Linux malware went un-noticed for years
Published in News
04 May 2015


Yet it was supposed to be so safe

For at least five years, and probably longer, Linux and BSD servers have been used as spam machines thanks to a backdoor cased by a security flaw.
ESET researchers have found that the spammers are connected with a software company called Yellsoft, which sells DirectMailer, a "system for automated e-mail distribution" that allows users to send out spam.

Tesla gets into batteries tech
Published in News
01 May 2015


Every home will want one

Tesla Motors has unveiled Tesla Energy which will be batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry.

Samsung updates Tizen
Published in Mobiles
01 May 2015


Heading for big time

Samsung has been updating its operating system which sounds like a sneeze – Tizen.

MPPA issues mysterious threats
Published in News
01 May 2015


24 hours to shut down or else

The Motion Picture Association of America has been issuing mysterious threats to those running piracy sites, telling them to shut down sites within a day or face  the consequences.

Apple fesses up to Tattoo Gate
Published in Wearables
01 May 2015


We don't make watches for the likes of you

Apple has taken the unusual step of admitting that if you have tattoos then the iWatch will not work for you.

Intel will turn your modem into a server
Published in Processors
01 May 2015


Broadband changes

Chipzilla has come up with technologies which it believes will give broadband a kick up the back-end.

US tech companies lean on EU
Published in News
01 May 2015


Nice trade bloc you have there..  terrible if something happened to it

US tech giants have spent fortunes leaning on EU politicians to stop them from forcing them to pay tax or facing the music when it comes to their anti-trust schemes.

Apple and IBM flog iPads to elderly Japanese
Published in Mobiles
01 May 2015


Young dont want them any more

Apple and IBM's business partnership which was supposed to push iPads and iPhones into corporates seems to have reverted to hitting softer targets like Japanese pensioners.

Apple Watch BOM estimated at $81.20
Published in Wearables
01 May 2015


Tim Cook, we salute you

The Apple Watch has a bill of material (BOM) cost of just over $80, which is not bad for a device retailing at $350+. 

Nvidia releases Geforce 352.63 Beta drivers
Published in Graphics
30 April 2015


New one for Windows 10

Nvidia has release its latest set of Geforce graphics card beta drivers, aimed for use with Windows 10 OS, the Geforce 352.63 Beta drivers.