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One child dead, other hospitalized after consuming chips in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: A three-year-old boy died while his minor sister was rushed to a medical facility in critical condition, as they allegedly consumed sub-standard chips in area of Chandi Market, Hyderabad, ARY News reported on Monday. As per details, a 3-year-old boy identified as Humayun lost his life while his 2 and half  years old sister, Aliza fell unconscious after having substandard chips in Hyderabad's area of Chandi Market. Aliza was rushed to a medical facility for treatment in critical condition. According to ARY…

Britain on the verge of Chips crisis

LONDON: The head of independent chips maker Pipers has told the Sunday Times that ‘there is a danger we will have a chips crisis’. This is thanks to some issues with the UK’s potato crops, which were wrecked by the Beast of the East chill, and are now struggling with the current heatwave, as potatoes can stop growing when the temperature rises about 25 degrees Celsius today’s high in the UK is 29 degrees. This could cause a UK-based potato shortage, which would in turn affect our chips supplies. Potato farmer…

Flawed computer chips and how to fix them

As tech giants race against the clock to fix major security flaws in microprocessors, many users are wondering what lurks behind unsettling names like "Spectre" or "Meltdown" and what can be done about this latest IT scare. What is Meltdown? And Spectre? These are the names given to two flaws which have been detected in most of the micro processors in use today, be it on computers, tablets, smartphones or game consoles. They are among the first flaws ever found to affect the running of every IT system in the world.…

Apple could drop Qualcomm components in next year’s iPhones, iPads: sources

Apple has designed iPhones and iPads that would drop chips supplied by Qualcomm, according to two people familiar with the matter. The change would affect iPhones released in the fall of 2018, but Apple could still change course before then, these people said. They declined to be identified because they were not authorised to discuss the matter with the media. The dispute stems from a change in supply arrangements under which Qualcomm has stopped providing some software for Apple to test its chips in its iPhone…

Woman jailed for stabbing boyfriend because ‘he ate all her chips’

LONDON: A woman has been sent to jail in the north west England for stabbing her boy friend because he ate all her chips. Dianne Margaret Clayton, 34, of Blackburn, Lancashire, was at her friend’s house with her boyfriend, Simon Hill, when an argument started about who had been eating all the chips. Clayton got so annoyed that there were no more chips left, she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Mr Hill in his shoulder. The 34-year-old admitted the assault and was jailed for 26 weeks at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court…

Samsung Elec says it started mass production of 10-nanometre chips

SEOUL: Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday its system chips business has started mass production of semiconductors using 10 nanometer technology, adding it was the first company in the industry to do so. Samsung said in a statement a tech product launching early next year will use chips made with its 10-nanometre production technology without specifying the device. South Korea's Electronic Times reported this month that Samsung will be the sole contract manufacturer of Qualcomm Inc's high-end Snapdragon…