Apple surrenders to China’s data controls
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Apple surrenders to China’s data controls


Finally a force that can make Apple obey


The Tame Apple Press has been reporting about how Apple is setting up a super-cool, ground-breaking data centre in China.

Microsoft’s typeface at centre of government corruption case
Published in News


High calibri row


A typeface which was created in 2004 and made a default option on PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and WordPad by Microsoft in 2007, is currently sitting at the centre of a corruption investigation involving Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Kaspersky worked with the FSB in 2008
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Kaspersky worked with the FSB in 2008


Closer than previously admitted


Claims by the AV outfit Kaspersky that it only has a passing connection with Russian spooks have been damaged by the leak of some internal emails.

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Windows 10 does not like a lot of cores


The more cores and the slower the mouse gets


Tech blogger Bruce Dawson has discovered that 24-core (48-thread) Windows 10 rig was having problems everytime he built Chrome.

Western Digital allowed to look under Tosh's bonnet
Published in Memory


Temporary court order issued

Western Digital won a temporary US court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture around flash memory chip plants in Japan.

Supermicro releases Xeon X11 servers
Published in News
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:00

Supermicro releases Xeon X11 servers


Arriving in the second half of the year

Supermicro has released a line of new X11 generation servers and storage solutions based around Chipzilla’s Xeon Scalable processor family.

Boffins working on battery free mobile
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:00

Boffins working on battery free mobile


Zero power

Researchers from the University of Washington are working on a technique which will make batteries a thing of the past for mobile phones.

Western Digital calls foul in Tosh sale
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 06:00

Western Digital calls foul in Tosh sale


We matched rival's bids

Western Digital said it matched rival bidders' offers to acquire Japanese conglomerate Toshiba's flash memory unit which implies that Tosh was doing its best not to sell the until to its partner.

MIT boffin predicts telepathy soon
Published in News
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 11:46

MIT boffin predicts telepathy soon


We know what you are thinking


A former MIT professor and engineering executive at Facebook, Oculus, Intel, and Google claims she is close to make communicating telepathically happen relatively soon.

Microsoft snuggles Office and Windows in a bundle
Published in News


Until an anti-trust complaint surfaces 

Microsoft announced plans to start offering Windows 10 and Office together in a single subscription service.