Commodore’s end was a train wreck of stupidity
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The craziest tech story ever told

Commodore was at the top of the world in the 1980s and yet the outfit tanked and few people know why. Now an insider in a Youtube interview has spilled the beans.

Samsung’s "Mr Chips" CEO shocks with surprise resignation
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Goodbye Mr Chips

CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has shocked analysts with a surprise plan to step down from management – just after announcing stonking profits.

Barriers to Chinese chip development will arrive soon
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Countries will try to stop their IP ending up in Chinese hands

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has said that Chinese chip development might hit a brick wall soon.

Waymo demanded a billion dollars from Uber
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That is a nice self-driving car, we would hate to see anything happen to it

Waymo wanted $1 billion in damages and a public apology from Uber to make its trade secret lawsuit go away.

Failed Android killer moves into self-driving cars
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Cyanogen becomes Cyngn

The outfit which claimed to be making an Android killer and failed, is now getting a licence to make self-driving cars.

Amazon delivers a waterproof Kindle
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You can drop it in the bath, we guess

Amazon has announced a new version of its popular e-reader which now has an IPX8 waterproof rating.

Qualcomm fined $773 million by Taiwan watchdog
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Company says it disagrees

Qualcomm has been fined a record $773 million by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission in the latest blow from regulators over the way the US company prices mobile phone chips and patents.

Trump’s cops can’t harass websites of those who disagree with him.
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Courts tell DoJ where to go

US courts have told the DoJ that they can’t rummage through websites which criticize Donald (Prince of Orange) in the hope they might find something incriminating.

Samsung has great results thanks to chips
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Chips important part of Samsung's diet

Samsung Electronics  is expected to forecast a record third quarter profit on Friday thanks to the strong market for memory chips, and as mobile earnings make a killing as rival Apple drops the ball.

Russians still buying lots of Microsoft software
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Desktop Linux can't even get in even when laws and sanctions favour it

While the Russians have made it clear they don't want American software which might be a backdoor to the CIA, it would appear that desktop Linux is not getting the thumbs up, despite official backing and the fact that sanctions prevent Microsoft bringing its software into the country.