Apple to use its own new processors in future Mac

  Apple is to use its own new processors in future Macs (desktops and laptops) ending a 15-year-long partnership with Intel for chips. The powerful new chip will make it easier for developers to write and optimise apps for Apple products. According to Apple, they plan to ship the first Mac with its own chip…

IBM sues Airbnb over infringement of patents

IBM is suing Airbnb over what it claims it the illegal use of four patents in a move that casts doubt over the short-term rental company’s attempts to a proposed listing. IBM patents are homegrown and resulting from our more than $5bn investment a year in R&D. After six years of unsuccessful discussions with Airbnb,…

Google identifies flaws in Safari security

Google has detailed security flaws of Apple’s Safari web browser that enabled users to be tracked via a tool designed specially to protect their privacy. Google’s Cloud team have identified five potential attacks that could have exploited the vulnerabilities, allowing the third party to obtain sensitive private information about the user’s browser habits. Apple rolled…

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…

Foxconn to venture in to electric cars

Foxconn, an Apple lead assembler and depends on Apple for 50 per cent of its revenue, is venturing into electric cars with Fiat, Chrysler Automobiles. Hon Hai, Precision Industry, as the world’s largest contract manufacturer is in talks to set up a business the Italian-American carmaker both holding 50 per cent stake, to make cars…

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,…

Social-media influencers income soars

The Average price of a sponsored photo on Instagram has leaped from £104 ($134) t0 £1, 276 ($1, 6742 in 2019. Brands are willing to pay more to sponsor posts, videos, stories and blogs too. “Digital marketing is the equivalent of word of mouth but there will always be a mix between that and traditional…

Will Super-intelligent robots enslave humanity?

Alarms already sounded by Bill Gates, late Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk,  about artificial intelligence and how one day super-intelligent robots  will one day wipe out or enslave humanity. Superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just human relationships and jobs but civilisation itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as…

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…

Sundar Pichai urges regulators not to rush into AI crackdown

Google’s CEO, has warned politicians against a thoughtless regulation of artificial Intelligence arguing that existing rules may still be sufficient to govern the new technology. Sundar Pichai want “ smart regulation”  that balanced innovation with protecting citizens, while many regulators are more interested in tackling Google over antitrust than AI, as Google is keen to…