Qualcomm’s profits slip as Apple bites
Published in News
Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Qualcomm’s profits slip as Apple bites


You get that when your customers don’t pay you


The Tame Apple Press is rubbing its paws with glee after Qualcomm announced a slip in its profits – after all it had dared to stand up to their favourite company and demand it pay money, something few other companies would do.

Microsoft moves US jobs to China
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Microsoft moves US jobs to China


Global outsourcing is continuing to Make America grate again

While the US right wing press has been claiming that Donald Trump is bringing jobs back to America, it is starting to look like this is all spin.

Software outfits exaggerating AI claims
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Software outfits exaggerating AI claims


Riding the hype cycle


Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner claim that software companies are exploiting the current artificial intelligence craze by exaggerating the role of AI in their products.

US navy deploys lasers
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:24

US navy deploys lasers


Not on sharks 

The US navy has deployed its first operational laser weapon, only this time it is not attaching them to sharks.

Samsung's Bixby can understand Americans
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Samsung's Bixby can understand Americans


Bigger than the rest of the world and they hate health care

Samsung announced that the voice capabilities of its digital assistant are now rolling out to US Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners, now that the AI can finally work out what Americans are saying.

Boffins claim AI can spot fake news
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Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:00

Boffins claim AI can spot fake news


Can even tell if it is a doctored video

While a third of US people wait for President Trump to tell them what news is fake, a team of boffins at the University of Washington has used artificial intelligence to work it out. 

GloFo sprinkles the FD-SOI sauce
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:00

GloFo sprinkles the FD-SOI sauce


Going to transfer the tech to China


Globalfoundries CEO Sanjay Jha said that fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology is looking so promising it is going to transfer the SOI technology to the new Chinese site.

Windows 10 support cut for some Intel chips
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:00

Windows 10 support cut for some Intel chips


Clover Trail Atom processors blocked


While most people expected that Windows 10 would last a while, it appears that some Intel users will not get feature updates.

Security robot drowns itself
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:00

Security robot drowns itself


I think you ought to know I am feeling depressed


A Washington DC-based security robot has decided that life protecting humans is not worth the effort and has killed itself by throwing itself into a fountain.

Google Glass is back from the dead
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:00

Google Glass is back from the dead


Failed project gets  new role

The failed Google Glass project has been dusted off in the form of an "Enterprise Edition" of its smart glasses hardware, which is now available to a network of Google partners.