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Friday, December 19, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday announced a settlement of at least $90 million with T-Mobile to resolve an investigation into allegations that T-Mobile billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services.
Researchers at Kaspersky labs have discoverd a new Trojan that targets a large number of online-banking systems: over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries.
Confirming previous reports, the FBI on Friday announced that the North Korean government was responsible for recent Sony hack that saw personal information, unreleased movies and thousands of emails leaked online.
Apple has blasted BBC programme's 'deeply offensive' allegations that the U.S. company mistreats workers in its Chinese factories.
BlackBerry started generating cash again under Chief Executive Officer John Chen's turnaround strategy but the company's revenue declined.
Quantum Dot (QD) technology will dominate this year's CES 2015 show but it essentially remains an upgraded version of an LCD display technology meaning it carries the disadvantages of LCD.
South Korea's No. 2 chipmaker SK hynix said Friday it has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Japanese Toshiba and cooperate in developing new technologies.
Google fired back at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on Thursday, expressing concerns about the association?s actions against the search giant.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Digital was top of a lot of marketers' and consumers' minds this year and Nielsen looked at some of the top trends in digital including the latest top U.S. smartphone apps and operating systems.
Google's future version of the Android software could be natively built inside cars, according to a report, as a standard system powering a car's entertainment and navigation features.
U.S. investigators have identified North Korea as responsible for the cyber attack on Sony's computers, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.
Sony and Sony Computer Science Laboratories have announced plans to establish a new company focused on online educational services in Japan and a number of other countries.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Japan Audio Society (JAS) are partnering to help promote and support the marketplace growth of High-Resolution Audio (Hi-Res Audio or HRA) devices and content.
Intel and IBM presented dueling approaches to the development of FinFET technology for the 14nm technology node during the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).
Toshiba has added the 6TB SATA and SAS models to its MG04 series of 3.5-inch form factor enterprise capacity class of hard disk drives (HDD).
LG Electronics will be unveiling a TV lineup featuring the company’s newest webOS 2.0 Smart TV platform at the 2015 International CES from Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that they have fallen victim to a phishing attack which resulted in the attackers gaining administrative access to some of ICANN's systems.
BlackBerry today launched its long-awaited Classic smartphone on Wednesday, a device the company hopes will help it win back market share and lure fans who prefer physical keyboard devices.
Samsung and LG continue to play the roles of leaders in the TV market and are projected to jointly surpass 40% of market share in 2015.
Renesas Electronics has developed a new circuit technology for automotive information devices using 16nm and more advanced process technologies.
The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been canceled after threats from a hacking group.
Nintendo is said to use 'free-form' liquid crystal displays that can be shaped freely in its upcoming gaming devices, according to reports from Japan.
Sony has developed an attachable Single-Lens Display Module that can turn eyewear of varying designs into a smart device.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Following recent warnings to Google, Data Protection Agency said Tuesday it is probing changes in Facebook's privacy policy.
A jury on Tuesday cleared Apple of antitrust violations for iPod restrictions, ending a long case.
Huawei today announced in China the Honor 6 Plus, a high-end Android smartphone equipped with three 8MP cameras.
With the new Un-carrier 8.0 program, T-Mobile becomes lets you roll your unused high-speed data into the next month.
Sprint announced that the budget-friendly Lumia 635 smartphone is coming to their Sprint brands including Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA.
Fujitsu today launched its next-generation tablets - Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q555 and the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q335 - designed to address business needs.
Microsoft's Direct3D 12 could be efficient and powerful enough to allow graphics engines to render CGI-quality game scenes in real time.
The NBASE-T Alliance, a cooperative effort to promote the development of 2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) over twisted pair copper cabling (2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T), today announced the broadening of its membership base with the addition of big names such as Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.
Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings has struck a music distribution deal with with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for music market.
Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics (UMC) have extented their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.
Robin Williams' suicide, news unfold about a horrific plane crash, a terrifying disease and the iPhone 6 were among the most searchable topics on Google search engine during 2014.
LG Electronics will unveil a new 4K ULTRA HD TV with quantum dot technology as a new component of its TV lineup at the 2015 International CES, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into "skyscraper" chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper and taller, promising to leapfrog the performance of the single-story logic and memory chips on today's circuit cards.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A group of companies including Apple, Amazon.com , AT&T are supporting Microsoft in a litigation concerning the U.S. government's attempt to use a search warrant to compel Microsoft to obtain and turn over email of a customer stored in Ireland.
