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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Starting from today, Facebook users in New York City will be able to test out a new feature called Place Tips.
AMD and its partners have leveraged the furor surrounding the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970’s memory allocation performance, dropping prices on the high-end Radeon R9 290X.
HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was overclocked at 4351MHz, the highest frequency among all DDR4 memory in the world.
With its newest vPro offering, based on the company's 5th generation Core chips and announced on Thursday, Intel is touting features aimed at eliminating time wasted at the start of conference-room meetings, wifi connectivity to overhead projectors and other large screens without having to fiddle with cables.
TracFone, the largest prepaid mobile provider in the U.S., has agreed to pay $40 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle charges that it deceived millions of consumers with hollow promises of "unlimited" data service.
Intel has made available the Intel SSD DC S3710 Series and the Intel SSD DC S3610 Series of server-grade drives. Both employ a high-endurance variant of Intel's own 20-nm MLC NAND.
Android tablet owners who long for more productivity are now able to download Microsoft's apps from the Google Play Store.
LG Electronics said Thursday its net loss widened by more than threefold in the fourth quarter of 2014 from a year earlier as it suspended production of plasma display panel TVs.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday its net profit fell 26.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014 from a year earlier, dampened by sluggish smartphone sales.
Toshiba will undertake a fundamental restructuring of Toshiba’s Visual Products business by ceasing TV development and sales operations in North America and licensing the North American TV business to Taiwan’s Compal Electronics, Inc.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Facebook on Wednesday said that its revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, helped by the company's strong mobile advertising platform.
Qualcomm on Wednesday reduced its outlook for fiscal 2015, saying it expects its newest Snapdragon mobile chip will not be used in a major customer's flagship smartphone -- possibly the Samsung Galaxy S6.
IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloud-based technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.
Canada's electronic spy agency has been intercepting data on up to 15 million file downloads a day as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday.
Sony has just introduced a new music destination called PlayStation Music, with Spotify as the exclusive partner.
Facebook is introducing a new Super Bowl experience to give fans one place to connect in real time as they watch the Seattle Seahawks defend their title against the New England Patriots.
YouTube introduced the HTML5 player back in early-2010 as an experimental feature and almost five years later HTML5 becomes the default player.
HP led the 2014 notebook market while Apple's MacBook had an amazing annual growth of 46.4%, according to data released by TrendForce.
Plextor launched its software PlexTurbo 2.0 in CES 2015 and has made it available now, supporting the M6e Black Edition, M6e, M6e M.2 2280 and M6 PRO SSD models.
Google's super-fast Internet service is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that, in the event of a cloud network failure, enables even non-experts to identify the impact of that failure on virtual systems - within 10 seconds.
Nintendo on Wednesday announced it won't make its annual operating profit target due to slack sales of its 3DS handheld game consoles.
ZTE has released its Blade S6 4G LTE smartphone today, a device featuring gesture motion control and an SLR like ultra-high-definition camera.
Microsoft has confirmed that there will be a browser extension system for Project Spartan, allowing developers to extend its functionality with software that can be built directly into the browser.
SK Hynix and LG Display - suppliers of memory chips and displays to Apple, posted record fourth-quarter profits mainly due to the soaring demand for Apple products.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Yahoo unveiled a plan for a tax-free spin-off of its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, responding to pressure to distribute to shareholders its prized investment valued at roughly $40 billion.
Sony plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China, the Nikkei business daily reported.
Apple reported a 29.5 percent jump in quarterly revenue, driven by record sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in the holiday shopping season and strong sales in China.
Microsoft has released a new free version of its Power BI set of business-intelligence tools for managing, visualizing and interacting with data.
The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China in Q4 2014 has led Apple to take first place in the Chinese smart phone market for the first time by units shipped, according to Canalys.
Dell today announced updates to the Dell Precision M3800, its ultra-thin 15-inch mobile workstation, adding a 4K Ultra HD touch display option, introducing Thunderbolt 2 technology and offering an Ubuntu-based developer edition, among other updates.
Twitter on Tuesday added the ability to send a private message to a group as well as adding a video recorder that allows users to shoot, edit and post video directly from Twitter’s mobile apps.
