Verizon wants to stop states protecting consumer privacy
Published in News


Wagging the watchdog's tail


Showing the mood of the US telcos, Verizon sent a letter and white paper to the FCC, demanding that the regulator step in to stop States regulating against telco’s snooping on citizens.

HMD unveils new entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone
Published in Mobiles


A 5-incher with Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 SoC

HMD has officially announced its entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone which will have a 5-inch HD screen and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 212 SoC with 1GB of RAM.

Tame Apple Press is now an accessory to a con trick
Published in Mobiles


Comment: It is no longer a joke

Now that the iPhone X is semi-available for sale a shed-load of reviews have popped up which claim it is brilliant.

Senator wades into Microsoft's French army deal
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Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam demands investigation

A French senator is demanding an investigation into Microsoft's framework deal with France's defence ministry.

Few trust the Internet of Things
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Serious concerns around IoT security

Security outfit Gemalto has just released a survey which says that 90 percent  of consumers lack confidence in the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Google abandoned features which gave drivers control
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They were not awake enough


Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo abandoned developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations because drivers tended to nod off when in auto-pilot mode and were not ready to take over.

Samsung's new bosses step from out of the shadows
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Huge payouts to shareholders 

Samsung Electronics named a new generation of top managers on Tuesday and promised to reward shareholders with $26 billion in payouts to 2020, as it reported record third quarter profits.

Optical audio cable dying out
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HDMI replaces it

Optical cable, which was the digital audio transfer method of choice for decades, is starting to die out as Toslink is replaced by HDMI.

Apple to purge Qualcomm from iPhone
Published in Processors


Punishment for not doing what it was told

The fruity cargo cult Apple is unleashing its revenge on Qualcomm for not doing what it is told and allow Jobs' Mob to pay what it likes for its chips.

Asus shows GTX 1080 Ti Assassin's Creed Origins Edition
Published in Graphics


A limited edition ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti

While everyone is talking about the Geforce GTX 1070 Ti, Asus has released a limited special edition of the ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti called the Assassin's Creed Origins Edition, which comes with a custom cooler shroud, factory overclock and is, of course, bundled with the Assassin's Creed: Origins game.