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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Microsoft has finally made Windows 10 available in 190 countries today, following feedback from five million Windows Insiders, delivered as a service with ongoing improvements and security updates, and offered as a free upgrade to genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users.
Oculus is trying to convince Hollywood that a virtual reality system is a great storytelling medium.
LG Electronics said on Wednesday its quarterly profit skidded 60 percent as sales of televisions and smartphones have slowed.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Qualcomm Technologies has engineered a solution to allow wireless charging for devices with metal exteriors.
Google's AdSense advertising service for websites will require online publishers that get visitors from the European Union to specifically ask for consent to use their data or cookies, amid pressure from European regulators.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Google+ has been a mess since the very beginning, mainly due to the link of the social network with other Google services. Soon the company plans to make things easier and clearer to everyone.
Toshiba has enhanced its current TX Family of ARM core-based microcontrollers and started to develop three series of microcontrollers, TXZ0 series, TXZ3 series, and TXZ4 series, as part of a new family of flash microcontrollers that support low-power consumption and high-speed operation for IoT and M2M ecosystems.
Japaese researchers will commence field trials on Fujitsu Laboratories-developed user interface (UI) technology that converts an entire room into a digital space, and on a co-creation support application developed by Fujitsu Social Science Laboratory.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
AT&T has become the biggest traditional TV provider in the U.S. and the world following the $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Amazon celebrated its 20th birthday on Thursday after it reported a surprise second-quarter profit.
YouTube is making a further push into virtual reality, promising to add 3-D support for videos that play back in its 360-degree format.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
IBM has acquired acquisition San Mateo, CA-based Compose, Inc., a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, and other database as a service (DBaaS) offerings targeted at web and mobile app developers.
Google's low-cost Nearline cloud storage service is now generally available and promises 99 percent uptime, on-demand I/O, lifecycle management and a broadly expanded partner ecosystem.
Intel today announced the Intel Cloud for All initiative to accelerate cloud adoption by making public, private and hybrid cloud solutions easier to deploy.
French media and entertainment technology group Technicolor will buy Cisco System's home video equipment business for 550 million euros ($602 million), it said on Thursday.
LG Display will invest KRW1.05 trillion in a 6th Generation flexible OLED display production line as part of its efforts to lead the flexible OLED display market.
Qualcomm said it may break itself up as it delivered its third profit warning this year and announced plans to slash jobs and spending in the face of rising competition.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
This one is totaly unconfrirmed, but we can do nothing but mentioning it. Nokia is set to return to be readying a for virtual reality launch, with new hardware coming as soon as next week.
Sony Mobile and ZMP Inc. have agreed to collaborate on the development and launch of enterprise solutions using autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles for image capture combined with cloud-based data processing.
Apple's latest financial report shows iPhone sales are still surging, driven partly by growth in China. On the other hand, it seems that Apple's smartwatch may not be selling as fast expected. at least for the investor's eyes.
Microsoft reported a $3.2 billion quarterly net loss as the company wrote down its Nokia phone business and demand fell for its Windows operating system.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Apple has confirmed that its App Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store and some other services are facing disruptions, adding that some users were affected worldwide.
Samsung Electronics recently opened the development of IoT.js, a web-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform that connects lightweight devices. Examples of lightweight devices include micro-controllers or devices with only a few kilobytes of RAM available.
Mapmaker TomTom is strengthening its partnership in high-definition mapping with German auto supplier Robert Bosch to advance technology that will be used in autonomous driving projects.
Google trimmed its spending on lobbying in the second quarter by 13 percent to $4.62 million, according to disclosure forms filed today with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, but still significantly outspent other tech giants.
Toshiba CEO Hisao Tanaka stepped down Tuesday following the unveileing that the Japanese company had been inflated profits at the by 151.8 billion yen ($1.2 billion).
IBM reported second-quarter sales declines across all of its major business units, marking the 13th straight period of falling revenue.
Monday, July 20, 2015
An independent investigation unveiled that toshiba overstated its operating profit by 151.8 billion yen ($1.22 billion) over several years in accounting irregularities involving top management.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Google has hired part of Homejoy house-cleaning startup, signaling that the Internet giant may be interested in the home-services market as has already done.
