2020 is still the year of Linux on the desktop
Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel have been telling anyone who will listen that while COVID-19 has slowed down many technologies, while speeding up other tech developments, it hasn't affected Linux development much at all.
It’s a mess says GlobalData
While supply chain disruptions and retail store closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020 have impacted smartphone revenues, other factors such as post-holiday seasonality, slowing phone upgrade rates and geopolitics have played a part on their bottom line, says GlobalData.
Intel is the best you just have to take our word for it
We were looking through the transcripts of last week’s Computex and noticed that Intel CEO Bob Swan made a surprising comment about benchmarking.
Device sales dropped
Beancounters at ABI Research have noted that sales of wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.
Unified programming interface for public health
Tech giants Apple and Google have rolled out a COVID-19 exposure notification system, essentially a unified programming interface that will allow public health departments to create their own contact tracing applications.
Globaldata praises methods of tackling COVID-19 impact
Beancounters at GlobalData have praised telco service providers in New Zealand for giving a lesson to the rest of the world as to how they should handle the coronavirus impact.
Looking at ways to open borders
The European Commission will urge EU governments to use COVID-19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of a package of measures aimed at lifting border restrictions and reviving the European Union’s tourism and travel industries.
Mashing up the mesh
Wyld Networks, which is promoting its mobile mesh networks and wireless IoT connectivity, is finding backers from investors wondering what life will be like after the COVID 19 virus passes.
Is going to struggle with coronavirus
Console maker Nintendo is going to have a hard time shaking off the effect of the coronavirus, according to analyst outfit Global Data.
The AI firm with links to Cummings and Peter Theil
An Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm hired by UK government advisor Dominic Cummings to help with the 2016 Vote Leave campaign has been awarded seven government contracts in 18 months and there are concerns about the safety of NHS data it might be handling.