TIM bans Huawei from 5G core equipment tender in Italy, Brazil
Published in News


TIM has piles of cash and can afford to pay more not to use Huawei

Cash-strapped telco TIM, which proudly announced it was only 24.3 billion euro in debt last year, apparently now feels it is so flush with cash it can afford to give Huawei the bum's rush.

Apple continues to sting the British taxpaper
Published in News


What a surprise

The fruity cargo cult Apple is continuing to sting the British Inland Revenue.

Samsung copies another one Apple's dumber moves
Published in Mobiles


Does it never learn?

After making the mistake of copying Apple and releasing its flagship phones for silly prices, and copying it again on getting rid of the headphone jack, Samsung has looked at Apple's really dumb idea to sting its users for more cash and said "we will be having some of that". 

AVIF image format is coming to web browsers
Published in News


Lightweight and royalty-free

The new lightweight and royalty-free AVIF image format is coming to web browsers and work is almost complete on adding AVIF support to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Budget phones in the US come with spyware
Published in News


So it is not just a Chinese thing

Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile.

5G helping fight coronavirus
Published in Network
Friday, 10 July 2020 11:14

5G helping fight coronavirus


Apparently it was not the cause after all

While very stupid people in the UK and US think 5G is responsible for the coronavirus, the technology could be the key to actually fighting it.

Analysts note PC shipments back to growth
Published in PC Hardware


Recoving from Coronvirus

Two leading analysts are saying that PC shipments saw growth in 2019, only to have the coronavirus pandemic cut the celebration short in Q1 2020.

More news on Thunderbolt 4 emerges
Published in News
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:48

More news on Thunderbolt 4 emerges


Should be around this year

Chipzilla has revealed more about Thunderbolt 4 - its cable connectivity product - and is telling anyone who will listen that it can docks with up to four Thunderbolt ports and universal cables up to two meters in length.

Acer posts record revenues
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:39

Acer posts record revenues


Corona Virus was good for some

Acer seems to have done well out of the corona virus and announced its consolidated revenues for June at $2.22 billion up 27.2 percent month on month (MoM) and by 4.9 percent on last year.

Musk claims he is close to levelling up
Published in Transportation
Thursday, 09 July 2020 11:27

Musk claims he is close to levelling up


Level 5 autonomous driving technology could be here -- if you believe him

Electric vehicle maker Tesla  is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said.