Queen Elizabeth II took advantage of opening a new technology gallery at the London Science Museum this morning by getting down and dirty and tweeting the world.
The first tweet by the Queen said: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. more»
The decision by HP to split itself into two will offer opportunities for Dell to take more business.
That’s according to Andy Zollo, director of channels at Dell EMEA, who said today that its own plans will allow it to sell software, services and hardware to a number of new customers. more»
Security company Damballa said it had recorded a 57 percent increase in Backoff Malware between August to September.
It compiles its reports from enterprise customers and global ISPs.
The biggest challenge for IT security teams is to find genuine attacks on networks from an avalanche of security alerts typically received. more»
It looks as if Intel will stop providing pay outs – in euphemistic terms – subsidies, for people making mobile phones using its technology.
According to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, while Intel had an apparently sparkling set of financial results recently, it is going to restrict these payouts to all but the biggest players
It is significant that despite these sparkling results, Intel’s mobile unit, as we reported yesterday, was a loss making venture. more»
Just when you thought that Apple’s super bendy, overpriced, low spec iPhone 6 could not be a bigger lemon, it turns out that using its Pay function will cost you an arm and a leg.
It seems that not just the design geniuses at Apple need firing for the iPhone 6, but the programmers should also get a written warning and a lecture from HR. more»
A San Jose based outfit, Electronics for Imaging paid several employees from India as little as $1.21 an hour to help install computer systems at the company’s Fremont headquarters.
The highly skilled workers, who could have earned more cash by sitting with a cup and dog on a string in the high street, worked up to 122 hours a week between September 8, 2013, and December 21, 2013. more»
Google is finding itself a little short on intelligence and has been seen snuffling around near the Oxford headquarters of TechEye.
When cornered, near one of the wheelie bins at the back of public house the Kite, a Google staffer explained that the search engine was expanding its artificial intelligence initiative. more»
Microsoft has not given up on research and development, despite closing its Silicon Valley lab.
Writing in his bog, Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology & Research said that the recent shuttering of the Silicon Valley lab really hurt.
He said that no one at Microsoft felt good about the fact that a significant number of friends and colleagues were laid off. more»
Microsoft reported higher than expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies.
The cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street had been a little concerned that Microsoft might suffer from am industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services. more»
A study by a team of researchers at the Northeastern University have discovered that online shops target people based on their profiles and charge some more than others for the same products.
The team said that people regularly receive personalised content, such as specific offers from Amazon. more»
Many people might think that Amazon is where you buy your books, your Hue lights and your CDs but behind the scenes it is becoming a major player in the datacentre business.
And now, according to the Financial Times, Amazon will build several datacentres in Frankfurt in a bid to allay customers’ fears that their data is housed in places where security and privacy are not as high a priority as in Germany. more»
While many multinational and pan-European businesses have their co-location centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London or Paris, IT managers should think about moving their datacentres to Norway or Sweden.
That’s according to analysts at the Gartner Group and there’s a number of reasons why Sweden and Norway are attractive. more»
The success of Chromebooks has forced Microsoft to drop its licensing fees on Windows 8.1 notebooks, in a move that is forcing down prices on the products and is good news for buyers.
According to financial analysts at Seeking Alpha, Samsung has decided to use an X86 processor for its Chromebook 2 – a win for Intel in the X86 stakes. more»
Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked fake FTDI chips.
The Scottish outfit FTDI makes USB-to-serial chips. They are very popular and every microcontroller and embedded device out there that can communicate over a serial port uses one. more»
Software giant Microsoft is warning its users about a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability is a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.
It is currently being exploited via PowerPoint files as some companies are still trying to use these in meetings to bore staff to death without actually helping the company develop. more»