Government pushes to ban smartphones in schools
Published in Mobiles

Phoney war breaks out

A senior minister in Theresa May's fragile UK government said schools should ban the use of mobile phones.

Porsche gets 10 percent of Rimac
Published in Transportation

High voltage battery and power trains

Porsche AG officially announced that it acquired 10 percent of Rimac automobile for an undisclosed sum.

Safety is why Intel acquired MobileEye
Published in Transportation

27 million car market share helped too

A year ago, Intel acquired Mobile Eye for $15.3 billion and Intel's CEO has expained why it happened. Safety is in the company’s mind, but Brian Krzanich was honest enough to recognize that Mobile Eye solves a large gap that Intel had before the acquisition.

Micron sees life in the memory industry
Published in PC Hardware

Things are looking up

Micron claims to have overcome key DRAM and Flash memory problems and says the industry is looking rather good.

British forces army must get more high-tech
Published in Transportation

Army top brass split between tradition and high-tech

The British army’s new chief of the general staff, Gen Mark Carleton-Smith, British forces must shift their focus to include confronting adversaries in the virtual world as well as on the battlefield.

Microsoft staff asked boss to walk away from Trump immigration contract
Published in News

Worried they may be assisting a human rights violation 

More than 100 Microsoft staff have reportedly written to CEO Satya Nadella protesting the company's work for the US's Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency.

China hacked US satellite operators, defence contractors and telcos
Published in News

Taking out the satellites

Insecurity experts Symantec have uncovered a sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia.

Apple fined for bricking old iPhones down under
Published in Mobiles

Fine is probably not going to hurt

Fruity cargo cult Apple has been slapped rigorously about the chops with a wet bus ticket by an Aussie court which decided that it was wrong to brick iPhones which had been fixed at non-authorised repairers.

Uber neglected simulation testing on self driving car
Published in Transportation

Lack of simulation software investment 

Uber allegedly "neglected" simulation testing for its autonomous vehicles according to Insiders who were chatting to The Information.

OpenBSD stops support for  Intel CPU hyper-threading
Published in News

Too many bugs

The OpenBSD project is killing off support for Intel CPU hyper-threading due to security concerns regarding the theoretical threat of more "Spectre-class bugs".