Macs are an attack magnet
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Friday, 07 April 2017 13:37

Macs are an attack magnet


460,000 malware samples uncovered


The myth that Macs were somehow more secure than other operating systems too another battering today in the latest Threat Report by McAfee Labs.

MediaTek in trouble
Published in Processors
Friday, 07 April 2017 13:17

MediaTek in trouble


MediaTek expects a poor first quarter

MediaTek thinks that its smartphone chip shipments will fall below 100 million units in the first quarter of 2017 and rebound only slightly to 110-120 million in the second quarter.

Alexa is too sexy for most
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Friday, 07 April 2017 12:37

Alexa is too sexy for most


Sad story of the day


A quarter of people have such lonely and miserable lives they want to have sex with their Amazon assistant.

Tech Companies starting to give up on degrees
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Too old fashioned


It appears the technology industry is starting to give up on the concept of hiring developers with university degrees.

Microsoft spills the beans on Scorpio
Published in Games
Friday, 07 April 2017 12:07

Microsoft spills the beans on Scorpio


Where's the mango?

Software king of the world Microsoft unveiled last year that it will be launching a super-specced Xbox One variant -- codenamed Project Scorpio and now Vole has split the beans on what they will look like.

Twitter sues Trump goverment
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Friday, 07 April 2017 11:59

Twitter sues Trump goverment


Twit on Twit action

Twitter has launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration, after the Department of Homeland Security tried to use its powers to find out who was daring to post negative things about Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump.

Apple’s desktop announcement loses more users
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Even the Tame Apple Press is wading in

The fruity cargo-cult Apple really has dropped the ball on its PC hardware line with even its loyal Apple Press saying the outfit is in trouble.

TSMC’s 12-inch plant on schedule
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:35

TSMC’s 12-inch plant on schedule


Doing the deals to cut the ribbon


TSMC is close to striking deals with a number of equipment, materials and components companies that will support production at its new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China.

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:27

Toshiba America releases next MG Series HDD


8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems

Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced volume availability of its next MG Series HDD – the MG05ACA800 – providing 8TB for business critical servers and shared storage systems.

Canonical throws in the towel on Unity
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:23

Canonical throws in the towel on Unity

Gnome alone

Today is a big day for hand wringing and woe in the Linux world as Canonical admits that its Unity project was a waste of space and it gives up on its convergence plans for devices like phones and tablets.