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Russian aristocrat PR plays Ryff advertising music
Published in News


AMD. Intel. Now Taylor


A former senior PR executive at Intel and AMD has now a senior vice president role at Ryff - a startup making waves in Silicon Valley and now with what appears to have an office in The Smoke (London).

Forget EVs - think H20, Le Mans and Bill Wyman
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:00

Forget EVs - think H20, Le Mans and Bill Wyman


It is a kind of internal combustion - trust me


A hydrogen fuelled vehicle may well be the winner in the 2025 Le Mans race, a senior semiconductor analyst said today.

Criminals flog fake chips. Vendors buy into the scams
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Chip crisis hits new high. Or low

As if shortages in semiconductors weren't enough to give car manufacturers, computer manufacturers, medical manufacturers and others a case of the screaming heebie-jeebies, it seems some  vendors have bought into an international scam to sell fake chips to put into their devices.

American politician wants to change time and space
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Einstein as mad as Nikola Tesla

A possibly ignorant man has suggested that the USA could alter the orbits of planet Earth and our companion, the Moon. It might be altered by technology. Actually, although a Texas Republican congressman has come up with what seems like a crazy idea, he has just come up with the wrong answer to the right question.

Tencent's Chinese cash forces name change at Oxford University
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Money talks

A major Chinese firm has forced a change in the name of a famous Oxford University college grant by bunging nearly a milion into the establishment.

Huawei arrest “orchestrated by Donald Trump”
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Hong Kong HSBC legal attempt begins tomorrow

A senior Huawei executive today said his company is being played as a pawn in what he believes is a chess game in  the trade war between the USA and China.

Kicking Pat Gelsinger to sit on the Intel throne
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Update Swan upped

Intel's new CEO will be Pat Gelsinger, who will take up his position after current CEO Bob Swan steps down in mid-February, CNBC reported today.

US spooks avoid “back door” questions
Published in News
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 11:56

US spooks avoid “back door” questions


Er...um... Huawei?

A US politician is asking the National Security Agency (NSA) about its implementation of back doors in technology products that let spooks spy on network traffic.

5G delays will hit UK economy
Published in News
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 17:37

5G delays will hit UK economy


5G will damage UK economy – report

A report commissioned by Huawei claims a delay to 5G will cost the United Kingdom £100 billion in economic benefits and particularly take its toll on employment in areas beyond the South East/London bubble over the next 10 years.

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid
Published in Reviews
Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:23

Huawei MatePad Pro gets inside yer heid


Great sound, great build, fit ye sae?

I’ve been reviewing both software and hardware for over 35 years now, but this is the first time I’ve had to take into account geopolitics. But more, much more on that later.