ZTE hits back at US spying claims
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:02

ZTE hits back at US spying claims


We ain't no Chinese spies

ZTE has counter attacked against concerns from US lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its US  customers.

Kaspersky sues over US government persecution
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:45

Kaspersky sues over US government persecution


Unconstitutional

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit targeting the second of two federal bans on its wares. The latest suit goes after language in a defence law explicitly blocking the purchase of Kaspersky products. An earlier suit targets a Homeland Security directive doing the same thing.

Homehub is the destroyer of wooden objects
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:35

Homehub is the destroyer of wooden objects


Don't stick it on your desk or anywhere useful

Apple's overpriced, overhyped speakers have a feature that Amazon, and Google don't – they destroy anything wooden they are placed on.

Another quantum breakthrough tips up
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Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:12

Another quantum breakthrough tips up


The quantum cat is out of the bag and in the box

Boffins from two teams now working with Intel have reported advances in a new quantum computing architecture, called spin qubits.

AMD wins as Dell goes EPYC
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:09

AMD wins as Dell goes EPYC


Three new PowerEdge servers get AMD EPYC 7000

AMD has scored another major win as Dell EMC has signed up for its EPYC data centre processors.

Alexa will get Amazon's own custom chips
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:00

Alexa will get Amazon's own custom chips

Watch out Nvidia and Intel

Amazon is designing a custom artificial intelligence chip that would power future Echo devices and improve the quality and response time of its Alexa voice assistant.

Microsoft reveals blockchain plans
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:52

Microsoft reveals blockchain plans


Microsoft Authenticator app being tested

Software King of the World Microsoft has been talking about its plans to use blockchain distributed-ledger technologies to store and manage digital identities securely.

Gates warns other tech companies of Microsoft style arrogance
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Don't do what we did


Bill Gates warned other tech giants that they risk the kind of nightmarish government intervention that once plagued Microsoft if they continue to act arrogantly.

Cloudflare sees off Troll
Published in News
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 10:35

Cloudflare sees off Troll


Judge unhappy with weaponised patent

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled against a patent troll called Blackbird that had sued Cloudflare for patent infringement.

Assange gets a dose of legal reality
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:47

Assange gets a dose of legal reality


Judge says he lacks courage and does not want to face consequences

Julian Assange has been given a sharp lesson in the reality of law when his actions were forensically pulled apart by District Court Judge Emma Arbuthnot in a 30 minute judgment.