Apple slumps and Microsoft overtakes
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:56

Apple slumps and Microsoft overtakes


Will beat it to become the first one trillion dollar company

Software king of the world Microsoft is on course to beat Apple, Amazon and Google and become the world's first company worth one trillion dollars, according to Morgan Stanley beancounters.

AMD and Nvidia to suffer from increased competition
Published in Graphics


Susquehanna Financial warns about the rise of Bitmain's bitmining chips

Susquehanna Financial has warned that AMD and Nvidia are about to lose a big chunk of the cash that they have been making from crypto-miners.

Chinese boffins use infrared LEDs to fool security cameras
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Fool facial recognition software

A group of Chinese computer boffins has published a paper claiming that you can mess up facial recognition software by shining hat brim mounted infrared LEDs on the user's face, projecting CCTV-visible, human eye invisible shapes designed to fool the face recognition software.

AMD announces details of Chimera flaws
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:18

AMD announces details of Chimera flaws


So it probably was a dodgy short-selling move

Last week AMD was hit by claims that its chips had a security flaw which would take years to fix, however it is starting to look like the security outfit which identified the flaws was singling out the chipmaker.

Macron wants France to win AI war
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:04

Macron wants France to win AI war


No surrendering this time

French President Emmanuel Macron touts artificial intelligence as the next technological frontier France cannot afford to miss, and will launch a major “offensive” this week.

Uber ordered to take its self-driving cars off the road
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Failed to keep people safe

After failing to meet an expectation that it would prioritise public safety as it tested its self-driving technology, Uber has been ordered to take its self-driving cars off Arizona roads.

Firms investing fortunes in AI
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:29

Firms investing fortunes in AI


Spending reaching $19.1 billion in 2018.

Tarot readers at IDC have shuffled their decks and decided that worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach $19.1 billion in 2018.

MSI pulls back after "lone employee" attacks AMD
Published in Graphics


Comments did not have our blessing


MSI Gaming has gone into damage control mode after its official Facebook page for India waded into AMD Radeon graphics cards, saying that "Nvidia currently are ahead in the GPU experience" and suggesting the competition is sub-par.

EU says it still might break up Google
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Monday, 26 March 2018 12:37

EU says it still might break up Google


Best not to rule it out

The European Union holds “grave suspicions” about the dominance of internet giant Google and has not ruled out breaking it up, according to the EU’s antitrust chief.

Guccifer 2.0 accidently outs himself as a Russian spook
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One slip up has given the game away

While most people have suspected Guccifer 2.0 works for Russian intelligence and is not the  peace-loving Romanian activitist he claimed, actual evidence has been thin on the ground.