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Hardware makers are keen to get 5G away from just smartphones
Published in IoT


Developing the Qualcomm model

 Global chipmakers including Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek and UNISOC (Spreadtrum & RDA) are looking to expand their 5G solutions to include non-handset applications.

Supermicro denies Bloomberg hacking claim
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:51

Supermicro denies Bloomberg hacking claim


Claims Apple is impossible to hack

Supermicro Computer has told its customers that it will review its hardware for any proof of malicious chips as alleged in a recent Bloomberg report and that such a hack would be "practically impossible".

Linus Torvalds is back in charge
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:31

Linus Torvalds is back in charge


We don't know if he is back to being Mr Sweary

After taking some time off to figure out who he wants to be, the creator of Linux is back.

Oculus co-founder quits Facebook
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:17

Oculus co-founder quits Facebook


May not be seeing eye to eye with his masters

Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced he has quit Facebook after some internal company shake-ups.

Branson steps down from role as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop
Published in News


Can't work with the Saudis 

Richard Branson is quitting as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, saying the company, that plans to build a supersonic transport system in the United Arab Emirates and other countries needs a more actively involved leader.

Intel denies that it's killing off its 10nm chip
Published in PC Hardware


Will arrive in late 2019

Intel has denied rumours that it is killing off its 10nm chip manufacturing process after repeated delays. Chipzilla says that 10nm chips will arrive in late 2019.

Flat panel suppliers expect oversupply
Published in News
Monday, 22 October 2018 13:01

Flat panel suppliers expect oversupply


All of us have different plans


AU Optronics (AUO) Paul Peng has warned that there will be over-supply in the flat panel market from next year.

Cook demands Bloomberg pull spy story
Published in News
Monday, 22 October 2018 12:57

Cook demands Bloomberg pull spy story


Our security is perfect

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made the rare step of demanding that Bloomberg retract its story alleging that Chinese spies compromised a company server using malicious microchips.

Hurricane Michael shows FCC why deregulation is bad
Published in News


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai remains oblivious

After Hurricane Michael hit Florida the telcos were not required by law to quickly restore the phone service – so they didn’t.

New Winamp 5.8 Media Player released
Published in News
Monday, 22 October 2018 12:50

New Winamp 5.8 Media Player released


Still looks and feels like the old one

The world's most famous media player - Winamp – has returned and now has changes which play nice with more modern versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.