MediaTek confirms miserable results
Published in News


In line with own prophecies of woe 

As we expected, MediaTek's first quarter revenues fell 18 percent sequentially but came in line with the company's warning that things would be a little dire.

Symantec finds CIA fingerprints in hacks
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CIA hacking tool used 40 times

Security researcher Symantec said that a CIA hacking tool presumably exposed by the Russian secret service and given to Wikileaks has been used more than 40 times in different hacks.

Tame Apple press man retires
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Mossberg retires


The fruity cargo-cult Apple has lost one its key salesmen most favourable journalists after Walt Mossberg announced he is retiring in June.

Google acussed of "extreme sexual discrimination"
Published in News


Does evil to its own staff


The US Department of Labour says that Google has systemically failed to pay women as well as men.

Hacker who never hacked anyone is arrested
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FBI settles for face saving arrest


What do you do if hackers lift a software tool without paying for it and use it to bring down the internet?

OS/2 Warp version finally found
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Only 25 years too late from when Microsoft and IBM still loved each other


A version of OS/2 2.0 which went missing for 25 years has finally turned up.

Google offers Android cross licencing
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No-one knows why and evil plan expected 

Google is offering up PAX a royalty-free, community-patent cross-license for its Android product, but no one is really sure why.

Spray on memory invented by university students
Published in Memory


Smells like Teen Spirit


Researchers at Duke University have developed "spray-on" digital memory using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks.

Canonical Founder wades into open sauce purists
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Disgusted by the hate


Canonical Founder Mark Shuttleworth says that he has become disgusted with the level of hate in the free software community.

Nvidia releases Mac drivers for the Titan Xp
Published in Graphics


But Apple has not flogged a machine that can run one


In somewhat strange news, Nvidia is saying that it is releasing macOS drivers for its Pascal architecture GPUs.