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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Over the past couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of online chatter on the subject of VRAM allocation on the new GeForce GTX 970. Nvidia has released a statement on the matter.
Google says that although there is a web security flaw in your older Android phone, it has some good reasons for holding off a security update.
Sony has started accepting claims as part of a class action settlement announced last summer, related to the PlayStation Network outage that left PS3 and PSP owners offline back in 2011.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Sony said Friday that it would delay the report of its earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31 as a result of the recent hacking attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Microsoft has made available the newest build of the Windows 10 OS to Windows Insiders - people chosen to text and provide feedback to Microsoft. The new version 9926 adds some new features that Microsoft demoed on Wednesday.
Researchers at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science revealed that improvements should soon be expected in the manufacture of transistors that can be used, for example, to make flexible, paper-thin computer screens.
Recent allegations that Chinese authorities hacked into Microsoft's Outlook email service are "groundless", the official Xinhua news agency quoted Beijing's cyberspace regulator as saying late on Thursday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will ship with a brand new browser, codenamed "Project Spartan," a modern browser that seems to be capable of matching the appeal of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox.
JOLED, a government-backed developer of organic light-emitting diode panels, has been officially estabslished this momth and plans to start mass production in Japan as early as 2017.
Engineres at Samsung 's Creativity Lab (C-Lab) have developed a solution that could detect the onset of a stroke by monitoring brainwaves.
As you may have heard, Skype will come built into the communications suite on Windows 10 devices across your PC, tablet and phone.
Following the release of Maxwell-based GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs for the high-end of the market, Nvidia i sbringing the succesfull GPU architecture to mainstream gamers with the release of the GeForce GTX 960 and the GM206 GPU.
Pioneer continues to bring DJ gear into the market, and today introduced the next generation of its flagship professional DJ headphones, the HDJ-2000MK2.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the issue of net neutrality requires the U.S. government to not only promote and protect neutrality among wireless and broadband carriers, but also among app and content providers.
Toshiba plans to consolidate departments involved in information and communication technology (ICT) solutions into its in-house Cloud & Solutions company on April 1.
Twitter is introducing a new feature sto your home timeline - a recap of some of the top Tweets you might have missed from accounts you follow.
LG Electronics will start selling its second generation curved smartphone next week in its latest effort to bring the curve to a mass market.
Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers The Information reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
EBay plans to cut its workforce by 7 percent in the current quarter and is exploring a sale or public offering of its enterprise unit as the e-commerce company prepares to split from PayPal, this year.
Google spent a record $16.83 million on lobbying in its efforts to influence federal regulators and lawmakers in 2014, just ahead of Comcast’s reported $16.80 million, according to records filed with the Clerk of the House and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog.
Microsoft impressed an audience of journalists today at its Windows 10 event, where the company unveiled plans to bring Cortana to Windows 10, the new "Spartan" web browser, the Xbox app on Windows 10 and an entirely new holographic computing experience though the HoloLens headset.
Acer on Wednesday launched two new laptop models running on Chrome operating system and aimed at the education market.
Lenovo today announced at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) the latest ThinkPad 11e series available as a traditional laptop or Lenovo’s YOGA multimode form with its four modes – Laptop, Stand, Tent and Tablet.
For those who want to stand out from the crowd and pay for it, BlackBerry is offering the Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport.
Cloud backup provider Backblaze has published its findings for the tens of thousands of disks that it operated and says that the standout reliability leader was HGST.
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing with a combined semiconductor demand of 17 percent, according to Gartner, Inc.
Pioneer today introduced the HRM-7 studio headphones intended for home and private studio listening.
Microsoft's today event is expected to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.
Samsung Electronics will reportedly not use Qualcomm's processors for the next version of the company's flagship Galaxy S smartphone, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
Fujitsu today extended its LIFEBOOK notebook and STYLISTIC tablet range with new devices featuring the latest 5th generation Intel Core vPro processor family.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported a 22 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak PC and graphic card sales strong coompetition from Intel.
