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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Microsof is releasing a new build of its Windows 10 Preview program just three weeks after the nitiall release of the new OS.
Yahoo reported a robust third-quarter financial performance on Tuesday, breaking a long pattern of revenue declines and posting profits.
Samsung has quietly taken the wrapper off an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S5, the 'Galaxy S5 Plus'.
Google spent $3.94 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, off from its record $5.30 million in the previous quarter, but up 17 percent from $3.37 million in the comparable period in 2013, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed by Consumer Watchdog.
Starting today, Google's music-subscription service will find the right music for your mood through the updated Google Play Music app. This is Google's first integration with Songza, a company the search giant acquired this summer that gives you expert curated music stations based on what you’re doing.
Google is adding another layer of security for its service by introducing support for Security Key.
Toshiba has just released the Satellite Radius 11, a value-priced 2-in-1 convertible PC with a two-axis hinge that rotates 360-degrees, allowing the device to convert from laptop to tablet by pushing back the 11.6-inch touchscreen.
In another strong quarter, Chromebook shipments increased by 67% QoQ and are projected to double in size YoY, while Acer continues to maintain its lead over other vendors in the market.
The Chinese government has been accused of backing cyberattacks against Apple's iCloud in order to steal user data within the country, but but has denied the reports.
Samsung's solutions have been approved by the United States government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information.
British chip designer ARM Holdings Plc said royalty sales growth will accelerate this quarter on demand for new devices such as Apple’s iPhone 6.
SK Hynix has developed a 16GB of NVDIMM (Non Volatile DIMM) based on 4Gb DDR4 using its 20nm class technology.
Samsung is expanding the use of the 20 nanometer process from PC and mobile memory to the enterprise server market, with the mass production of advanced 8-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 memory and 32-gigabyte (GB) module.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted a 12 percent jump in revenue after its best new-iPhone launch on record helped push sales of the smartphone to 39.27 million.
Apple on Monday made available for download its iOS 8.1 update, which update brings bug fixes to all iPhones and iPads, and also updates compatible gadgets with support for Apple Pa and Continuity.
E FUN on Monday announced a new 10.1-inch Windows tablet as part of their Nextbook line that comes with a detachable POGO keyboard.
Microsoft executives today took the wraps off the new offering, known officially as the "Microsoft Cloud Platform System," in an event in San Francisco about Microsoft's cloud futures.
TDK has developed a wireless charging prototype system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which will allow for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug.
To extend Software Defined Networking (SDN) to carrier networks, Intel and AT&T have created a joint effort in collaboration with university researchers and open source contributors.
Intel has released the Meegopad T01, a USB thumb drive-sized device that runs running Windows 8.1.
BIOSTAR has announced the iDEQ-T1 series mini PC, a micro-mini computer designed to subvert the conventional desktop PC by being lighter and more mobile.
SK Telecom is teaming up with Samsung Electronics to lead 5G network mobile communications technology. The two companies signed a MOU to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development.
Korean mobile phone manufacturer Pantech has filed an application for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court.
IBM announced on Monday an agreement with Globalfoundries to transfer its loss-making commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Microsoft is planning to launch a wearable fitness band in the coming weeks, according to a new report.
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday began examining the use of new frequency bands for mobile services as part of the Commission?s efforts to help meet the growing demand for spectrum.
Mozilla is exploring how to simplify communications over the Web by providing people with a global communications system built directly into a browser.
Samsung, hopes to stand out from the dozens of other PC companies putting out Chromebooks with its aggressively priced Chromebook 2, which starts at $249.
LG Electronics will be rolling out the HD MiniBeam (model PH300), its smallest portable projection unit yet in countries around the world starting this month.
Twitter has began letting people listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets.
Samsung Electronics has officially unveiled the 'Exynos 7 Octa' mobile application process (AP), which offers improved data processing performance and is the company's first AP to supports 64 bit.
Asus has launched in stores the ROG 2.5, a console-inspired gaming PC that delivers performance in a compact 2.5-liter chassis.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Google said Thursday its profit in the quarter ended September 30, 2014 dipped slightly from a year earlier, even as revenues for the technology giant showed a sharp increase.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) struggling to compete with Intel in processors, gave a sales forecast that missed estimates and said it’s cutting 7 percent of its workforce.
