Microsoft builds own Linux kernel
Published in Wearables

To run secure IoT – not bad for what it used to call "cancer"

Software king of the world Microsoft has knocked up its own version of the Linux kernal to run a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices.

ZTE kicked out of the US
Published in Mobiles

Seven-year ban

Chinese electronics giant ZTE has been effectively kicked out of the US for seven years after admitting to trading with North Korea and Iran.

Google's AR can see cancer
Published in News

Still no cure for Google

Google boffins have been telling the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, that they have come up with a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose cancer patients.

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.