Aussie loses job for putting his PDA in a Twisties packet
Published in Mobiles


Labour Court decides he knew what he was doing

A 60 year old electrician from Perth was rather cross when his firm handed out PDAs.

GM lays out driverless car plans
Published in News
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:26

GM lays out driverless car plans


Robot taxis by 2019

General Motors laid out its vision for self-driving vehicles and told investors it planned a commercial launch of fleets of fully autonomous robo-taxis in multiple dense urban environments in 2019.

Qualcomm finds more patents Apple "borrowed"
Published in Processors
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:19

Qualcomm finds more patents Apple "borrowed"


Borrowed genius

Apple's legal spat with Qualcomm just got even messier as the chipmaker found even more patents which it thinks that Apple is using without permission.

System76 disables Intel ME
Published in News
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:15

System76 disables Intel ME


One too many security issues

System76 says it is rolling out a firmware update for its new Linux laptops which disables the Intel Management Engine.

Comcast waters down net neutrality pledge
Published in News
Friday, 01 December 2017 11:08

Comcast waters down net neutrality pledge


You probably were not expecting this

Throughout its campaign against net neutrality laws, Comcast said the laws were not needed and promised to up-hold net neutrality what ever happened.

Apple will create its own power management chips
Published in Processors


Dialog faces night of the long knives

Yet another loyal Apple partner is suffering for failing to do what the company told it to do.

Personal computing devices slump
Published in News
Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:59

Personal computing devices slump


IDC figures

Augers working for IDC have been reading the liver of fat ram and come to the conclusion that global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) will decline 2.7 percent on year in 2017.

Samsung finds another use for graphene balls
Published in News
Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:50

Samsung finds another use for graphene balls


li-ion with great balls of fire

Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology has come up with another use for graphene balls – giving a coat for use inside a regular li-ion cell.

Boffins create 50 qubits quantum simulators
Published in News
Thursday, 30 November 2017 12:45

Boffins create 50 qubits quantum simulators


Teach your quantum cat to do the accounts

Two teams of researchers have published papers in Nature detailing how they created unprecedented quantum simulators consisting of over 50 qubits.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 on 600 million active monthly devices.
Published in News


Still short of a billion

Software king of the world Microsoft says that its Windows 10 is on 600 million devices.