Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives
Published in Transportation


The technology needs to grow

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars the government’s latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles.

Kiwis backtrack on American assurances of Huawei perils
Published in Network


New Zealand will carry out its own security research

After initially saying that it believed the US smears on Huawei 5G equipment, the New Zealand government is going to investigate the claims itself. 

India gives up on Silicon Valley
Published in News
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:50

India gives up on Silicon Valley


It is not going to be easy for Big Tech in India

Big Tech companies hoping to take advantage of India's huge population are going to find life difficult as the country has had enough of Silicon Valley antics.

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax
Published in News
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:38

Amazon doubles profits and pays no tax


Paying tax is socialism in the US

While millions of middle and lower class Americans have just discovered that they are paying more tax under new Republican tax cuts, they will be no doubt overjoyed that Amazon's tax bill was nothing this year. 

Samsung to stop making Blu-ray in the US
Published in News
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:28

Samsung to stop making Blu-ray in the US


The format has fallen behind

Samsung is exiting the US Blu-ray player market saying that it is no longer making 4K players and halting production on new 1080p models.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e is the lightest and thinest
Published in Mobiles


$399 and a bit better than the $649 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

While Apple has been following a policy of charging more for similar technology, Samsung appears to have been going the other way and is offering tech which in some ways beats its flagship and is much cheaper.

Hitler meets his downfall
Published in News
Monday, 18 February 2019 11:16

Hitler meets his downfall

 

The end of a mem

Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who played Adolf Hitler in the film Downfall, has died in Zurich at the age of 77, his agent announced.

Open sorcerers work to ARM Ubuntu
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 15 February 2019 12:05

Open sorcerers work to ARM Ubuntu


2019 will be the year of the Linux laptop

A team of open sorcerers are  trying to get Linux on Qualcomm-powered laptops from HP, Asus, and Lenovo.

Applied Materials predicts woe
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 12:01

Applied Materials predicts woe


Second quarter profit and revenue below analysts’ estimates

Chip gear maker Applied Materials forecast second quarter profit and revenue below analysts’ estimates.

Berkshire flogs off Apple and Oracle shares
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:58

Berkshire flogs off Apple and Oracle shares


Buys a nice red hat instead

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has trimmed its stake in iPhone maker Apple in a sign that the shine has come off the fruity cargo cult.