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Apple CarPlay Update Now Available with Firmware for Pioneer NEX In-Dash Receiver Models
Philips to Appeal $467 Million Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Rovio to Slash 130 Jobs
Toshiba Offers Ultra-small e-MMC Embedded NAND Flash Memory Products
ARM and TSMC Unveil Roadmap for 64-bit ARM-based Processors on 10FinFET Process
LG Brings Its Ultra HD 4K OLED TV To The U.S.
New Portable Power Charger For Microsoft Phones
Intel Releases Internet of Things Developer Kit
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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Pioneer becomes one of the first aftermarket manufacturers to support Apple CarPlay with the official release of a compatible firmware update for five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers, as well as the introduction of the CarPlay-compatible fourth generation AppRadio (SPH-DA120).
Royal Philips will appeal the jury verdict in the patent infringement lawsuit by Masimo Corporation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware against Philips.
Rovio, the Finnish maker of the mobile game "Angry Birds" announced on Thursday up to 130 job cuts, blaming slow sales.
Toshiba today announced the launch of a class of e-MMC embedded NAND flash memory products that are among the world's smallest.
ARM and TSMC today announced a new multi-year agreement that will deliver ARMv8-A processor IP optimized for TSMC 10FinFET process technology.
LG Electronics today begins selling 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs in the United States. LG's new 65-inch class (64.5 inches measured diagonally) 4K OLED model 65EC9700 are the first to combine Ultra HD's intense detail and OLED's high contrast and color accuracy.
Microsoft will soon release a new portable charger that has the energy to provide enough power to charge most smartphones twice.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
To cater to the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market, Intel today extended the Intel IoT Developer Kit by releasing the Intel XDK IoT Edition, simplifying the development of IoT apps written in JavaScript.
Twitter on Wednesday gave $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for research related to the development of new technologies to make sense of semantic and social patterns across the broad span of public mass media, social media, data streams, and digital content.
The Windows 10 Technical Preview is currently available and offers the latest from Internet Explorer -- HTTP/2, Chakra performance improvements, top-level domain parsing changes and the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box.
Chip design company ARM today released a new operating system that could play a big role in building out the Internet of Things. Called mbed OS, the operating system aims to provide a common software layer for securing and connecting the devices expected to be hooked up to networks in the coming years.
The new ZOTAC ZBOX MI521 nano XS series delivers a dual-core punch and expansive connectivity in an extra small size.
Corsair today announced the thumb-sized Flash Voyager Vega USB 3.0 flash drive.
Mozilla's Firefox OS-powered HDTV dongle is a reality. It’s called Matchstick and Mozilla is looking for help to create apps for this new device.
ARM today introduced two new physical IP implementation solutions for its silicon partners to help simplify the path to implementation for their FinFET physical designs.
LG Electronics begins selling the first 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) available in the United States for $1,299.
Comcast is launching the new cloud-based X1 TV service in San Francisco and Houston on Wednesday, allowing subscribers to view shows recorded on their DVRs, even away from home.
AMD today demonstrated the first network function virtualization (NFV) solution on AMD's 64-bit ARM-based SoC codenamed "Hierofalcon," which is now sampling to AMD's embedded customers.
A new report from Bloomberg came to "confirm" previous rumors that Apple will be adopting the same color palette it uses for iPhones on the next generation iPad Air.
New solid state drives sold by British company SecureDrives have the ability to delete their data by sending an SMS message to a special self-destruct number.
In recognition of the extra effort it takes to uncover vulnerabilities in Chrome, Gogole is increasing its reward levels and is also making some changes to be more transparent with researchers reporting a bug.
Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that it will invest $560 million to build a consumer appliances production complex in Vietnam.
Garmin today announced the Forerunner 920XT - a multisport GPS watch with running dynamics and connected features.
LG is expanding its 4G LTE footprint in mobiles with the new LG F60, a new smartphone that offers Quad-Core speed and LG’s UX features.
JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, subsidiaries of Japan-based JVCKENWOOD Corporation, have merged to form a single subsidiary, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.
Toshiba will try to catch up with rival Samsung Electronics in the NAND memory business by 2020, with candidate future technologies to inclue ReRAM (resistive random-access memory) and ion (magnetic wall displacement type) memory, manufactured using three-dimensionally stacking layers.
It turns out search engines just might play a role in whether consumers choose to use pirated content or buy it.
McKinsey & Company has released a new report on barriers to internet adoption around the world. Facebook worked with McKinsey on the research as part of its efforts with
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Microsoft's next operating system will be called "Windows 10" and was described by the company as its "most comprehensive platform, ever," featuring a single store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased, and updated across all of these devices.
