US spooks tried to bribe Telegram developers
Published in News


Claims Russian founder 

Pavel Durov, the Russian founder of the popular secure messaging app Telegram, has claimed that US intelligence agencies tried twice to bribe his company's developers to weaken encryption in the app.

US gives $258 million to big IT
Published in News
Friday, 16 June 2017 11:58

US gives $258 million to big IT


Wants them to come up with big exascale supercomputers

The US Department of Energy is giving AMD, Cray, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, and Nvidia more than $258 million to  research and build exascale supercomputers.

Microsoft’s AI plays a mean Ms Pac-Man
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AI has evolved to the level of a 1980s arcade kiddie


Microsoft's artificial intelligence system has mastered the 1980s video game Ms. Pac-Man, making its steps towards global domination that much closer.

Threadripper will be Dell exclusive
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:27

Threadripper will be Dell exclusive


At least until the end of the year

Dell has tied up AMD's 16-core Threadripper CPU until the end of the year.

Nokia launches faster network chips
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:19

Nokia launches faster network chips


Kicking Juniper and Cisco right in the router

Nokia launched what it thinks are the world's fastest network chips and delivered a swift kick to the bottom line of Juniper and Cisco.

Western Digital goes for Toshiba injunction
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Auction might be scuppered.

Western Digital is going for a court injunction to prevent Toshiba  from flogging its chip business without the U.S. firm's consent  in a move that might scupper the auction.

Germans want to spy on kids
Published in News
Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:24

Germans want to spy on kids


They are the new face of terror

The German government is increasingly worried about the rise of a new internet terrorist class – the child.

Next iPhone will have wireless charging
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:21

Next iPhone will have wireless charging


At last Apple has invented it


The geniuses at Apple will finally invent gaming changing wireless charging technology, which none of its rivals have, and it will be in the next iPhone.

How the US government killed off mobile phones
Published in Mobiles


We could have had the first 72 years ago

The world could have had mobile phones more than 40 years ago but the concept was killed off by the US government which considered them too niche and refused to give out any spectrum.

Peter Thiel is not a vampire
Published in News
Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:52

Peter Thiel is not a vampire


Not looking for the secrets of eternal youth


The Trump-supporting, magazine killing tech-billionaire Paypal boss Peter Thiel is not trying to stay young by transfusing teen blood into his own body.