AI will turn hackers into super villians
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Power to do anything


The rise of AI will make hackers even more powerful as they will exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns.

Apple believed to be trying to deal with cobalt miners
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But who is it talking to?

Apple is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt for iPhone batteries directly from miners but it is not clear which miners it is talking to as the story is in danger of bringing up a rather nasty secret about the sourcing of the mineral for iPhones.

Sweetened NXP deal might see Broadcom off
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Qualcomm might have made a clever move

Qualcomm might have done a cunning manoeuvre to see off Broadcom's takeover by paying a bit more than expected for NXP.

AOC unveils Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition gaming monitor
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Special edition 35-inch curved monitor with G-Sync

AOC has shown off its special edition Agon AG352UCG6 Black Edition gaming monitor with 35-inch 3440x1440 resolution curved panel and a new all black color scheme.

Some new Coffee Lake SKUs show up in stores
Published in Processors


Pentium, Celeron, and non-K Core i5 and Core i3

As expected, Intel has expanded its Coffee Lake lineup with new SKUs and some retailers/e-tailers have already started selling some of those chips, including non-K Core i3 and Core i5 SKUs, as well as budget-oriented Pentium and Celeron SKUs.

Sony posts an interesting MWC 2018 teaser
Published in Mobiles


Possible curved smartphone coming

Sony has released a rather vague but interesting teaser for its upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 event, scheduled for February 26th.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 spotted in Geekbench database
Published in Processors


200MHz higher clock on engineering sample

Although AMD's next-generation 12nm Ryzen 2000 series desktop CPUs won't be coming before April, it does not mean that there won't be a few leaks and the latest one reveals a few more details regarding the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU which was spotted in the Geekbench database.

Qualcomm reaches agreement on NXP Semiconductors
Published in Processors


Cost a bit more than expected

Qualcomm has reached an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to increase to $127.50 per share its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of NXP.

Samsung releases largest Serial Attached SCSI SSD
Published in Memory

Bigger the better

Samsung Electronics announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s biggest Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD).

Windows on ARM will not be full fat
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So limited Microsoft has pulled a document saying how much

When Microsoft announced it was making a version of Windows 10 on ARM chips the world celebrated the end of the x86 obsession which has limited PCs for decades.