Google is launching an improved version of Google Drive that's free for educators and students, ofering them unlimited cloud storage space and access to Google Vault for message archiving.
The new Gionee ELFIE 5.1 smartphone has set a new Guinness World Record for its dimensions as it's just 5.1mm thick.
MPEG LA has made availabile the HEVC Patent Portfolio License.
EBay Inc on Monday said it would spin off PayPal payments business into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015.
AMD on Monday will demonstrate Apache Hadoop running on an ARM Cortex-A57-based AMD Opteron A-Series processor.
SanDisk today announced the availability of the SanDisk X300 SSD along with the SanDisk Tech Assist Refresh (STAR) program for the company’s X-series line of client SSDs.
TSMC and ARM today announced the results from a key FinFET silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLE implementation, using ARM Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors on TSMC’s advanced 16nm FinFET (16FF) process technology.
Google is planning to offer new music streaming choices in coming weeks, by enhancing the Youtube video service and the All Access subscription service.
The European Commission (EC) has told Ireland it believes it gave illegal state aid to Apple. In a letter published today and originally sent to the country in June, the EC is accusing Irland of helping the computer giant through special tax arrangements.
Pioneer is focusing on "connected cars" and has developed a rearview mirror telematics unit with LTE connectivity, allowing it to access cloud services.
Intel and Mitsubishi Electric today announced a new collaboration to develop next-generation factory automation (FA) systems with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and a pilot program at Intel’s backend manufacturing facility in Malaysia.
Belkin today introduced the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with cable, a docking solution for both Mac and PC computers.
Apple announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning Friday, October 17 from the Apple Online Store (, Apple’s retail stores, and a network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers.
Apple has released a patch for Shellshock software vulnerability disclosed last week, although the company had said it posed no risk to most users.
HP is adding to the HP Stream line of affordable Windows devices today with two new laptops and two new tablets.
Monday, September 29, 2014
HP is expanding its Moonshot range of microserver offerings with the release of the first 64-bit, ARM-based machines.
Samsung today announced the SD590C curved monitor, armed with a specialized mode which optimizes it for gaming along with stereo speakers.
GoPro is launching the HERO4 Silver and Black, both able to shoot in 4K resolution, as well as an aggressively priced entry-level model, the HERO.
Microsoft launched the Chinese version of its Xbox One gaming console across 37 cities in China on Monday, earlier than the release of Sony's PS4.
The European Commission (EC) will accuse Apple of benefiting from illicit state aid in Ireland, based on findings of an investigation into tax deals.
Lenovo and IBM announced today that conditions for Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business have been satisfied and the parties anticipate they will begin closing the transaction effective on October 1, 2014.
TSMC on Monday announced the foundry segment’s first ultra-low power technology platform aimed at a wide range of applications for Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable device markets.
Facebook has rebuilt the Atlas Ad platform and is launching it, promising to tackle today’s marketing challenges, like reaching people across devices and bridging the gap between online impressions and offline purchases.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
LG Electronics seems to be ready to compete with Samsung with a new smartwatch capable of making calls.
It is obvious that all these convenience and fun offered by your apps an services running on your smartphone require certain type of interaction and "stealthy" communication with servers somewhere in the world.
LG Electronics, which has been aggressively following its "OLED: The Future of TV" moto by investing in the OLED technology, has slashed the price of its latest curved 55-inch OLED TV in Korea.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, warned that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments interested in controlling it.
Friday, September 26, 2014
As Yahoo brings more resources in its core focus products - search, communications, digital magazines, and video - other products and sevices have to go.
BT has unveiled the results of new field trials that show 'ultrafast' broadband - with combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to one Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps) - can be delivered via a mix of fibre and copper.
European airlines are now free to permit use of mobile phones following the aircraft landing, and also allow electronic devices to remain On and Connected throughout the flight.
European Union privacy regulators want Google to make its privacy policies easier to find and understand, clarify what data it holds, in order to comply with EU law.
BlackBerry on Friday reported loss for the three months ended August 30, 2014, but said it was turning its focus to growth and investments.
Hackers have begun exploiting the new "Shellshock" computer bug, using worm viruses to scan for vulnerable systems and then infect them, researchers warned on Thursday.
Late Thursday, Apple issued the iOS 8.0.2 update, which follows quickly on the heels of the flawed-and-quickly-pulled 8.0.1 update that disabled Touch ID and cellular capabilities on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Sharp has signed binding agreements with Slovakian company, Universal Media Corporation and Turkish sales company company VESTEL to begin alliances respectively on Sharp’s audio visual and white goods businesses in Europe.
