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Saturday, February 28, 2015
The White House released a draft legislation on Friday that would give consumers more control over how the data they leave behind them on the internet is used.
Car-hailing service Uber said Friday it was the target of a security breach last September, which affected the names and drivers-license numbers of approximately 50,000 drivers across multiple states.
Google submitted plans on Friday for an expanded headquarters at the Silicon Valley city where the tech giant is based, presenting a vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Lenovo on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks.
The latest measurements released by comScore show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Mozilla.
Twitter is making improvements around reporting content issues including impersonation, self-harm and the sharing of private and confidential information.
Google announced on Thursday that it has adapted its search algorithms to yield results that are better-adapted to mobile devices.
To address the demand for mobile data, Qualcomm Technologies is extending LTE to unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U), and today announced that it has integrated the technology into its latest small cell solutions and RF transceivers for mobile devices.
Toshiba has developed the TMPV7608XBG, an image recognition processor that provides high accuracy recognition and detection of vehicles and pedestrians at night.
Despite concerns for the demise of scaling, Samsung says that high performance in electronics systems for the coming decades is expected, thanks to innovations in materials, structures and processes.
Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet.
Apple sent out invitations for a media event in San Francisco on March 9, about one month before the much-anticipated launch of the new Apple Watch.
ARCHOS expands its selection of smartphones during Mobile World Congress with the ARCHOS 52 Platinum, ARCHOS 59 Xenon, the ARCHOS 62 Xenon and the ARCHOS 50 Oxygen Plus.
LG Electronics has just announced pricing and availability for the first of its 2015 4K ULTRA HD (UHD) TV models, which were unveiled last month at the 2015 International CES.
WD expands its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses.
Toshiba has started mass production shipments of the new "T4KA3" 8-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor designed for mobiles and tablets.
Samsung's themes at this year's Mobile World Congress focus on end-to-end performance and usability improvements for network operators and end-users alike, as well as the exploration of new opportunities for mobile networks such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and 5G technologies.
In order to help people understand the level of processor performance and make an informed purchase decision based on their needs, Intel Atom processors will now be offered in three distinct brand levels in a good/better/best construct - the Intel Atom x3, x5 and x7 processors.
Samsung is now mass producing the first 128-gigabyte (GB) ultra-fast embedded memory based on the much-anticipated Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard for next-generation flagship smartphones.
Lenovo Group said its website was hacked on Wednesday, its second security blemish days after the U.S. government advised consumers to remove software called "Superfish" pre-installed on its laptops.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has asked the Federal Trade Commission (FCC) to investigate Samsung over what it says is the recording of private conversations in homes through the company’s television sets.
LG Electronics said Thursday it will showcase its latest smartwatch upgraded with the long-term evolution (LTE) network at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain opening early next month.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Google today made real its Android for Work product, which was first announced last June at the Google I/O conference. Android for Work is built in to Android 5.0 Lollipop and is available as a separate app for Android 3.0 Ice Cream Sandwich through Android 4.4 KitKat.
Motorola Mobility has updated the Moto E, adding LTE connectivity, a more powerful processor but also low-resolution front camera.
Broadcom claims that its second-generation platform for smartwatches significantly lowers the power, size and development costs of such devices.
Sony's upcoming Xperia Z4 tablet made an "accidental" appearance on the Xperia Lounge app, confirming its 2K display.
Gemalto, the world's largest maker of mobile SIM cards, said a preliminary company probe of sophisticated attacks against it in 2010 and 2011 showed British and U.S. intelligence services "probably" hacked into its office networks.
With the Mobile World Congress (MWC) set to begin next week in Barcelona, LG Electronics today announced the global rollout of its new curved smartphone, G Flex2.
Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The U.S. State Department, the Department of Justice, and the FBI are offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, currently one of the FBI's most wanted - and most prolific - cyber criminals.
Android and iOS inched closer to total domination of the worldwide smartphone market in both the fourth quarter (4Q14) and the calendar year 2014 (CY14).
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun used a blop post to apologize for the inconvenience caused the "segmented memory" of the GeForce GTX 970 graphics card.
A web dashboard, new bike tile, better integration with health software and more insightful data are some of the new features available with the new update to the Microsoft Band.
Pebble’s first color smartwatch is taking a page from Google Now, with a "Timeline" view that tells users what’s coming up next.
