Desktop sales continue to slide
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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.

Microchip to buy Microsemi
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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 investing more than $2.8 billion in software
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Hands-free driving

Toyota is investing more than $2.8 billion to develop automated driving software.

Ghana teacher demos Office without computer
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Internet sensation

A teacher in Ghana who educates his students on computer technology - without any computers - has become an online hit.

Intel’s 5G prototype hides huge external antenna
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So not as ready as the Tame Apple Press claims

Intel has been benefiting from the anti-Qualcomm rhetoric coming from the Tame Apple Press (TAP) over its 5G modems.

Global diode shortage continues
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Blame the car manufacturers

The world is being gripped by a diode shortage, and it has been that way since 2017, and the drought is likely to last until the second quarter.

AMD's Ryzen not for a Dell
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Intel-AMD duopoly is a long way off

While AMD's Ryzen chips are rather good, Dell EMC is not particularly interested and will remain loyal to Chipzilla.

IBM puts AI supercomputer in space
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Open the bay doors, HAL. I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave

For a long time there was a myth that the AI supercomputer in 2001 space oddessy was called HAL because it was code for IBM (the letters shifted by one) and while that was denied, it now appears that Big Blue is set to take its  IBM supercomputer AI tech  to the International Space Station.

Flash gets old and runs out of steam
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Only used by eight percent of Chrome users

The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80 percent in 2014 to under eight percent in early 2018.

German networks face Russian invasion
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Fancy bear infiltrating German networks 

Germany is investigating a security breach of its defence and interior ministries' private networks, a government spokesman has confirmed.