Self-driving cars delayed
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:48

Self-driving cars delayed


2021 is not viable

Car makers have pushed back the time table for full, Level 5 self-driving cars.

Xbox boss wants to tackle toxic gamers
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:45

Xbox boss wants to tackle toxic gamers


If it works, they can try Game of Thrones fans

Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer wants to tackle toxic gamers whose abuse and harassment, and exclusionary attitudes have been keeping gaming spreading beyond its most hardcore, traditional demographic.

Benchmarks show how much Spectre and Meltdown mitigation slow Intel chips
Published in PC Hardware


I expect you to die, Mr Intel,

Phoronix has been testing chips to see how bad Spectre and Meltdown patches harmed the performance of CPUs and the news is horrible for Intel.

Microsoft looks to AI to replace developers
Published in AI

 

Intelligent suggestions that improve code quality and productivity

Software king of the world Microsoft is looking at AI to improve code quality and productivity.

US government discovers how Huawei dependant it is
Published in Network


You mean our networks are going to grind to a halt? We didn’t think of that.

The red-faced underlings under Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump have just discovered that they can’t ban Huawei with the sudden drama that their boss wants.

Amazon about to win battle over naming rights
Published in News


Not the only Amazon in the world

Online bookseller Amazon is about to win a seven year court battle over the rights to use the name.

Brace yourself 8K telly is coming
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 12:18

Brace yourself 8K telly is coming


2020 Tokyo Olympics will make everyone want one

Daniel Tseng, president, Corning Display Technologies Taiwan claims that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to serve as a catalyst to facilitate 8K telly.

US prosecutors hacked lawyers emails
Published in News
Monday, 20 May 2019 11:58

US prosecutors hacked lawyers emails


Desperate to find leakers

Military prosecutors in the case of a US Navy Seal charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 installed tracking software in emails sent to defence lawyers and a reporter in an apparent attempt to discover who was leaking information to the media.

Geeks rescue old IBM mainframe
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 20 May 2019 11:44

Geeks rescue old IBM mainframe

IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe

Adam Bradley and engineer Chris Blackburn have rescued an IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe from an abandoned building "in the backstreets of Nuremberg, Germany".

Euro chipmakers suffer because of Trump's trade war
Published in PC Hardware

 

Shareholders fear that they might be forced into a global ban

European chipmakers Infineon Technologies, AMS and STMicroelectronics shares fell sharply amid worries  Huawei Technologies suppliers may suspend shipments to the Chinese firm due to a US crackdown.