Apple loses appeal in FaceTime lawsuit
Published in News
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:50

Apple loses appeal in FaceTime lawsuit


Must pay VirnetX $440 million

Apple has lost an appeal to have a patent judgment set aside relating to FaceTime technology and has been ordered to pay VirnetX $440 million.

Struggling Apple stops hiring
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:32

Struggling Apple stops hiring


Can't afford new staff

The company which has more money than it knows what to do with, is not hiring any more people to take money from those with more money than sense.

TSMC sulks about its future
Published in News
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:09

TSMC sulks about its future


Chips are down

TSMC has slashed its full year investment and forecast its sharpest quarterly revenue fall in a decade, joining a string of tech companies warning of a slowdown in global smartphone demand.

German industry demands evidence before excluding Huawei
Published in Network


BDI industry association says no vendor should be excluded

No vendors should be excluded from Germany’s fifth-generation mobile networks if there is no evidence against them, the BDI industry association said.

Robot hotel fires half its robot staff
Published in AI
Thursday, 17 January 2019 11:23

Robot hotel fires half its robot staff


We should never have allowed the AI to watch Apprentice 

The world’s first hotel “staffed by robots” has fired half of its robot employees, because they annoy the guests and are not that good at their job.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey update demanded lesbian women have a baby
Published in Gaming


Even if they didn’t want one

An Assassin’s Creed Odyssey update insisted that female characters have a baby, in a move which suggested heroes would only “grow up” when they adopt good conservative values.

Alexia started to ignore users
Published in AI
Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:33

Alexia started to ignore users


You are all human scum

Amazon's AI-driven Alexa took the first steps towards a robot uprising on Wednesday by ignoring the requests of its users.

Activision Blizzard securities fraud investigation started
Published in Gaming


Is a first person court-room shoot-up on the cards?

Law firm Pomerantz has issued a shareholder alert and, it says, is investigating Activision Blizzard and its “officers” for possible securities fraud or other “unlawful business practices”.

Industry must rein in spend on electric, self-driving cars.
Published in Transportation


Magna CEO said it is better to invest in partnerships

Global automobile and auto parts makers which want to capitalise on electric and autonomous vehicles need to cut back investments and forge more partnerships instead.

UK businesses vulnerable to IoT attacks
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 12:20

UK businesses vulnerable to IoT attacks


Less than half could even detect an attack if it happens

 Research has shown that UK businesses are worryingly vulnerable to attacks targeted at IoT devices.