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DVD Players, Digital Cameras Will Soon Have The Fate Of Your Old TV
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HDD Sales Drop, SSDs See Minor Growth
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Google Tries To Make Wearables Smarter
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Saturday, May 30, 2015
When we think of obsolete technology, things like VCRs, film cameras and old box TVs quickly come to mind. But even more recently launched (and bought) items like DVD players, digital cameras and iPods have now all passed their adoption peaks.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Qualcomm today announced at Google I/O that its Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor will be the base of Google's next generation Project Tango smartphone development platform.
During Q1 of this year, sales of hard disks (HDD) showed a decline, while sales of solid-state drives (SSD) were marginally better than the last quarter, according to data released by TRENDFOCUS.
Nvidia today introduced AndroidWorks to help developers build games for all Android devices.
Google is trying to make wearable gadgets and easier to control by adding a minuscule radar system that senses hand gestures. The cnompany also envisions garments made of smart textiles and also announced an add-on digital security system for mobile devices.
Facebook has now tweaked its code to allow you to past into your status bar, in a comments or reply section a link to a GIF from any supporting website.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2015 is coming, and ASRock has prepared upgraded Super Alloy motherboards, an army of Intel SoC motherboards, plus a full system NUC named Beebox. Moreover, ASRock is about to debut their first wave of gaming peripherals.
Apple 's support team has posted online a workaround for all those who have fell "victims" of a bug in Apple's iMessage service that could crash their phone's Messages app.
Microsoft researchers are working on a technology that can automatically identify the objects in a picture, interpret what is going on and write an accurate caption explaining it.
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology for web applications that run on smart devices or wearables that delivers the same level of security as thin clients while offering great operability.
ASUS today announced new servers and server boards based on Cavium's ThunderX 64-bit, 48-core ARM platform and designed to deliver efficiency and expandability to data centers, high-performance computing and enterprise, as well as small and medium business (SMB) environments.
Apple has acquired Metaio, a German company that makes augmented-reality software, which adds information or images to real-world scenes when viewed through a special headset or even a smartphone camera.
Acer will showcase refreshes across its line of 1- to 100- inch devices at Computex Taipei, alongside the latest products announced at the next@acer global press conference held in New York last month.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
PC shipments are expected to fall by -6.2% in 2015 according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Acer has refreshed its Aspire Z Series all-in-one PCs, with the 23.8-inch Aspire Z3-710 with capacitive 10-point multi-touch, and the 19.5-inch ZC-700, both sporting a Full HD (1920?1080) LED backlit display.
NVIDIA SHIELD, a premium 4K-capable over-the-top set-top box with a powerful graphics engine, is now available, signalling Nvidia's Nvidia's efforts to enter the living room with an entertainment device.
Today at Google I/O, Google announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M release. The company also announced the 'Project Brillo' OS for IoT devices, Android Pay, virtual reality projects and Google Photos.
For the first time ever, EA Sport's popular soccer game FIFA 16 will boast 12 women's national teams.
Amazon said on Thursday it will offer limited free same-day delivery under its Prime shipping service, and expanded the service to San Diego and the Tampa Bay Area.
Worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices are forecast to reach 221.8 million units in 2015, a decline of -3.8% from 2014, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
OCZ Storage Solutions will showcase the all-new Trion 100 series, a new SSD based on Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash, at this year's Computex in Taipei, Taiwan held June 2 - 6.
AMD today added a new chip to its line of desktop A-Series processors, the A10-7870K APU, a refresh to the existing line of processors codenamed "Kaveri".
Avago Technologies will acquire Broadcom in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at $77 billion in enterprise value.
Following Samsung's recent announcement that it would move to 10nm FinFET process next year, TSMC remains confident that it would will beat its South Korean "rival" in the foundry business by ramping up production on its 10nm lines.
Sony has acquired California-based startup Optical Archive Inc. (OAI), a company that specializes in optical storage systems for the data center market, as the Japanes ecompany is trying to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs.
Japanese Showa Denko (SDK) and Microwave Chemical have developed a technology to mass produce silver nanowire ink that forms transparent electro-conductive patterns through utilization of printing technology.
Lenovo today at Lenovo Tech World, the company's first global technology event, announced many new products, demonstrated several product concepts that will change the way people interact with technology, and shared insight on the future of the industry from the CEOs of Intel, Microsoft and Baidu.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Avago Technologies is reportdly in talks to buy chipmaker Broadcom.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing rules to crack down on robocalls, robotexts, and telemarketing calls, which is the number one source of consumer complaints at the U.S. Federal Communications Commision.
