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Android L To Support Encryption By Default
Microsoft Outlines Basic Elements Of Direct3D 12
New GeForce WHQL Driver Released
Panasonic and Leica Expand Partnership Agreement
Acer Brings 4K2K Displays With NVIDIA G-SYNC to The US
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TSMC Acquires EUV Machines For 10nm Chips
Atmos Firmware Update for Pioneer Elite SC Receivers Coming this Month
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Google will apply encryption to users' data by default in the next version of its mobile operating system, Android L.
As part of NVIDIA’s launch of the second generation Maxwell based GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, Max McMullen, Direct3D Development Lead at Microsoft, provided more on what the company's plans for Direct3D 12.
The new GeForce 344.11 WHQL drivers are now available to download automatically through GeForce Experience, and are promising to offer offering GeForce GTX owners the "ultimate gaming experience" in the latest game titles, including Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, F1 2014 and Alien: Isolation, and add support for the new, Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards.
Panasonic and Leica Camera AG have extended their partnership agreement and agreed to expand and strengthen their technological cooperation in the digital camera field.
Acer is bringing its new XBO series gaming displays featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to gaming enthusiasts in North America.
U.S. wireless carriers will start taking orders for its large-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone on Friday, on the same day larger iPhones go on sale.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has installed ASML's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine, which is crucial to the development of 10-nanometer process technology for semiconductor manufacturing.
Pioneer will be releasing a new firmware update for its high-end Elite SC receivers by the end of September that will provide support for the new Dolby Atmos technology in the home.
Apple's latest iPhone 6 devices use chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies according to iFixit, which took Apple's devices appart.
Sony today officially announced the development of "SmartEyeglass," a transparent lens eyewear that connects with compatible Android smartphones to superimpose information such as text, symbols, and images, onto the user's field of view.
NVIDIA today introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell chip architecture -- the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs -- delivering performance, new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Oracle Corp Chief Executive Larry Ellison stepped down on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.
Qualcomm is releasing the Vuforia developer kit for digital eyewear with companies like Samsung, Epson and others on board. The company also announced the general availability of the LTE Broadcast Software Development Kit (SDK), designed for developers of applications for LTE Broadcast capable devices featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Security researchers, Dropbox, Google, and the Open Technology Fund today announced Simply Secure, a new organization focused on making open source security tools easier to use.
The collaboration between Apple and U2 seems to go beyond the release of the rock band's latest albun via itunes. A new digital music format is in the works, according to U2's leader Bono.
AT&T continues to deploy fiber to multi-tenant office buildings in the U.S. and announced a new U-verse High Speed Internet service for businesses - AT&T Business Fiber - that provides businesses operating in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings with fast broadband speeds.
AMD is collaborating with scaler vendors MStar, Novatek and Realtek to build scaler units ready with DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync and AMD's Project FreeSync by year end.
Sweedish Ericsson will shut down a chip business it took over from a former venture with STMicroelectronics. The company will also lay off of about 1,000 staff.
VIA Technologies launched the VIA ARTiGO A900 Android system, which provides all the key components for building Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions in a single system.
Online retail giant has paid nearly $4.6 million for the top-level .Buy domain, according to the latest auction results posted online by ICANN.
Toshiba is developing the BiCD transistor array TB62xxxA series as the successor to its bipolar transistor array TD62xxx series, which has found use in a wide range of applications, including motor, relay and LED drives.
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has launched mass-production of 20nm six gigabit (Gb) low-power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) for the first time in the industry, six months after it successfully started manufacturing 20nm PC DRAMs.
Samsung has introduced the 27-inch S27D590C Full HD Curved Monitor designed to enhance entertainment content.
Microsoft will launch its Xbox One console in China on Sept. 23 to tap the lucrative entertainment market.
Amazon today announced the new 6" and 7" Fire HD tablets, the Fire HDX 8.9, the Fire HD Kids Edition as well as the Kindle Voyage and the updated $79 Kindle e-readers.
Pioneer will release later this month in Japan the BDR-XU03J, a portable USB 3.0 BD drive BDXL that it just 1.2 cm thick.
Toshiba said it would cut 900 jobs in a restructuring of its PC business that will include an exit from business-to-consumer operations in some regions.
Apple has updated its privacy policy in an effort to reassure users that their data is safe as the iPhone maker moves into health and payment technologies.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) and Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, have extended and strengthened their partnership to offer Unity Pro for PlayStation for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita at no additional cost to all PlayStation licensed developers.
Today, BlackBerry and Porsche Design unveiled the latest smartphone from their partnership, the Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry, at an exclusive event in Dubai.
Club 3D has officially released a USB 3.0 to 4K Docking Station, making it the third SenseVision world premiere after the company's MST Hub and USB 3.0 to 4K graphics adapter.
