Pai goes out warning of “yellow peril”
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:06

Pai goes out warning of “yellow peril”


Kicking and screaming back to the 19th century

The man who handed the internet to the US telcos has exited the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) muttering about the dangers of yellow peril.

Jack Ma appears to be alive
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:03

Jack Ma appears to be alive


At least for 50 seconds

Billionaire Jack Ma’s 50-second video reappearance has done little to resolve Alibaba’s troubled relationship with regulators that is making some investors hesitate about owning the Chinese e-commerce giant’s shares.

Penn State thinks it has a cure for range anxiety
Published in Transportation


Lithium iron phosphate batteries

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are looking at lithium ion phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.

EU fines games makers over geo-blocking
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:34

EU fines games makers over geo-blocking


$9.4 million in fines

A four-year antitrust investigation into PC games geo-blocking in the European Union by distribution platform Valve and five games publishers has led to fines totalling $9.4 million after the Commission confirmed today that the bloc's rules had been breached.

TSMC start making Intel’s Core i3
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:28

TSMC start making Intel’s Core i3


5nm in the second quarter

TSMC is to start making Intel's Core i3 on its 5nm process in 2H21 according to beancounters at TrendForce.

LG thinking of getting out of smartphones
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:25

LG thinking of getting out of smartphones


Competition too much

After losing around $4.5 billion over the past five years, LG is considering exiting the smartphone market in 2021.

Opera gets a YoYo
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:23

Opera gets a YoYo


Launches gaming division

Opera has acquired YoYo Games, a British game development platform best known for GameMaker Studio 2, and is launching its Opera Gaming division.

Bitcoin costs the world $25 Million Daily
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:34

Bitcoin costs the world $25 Million Daily



Nothing is free

It costs $25 million Daily in electricity to process Bitcoin transactions according to data presented by Trading Platforms.

EU wants Biden to hit tech companies
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:33

EU wants Biden to hit tech companies


“Deal with the dark forces”

The European Union is leaning on President-elect Joe Biden to stand up to Big Tech and regulate them to stop the “dark forces” of hate speech online.

Microsoft signs deal with Cruise
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:24

Microsoft signs deal with Cruise


Azure cloud-computing platform for cars

Microsoft is joining GM, Honda and others in a $2 billion investment round in Cruise to help commercialise its self-driving cars.