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:38

Apple has faith in MacBook Pro afterall


It is not a swan song

We did suspect that Apple had given up and surrendered the notebook ground to Microsoft with the release of its latest MacBook Pro – but it seems we might have been wrong.