Compal to ship 40 million PCs this year
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:06

Compal to ship 40 million PCs this year


Ten per cent growth


It seems that there is some recovery in the PC market, according to manufacturer Compal.

ZTE is off the US trade blacklist
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:03

ZTE is off the US trade blacklist


Breathes a sigh of relief


ZTE is off the US. Department of Commerce’s naughty list and and will be able to buy and sell in the land of the fee.

Never mind the Mexicans - Trump should fear the Robots
Published in News


Economics experts warn


While the US government is making hay blaming foreigners for coming to the US and stealing jobs, it should be more worried about robots.

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer
Published in News
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:59

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer


Still can’t play counterstrike


A team of boffins has come up with a way of genetically engineering the DNA of mammalian cells to carry out complex computations and create biocomputers.

Microsoft admits stuffing up Xbox disk resale
Published in Games


Four years after the event


The software king of the world has finally admitted that it stuffed up the sale of X-Box disks four years after its actions caused a bit of a stink with users.

Musk wants to link his brain to a computer
Published in News


Could not find anyone else to do it

After hinting for a while that he would like to see better brain interfaces with computers and getting no takers, Elon Musk is doing it himself.

iPad responsible for US and UK laptop ban
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:56

iPad responsible for US and UK laptop ban


Wrong sort of religious hatred 


It turns out that it was not Donald (Prince of Orange’s) hatred of all things Muslim that led to US and UK bans on laptops in aircraft last week – but an Apple iPad.

Security breaches increase 86 percent
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:49

Security breaches increase 86 percent


Gemalto figures


Beancounters at Gemalto have released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86 percent compared to 2015.

Optane could be HD’s swan song
Published in News
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:44

Optane could be HD’s swan song


Intel thinks it can pull in the numbers

Intel’s Optane Memory is headed to be one of the most disappointing bits of tech in the world of storage.

Apple replaces ancient file system
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:38

Apple replaces ancient file system


Coal-powered file system was created for floppy drives


Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has finally gotten around to replacing the ancient file system on its iOS.