Microsoft on Monday launched Spanish-English real-time translation for its Skype messaging service.
Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users were flat in the third quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. However, sales of smartphones to end users grew 20.3 percent to reach 301 million units.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) is pushing Google to change how it handles users' private data by the end of February or may face fines of €15 million.
Western Digital's HGST has completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a developer of solid-state storage systems for scale-out cloud and enterprise data centers.
Start-up company Crossbar announced today at IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) a breakthrough in 3D RRAM architecture that could allow the development of a 1TB RRAM memory chips that have the size of a postage stamp.
Popular social mobile messaging app is rumored to be developing a PC version of its service.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is pressing media outlets against using data hackers have leaked about the studio, according to a letter sent to groups including The New York Times.
The future of the Tizen operating system remains uncrtain as Samsung Electronics has once again postponed the launch of a Tizen smartphone.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Slysoft has just released CloneBD, a software that lets you copy your unprotected Blu-ray discs to all known disc formats such as ISO or BD, and all kind of devices like smart phones and tablets.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Google imagines a a world in which access to networked technology defies the constraints of desktops, laptops or smartphones, and is soliciting proposals for pioneering research related to the Internet of Things.
Photoshop maker Adobe Systems announced plans to buy stock photography company Fotolia for $800 million and a quarterly jump in subscribers of Creative Cloud.
Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said that there will not be a 'dislike' button but the social network is considering offering other tools that could be used to express negative sentiments for a post.
Youtube has started testing out a new way of letting users share content, allowing them to create animated GIFs and share them the same way they would share full videos.
Despite the progress in the ultraviolet lithography (EUV) technology, it seems that the global semiconductor industry will face major technical difficulties on fulfilling the requirements of Moore's law.
Samsung Electronics has reportedly begun production of the new A9 application processor (AP) for Apple's next-generation smartphone, using the 14nm FinFET microprocess for the first time.
Since Microsoft and Sony’s next generation consoles launched in late 2013, PlayStation 4 has been outselling the Xbox One, until last month.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Cisco Systems announced Thursday "connected analytics," a mix of hardware, software and services based on sensor data, designed to analyse information in real-time so that companies can respond in time.
Microsoft on Thursday issued invitations to a Jan. 21 media event slated to reveal more of the features of the Windows 10 operating system.
Toshiba today introduced the Canvio AeroCast Wireless Hard Drive, a device that blends the benefits of high-capacity external storage with the wireless freedom.
BitTorrent has announced that Maelstrom, its decentralized web browser project, has been released in its very first alpha test version.
Sony Computer Entertainment will launch the PlayStation business in the People's Republic of China on January 11, 2015, with the release of PlayStation 4 (CUH-1000 series) for 2,899 RMB ($468) and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) (PCH-2000 series) for 1,299 RMB ($210).
Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models with cellular networking will be available in China starting this week, Apple announced today.
Taiwanese handset maker HTC's first wearable device will be reportedly released early 2015 and will take the form of a wristband, according reports.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been reportedly stopped from importing and selling phones in the country, a few months before the company was set to release its flagship handset Mi4.
The Synaptics SecurePad is an integrated biometric scanner built into a notebook's trackpad and which PC makers will be able to incorporate into their latest models.
Google is closing its news service in Spain next week due to new legislation under which publishers can charge search engines for using their content.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Sony has made a range of updates to Digital Paper, enabling new features and more flexible user operation.
Google has updated Android Wear to Android Lollipop, bringing with it customization options through watch faces.
Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research Lab is developing a digital assistant who will offer you a second opinion before you hit the 'post'' button on your Facebook account.
Facebook's photo-sharing service Instagram said it had more than 300 million users, sharing over 70 million photos and videos each day.
Lenovo is recalling more than 500,000 computer AC power cords in the U.S. after receiving reports of the cord overheating, sparking, melting, and burning.
Last summer, Apple and IBM announced a partnership make mobile business apps both smarter and easier to use. Today the two companies deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise.
The Sweedish police has seized servers and computers owned by Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay in Stockholm, and the website was taken down.
Samsung Electronics announced its annual structural reorganization, which follows a December 1, 2014 decision to maintain the company’s leadership of three CEOs, who will continue their independent leadership of the Consumer Electronics (CE), IT & Mobile Communications (IM) and Device Solutions (DS) Divisions.
