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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Facebook is offering discounts on PCs people will need in order to use the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, as the headset only costs $600.
Following announcements made regarding its revenue increase in 2015, ARCHOS today unveiled its newest addition to its Oxygen line: the ARCHOS 50d Oxygen.
The world's largest chip makers - Samsung Electronics, Intel and TSMC - are taking different paths this year in terms of investment in plants and equipment.
Plextor has officially introduced its M6S Plus SSDs that use Toshiba’s latest 15nm MLC NAND flash memory as well as a Marvell controller.
HP plans to enable AMD FreeSync technology support for its consumer-focused HP Envy 15z laptops powered by 6th Generation AMD A-Series processors.
Twitter is under pressure to figure out how to get more people to use the service. The company on Wednesday released a change to the timeline and will insert more tweets at the top that a user missed while they were away.
During the fourth quarter, more than half of all smartphones shipped contained ARM's processor technology, helping it grow revenue even as demand cools in markets such as China.
AMD and Saguna collaborate to create scalable and economical Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) platforms for powering time-sensitive and bandwidth-intensive Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile data and video applications.
Microsoft has started offering more details about the Windows 10 updates the company delivers through Windows Update. The provided information includes a summary of important product developments included in each update, with links to more details.
Opera Software has received an acquisition offer for about US$1.2 billion from a Chinese consortium consisting of Internet companies Beijing Kunlun Tech and Qihoo 360 Software.
LG Electronics on Wednesday released another teaser for its upcoming flagship G5 smartphone, providing a glimpse of its design and features.
Sonos announced today that Apple Music will be available on Sonos systems worldwide starting Wednesday, Feb. 10.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the establishment of a new Advanced Patterning and Productivity Center (APPC), which will be located at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, N.Y.
Intel recently outlined its plans to keep improving chipsin terme of power efficiency and not essentially speed, as the company shifts in fundamentally new technologies.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
An evolution of the existing GDDR5 specification, GDDR5X was developed with a focus on increased data rates in the range of 10-14Gb/s, essentially doubling the bandwidth of today’s mainstream GDDR5 devices.
Sony is broadening its line of laser light source (Z-Phosphor) projectors in the mid-brightness range with three new models between 4,100 and 6,000 lumens. The new models are the VPL-FWZ65 (6,000lm WXGA); VPL-FWZ60 (5,000lm WXGA); and the VPL-FHZ57 (4,100lm WUXGA).
The Pirate Bay now allows its users to stream video content without having to download anything, thanks to a browser plug-in.
Samsung Electronics will showcase a portfolio of digital signage and visual display solutions at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016 tradeshow, between February 9th and 12th at the RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Intel will soon stop the cheap overclocking party through an update that will disable the overclocking of some Skylake CPUs that weren't meant to be overclocked.
Mitsubishi Electric developed a technology combining voice-recognition and drawing functions to enable users to display their spoken words on a tablet or smartphone by dragging their finger across the screen.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department are investigating a claim that personal data related to thousands of DHS and FBI employees was hacked and has been posted online.
Sony recently introduced its first smart and internal solid-state drive (SSD) – the SLW-M series. This new 2.5-inch internal SSD is now available in selected Asia Pacific countries.
Monday, February 08, 2016
The Chair of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s privacy watchdog, issued formal notice to Facebok to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have a Facebook account.
Verizon is seriously considering bidding for Yahoo's assets, as Yahoo has been considering altenatives for its core Internet businesses.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology, has acquired the USB technology and assets of IronKey from Imation.
On the heels of LG Electronics' first Super Bowl commercial – featuring the brand new LG SIGNATURE OLED TV – LG today announced pricing for its 2016 flagship OLED TV model.
Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, announced that Hossein Yassaie has stepped down as Chief Executive, as the British company warned it would make an operating loss this year.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Google Cardboard is just a warming up for Google in its virtual reality push. A report from The Financial Times says that Google is planning to release a virtual reality product akin to Samsung's Gear VR.
Today marks the day two new Sony smartphones are hitting the U.S. market, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact.
"Twitter is here to stay," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday via Twitter, following a report that timelines on the platform would soon change by putting tweets out of reverse chronological order.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Fujitsu has already released products that recognize a person's vein pattern in order to grand access to to device or service. This time Samsung Electronics is flirting with the idea of a smartwatch that can recognize you by your veins.
BlackBerry is cutting 200 jobs at its headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker puts more emphasis on its enterprise software business.
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 hit the Southern Taiwan on February 6 and several semiconductor, optoelectronic and photovoltaic players at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) had their production lines shut down.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Nvidia won a patent-infringement trial brought by Samsung Electronics over memory chip technology.
