Open source saves the Italian military millions
Published in News


Can get back to conquering Gaul

The Italian Defence Ministry surprised the world last year by announcing that they were dumping Microsoft office in favour of an open-source alternative like LibreOffice.

Kickstarter investigates Peachy Printer "scam"
Published in News


Didn't fund tech project

Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is investigating claims that money given to a tech project was instead used to build a house for one of its co-founders David Boe.

EA delaying entry into the third-person action market
Published in Games


Not coming soon

EA is telling the world that it wants into the third-person action market with an open world game, but it does not appear to be happenng any time soon.

Samsung releases EVO Plus 256GB microSD card
Published in Memory


Claims it is the highest capacity in class

Samsung  unveiled the EVO Plus 256GB microSD memory card claiming it offers the highest capacity for a microSD card in its class, delivering fast speeds and an expanded memory storage for use in premium smartphones and tablets, 360-degree video recorders, action cameras, and drones.

Xbox users possessed by a loser demon
Published in News
Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:24

Xbox users possessed by a loser demon


Priest calls for bath-tub baptisms

Pastor Gene Lingerfelt of the Faith Christian Centre in Texas has gained 15 minutes of fame by declaring that XBox gamers were possessed by a loser demon.

Intel will release Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors
Published in Processors


Ready for the next Skylake refresh


Intel has just published a Product Change Notification which appears to indicate that there will be new Celeron, Pentium and Core i3 processors during the next Skylake refresh.

Coppers blur lamb pictures to protect ID
Published in News
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:23

Coppers blur lamb pictures to protect ID


Well they were victims

A copper in West Midland Police's Central Motorway department shared an image of three sheep that had been rescued from suspected poachers. But he has become a twitter sensation because he burred the sheep’s faces to protect their ID.

Edge finally gets extensions
Published in News
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:16

Edge finally gets extensions


Might actually be useful


A new preview of build (14342) of Windows 10 has zipped out to Insiders on the Fast Ring, and this finally sees extensions become fully functional and easy to install in Microsoft Edge.

Apple in hot water for “nicking ideas”
Published in Mobiles


This one could cost it $2.4 billion

Fruity cargo cult Apple has found itself in the middle of another accusation that it may not invented some of the technology it made a fortune from.
VoIP-Pal (VPLM) claims that Jobs’ Mob owes it $2.8 billion because of the way its iMessage and FaceTime services work.

EU blocks Hutchison’s O2 take-over
Published in News
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:01

EU blocks Hutchison’s O2 take-over

Would have harmed the UK mobile sector

The European Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation.