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iPhones clock-blocked and crocked by setting date to Jan 1, 1970

Cupertino's amazing software quality showcased once again

1Gbps quad-antenna mobile broadband chip dives off Qualcomm's drawing board

Plus new Snapdragon SoCs for upcoming smartphones

Amazon's Lumberyard invaded by zombies

Game dev tool service terms address undead apocalypse

Panasonic Toughbooks are so tough they can smoke

It's a fire-bug, not a feature. So Panasonic's recalling machines from 2011 to 2013

Amazon launches Lumberyard beta, a free gaming engine, but there is a catch

Do what you like, as long as you play in our forest

Why does the VR industry think 2016 is its year? It's the hardware, stupid

Smartphones, not headsets driving the market

FTDI boss hits out at 'Chinese criminal gang' pumping knock-off chips

From Shenzen to your two-dollar USB cable: How UK-based biz is trying to block counterfeit silicon

Google crafts custom networking CPU with parallel computing links

Updated Patches for 32-bit processor hit LLVM C/C++ compiler suite

Irish kids get first-person view of 1916 uprising... via Minecraft

Grainy B&W pics and footage just don’t cut it - we want pixels

Picking apart the circuits in the ARM1 – the ancestor of your smartphone's brain

Pic Silicon layout reverse-engineered

Fleet of 4.77MHz LCD laptops with 8088 CPUs still alive after 30 years

Reader has 'a couple of dozen' Toshiba T1000s still in use 24/7, and a tale of embezzlement to dazzle

Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

And rather better than a US$35 tablet, if you need a Windows 10 machine lurking around

Canonical and Spain's BQ team to put Ubuntu on a tablet

Tablet, schmablet, this is a converged experience. Or something

BlackBerry axes 200 jobs – including a third of its HQ staff

Troubled smartphone biz's latest recovery plan: Paying fewer people

Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

Bloke bricked his handset after running afoul of Apple security policy

Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

The folks at Eurocom have released another monster 'mobile workstation'

FaceTime, WhatsApp UDP streams AWOL on iOS 9 beta with T-Mo US

IPv6 LTE fingered in networking mystery

Sorry, Toshiba, speak up ... What was that? A $6bn loss amid an accounting scandal?

Biggest dive into the red in company history expected

Stylish Vaio biz mobe is flying this way – ah, it's got Windows 10 inside

Shiny, shiny .. with a catch

Like your iPhone, but not enough to touch it? This patent's for you

Apple gearing up for a mega Surface challenge?

Pebble punts out new firmware to watch you as you sleep

Where are the straps?

Scottish MP calls for drone-busting eagles

Impressed by Dutch anti-UAV squadron plan

Tesla PowerWall is a good deal if you don't mind a 25-year payback

So says consumer mag Choice. Elon Musk says version 2 will do better

Masked men 'steal' £250k of smartphones from Exertis

170 iPhone 6s and 380 Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo mobes out the windows

How many Surface power cords are a fire risk? 2.25 million in the US alone

But five million slab-books sold worldwide before March last year

'Dodgy Type-C USB cable fried my laptop!'

Insane wiring leaves expensive Pixel borked

Motorola-powered Mac from 1989 used to write smartphone apps

Mac SE/30's nine-inch screen is ideal for font-wrangling, says dev, 16Mhz 68030 not so much

Little warning: Deleting the wrong files may brick your Linux PC

Don't run rm -rf / as a laugh to clean your filesystem on a ham-fisted UEFI machine

Google plugs Android vulns

Happy days if you own a Nexus

Chip company FTDI accused of bricking counterfeits again

RS-232 is still enough of a thing there are people who turn a quid ripping off chipsets

Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

'Serious near misses' prompt safety concerns

Apple yanks international travel plugs over shock worries

Hey Siri, why are you trying to electrocute me?

AI no longer needs to fake it. Just don't try talking to your robots

Mankind's creations are almost better than the real thing

OnePlus ends rationing. You can now buy its phones just like that!

Radical idea: You give them money. They send you a phone

Sensors, not CPUs, are the tech that swings the smartphone market

The more your phone knows about the world, the more useful - and invasive - it becomes

We've all suffered hangovers, but Qualcomm's right now is something epic

Er, party's over, you've got an 820 to ship

Windows Mobile users suffer backup super-slurp as Redmond forgets Wi-Fi switch

Kill app and message synch until further notice

Safari iOS crashing: Suggestions snafu KOs the Apple masses

Fix your settings, or refresh your DNS? Give it a go and let us know

Google patents robotic 'mobile delivery receptacle'

Grabs package from drone, dumps it in your garage

AMD emits fresh open-source GPU tools for HPC, game devs

Fleshes out GPUOpen strategy

Sony balls up PlayStation businesses, tosses outfit over to California

Sony Interactive Entertainment to be one-stop gaming shop for electronics giant

Stop the music! Booby-trapped song carjacked vehicles – security prof

Usenix Enigma Don’t buy a motor without a remote update system