Sony PS4’s upcoming system software 2.00, codenamed Masamune, adds some features including Share Play, YouTube support, and Themes, among other.
Google has recently unveiled the Android version 5.0 "Lollipop" mobile OS and Sony will be making it available for the entire premium Z series.
Apple's event at the company's headquarters unveiled the new iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, the 27-inch iMac with a goergous 5K Retina display, and also marked the official release of iOS 8.1, Apple Pay and Yosemite OS.
Archos is already trying to undercut Samsung and Oculus head-mounted effort with the release of a $40 virtual reality headset that's compatible with any smartphone that measures between 5 and 6-inches.
CBS is following HBO to launch CBS All Access, a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month.
Korean Samsung And LG plan to introduce quantum dot TVs (QD TV) next year, which are said to be a more cost effective alternative to OLED TVs.
Japan Display Inc., which provides mobile-device screens for Apple, is forecasting a surprise annual loss because of delayed shipments.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) is said to have won an agreement to supply a second processor for Apple and on Thursday reported a record high net profit for the third quarter of the year.
Facebook is introducing Safety Check, a tool that people can use when major disasters strike and check on others.
Microsoft has begun to roll out new features that take advantage on the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect with your friends in better ways than before.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Intel launches "The Intel Experience" exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores in the U.S.
Apple seems to have leaked details of new iPads that are expected to be announced Thursday, as an image published on Apple's iPad User Guide page for iOS 8 on iTunes Wednesday reveals that the company may announce the iPad Mini 3 and an iPad Air 2.
As it was expected, Google today officially introduced the next version of the Android OS, codenamed "Lollipop", along with the 6-inch Nexus 6 smartphone, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player.
Intel is proposing a new platform designed to ensure the protection of personal data on open platforms used in the retail and financial services space.
MediaTek today announced a new 64-bit mobile system on chip (SoC), MT6735, incorporating the modem and RF needs of wireless operators globally.
Acer is partnering with fingerprint sensor provider Egis Technology Inc. to develop a cloud-based payment system that will allow users to make purchases on Acer mobile phones or wearable devices.
The fifth generation of IBM's 3592 tape cartridge jumps native capacity from 4TB to 10TB while increasing the transfer rate from 250MB/sec to 360MB/sec.
NEC has developed a blood pressure measurement technology that enables high-precision blood pressure measurements with a low application of pressure (stress).
MMD, the brand license partner for Philips Monitors, will release next month the 27-inch Philips 272G5DYEB display with NVIDIA G-SYNC.
Tablet sales growth is slowing in 2014 as new hardware buyers turn to alternative devices and existing users extend the lifetime of their tablets, according to Gartner.
Samsung today announced two milestones in the development of 5G telecommunications networking technology, as the company clocked 7.5Gbps, the fastest-ever 5G data transmission rate while in a stationary environment. The company was also the first to achieve stable connection at 1.2Gbps, or 150MB per second, in a mobile environment from a vehicle travelling at over 100km/h.
Google has disclosed details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0, which is is nearly 15 years old but remains widespread.
Samsung has released a firmware update for its 840 EVO SSD, that corrects slow read speeds with older data.
The Asus Padfone X Mini smartphone-tablet combo is coming to the U.S. next week exlusively from At&T for $199.
Pioneer today announced KUVO, a new entertainment service and smartphone application developed to link club fans, DJs, and clubs (venues) from around the world with each other through music, technology, and social media.
Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip maker CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, two months after the U.K. chipmaker rejected a bid from Microchip Technology Inc.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Intel gave a record current-quarter revenue forecast and said demand for personal computers recovered.
SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications.
Mozilla is collaborating with Cisco to support H.264 in its WebRTC implementation.
Acer is partnering with Octon Inc., a software company for multimedia business collaboration & communications and contact center solutions for enterprise and service provider, to expand its BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) solutions into the field of telecommunications.
Starting today, Sony is making available the PlayStation Now Open Beta on both the PS Vita and PlayStation TV systems in much of the mainland U.S. and Canada, in addition to already being available on PS4 and PS3.
