Trump refusing to give up old handset
Published in Mobiles


Inquiry launched


Two US senators have requested details on President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s smartphone security, claiming he is still using his old handset which might leak secrets to foreign powers.

Intel supports Vulcans
Published in Processors
15 February 2017

Intel supports Vulcans


The needs of the many


Chipzilla has announced that it is supporting the open source Vulkan APIs.

Itanium servers sing swan-song
Published in Processors


New chip out soon which might be the last

HPE has announced that it will ship the high-end Itanium servers in the second half of the year, and the chip will be supported by HP-UX and OpenVMS.

HP will be the king of the notebooks this year
Published in Notebooks


Replacing Lenovo


The maker of expensive printer ink, HP, is expected to replace Lenovo as the top notebook vendor worldwide in 2017.

Apple suspends LG monitor sales
Published in Graphics


It is borked but Apple is still displaying it


After keeping rather quiet about faults on the LG's UltraFine 5K monitor which it suggested fanboys bought to plug into their Macs, Apple appears to be delaying sales for a couple of months until the borked units can be replaced.

Qualcomm about to improve home wi-fi
Published in Processors


New 802.11ax chips on the way


Qualcomm is about to spruce up home Wi-Fi performance with some new Wi-Fi chips.

Azure is the better HPC
Published in News
14 February 2017

Azure is the better HPC


Beats Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and a supercomputer


While replacing supercomputers with cloud computing frameworks is becoming a bit of a thing, some clouds are better than others.

FBI over-killed in bid to take out kiddie pornographers
Published in News


Hacked 8,700 computers in 120 countries with just one warrant


Privacy experts have complained in court that the FBI might have just overstepped itself by hacking 8,700 computers in 120 countries, based on a single warrant.

UK could lose Galileo access
Published in News


Thanks to Brexit the sun will go around the earth again


The UK is likely to be shut out of the much improved Euro GPS system when it is finally launched and forced to lean on whatever the US government allows it to play with.

Apple to censor "fake news"
Published in News


Rant: Keeping the press tame 

Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple claims that it is working to defeat all that nasty fake news that is out there, but there is a very real possibility that it will use the system to censor any media organisations which are not card carrying members of the Tame Apple Press.