Surface laptop is a monstrosity
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 19 June 2017 11:44

Surface laptop is a monstrosity

IFixit tear down gives it zero points

Microsoft’s Surface laptop is a glue filled monstrosity which is designed to be thrown away the moment something goes wrong, according to iFixit.

EU Parliament wants to protect end-to-end encryption
Published in News

European governments might be stalled

European governments that think they can stop terrorism by weakening end-to-end encryption might find their efforts stalled by the European Union.

Chess champion says we need to embrace AI
Published in News

Does not like Putin but will accept an autocratic robot overlord

Chess champion Garry Kasparov who is also renowned for his dislike of being told what to do by Tsar Putin, apparently sees nothing wrong with AI.

Modern PC’s inventor logs off
Published in News
Monday, 19 June 2017 11:17

Modern PC’s inventor logs off

Can’t be rebooted

Charles Patrick Thacker, the bloke who was instrumental in developing the modern personal computer has died. He was 74 and had been suffering from esophageal cancer.

Atari makes a new games console
Published in News
Monday, 19 June 2017 11:04

Atari makes a new games console

First time in 20 years 

Atari is making a video games console for the first time in more than 20 years and it looks like it will be a retro machine.

AMD and Nvidia have one thing in common
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Wall Street thinks you should dump them

The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street are getting increasingly worried over the future growth opportunities for both AMD and Nvidia.

Intel talks about Xeon Scalable Processor
Published in Processors

New mesh speeds access

While Intel has not got around to releasing its Xeon Scalable Processors it is starting to provide a few more details about the Skylake-SP based microarchitecture.

Most city users happy with their mobile connection
Published in Mobiles

Only half of rural users

UK telcom watchdog Ofcom has used crowd-sourced data collected from 4,288 users of their Smartphone app to reveal that 72 percent of users in UK urban areas were satisfied with their overall mobile service.

Google faces more than €1 billion fine
Published in News

EU expected to announce record antitrust fine

Search outfit Google is facing a record-breaking fine from the EU over its alleged abuse of its market dominance.

US spooks tried to bribe Telegram developers
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Claims Russian founder 

Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of the popular secure messaging app Telegram, has claimed that US intelligence agencies tried twice to bribe his company's developers to weaken encryption in the app.