FLIR One PRO turns up the heat
Published in Reviews

Quick review: Check out your central heating dot com

Thermal imaging was beyond the pockets of most people not so long ago, but it's becoming more affordable and here we review a device which plugs into the USB Type C socket or a Micro USB socket on your smartphone or tablet and is driven by a downloadable Android or iPhone app.

Apple loses top chipman
Published in Mobiles
22 December 2017

Apple loses top chipman

John Bruno moves to Google

ATI and later AMD started the great trend of letting journalists talk to actual engineers. Nvidia followed, and soon I had the chance to meet John Bruno, who this week is leaving Apple to shift to Google.

Apple sued for throttling battery use
Published in News

But, but, it is a feature

Apple is facing two class-action lawsuits, filed by furious customers just days after the firm admitted to intentionally slowing down older iPhones.

IPhone X numbers lower than predicted
Published in Mobiles

Numbers down but the margin keeps Apple in clover

The numbers for the iPhone X are well down on what was expected with only 30 million units sold in the fourth quarter of 2017 and the figure is expected to drop slightly in the first quarter of 2018.

Advisors to ZTE’s trade sanction compliance monitor quit
Published in News

Rows with the US monitor

Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to Reuters.

Security company sues Ars Technica for reporting bug
Published in News

Insists that bug in Keeper could not steal password.

Keeper, a password manager software maker, has filed a lawsuit against a tech reporter and Ars Technica over reporting a vulnerability disclosure in its product.

Wearable tech slow to catch on over the pond
Published in Wearables

One in five Americans interested

The number of Americans who are remotely interested in owning wearable technology devices – like watches, glasses and fitness tracking bracelets is growing slower than many early predictions claimed.

Schmidt demotes himself to technical advisor
Published in News


Wants to spend more time with science and tech issues

The executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors, Eric Schmidt, has demoted himself from executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors and become a technical adviser.

Social media says Apple is racist
Published in Mobiles

Face recognition really cannot handle Chinese

The Fruity cargo cult Apple’s iPhone X’s facial recognition systems has been dubbed racist after more Chinese people have said it can’t tell them apart.

Acer Swift 3 with Mobile Ryzen spotted
Published in Notebooks

15.6-incher with both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7

Following the earlier announcement, Acer has now put its Mobile Ryzen-equipped Swift 3 notebook online, suggesting these should be available soon.