German car firm Audi said it has demonstrated a car without a driver clocking nearly 150MPH at the Hockhenheim racing circuit.
A number of automotive manufacturers are experimenting with the concept of cars that don’t need drivers. And Google is at the forefront of such attempts. more»
As we reported yesterday, IBM has sold off its semiconductor business giving Global Foundries (GloFo) a considerable leg up in the foundry business.
IBM spelled out the details saying that GloFo will get its intellectual property, technology and technologists formerly part of Big Blue’s IBM Microelectronics business. more»
The CEO who told women that they could gain good karma by not asking for pay rises, Microsoft new Chief Executive Satya Nadella, apparently is planning to come back as a slug in a future life.
Nadella has become one the technology industry’s biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year. more»
IBM shocked the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by giving up its 2015 operating earnings target and moaning that it was suffering from a bad dose of weak client spending and a slumping software sector.
IBM shares fell nearly seven percent to a three year low, which must really hack off Warren Buffett whose Berkshire Hathaway owns seven percent of IBM shares. more»
It looks like the world has given up on the novelty of the tablet and is more interested in bigger phones and PCs.
After years of posting stories about how Steve Jobs killed the PC by bringing in the tablet, the Tame Apple press has to face the fact that it was not quite, but completely, untrue. more»
Chinese authorities are staging a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack on Apple’s iCloud after previous attacks on Github, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.
The man-in-the-middle attack is a form of spying in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking to each other. more»
Chinese telecom gear maker Lenovo is in talks to buy Lenovo and is expected to offer the company $15 a share later this week.
Lenovo and BlackBerry refused to comment and this is not the first time that the two have been rumoured to be involved in a tie up. more»
Scientists suggest that the internet goes to sleep a bit like human beings do.
According to Professor John Heidemann at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the results of a survey he conducted will help people to make better systems to measure and track internet outages. more»
As many as 40 percent of US citizens who work for large corporations use their own smartphones, desktops, laptops, and tablets to do business.
That’s according to IT market research company Gartner, which recently surveyed over 4,300 people about their technology and attitudes. more»
Things continue to look less than rosy on the notebook front with shipments worldwide expected to drop in the fourth quarter of this year.
That’s according to Digitimes Research, which said the downward movement is in spite of Intel and Microsoft applying subsidies in a big to boost demand. more»
Megadistributor Avnet said it has been appointed as a global Lenovo route to market.
This follows Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s System x (X86) server business early in the month.
Avnet said it will sell Lenovo servers in over 40 different countries around the world. more»
China and the European Union have decided to bury the hatchet over subsidies made to telecoms giant Huawei and others.
The EU was worried that the government of China was subsidising Huawei and ZTE, so threatening European vendors’ ability to compete. more»
Never let it be said that Microsoft doesn’t copy its competitors. Because it always has, and always will and has never “innovated” anything apart from marketing hype.
So it is no surprise to read that Microsoft is going to launch a so-called “smartwatch” in a few weeks, according to a report in Forbes. more»
While Intel turned in remarkably buoyant financial results last week, the news remains somewhat gloomy on the PC front.
Figures released by IDC showed that shipments to consumers in the potentially lucrative Asia Pacific region in the third quarter of this year fell by five percent compared to the same quarter last year. more»
Microprocessors using superconducting circuits can be 50 to 100 times more energy efficient and faster than Intel chips but obstacles have prevented the dream being realised. Yet.
Now MIT researchers claim to have developed a circuit design that will make superconducting devices cheaper to manufacture using so-called Josephson junctions. more»