Microsoft kills off Explorer
Published in News
Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:26

Microsoft kills off Explorer


All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft today killed off Explorer and moved to the same code base as Google’s Chrome.

Italian courts ignore the science again
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:23

Italian courts ignore the science again


Claim mobile phones cause brain tumours

An Italian court has ruled that prolonged use of mobile phones can cause head tumours despite scientists overwhelmingly agreeing there is no evidence to back this up.

Laser printer inventor runs out of paper
Published in News
Thursday, 16 January 2020 10:57

Laser printer inventor runs out of paper


Starkweather wanted to see the Angel in the Marble

Gary Starkweather, engineer and inventor of the first laser printer, died on December 26. He was 81.

Europe wants universal chargers
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 16 January 2020 10:53

Europe wants universal chargers


Apple must do what it's told

The fruity cargo cult Apple could find itself at the sharp end of an EU move to  require chargers to fit all mobile phones and portable electronic devices.

Trump turns on Apple for helping terrorists
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:06

Trump turns on Apple for helping terrorists


We helped you, now help us

President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple and slammed the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by terrorists while benefiting from government help on trade.

More PCs sold last year
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:56

More PCs sold last year


First annual gain since 2011

While the Tame Apple Press has been patting Apple on the head for killing off the PC and replacing it with the iPhone, it is starting to look like the death of the PC has been greatly exaggerated.

Microsoft patches big bug in Windows 10
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:50

Microsoft patches big bug in Windows 10


Spotted by the NSA

Microsoft has patched a serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows.

Google's neural network gets better at weather forecasts
Published in News


It's raining mem, hallelujah

A team of Google boffins has developed a deep neural network that can make fast, detailed rainfall forecasts.

Boffins work out how to repair livers
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:19

Boffins work out how to repair livers


At last a cure for a Fudzilla Christmas Party

Researchers from the University Hospital Zurich, ETH Zurich, Wyss Zurich and the University of Zurich have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the body for one week.

IBM annouces record number of patents
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:12

IBM annouces record number of patents


9,200 last year

Big Blue announced that the company received a record number of patents in 2019 – reaching over 9,200, marking the company’s 27th consecutive year of US patent leadership.