MIT claims to have developed “unhackable“ RFID chip
Published in News


Prevents side-channel attacks


MIT researchers have come up with a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack.

Conspiracy nuts wade into Microsoft’s vote counting app
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Even if it did its job

There is nothing that Americans love more than a good conspiracy and when Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucus one started to spin out of control. This one involved an Microsoft election app which was supposed to count the votes.

Google backing ARM servers
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Don't get your hopes up

Google is set to announce that it is working with Qualcomm to design servers based on ARM processors, in a move which could give the British chip designer some street cred in the data centre market.

Mossberg blasts Apple’s poor software
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Times are a changing in the Tame Apple Press 

It seems that key members of the Tame Apple Press are starting to have epiphanies lately about how bad Apple really is and are starting to turn on the cult for failing to meet their expectations and spin.

Consumer-grade EEG could be headed for VR
Published in Wearables


Must have read your mind

Boffins from the University of Memphis have been looking at the use of consumer-grade EEG equipment to provide meaningful and accurate recognition of the wearer’s mental state.

Blackberry insists that there is life in its BB10 OS
Published in Mobiles


It has not been out evolved by Android, yet

Blackberry has been quick to tell us that a story we ran which quoted one of its senior managers as saying that the BBOS was toast "needs up-dating."

Intel pays men and women the same
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Just does not hire as many

Intel is unusual in the tech industry in that it does not discriminate against women when it comes to salaries.

AMD might call Zen chips "Zeppelin"
Published in Processors


Nothing to suggest that Zen will crash and burn

Leaks are starting to emerge about an AMD Zen part which has the unfortunate name of Zeppelin.

Apple not going to save the iWatch
Published in Wearables


New model will be an S

It looks like Apple has no plan to rescue its awful iWatch. Word on the street is that the next model will be an S which will basically mean it is the same as one which failed to interest people last year.

Researchers create light transistors
Published in Processors


Tripping the light fantastic

A team of researchers have emerged from their smoke filled labs claiming to have invented a transistor which runs on light rather than applied voltage.