Since the middle of 2015, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.
An Apple error message is rendering some iPhones that have been repaired by non-authorized repair shops useless, as Apple tries to exert more control over repairs to its products.
Firefox OS was declared dead as Mozilla announced their decision to give up on competing against iOS and Android.
The Japanese are still favoring CDs over other means of storing and enjoying music, and Japanese teenager are still swapping CDs.
At this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), both Micron and Samsung Electronics presented papers outlining their latest eforts in the NAND flash technology, with Micron's approach to gain more interest.
Apple dominated the smart watch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments according to Canalys estimates.
Foxconn is close to reaching a deal to acquire Sharp over the next two to three weeks, after the two firms reportedly reached a consensus on most points at a meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou said.
The number of 3D TVs available at the market is starting to decrease as UHD has emerged as a major element that differentiates TVs and VR (Virtual Reality) functions appear to taking over.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
A comparison among the Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive, Samsung's Gear VR and Sony's PlayStation VR headsets could lead to the conclusion that Sony has the advantage, for all those who are planning how they might engage with VR.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of data SanDisk by rival Western Digital,after concluding the takeover would not adversely affect competition in Europe.
With the 5G era to still be possibly 4-5 years away, Ericsson and Nokia are planning to demonstrate at Mobile World Congress this month new ways to accelerate the networks people are using now.
ARM has made available the ARM Artisan physical IP platform and ARM POP IP for United Microelectronics Corporation's UMC 28HPCU, an enhanced 28nm process technology.
Samsung's new 128MBit SRAM made using 10nm FinFET technology is 38% smaller than a similar part in Samsung’s 14nm process, the Korean company said at the ISSCC 2016 in San Francisco.
Toshiba has decided to narrow the range of mobile hard disk products to focus on main models, optimize research and design, and evetually shift away from the hard disk business and channel resources into solid state drives.
The VAIO Phone Biz, VAIO's second smartpone after the NuAns Neo Windows Phone, has been released in Japan.
A jury in Texas has rulws that Apple must pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by VirnetX, a Nevada-based patent licensing company.
MediaTek has refuted online reports saying its 10-core Helio X20 mobile SoC has overheating issues.
Sharp's final decision regarding the future of its LCD business is expected in about a month, but new reports from Japan says that the Japanese company has already decided to come under the wing of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in a takeover deal worth more than 600 billion yen ($5 billion).
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Virtual Reality products could be considered as dead on arrival, considering their high price and the fact that the experience they provide is still not what they were supposed to.
On February 10, Google will premiere the first of its YouTube Red Originals.
Sony has today introduced the latest addition to their lineup of mirrorless cameras, the a6300 model.
Fitbit's latest fitness tracker is the Alta, an electronic bracelet that can serve as a reminder to help you stay focused on your fitness goals.
Lenovo Group posted a 19 percent growth in profit amid lower revenue gains in its third fiscal quarter, the company said on Wednesday.
Nintendo’s new membership service along with the company's new business on smart devices are launching this March, and Nintendo has provided more details about them.
Microsoft has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SwiftKey, whose software keyboard and SDK powers more than 300 million Android and iOS devices.
Toshiba is releasing the new Trion 150 SSD series, an affordable performance upgrade for mainstream notebooks and desktops.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
The European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. The data pact should prevent European Union regulators from restricting data transfers by companies such as Google and Amazon across the Atlantic.

Struggling Yahoo today announced a strategic plan to simplify the company, narrowing its focus on areas of strength to better fuel growth, drive revenue and increase efficiency in 2016 and beyond.
Microsoft is recalling 2.25 million AC power adapters in the U.S. because of potential for fire or electric shock.
AMD today launched new thermal solutions, including the flagship AMD Wraith Cooler, as well as the new AMD A10-7860K and new AMD Athlon X4 845 desktop processors.
The European Commission (EC) today presented a proposal to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band for mobile services, aiming at improving internet access for Europeans and help develop cross-border applications.
Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi said on Tuesday it is yet to enter the United States market following reports stating that virtual carrier US Mobile was vending Xiaomi devices online.
Nintendo said Tuesday its operating profit soared, following strong demand for Wii U console games including "Splatoon", but holiday sales fell hit its bottom line.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology that can be installed on a server in order to search at high speed through an enormous archive to find even partial matches of a designated still image.
During the ISSCC 2016 (International Solid-State Circuits Conference), Sharp Corp. received an ISSCC 2015 Demonstration Session Certificate of Recognition for a touch-panel system and stylus accessory the company demonstrated at last year's conference.
