It Doesn’t Look Like Spectre and Meltdown Really Hurt Intel at All

When the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities were made public earlier this year, things were a mess. Practically every Intel processor made in the last decade had backdoors that potentially let normal programs and software access what are supposed to be protected areas of a CPU’s kernel. Read More >>

People Are Already Opening Accounts to Save for Space

In the halcyon days of yore, people put away money with the hopes of retiring somewhere warm, where they could argue about chicken salad with other curmudgeons until they expired. But very soon, the new retirement hotspot might be on Mars. While billionaires like Elon Musk have long touted human settlement of the Red Planet, at least a few Read More >>

Worrying About Money is Tough on Wallets and Wrinkles

As someone who often struggles to make ends meet, I often feel like I want to just curl up in a ball and never leave my house. During the worst months, I often found that it took a toll on my appearance. The dark circles under my eyes started to sag, my face would break out in pimples, and I’d gain weight. Of course, that only added to the stress. Read More >>

Nigeria Issues a Government-Issued ID Card That Doubles as a Debit Card

Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want — Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard. Read More >>

More BlackBerry Woes as it Cancels Two Phones and Annual Conference

Things really are not going well for BlackBerry, and despite claims that it's not going to die just yet - things are looking ever worse now with for the company as it scraps plans left right and centre. Read More >>

HTC Just Made Its Lowest Profit Ever

HTC has announced that it made just £1.8 million in the first three months of 2013, which Bloomberg claims is its slimmest profit on record. Read More >>

Microsoft Might Owe Denmark More Than £670 Million in Unpaid Tax

A new report by Denmark's national broadcasting corporation, DR, suggests that Microsoft owes the country over £670 million in unpaid tax. Read More >>

Sneaky Tax Tactics Save Apple Billions of Dollars

The NY Times is reporting that by routing huge amounts of income through low-tax places like Nevada, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the British Virgin Islands, Apple probably avoided paying $2.4 billion dollars in US taxes last year alone. That's billion, with a B -- around £1.47 billion over here. Read More >>