Google faces Pixel suit
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 09 February 2018 11:42

Google faces Pixel suit


Defective from the start

Search engine outfit Google is facing a lawsuit over the microphone problems in the original Pixel.

Big tech lobby groups soften anti-China bill
Published in News
Friday, 09 February 2018 11:28

Big tech lobby groups soften anti-China bill


It would hurt US business

An attempt by US politicians to harm Chinese trade has backfired after it emerged it would do more harm to IT companies who are dependent on China.

Cryptocurrancy hackers take over water utility
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Cryptojacking attacks grow.

Cryptojackers are starting to hit the operational technology used in critical industrial infrastructure.

Qualcomm rejects new Broadcom offer
Published in Processors
Friday, 09 February 2018 11:01

Qualcomm rejects new Broadcom offer


Still undervalued

Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom revised $121 billion buyout offer, but proposed meeting its peer see if there is a chance of sorting out what it called the bid’s “serious deficiencies in value and certainty”.

US IT headed towards Canada
Published in News
Friday, 09 February 2018 10:37

US IT headed towards Canada


IT industry lured over the border

The US is facing a concerted drive from Canada to poach its IT industry, and there are signs that it is paying off, thanks mostly to the current stance on immigration.

Intel adds eight Coffee Lake chips to line up
Published in Processors
Thursday, 08 February 2018 12:08

Intel adds eight Coffee Lake chips to line up


Previously unannounced

Intel has recently added eight unannounced desktop Coffee Lake processors to its MDDS database.

Intel has another go at patches
Published in News
Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:58

Intel has another go at patches


But is still working on more 

Intel is still working on updates that close the hole in the bulk of its chips and has released microcode updates for Skylake-based chips to its industry partners.

Samsung sending out Oreo update
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:15

Samsung sending out Oreo update


Galaxy S8 owners get them at last

Samsung has apparently started sending out the long awaited Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update in parts of Europe and other regions should get them soon.

Amazon now more valuable than Microsoft
Published in News
Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:08

Amazon now more valuable than Microsoft


But Vole is still the software king of the world

Amazon is now worth more than Microsoft as the online shopping behemoth weathered the recent Wall Street turmoil.

Foxconn to liberate 10,000 "zoo animals"
Published in News
Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:54

Foxconn to liberate 10,000 "zoo animals"


Replace human zoo with robots

The Apple partner whose chairman Terry Gou famously compared his staff with zoo animals and once asked a zookeeper for management techniques has apparently given up on messy biological life and is replacing 10,000 of them with robots.