Shuttle launches the SH81R4 model, a 19 cm tall barebone for the LGA1150 Intel Core processors.
VMware today announced Horizon FLEX, a platform that enables an admin to run containerized and secured virtual desktops locally on PC or Mac laptops and desktops.
Nvidia will hold a competition during its sixth annual GPU Technology Conference and invites young startups using GPUs to vie for a single $100,000 on-the-spot prize.
Microsoft has built Skype Qik, a new communications app launching for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices on October 14.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday met with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and Samsung heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong at the Korean company's main office in Seocho, southern Seoul, and have reportedly agreed to jointly develop mobile content and possibly new hardware.
Samsung SDI and LG Chem are showcasing their battery technologies for smartphones and electric vehicles at the "InterBattery Technology Exhibition" in the COEX Convention Center, southern Seoul.
Google has expanded its online shopping and delivery services to more U.S. cities as it challenges Amazon.com.
Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server 2008 and 2012 software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.
Alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin website, although Dropbox asyes the data was not associated with its users' accounts.
Native Instruments has officially announced TRAKTOR KONTROL S8, the company's new flagship all-in-one DJ controller designed for TRAKTOR PRO 2 control.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The new Zeiss VR One headset, developed by Carl Zeiss of camera lens fame, could prove to be popular since is will work with potentially any smartphone with a 4.7-inch to 5.3-inches.
The European Commission and Europe's data industry will invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to strengthen the data sector in Europe.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, will arrive in 36 additional countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October.
Futuremark has updated the 3DMark (2013 benchmark suite and has added to it the Ultra HD FireStrike Benchmark, challenging your 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) system.
Mitsubishi Chemical has developed an organic light-emitting diode panel with a twice the life of conventional OLED panels.
NHK Media Technology will hold an event next month where it will unveil the world’s first '8K (7680 x 4320) 3D' film as well as 4K 3D surgery photographing system.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
French bank Groupe BPCE is teaming up with social network Twitter to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.
Silent Circle, the company behind the privacy-focused Blackphone smarphones, is planning to release a tablet.
Sprint's customers are now able to get their hands on Sharp AQUOS Crystal featuring an edge-to-edge display.
AsusTek Computer is planning to add a 5.5-inch quad-core version of its ZenFone smartphones in the following months, according to a report by the Chinese-language Commercial Times.
Samsung Electronics said Sunday that it has developed a 60GHz technology for a faster wireless fidelity (WiFi) network, whose Internet access it claims is more than five times faster than the current WiFi access.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sony is bringing new High-resolution audio products to the market with the release of three new headphones -- the MDR-Z7 headband type Hi-Res Headphones, MDR-1ADAC Hi-Res Headphones with Integrated DAC/Amplifier, and XBA-Z5 Hi-Res In-Ear Headphones?as well as the PHA-3 Portable Headphone DAC/ Amplifier, and several headphone cables including models engineered with Kimber Kable.
Living online with all the free stuff (content, storage, data, assistance, education, health advice, whatever) is great as long as you don’t think too much about it.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Explicit images initially believed to have been sent through Snapchat were reportedly put online, with threats from hackers to upload more. But according to Snapchat, users who had been accessing the service via a third-party app, and not the official Snapchat app, had their images intercepted.
GT Advanced Technologies Inc., will close an Arizona plant expected to make sapphire screens for Apple and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy.
A patent dispute between Bose Corp and Beats Electronics ended on Friday with the two sides settling the case out of court.
A new report is adding weight to the numerous previous that have been surfacing online, claiming that Google will release its next 5.9-inch Nexus phone later this month, along with the new versiob of the Adnroid OS.
Yahoo will reportedly turn social media network Tumblr into a YouTube competitor by adding videos.
Social games maker Zynga on Thursday launched a new version of "Words With Friends".
Microsoft's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system", bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to apologize after the statement.
Korean SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics have completed the development of the 'True Real Time Mobile Streaming' technology that is essential for mobile live streaming and achieved its world’s first demonstration over commercial LTE network.
Symantec will split into two publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other storage and backup, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors.
Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled features that will allow its electric Model S sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The US Apple and Google brands are worth more than $100 billion each and maintain their #1 and #2 positions in the list of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said on Thursday.

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