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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported its worst quarterly profit in two years and flagged uncertain earnings prospects for its key handset business.
Apple will to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics LLC following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming services company, Bloomberg reported.
Sony, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Japan Display Inc., Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc., to integrate Sony and Panasonic’s R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panels.
BitTorrent unveiled a beta version Wednesday of Bleep, its secure online calling and messaging software.Bleep connects people online without using central servers or indices, making mass surveillance difficult.
Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have entered into a foundry services agreement under which Fujitsu will manufacture wafers for ON Semiconductor, and second definitive agreement pursuant to which ON Semiconductor will become a minority shareholder of Fujitsu’s 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
Kaleidescape has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc (BD) product licensing program as a licensee.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
AMD today made available the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed "Seattle."
Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet at the IFA show in Berlin on Sept. 3, executives at Samsung's local parts suppliers said.
Google will add ratings to its product listing ads, which are used by merchants to sell products via Google search pages.
Samsung and Apple sunk to their lowest shares of the global smartphone market in recent years in the second quarter, as Chinese smartphone vendors came on strong, market research firm IDC said Tuesday.
Twitter has managed to stop a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup.
Microsoft today announced details about the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which is being made available in preview form for developers next week. Besides new features, the update will bring Cortana in China and the UK as a "beta," and in Canada, India and Australia as an "alpha."
Facebook will shut its Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.
Netflix has agreed to pay broadband provider AT&T to ensure smooth delivery of Netflix content to Internet users, the companies said on Tuesday.
Lite-On SDD will showcase two new enterprise storage solutions - the M.2 PCIe P1P Series and N9S Series 2.5" SATA 6.0 Gb/s SSDs - at the Flash Memory Summit, August 5-7, in Santa Clara, California.
Sharp has developed high-brightness, small-size LED for the backlight of LCD panels with a wide color gamut.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Microsoft has joined the mini PC craze, introducing a Windows-compatible development board dubbed Sharks Cove.
Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed a monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One that starts at 5 a month.
NVIDIA today made available a new WHQL-certified graphics card driver, the GeForce 340.52.
BlackBerry has announced the acquisition of Secusmart, a German firm focused on voice and data encryption.
Scientists from AT&T, IBM and Applied Communication Sciences (ACS) announced a proof-of-concept technology that reduces set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from days to seconds.
An HP study revealed that 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices contain vulnerabilities, including password security, encryption and general lack of granular user access permissions.
China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.
Apple has updated its top of the line MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup with faster chips.
Rhapsody, the pioneer in subscription streaming music, hits a subscriber milestone six weeks after teaming up with T-Mobile on a discounted service.
First shown to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, the 105-inch CURVED ULTRA HD TV from LG Electronics became available for pre-orders this week in South Korea.

The 105UC9 TV features a resolution of over 11 million pixels (5120 x 2160) and CinemaScope 21:9 aspect ratio, along with virtual surround sound.

