ARM taken over by Nvidia

ARM Holdings, a UK-based computer chip designer, is at the heart of most smartphones, and other devices are being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia for £31.2bn ($40bn). Nvidia has promised to keep the business based in the UK, to hire more staff, and to retain Arm’s brand and create “ the premier…

Facebook in talks to buy stake in Jio

Facebook has been in talks to buy a stake in Mukesh Ambani’s digital operation Reliance Jio to try to expand its presence in the Indian digital market with a preliminary deal for a 10 per cent share. Google also has been engaging in talks with Reliance Jio, after Microsoft last year announced plans to work…

Samsung battles Apple and Sony to dominate the world of technology

Samsung the South Korean electronics group dynasty overtook  Apple as the biggest profit generator in the second quarter of 2017 as Economist and Wall Street JOunrl Journalist, Geoffrey Cain highlights part of  genius of Samsung’s  business model” and reveals an explosive expose of one of the biggest and most secretive companies  in the world, as Samsung…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Tech companies sued over child coblat miners

International Rights Advocates (IRA), a human rights group in class action lawsuit has claimed Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell, and Tesla have all “aided and abetted” a supply chain for cobalt metal critical for smartphones and electric vehicles that forces children to work in dangerous conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Apple, Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft,…

Face scans mandatory for new mobile phone users in China

  A regulation announced in September 2019, was due to come into effect on Sunday when all people in China are required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of hundreds of millions of internet users. China has for years been trying to…

Are you one of the two million people who uses emoji every hour

  Gretchen McCulloch, a Canadian linguist, making sense of  the ways we communicate online “ how internet is making us  more nuanced and inventive writers”,  in her latest book she writes “ because of internet, through a revolutionary period in linguistic history, where writing quickly, within character limits and deploying ever-changing internet slang, is enriching…

Our extreme behavior with social media

Twitter and Instagram was used to hurl racist abuse at Paul Pogba, the Manchester United midfielder. Team-mates rallied to his defence, criticised social media companies who inturn gave their usual excuses that they were monitoring the situation banning those who participated in the abuse, investing in new tools to avoid such situations. The Twittering Machine…

Google reveals -Apple’s privacy  reputation has been knocked by iPhone hack

Apple’s reputation is dented by the discovery that iPhone owner’s were exposed to more than a dozen software vulnerablities  for the last two years. Hackers were able capture iPhone owner’s text messages, photos and device locations on hundreds of thousands of devices until security researchers at Apple’s smartphone rival Google revealed it of the sustained…

Jony Ive Apple Design Genius leaving the company

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive (Jony Ive), the British born industrial designer who created the first iPhone, The MAC, iPod, and turned a faded Silicon Valley giant into the world’s most valuable company, will leave Apple this year after more than two decades to start his own design company after nearly 30 years with the tech…