Apple has found a bug which can cause iPhones to crash when a message containing a specific symbols and charachers is received.
Google's an annual developers conference kicks off on Thursday in San Francisco, and Google's executives are expected to focus on Google Cardboard gadget and a new Andoid version.
WD is introducing the new, redesigned My Passport Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives.
Xiaomi, China's largest smartphone maker, has starting selling online fitness bands, headphones and power banks in France, Germany and the UK.
Nokia Networks is buying U.S. company Eden Rock Communications to boost its offering in telecoms network equipment business.
After years of losses and restructuring, Sony says it is entering into a growth stage driven by image sensors, video game network services and virtual reality gear businesses.
Nintendo has joined the Humble ranks, making some of the 3DS and Wii U's games available on the website that allows users to pay what they wish for independent games.
Lenovo on Wednesday unveiled the Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and ideapad 100 notebooks, which are said to be simple and functional.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Microsoft has selected Dolby Audio to be a part of the new Windows 10 operating system and will be natively supported by the new Microsoft Edge browser for the playback of web-based content as well as accessible by third-party Windows Store apps.
International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that smartphone shipments will grow 11.3% in 2015, which is down from 27.6% in 2014. However, many markets will experience robust growth in 2015 and beyond, and worldwide shipment volumes are forecast to reach 1.9 billion units annually by 2019.
JEDEC's JC-45 Committee has approved the first standards for support of "hybrid" DDR4 memory modules which are defined as modules that plug into standard dual in-line memory module (DIMM) sockets and appear like a DDR4 SDRAM to the system controller, yet contain non-volatile (NV) memories such as NAND Flash on the module.
Cortana, the Windows Phone personal assistant will soon be available to download on its biggest rivals' handsets.
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) will be holding its anual Open House 2015 exhibition this week, where the latest developments related to the 8K Super Hi-Vision (SHV) technologies will be on public display.
The weekend's reports were confirmed, and Charter Communications announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc., in a deal values Time Warner Cable at $78.7 billion.
SanDisk today introduced the new SanDisk Z400s SSD, a cost effective solid-state drive (SSD) designed to replace hard-disk drives (HDDs) in computing platforms and embedded applications.
Samsung and Marvel have come together in celebration of the creative visual storytelling in Marvel?s Avengers: Age of Ultron to introduce this limited edition of the Galaxy S6 edge.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Charter Communications Inc. is close to sign an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, according to reports from news agencies.
Apple is expected to support older devices along with the new ones with the upcoming release of the iOS 9.
Intel?s upcoming Xeon Skylake Platform is coming in 2017 and promises to offer significant performance combined with features based on new technology, promising benefits across a broad variet of usage modles.
Thermaltake has unveiled the Suppressor F51 window/non-window mid-tower chassis, the latest series to the Thermaltake case line.
Fujitsu's new ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone is shipping this week in Japan by local carrier NTT DOCOMO and supports an iris authentication technology that allows the screen to be unlocked with a glance.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Qualcomm Technologies is partnering with automotive company Daimler AG to advance technologies related to connected cars.
The possible acquisition of Inc by Microsoft has surfaced again, with CNBC to report that the two companies disagreed on price.
Apple accidentally posted photos of a new iPhone to its Apple Store website for a while, and it look like it is the upcoming iPhone 6c model.
Server technology provider ASrock Rack is introducing the latest high performance server board EP2C612D24, which is equipped with 24 memory DDR4 slots.
BlackBerry is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business.
Pictures of Nvidia's upcoming Geforce GTX980Ti grahics card have "leaked" online, while AMD is also teasing gamers with a picture of a new AMD a new video card, which will be the first to feature High Bandwidth Memory.
Friday, May 22, 2015
The official launch of YouTube's Music Key, a music subscription service announced last year, has been pushed back for September, as the current beta version will live on through the summer of 2015.
Using the "factory reset" option to wipe Android phones may leave behind data, and also can fall short when used to remotely wipe a phone that has been lost or stolen, Cambridge University researchers say.
Samsung's next-generation process technology, a 10nm FinFET node, is set to reach full production by the end of 2016, the company announced in an event in San Francisco.
BIOSTAR will be showcasing during the Computex high-tech event the upcoming Intel 100 series chipset motherboards, gaming oriented motherboards and VGA cards as well as mini PCs designed for Karaoke and IPC Embedded solutions.
Japan Display Inc. will be participating in The Society of Information Display (SID) SID DISPLAY WEEK 2015, International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Hewlett-Packard reported a better than expected fiscal second-quarter profit, mainly on server demand.