TEAC is on a shrinkage mission with the release of the next stage in its quest to miniaturise hi-fi - the tiny Reference 101 series.
Hewlett-Packard next year plans to release an operating system for a new computer called "The Machine" - the first of a new kind of computers that are much more energy-efficient and powerful than current products.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Intel today announced the Intel IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model designed to unify and simplify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company also introduced integrated hardware and software products based on the new platform and new relationships with system integrators that promise to move IoT from infancy to mass deployment.
The Fast Identity Online, or FIDO, Alliance announced on Tuesday that it finalized the technical rules that companies must follow to get new, secure login systems running. Websites and apps could replace passwords altogether or combine traditional logins with a second element such as a USB key, fingerprint scanning or eye or voice recognition.
Qualcomm maintained its market leadership in SoC GPUs in 2014 while total mobile GPU market opportunity projected to be over 3.5 billion units in 2018, according to Jon Peddie Research.
Amazon's Prime members and all customers can now enjoy movies, TV shows and Amazon Original Series, in Ultra HD picture quality.
Blackphone's upcoming update to its customized operating system, PrivatOS is coming next year and introduces Spaces, which gives users the capability to create separate self-contained 'spaces' for apps, data and accounts - all on one device.
Amazon.com today announced the 'Make an Offer' feature that allows customers to negotiate even lower prices on collectible items.
Almost one-fourth of video ads and 11 percent of display ads are viewed by fake consumers created by cyber crime networks seeking to take a chunk of the billions of dollars spent on digital advertising, according to a research report released on Tuesday.
A McAfee Labs November 2014 Threats Report details a third quarter filled with cyber events exploiting long-established Internet trust standards, and forecasts a 2015 threat landscape shaped by more attacks exploiting these standards, new attack surfaces in mobile and Internet of Things (IoT), and increasingly sophisticated cyber espionage capabilities.
AMD has announced the availability of the Catalyst Omega drivers, marking the beginning of a new driver release schedule for the company and adding new features including Virtual Super Resolution, a technology similar to Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Freescale is taking a big step towards bringing wireless charging to laptops and other gadgets, with a new wireless product set to hit the merket early next year.
The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is now available in the U.S., so if you you've got a Galaxy Note 4, you can get your hands on Samsung's experimental virtual reality headset for an extra $200.
The Broadband Forum, the association of broadband service providers and technology vendors announced support for the new ITU-T ultra broadband access standard, G.fast, as a new way to deliver bandwidth intensive consumer applications such as 4K Ultra High-Definition TV (4K UHD) and cloud-based consumer applications.
Facebook is updating its search engine to make it easier to find the posts that have been shared with you, through Graph Search.
Samsung has launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. based on its 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology.
German software developer Ashampoo has just released the Ashampoo Burning Studio 15, an all-in-one multimedia suite to burn data, music, videos and photos.
Marvell has just announced the first DRAM-less NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) solid state drive (SSD) controller for mass market mobile computing solutions with NANDEdge low-density parity check (LDPC) technology supporting triple-level cell (TLC) and 3D NAND.
BlackBerry and NantHealth today announced a secure clinical genome browser that gives doctors access to patients' genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone - the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser.
Sony seems to be a victim of hackers once again. A hacker group called "Lizard Squad" has claimed responsibility for attacking Sony's online PlayStation store, which is down on Monday.
LG Electronics has earned validation for its G3 flagship phone from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) under the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US.
Starting today, Sony has a new PS4 bundle that will include a 500GB PS4 system and your choice of one of four PS4 games: Destiny, Far Cry 4, LittleBigPlanet 3, or NBA2K15.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Despite the recent speculation that Microsoft would make Windows free across the board, the company's future plans seems to be diffferent.
North Korea says that the cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may have been the country's supporters but not the country itself.
An NSA campaign designed to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide has been unveiled, based on revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment received threatening emails on Friday that claimed to be from the group that carried out the recent cyber attack at the Hollywood film studio.
Friday, December 05, 2014
Qualcomm Technologies has made a $7 million strategic investment in Silicon Image's new subsidiary, Qterics, for a 7% ownership interest.
Is Samsung already planning to release the successor of the Galaxy S5? Well, some guys think that it would be possible, and have already posted online the specs of Samsung's upcoming handset.

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