Friday, July 17, 2015
A Google-operated self-driving car was involved in an accident early in July, in which some people were injured when Google's futuristic vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle. has put online preorder pages for the USB flash drives containing Microsoft Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, which will start shipping On August 30th.
Google Glass is rumored to make a come back but not for consumers, following last January's discontinuation of the pricey wearable device.
AMD today announced revenue for the second quarter of 2015 of $942 million, operating loss of $137 million, and net loss of $181 million, or $0.23 per share.
Google's profit beat forecasts for the first time in the last six quarters, mainly boosted by strong advertising revenue.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Amazon today announced that HBO NOW is available on Fire tablets, and will be available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the coming weeks.
Facebook's Oculus unit has agreed to buy Israeli gesture recognition technology developer Pebbles Interfaces for an undisclosed amount.
The European Commission (EC) has opened two formal antitrust investigations into possible abusive behaviour by Qualcomm in the field of baseband chipsets used in consumer electronic devices.
Intel reported second quarter revenue generally in line with expectations, with sales of chips for data centers to help offset a continued decline in PC sales. The company also talked about the challenges of Moore's Law and announced a new desktop chip.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Seagate today announced new and updated Hybrid Cloud Data Protection solutions that enable enterprises to manage data growth and increasingly complex security needs.
Google has started testing a feature to let consumers purchase products by clicking through advertisements showed in mobile devices.
ASML Holding, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, on Wednesday said its 2015 sales would exceed last year's 5.86 billion euros after reporting in-line second-quarter results.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
NXP Semiconductors today unveiled a USB Type-C solution that offers authentication and power delivery capabilities to deliver secure connections.
Apple introduced the Apple Pay mobile payment platform in Britain on Tuesday, hoping to attract consumers familiar with using cards for tap-and-go purchases.
Monday, July 13, 2015
IBM along with NVIDIA and two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories today announced a pair of Centers of Excellence for supercomputing – one at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the other at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today launched a new semiconductor technology developed specifically to meet the ultra-low-power requirements of IoT, mainstream mobiles, RF connectivity and networking.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
The Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University (IMI) and Fujitsu Laboratories have developed a supercomputer-based technology that can quickly formulate optimum work schedules for disaster recovery, such as for repairing lifelines and road networks.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into claims about whether Apple's treatment of rival streaming music apps is illegal under antitrust law.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Samsung Display is plannning to develop 11K super-resolution displays in the next five years, together with industry and education.
Data breaches at the U.S. government's personnel management agency by hackers involves millions more people than previously estimated, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
Microsoft had previously launched a preview of Office 2016 for Mac and now it has officially launched to the public today.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Facebook has redesigned and expanded Facebook’s News Feed Preferences to give you more control and let you choose what you see in your feeds. Seperately, the social network said it would stop sharing your 'likes' with advertisers.
Yahoo on Wednesday took a bold step yet to bring what amounts to legalized betting on sports to the mainstream.
IBM said on Thursday that it had made working versions of ultradense computer chips made usunbg an 7nm manufacturing process - roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Microsoft said on Wednesday it would cut 7,800 jobs and write down about $7.6 billion related to its Nokia handset business, which it acquired in 2013.
Today Logitech revealed a big brand transformation by placing design at its core and a new portfolio of products that go beyond PC peripherals.
Microsoft plans to furhter reduce its workforce with an official announcement to be expected on Wednesday, the New York Times reported.
Symantec is reportedly in talks to sell its Veritas data storage business to private equity firm Carlyle Group, Reuters said on Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Toshiba has announced a new flash memory embedded process based on 65nm logic process that uses less power than current mainstream technology, and a single-poly non-volatile memory (NVM) process based on 130nm logic and analogue power process.
NVIDIA has updated its GPU-accelerated deep learning software to make training more efficient.
Samsung Electronics announced its earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2015, which shows a weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings, as a supply shortage plagued the launch of the flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone.
Monday, July 06, 2015
Windows 10 will feature Microsoft's rebranded Xbox Music service - now called 'Groove" - as well as the Xbox Video service, which will be also called 'Movies & TV'.
Instagram will soon start displaying photos on the site and within its smartphone and tablet apps in full 1080p high definition.
Japan Display Inc. has recently unveiled an improved reflective-type color LCD that it said to be 100 times more energy-efficient than conventional models.