Members of the Xbox Preview Program are now free to update their Xbox One controller(s) with the latest preview build (OS version > 1502.150120).
Crucial has made available the Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 memory.
Samsung Electronics has upgraded the feature set of its Smart eMBMS solution, designed to bring network quality enhancements to operators, with a particular emphasis on an improved video experience.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) on January 23 filed a suit in the Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen City alleging that products of Yantai Shield Advanced Materials Co., Ltd. and U.S.-based Intematix Corporation infringed on a patent for red phosphor owned by MCC and National Institute for Materials Science.

MCC seeks an injunction on the production and sale of phosphors in China and damages in this lawsuit.

Software maker Jon von Tetzchner launched a new internet browser on Tuesday, designed more to attract users of fifth-place Opera than to dethrone leading browsers like Google's Chrome.
Acer is expanding its Liquid smartphones into Japan.
Huawei Technologies Co. plans to boost smartphone shipments by a third this year and surpass 100 million units as the company makes a greater push to target high-end consumers and international markets.
Outages took down a number of Internet services Monday night, including Facebook, Instagram, HipChat, and possibly others. Hacker group The Lizard Squad took credit but Facebook denied there was any hacking attempt.
Qualcomm will reportedly redesign its Snapdragon 810 application processor which is embroiled in an overheating controversy.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Microsoft said on Monday ots fiscal second-quarter profit fell, as slow personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company had a one-time tax expense relating to an audit in the United States.
Hackers may target smart televisions soon, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
Facebook's Oculus VR is getting into movies with a studio that will produce virtual-reality films and will show its first short movie at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, the company said.
Dell SecureWorks has launched a new service to help organizations detect and protect against advanced and evasive threats.
Motorola on Monday unveiled three smartphone models for its return to China, the most populous mobile phone market.
LG Display has signed a new OLED Technology license agreement with Universal Display Corporation, a move that will enable the Korean company to create energy-efficient OLED isplays and lighting using the UniversalPHOLED technology and materials.
A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block a number of pages that insult the Prophet Mohammad, Turkish media reported.
Monday kicks off with news about new hacking attacks against the official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Russia-based online dating service Topface.
Logitech's new ConferenceCam Connect is a portable all-in-one videoconference solution with for small and medium sized rooms.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of online chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the new GeForce GTX 970. Nvidia has released a statement on the matter.
Google says that although there is a web security flaw in your older Android phone, it has some good reasons for holding off a security update.
Sony has started accepting claims as part of a class action settlement announced last summer, related to the PlayStation Network outage that left PS3 and PSP owners offline back in 2011.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Sony said Friday that it would delay the report of its earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31 as a result of the recent hacking attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Microsoft has made available the newest build of the Windows 10 OS to Windows Insiders - people chosen to text and provide feedback to Microsoft. The new version 9926 adds some new features that Microsoft demoed on Wednesday.
Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science revealed that improvements should soon be expected in the manufacture of transistors that can be used, for example, to make flexible, paper-thin computer screens.
Recent allegations that Chinese authorities hacked into Microsoft's Outlook email service are "groundless", the official Xinhua news agency quoted Beijing's cyberspace regulator as saying late on Thursday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed "Project Spartan," a modern browser that seems to be capable of matching the appeal of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.
JOLED, a government-backed developer of organic light-emitting diode panels, has been officially estabslished this momth and plans to start mass production in Japan as early as 2017.
Engineres at Samsung 's Creativity Lab (C-Lab) have developed a solution that could detect the onset of a stroke by monitoring brainwaves.
As you may have heard, Skype will come built into the communications suite on Windows 10 devices across your PC, tablet and phone.
Following the release of Maxwell-based GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs for the high-end of the market, Nvidia i sbringing the succesfull GPU architecture to mainstream gamers with the release of the GeForce GTX 960 and the GM206 GPU.
Pioneer continues to bring DJ gear into the market, and today introduced the next generation of its flagship professional DJ headphones, the HDJ-2000MK2.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the issue of net neutrality requires the U.S. government to not only promote and protect neutrality among wireless and broadband carriers, but also among app and content providers.
