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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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.
HTC on Wednesday sent out invitations for a Double Exposure press event in New York City on October 8, where it could unveil a device with enhanced camera(s).
Sony unveiled today a line of 4K Ultra HD compatible televisions, projectors and receivers, along with the new ES Z AV receiver line, designed for the custom installation market.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
T-Mobile will sell more than 100 smartphone models that tap into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send texts when customers can't connect to the wireless carrier's cellular network.
Inspired by Apple's Watch, Electronic Arts may put the new wearable into the game.
Google is pursuing a host of projects that combine hardware and software, including self-driving cars, delivery drones and Internet-connected thermostats. Now the company turns into healthcare.
At the Intel Developer Forum, the company's executives introduced tools that make creating software easier and more rewarding for developers. Intel also explained how sees the future of the PC running on new processors and a wide assortment of operating systems.
Microsoft plans to kill the "Nokia" branding from their mobile devices and will use just the "Lumia" brand for new devices devices, according to a report.
Sony's plan to offer pay TV channels via the Internet by the end of this year seems to be proceeding well following today's agreement with Viacom to feature offer 22 channels through the upcoming Internet-based live TV and video on demand service.
Seagate is rolling out the Cloud Systems and Solutions group, which will offer enterprise-grade, scalable cloud service architecture.
Wednesday, before the opening day of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Microsoft announced new media services, including HD-quality live streaming that supports popular devices and platforms, end-to-end content protection capabilities, and a new service that simplifies the indexing of audio and video content and makes it easier to search.
Qualcomm is ensuring that 4G is as widespread as it seems, by making this technology available in a cost-effective tier with the release of the Snapdragon 210 processor and the 3G-only variant called the Snapdragon 208.
U.S.-based carriers have laied out their pricing plans for Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones.
Seagate' LaCie announced the latest evolution of its d2 desktop storage line. The LaCie d2 features a new all–aluminum unibody enclosure, dual Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and it is upgradable to the fastest SSD on the market, which boosts speeds up to 1150 MB/s.
Fujifilm has announced the X100T, the latest evolution of its popular X-series of enthusiast compacts.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Apple's latest iPhone 6 Plus and Watch products are impressive but they are facing the challenge of a a more-established competition mainly from Koreans Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. If you like numbers and comparisons, read on.
HGST is strengthening its position in the enetprise storage market with the announcement of the new series of NVMe-compliant Ultrastar SN100 PCIe SSDs, its second-generation helium-filled 8TB HDD and an SMR-based 10TB HDD.
As it was expected, Apple today announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 plus, Apple Pay featuring one-touch checkout for e-commerce and the highly-anticipated Apple Watch.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich kicked off Intel's annual technical conference with announcements of new hardware and software developer tools, new products across several technology segments and previews of upcoming Intel technologies.
We are less that an hour away from the official announcement of the next generation iPhone and British-based designer Alexander Amosu is already offering a gold version of the handset.
Crucial has made available the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 memory and Crucial DDR4 desktop memory. Tompany has also expanded its DDR4 memory portfolio with LRDIMM and VLP RDIMM modules.
LG will be giving its customers the chance to double the usage time they get out of their LG G3 smartphone in between charges
Samsung has chosen the same day with Apple's event to announce a fashionable version of the Samsung Gear S smartwatch. The Korean company partners with Diesel Black Gold to design exclusive show pieces featuring the Samsung Gear S.
Toshiba has made availabile its 2014 4K Ultra HD TVs in the U.S.
Verbatim and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, will begin marketing and selling co-branded Verbatim and Millenniata's M-Disc DVDs and Blu-ray discs to consumers and enterprises in storage capacities from 4.7GB to up to 200GB;
WD today announced its WD Ae line of hard drives designed for the operating characteristics of the emerging archive tier within web-scale datacenters.
Amazon.com's Prime members in the US, UK and Germany can now enjoy Prime Instant Video on their Android phones.
Dell's enterprise team has created a Virtual Smartphone app that provides secure calls, texts, and apps for Android and iOS alike, helping businesses and employees bringing personal phones into the workplace.
Acer today unveiled two new monitors, the 27-inch S277HK and the 25-inch H257HU, featuring frameless designs and 4K2K Ultra HD and WQHD resolutions respectively.
PayPal will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world's second-biggest Internet payment network to virtual currency transactions.
Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. movies featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks will soon be available for home theater enthusiasts with Dolby Atmos enabled AV receivers and speakers. Dolby Atmos movies will also be available this fall on Blu-ray Disc and through content service provider VUDU.
Microsoft will soon release a new update for the Xbox One bringing features including better multitasking while gaming, more ways to stay connected with friends, new options for accessing your media, and more.
The European Commission’s Competition Commissioner said over the weekend that Googles’s proposed antitrust settlement is inadequate and added he would seek further concessions from the Internet giant.
Toshiba and SanDisk on Tuesday celebrated the opening of the second phase of the No. 5 semiconductor fabrication facility (Fab 5) and the start of construction of the new No. 2 fabrication facility (Fab 2) at Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba's NAND Flash memory plant in Mie prefecture, Japan.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Microsoft has made a s step forward in making Office 365 even more personalized and tailored to each person with the release of Office Delve (previously codenamed "Oslo") to the company's Office 365 business customers.
Intel unveiled the latest generation of its Xeon E5 processor, with a range of features aimed at boosting performance, cutting power consumption and making it easier to use in virtualised environments.
The specifications of the Wide I/O 2 mobile DRAM standard have been released, the next version of the Wide I/O that adds a significant speed increase and retains Wide I/O's vertically stacked through silicon via (TSV) architecture and optimized packaging.
Size matters for TiVo Inc., which today unveiled the biggest DVR it has ever made. TiVo Mega boasts 24 terabytes of recording space, the equivalent of over 26,000 hours of TV.
Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, Mayday, customer support with Mayday, free unlimited cloud storage for photos, 32GB of storage and 12 months of Prime membership with Fire phone, now available for just 99 cents with a two-year contract with AT&T.
AMD has introduced DirectGMA for their AMD FirePro W5x00 graphics cards and above and for all AMD FirePro S series products, as well as some embedded products, to be able to exchange data efficiently between different devices like GPUs, FPGAs, etc.

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