AI can’t patent inventions in the UK
Published in AI
Friday, 24 September 2021 11:19

AI can’t patent inventions in the UK


So they can't be trolls either

The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that AI cannot invent new patents under British law.

Intel releases Beast Canyon
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 24 September 2021 11:17

Intel releases Beast Canyon


Rather good but very pricey

Intel's NUC 11 Extreme mini PC, otherwise known as Beast Canyon, has launched to retail, at a price much higher than Chipzilla promised.

Seagate releases on 2nd generation HAMR drives
Published in News
Friday, 24 September 2021 11:15

Seagate releases on 2nd generation HAMR drives


Its HAMR time

Seagate said that it is already working on 2nd generation HAMR drives with 30TB capacity.

US spooks install adblockers
Published in News
Friday, 24 September 2021 11:12

US spooks install adblockers


Security risk

While Big Tech rails against ad blockers as a way of undermining Internet business models, US spooks and law enforcement have quietly installed ad blockers to prevent an obvious security threat.

New iPhones and iPad break Apple Music
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 24 September 2021 11:06

New iPhones and iPad break Apple Music


New software feature


The software geniuses who bought you a watch app which could not handle summer time, have now said that a device restore will tigger its premium music product software.

Kids can't understand how computers work any more
Published in News


No idea about directories, folders, or files

Having moved from generations who were frightened to touch computers because they were frightened something would go wrong, The Verge reports that professors are increasingly seeing the rise of a generation that can’t understand even the basic fundamentals of how computers and operating systems work.

Microchip with wings is the smallest flying structure
Published in Transportation


Small as a sand grain

A winged microchip, the size of a sand grain, is being billed as the smallest ever human made flying structure.

Old Microsoft man believes in toilets, toilets and toilets
Published in News


Ballmer's latest obsession

The shy and retired former Microsoft boss Steve “there’s a kind of hush” Ballmer has a new obsession – toilets.

Aussies mock Apple’s “pro-competition” claim
Published in News


Anti-competitive drongos

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia accused Apple Inc on Thursday of uncompetitive behaviour over control of payments on its phones, which have grown to about a third of all in-person payments the country's largest lender processes.

Europeans run first successful RISC V processor accelerator
Published in News

 

Moving to home grown super computers

The European Processor Initiative (EPI) has run the successful first test of its RISC-V-based European Processor Accelerator (EPAC).