COVID-19 not to blame for Apple and Huawei’s falling growth
Published in Mobiles

It’s a mess says GlobalData

While supply chain disruptions and retail store closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020 have impacted smartphone revenues, other factors such as post-holiday seasonality, slowing phone upgrade rates and geopolitics have played a part on their bottom line, says GlobalData.

Swan advises to stop looking at benchmarks
Published in PC Hardware

Intel is the best you just have to take our word for it

We were looking through the transcripts of last week’s Computex and noticed that Intel CEO Bob Swan made a surprising comment about benchmarking.

Wearables market kung flued
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:34

Wearables market kung flued

Device sales dropped

Beancounters at ABI Research have noted that sales of wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.

Apple and Google roll out COVID-19 exposure notification system
Published in News

Unified programming interface for public health 

Tech giants  Apple and Google have rolled out a COVID-19 exposure notification system, essentially a unified programming interface that will allow public health departments to create their own contact tracing applications.

Kiwi telcos show the way forward
Published in Network
Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:26

Kiwi telcos show the way forward

Globaldata praises methods of tackling COVID-19 impact

Beancounters at GlobalData have praised telco service providers in New Zealand for giving a lesson to the rest of the world as to how they should handle the coronavirus impact.

COVID-19 contact tracing apps should be voluntary says EU
Published in News

Looking at ways to open borders

The European Commission will urge EU governments to use COVID-19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of a package of measures aimed at lifting border restrictions and reviving the European Union’s tourism and travel industries.

Wyld Networks sees a future in Mesh
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:27

Wyld Networks sees a future in Mesh

Mashing up the mesh

Wyld Networks, which is promoting its mobile mesh networks and wireless IoT connectivity, is finding backers from investors wondering what life will be like after the COVID 19 virus passes.

Nintendo will be kung-flued
Published in Gaming
Friday, 08 May 2020 11:04

Nintendo will be kung-flued

Is going to struggle with coronavirus

Console maker Nintendo is going to have a hard time shaking off the effect of the coronavirus, according to analyst outfit Global Data.

Questions posed about UK’s NHS data safety
Published in AI

The AI firm with links to Cummings and Peter Theil

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm hired by UK government advisor Dominic Cummings to help with the 2016 Vote Leave campaign has been awarded seven government contracts in 18 months and there are concerns about the safety of NHS data it might be handling.

Automatic slips out of gear
Published in Transportation
Monday, 04 May 2020 10:28

Automatic slips out of gear

Apparently it has been Kung Flued

Automatic has announced that it’ll be abruptly shutting down on 28 May because “the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely impacted our business”.