Category: Hardware & Software

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

Antitrust regulator considers Apple’s cloud gaming ban and WebKit requirement anticompetitive

June 13, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced last week that it’s investigating the effects of Apple’s web browser and cloud gaming rules on the mobile market. The CMA also released a study in which it calls Apple and Google […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Quantum computer succeeds where a classical algorithm fails

June 9, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

People have performed many mathematical proofs to show that a quantum computer will vastly outperform traditional computers on a number of algorithms. But the quantum computers we have now are error-prone and don’t have enough qubits to allow for error […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Lawmakers want to know how much bad software costs DOD

June 7, 2022

Via: FCW

House lawmakers are looking for more oversight of the Defense Department’s cyber, network and information technology efforts through a series of reviews that range from evaluating underperforming software to auditing the military’s Joint All Domain Command and Control program, according […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

AMD reveals initial lineup of FSR 2.0 games, including Microsoft Flight Simulator

May 25, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The list of initial games supporting AMD FSR 2.0 is out and includes a dozen upcoming releases and already-available titles. Earlier this month, Asobo announced that it’s adding the technology to Microsoft Flight Simulator, though with no timeline for when […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple to face EU antitrust charges over blocking third-party apps from iPhone NFC payment tech

April 28, 2022

Via: TechSpot

The Financial Times writes that EU investigators led by competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager will accuse Apple of blocking third-party service providers, such as PayPal and leading banks, from accessing its mobile wallet system. The case, which was opened in 2020, […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Congress seeks compromise to boost computer chip industry

April 18, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of dollars […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

TikTok under US government investigation over child sexual abuse material

April 15, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

TikTok is under investigation by US government agencies over its handling of child sexual abuse material, as the burgeoning short-form video app struggles to moderate a flood of new content. Dealing with sexual predators has been an enduring challenge for […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Intel suspends business in Russia, appeals for return to peace

April 6, 2022

Via: TechSpot

It was back in February when Intel suspended shipments of industrial processors to Russia and its ally Belarus in compliance with international sanctions introduced following the invasion of Ukraine. Now the company has gone a step further and suspended all […]

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

Google-commissioned survey claims Microsoft tech makes governments less secure

April 4, 2022

Via: TechSpot

In a rather scathing blog post, Google criticized the dominance of Microsoft’s productivity software currently in use across US federal and state governments for the security risks and vulnerability associated with the ‘legacy’ tools. While there is truth to Google’s […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Russian court finds Facebook and Instagram guilty of “extremist activity” but won’t ban WhatsApp

March 22, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Facebook and Instagram sent emails to content moderators earlier this month informing them that due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the social media sites were to allow posts that would normally violate their rules on violent speech, such as “death […]