US tech startups fear FCC will kill them off
Published in News


End of Net Neutrality means end of us


More than 800 startups have written to the FCC chairman Ajit Pai saying they are "deeply concerned" about his decision to kill net neutrality.

Pre-standard 5G comes for 2018 Winter Olympics
Published in Mobiles


PyeongChang


KT has confirmed details of an ambitious plan to conduct extensive trials of pre-standard 5G technology at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, ahead of full commercial rollout in 2019.

Apple is setting up a Venmo rival
Published in News
Friday, 28 April 2017 12:26

Apple is setting up a Venmo rival


What could possibly go wrong?


For a while now the Tame Apple Press has been enthusing about Apple’s moves to set up own money-transfer service, but now it looks like it is actually happening.

All the world’s finance traffic routed through Russia
Published in News


Nothing to worry about


For a brief period, most of the world’s financial traffic was routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom and in the hands of Tsar Putin.

Samsung issues red tint fix
Published in News
Friday, 28 April 2017 12:19

Samsung issues red tint fix


Firmware version G950NKSU1AQDG and G955NKSU1AQDG.


Samsung has rolled out a firmware update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ which fixes the "red tint"  present on its handsets' screens .

Chipzilla reports increased first quarter earnings and sales
Published in News


But Intel fails in data centre sales


Intel reported better first quarter earnings and sales thanks mostly to its push into more memory products and areas such as self-driving automobiles.

Kodi streaming ruled illegal
Published in News
Friday, 28 April 2017 12:09

Kodi streaming ruled illegal


European court ruling


The Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered a blow to those who like using Kodi for streaming.

AMD Ryzen giving Intel a kicking in the Durbans
Published in Processors


South Africa sales doing well

While AMD is a long way behind Intel in most past of the world now Ryzen is out it is starting to give Chipzilla a run for its money – at least in South Africa.

Texas Instruments big results causes Intel worries
Published in Processors


Who wants chips these days?


Texas Instruments results have got the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street to take another look at their confident predictions for Intel.

LG sees highest profit in eight years
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:19

LG sees highest profit in eight years


On home appliances and tellies, not the phones

LG Electronics said its first-quarter operating profit rose to its highest in nearly eight years on strong sales of home appliances and televisions, with revenue likely to increase in the current quarter.