Friday, July 03, 2015
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced earlier this week that the amount of the remaining IPv4 addresses is very limited.
Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP service in France, the company said on Friday, as local authorities claim the taxi service is illegal.
Sharp plans to start mass production of highly transparent, liquid crystal displays (LCD) that will also show color images.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Microsoft clarified that the Windows 10 will officially launch on July 29 but that doesn't mean everyone will get the new operating system on that date.
Windows 7 remains the operating system installed in PCs worldwide, followed by Windows 8.1 and Windows XP, according to data released by NetMarketShare.
After 28 years at Intel, the company's president Renee James plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Sony has launched "First Flight", a new crowdfunding platform designed to find and finance projects developed by Sony employees.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance has made additions to the FIDO 1.0 specifications with new transport protocols for FIDO U2F – Bluetooth Classic and Low Energy (BLE), and Near Field Communication (NFC).
Apple Music, the tech giant's new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company tries to shakeup the music streaming market.
Apple orchestrated a price-fixing scheme in the electronic-book market, a federal appeals court in New York ruled.
Microsoft is offloading some of its services and plans to will hand over its display advertising business to AOL and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber.
Monday, June 29, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Googl's appeal in a software copyright case, leaving intact a ruling that would allow Oracle to charge licensing fees for the use of some of its Java programing language.
Academics have published a report slamming Google's practice of blending links to its own services with general search results - an issue also reported by many other parties mainly in Europe.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Facebook released new diversity data Friday that showed the number of women and minorities has remained little changed over the past year.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Google's latest prototype vehicles are ready for the road and a few of them are now cruising around the streets of Mountain View, California.
Micron Technology reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, hurt by a fall in prices and weak demand for chips used in personal computers.
Amazon wants to see its Alexa cloud-based voice service expanding in more devices by offering it as a service to hardware makers, and is also releasing an SDK for developers.
The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced that the latest version of the Qi specification now makes it possible to deliver 15 watts of power to mobile phones that support wireless fast charging.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Facebook has enabled users without an account to sign up for its Messenger app with a phone number, the social media company said on Wednesday.
Television network HBO said it would offer the premiere episodes of two new series on Facebook.
IBM and Box today announced a partnership that will combine technologies and resources of both companies to transform work in the cloud.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Getty Images has been added to the list of companies that accuse Google of anticompetitive behavior.
Instagram on Tuesday began letting users more easily track hot topics of the moment, a domain currently dominated by Twitter.
Even if you are not already a Google Play Music subscriber, Gogole has got you covered. The company launched a free version of its music streaming service on Tuesday, as it sought to upstage the debut of Apple's Music service next week.
Facebook on Tuesday said that it has been using a new security tool to help detect malicious software for users of social network.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and its member companies today unveiled a new logo designed to help music fans easily identify the highest-quality digital music.
Google's life sciences group has developed a health-tracking wristband that an measure pulse, heartbeat rhythm and skin temperature, and also information like light exposure, noise levels.
At a live event today, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison announced new additions to the Oracle Cloud Platform, a suite of services that make it easier for IT professionals to build, extend and integrate cloud applications.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Tech giants today announced the Open Container Project (OCP), and effort focused on ensuring a foundation of interoperability across container environments.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a software-based technology to increase data-transfer speeds for accessing files on remote enterprise file-sharing servers.
Google is trying to attract the interest of journalists and increase the engagement of its services by offering them a series of tools for better reporting and also services to effectively promote news reporting.
Although YouTube is the clear leader in video sharing and viewing, Facebook is gaining ground as an outlet for big companies to market their products via online videos, a report published on Monday by y Ampere Analysis says.
Taiwanese chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) is collaborating with ARM to tape out a process qualification vehicle (PQV) test chip on the foundry's 14nm FinFET technology to help validate an ARM Cortex-A family core on the process node.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Pop start Taylor Swift won a victory in her battle against Apple as the iPhone maker reversed an earlier decision to not pay royalties during a free trial period for its new music service.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Google said Friday that it will remove from search results "revenge porn," or sexually explicit images of people posted without their consent.
Twitter will soon start testing two ways to make it easier for users to discover relevant content about products and places on the social network, in a move that could help drive e-commerce through the platform.

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