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association today announced the publication of JESD84-B51: Embedded MultiMediaCard (e.MMC), Electrical Standard (5.1).
Toshiba has just launched the TZ1031MBG and TZ1011MBG application processors for wearable devices, as the latest additions to its ApP Lite family’s TZ1000 series.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day, an important step towards insertion of EUV lithography in volume production of semiconductors.
Acer plans to unveil a new smartphone running on the mobile version of Microsoft.'s Windows 10 operating system, at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain next week.
South Korea's smartphone maker Samsung Electronics and mobile carrier SK Telecom Co. said Tuesday they will jointly promote the fifth-generation (5G) network that runs on high-frequency bands at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which kicks off in Spain next month.
LG Electronics today unveiled its 2015 global TV lineup in Seoul, announcing at the same time its DUAL PREMIUM strategy to focus on the premium TV market with its new TV lineup.
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced the development of the first optical transceiver circuit in which multiple circuit lanes can be laid out in parallel, paving the way for higher-capacity data transmissions between CPUs in future servers and supercomputers.
In a paper accepted for the 2015 International Conference on Semiconductor Technologies, Sharp describes a new touch-panel system that allows multiple handwriting pens (or "styluses") to be used simultaneously to input text and lines in varying colors and thicknesses.
Toshiba has achieved an areal density of one terabit per square inch (1Tbit/ in2) within a 2.5-inch client hard disk drive (HDD).
AMD's upcoming Carrizo chip for notebooks and low-power desktops promise to offer significantly performance gains over the prior generation, Kaveri, along with battery life boost.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Google has acquired technology and patents from Softcard, a mobile-wallet service backed by the three-biggest U.S. wireless providers, as the Web company is trying to offer more payment features on smartphones.
T-Mobile is teasing with a photo of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone posted on the T-Mobile website.
Sony Electronics has just announced four new wireless Bluetooth headphones - the MDR-ZX770BN, MDR-ZX770BT, MDR-ZX330BT and MDR-AS600BT - all designed to provide the freedom to listen wirelessly.
Canon is developing a next-generation semiconductor lithography system employing nanoimprint technology that makes possible sub-20 nm processes.
Samsung Electronics has agreed with LG Electronics and Apple to supply advanced DRAM chips for their new range of smartphones, according to a Monday report.
Apple today announced a €1.7 billion plan to build and operate two data centres in Europe, each powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
South Korean Samsung SDI Co. said Monday it has acquired the battery pack unit of an Austria-based auto parts supplier, a deal that will give the Korean company a boost to its electric vehicle battery production.
LG has revealed details of four mid-range smartphones - Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy - that will be launched at next month's Mobile World Congress.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Shipments of graphics processors dropped 3.4% in Q4, with Nvidia to gain 3% in Q4 from last quarter, while both Intel and AMD dropped by 4% and 7%, according to the latest data released by Jon Peddie Research.
Nvidia may be taken to court over "misleading" customers about the capabilities of the GTX 970 graphics car, and "false" claims about the card's on board memory.
Google’s mobile search app will start showing your favorite videos, articles and more, in a single website grouped together in one place.
The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) said Google had agreed to it conducting inspections at its Californian headquarters, the first time a European Union regulator will make checks on the company inside U.S. territory.
Following a recent lock down of overclocking of their mobile GPUs, Nvidia has decided to allow such an action.
A recent malware discovered by the AVG mobile security team could allow hackers spy on mobile devices even though they are switched off.
YouTube is releasing the YouTube Kids app for children next week, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content.
Japan Display plans to build a plant to supply smartphone screens for Apple, which may shoulder much of the 200 billion yen ($1.7 billion) investment, Japanese media said on Friday.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
In the latest Snowden leak, Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to eavesdrop on mobile phones.
IBM today announced two new all-flash enterprise storage solutions -- the IBM FlashSystem V9000 and 900 arrays.
Today, Yahoo announced at its first Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco a new suite of services designed to help developers measure, advertise and monetize their mobile apps.
The BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1 will begin rolling out globally today for in-market BlackBerry 10 devices, including the BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10, and Q5, as well as the Porsche Design P'9983 and P'9982 smartphones from BlackBerry.
Following the introduction of the XH97V and SH97R6 barebone PC models that have been prepared for the fifth generation of Intel Core processors, Shuttle today introduced its first barebone PC with a built-in Broadwell processor.
