Intel's Paul Otellini snuffs it
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 10:50

Intel's Paul Otellini snuffs it


Died in his sleep

The tech world has been surprised by the shock death of Paul Otellini, Intel's previous CEO, who died in his sleep on Monday. He was 66.

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 12:33

TSMC builds 3nm Fab in Taiwan


Not the US

As we predicted,TSMC will build the 'world's first' semiconductor plant to support the creation of 3nm node silicon chips in Taiwan.

Nvidia recruits Gigabyte and Leadtek for AI alliance
Published in Graphics


Glorious coalition

Nvidia has recruited Gigabyte and Leadtek Research into a glorious AI alliance.

UK’s Home Secretary admits she does not understand encryption
Published in News


Wants it combatted anyway

The UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has admitted that she doesn't understand end-to-end encryption, but still wants to "to find the best way to combat" it.

Blackberry troll transformer quits
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:41

Blackberry troll transformer quits


Off to join something more healthy

The bloke in charge of turning Blackberry from a loss making mobile phone company to a patent troll has given up and moved to the health industry.

HPE let Russians look at Pentagon’s code
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 11:29

HPE let Russians look at Pentagon’s code


What could be wrong with that?

HPE could be in trouble after Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defence agency to review the inner workings of cyber defence software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks.

10 million people saw Russian propaganda adverts
Published in News


All slanted at promoting US racial tension

More than 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were bought in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US  presidential election.

Boffins confirm we are not living in computer simulation
Published in News


There is no spoon

A team of theoretical physicists from Oxford University has provided definitive proof that life and reality cannot be merely simulations generated by a massive extra-terrestrial computer.

iPhone 8 ships with super cool exploding feature
Published in News


Just plug it in and watch the fireworks

Those super, cool, innovative design people at Apple have slipped in an easter egg function with the new iPhone 8 Plus so that it detonates when you try to recharge it.

IDC has not given up on AR and VR
Published in Wearables
Monday, 02 October 2017 11:31

IDC has not given up on AR and VR


13.7 million units in 2017, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021

Beancounters at IDC have been shuffling their tarot decks and reached the conclusion that AR and VR are going to continue to grow like crazy – despite the fact that other analysts are not so sure.