Carmakers lean on China to relax electric car rules
Published in News


Electric cars too advanced for us right now


Global automakers have urged China to delay and soften planned quotas for sales of electric and hybrid cars.

PC shipments lowest since 2007
Published in Notebooks


Which was the year of the meaningful lyric 


The analyst outfit Gartner has added up some numbers and divided by its shoe size and reached a conclusion that the PC market is as bad as it was in 2007.

Congress wants to stop Trump giving Putin cyber intelligence
Published in News


Apparently some people think it might be risky


President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump thinks it is rather a good idea to hand over cyber intelligence to the Russians before they have to go through the dangerous practice of hacking any computers.

Bye-Bye Windows Phone 8
Published in News


Vole sends it to the underworld


Microsoft has killed off its Windows Phone 8 operating system today.

Germans run out of GPUs
Published in Graphics


Gold rush sparks shortage


Germany is seeing a national shortage in mid-range and high-end graphics cards, due to an increasing craze for mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Intel slags off AMD’s chips
Published in Processors


Full of more glue than Lloyd Bridges 


Intel is clearly feeling a little insecure about AMD’s new Epyc Server processor range based on the RyZen technology.

PC users will drop off a memory cliff
Published in Memory


Crucial report


Research from memory specialists Crucial suggests that a quarter of UK users have a PC which has reached what the firm calls the ‘memory cliff’ – the point where the computer is hugely slowed down, or completely falls over or crashes.

Germans launch initiative against flying cyber threats
Published in News


Fears that hackers can bring down their airforce


The German military's aviation safety chief has launched a new initiative against hackers, citing research that he said shows hackers can commandeer military airplanes with the help of equipment that costs about $5,700.

Kaspersky claims it is a pawn star
Published in News


U.S.-Russia global sparring


Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said that it had become a pawn in the US-Russian global sparring.

French courts surrender to Google
Published in News


American megacompanies are tax-free


Google won its fight against $1.3 billion French tax bill after a court rejected claims the search engine giant abused loopholes to avoid paying its fair share.