Government pushes to ban smartphones in schools
Published in Mobiles


Phoney war breaks out

A senior minister in Theresa May's fragile UK government said schools should ban the use of mobile phones.

Samsung unveils the new Chromebook Plus (V2)
Published in Mobiles


Decent hardware and built-in pen

Samsung has unveiled its new version of the Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 convertible with a hardware upgrade, and built-in pen, so it is quite a shame it runs on Chrome OS.

Asus ROG Phone crawls to the top of benchmark charts
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Thanks to an overclocked Snapdragon 845 SoC

Early benchmarks of the Asus ROG phone put it at the top of benchmark charts, which does not come as a surprise considering it uses binned Snapdragon 845 SoCs which can run at 2.96GHz.

Core i7-8086K gets delidded and overclocked to 7,243MHz
Published in PC Hardware


By Roman "Der8auer" Hartung

We already had a hunch that Intel's 40th anniversary Core i7-8086K could be an impressive overclocker and Roman "Der8auer" Hartung has already delidded it and overclocked it to an impressive 7,243MHz under LN2.

Intel: X86 not sexy, oily data is
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Friday, 08 June 2018 12:26

Intel: X86 not sexy, oily data is


Submerge yourself in a deep data lake

The CEO of chip giant Intel has looked into his crystal ball, read some tea leaves and shuffled his Tarot cards and predicted that Big Data will have the same impact on human existence as oil.

Man posts porn on Ebay by mistake
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Friday, 08 June 2018 09:55

Man posts porn on Ebay by mistake


Owl be seeing you later

A man trying to flog a Beswick figurine of an owl on auction site Ebay snapped a screen on his HP laptop that displayed naked porn stars.

Facebook screws up on privacy front again
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Grovels to 14 million people

A Facebook bug means that 14 million people may have posted their private information to the whole of the world that uses the social media tool.

ZTE pays a billion to carry on trading
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Friday, 08 June 2018 09:50

ZTE pays a billion to carry on trading


We're really really sorry

Chinese manufacturer ZTE will slip the US a billion dollars so that it can continue to buy stuff for its phones from America.

Google fights Amazon on assistant front
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Sorry, can I hear an echo?Sorry, can I hear an echo?


A report suggests that Google is so alarmed by Alexa's dominance on the home intelligence assistant front that it is pouring vast amounts of energy to play catch up with Amazon.

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube
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Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:26

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube


Combines Echo with Fire TV for US $119.99

Amazon has officially announced the Fire TV Cube, a small cube which combines Echo with Fire TV to bring, what Amazon calls, the first hands-free media player with Alexa.