Logitech is bringing its experience in universal remote controls to the connected home. With the new Harmony Living Home lineup you have access and control over a library of entertainment and home automation devices, all from one central control system.
Apple is set to announce a new product launch event on October 21st, where the company is expected to reveal new iPads and make OS X 10.10 Yosemite officially available.
MediaTek's upcoming 64-bit smartphone processors will come with Opera Software's data compression technology, Opera Max, built-in.
Nero updated its legendary software suites with the release of Nero 2015 Classic and Nero 2015 Platinum digital, which make it easier to burn, rip, play, edit and share digital content, features new mobile apps along with enhancements to Nero’s flagship PC applications: Nero Burning ROM, Nero Video, Nero Recode, Nero Express, and Nero MediaHome.
PMC-Sierra today announced the first 16-port 12Gb/s SAS and 16-port 6Gb/s SATA I/O controller solutions for data centers.
Some of the web’s biggest users of open-source gear have thrown their weight behind the TODO ("talk openly, develop openly") project called to to help solve the problem of utilizing and releasing open source software.
The new "NBA 2K15" video game comes with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.
CyberLink’s PowerDirector 13 flagship video editor has been overhauled to offer a suite of more than 100 dynamic design tools, customizable transition video and audio effects, and integrates the new CyberLink Cloud service, providing a new for users to backup and share their projects and templates.
The new-generation Apple software for powering its mobile devices is set for release on Wednesday, two days ahead of the official release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
China’s largest operator, China Mobile, has certified the Intel XMM 7262 LTE-Advanced modem, giving Intel more opportunities to work with OEMs in China, one of the largest LTE subscriber markets
Chinese smartphone ZTE is partnering with T-Mobile to bring out its latest smartphone, the 5.7-inch ZMax, offering a more affordable solution to the market of supersized smartphones.
Sony on Wednesday said it expects a deeper than expected loss as a result of a 180 billion yen ($1.7 billion) impairment charge for its smartphone division.
Samsung has introduced introduces its new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras, which offers superior light absorption thanks to the back-side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology and 65-nanometer (nm) low-power copper process.
Apple on Tuesday began offering an additional security protection for iCloud account users, following the theft of nude photos from several celebrities’ accounts last month.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products.
IBM is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and even make predictions.
Microsoft is releasing a few new PC accessories including the Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse and new limited edition versions of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 as well as the new Universal Mobile Keyboard, and Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows.
Toshiba is bringing to the U.S. market tits new, video-oriented EXCERIA UHS-I SD Memory Cards, and the TransMemory ID USB 3.0 Flash Drive.
NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet arrived earlier this year and now it is available for pre-order for $399, coming with increased 32GB storage and LTE connectivity.
Micron today announced a the M600 SATA SSD, based on its 16nm NAND Flash technology and designed to address the storage demands of Ultrabook platforms and tablets, as well as performance-oriented PC desktops.
France's Orange has reached a deal to buy Spanish fixed line telecoms operator Jazztel in an effort to better compete with rivals Telefonica and Vodafone.
Google has seen a 15% increase in requests from the U.S. government for data on its users since the second half of last year, and a 150% jump since it first began publishing this data in 2009, the company said Monday.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has made changeds to its Wi-Fi Direct certification program, allowing the easier linking of two devices outsdide a LAN range.
Canon is developing a new-concept photo-storage device, tentatively called the Cross Media Station, which will enable users to enjoy high-quality photos and movies captured by digital cameras.
Since the California law wouldn't allow Google to test self-driving cars on the road unless they have manual controls and a backup driver onboard, the company has just revealed its latest car prototypes with temporary steering wheels and controls.
MediaTek today announced its MT7628, the first 2T2R 802.11n Wi-Fi AP/Router System on Chip (SoC).
SanDisk today announced at Photokina the the 64GB SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I card, designed to address the mobile storage requirements of 4K Ultra HD content.
The SD Association (SDA) has updated the iSDIO specification to include SD memory cards with TransferJet contactless communications. Products using the specification will feature secure connections for quick peer-to-peer data transfer.
Japanese Pioneer said on Tuesday that it would sell its disc-jockey equipment business to private equity firm KKR & Co LP for about 59 billion yen ($550 million).
Monday, September 15, 2014
Microsoft is obviously set to to detail its next major version of Windows - codenamed Threshold - in a press event scheduled for later this month.
Apple is allowing its iTunes customers to remove U2's new album from their accounts six days after giving away the music for free.
UK's mobile phone retailer Phones 4u entered administration, a form of creditor protection, closing its 550 standalone stores in the country.
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has released the DisplayPort 1.3 audio / video (A/V) standard.
