All roads lead to Chrome ad-blocker
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

All roads lead to Chrome ad-blocker


Will not block all ads 

Google's Chrome is set to have its own ad-blocker.

“Real people” don’t need encryption
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 11:24

“Real people” don’t need encryption

 
Tory minister thinks it is not for the prols who want to be spied on

UK home secretary Amber Rudd has called on messaging apps like WhatsApp to ditch end-to-end encryption, arguing that it aids terrorists.

Apple shows how to spin bad news
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

Apple shows how to spin bad news


Falling profits, lower sales, chinese outlook bleak – press still goes mental

The fruity, tax-dodging, cargo-cult Apple managed to convince the world’s press it was doing ok despite falling iPhone sales, declines in China and a fall in profits by 14.6 percent.

Intel warns of evil end-of-the-world tech
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

Intel warns of evil end-of-the-world tech


Rewrite your DNA on the fly


John Sotos, the chief medical officer of Intel, has warned that the same technology that might someday allow us to defeat illness unleashes the prospect of tailored diseases attacking individuals, families or even whole races and rewriting their genomes on the fly.

Sony reports highest first quarter profit
Published in News
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 11:11

Sony reports highest first quarter profit


Could be a record breaker 

Sony has reported its highest ever first-quarter operating profit, and it looks like the electronics giant might get its highest annual profit in two decades.

Apple stuffed up the design of its space-ship
Published in News


Great for marketing – a nightmare for developers 

While the Tame Apple Press has been banging on about the wonderful the design of the new Apple $5 billion HQ , there are signs that it is not good for company developers.

HP patents reminder messages
Published in News
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 10:27

HP patents reminder messages


More HP sauce 

The maker of over-priced printer ink, HP, has just decided that it invented reminder messages and has scored itself a patent from the daft US Patent Office.

Angry old men patrol Japanese train stations
Published in Mobiles


Walking into smartphone users

Japan’s train stations are seeing a new form of vigilante – grumpy old men who don’t like people using smartphones.

Five stupid thieves arrested in daring $590,000 iPhone heist
Published in Mobiles


That is only about a dozen phones


Five extremely stupid Romanians carried out a daring raid from a moving truck to steal $590,000 worth of iPhones.

Nvidia creates external GPU
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:00

Nvidia creates external GPU


Liked AMD's version so much it thought it would invent it too

AMD attracted a bit of attention when it showed off it external GPU system a while back – so much good press it appeared that Nvidia thought "we should have something like that".