A US Senate panel has ruled that hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly infiltrated the computer systems of US airlines, technology companies and other contractors involved in the movement of US troops and military equipment.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s year-long probe found the military’s US Transportation Command, or Transcom, was aware of only two out of at 20 such cyber intrusions within a single year. more»
Of course Apple itself has not announced it, it has leaked it as an official rumour to its favourite journalists who have lovingly published it.
The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite. more»
On paper, the electronics giant Radio Shack should have been one of the success stories of the electronics industry – however this week it announced its latest quarterly loss, $119.4 million, and that might mean that it is going to have to shut. more»
Malaysian electronics companies are routinely using forced labour systems to get products to market, a human rights group claims.
The report is the result of a two-year study funded by the US Department of Labour and undertaken by Verité, a nonprofit organisation focused on labour issues. more»
Scientists from three international universities have twisted again, like they did last summer, and managed to transfer data at the speed of 32 gigabits per second.
This is 30 times faster than 4G LTE wireless technology.
The team, led by Alan Willner, of the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, successfully demonstrated data transmission rates of 32 gigabits per second across 2.5m of free space in his basement. more»
Sales of tablets are set to slow down next year because the market is saturated with devices.
So says Taiwanese market research company Market Intelligence and Consulting (MIC). MIC is a Taiwanese government quango and is in a position to know because most tablets are made in Taiwan and mainland China. more»
Research from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) claims more women now play video games than men.
The trend is being driven by 25-44 year old women downloading trivia games and free puzzle games, the IAB said.
The research, conducted by Populus, show that women account for 52 percent of people who played a video game in the last six months. more»
Legislation that makes it an offence to use a mobile phone while driving will also apply to the use of smart watches.
That’s according to the Daily Telegraph, which said today the Department for Transport confirmed using smart watches while driving will face the same sanctions as mobile phone use at the wheel. more»
IBM formally announced Watson Analytics and, somewhat modestly, said it was its biggest announcement in a decade in analytics.
The software is a natural language based service that gives access to predictive and visual analytic tools for business.
The first version of Watson Analytics includes a version of its cloud service for desktops and mobiles. more»
While there was only moderate growth for security appliances in EMEA during the second quarter of this year, Cisco has the most market share.
That’s according to technology market research company IDC, which said the market in Q2 was worth $654.80 million, a rise compared to the same quarter in 2013 of 6.2 percent. more»
Mainframe software outfit Micro Focus has started proceedings to merge with Attachmate, owners of Novell and Suse Linux, for approximately US$1.2 billion.
The combined company should have yearly revenue of $1.4 billion, with more than 4,500 employees and more than 30,000 customers, Micro Focus said. more»
It seems that the fruity cargo cult Apple has been taking a leaf from the Stalinist handbook and is re-touching pictures that are a little difficult for its fanboys to swallow.
The iPhone 6 has an unsightly bulge which breaks the streamlining of the design. more»
Muggles at Cambridge University have worked out a way of creating Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility claiming that it could have military uses against You Know Who.
Ventsislav Valev, who we thought was one of the competitors in the Goblet of Fire, is apparently behind the idea. more»
Micron announced a new SSD that uses its densest process and has an onboard chip that can program the memory to act as high performance SLC or high-capacity MLC flash.
Dubbed the M600 SSD, the drive uses Micron’s new 16 nanometer (nm) lithography with 128Gb NAND density. more»
Advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV, website and several press adverts for Virgin Media’s cable broadband service saying that they were misleading punters.
Rivals BT and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), moaned that the Virgin promotions “misled” consumers by claiming the service offered Internet download speeds that were “5x faster than Sky and BT’s regular broadband”. more»