Monday, July 28, 2014
The next Nexus phone could be a huge 5.9-inch device and according to leaked information provided to Android Police, Motorola will make it happen.
The European Commission has cleared Apple's acquisition of headphone and music subscription service Beats for $3 billion in cash and stock.
Western Digital's HGST today announced its next-generation of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB.
PNY Technologies on Monday releaseed their smallest USB flash drive, the Micro M2. This pint-sized USB is extremely small and compact, no bigger than the size of a coin.
Samsung said Monday it would postpone the release of its new smartphone based on its own Tizen operating system, without providing further details.
Today Logitech introduced the new Logitech USB Headset H570e, designed for all-day ease of use, at an affordable price.
Amazon.com will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Bose has filed a complaint accusing Beats Electronics of infringing its patents relate dto headphone noise-canceling technology.
IBM's attempt to sell its chip manufacturing business to Globalfoundries deteriorated when the two companies failed to agree on a price, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
Verizon Communication 's high speed wireless customers who subscribe to the company's unlimited data plans might experience slower speeds.
Friday, July 25, 2014
The worldwide tablet grew 11.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) with shipments reaching 49.3 million units according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation.
The popular torrent directory Pirate Bay has recently released a mobile version of its website after years of cramming the PC version onto mobile screens.
font size="2">ASUS today announced Strix DSP, a gaming headset with audio station, Strix Claw optical gaming mouse, Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboard and Strix Glide Control and Glide Speed gaming mouse pads.
China Telecom will sell Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console in China from September through an exclusive contract.
Thermaltake today launched the new Water 3.0 Ultimate, an All-In-One liquid cooling system with an 360 mm radiator design especially to support enthusiasts' systems.
AMD's new Pavilion 10z notebook is the first major design win for AMD's new "Mullins" budget mobile chip.
Google has reporteddly reached a deal to acquire Twitch for $1 billion, although Google remains silent on the deal.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The final outcome of a massive hack of Sony's PlayStation Network in 2011 resulted in a legal settlement that could hold Sony liable for up to $15 million in damages, plus nearly $2.75 million in attorney fees.
The highly-rumored Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone could have a 5.15in 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 Quad-Core processor and a 20.7MP camera, according to the latest reports.
Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with Apple on a smartwatch.
Vuzix Corp. has signed a deal with Lenovo to launch the M100 Smart Glasses into China.
Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens was not exactly what the European's privacy watchdogs wanted, as the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only.
Rice University’s silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory is one step closer to mass production, thanks to a refinement that will allow manufacturers to fabricate devices at room temperature with conventional production methods.
The social-networking company has reported quartedly results that beat expectations, pointing to a bigger revenue from mobile advertising.
Qualcomm said it's struggling to collect license revenue from handset makers in China, the world's largest mobile-phone market, threatening profit growth.
A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis by IHS.
Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. on Thursday said shipment growth would slow in the third quarter as it posted its first drop in quarterly profit in two years.
LG Electronics reported its biggest quarterly profit in five years on improvements in its once-ailing smartphone business.
Releases of new DVD burners are rare lately but Samsung keeps offering some new models, such as the new SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical disc drives, to Ultrabook users on-the-go.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Samsung’s new 105-inch curved TV goes on sale in the United States this week and carries a $120,000 price tag -- anybody wants to buy a Porsche instead?
Seagate Technology today added a new capability for connecting Seagate Central personal cloud storage or Seagate Wireless Plus to a Roku streaming player.
Beginning Thursday, a public beta of Apple’s new operating system for Mac will be available to the general public.
Apple has detailed some of the diagnostic capabilities in iOS following claims that such capabilities open up security holes into the operating system.
Sony said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets.
Ultra-high-definition televisions (UHD TVs) continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that UHD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to IHS Technology.
Microsoft has just released the Lumia 530, the most affordable Lumia phone running the Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Following its preview at CES 2014, ASUS launched the ASUS RT-AC87, the first Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router and the fastest 5 GHz with speeds up to 1.73 Gbps.
LG Electronics today introduced the first mobile game developed exclusively for its windowed LG G3 case -- the Quickcircle.
LG Display said profit for the April-June quarter more than doubled as a stronger won reduced the value of its foreign debt and the World Cup boosted demand for ultra-high-definition TVs.
Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia's mobile business dragged down fiscal fourth-quarter profit, even as the software maker benefits from improving corporate demand for computers and cloud computing.
Apple reported a 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, boosted by a strong performance in in greater China.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The European Comission may ask Google to make extra concessions to European Union regulators to keep an antitrust settlement that faces opposition from technology companies, according to reports.
Apple was granted a patent Tuesday for a smartwatch device that
could receive alerts for calls, play media, sense physical data, and be controlled with gestures.
Intel today announced an addition to the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Professional Family: the Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series. This new business-class SSD delivers security and manageability features, and fast SSD performance.
Alliance Storage Technologies, Inc. (ASTI) has brought to market a new Cloud-Integrated Storage (CiS) option as part of its line of NAS based Archive Solutions.
Nvidia launched the Nvidia Shild tablet, a high-performance tablet Tuesday aimed at gamers who want the convenience of a mobile device.
AOC's new u3477Pqu display combines size with enhanced productivity.
ADATA today launched the latest XPG V3 series overclocking memory, running at 3100 megahertz.
British chipmaker ARM Holdings has reported strong Q2 results mainly due to the sale of new intellectual property licenses.
China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market.
Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled and the Internet video service surpassed 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.
Yahoo and Flurry, Inc. have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo to acquire Flurry.
LG Electronics said Tuesday it will release a new version of the device running on a broadband long-term evolution advanced (LTE-A) network in South Korea this week.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Facebook today introduced 'save', a simple feature that allows you to mark things you would like to see later.
Verizon Wireless is launching a loyalty program this week for its subscribers, though subscribers have to consent to have their movements tracked in order to earn earn points for the money they spend.
Scyth ehas just released a new cooling solution for users seeking a low cost entry-level CPU cooler.
Kingston has added the Phison-based V310 960 GB SSD to its SSDNow V300 series.
WD is expanding its WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB and 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives.
Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde and many more of the world's biggest artists will be headlining this year's iTunes Festival.
Intel has added a few new Pentium and Core i3 desktop microprocessors for socket 1150 platform to the official price list.
Samsung electronics and Google are partnering in the global smart phone industry through Android OS, but their relationship seems is become awkward following the developments over Tizen OS.
SK Telecom has shut down its European office after 12 years in business in order to focus on the Southeast Asian markets. In addition, the company is working wsth Ericsson and demonstrated the Elastic Cell technology, which is expected to become a key enabler for 5G.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
In a video message presented during a hacking conference, former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden called for the development of new technologies that could prevent surveillance programs around the globe.
Panasonic has reached an agreement to sell its cellphone base station business to Nokia, according to a Nikkei report.
Streaming video service Qplay will be closing and its last day of service is next Friday, July 25, 2014.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
BitTorrent is looking to test a new product without providing additional details.
Lenovo was fast to declare that its tablet strategy for the U.S. market remains unchanged, refuting an earlier report to the contrary.
Taiwan's HTC plans to release new devices in the second half of this year, including a new "selfie phone" codenamed "Eye," according to report.
A series of slides resembling a typical Nvidia press deck has leaked, revealing two new members of the Shield family: A tablet and a wireless controller.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Following last month's launch of Xbox Feedback channel for recommendations, Microsoft will begin implementing some of the features gamers have requested by rolling out the next Xbox One system update for those who get early access.
LG Electronics overtook Samsung Display in the global market for Ultra HD TV panels for the first time in May.
Amazon.com on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited - a new unlimited subscription service which allows consumers to read Kindle books and listen to Audible audiobooks, for $9.99 a month.
Apple has provided no immediate solutions to tackle the problem of adults and children racking up credit card bills by making "in-app" purchases on tablets and mobile phones, the European Commission said on Friday.

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