Samsung Electronics vice chairman jailed
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Monday, 18 January 2021 12:43

Samsung Electronics vice chairman jailed


Two and and a half years

A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee to two and a half years in prison on Monday, which could delay the group’s ownership restructuring following the death of Lee’s father in October.

Chip shortages shutting down car factories
Published in Transportation
Monday, 18 January 2021 11:01

Chip shortages shutting down car factories


Government asked to step in

American car makers are asking the US government to help solve a debilitating shortage of computer chips that is closing auto factories worldwide and could restrict production until autumn.

Online misinformation dropped after Trump ban
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Saving the world one account at a time

Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found.

US wasted $1.56 trillion on poor software
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Monday, 18 January 2021 10:44

US wasted $1.56 trillion on poor software


Not to mention failed IT projects

Not-for-profit IT leadership group the Consortium for Information and Software Security said that poor software cost the US $1.56 trillion last year.

SpaceX's satellites still too bright
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Monday, 18 January 2021 10:38

SpaceX's satellites still too bright


Astronomers still can't see

SpaceX's attempt to reduce the reflectivity of Starlink satellites is working, but not nearly enough to make astronomers happy.

Trump yanks Huawei suppliers licences
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Monday, 18 January 2021 10:31

Trump yanks Huawei suppliers licences


Will reject all applications

The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licences to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications.

Apple removes anti-security feature
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Friday, 15 January 2021 12:41

Apple removes anti-security feature


Allowed Apple apps to bypass third party firewalls

Apple has removed a controversial feature from the macOS operating system that allowed 53 of Apple's own apps to bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps installed by users for their protection.

Google claims to have closed Fitbit deal
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Friday, 15 January 2021 12:36

Google claims to have closed Fitbit deal


No one seems to have told the regulators

Google's senior VP of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, announced Google has closed its $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit, even if it has not completed all the regulatory hurdles.

Britishvolt does deal with Siemens
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Friday, 15 January 2021 12:17

Britishvolt does deal with Siemens

Britishvolt to deliver the first lithium-ion batteries at the end of 2023.

Battery maker Britishvolt has entered into an exclusive technology collaboration agreement with Siemens.

iPhone switches off pacemakers
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 15 January 2021 11:35

iPhone switches off pacemakers


Apple is all heart

When Apple revived MagSafe with the iPhone 12 lineup,there was a question among people in the know about if the beast would play nice with medical devices like pacemakers.