Apple taps BOE for iPhone screens
Published in News
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:41

Apple taps BOE for iPhone screens


Deeper into China

Hopes that the fruity cargo cult Apple might abandon China and set up shop in the US appear to have been dashed as the outfit appears to be negotiating a deal with Chinese BOE for screens for its smartphones.

Intel confuses with Comet Lake
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:31

Intel confuses with Comet Lake


Why, oh why, oh why

Intel has launched a new series of 14nm notebook CPUs code-named Comet Lake, but no one is certain why.

Flat earthers and Moon hoaxers are censoring Facebook
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Stupid people the power to eclipse the truth

A photographer trying to raise money for a self-published book of historical space artefacts had his Facebook ads repeatedly removed by Facebook because flat-Earthers and Moon hoax conspiracy butts were offended.

Russian security expert publishes Valve zero day
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After Valve security fail

A Russian security researcher Vasily Kravets has published details about a zero-day in the Valve gaming client after the distributor banned him from its bounty programme.

Russia's election blockchain hacked
Published in News
Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:06

Russia's election blockchain hacked


It is not as if you didn't know who would be elected 

A French security researcher has found a critical vulnerability in the blockchain-based voting system which Russian officials plan to use next month for the 2019 Moscow City Duma election.

RubyGems maintainers pull packages
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Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:57

RubyGems maintainers pull packages


11 Ruby libraries had a backdoor

Maintainers of the RubyGems package repository have pulled 18 malicious versions of 11 Ruby libraries that contained a backdoor mechanism and were caught inserting code that launched hidden cryptocurrency mining operations inside other people's Ruby projects.

Qualcomm signs five year deal with LG
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:14

Qualcomm signs five year deal with LG


Hatchet buried for now

Qualcomm has entered into a new five-year patent license agreement with LG Electronics to develop, manufacture and sell 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones.

Intel releases its first AI chip
Published in AI
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:09

Intel releases its first AI chip


Never mind that Nervana smells like a 10 nanometer Ice Lake processor 

Intel unveiled its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centres.

Big tech being investigated for antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:00

Big tech being investigated for antitrust


The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

IBM moves OpenPower Foundation to Linux Foundation
Published in PC Hardware


Open sources power instruction set

IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.