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SK Hynix Rejects Chinese Take-over Offer
New Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone Launched With Kirin 950 Inside
Samsung's New DDR4 with TSV Gives a Boost To Data Centers and Servers
New Raspberry Pi Zero Is A $5 Tiny Computer
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Germany's federal Supreme Court said Internet service providers (ISP) could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads.
A recent study analyzed the firmware images of more than 4000 embedded devices -- Internet gateways, routers, modems, IP cameras, VoIP phones, etc - and discovered that they share the same hard-coded SSH (Secure Shell) host keys or HTTPS (HTTP Secure) server certificates.
Following Micron, Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix has reportedly rejected an investment offer from China's state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup.
Huawei's latest flagship smartphone is the new Mate 8, which has a large 6-inch screen and it is powered by a Kirin 950 SoC and a large 4000mAh battery.
Samsung Electronics is mass producing the first "through silicon via" (TSV) double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules, for enterprise servers and data centers.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has developed the new Rasperry Pi Zero, a $5 tiny computer that has the same computing capabilities as the original Raspberry Pi, minus some of the ports.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Panasonic announced today its first line of value-priced 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs for the U.S. market.
LG Electronics will begin rollout of LG Ray to global 3G markets, starting with the CIS region this week followed by Latin America.
HP Inc, which houses printer and PC products, adjusted profit for the first quarter below market expectations as it struggles with weak sales.
U.K.'s police has arrested an 18-year-old youth from Wales in connection with a cyber attack on telecoms company TalkTalk, the fifth arrest in the case.
Toshiba and Toshiba Machine have jointly developed a prototype of a three-dimensional (3D) metal printer that delivers fabrication speeds more than 10 times faster than that of powder bed fusion printers.
Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) introduced the LIVA X2 mini PC, which runs Windows 10 and supports Microsoft's intelligent assistant Cortana, via dual microphones.
Japanese Memory-Tech Co., Ltd. has established a mass production line for the next generation UHD Blu-ray Discs.
Microsoft has announced two new basic phones mainly for the Asian market, the Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM.
As part of its Black Friday deals, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC offers a free One A9 phone to U.S. buyers willing to trade their iPhones for the HTC device.
Japan Display has expended its lineup of the power-efficient memory-in-pixel (MIP) reflective-type color LCD modules.
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation 4 system has cumulatively sold through more than 30.2 million units worldwide as of November 22.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Microsoft's annual Black Friday sale offers savings on the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Xbox, and more in the Microsoft Store.
AMD has stopped offering additional driver releases for the AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series (HD 8400 and below), Radeon HD 7000 Series (HD 7600 and below), Radeon HD 6000 Series, and Radeon HD 5000 Series graphics cards, saying that they have reached "peak performance optimization."
The recent formation of the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has made the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition graphics software suite available for download.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VIII Hero Alpha, an ATX Z170-based gaming motherboard packed with gamer-friendly features and the very latest connectivity.
Apple plans to launch its mobile payment system Apple Pay in China by early February, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Chinese tech firm Xiaomi has unveiled two new gadgets: The low-cost Redmi Note 3 smartphone and the Mi Pad 2, a 7.9-inch metal-body tablet that looks like an iPad mini, but is available running Windows 10 as well as the company's MIUI Android OS.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Dell on Monday acknowledged a security hole found in some of its new laptops that could make it easy for hackers to access users’ private data.
As part of its Black Friday deals, Sony will be dropping the price of its PlayStation 4 console to match that of Microsoft's Xbox One.
Samsung on Mnday said that Samsung Pay, its mobile payment system, now supports eligible Chase Visa credit, debit and Liquid cards, as well as debit and credit offerings from MasterCard issuers.
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Broadcom Corporation by Avago Technologies Limited.
The UK High Court issued a judgment that Samsung and Huawei infringe an LTE standards-essential patent (SEP) held by Unwired Planet.
HP expanding its Engineered by HP program, collaborating with the watchmaker Titan to provide with smart accessories that are "productive and responsive, but not intrusive."
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Samsung Display is seeking for a stable long-term contract with new and trustworthy major customer for its OLED displays, and has reportedly in talks with Apple to supply OLEDs for future iPhones.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
ASUS has announced the latest X Series laptops - X456, X556, and X756, along with two new N Series laptops, the 15.6-inch N552 and the 17.3-inch N752.
Black Friday is approaching and Microsoft has started offering massive deals on over 1000 items in the Windows Store through November 29th.
As it was expected, Sony's rumored plans to develop an application processor for its mobile devices in house were unbased, considering Sony's recent decisions related to its business focus.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Seagate Technology plc has introduced the Seagate ClusterStor G200 Spectrum Scale, high performance computing (HPC)-class storage solution to help data-driven enterprises manage massive storage growth.
