Gartner predicts a 4.5 percent increase
Beancounters at Gartner group have been adding up some numbers and reached the conclusion that the worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent to $3.7 trillion in 2018.
Qualcomm takeover just became more complicated
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, in an antitrust investigation which could make any merger with Qualcomm a little more difficult.
Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches make a mess of newer chips
Data centre computers with Intel's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws.
Lawsuits will do that
The fruity cargo cult Apple is set to pull the plug on secret battery saving technology which degraded the performance of the phone.
2.4GB a picture
The maker of serious professional cameras does not seem to care that most users think they can take a decent picture on their smartphone.
Blockchain for shipping and supply
IBM and Danish transport and logistics company Maersk are teaming up to create an as yet unnamed Blockchain-based shipping and supply chain company.
Text bomb, text bomb, you’re a text bomb
The brilliant programmers at Apple who have all sorts of problems getting a clock to tell the time have delivered an operating system which can be switched off with a text.
Chinese will use its self-driving tech
Nvidia said China’s Chery Automobile would use its self-driving technology that it has developed with Baidu and Friedrichshafen.
Making a recovery
For those who had written off Big Blue as an outfit which could no longer be as successful as it was in its pre-millennial days, it seems that the suits are making a comeback – thanks to the cloud and Intel's security stuff ups.
iPhone and Macbooks made in harsh conditions
Despite its best efforts, the fruity cargo cult Apple is still making its iPhones and Macs in poor conditions for workers.