Apple introduces the iDaisy
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:16

Apple introduces the iDaisy


Or Maybe byeDaisy

In a bid to show off its ability to recycle things - and ideas - Apple today unveiled the iDaisy.

Britain bans ZTE
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Monday, 16 April 2018 22:47

Britain bans ZTE


The Chinese get a bruising…

While the world is still sort of wondering about the air strikes in Syria last week, some of the rest of us – including Scotland – are thinking about the other things that are happening in our little world of technology. 

China-US trade war threatens entire IT system
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The trade war between the United States of America and China has racked up big time this week but, largely unnoticed, is the effect it will have on the computer industry worldwide.

Chip sales soar in Europe
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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 15:54

Chip sales soar in Europe


Forever upwards. It seems

Sales of semiconductors in February last exceeded forecasts, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).

Trump goes for Amazon's jugular
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Thursday, 29 March 2018 16:31

Trump goes for Amazon's jugular


President goes postal

The president of the United States read out a litany of complaints against Amazon using his usual transmission mode, Twitter.

Facebook mired in swamp of woe
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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:27

Facebook mired in swamp of woe


It's the data day of doom


A flurry of stories about social network outfit Facebook has led to a number of questions by politicians and journalists in both the UK and on the other side of the pond.

Uber self-driving car kills woman
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Monday, 19 March 2018 19:46

Uber self-driving car kills woman

Uber suspends tests

A woman died in Tempe, Arizona after an autonomous automobile knocked her over as she was crossing the road.

Artificial Intelligence is very artificial indeed
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Buzz words and the facts

Manufacturers - or vendors as I prefer to call them -  have touted artificial intelligence (AI) almost since the beginning of the dawn of the computer. Which was 70 or 80 years ago, depending on how you're counting things.

Hedy Lamarr, the mother of wi-fi, dissed by film industry
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It was only towards the end of her life that film star Hedy Lamarr was acknowledged as being the co-inventor of technology that underlies technologies including GPS, wi-fi and Bluetooth.

Euro chip sales continue to climb
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Thursday, 08 March 2018 15:36

Euro chip sales continue to climb


Up up and away

The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) said sales of semiconductors in the region rose by 19.9 percent in January, compared to sales in January 2018.