Today is the launch day for the Microsoft's latest flagship smartphones, the Lumia 950 and 950XL, which goes on sale in the US through AT&T retail and online stores with a starting price of $149 for a standard two-year agreement.
Samsung and Facebook's Oculus VR division have released the first mainstream virtual-reality device in decades. The $99.99 Gear VR device goes on sale Friday.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a solid-state drive (SSD) in which flash memory can be directly controlled by software running on a server. The result is a processing performance three times faster than that of ordinary SSDs.
Sony confirmed it's working on PS2 emulation for the PS4, and rival Microsoft will be offering select Xbox One console bundles for $299, at least for the Black Friday.
HP Inc. today announced the HP Elite x2 -- a versatile tablet that offers the productivity of a full notebook with the convenience of a tablet designed for the mobile professional.
Microsoft HoloLens and Volvo Cars are partnering to explore future automotive and technology scenarios and plan to bring Microsoft?s HoloLens augmented-reality goggles to Volvo showrooms next year to spruce up safety-feature demonstrations, car customization and even test drives.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Besides the expectation of revenue growth in 2016, next year will also see the launch of Intels first products based on the Optane technology - faster SSDs and memory for enthusiast PCs and eventually mobile products.
Facebook will sonn be helping you better manage how you interact with your former partner on Facebook after a relationship has ended.
Today, AMD introduced the newest member of the Radeon family: the AMD Radeon R9 380X GPU, conceived to play demanding games at high details at 1080p and 1440p.
Japan's struggling consumer electronics maker Sharp could shut its remaining overseas TV factories but still expects its TV operations to turn profitable next year, a company executive said on Thursday.
LG Electronics unveiled two of the largest OLED displays - equivalent to three large-sized shipping containers - in the world at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Customers who switch to Sprint from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, will be offered half of what they pay for their existing plans, Sprint said today.
IBM says that its new IBM Watson Trend App will allow shoppers understand the reasons behind the top trends of the holiday season and also predict the hottest products before they sell out.
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has updated the standards for LPDDR3 And LPDDR4 mobile memory, offering enhanced performance capabilities for mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, and ultra-thin notebooks.
AMD and EA are teaming up to offer free copies of Star Wars Battlefront (2015) to buyers of select AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card before the end of January 2016.
FUJIFILM is launching the LTO Ultrium 7 Data Cartridge (LTO7), offering storage capacity of 15TB (6.0 TB for non-compressed data) and data transfers of 750 MB/sec (300 MB/sec. for non-compressed data).
Patriot's DDR4 memory proposal for your new Intel 100 series platform is the Viper Elite DDR4 memory. announced holiday deals start on Friday, November 20, with new deals added as often as every five minutes for eight straight days at
Google Plus is not dead yet, but it seems like Google's ambitions for a succesfull social network have changed, with the company to release a stripped-down version of Google Plus.
LG Electronics plans to launch a mobile payment platform as early as next month, the company said Wednesday.
Continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, with Huawei to record the highest growth in mobile phone and smartphone sales, according to Gartner, Inc.
Qualcomm is facing an antitrust investigation in SouthKorea related to its licensing practices.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
LG is set to offer movies from Google Play on its smart TVs in 100 countries.
Google and Asus have officially released the Chromebit, a an Android-based computing device with the size and shape of a memory stick thta can transform your TV or monitor into a Chromebook.
Nvidia has slashed the price on its gaming-centric 8-inch SHIELD Android tablet, down to $199, The tablet is not called SHIELD Tablet K1 and Nvidia hopes for some good sales toward the holiday season.
Google will contest in court a ruling by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) - the Russian antitrust agency - that it broke competition law by abusing its dominant position with its Android mobile platform.
Samsung Electronics plans to release Bio Processor (BP) system chip for smartwatches next year, the company said on Monday.
A report says that the successor of the Google Glass will be a headset that just rely on audio and won't have a screen.
Monday, November 16, 2015
The recent attacks in Paris have sparked the debate over whether technology companies should let governments have access to daily communications, even if they are encrypted. In the meantime, media have speculated that Sony’s PlayStation 4 video game consoles could have been used to coordinate the attacks.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Facebook has begun allowing Google to crawl and index its mobile app.
Intel today at announced several high performance computing (HPC) products and programs designed to bring HPC system capabilities and benefits to more industries and workloads. Interestingly, the company also wants to change the game in desktop computing with a workstation that packs its upcoming, 72-core supercomputing chip.
Japanese cooling expert Scythe has made available the new Fuma Twin-Tower CPU-Cooler, which combines a compact Twin-Tower design with total height of mere 149 millimeters.
On Nov. 13, 2015, Nintendo won a patent case in California federal court, the second time Nintendo has prevailed against Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corporation, all of which are patent-licensing companies.
