AMD admits hobbling Radeon RX 560
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:33

AMD admits hobbling Radeon RX 560


Sorry about not telling you - the dog did it

AMD has admitted that the Radeon RX 560 which is in the shops now is essentially a rebranded older model.

FCC parrots telcos' outright lies
Published in News
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:30

FCC parrots telcos' outright lies


Net neutrality harms the poor and sick, apparently

The FCC is so desperate to bend over to the big US telcos that it has started parroting their lies.

Internet groups need to do more to fight extremist content
Published in News


EU wants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to pull their socks up

Internet groups such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stop extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission has growled.

Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme
Published in News
Thursday, 07 December 2017 12:13

Uber paid off hacker using bug bounty programme


20 year old geezer scored personal data of 57 million users

A 20 year old Florida man who was responsible for the large data breach at Uber last year was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” programme.

AMD nobbles its own GPU cards
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:29

AMD nobbles its own GPU cards


Budget chips just got worse and AMD hopes no one noticed

AMD is rather good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and just as its offerings start to look good it is expected that it is going to do something wrong to stuff it all up.

Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:40

Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition


Pay for your goods with your face

Intel and Foxconn have demonstrated how facial recognition capabilities possible in 5G technology can be used to make payments.

AI might falter due to human shortage
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:29

AI might falter due to human shortage


Market demand for millions

A new report from Chinese tech giant Tencent said that there are only 300,000 “AI researchers and practitioners” worldwide, but the “market demand” is for millions of roles.

Home cable continues to die
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:15

Home cable continues to die


40 percent of US people will cut the cable by 2030

By 2030, as many as 40 percent of Americans will have cut the cord to their cable companies and telephones according to predictions in a new report by market outfit TDG Research.

US does not need court order for backdoors
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 12:00

US does not need court order for backdoors


Our spies can do what they like

The increasingly autocratic oligarchic junta running the United States has decided it does not need any court order to insist that software companies give its spooks backdoor access to their products.

Google Go might make cheap phones better
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:53

Google Go might make cheap phones better


Android might get better on cheaper phones

Google is working on a way of making cheaper Android Phones run better with a cut down version of Android called Go.