Apple takes down Damus
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Claims it could be used to sell digital content

The fruity cargo cult Apple has ordered Damus, a decentralised social networking app backed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, to be cast forth from its walled garden of delights for committing sins against the true and holy church.

US Supreme Court protects stalkers from their victims
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The more insane are protected 

In an interesting move for crime in the US, the Supreme Court has decided that victims of stalkers have to prove they faced a real threat.

The government case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal floundering
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Experts have difficulty demonstrating that it is bad for gamers

The US government’s case against Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal got off to a poor start when its witness Harvard economist Robin Lee struggled at times to demonstrate how the planned deal would hurt gamers.

SAP sees a bright future for AI
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Another buzz word for us to make money from

The maker of expensive management software, which no one can be sure what it does, SAP has had its eyes lighting up over generative AI, according to its CEO.

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC
Published in Mobiles

4nm SoC with support for LPDDR5 3,200 memory and UFS 3.1 storage

Qualcomm has unveiled its latest Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC for entry-level smartphones. This one is manufactured on a 4nm manufacturing process and brings the same core configuration as its predecessor but with some improvements, including LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage support.

Virgin Media O2 lays off hundreds of UK jobs
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Super soaraway Brexit brings new joys

Virgin Media O2 has become the latest telco reportedly looking to cut hundreds of jobs in the UK.

Microsoft finally allows us to swear
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Not that there has been a problem for us

Software King of the World Microsoft is toning down the power of its profanity filter on its options and settings.

Baidu’s Ernie bot already outperforming OpenAI’s ChatGPT
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Ernie 3.5 based on more data

China’s search engine outfit Baidu claims that the artificial intelligence model underpinning its chatbot outperformed OpenAI’s ChatGPT in several key areas.

Lithium-ion battery inventor finally runs down
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At age 100

The splendidly named inventor of the lithium-ion battery, John B. Goodenough has died. He was 100.

Supremes refuse to revive case against Google
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This means it does not steal song lyrics

The US Supreme Court refused to revive a lawsuit by music website Genius Media accusing Alphabet's Google of stealing millions of song lyrics.