Trump orders clamp down on H-1B workers
Published in News
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:39

Trump orders clamp down on H-1B workers


Silicon Valley must prove they can’t hire US workers


After solving the problem of terrorists coming into the US by using an executive order banning Muslims from entering the country from places where he does not have business dealings, Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump is doing something similar to Big Tech.

Oracle doubles its Amazon and Azure cloud licencing
Published in News


Why follow the Herd?


While Amazon and Microsoft have reduced the price of their cloud based operations, Oracle has decided to double the price, just to show everyone how it is done.

Father of Pacman becomes a ghost
Published in Games
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 11:02

Father of Pacman becomes a ghost


Masaya Nakamura bought joy to billions


The bloke who founded Namco and became the “the father of Pac-Man,” has died. Masaya Nakamura Nakamura was 91.

Nintendo returns to profit
Published in News
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:55

Nintendo returns to profit


But sees trouble ahead


Former playing card maker Nintendo has managed to make its first profit in four quarters thanks to its mobile gaming division.

Soap up your smartphone
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 30 January 2017 13:41

Soap up your smartphone


Clean your Kyocera when you do the dishes


Never mind curved screens and AR cameras, the people at Kyocera want to build smartphones which you can wash when you do the dishes.

Tech Dirt fighting for its life
Published in News
Monday, 30 January 2017 13:02

Tech Dirt fighting for its life


Email “inventor” might be backed by Thiel


Tech Dirt is fighting for its financial life in a case which should put the fear of god into the tech press.

ISPs giving up on warning pirates
Published in News
Monday, 30 January 2017 11:58

ISPs giving up on warning pirates


It does not work


Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system which gave “copyright alerts” to pirates when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated content.

Toshiba confirms it is selling off memory chips
Published in Memory


Flash in the pan


After a couple of months of rumours and speculation, troubled nuclear powered, electronics maker Toshiba has given up on its flash memory chip business and will flog most of it.

Microsoft is worth $500 billion
Published in News
Monday, 30 January 2017 11:25

Microsoft is worth $500 billion


Nadella’s turnaround is working while Cook's is not 


While the reign of the shy and retiring Steve “I never threw a chair at anyone” Ballmer was one of the best times for Microsoft news, the company has been having a bit of snooze for ages.

Intel ships Optane chips to partners
Published in Memory
Friday, 27 January 2017 14:34

Intel ships Optane chips to partners


Thanks for the memory 

Chipzilla has revealed that it has started shipping its Optane memory DIMMs to partners for testing.