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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hewlett-Packard Co said its quarterly revenue fell over the year mainly due to the weak enterprise demand, as the company is getting ready to split off enterprise services from its computer and printing units next year.
Hitachi High-Technologies has developed a wearable device that is monitoring brain activity and could be used as a future tool towards learing the way human brains function.
Hitachi and Professor MIURA Kiyotaka of the School of Engineering, Kyoto University, have successfully achieved read/write of digital data in 100 layers of fused silica glass, a recording density comparable to Blu-ray Disc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it deceived consumers with false advertising claims about the "game changing" technological features of its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console during its U.S. launch campaign in late 2011 and early 2012.
Blu-ray discs can improve the performance of solar cells, according to a research from Northwestern University.
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -2.7% in 2014, an improvement from the previous forecast of -3.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
BlackBerry is offering to pay iPhone users as much as $550 to switch to a new BlackBerry Passport.
GreatFire.org is now delivering uncensored, Chinese-language information from the BBC to Chinese netizens behind the great firewall.
Samsung has introduced EYECAN+, the company’s second-generation eye mouse, allowing people with disabilities to compose and edit documents as well as browse the web through eye movement.
The Federal Communications Commission announced that T-Mobile US, Inc. has agreed to take steps to ensure that customers who run mobile speed tests on the carrier’s network will receive accurate information about the speed of their broadband Internet connection, even when they are subject to speed reductions pursuant to their data plans.
Toshiba has developed a high-quality and low-bitrate video encoding technology which complies with the latest scalability extension (SHVC) to the HEVC standard to enhance existing HDTV video resolution up to 4K resolution.
Sony plans will slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs and expects revenue surges from its PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses.
CryptoPHP is a threat that uses backdoored Joomla, WordPress and Drupal themes and plug-ins to compromise webservers on a large scale, and Fox-It warns that site administrators are at risk of being socially engineered into installing the backdoor on their server.
Monday, November 24, 2014
ASML, the world’s largest suppliers of chipmaking equipment, says that its latest hihg-end equipment for EUV lithography will be deliverd soon and will be ready for full-range production in 2016.
Just in time for your holiday shopping list, Nvidia today announced Black Friday bundles for gamers, featuring the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD portable.
A survey of Internet users in 24 countries has found that 83% believe affordable access to the Internet should be a basic human right.
Thirty years after the start of telecoms competition in the UK and ten years after the formation of media regulator Ofcom, the UK Competitive Telecommunications Association (UKCTA) has called on Ofcom to review the market and reassess its priorities for the next ten years to ensure the UK communications sector remains competitive.
Samsung Electronics will scale down its mobile messaging application business including the ChatOn app, as it has failed to offer the expected profits, company officials said Monday.
To mark World AIDS Day 2014, Apple and app developers will be offering through the App Store Apps for (RED), 25 apps with exclusive new content where all proceeds will go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
An advanced spying tool called Regin has been spying on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals since 2008, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday.
Advances in hard disk drive technology and the essential introduction of a few approaches are expected to allow the rapid increasment of the future HDD areal density - the amount of digital storage that can be stored on a given surface area of a HDD.
Alienware is officially shipping the Alienware Alpha, a PC gaming console powered by the latest technologies from Intel and NVIDIA, in a small form factor.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Samsung Electronics has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking to block Nvidia's GPUs from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The Financial Times is reporting that the European parliament is set to ask Google to unbundle its search engine from other commercial services.
Video streaming company Aereo has filed for bankruptcy protection, as the company encountered "significant challenges from the incumbent media companies."
Mobile payments company Square has launched Square Register, a software that would allow shopkeepers to track sales and provide digital receipts.
Activision Publishing on Thursday said that the launch of "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" video game outshined debuts of other games as well as films, books or albums released this year.
Intel will release its first 3D NAND flash chips solid-state drives next year and claims that it will manage to offer twice the density of competing products on the market now.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Intel has disclosed plans to release thumb-sized "compute sticks" next year, which will plug into smart TVs or monitors and promise to bring more than typical content streaming capabilities.
Google's Contributor is a new tool that allows internet users visit websites and enjoy ad-free content as long as they have previously paid a subsription fee.
Intel today gave a revenue outlook for 2015 that was above expectations saying that sales in 2015 will rise by a percentage in the "mid-single digits," as it pushes into markets outside personal computers.
Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with Innolux in investing T$86.8 billion ($2.8 billion) in a panel-producing plant in Taiwan.
The technological evolution of a malicious software dubbed "NotCompatible" has turned a once compelling piece of malware into one of the known longest-running mobile botnets - a prime example of how mobile malware complexity is advancing and is borrowing technical tactics already seen in PC malware.
Amazon will start offering a free Washington Post app to Kindle users for six months.
Microsoft has revealed its Black Friday deals, including big cuts for the Surface Pro 3 tablet.
Billboard's chart is getting a major makeover and is transforming from a pure sales-based ranking to one measuring multi-metric consumption.
Today, HBO GO is arriving on Xbox One in the U.S., bringing along every episode from every season of HBO shows.
Toshiba's OCZ Storage Solutions today announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments.
Acer has made available the Acer B326HK display for both consumers and commercial users in the United States. The 32-inch display combines generous screen real estate with ultra-high 4K2K (3840x2160) resolution.
Corning today announced the Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which the company claims is up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now in the marketand has been formulated to address screen breakage issues from everyday drops.
Toshiba has begun accepting orders for TZCS, a thin client solution for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). TZCS provides security to enterprises using client PCs with a Toshiba-developed BIOS by monitoring communications between the clients and VDI services running on a server.
AMD has added the high-performance "Carrizo" system-on-a-chip (SoC) and the mainstream SoC codenamed "Carrizo-L" to its 2015 AMD Mobile APU family roadmap.
Intel's McAfee and Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that brings together Intel Security expertise with EC3’s law enforcement skills in the war against cybercrime.
Yahoo struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla to replace Google as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser in the United States, a move that Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she hopes to help boost Yahoo's search market share.
Designed to be as much fun to watch as it is to listen to, TEAC's new SL-D800BT CD/Bluetooth Speaker System packs audio entertainment potential into a retro-style enclosure.
Sony has announced the Alpha 7 II in Japan, a 24MP full-frame mirrorless featuring a 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
It looks Apple has found a way to promote the Beats streaming music service by offering it as part of the iOS operating system, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.
For all those who are frequently search for their missing Motorola device into their home or office, Motorola is offering a simple solution, the Motorola Keylink.
BitTorrent on Wednesday announced its plans for BitTorrent Sync 2.0, which is scheduled to launch in 2015.
IBM has patented the design for a data privacy engine that can efficientlyhelp businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds.
The Senate blocked legislation that would have limited the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone record.
Samsung today announced the U.S. launch of a new mobile video service available exclusively for Galaxy owners.
The new HMCC 2.0 interface specification for Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology advances data rate speeds from 15 Gb/s up to 30 Gb/s, establishing a new threshold for memory performance.
SanDisk’s venture arm, SanDisk Ventures, has invested in Altair Semiconductor, a developer of single-mode LTE chipsets.
Acer has made available the new TravelMate B115 notebook PC in the United States and Canada.
Finnish smartphone startup Jolla will soon enter the crowded tablet market with its Sailfish OS running on a 7.85-inch screen device.
Samsung Electronics will not be able to put claims by Microsoft over smartphone patent royalties on hold until a Hong Kong-based arbitration body releases its results.
Google has rent to the word's largest and most expensive digital billboard in Times Square, New York.
Starting today, to make it easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for, Google is adding a "mobile-friendly" label to its mobile search results.
Mobile communications app Vider announced Public Chats, a new feature that allows users to discover, share and interact with conversations with celebrities, on mobile.
LG Electronics is the latest company to join the AT&T Drive Studio, an effort to collaborate and develop new services for the connected car of the future.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Open Whisper Systems on Tuesday announced a partnership with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to use TextSecure protocol to encrypt messages.
Twitter has started indexing every public Tweet since 2006.
Apple has made available the WatchKit software that gives developers a set of tools to create apps for Apple Watch device.
Nearly 5 million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in Q3 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark for the first time, according to data released by Canalys.
Facebook is launching a new app for its Groups feature that allows users to create and interact on the website with communities based on shared interests such as hobbies or geography.