For the sixth consecutive time, Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has retained its position as the world’s No. 1 system, according to latest edition of the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
Building on its investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA), AMD announced a suite of tools designed to make heterogeneous computing available to many more software developers, increasing the pool of programmers.
The 2016 IEEE international Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) will kick off Jan. 31 in San Francisco, CA, and technology giants will present papers describing the latest advancements - Samsung's and Intel's 10nm process technology, 3-D chip stacks, dense memories a 10-core SoC for mobiles, and more.
China's Tsinghua Unigroup plans to invest 300 billion yuan ($47 billion) over the next five years in a bid to become the world's third-biggest chipmaker, the chairman of the state-backed technology conglomerate said on Monday.
TDK has unveiled the new CAS1B series of 6 Gbps serial ATA compatible CFast type solid state drives for industrial applications, featuring the NAND flash memory controller chip GBDriver GS1.
IBM has partnered with chip maker Xilinx to expand the use of IBM Power processors in servers, as the companies are trying to grab some market share from Intel in the data center market.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
There is not any full-scale, working quantum computer yet but the potential is so great that computer scientists at Microsoft are already building systems that will allow quantum computer scientists to hit the ground running as soon as one becomes available.
The release of a latest Halo game for the Xbox One helped Microsoft's console beat the PS4 to become the October's best selling console in the U.S. market.
Huawei has developed a smartphone battery that can be recharged to half its capacity in just five minutes.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Nvidia is currently ahead from AMD in the graphics card market, but is seems that AMD's latest Fury graphics cards attacted some more gamers during the third quarter of 2015.
BlackBerry is updating its enterprise software portfolio adding more capabilities focused on security, productivity and collaboration across iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10 and Windows 10.
Malware purveyors have 'creatively' used video to launch a large-scale malvertising attack earlier this month, according to a report.
Apple is pulling the plug on Beats Music on Nov. 30, following the launch of an Android app for its new Apple Music streaming service.
Sony's cloud-based Playstation Vue TV service is expanding to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, with support for Google Chromecast coming soon.
Facebook is testing a new feature in the Facebook Messenger app: Users will be allowed to send messages that disappear an hour after they're sent - ramping up the challenge to Snapchat.
Nintendo's latest Nintendo Direct presentation revealed details about several new and upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Some of the news included the reveal that video game character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII will be added as a playable DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Dell is rolling out its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals beginning Nov. 25, with select laptops starting at $149.99, 2-in-1s at $299.99, desktops starting as low as $99.99, Alienware gaming PCs starting at $449.99 and tablets starting at $149.
YouTube on Thursday entered the crowded field of music streaming with YouTube Music, a platform that will offer songs both with and without video, and users will be able to switch instantly to an audio-only mode.
Firefox for iOS is now available in the App Store worldwide.
The update for the New Xbox One Experience is available starting today, bringing integration with Windows 10, the ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, new ways to interact with games and a redesigned user interface.
Microsoft has released the first major update to Windows 10 for PCs and tablets, bringing improvements in all aspects of the platform including new device drivers and applications.
Dutch navigation company TomTom said on Thursday it had signed a multi-year deal to provide Uber with digital maps and traffic data for the software used by its drivers.
ZTE today unveiled the company’s most powerful selfie smartphone to date. The new ZTE Blade S7 is armed with 13-megapizel cameras at both the front and rear sides.
Lenovo Group Ltd. posted a second-quarter loss that was narrower than estimates, boosted by stronger sales growth and an improvement in its smartphone business.
Black Friday has always been about the biggest deals of the season. This year, Walmart is refreshing its approach to Black Friday by offering its deepest availability on the most-wanted products in stores and online.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, the first Android Wear smartwatch to feature cellular connectivity, will begin rolling out worldwide starting this month in the United States and Korea with markets in Europe and Asia to followin the months ahead.
Acer is bringing two new 34-inch ultra-wide monitors to the U.S. market: the Acer B346CK featuring QHD (3440x1440 @ 60Hz) resolution and the Acer B346C with FHD (2560x1080 @ 60Hz) resolution.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) plans to make enhancements for the technology focused squarely on increasing its Internet of Things (IoT) functionality.
Samsung Electronics today officially announced the newest member of its Exynos family of application processors, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890. This is a premium chipset with Samsung custom-designed CPU and embedded LTE modem, manufactured using the company's 14-nanometer FinFET process technology.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Box and Microsoft have announced a Box app for Windows 10 PCs, tablets, and smartphones, powered by the new operating system's Universal App Platform.
Starting from today, Firefox users in the U.S. will see an improved and fun experience on Yahoo Search.
Apple is in talks with U.S. banks to develop a person-to-person mobile payment service, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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