July 2024

Lawyers and journalists seeking ‘payback’ over police phone surveillance, claims former detective

 A former detective regarded as a key witness in an investigation into allegations that police unlawfully monitored the phones of journalists has accused lawyers of seeking “payback,” a court heard today. Former Durham police detective Darren Ellis claimed in an email to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal that lawyers and journalists were “riding rough-shod over people…

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Accessibility: A Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast

Suleyman Gokyigit is CIO at Fire, a US organisation which defends the rights of free speech. He also works for crowd-testing company, Applause, where he is involved in accessibility testing. Among the services Applause provides is the ability for companies that have developed new software or websites to check if  they are meeting the design…

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The Corsair RM750e ATX 3.1 Review: Simple And Effective

As mainstream power supplies continue to make their subtle shift to the ATX 3.1 standard, the pace of change is picking up. Already most vendors offer at least one ATX 3.1 unit in their lineups, and thanks to the relatively small set of changes that come with the revised standard, PSU vendors have largely been…

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TSMCs Q2’24 Results: Best Quarter Ever as HPC Revenue Share Exceeds 52% on AI Demand

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. this week said its revenue for the second quarter 2024 reached $20.82 billion, making it the company’s best quarter (at least in dollars) to date. TSMC’s high-performance computing (HPC) platform revenue share exceeded 52% for the first time in many years due to demand for AI processors and rebound of the…

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Leaked AMD Ryzen 9950X benchmarks appear to show Intel how a flagship CPU is done, easily outgunning the Core i9-14900KS

AMD’s Ryzen 9 9950X has been the subject of another leak, with the incoming Zen 5 flagship easily outgunning Intel’s Core i9-14900KS, the fastest chip in Team Blue’s current CPU range.Wccftech noticed that Igor Kavinski posted yet more leaked benchmarks (on the Anandtech forums) using an engineering sample (pre-release chip) of the Ryzen 9950X.When supplied…

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How the Mercedes F1 IT team helped Lewis Hamilton win the British Grand Prix

When Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line for his emotional win in the 2024 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, there would have been a good few fist pumps from the IT team at his Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team. While fans focus on the race engineers that helped get the Mercedes car back to the…

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New M5 MacBook leak might also tell us when Apple’s M4 generation will launch

Apple has done things differently when it comes to launching computers running on its latest silicon. The M3 MacBook Pro models launched several months ahead of the M3 MacBook Airs. Then, Apple released the OLED iPad Pro featuring an even better chip, the M4. The iPad Pros came several months ahead of the expected M4…

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AWS, Microsoft and Google urge datacentre kit suppliers to improve Scope 3 data collection

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft claim their ability to accurately assess the Scope 3 emissions generated by their activities is being hampered by lacklustre embodied emissions data provided by the third parties that build and kit out their datacentres. The three hyperscale public cloud firms, along with Meta, Digital Realty and Schneider Electric,…

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Labour government plans new laws around cyber security, data sharing and skills

The Labour government has announced its legislative agenda for the new Parliament, with the King’s Speech outlining bills covering cyber security, data sharing and skills among proposals likely to impact IT professionals – but there are no plans for artificial intelligence (AI) regulation at this stage. The King highlighted his government’s intention to “pursue sustainable…

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Tech workers misinformed about number of women at top, finds Computer Weekly

Women are well represented in tech leadership positions across Europe, according to half of the people asked during the annual Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT salary survey. While this may seem positive, it is also misguided, with numbers collected by the Tech Talent Charter finding women made up only 21% of senior tech leaders in the UK…

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