UK brings in the most extreme surveillance law
Published in News


Worst for any democratic country

The UK has just passed a huge expansion in surveillance powers, which are the harshest written in any democratic country.

Apple prices to double if Trump forces it to return
Published in Mobiles


The cost of “Made in America”

Apple’s assembler Foxconn has been looking at the possibity of setting up iPhone production to the US before Donald “Prince of Orange” Trump orders the US company to do so.

NSA confirms the Russian hackers were gaming the US election
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Wikileaks were allies

The leader of the National Security Agency (NSA) says there shouldn't be "any doubt in anybody's mind" that there was a conscious effort by “a nation-state” to sway the result of the 2016 presidential election.

A look at carbon nanotubes and opto-electronics in chip design
Published in Processors


Process node scaling is becoming very expensive


Carbon nanotubes have long been proposed as a significant substrate replacement to transform the chip design industry as we know it.

Seagate announces IronWolf Pro 10TB enterprise HDD
Published in Memory


For small and medium enterprises

Following the launch of the consumer-class IronWolf and SkyHawk HDDs earlier, Seagate has now launched its IronWolf Pro series for small and medium enterprises, including the 10TB version as the flagship offer.

Xiaomi's new Mi Mix smartphone reviewed
Published in Mobiles


Plenty of good things but some bad as well

Xiaomi certainly made a lot of noise with its impressive concept Mi Mix smartphone with an almost edge-less design and now it has been officially reviewed by Arstechnica and compared to some of the high end smartphones on the market, like the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.

AMD releases Radeon Software 16.11.4 drivers
Published in Graphics


Optimizations for Civilization VI, some fixes

AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers which are supposed to bring optimizations for Sid Meier's Civilization VI game as well as a couple of fixes.

Nvidia preparing new "Hackers Wanted" promotion
Published in Games


It will bundle Watch Dogs 2 with GTX 1070 and GTX 1080

Judging from a leaked banner, Nvidia is preparing a new game bundle that will include the newest Watch Dogs 2 game with its Geforce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards.

AT&T customers can now text using Amazon's Alexa
Published in Mobiles


Companies also form retail partnership

This Saturday, American AT&T mobile customers will be able to send text messages at home and in the workplace using Amazon’s cylindrical and hockey puck-shaped Echo devices.

Foldable paper bike helmet wins student design award
Published in News


Final product will cost $5


A recyclable, folding paper helmet may not be the first product that comes to mind when preparing to ride a bicycle down a busy street, but the idea has just won international recognition.