Lenovo, a huge maker of laptops, bundles virus-like software on laptops for the consumer market, cybersecurity experts said on Thursday.
Sony will soon start selling in Japan the SR-64HXA, a 64GB micro SDXC memory card that is supposed to produce less electrical noise when reading data.
Strategy Analytics predicts that the global installed base of Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) will reach 80 million units by 2019, compared to 57 million for Microsoft's Xbox One, giving the PS4 a lead of 40 percent.
Japan Display has started selling a standard line-up of memory-in-pixel (MIP) reflective-type color LCD modules for wristwatch-type wearable devices, which realize ultra-low power consumption.
JavaScript performance in Windows 10 is set to get even faster, following Microsoft's decision to support Mozilla's asm.js optimisations in the next version of its Chakra JavaScript engine set to appear in Windows 10.
Samsung has launched a Public Safety solution based on LTE technology (PS-LTE), which will enable improved coordination for first responders, improving emergency situations.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up its rivalry with Apple and its payment system on iPhones.
Following the recent revelation that your Samsung TV is listening to you whilst you watch it, it seems that these TVs do not encrypt voice recordings that are collected and transmitted to a third party service.
Imation today added the IronKey S1000 USB 3.0 Flash Drive to its IronKey product line.
HTC has confirmed plans to release the next edition of their flagship phone, the HTC One M9 March 1, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Qualcomm has introduced four new Qualcomm Snapdragon processors aimed at enhancing user experience and connectivity for high-volume mobile devices.
San-Diego-based caompany Ethertronics claims that its new "active antenna" chip can solve slow WiFi connections and extend your Wi-Fi connection's range.
Lenovo has entered into a joint research project with the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Hartree Centre, focused on improving the energy-efficiency of high-performance computing systems.
Sony forecast a surge in operating earnings by fiscal 2017 as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai drives the company’s turnaround with games, image sensors and entertainment.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The U.S. Patent Office has awarded Apple a patent for a device that would allow an iPhone to serve as the display for a portable virtual reality headset - a concept similar to Samsung's Gear VR device which went on sale in S. Korea today.
Samsung says it has developed the industry’s first memory chips based on the new eMMC 5.1 standard and is set to ship the first products to some smartphone and tablet OEMs.
Sachin Farfade and Mohammad Saberian at Yahoo Labs in California and Li-Jia Li at Stanford University, revealed an algorithm that can spot faces at an angle, even when partially occluded.
Apple is set for a big April launch for its Apple Watch, but the device is expected will offer fewer health features than initially planned.
AT&T has launched its U-verse with AT&T GigaPower broadband network in Kansas City, Mo., with prices beginning at $70 per month.
IBM has just announced a new In-Hadoop analytics technologies to accelerate the conversion of data into valuable insight for the business.
HP today unveiled HP Haven Predictive Analytics, a new offering that accelerates large-scale machine learning and statistical analysis.
Xiaomi was the top smartphone company in China last year with a 12.5 percent market share, outpacing Samsung, market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said Tuesday.
Peddle has made its smartwatches work with apps developed for smartwatches that run Google's wearable technology operating system.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has parnered with imec, a nanoelectronics research center, for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.
ASRock's X99 and Z97 motherboards will soon get -- besides the traditional Type-A connectors -- the Type-C 10 Gb/s SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1, which supports next generation mobile devices.
The Google Developer Platform team launched a Chinese language and captioned YouTube channel, aiming to make it easier for the developers in China to learn more about Google services and technologies around mobile, web and the cloud.
ASUS today announced the Designo MX27AQ, a 27-inch WQHD monitor with embedded ICEpower and Bang & Olufsen technology.
Beginning from next month, you'll be able to get your hand on the new 27-inch Acer XG270HU gaming monitor with AMD FreeSync technology and support for AMD Radeon R-Series GPUs.
Sony's SmartEyeglass prototype takes a step forward with its commercialisation and launch starting from next month.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Security software maker Kaspersky has exposed a series of Western cyberespionage operations, including the injection of a spying software barried deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving NSA the means to eavesdrop on computers.
Microsoft today announced support for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in Internet Explorer.
Apple has decided to opem up access to its iWork suite of productivity apps to PC users, besides those already owning an iPhone or a Mac.
Vaio, the famous brand that until recently was owned by Sony, announced two new PCs in Japan: the VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas.

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