Real Madrid C.F. and Microsoft have signed an agreement that will accelerate the digital transformation of the soccer club through technology.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced Let’s Encrypt, a new certificate authority (CA) initiative that the organization has put together with Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, Identrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan that aims to clear the remaining roadblocks to transition the Web from HTTP to HTTPS.
Corsair has just released the Hydro Series HG10 A1 Edition GPU liquid cooling bracket for AMD Radeon R9 290X and 290 graphics cards.
IBM on Tuesday launched Verse, an enterprise email application that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics.
The ZigBee Alliance has unified its wireless standards to a single standard named ZigBee 3.0, designed to provide interoperability among a range of smart devices.
Toshiba's OCZ Storage Solutions has made available the new Vertex 460A SATA III SSD series for mainstream users.
Just months after selling its ailing handsets unit to Microsoft, Nokia is launching the N1, the first Nokia-branded Android table.
Sony said it is aiming to increae its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it invests in potential hit films.
Nine out of ten people aged six and over will have mobile phones by 2020, Ericsson predicts in its latest Ericsson Mobility Report.
Intel labs and Taiwan's state-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) announced Tuesday that they have created a new low-energy prototype memory array that could boost device battery life.
IBM today announced that it has signed a seven-year 1 billion Euro outsourcing contract to deliver IT infrastructure services for the Deutsche Lufthansa AG and its Group companies.
TDK has launched the new SMG4A series of serial ATA II compatible industrial NAND flash memory modules, which enable storage capacities of up to 128 GB and measure approx. 30 x 50 mm.
Mobile messaging company Snapchat, in partnership with online payments company Square, is launching a new service that lets users send money.
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it plans to focus on beefing up price competitiveness of its handsets next year, apparently as its foothold in the global market has been challenged by Chinese players.
Mitsubishi Electric will unveil a Diamond Vision display at 1535 Broadway in New York City's iconic Times Square that exceeds 4k ultra-high-definition pixel density.
Intel is merging its mobile phone and tablet businesses with the division that makes chips for personal computers.
The Chinese government has blocked access to all subdomains of edgecastcdn.net, one of the largest Content Delivery Networks (CDN) in the world and provides its cloud services to thousands of websites and apps in China.
Google Research scientists have have created artificial intelligence software capable of recognizing and describing the content of photographs and videos with greater accuracy than ever before.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Microsoft plans to release an update for its Surface Pro 3 device bringing improvements and bug fixes.
Confirming earlier reports, Uber today officially announced that its has joined forces with Spotify to enable you to remotely control the music that plays through your Uber's speakers.
Last week Nokia said that its brand could sonnn find its way back to consumers products and t looks like we'll see the first device tomorrow.
Last week the motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new site called WhereToWatch that lets you search for a movie or TV show and find out where you can legitimately stream it, rent it, or buy it.
German software developer Ashampoo has just relased Ashampoo HDD Control 3, a comprehensive tool for hard disk maintenance and monitoring.
For the fourth 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 supercomputer.
Marvell today announced the quad-core 64-bit ARMADA Mobile PXA1908 platform targetting 5-mode 4G LTE worldwide mass market along with the octa-core 64-bit 5-mode 4G LTE ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets.
Intel today announced new technologies related to high-performance computing (HPC), include the future generation Intel Xeon Phi processor, code-named Knights Hill, and new architectural and performance details for Intel Omni-Path Architecture, a new high-speed interconnect technology optimized for HPC deployments.
NVIDIA has added the Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator to its Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, designed for machine learning, data analytics, scientific, and high performance computing (HPC) applications.
Later this year you'll be able to easier stream 4K video from mobile devices to ultra high-definition TVs, using the upcoming USB Type C connectors that will support the latest MHL (mobile high-definition link) 3 mobile video standard.
Apple's app store in China now accepts payments made using China's UnionPay credit and debit cards, the iPhone maker said on Monday.
Samsung Electronics has reportedly agreed with Apple to produce application processors (APs) from next year for iPhones and iPads, according to sources from S. Korea.
Facebook is reportedly working on a new website called "Facebook at Work" that would allow users to keep their personal profile separate from their work profile, the Financial Times reported.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that can embed ID data in light cast by LEDs or other light sources onto objects, and also recover this ID data from objects that have been lit in this way.
Sony has commecrialized the Exmor RS IMX230 for smartphone cameras and other devices requiring sophisticated image-capture functionality.

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