Smartphone sales tumble
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Mobile revolution trips and falls in a hole

Global smartphone sales tumbled 14 percent in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas, according to beancounters at Counterpoint Research.

Micron doing well
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26 March 2020

Micron doing well

Work to home pushes notebook sales

Chipmaker Micron forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates on Wednesday and said the shift to work from home globally due to the coronavirus outbreak is fuelling demand for notebooks and data centre services.

HPE warns of SSDs about to fail
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Shut down after 40,000 hours of operation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) issued a security advisory last week warning customers about a bug in the firmware of some SAS SSDs (Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drives) that will fail after reaching 40,000 hours of operation.

Billionaire Amazon boss begs for more money for sick staff
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Even though his business is making a killing

While Amazon is seeing its business go through the roof as people locked in houses need deliveries, its boss claims he can’t afford to pay his staff sick leave.

Internet streaming and usage soars
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Oddly not as much as we expected

The first internet streaming and usage figures are coming in as the coronavirus pandemic places a quarter of the world’s population under lockdown.

Google delays Chrome upgrade
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Fall of Chrome

Google delayed in releasing its latest privacy stealing, ad blasting, video forcing feature browser and has just said sorry for any convenience this might cause.

Snopes breaking over dodgy COVID-19 stories
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Misinformation levels too high

Fact-checking organisation Snopes has been forced to scale back its routine content production and special projects because COVID-19 pandemic fake news has swamped it.

Computex reschedules for September 28
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COVID-19s latest toll

The last of the big shows, Computex 2020, has been postponed from the original date,  June 2 - 6 to September 28. Taiwan is not a hard-hit area right now, but with travel bans implemented around the world, it is unlikely that many international travellers would be able to show up in late May for the original date.

Gates blasts Trump in TED talk
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Turns out he was right all the time

Five years after Bill Gates warned the world that it was not ready for a pandemic, the former Microsoft CEO has said “I told you so” during an hour-long TED broadcast.

Microsoft expands Azure Stack Edge with Nvidia T4 Tensor Core GPU
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Cloudy future

Software King of the World Microsoft is expanding its Azure Stack Edge with Nvidia preview.