We have reached peak smartphone numbers
Published in Mobiles

Apple doomed unless it can come up with something else

IDC beancounters have added up some numbers and worked out that we have reached "peak smartphone" which means that unless Apple can come up with a new cash cow, it is doomed to maintain or lose its stonking sales figures.

Intel sued 32 times over flaws
Published in Processors

Spectre and Meltdown attracts lawyers like flies

Chipzilla has said that shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

Pressure building for Qualcomm to negotiate Broadcom deal
Published in Processors

ISS says the money is still not good enough

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) said that Qualcomm should try to negotiate a sale to Broadcom

Private US contractors are biggest security threat
Published in News

Not the Russian and Chinese tech companies after all

While the US government seems keen to blame Chinese telcos and Russian security experts for its IT woes, it is more likely the country's obsession with government departments hiring private contractors.

Gates says AI can be your friend
Published in News

Not like the mosquito

Software king of the world and sworn enemy to mosquitos everywhere, Sir William Gates III has issued a staunch defence of AI.

Apple purges Christian holiday from iPhone
Published in Mobiles

Thou shalt not have any gods before Steve Jobs

The fruity cargo cult Apple has taken its first stand against rival religions by banning fanboys from celebrating the most significant holiday on the Christian calendar.

Intel's graphic drivers will adjust your game settings
Published in Games

Works on Skylake or newer chips

Intel is introducing a new feature for its processors with integrated graphics, allowing games to be automatically optimised on systems.

MIT comes up with a new power saving neural chip
Published in Processors

IBM declares it a "a huge step forward"

MIT boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a neural network chip that could reduce the power consumption of devices by 95 percent.

FCC investigated over media deal
Published in News

Pai may have colluded with Sinclair broadcasting

The bloke who handed over the internet to the US's telephone monopolies,  Ajit Pai, is being investigated over another of his deals.

Canonical wants Ubuntu to collect your personal data
Published in News

Because open sourcers love sharing their data

Canonical is planning to make a change to Ubuntu which would mean that the Linux distro would collect information - or telemetry data - on desktop PCs during installation and afterwards.