China investigates potentially dead and alive moggies
Alibaba Cloud and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) built a superconducting quantum computing cloud powered by a quantum processor with 11 quantum bits (qubits) of power.
Take down terrorist content or face the music
The EU has lost patience with big tech pussyfooting around on terrorist material and says that it is about to get heavy.
Managed to survive, sort of
Github was hit by the most powerful denial of service attack on record but managed to walk away from it.
Cash cow on life support
Apple's overpriced under-specced iPhone X is going to continue to cause Jobs' Mob suffering while generating much entertainment to those of us who get to say "we told you so" rather a lot lately.
96-layer 3D-NAND flash plans
After Chipzilla and Micron have agreed to start seeing other people after finishing the development of 96-layer 3D-NAND flash, it is looking like Intel wants a hot Chinese partnership.
Still coming but not in March
It is starting to look like hopes that Nvidia is not going to release details of a new GPU for consumers called Turing in March.
A 5G smartphone will cost $1000 or $5000 for an iPhone
It is starting to look like the arrival of 5G will come at such a high premium it will put a lot off. Word on the street is that an average 5G smartphone will cost $1,000 dollars which means that super premium phones with an over-the-top mark-up like the iPhone will come in at much higher than that.
Now below 100 million a year
Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that desktop PC sales in 2017 fell below 100 million for the first time.
Military chipmaker to be bought
Microchip is writing a cheque to buy Microsemi which is the most significant US commercial supplier of military and aerospace semiconductor equipment, for about $8.35 billion.
Toyota is investing more than $2.8 billion to develop automated driving software.