SAP buys cloudy software outfit
Published in News

Altiscale becomes part of the mystery

The esoteric business software outfit which makes expensive business software which no one can be certain what it does, has just bought the cloud start-up Altiscale.

Blackberry gives up on Smartphones
Published in Mobiles

End of an error

BlackBerry has said it's getting out of the hardware business and will "outsource that function to partners."

Tame Apple Press fabricates another Samsung scare story
Published in Mobiles

Creating a fake China crisis

Samsung is not being allowed to get off the hook for its battery woes on the Samsung Note 7 and now it is pretty clear that the Tame Apple Press has resorted to “making stuff up.”

D-Wave announces a faster “quantum computer”
Published in News

Doubles the number of qubits without increasing the number of cats

D-Wave Systems, which claims to make the world’s first quantum computer, today announced details of its most advanced quantum computing system, featuring a new 2000-qubit processor and no extra potentually dead or alive cats.

Apple could pass your iMessage data to the coppers
Published in Mobiles

It is storing your data after all

Despite promises that iMessage conversations are safe, it appears that there is a method that they could up in the hands of the spooks and law enforcement.

Nintendo nixing NX talk
Published in Games
28 September 2016

Nintendo nixing NX talk

Sensitive subject apparently

Next year Nintendo is supposed to be releasing its Nintendo NX and yet nothing official has come out from the former maker of playing cards.

Oracle denied another Java trial
Published in News

We will keep appealing until we win

Oracle’s attempts to get a new trial on Java API’s have been rejected by a Judge who happens to know about programming.

Tsar Putin declares war on Microsoft
Published in News

Own glorious  version of “Office” and Windows on five year plan

Tsar Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is ordering a purge of all things Microsoft from the glorious Russias.

Lithium battery prices set to rise
Published in News

Short supply

The prices of Lithium batteries are set to rise because of a production shortage which could result in a general electronics price hike.

Nvidia denies knifing its high-end partners
Published in Graphics

Founder edition is not pushing a rival “own-brand”

Nvidia is seeing some muttering from its partners over the release of its GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition.