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Saturday, October 10, 2015
IDC's preliminary 3Q15 worldwide HDD shipment results indicate the HDD industry shipped 116.8 million units to 119.3 million units. This equates to approximately 132,000PB shipped in 3Q15, an 8.0% increase quarter over quarter, but down by 6.5% year over year.
A Japanese Government-backed fund is considering investing in Sharp to take the initiative in reorganizing the electronics maker's operations, Nikkei business daily reported.
ASUS on Friday announced in a San Fransciso event a new arsenal of Republic of Gamers hardware catering for elite desktop and mobile PC gamer.
Friday, October 09, 2015
An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics, essentiailly allowing the company use graphics chip technology owned by Nvidia.
ARCHOS has made available the GranitePhone by SIKUR, allowing both companies to enter the global market of private communications smartphones, where the need for voice and data protection is a growing concern.
Browser plugins have been sources of performance problems, crashes, and security incidents for Web users. By next year, Mozilla plans to make it possible for sites to switch away from plugins, as features that currently require plugins will be available via native Web APIs.
Apple said on Thursday that it had removed some applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users' personal data.
Research firms Gartner and International Data Corp (IDC) said worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 7.7 percent and 10.8, respectively in the third quarter, as a stronger dollar made them costlier.
The A9 SoC in Apple’s iPhone 6s lineup is dual sourced by TSMC (16nm A9) and Samsung (14nm A9), so their respective demands for power might be significantly different. But Apple says they just vary slightly.
Qualcomm is looking to expand beyond the mobile-phone chip market it leads, and on Thursday demonstrated a product designed for server computers.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
With the FCC recently granting AT&T?s waiver request related to certain deaf and hard of hearing technology, AT&T customers will be able to use Wi-Fi in addition to the traditional cellular network to make and receive calls while in the U.S. beginning Oct. 8.
Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services announced AWS IoT, a new platform to help customers build applications to connect devices through the cloud.
Samsung's supersized tablet with an 18.4-inch screen has cleared the FCC database, and is branded for launch on AT&T.
Facebook on Thursday started testing six new emotional reactions that you can convey with a simple emoji, giving users an option to express a different emotion.
Lite-On Storage Group debuts its next generation EP2 NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 storage solution at Dell World 2015 in Austin, Texas.
SanDisk is partnering with HP to collaborate to advance next eneration Memristor and ReRAM memory techhnologies.
IBM is targetting Intel with its new Linux LC servers that are supposed to perform data analytics workloads faster and cheaper than a comparable x86-based server.
LG Electronics is trying to make OLED technology more attractive to consumers in the U.S. with an expanded family of OLED TVs at aggressive new price points.
Enhanced editions of all seven books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store for readers to enjoy on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.
Sales of both DVD and Blu-Ray discs in the U.K. are expected to continue to decline in the third quarter of this year, mainly to the market continuing its shift to other forms of media.
Amazon is launching a site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods.
The PlayStation 4 (PS4) system, which is currently available for $399.99 USD (MSRP), will be available in the U.S. starting at $349.99 USD (MSRP) on October 9.
Sony has completed the acquisition of belgian Softkinetic Systems S.A. after reaching an agreement with the company and its major shareholders.
Dell on Wednesday showcased in a New York City event several new XPS devices, optimized especially for Windows 10.
Dell has been reportedly in talks to buy data storage company EMC Corp in what could be one of the biggest technology deals ever.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 9, Virgin Mobile USA is unveiling limitless music streaming as iHeartRadio, Pandora and Slacker Radio now stream data-free on Virgin Mobile plans.
Toshiba has started sampling the T4KE1, a near-infrared 2.1 megapixel (MP) BSI CMOS image sensor that supports iris recognition on mobile devices.
Samsung Electronics's new mobile-payment service Samsung Pay wasn't impacted by a Chinese hacking attack, and no customer information was lost, the company said.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 is exploring the creation of a live online TV service and has been already in talks with major media companies including CBS and NBCUniversal, Bloomberg reports.
Google announced a new open source initiative called Accelerated Mobile Pages, which aims to improve the performance of the mobile web.
Microsoft’s new Lumias 950 and 950 XL packed with Windows 10 will ship in November but existing Windows Phone users will have to wait for a Windows 10 until December.
HP today announced more than a dozen new products, including an enhanced convertible, a detachable, 3D experiences and a one-of-a-kind curved all-in-one.
Samsung Electronics began the earnings season by announcing its third quarter provisional operating income of 7.3 trillion won (US$6.3 billion), much greater than predicted.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Twitter on Tuesday launched a new feature called "Moments" that helps highlight the top stories being tweeted.
Microsoft today gave an impressive presentation of its new Windows 10 devices in an New York event. New products include the updated Microsoft Band, the Lumia 950 and 950XL smartphones, the out-of-this-world HoloLens virtual reality device, the new Surface Surface Pro 4 tablet and a 13.5-inch laptop called Surface Book.
Sharp participates at this year's CEATEC JAPAN 2015 show with new products including its AQUOS 4K Recorder Ultra HD Blu-ray player / recorder, 4K / 8K TVs and curved surface FFD displays.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) today decided that United States companies like like Facebook, Google, and Apple can no longer be automatically trusted with the personal data of Europeans.
Roku announced the Roku 4 streaming player, which suooprts both 4K Ultra HD (UHD) and regular HD TVs.
Sharp has developed a phone shaped like a robot called RoboHon. The 19.5cm robot has a 2-inch screen on the back and a 8 megapixel camera and projector built into its face.
Skyworks Solutions, a maker of analog semiconductors for wireless networking products, has agreed to storage buy PMC-Sierra, Inc. for $10.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.
Sony will establish the 'Sony Semiconductor Solutions' company as part of a series of measures to reinforce its Devices segment, namely the semiconductor, battery and storage media businesses.
On the heels of its recent business expansion oversees, VAIO Corp. launched its VAIO Z Canvas, a high performance, convertible PC with a stylus.
Monday, October 05, 2015
Google has starting to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Nexus users.
Microsoft is expected to unveil a new Surface tablet (Surface Pro 4,) its second-generation fitness band and three smartphones as it seeks to woo consumers with the Windows 10 operating system.
Philips takes connected lighting to the next frontier by integrating the Philips Hue connected lighting system with Apple HomeKit.
The new Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program, launched by the HDMI Licensing LLC, will help you connect your devices with the apropriate cables in order to enjoy the full potential of the 4K/UltraHD experience with the latest feature-rich content.
SanDisk is introducing a suite of NAND flash solutions optimized to meet the storage demands of connected industrial applications.
Panasonic has announced another product for AV enthusiasts and fans of high definition media. The DMR-UBZ1 is the company's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player / recorder.
Facebook is partnering with Eutelsat to leverage satellite technologies to get more Africans online.
Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered 'YiSpecter', a malware ppearing to come from an advertising company in China capable of infecting Apple’s mobile devices.
The Court of Justice of the European Union will rule Tuesday on the validity of the U.S.-European Union "Safe Harbor" deal covering how Europeans’ personal data can be transferred across the Atlantic by Internet giants like Google and Facebook.
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Microsoft has acquired Havok, the provider of 3D physics engine, from Intel.
Friday, October 02, 2015
Starting from Monday, Alphabet will replace Google as the publicly traded company that include Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and driverless cars.
Improvements in batteries haven’t kept pace with big advances in other aspects of computers and devices, such as faster processers and better screens. So researchers at Microsoft worked on a new approach to extending gadget battery life.
Motorola plans to release the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS update for its devices, and will add a few Moto Enhancements to improve the overall functionality of the new OS.
AMD today announced that the new Dell Precision 3510, 7510, and 7710 mobile workstations are powered by AMD FirePro mobile GPUs.
Reports from Asia say that Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung.
NVIDIA has announced the Quadro M Mobile series. based on Maxwell GPUs, the new chips are Nvidia's response to Intel's mobile Xeon, the Xeon E3-1500M v5.
Microsoft has expanded licensing agreement with Taiwanese ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and I-O DATA DEVICE.
Sharp-Roxy, an affiliated company of Sharp, has founded a sales subsidiary for electronic components in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.
Japanese Showa Denko (SDK) has developed a new grade of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power devices with very low defect density.
Consumer credit monitoring firm Experian Plc on Thursday disclosed a massive data breach that exposed personal data of some 15 million people who applied for service with T-Mobile US.
Samsung Electronics will use Qualcomm's mobile processors for some of its upcoming flagship Galaxy S smartphones, Electronic Times reported on Friday citing unnamed industry sources.
Thursday, October 01, 2015
AMD will cut approximately 5% of its global workforce as part of a restructuring plan announced late September, the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.
Verizon Communications launched its new mobile video app "go90" on Thursday, looking to take a market share in the mobile ad industry.
IBM Research today announced an engineering breakthrough that could accelerate carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors to power future computing technologies. is trying to gain an edge on competitors in the video-streaming market by ending the sale of Google's Chromecast and Apple's Apple TV streaming devices.
Google's Nest Labs today announced a number of updates to the Works with Nest program, seeking to keep its digital thermostats and other products at the center of the connected home.
font size="2">Hewlett-Packard's board had approved the previously announced split of the company into two separate listed entities - computers and printers, and corporate hardware and services. At the same time, Mike Lynch, the founder of U.K. software company Autonomy, sued HP over an accounting fraud.
Samsung has responded to an article on UK's Guardian newspaper, which suggested that 'Motion Lighting ', one of the power saving modes used in Samsung's TVs, has been designed for regulatory lab tests, rather than real world viewing.
zLabs VP of Research Joshua J. Drake has discovered yet another security issue on ther Android OS, which could allow attacks on more than one billion Android devices by hiding exploit code in MP3 and MP4 files.
Japan Display has announced the development of the first 17.3-inch high resolution (7,680 x RGB x 4,320 pixels), fast response (120Hz) liquid crystal display module, the same size as the standard monitor commonly used for the video image production.
LG Electronics on Thursday showcased the V10, its latest high-end smartphone that comes with improved cameras and a dual-display. The company also previewed the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear device to feature LTE cellular connectivity.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Samsung has added three new models to its Wireless Audio Radiant360 speaker series – the R5, R3 and R1.
Google and Microsoft have agreed to end their patent feud over smartphones and the Xbox systems, dropping about 20 lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany.
Twitter said on Wednesday it was partnering with U.S. retailers to help them sell products through a "Buy Now" button in tweets.
Facebook rolled out updates to mobile profile pages. Users can add profile videos to better personalize their profiles and more easily control their privacy settings.
Samsung's SE370 is the world?s first monitor with an integrated wireless charging function for compatible mobile devices.
Fujifilm releases the instax mini 70, the latest model to join its instax range of instant cameras.
Microsoft has updated OneDrive for Business adding a new sync client, a new browser experience, new mobile app features, new IT controls and extended developer options.

Samsung is bringing the Gear S2 ($299.99) and Gear S2 classic ($349.99) smartwatches in the U.S. beginning Friday, October 2.
Microsoft has already listed the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones on its online store, possibly by mistake.
Nvidia wants to become the "Netflix for games" with the announcement of the the GeForce NOW, an on-demand streaming service for the SHIELD family of gaming devices.
MediaTek has announced a series of new partnerships and along with two software development kits (SDKs) for Apple HomeKit, the framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home.
Shuttle's NC01U model, available in four versions, are 29 mm slim barebones based on the latest Broadwell generation of Intel processors ranging from Celeron, Core i3, Core i5 to even Core i7.
Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost $16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus. The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 6S Plus equipped with 16 GB of NAND flash memory costs $231.50, according to an estimate from IHS Inc.
Google's YouTube is unveiling a new way for businesses to get people shopping through the video service.
TiVo's latest DVR model, the Tivo Bolt, will let you skip over entire commercial breaks at the press of a button, instead of having to fast-forward through them every 10 minutes.
Apple today announced that Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks are now available to customers in China. The company also said the cloud-based music streaming service will roll out on Android phones this fall
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
AMD today introduced its most powerful line of AMD PRO A-Series mobile and desktop processors (formerly codenamed "Carrizo PRO" and "Godavari PRO").
Google today took the stage for an event to announce a couple of new Nexus phones - the Nexus 5X and 6P -- Android Marshmallow, new Chromecast 2.0 announcements, the new Pixel Chromebook and more.
Comcast on Tuesday said it will launch a trial of a video streaming service with content from online video networks such as Walt Disney's Maker Studios.
The next Sony software rollout for Xperia M2 and Xperia M2 Aqua includes Android 5.1 Lollipop and starts right about now.
AMD has anounced multiple new discrete AMD Embedded Radeon graphics options suitable for multiple form factors.
If you’re planning on purchasing an Xbox One and want some games to go along with it, then this bundle is the one for you.
Apple's OS X El Capitan, the latest major release of its desktop operating system, will be available on Wednesday, September 30 as a free update for Mac users.
HTC today unveiled two flagship smartphones in Japan. The One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition and the Butterfly 3 are both aimed at competing with Apple's latest iPhones and the latest Android phones.
After confirming and previewing their coming privacy-enabled Android smartphone last Friday, Blackberry has posted the first pictures of the upcoming device.
Imation is the latest company to withdraw from the recordable media business. The 'TDK Life on Record' recordable media brand is already history and also sales of audio products and accessories sold under the Imation, Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands will stop by the end of December.

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