French want new words for “smartphone”
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:40

French want new words for “smartphone”


Something a little more French

The French always have a problem when it comes to English words entering their language and have been desperately coming up with something to replace those nasty roast-beef eating words which come from the world of tech.

Apple investigated for “planned obsolescence”
Published in News


French do not like the idea of battery throttling

Officer of the lure, Inspector Clouseau, is taking on his biggest case to bring down the fruity cargo cult Apple.

France revolts against Amazon
Published in News
Monday, 18 December 2017 11:36

France revolts against Amazon


Give us 10 million euros to surrender

The French government has filed a complaint with the Paris Commerce Court against e-commerce company Amazon for abusing its dominant position with some suppliers, newspaper Le Parisien said.

France says “non” to mobiles in schools
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:11

France says “non” to mobiles in schools


Public health issue


The French government is planning to ban students from using mobile phones in the country's primary, junior and middle schools.

French stop surrendering to Apple
Published in News
Monday, 04 December 2017 10:38

French stop surrendering to Apple


Peasants fed up with being told to eat gateau

It seems that French peasants are revolting at the way that the fruity cargo cult - Apple - is being allowed to avoid paying tax while they are being told to eat cake.

Ryzen Pro heats French homes and offices
Published in Processors
Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:49

Ryzen Pro heats French homes and offices


Apparently temperatures Ryzen is a good thing.


AMD has invited a French company called Qarnot to discuss how they're using Ryzen Pro processors to heat homes and offices for free.

French outfit offers spyware to tell if your son is gay
Published in News


So, you can have him killed we guess
 

A French company is in hot water for offering "invisible PC spy software" which could be used "to find out if your son is gay".

Russian spooks tried to game French election
Published in News


Used Facebook to try to sink Macron


Russian spooks had a crack at gaming the French elections using fake Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort.

French courts surrender to Google
Published in News
Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:00

French courts surrender to Google


American megacompanies are tax-free


Google won its fight against $1.3 billion French tax bill after a court rejected claims the search engine giant abused loopholes to avoid paying its fair share.

How Macon’s IT crowd saw off the Russian hackers
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Russian bear falls for honeypot easter egg


A last-minute attempt by Russian hackers to overturn the French election in favour of Tsar Putin’s favourite destabilising candidate came unstuck with some good IT management.