Spreadtrum’s chip made by Intel
Published in Processors


Much Intel inside 

China-based mobile chip vendor Spreadtrum has announced a new chip dubbed the SC9861G-IA, targeted at the "global mid-level and premium smartphone market".

Spammers reveal their entire operation
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Thanks to poor security


A top spammer has accidently revealed its entire operation thanks to poor security.

IBM speeds up quantum time table
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Down to a few years away.

Biggish Blue has said that it will build and sell commercial 50-qubit universal quantum computers, dubbed IBM Q, "in the next few years."

iPhone's emergency glitch still not fixed
Published in Mobiles


911 glitch was the tip of the ice-burg

Last year the iPhone suffered from a security glitch that caused iPhones to repeatedly dial 911 without user intervention.

Nintendo tries to bury dead pixels scandal
Published in Games


Death comes to everyone


Nintendo has been doing its best to see off stories that its new Switch portable console is blighted with dead pixels.

Google is a key spreader of Fake News
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Circulate through its featured snippets in search function


Google is spreading fake news through its “featured snippets in search” functionality.

Boffins turn all stolen phones into a Samsung Note 7
Published in Mobiles


Still better than an iPhone


Researchers have developed new technology that can prevent stolen phones turning  into a smouldering blob of plastic, or the case of an iPhone a beautiful looking, reassuringly expensive smouldering blob of plastic.

Nintendo Switch can’t save back-ups
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All your saved games could be lost to history


The new Nintendo Switch will not allow you to backup the save files for Nintendo Switch games.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
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Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.

Chinese Internet of things gear has a backdoor
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Allows chinese data hungry spooks


A Chinese tech firm which specialises in VoIP products has been shipping products with a backdoor which could mean that data hungry spooks can control your light switches.