International chip wars likely to get nasty
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Monday, 26 October 2020 12:53

International chip wars likely to get nasty


Governments are more concerned about the industry

Jimmy Goodrich, vice president of global policy with the Washington-based Semiconductor Industry Association is warning that spats for dominance over the chip industry are going to become nastier.

X.Org server has been abandoned
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Monday, 26 October 2020 12:46

X.Org server has been abandoned


Last major release was May 2018

It looks like X.Org server is officially toast and a prominent Intel open source developer has admitted the software is abandonware.

Old Apple and Google deal sets the watchdogs barking
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Prime example of antitrust

Apple's agreement to feature Google as the preselected search engine for iPhones, saying America's Justice Department views it as a prime example of what prosecutors say are Google's illegal tactics to protect its monopoly and choke off competition.

2021 will be the Year of AI
Published in AI
Friday, 23 October 2020 12:50

2021 will be the Year of AI


Companies might get the hang of it says Forrester

Next year will see companies finally get the hang of AI and start to fix problems associated with it such as a lack of trust and imagination, poor data quality, little data , and a lack of good tools.

Apple’s late adoption of 5G does not mean much
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Challenges remain says IDTechEx

Fruity cargo cult Apple’s late integration of 5G into all four newly announced iPhones does not mean that the tech is suddenly going to get popular according to IDTechEx.

Intel shares plummet after server warning
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Friday, 23 October 2020 12:45

Intel shares plummet after server warning


Things are not looking good in Chipzilla’s universe

Intel shares fell by ten percent after-hours trading after the chip company reported its third quarter results, which show it losing ground in the server and data centre market.

Solar power is now the cheapest energy
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Friday, 23 October 2020 12:43

Solar power is now the cheapest energy


At least for utility companies

In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build.

Snowden is now a permanent Russian resident
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Friday, 23 October 2020 12:20

Snowden is now a permanent Russian resident


Even if he would like to come back

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer said.

Huawei releases last pre-sanction phone
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 23 October 2020 12:18

Huawei releases last pre-sanction phone


Last of the self-designed Kirin chips

Huawei introduced the Mate 40 smartphone series on Thursday, potentially its last major release powered by its self-designed Kirin chips.

Foxconn’s Gen 10.5 LCD factory in Wisconsin does not exist
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Trump’s key project came to nothing

A key Foxconn project which Donald Trump claimed credit for has turned out to be complete fiction, according to a report from Wisconsin's Division of Executive Budget and Finance.