Sony will try to make its high-resolution audio technology more popular among makers of high-end audio devices by licensing the LDAC technology.
The US National Security Agency (NSA) had plans to hack links to the Google Play and Samsung's app store in order to plant spyware on smartphones, according to a media report.
Gartner estimates 7.3 million Chromebooks will be sold this year, helped mainly by demand from the education industry.
Google may join the group of companies that offer their own operating system for internet of things - the world of connected everyday objects.
UC Browser, a popular mobile web browser in China and India owned by the Alibaba Group, has multiple security and privacy deficits, a Canadian technology research group said on Thursday.
HP and Tsinghua Holdings are partnering to bring together Chinese enterprise technology assets of Hewlett-Packard and China's Tsinghua University to create a Chinese provider of technology infrastructure.
Sharp has announced the 80-inch LC-80XU30 "AQUOS 4K NEXT" LCD TV, which features a 4K screen that can display imagery at 8K resolution.
Sharp has recently unveiled a two new Android smartphones featuring extremely slim bezels - the Aquos Crystal Xx and the Aquos Crystal 2.
ZOTAC puts the limelight on the new R Series, the new member of the ZBOX mini PC family, adding more functions while maintaining its space saving design and power efficiency.
Lenovo Group said on Thursday its annual net profit rose one percent to $829 million, as a result of the acquisitions of IBM's low-end server unit and Motorola earlier that year.
Taiwanese motherboard makers ASRock and Asus have both unveiled new microATX and mini ATX motherboards based on Intel's 14nm "Braswell" SoC.'s s Prime Now service will offer one-hour delivery from local stores in addition to the items offered by Amazon.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
During the first quarter of this year, and before the release of the Apple watch, Fitbit saw major year-on-year volume growth, while greatly increased shipments of the affordable Mi Band, predominantly in China, secured Xiaomi second place.
For a limited time, Xbox fans in the U.S. can get their hands on an Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle featuring a Cirrus White Xbox One console and wireless controller.
Music-streaming service Spotify will add video content to attract more advertising revenue. The service has also expanding to include podcasts, news radio and other features.
OCZ today officially announced the Z-Drive 6000 series, the company's first NVMe compliant SSD designed for the enterpise.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced it is offering a 28nm High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) radio frequency (RF) process technology that will provide power-efficient solutions for highly integrated mobile applications and connected devices.
China's Huawei Technologies on Wednesday announced its own take on the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), centered on the 'LiteOS' operating system designed to allow household and business appliances to communicate with each other online.
Japan's public broadcaster NHK will offer the world?s first public presentation of the 8K satellite broadcasting during this year's NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories Open House event.
Security experts have discovered a new encryption flaw called LogJam, which is closely related to one found earlier this year that puts Web surfers' data at risk.
Imagination Technologies introduced OmniShield technology designed to provide a scalable and secure solution for protection of next-generation SoCs.
Purpose-designed to support tough mission-critical roles, Motorola Solutions has introduced the LEX L10 Mission Critical LTE handheld device.
Canon has added two new models to its portfolio of Canon Image Stabilizer binoculars with the 10x30 IS II and 12x36 IS III.
MSI has denied rumors that Chinese PC maker Lenovo is in talks to buy the smaller company's gaming laptop division.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Google may unveil an online picture sharing and storage service that will be independant from the Google+ social network, with more details to be expected at Google's annual software developers conference in San Francisco later this month.
Apple has just released the first software update for Apple Watch. The Version 1.0.1 of Watch OS promises improved performance and fitness fixes.
Starting today, Google is bringing Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices.
Microsoft has made available to the members of the 'Microsoft Office for Android community' the preview for Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phones.
A new virtual reality headset called Fove is trying to humanize the virtual world by reading subtle eye movements to allow more precise control in video games.
AMD today provided more details about the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology that will be features in the company's upcoming GPUs and is expected to replace GDDR.
Apple today introduced an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowered the price for its top-end iMac.
Innodisk has updated its 3ME embedded flash series with the launch of the new 3ME3 DRAM-less SSDs for industrial, embedded and enterprise applications.
Microsoft researchers have created a new system that keeps data stored in the cloud safe from malicious players even when it is being accessed to make calculations.
LG Display plans to dominate the global display market by offering new organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products, such as the new detachable OLED panel that sticks to the wall.
LG Electronics has announced two new members of the G4 family, the G4 Stylus and G4c, as more budget-friendly alternatives to its high-end G4 device.
Apple suspended plans to make a TV set more than a year ago, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Dutch navigation systems company TomTom announced that it has renewed and extended its global agreement with Apple for maps and related information.

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