Microsoft invests a billion in OpenAI
Published in AI
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 12:02

Microsoft invests a billion in OpenAI


Will develop tech for Azure

Microsoft today announced that it would invest $1 billion in OpenAI, the San Francisco-based AI research firm cofounded by CTO Greg Brockman, chief scientist Ilya Sutskever with backing from luminaries like LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman and former Y Combinator president Sam Altman.

Bulgarian hacker released
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 11:46

Bulgarian hacker released


He was a white hat

The person the Bulgarian police thought was responsible for the massive hack of the country's tax database has been released, although will face some lesser charges.

Huawei might have sold US tech to North Korea
Published in News


According to documents leaked to the US press 

Huawei could have helped secretly build a 3G wireless network for North Korea, according to internal documents leaked to the US press.

DRAM average sales price to fall 42.1 per cent
Published in PC Hardware

 

Because industry’s internal augers muffed their oracles

DRAM average sales price set to fall 42.1 percent after the key prediction people in the chip making business stuffed up their predictions.

Microsoft pays $25 million to make a bribery charge go away
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A little ironic -- don't cha think?

Software king of the world Microsoft has agreed to pay $25 million to settle US government investigations into what now must be called "alleged" bribery by former employees in Hungary.

Apple is picking at Intel's modem corpse
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:53

Apple is picking at Intel's modem corpse


Something else we warned would happen

The fruity cargo cult Apple is predictably in talks to buy Intel's modem business after causing that arm of Intel to crash earlier this year.

Russian hackers hacked
Published in News
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 10:43

Russian hackers hacked


Russia’s Federal Security Service loses 7.5 terabytes of data.

Russia's Federal Security Service, which is no stranger to stealing data itself, has found itself subject to a huge hack.

Republicans tell Trump to stop listening to the Oracles
Published in News


Get your foot off the brake of $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract

Four Republican members of US Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, have told President Donald Trump to stop messing around with the $10 billion cloud contract with the Defence Department.

US tech unemployment is lowest for 20 years
Published in News


Staff shortages coming

The US Bureau of Labour Statistics claims that tech unemployment hasn't been this low since the turn of the century.

Why is Apple leaking like a sieve?
Published in News
Monday, 22 July 2019 12:13

Why is Apple leaking like a sieve?


Have its days of neurotic secrecy passed?

Last week Apple’s black shirted staff security appeared to be out to lunch and iPhone details started to leak