British bloke gets broadband using wet string
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Who needs Cat 5 ?

A UK ISP techie has managed to set up broadband cables using just wet string.

Analysts expect AMD to go EPYC
Published in Processors

If it can claw back 10 percent of the server market it will be in clover

AMD had a pretty good year this year, but that did not appear to do much for its share price which remained fairly static.

Intel releases low-power Pentium 'Silver' and Celeron successors
Published in Processors

Gemini Lake architecture 

Intel has released the successors to its low-power Pentium 'Silver' and Celeron lines which are based on the Gemini Lake architecture.

Does Tidal have only six months to live?
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Listening standards have slipped

Music outfit Tidal has only six months' worth of money left in a sign that punters are not interested in audiophile grade music.

Nintendo's Switch may be better than a Wii
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Slashing the Wii's records

Nintendo of America's President,  Reggie Fils-Aime told Variety that its Switch gizmo could even top first year sales of the Wii – the company’s best selling console yet–if momentum holds up through the holidays.

Apple may give throttled replacement batteries for old phones
Published in Mobiles

Apple fanboys cheer at assault and battery

The fruity cargo cult Apple appears to have come up with a novel scheme to force Apple fanboys who refuse to buy a new phone every year to buy one anyway.

Apple releases new iMac Pro tomorrow
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Starts from $5,000

Apple has confirmed that its workstation grade All-in-One will be available on 14 December, but before you think of rushing to the shops, the shiny toy starts at $5,000.

FCC has a cunning plan to save people from its inactions
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 We will trust the telcos and ISPs not to be naughty

Details of the US internet watchdog’s net neutrality policy seem to indicate that the Federal Communications Commission does not understand what its role in the universe is.

Foxconn hits record
Published in News
12 December 2017

Foxconn hits record

Thanks to consumer electronics boom

Foxconn executives are laughing all the way to the bank after the outfit reported consolidated turned in revenues of $18.85 billion for November

France says “non” to mobiles in schools
Published in Mobiles

Public health issue

The French government is planning to ban students from using mobile phones in the country's primary, junior and middle schools.