Amazon's Star Wars gets accountant's support
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:58

Amazon's Star Wars gets accountant's support


Key watchdog bites as Amazon readies battle against Jedi

A US watchdog backed a protest from Jeff Bezos’ space company that challenged the Pentagon’s military space launch procurement strategy.

Chipzilla pulls old drivers from site
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:48

Chipzilla pulls old drivers from site


Sorry Babbage machine owners you are not supported any more

Chipzilla plans to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its official website.

Cortana mobile app joins Clippy
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:37

Cortana mobile app joins Clippy


Vole gives up on Cortana  mobile voice assistant

The Cortana mobile app is going the way of all Microsoft’s assistants.

Cerebras releases world’s biggest chip
Published in AI
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:14

Cerebras releases world’s biggest chip


Designed for AI

Cerebras Systems announced the biggest chip the world has ever seen, the "wafer-scale engine," or "WSE."

Linux is supercomputer king
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:08

Linux is supercomputer king

Open sauce bubbles away really fast

According to the latest Top 500 supercomputer ratings, the average speed of Linux-powered racers is now 1.14 petaflops.

5G proving 450 percent faster
Published in Network
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:04

5G proving 450 percent faster

 
At least for downloads

Speed testing giant Ookla has shown that the early 5G mobile networks are more than 450 percent faster than older ones – at least on downloads.

Intel unveils GPUs optimised for AI and HPC
Published in News
Monday, 18 November 2019 11:28

Intel unveils GPUs optimised for AI and HPC


You can’t play Halo on them

Chipzilla has been showing off its latest high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI)  gear with a new category of discrete general-purpose GPUs optimised for AI and HPC convergence.

Samsung plans to outsource to China
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 18 November 2019 11:10

Samsung plans to outsource to China


Observers worried about the risks

Samsung has announced that it plans to outsource a fifth of its smartphone production to China next year, but the move has not been greeted with the enthusiasm it expected. 

Microsoft improves EU privacy rules
Published in Cloud
Monday, 18 November 2019 11:01

Microsoft improves EU privacy rules


Discovered it was breaking GDPR

Software King of the World Microsoft is updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with European Union institutions failed to protect data in line with EU law.

Boeing goes back to humans
Published in News
Monday, 18 November 2019 10:36

Boeing goes back to humans


Robots were an expensive mess

After enduring a manufacturing mess that spanned six years and cost millions of dollars as it implemented a large-scale robotic system for automated assembly of 777 fuselages, Boeing has abandoned the robots and will go back to relying more on its humans.