Dell steps up security in supply chain
Published in News

Wants to duck attacks before PC reaches punters

Dell announced several steps that it's taking to secure its supply chain to prevent attacks that occur before a device reaches a customer.

AMD Ryzen 5000 sales bust records
Published in PC Hardware

Cleaning Intel’s clock

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors have helped the company hit new highs for sales of its CPUs, according to one European retailer.

US government blacklists Chinese chipmaker
Published in News

No US tech for you

The US government has stepped up a feud with Beijing over security by adding China’s biggest maker of processor chips to a blacklist that limits access to American technology and investment.

AWS bod shows Windows 10 on ARM
Published in News

If Vole licensed the OS to the public

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtualisation engineer has shown what Windows 10 on ARM could be like if Microsoft licensed its ARM-based OS to the public rather than just to Windows 10 manufacturers.

Google AI boffin claims she was fired
Published in AI

Google denies it

Timnit Gebru, one of the best-known AI researchers today and co-lead of an AI ethics team at Google, said she was fired for sending an email to "non-management employees that was inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager".

Battery powered cars sell 500,000 in EU
Published in Transportation

And nine million bicycles in Beijing

Carmakers have sold more than 500,000 battery electric cars in Europe during 2020, a milestone in the automotive industry's move away from fossil fuels.

Millennials prefer Bitcoin to gold
Published in News

But diamonds are a girl's best friend

Millennials prefer Bitcoin to gold as a safe-haven asset, a new global survey from one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organisations.

Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 888 SoC technical details
Published in Mobiles

Improvements across the board

After initially announcing its 5nm Snapdragon 888 platform yesterday, Qualcomm has now revealed some official technical specifications, showing improvements all across the chip, with the new Kryo 680 CPU, Adreno 660 GPU, new Spectra 580 ISP, Hexagon 780 processor, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G means business
Published in Reviews

Review: A perfect business smartphone with excellent S Pen stylus

While Samsung’s Galaxy S20 lineup targets a younger population of users, the Galaxy Note20 lineup is meant for business users. While it might not have the best camera or a curved fancy design, the Galaxy Note20 lineup come with a set of features that caters to a more serious crowd, and Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is definitely one of the best in that market segment.

Trump threatens defence spending
Published in News

Unless he can punish Twitter and Facebook

US President Donald Trump (remember him) has threatened to veto a $740 billion National Defence spending unless it includes a measure eliminating a federal law protecting tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter.