Hindenburg crashes into Opera
Published in News
Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:58

Hindenburg crashes into Opera


Outfit sees trouble ahead

Hindenburg Research suggests that an analysis of Opera Software, best known for its Opera web browser, is facing troubling times.

Apple wants to create a cheap iPhone
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:56

Apple wants to create a cheap iPhone


It will probably have a rotary dial

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that claims the fruity cargo cult Apple is thinking of putting out a “cheap” mobile phone.

Mulan inventor suspended
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Thursday, 23 January 2020 11:47

Mulan inventor suspended


Yeah it is just a forked bit of Python

A research fellow who was suspended from a prestigious Chinese university after he admitted the “homegrown” programming language he created, Mulan, was a Python fork.

Microsoft’s new Xbox will not ship with reason to buy
Published in Gaming


Xbox Series X will not have true first-party exclusives

Software King of the World Microsoft has decided that its new Xbox, the Xbox Series X, will launch without true first-party exclusives – which some in the industry think is going to kill the console stone dead.

Apple did not bring in end-to-end encryption of iCloud
Published in Cloud


Appears to have caved to FBI pressue

Apple quickly caved to FBI pressure and decided not to encrypt iCloud backups a couple of years ago. Thank goodness nobody would ever try hacking an iCloud account to get compromising photos or data.

SAP having German renaissance
Published in Cloud
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:17

SAP having German renaissance


Apparently working AWS is a bigger mystery

The maker of expensive management software, which no-one is really sure what does, is doing well in Germany because companies are even more bemused by Amazon Web Services.

Wordpad gets adverts
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:12

Wordpad gets adverts


I am so old I remember when everything was free once you paid for it

Software king of the world Microsoft has decided that Wordpad should be generating it a little more revenue and is going to host adverts.

Ubisoft goes after DDoS website
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:02

Ubisoft goes after DDoS website


Thou shalt not cheat and then take the mickey

Ubisoft is going after website selling DDoS services that were used to launch attacks against Rainbow Six Siege servers.

State intervenes in Riot Games gender discrimination case
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Payout should be 40 times that

Riot Games thought that paying out $10 million to female employees as part of a settlement over a gender discrimination class would be enough to make the case go away, but it turns out they had not considered the pesky government.

Facebook related crimes rise in UK
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:52

Facebook related crimes rise in UK


55,643 crimes linked to social networking

There have been a total of 55,643 crimes linked to Facebook, according to official police figures. The news comes following the revelation that social media firms will be legally required to protect children from harmful content under the first-ever code to police the internet, according to The Daily Telegraph.