IoT garage door owner has product bricked
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:07

IoT garage door owner has product bricked


Don’t complain about your IoT device


One of the darker aspects of the Internet of Things is that it places yourself totally at the mercy of companies which believe you have to do what they say and accept whatever poor service they offer.

Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person in the world
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Just behind Bill Gates 

Online book-seller Jeff Bezos is now the second richest person into the world, leap-frogging Amancio Ortega, and Warren Buffett.

Visa accounts hacked
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 23:26

Visa accounts hacked


Cardholders suffer

Thank you very much for the Aintree Iron.

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:41

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA


Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection


In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.

Amazon will hand over Echo audio data in murder case
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Warrant request was made for audio recordings on company's servers

Thanks to a proper demonstration of First Amendment rights by consent of a defendant to release information obtained under a warrant, Amazon has now repositioned its stance on a November 2015 murder case and has agreed to release audio recordings originating from an Echo device during the incident.

Google turns over datacentre GPUs
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:20

Google turns over datacentre GPUs


If you need a bit of heavy number crunching

The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.

AMD Ryzen bundles spotted at Amazon.com
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:48

AMD Ryzen bundles spotted at Amazon.com


Ryzen 1800X and 1700X bundled with AiO cooler

There are plenty of leaks regarding AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup but the latest listings on Amazon.com are quite interesting as these show AMD's flagship 7 1800X and 7 1700X listed in a bundle with Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 liquid cooler.

Amazon reverts non-Prime free shipping minimum to 2013 levels
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From $49 back down to $35


On two separate occasions, the world’s largest internet retail warehouse has raised the minimum price of shipping on all non-Prime purchases in order to compensate for other retailers raising their minimums to quality for free shipping.

Amazon's tablet shipments grew 99.4 percent in 2016
Published in Mobiles


Shipments double to 11 million units


While research groups like IDC and Gartner have shown an overall 15.6 decrease in worldwide tablet shipments in 2016, the market has not gone entirely belly-up, as Amazon continues to pull ahead with a phenomenal 99.4 percent increase in annual tablet growth during the same period.

Azure is the better HPC
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:53

Azure is the better HPC


Beats Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and a supercomputer


While replacing supercomputers with cloud computing frameworks is becoming a bit of a thing, some clouds are better than others.