Qualcomm signs five year deal with LG
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:14

Qualcomm signs five year deal with LG


Hatchet buried for now

Qualcomm has entered into a new five-year patent license agreement with LG Electronics to develop, manufacture and sell 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones.

Intel releases its first AI chip
Published in AI
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:09

Intel releases its first AI chip


Never mind that Nervana smells like a 10 nanometer Ice Lake processor 

Intel unveiled its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centres.

Big tech being investigated for antitrust
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:00

Big tech being investigated for antitrust


The US suddenly realises that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are not that nice

State attorneys in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the tech giants.

IBM moves OpenPower Foundation to Linux Foundation
Published in PC Hardware


Open sources power instruction set

IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.

Solar hits parity with coal in China
Published in News
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 10:44

Solar hits parity with coal in China


Cheaper than coal

Solar power now costs the same as or less than, electricity from the grid in many of China's cities, a new study finds.

Apple's former boss leaves in search of intelligence
Published in AI


Joins Microsoft's AI unit

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple's Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to join Microsoft's artificial intelligence division.

Big tech moans about paying tax
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:08

Big tech moans about paying tax


Calls on the US government for protection

After refusing to pay tax in Europe for ages, Big Tech is so upset by the French demanding a piddling three percent on profits that it is asking for the US government to help.

Developers revolt against the Apple cult
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:00

Developers revolt against the Apple cult


Does not treat its own Apps in the same way

A group of developers has fired off a stiffly worded missive to the Cult Leader Tim Cook saying that Apple's changes to its iOS 13 operating system will hurt their business.

Apple software allows jailbreaks again
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:52

Apple software allows jailbreaks again


Now anyone can break out and own their expensive phone

The software geniuses at the fruity cargo cult Apple have enabled it to be a doodle to jailbreak iPhones using the latest version of its mobile operating system iOS by unpatching a vulnerability it had already fixed.

Largest AI chip ever built
Published in AI
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:44

Largest AI chip ever built


1.2 trillion transistors

New artificial intelligence company Cerebras Systems is unveiling the largest semiconductor chip ever built.