Intel will invest $1.5 billion in a 20 percent stake in two semiconductor units of China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup, the company said on Friday.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Apple Ihas responded to complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing the problematic v8.01 software update.
Facebook will reportedly win unconditional EU approval for its $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp ,Reuters reported on Thursday.
TSMC, in collaboration with HiSilicon Technologies Co, Ltd., has produced the foundry segment's first fully functional ARM-based networking processor with 16FinFET technology.
Samsung Electronics has started mass producing 3.2-terabyte (TB) NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs) based on its 3D V-NAND (Vertical NAND) flash memory technology, for use in high-end enterprise server systems.
Samsung said Thursday it plans to stop selling its low-end ATIV laptop lineup in Europe amid the slowing global PC market.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Apple earlier today released an update to its iOS 8 operating system for the iPhone to fix software issues, but created bigger problems in the process so it was pulled.
Blackberry officially launched an unconventional, square smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday, and couldn't resist taking a jab at the world's most popular phone - the iPhone 6.
South Korea's Samsung launched the latest version of its Galaxy Note phablet earlier than expected Wednesday after US rival Apple reported record sales of its latest iPhone 6.
Microsoft has signed an agreement with LG Electronics Wednesday to broaden their business partnership beyond the mobile segment and develop new business opportunities focusing on the "Internet of Things" (IoT).
The Touch ID fingerprint reader on the iPhone 6 can be fooled using fake fingerprints - the same trick that unlocks the iPhone 5S - a security expert claims.
PayPal has entered into agreements with Bitcoin payment processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin. Starting today, these agreements let PayPal digital goods merchants accept Bitcoin with an integration through the PayPal Payments Hub. This will be available to merchants in North America first.
ARM Holdings on Tuesday unveiled the ARM Cortex-M7, a new chip design suited for factory automation, cars and home security systems, underscoring the company's focus on the Internet-connected industrial and household devices.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Apple’s iOS 8 operating system causes popular apps to crash, according to a report.
For consumers opting to buy Apple's iPhone 6 Plus rather than the iPhone 6, the additional 0.8 inches of screen size will cost $100 extra. However, for Apple, the iPhone 6 Plus costs only about $16 more to produce, delivering to the company a hefty margin.
Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, which connects to an HDTV, monitor, or projector and will let you share content from any Miracast-enabled device – including many PCs and Tablets running Windows 8.1.
BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone Wednesday, the Blackberry Passport, priced at $599 without a contract in the United States.
ASUS today announced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G Series G551 and G771 gaming laptops, which represent a performance leap over their predecessors, with up to Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics.
VIZIO today launched its all-new P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV collection to the U.S. market, offering a window into the 4K Ultra HD world without requiring consumers to spend a fortune.
Earlier this month, the European Comission told Google that it had to improve its settlement terms in an antitrust investigation over its search practices or face charges.
It's been less than a year since Beats Music was bought by Apple and reports indicate that the future of the streaming music service or even the Beats Music brand is not clear.
Facebook will unveil a new advertising platform to improve effectiveness of online ads, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Toshiba today announced a new laptop series designed to meet the needs of small to mid-sized businesses.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sony is launching PlayStation TV on October 14, along with nearly 700 games available in the U.S. and Canada to play on PS TV on Day One.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be available starting Sept. 26 exclusively from AT&T, along with another G3 variant, the LG G3 Vigor.
EMC is weighing its options for a possible merge with HP, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Google has reportedly selected Taiwanese HTC to make its upcoming 9-inch Nexus tablet.
MediaTek today launched MediaTek Labs (, an initiative that allows developers of any background or skill level to create wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Apple sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers rushed to stores to buy handsets featuring bigger screens.
Today the VESA is announced that they are publishing the "DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB Type-C Connector Standard." Working in conjunction with the USB-IF, the DP Alt Mode standard will allow standard USB Type-C connectors and cables to carry native DisplayPort signals.
Corsair today launched Corsair Gaming, a new division within the company dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming and the development of PC peripherals.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Virtual reality company Oculus VR announced the 'Crescent Bay', a new prototype version of its flagship Rift headset on Saturday, which boasts an updated display, 360-degree head tracking, expanded positional tracking volume, improved weight and ergonomics, and optional integrated audio.
Microsoft is doubling the amount of free storage iPhone users get with OneDrive.
It looks like Samsung's efforts to release a Tizen phone continue, and after July's failure to launch, Tizen comeback will begin in November in India.

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