McAfee admits his thong arrest was a hoax
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Thursday, 13 August 2020 10:11

McAfee admits his thong arrest was a hoax


Thongs for the memory

Former internet security giant, and tech industry badboy John McAfee has admitted his viral claim that he was arrested in Norway for wearing a thong as a face mask was all a hoax.

TikTok exploited Android bug to track users
Published in News
Thursday, 13 August 2020 09:39

TikTok exploited Android bug to track users


Forgot to tell users

Social video app TikTok was using an extra layer of encryption to conceal a tactic for tracking Android users via the MAC address of their device, which skirted Google’s policies and did not allow users to opt out.

Microsoft reveals dual-screen Surface Duo device
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Know when to fold em, know when to hold em

Microsoft has revealed its dual-screen Surface Duo device which runs Google's Android operating system, is "purpose-built for mobile productivity."

Coronavirus kills wi-fi
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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:08

Coronavirus kills wi-fi


Unless you are wealthy

Eurostar’s PR department has produced a truly bizarre reason to kill off wi-fi on its trains – it was due to the coronavirus.

Toshiba goes back into the red
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 12:02

Toshiba goes back into the red


Coronavirus hit

Toshiba Corp reported on Wednesday its first quarterly operating loss in nearly four years as the coronavirus pandemic hit demand for its electronic devices, copiers and chip-making equipment.

Foxconn does better than expected
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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:56

Foxconn does better than expected


Profit up 34 percent

Foxconn reported a better than expected quarterly profit as rising telecommuting demand amid the coronavirus pandemic offset slowing smartphone sales.

Qualcomm's antitrust lawsuit set aside by appeal courts
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Injuction quashed

A US appeals court reversed a lower court ruling against chip supplier Qualcomm in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

German enterprises look to the cloud to support intelligent ERP
Published in Cloud


Lebensraum

Enterprises in Germany are slowly adopting SAP’s S/4HANA database, with many companies looking for cloud-based infrastructure from service providers to support the intelligent ERP system, according to a new ISG report.

Halo Infinite delayed
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:11

Halo Infinite delayed


Xbox Series X console release date announced in November

Microsoft says it will announce the Xbox Series X console in November but the Halo Infinite is being delayed until next year.

Police facial scanners are against the law
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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 11:06

Police facial scanners are against the law


Whole UK approach was a mess

An appeals court ruled that police use of facial recognition technology in the UK has "fundamental deficiencies" and violates several laws.