Toshiba plans to consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions company on April 1.
Twitter is introducing a new feature sto your home timeline - a recap of some of the top Tweets you might have missed from accounts you follow.
LG Electronics will start selling its second generation curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market.
Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers The Information reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
EBay plans to cut its workforce by 7 percent in the current quarter and is exploring a sale or public offering of its enterprise unit as the e-commerce company prepares to split from PayPal, this year.
Google spent a record $16.83 million on lobbying in its efforts to influence federal regulators and lawmakers in 2014, just ahead of Comcast’s reported $16.80 million, according to records filed with the Clerk of the House and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog.
Microsoft impressed an audience of journalists today at its Windows 10 event, where the company unveiled plans to bring Cortana to Windows 10, the new "Spartan" web browser, the Xbox app on Windows 10 and an entirely new holographic computing experience though the HoloLens headset.
Acer on Wednesday launched two new laptop models running on Chrome operating system and aimed at the education market.
Lenovo today announced at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) the latest ThinkPad 11e series available as a traditional laptop or Lenovo’s YOGA multimode form with its four modes – Laptop, Stand, Tent and Tablet.
For those who want to stand out from the crowd and pay for it, BlackBerry is offering the Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport.
Cloud backup provider Backblaze has published its findings for the tens of thousands of disks that it operated and says that the standout reliability leader was HGST.
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing with a combined semiconductor demand of 17 percent, according to Gartner, Inc.
Pioneer today introduced the HRM-7 studio headphones intended for home and private studio listening.
Microsoft's today event is expected to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.
Samsung Electronics will reportedly not use Qualcomm's processors for the next version of the company's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Fujitsu today extended its LIFEBOOK notebook and STYLISTIC tablet range with new devices featuring the latest 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported a 22 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak PC and graphic card sales strong coompetition from Intel.
Facebook said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on fake news stories that can spread on its 1.35-billion member online social network.
International Business Machines (IBM) reported quarterly revenue that was lower than expected, as demand for its servers and storage products remains low.
HP today unveiled seven new tablets and an ultrabook/tablet hybrid designed for doctors, retailers and other professionals.
Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014 with Samsung and Apple to retain their first and second spot in worldwide smartphone shipments, according to TrendForce.
Panasonic announced a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GF7 (GF7). The GF7 offers modern selfie shooting features in a classic styled camera with its 180-degree flip-up monitor.
Pioneer today introduced the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ console that incorporates two separate digital players, a mixer, and a built-in monitor.
Chinese social networking firm Tencent Holdings has shut down 133 accounts on its popular mobile messaging app for "distorting history", state media said on Tuesday.
A report by Deloitte, commissioned by Facebook, estimates that the company, with an approximately $8 billion cost base, enabled global economic impact of $227 billion and 4.5 million jobs around the world in 2014.
After more than six years of Nintendo-themed rewards to its members, Club Nintendo is preparing to shut down.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 next flagship smartphone, which is scheduled to be showcased in March, is rumored to have 4GB of RAM, a 64-bit processor and a 20 megapixels camera.
Twitter on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, as the microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Amazon.com said on Monday Amazon Studios would produce and buy original movies to be released in theaters and fordistribution on Prime Instant Video.
Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook email service were subject to a hacking attack at the weekend, a few weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.
Fujitsu on Monday announced the launches of FEELythm, a wearable sensor that promotes safer driving. The company also develope a technology for identifying users vulnerable to cyber attacks based on the ways they use their computers.
One of the most popular solutions in the Shuttle product range is now available in an alternative version. The DS81L has all the properties of the DS81, but with a 12 V supply voltage instead of the standard 19 V.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Facebook is seeking to advance its business related to virtual reality devices, drones and data centers, by making new investments and hiring new personnel.
Chinese Xiaomi unveiled the Smart Home Suite packed with security features and controlled by mobile phones.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has sent out invitations to media outlets for an event prior to the March 2-5 Mobile World Congress (MWC) fair to be held in Barcelona, Spain.

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