Toshiba has developed the world’s lowest power consumption radio receiver architecture that meets Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standards. The Japanese company has also developed a 4-Mb-class memory circuit using STT-MRAM for processors and system-on-a-chips (integrated memory.)
Canon has announced its latest flagship DSLR, the full-frame EOS-1D X Mark II. The camera features a new 20.2MP CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF, and uses a pair of Dual DIGIC 6+ processors to capture 4K video and shoot continuously at up to 16 fps.
Google's digital-ad business remained very profitable during the last quarter, helping its new parent company, Alphabet, become the most valuable U.S. company ahead of Apple.
AMD's new FirePro S7150 and S7150 x2 server GPUs, announced today, boost graphics processing on remote desktops with virtual GPUs.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced a new Album Award methodology for its 58-year-old Gold & Platinum Program, the award for recognizing artistic achievement in the music marketplace.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Despite the holiday season, the worldwide tablet market declined yet again in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15) with 65.9 million units shipped, down -13.7% year over year, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Researchers at Microsoft have been working on Project Natick, a Microsoft research project to manufacture and operate an underwater datacenter.
Nokia on Monday said it had settled a lengthy patent dispute with Samsung Electronics, with the deal to lift patent unit Nokia Technologies' sales to around 1.02 billion euros in 2015.
Fujitsu Laboratories and its partners have succeeded in achieving wireless transmission speeds of 56 Gigabits per second (Gbps) that can be used in trunk lines for future cellular base stations. The Japanese company has also developed the world's lowest power-consuming transceiver circuit that achieves communications speeds of 56 Gbps per channel.
Samsung will hold its latest "Unpacked" event where the company will announce, "The Next Galaxy." The event is set for Sunday February 21st at 7pm CET (1pm ET) in Barcelona, one day before Mobile World Congress.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The CIA has decided to give people a look into the agency’s alien investigations from the 1940s and 1950s.
Chairman Terry Gou of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology Group) on Sunday appeared very optimistic about his company's chances of buying struggling Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp.
LG Electronics has takes the lead over rival and larger Samsung Electronics when it comes to sales of home appliances, according to the latest data released by the compapanies.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Amazon.com has been reportedly planning to offer an expanded music service that will feature more music than its existing Prime Music service.
Facebook is banning private gun sales between people on its social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.
Friday, January 29, 2016
honor 5X, the all-essentials-packed smartphone that debuted International CES 2016 this month, will be available for purchase in the United States starting January 31.
Google has unveiled that it paid a former Google employee who managed to buy the "google.com" domain more than $12,000, in order to get it back.
Apple has been remarkably silent when it comes to its plans to enter the Virtual Reality (VR) market. Apple CEO Tim Cook this week broke the silence, said that virtual reality "has some interesting applications," so much so the company has already compiled a secret team of hundreds of people to work on the technology.
Both Apple and Google have launched their mobile payment systems that use your phone, and Samsung launched one that can work with traditional card-swipe terminals. But LG is reportedly making a step further with a universal credit card.
HTC has teamed up with computer games software developer Futuretown to develop games compatible with HTC's Vive VR system.
Foxconn has reportedly raised its offer for Sharp to 659 billion yen ($5.44 billion), a deal that would dilute existing stockholders. On the other hand, Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) says it has yet to decide on its potential rescue plan for the struggling Japanese company.
Roku Inc. is developing a hybrid set-top box that will be available for production by Roku Powered partners later this year.
G.SKILL announced yet another breakthrough in high-performance, high-capacity DDR4 memory kit by taking a full 128GB (16GBx8), the maximum supported capacity on an X99 motherboard, to an speed of DDR4-3200MHz CL14-14-14-34 under 1.35V.
Apple is reportedly working with partners in the U.S. and Asia to develop new wireless charging technology that could be deployed on its mobile devices by 2017.
Sony's gaming division and the sales of PS4 (hardware/games) have helped the company maintain its third-quarter earnings, despite the slowdown in the premium smartphone market and thus, in Sony's image sensor business.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
During Q2 fiscal 2016, Microsoft made $6.3 billion in net income on $25.7 billion in revenue. In short, the strong sales of cloud, server and Surface PC products offset the weaker demand for phone and the Windows OS.
Apple today announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea.
A strong holiday quarter boosted worldwide smartphone volumes to new record levels thanks to new product offerings at numerous price points in both mature and emerging markets.
As browser vendors have either removed or announced timelines for the removal of standards based plugin support, Oracle plans to retire the Java browser plug-in, frequently the target of Web-based exploits, about a year from now.
LG Electronics will begin rolling out two of its K Series models, the K10 and K4, in key global markets including CIS and Europe starting this week. Stage two of the rollout will commence in the weeks to come in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, the company said.

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