Oracle expects cloud use to grow
Published in News

Oracle expansion is cool for Catz

Despite upsetting Wall Street with its lacklustre returns from cloud sales, Oracle's CEO Safra Catz  claims that she expects an acceleration in the company’s cloud business.

Qualcomm reapplies to the Chinese anti-trust watchdog over NXL
Published in Processors

Buying more time for trade war to be resolved

Qualcomm is to refile its application with the Chinese government to clear its $44 billion takeovers of NXP Semiconductors giving regulators more time to decide on the deal and averting its collapse.

Nigerian Microsoft network engineer helped launder money
Published in News

Money was stolen using Reventon ransomware.

A Nigerian-born Microsoft network engineer is facing federal charges in Florida for helping launder cash obtained from victims of the Reventon ransomware.

Grand Theft Auto is the most profitable book or film ever
Published in Games

Who would have thought that stealing a car and hiring hookers could make so much cash?

Analysts claim that Grand Theft Auto has made it to be the most profitable title ever.

Never mind Facebook - look at AOL and Yahoo
Published in News

While the focus is on Facebook, AOL and Yahoo are reading your emails again

While politicians are pretending to attack Facebook over its sharing of data with Cambridge Analytica, it seems that AOL and Yahoo have been quietly getting on with the serious business of reading your emails while no one is paying them any attention.

Experts unhappy with EU plans for AI rights
Published in News

Machines are not people

More than 150 experts in AI, robotics, commerce, law, and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the European Parliament’s proposal to grant personhood status to intelligent machines.

Intel faces another CPU bug
Published in Processors

Found it all by itself 

Intel has fixed a hole in the configuration of several CPU series that allow an attacker to alter the behaviour of the chip's SPI Flash memory.

It is OK to scrape in the US
Published in News

Even if a site says you can't

A district court in Washington, D.C. has ruled that using automated tools to access publicly available information on the open web is not a computer crime—even when a website bans automated access in its terms of service.

Huawei's foldable smartphone out in November
Published in Mobiles

Looks like it will have the world's first

While Apple Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, LG are all reported to be working on a foldable smartphone, the dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which claims they will all be beaten to the punch by Huawei.

Qualcomm backing a 4G budget laptop
Published in Notebooks

Working with Indian telco

Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio is rumoured to be working with chipset maker Qualcomm to launch a laptop with 4G connectivity in India.