Worldwide IT spending will be $3.7 trillion
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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.

Broadcom faces antitrust investigation
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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.

Data centre computers could face reboot hell
Published in Processors


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.

Apple magnanimously permits users to stop throttling themselves
Published in Mobiles


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.

Hasselblad issues 400-megapixel Multi-Shot camera
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 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.

IBM and Maersk team up on blockchain-based company
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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.

Apple has another security issue
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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.

There's Chery news for Nvidia
Published in Graphics


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.

IBM shares rise as suits make a return
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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.

Apple still can’t improve supply chain working conditions
Published in Mobiles


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.