Open sorcerers work to ARM Ubuntu
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 15 February 2019 12:05

Open sorcerers work to ARM Ubuntu


2019 will be the year of the Linux laptop

A team of open sorcerers are  trying to get Linux on Qualcomm-powered laptops from HP, Asus, and Lenovo.

Applied Materials predicts woe
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 12:01

Applied Materials predicts woe


Second quarter profit and revenue below analysts’ estimates

Chip gear maker Applied Materials forecast second quarter profit and revenue below analysts’ estimates.

Berkshire flogs off Apple and Oracle shares
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:58

Berkshire flogs off Apple and Oracle shares


Buys a nice red hat instead

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has trimmed its stake in iPhone maker Apple in a sign that the shine has come off the fruity cargo cult.

Nvidia predicts flat sales
Published in Graphics
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:51

Nvidia predicts flat sales


About what everyone expected

The chipmaker named after a Roman vengeance daemon, Nvidia, expects revenues for its fiscal 2020 year to be “flat or down slightly” from the $11.7 billion it recorded in the just-ended fiscal year.

Telecoms companies want a standardised testing regime
Published in Network


To stop company exclusions

The telecoms industry has called on European governments to join mobile operators in establishing a testing regime to protect network security without having to resort to the disruptive step of excluding vendors from the market.

Germany looks at Google tax
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:45

Germany looks at Google tax


Just for foreigners

Germany’s finance ministry is looking at a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook.

Samsung expanding at Huawei’s expense
Published in Network
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:43

Samsung expanding at Huawei’s expense


Targeting telecom networking

Samsung Electronics is throwing money at its telecom network equipment business, to take advantage of Huawei’s security woes.

Prices on 1TB SSD fall by half
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 14 February 2019 12:10

Prices on 1TB SSD fall by half


They used to cost $324

A year ago you could pick up a 1TB SSD for $324 but now they are being flogged for more than half that price.

Apple helps Saudi men track their wives
Published in News
Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:57

Apple helps Saudi men track their wives


Siri, I want to stone my missus, where is she?

Fruity cargo cult Apple is in hot water after hosting a Saudi-based app which is designed to let Saudi men track and control women.

Pirates make light work of Apple security
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:38

Pirates make light work of Apple security


Distributing hacked versions of popular apps


Software distributors such as TutuApp, Panda Helper, AppValley and TweakBox have found a simple way to distribute pirated iPhone apps without using Apple’s app store.