Google thinks its language AI can manage a trillion parameters
Published in AI


Can’t be worse than what it has now

While firms are under the mistaken believe that they can save a buck or two on translation services using AI, the technology is a long way away from being remotely reliable. So Google boffins have been flat out trying to make it better.

EU wants its satellite broadband going by 2024
Published in News
Thursday, 14 January 2021 11:47

EU wants its satellite broadband going by 2024


Reaching the parts where other broadband can’t reach

The European Commission says it wants its newly proposed satellite mega-constellation to be offering some sort of initial service in 2024.

Trump blames Big Tech for everything
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:18

Trump blames Big Tech for everything


Should not have banned me

President Donald Trump blamed Big Tech companies for dividing the country days after Twitter and Facebook banned him on their platforms for encouraging the attack on the US Capitol building.

Work on Cyberpunk 2077 continues without re-release date
Published in Gaming


CD Projekt is working with Sony

Polish video game maker CD Projekt is working with Sony to bring back its troubled Cyberpunk 2077 game to the PlayStation Store.

EU allows Big Tech to be sued by each country
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:14

EU allows Big Tech to be sued by each country


Does not have to be sued in the country it is based

The adviser to the EU’s top court has issued a recommendation to allow data protection agencies in any EU country to take legal action against Facebook or any other tech firm even if their regional headquarters are in a different EU state.

Theranos trashed its database to avoid detection
Published in News


Modern coppers woes

Failed blood-testing outfit Theranos trashed vital incriminating data of its fraud, prosecutors said.

PC sales see big growth
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:03

PC sales see big growth


Lasted longer than the guy who predicted their death

The PC was supposed to die 10 years ago and replaced by iPhones, but it’s just experienced its first big growth in a decade – while the bloke who made the prediction, Steve Jobs, has gone the way of all things organic.

Germans take down illegal darknet market place
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:00

Germans take down illegal darknet market place


Operator arrested

German prosecutors have taken down what they believe was the biggest illegal marketplace on the darknet and arrested its suspected operator.

General Motors gets into flying cars
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 12:57

General Motors gets into flying cars


Maybe we will get our jet packs soon

General Motors unveiled a new electric van and revealed potential plans to delve into flying cars.

Intel wants TSMC to make a GPU
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 14:20

Intel wants TSMC to make a GPU


Taking on Nvidia

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn saying that Intel plans to tap TSMC to make a second generation discrete graphics chip for personal computers that it hopes will help it combat the rise of Nvidia.