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Intel says chips to become slower but more energy efficient

Intel has said that new technologies in chip manufacturing will favour better energy consumption over faster execution times – effectively calling an end to ‘Moore’s Law’, which successfully predicted the doubling of density in integrated circuits, and therefore speed, every two years. It’s a prediction worth remembering, since Gordon E. Moore himself was the co-founder… Read More

Online ad czar berates adblockers as freedom-hating ‘mafia’

In the opening speech of the annual conference of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), its president and CEO Randall Rothenburg has poured fuel on last week’s controversial conference ban on the Adblock Plus extension’s founders by branding them as “profiteers”, comparing them to “the mafia”, accusing them of hindering free speech and labelling them the… Read More

Uber gyrometer monitoring is the groundwork for the future of car insurance

Ride-sharing giant Uber is running trials to develop procedures that allow the company to verify negative customer feedback by measuring data from gyrometers in drivers’ smartphones – an initiative which seems certain to be closely followed by the motor insurance industry, which is increasingly moving towards intensive monitoring of driving behaviour as a factor in… Read More

Teen hacks U.S. intelligence chief’s online accounts

The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, has now joined the CIA’s John Brennan in having his personal online accounts hacked. The government official’s office confirmed the attack but did not disclose further details. “We are aware of the matter and we reported it to the appropriate authorities,” said DNI spokesman Brian Hale. A… Read More

IS hacker charged with stealing U.S. military data identified as Kosovo student Ardit Ferizi

The Islamic State hacker detained at Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur, has been identified as 20-year-old Kosovo student Ardit Ferizi. Ferizi, leader of the hacker squad ‘Kosovo Hacker’s Security’, was also known by his moniker ‘Th3Dir3ctorY.’ He was arrested following a provisional warrant from the U.S. Department of Justice, which accused Ferizi of providing materials to… Read More