Qualcomm thinks there will be 225 million 5G smartphones
Published in Mobiles


...and nine million bicycles in Bejing

Qualcomm beancounters are projecting sales of 175 million to 225 million 5G smartphones in 2020 with more than 450 million in 2021.

Vodafone partners with Ryanair
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 10:57

Vodafone partners with Ryanair


Online booking, passenger boarding and in-flight transactions

Vodafone has secured a seven-year technology partnership with Ryanair to handle the airline's online booking, passenger boarding and in-flight transactions.

Google launches Stadia
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 10:53

Google launches Stadia


Cloud-based gaming

Google launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” and “NBA 2K20” on the Chrome web browser.

Labour defended its website with a $20-a-month package
Published in News


Security for the many, not the few

Britain’s Labour Party was using a $20 a month “basic security” service to protect its website when hackers attempted to force it offline last week and temporarily slowed down online campaigning.

German Bundestag invests 50 million in video games
Published in Gaming


Should see them through winter

The Finance Committee of the German Bundestag has decided to spend 50 million euro to promote computer game development in Germany.

Gates takes control of the sun
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 10:02

Gates takes control of the sun


Heliogen generates 1,000 degrees Celsius heat

Minions belonging to Software King of the World, Microsoft's Sir William Gates III, have discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius.

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."