Slow to compress quicker to open
Google Research come up with a better way of encoding JPEG images which can cut a third off JPEG image file-sizes with equal (or improved) appearance.
Or risk being hacked
Any hope of a partnership between Wikileaks, Google, Microsoft, and Apple to fix holes that the CIA has found in their products has hit a roadblock because Julian Assange is insisting that the big three do everything the way he says.
Followed by Java and Python
Beancounters at RedMonk have taken time out from their busy prayer wheels to create a list of the world’s most popular programming languages.
Shark free operation
Lockheed Martin has said that its first 60kW-class "beam combined" fibre laser is now shipping for use by the US army.
Comment: Apple pays zero tax, but the Green co-leader still praises it.
Green party Apple fanboys down under should be facing a huge crisis in their faith after discovering that their favourite tech company pays zero tax.
Iphone 8 will not have a super-curved screen after all
One of the most radical parts of the major iPhone 8 redesign has been scrapped.
In rare move, Britain’s top spooks slapped down allegations that Barack Obama used GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.
Suppliers are rubbing their paws with glee
Software King of the World Microsoft’s new Surface Book reportedly entered mass production and suppliers are expecting it to be a gold mine.
Look out Apple
Designer watch maker Swatch said that it has written its own alternative operating system for mobile watches and will be launching its own battle for the world’s watches next year.
Upgrade or die
Software king of the world Microsoft is locking down system updates for those using AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1.