Jobs wanted iPhone to be more like Android
Published in Mobiles


But his designers said it was a bad idea


Steve Jobs wanted the iPhone to be more like Android and have a back button in addition to a home button, however the designers overruled him.

SuperMicro draws SuperBlade
Published in Network
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:22

SuperMicro draws SuperBlade


Skylake based Xeon

SuperMicro has lifted the wraps off its new Intel-based Omni-Path Architecture X11 8U/4U SuperBlade.

Apple poaches Sony execs to improve TV service
Published in News


We need to get a few people from outside the reality distortion field

Fruity-Tax dodging cargo cult Apple has realised that if it is going to do well in the telly market, it is going to have to hire people from outside its reality distortion field.

Chinese networked intertwined quantum particles
Published in News


1,200 kilometres without needing a cat


Chinese boffins have sent intertwined quantum particles from a satellite to ground stations separated by 1,200 kilometres, smashing the previous world record and not needing a cat to work.

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
Published in News


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.