Siri developer shocked that Apple hasn't evolved her
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Worse than I predicted

Seven years after Apple launched Siri in its iPhone, the bloke who developed the tech is shocked at how slowly she has evolved.

Apple must explain opposition to "right to repair"
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Jobs' Mob called out in court

A California state lawmaker wants Apple to explain why it has opposed and lobbied against legislation that would make it easier for its users to repair their iPhones and other expensive toys.

Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm
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Nope, we didn't see that one coming

President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has blocked any moves for Broadcom to take over Qualcomm by issuing a presidential order.

Google working with Sharp for better screens
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VR-optimised OLED panel capable of 20 megapixels per eye

Google is working with Sharp on developing LCDs capable of VR performance normally associated with OLED and wants to commercialise panels capable of 20 megapixels per eye.

Finland invests in Nokia
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:42

Finland invests in Nokia

Making sure no one sells it to the Chinese

Finland’s government investment arm Solidium has acquired a 3.3 percent stake in Nokia at a cost of about 844 million euro to strengthen government influence over the telecom network gear maker.

Microsoft has issues with women who don't want good karma
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Huge numbers of complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment

Software King of the World Microsoft, whose boss said that women would get bad karma if they were aggressive about getting money for their work, is suffering from a wave of internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment.

Nvidia GeForce Partner Programme has anticompetitive elements
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Dirty deeds done dirty cheap

The GPU maker named after a Roman vengeance daemon has been accused of some anti-competitive dealings in its GeForce Partner Programme.

Broadcom moves back to US
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Monday, 12 March 2018 12:50

Broadcom moves back to US

Will be "American" two days before Qualcomm takeover bid

Singapore-based Broadcom will have redomiciled to the United States by April 3, two days before the chipmaker’s acquisition target Qualcomm's annual shareholder meeting where it is planning to mount a hostile take-over.

Android users more loyal than Apple fanboys
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Cargo cult less of a hotbed of loyalty

The days of Apple depending on Android users to defect while maintaining its own loyal fanbase are over, according to a new survey.

GNU developer abandons action against Geniatech
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GNU troll back down is a victory for open sauce

Former Linux developer Patrick McHardy dropped his Gnu General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) violation case against Geniatech in a German court this week.