Microsoft Corp on Monday confirmed previous reports saying that it has agreed to acquire games developer Mojang and the company's popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.
As we reported during the weekend, Apple has received record first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with over four million in the first 24 hours, meaning many customers will have to wait for their new phones.
Panasonic has announced the latest member of its enthusiast compact LX-series, the Lumix DMC-LX100, the Lumix DMC-GM5 and the Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone, which boasts a huge, 1 inch 20MP sensor.
Canon has made the EOS 7D Mark II official, along with the compact PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot G7 X, the SX60 HS and PowerShot N2 models.
Samsung has introduced its latest flagship DSLR camera, the the pro-oriented NX1 mirrorless camera for Photokina 2014, boasting the first APS-C sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office has started an investigation into allegations by Samsung Electronics that LG Electronics executives damaged its washing machines at retail stores in Germany earlier this month, during the IFA show.
Samsung Electronics will hold a two-day conference on open-source to allow developers to share ideas on the new industrial trend.
Nokia's most affordable mobile phone, the Nokia 130, is launching today, offering a video and music players.
Aiming to bring a Stylus experience to emerging markets, LG Electronics on Monday announced the global rollout of the LG G3 Stylus, a new pen-enabled smartphone that shares some of its features with the flagship LG G3 smartphone.
Netflix has launched its video streaming service in France on Monday and teamed up with a local telecom operator to offer content on set-top boxes.
As is was expected, Google revealed the first Android One phones at an event held on Monday in India.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Panasonic showcases its broadcast and professional video solution under the theme of "See the Future of Your Business," at IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) 2014, which is held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 12 -16, 2014.
The Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) consortium is showcasing new digital video broadcasting and distribution standards at IBC 2014, including low-noise Ultra-HD TV standards that are expected to be in place by 2017/18.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The New York Times reported on Friday reported on Friday that servers at JPMorgan Chase & Co were acccessed by hackers though no money was taken.
Friday, September 12, 2014
G-Technology today announced the first extension of its Studio line, the G-SPEED Studio XL.
The pre-orders for a Sept. 19 delivery of the new iPhone 6 Plus have stalled, with many Apple custonmers to have to wait as long as a month in order to get the device in their hands.
Last week at IFA 2014, DIGITALEUROPE launched the Ultra High Definition logo for the new generation of screens.
Sony’s newest addition to its large sensor line iis the new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder. The company also announced today the the PXW-X200 solid state memory camcorders along with new SxS professional memory cards designed for capture of high frame rate 4K video content.
Sharp will eventually begin mass-producing the new low-power Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) displays incorporating IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) technology later than initially expected, starting from 2017.
Pioneer and Onkyo have decided to move on with the integration of their AV businesses without the external funding of Baring Private Equity Asia, as it was originally schedulled.
LG Chem is targetting the lighting market with the development of OLED lighting that has a light efficiency and duration almost equivalent to LED lighting.
TSMC's 28-nanometer High Performance Compact (28HPC) process is currently in volume production, making it the most power- and cost-efficient solution among all 28-nanometer technologies in the foundry segment.
Nikon has released the enthusiast-focused D750, a 24MP full-frame DSLR which sits between the D610 and D810 in the company's lineup. The company also announced the COOLPIX S6900, designed for selfies.
LG is looking to further expand its reach across all smartphone segments with the introduction of the new L Fino and L Bello smartphones to Brazilian consumers this week, to be followed by other countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the coming weeks.
Bang & Olufsen presents new developments in home automation programming and its first 4K 85 inch TV, the BeoVision Avant. at CEDIA 2014 in Denver, Colorado this September 10 -13, 2014.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Google has started porting the first Android apps to Chromebooks, in an attempt to to bring desktop-like applications to Chrome OS.
LG Electronics at 2014 CEDIA Expo annnounced pricing and availability for its Ultra HD TVs, including its first OLED TV models, which hit the U.S. market at prices of $1,000 to $10,000.
Facebook says that it will be able to serve better and more relevant ads through the user's News Feed by taking into account users' reactions and feedback.
The Kaleidescape Store is expanding its current catalog with content from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Popular communications app Viber has been updated to V5.0 to allow to video calling to iOS and Android mobiles.
Pioneer Electronics today launched the Elite BDP-85FD and flagship BDP-88FD Blu-ray players designed to be reference players for audio and video enthusiasts.
Canadian BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions, as part of its move to offer more services to corporate and government clients.
SanDisk today launched its 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market.
Good news for users of Microsoft's OneDive and Apple's iCloud Drive services. Microsoft is removing the 2 GB file-size limitation from both consumer OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, while Apple has made the iCloud Drive a little bit more competitive than before.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been accused of sending user information back to servers in Mainland companies in Beijing and Guangzhou.

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