Intel’s Raptor Lake might get a larger cache
Published in News


Up to 68MB

Intel Raptor Lake processors may be getting a much larger cache according to a new company leak.

Activision Blizzard purging employees over harassment and misconduct
Published in Gaming


37 fired and 44 have been disciplined

Since July Activision Blizzard has fired 37 employees and disciplined another 44 as the games maker tries to address accusations of harassment and misconduct.

Airline companies warn 5G will create “catastrophic" aviation crisis
Published in Mobiles


But at least the US telcos will make money


The chief executives of major US passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis in less than 36 hours, when AT&T and Verizon turn on their new 5G service.

Apple mixed-reality headset looks to be an expensive turkey
Published in Mobiles


You probably were not expecting this

Apple's long-rumoured mixed-reality headset could cost consumers over $2,000 when it eventually ships in 2023.

Apple permitted publication of Safari data for months
Published in Mobiles


Could not be bothered fixing the problem

Fruity cargo cult Apple sat on a serious Safari bug which disclosed user data for months and still cannot be bothered fixing it.

Linux malware rises
Published in News
Tuesday, 18 January 2022 12:05

Linux malware rises


Up 35 per cent last year

The number of malware infections targeting Linux devices rose by 35 per cent in 2021, and it looks lie the writers want to recruit IoT devices for DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.

Boffins create key tech for quantum batteries
Published in News


Potentially live and flat at the same time

A team of boffins have demonstrated the quantum mechanical principle of super-absorption that underpins quantum batteries in a proof-of-concept device.

FedEx wants lasers on its cargo planes
Published in News
Monday, 17 January 2022 12:19

FedEx wants lasers on its cargo planes


What could go wrong

FedEx has applied to the FAA seeking approval to install a laser-based, anti-missile defense system on its cargo planes as an added safety measure.

Google NDA break California labour laws
Published in News
Monday, 17 January 2022 12:17

Google NDA break California labour laws


Used to silence whistleblowers

A California judge ruled this week that the confidentiality agreements Google requires its employees to sign are too broad and break the state's labour laws.

Microsoft to change sexual harassment policy
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Following investigation sparked by Gates disclosures and shareholder outrage 

Microsoft’s board is reviewing its policies on sexual harassment will issue a report in the spring after years of complaints about Microsoft’s investigations.