US navy deploys lasers
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Not on sharks 

The US navy has deployed its first operational laser weapon, only this time it is not attaching them to sharks.

Samsung's Bixby can understand Americans
Published in Mobiles


Bigger than the rest of the world and they hate health care

Samsung announced that the voice capabilities of its digital assistant are now rolling out to US Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, now that the AI can finally work out what Americans are saying.

Boffins claim AI can spot fake news
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Can even tell if it is a doctored video

While a third of US people wait for President Trump to tell them what news is fake, a team of boffins at the University of Washington has used artificial intelligence to work it out. 

GloFo sprinkles the FD-SOI sauce
Published in Processors


Going to transfer the tech to China


Globalfoundries CEO Sanjay Jha said that fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology is looking so promising it is going to transfer the SOI technology to the new Chinese site.

Windows 10 support cut for some Intel chips
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Clover Trail Atom processors blocked


While most people expected that Windows 10 would last a while, it appears that some Intel users will not get feature updates.

Security robot drowns itself
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I think you ought to know I am feeling depressed


A Washington DC-based security robot has decided that life protecting humans is not worth the effort and has killed itself by throwing itself into a fountain.

Google Glass is back from the dead
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Failed project gets  new role

The failed Google Glass project has been dusted off in the form of an "Enterprise Edition" of its smart glasses hardware, which is now available to a network of Google partners.

UK industrial software is compromised
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Hackers have control of the code

British spooks have discovered that some industrial software companies in the UK are "likely to have been compromised" by hackers.

Sexbots invade Twitter
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More than 90,000 strong botnet


Twitter’s security team has purged nearly 90,000 fake accounts after outside researchers discovered a massive botnet peddling links to fake “dating” and “romance” services.

Apple rallies its dependant minions to take on Qualcomm
Published in Processors


Imagine what it would be like if you don’t do what you are told


One of the big advantages of having your partners dependant on you means that your enemies are their enemies.