Foxconn admits new iPhone will be expensive
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 14:19

Foxconn admits new iPhone will be expensive

 

A $1,000 is pretty close  after all

While the Tame Apple Press is doing its best to flog the iPhone 8 before it hits the shops, it might find that the price might be a snag.

Paypal’s Peter Thiel gives up on Donald Trump
Published in News


Incompetent and headed towards a disaster

Friend to the free press, Peter Thiel, was one of the few Silicon Valley supporters of President Trump but now is doing his best to distance himself from the Prince of Orange.

Japan Display needs a white knight
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 12:55

Japan Display needs a white knight


Smartphone screen-making needs an overhaul

Japan Display is looking for funds from an outside investor to help finance an overhaul of its ailing smartphone screen-making business, including 3,500 job cuts.

AMD admits that Ryzen has difficulty with Linux
Published in Processors


Lower class, too many operations at once

AMD has admitted that it has reports of segmentation faults from its Linux Ryzen customers.

Google fires bloke for anti-diversity rant
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:00

Google fires bloke for anti-diversity rant


White guy perpetuated gender stereotypes


Google has fired a bloke who slammed Google’s diversity policy and called for the company to stop hiring women and minorities when they should be hiring open minded conservative white guys instead.

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:00

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot

 

Dogged out of the courts 

The so-called podcasting patent which has blighted the music industry for years and forced a number of notable companies to waste money on a licence is now officially dead in the water.

Foxconn employee leaks iPhone’s internals
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 11:44

Foxconn employee leaks iPhone’s internals


A Ferrari running on a Windows XP machine – it explains so much

A Foxconn employee has snapped new images of the iPhone 8's internals and posted them to the Chinese social networking site Weibo.

Prosecutors want Samsung's Lee jailed for 12 years
Published in News


Samsung boss holds back the tears

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing as prosecutors sought to lock him up for 12 years.

BLU is back on Amazon
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 07 August 2017 06:00

BLU is back on Amazon


We are innocent

Amazon is allowing Blu to flog its phones on the site after the budget phone maker BLU convinced the outfit that it was not sending data to China.

Open sourcer sued over warning
Published in News
Monday, 07 August 2017 12:08

Open sourcer sued over warning

 

It is defamation

Open source programmer Bruce Perens is being sued for defamation after he warned that using Grsecurity's Linux kernel security could invite legal trouble.