Facebook said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on fake news stories that can spread on its 1.35-billion member online social network.
International Business Machines (IBM) reported quarterly revenue that was lower than expected, as demand for its servers and storage products remains low.
HP today unveiled seven new tablets and an ultrabook/tablet hybrid designed for doctors, retailers and other professionals.
Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014 with Samsung and Apple to retain their first and second spot in worldwide smartphone shipments, according to TrendForce.
Panasonic announced a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GF7 (GF7). The GF7 offers modern selfie shooting features in a classic styled camera with its 180-degree flip-up monitor.
Pioneer today introduced the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ console that incorporates two separate digital players, a mixer, and a built-in monitor.
Chinese social networking firm Tencent Holdings has shut down 133 accounts on its popular mobile messaging app for "distorting history", state media said on Tuesday.
A report by Deloitte, commissioned by Facebook, estimates that the company, with an approximately $8 billion cost base, enabled global economic impact of $227 billion and 4.5 million jobs around the world in 2014.
After more than six years of Nintendo-themed rewards to its members, Club Nintendo is preparing to shut down.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 next flagship smartphone, which is scheduled to be showcased in March, is rumored to have 4GB of RAM, a 64-bit processor and a 20 megapixels camera.
Twitter on Tuesday said it will buy Indian mobile phone marketing start-up ZipDial, as the microblogging service looks to expand in the world's second-biggest mobile market.
Monday, January 19, 2015 said on Monday Amazon Studios would produce and buy original movies to be released in theaters and fordistribution on Prime Instant Video.
Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook email service were subject to a hacking attack at the weekend, a few weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.
Fujitsu on Monday announced the launches of FEELythm, a wearable sensor that promotes safer driving. The company also develope a technology for identifying users vulnerable to cyber attacks based on the ways they use their computers.
One of the most popular solutions in the Shuttle product range is now available in an alternative version. The DS81L has all the properties of the DS81, but with a 12 V supply voltage instead of the standard 19 V.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Facebook is seeking to advance its business related to virtual reality devices, drones and data centers, by making new investments and hiring new personnel.
Chinese Xiaomi unveiled the Smart Home Suite packed with security features and controlled by mobile phones.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has sent out invitations to media outlets for an event prior to the March 2-5 Mobile World Congress (MWC) fair to be held in Barcelona, Spain.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Virgin Mobile USA is launching the first no-contract data sharing plans, available exclusively at Walmart.
Google is a part of the PwC team in the bid for the Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) contract.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Microsoft has started offering consumer in India the chance to buy apps, games and other content from the Windows Phone Store through operator billing.
Following this week's announcement of Facebook @Work, China's Alibaba Group Holding is also piloting a mobile messaging app aimed at marrying social networking with business.
U.K police said on Friday that they have arrested a man in Southport, Merseyside this morning as part of an investigation into computer hacking attacks on Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox systems.
The European Commission has published information about the ongoing investigation into transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg.
Pioneer is well-know for its high-end audio-visual, optical and car navigation systems, but it seems that a product such as a consumer Solid-state Drive (SSD) still fits into the company's brand strategy.
U.K. and and the United States will increase cooperation on cyber security, Prime Minister David Cameron said, by conducting simulated attacks to test the defences of organisations such as banks.
Nintendo says that the Wii U established new benchmarks for hardware and software sales in a single month in December, and helped total hardware and software sales to increase by more than 29 percent and more than 75 percent, respectively, compared to last year.
Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) today introduced the LIVA X fanless mini PC, powered by an Intel Bay-Trail M SOC.
Microsoft Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Thursday that Microsoft is working to make Windows 10 "the best operating system for gamers, traversing the PC, phone, and console," and announced the return of the Xbox One holiday pricing of $349 for the foreseeable future.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Intel has released a new graphics driver that promises to boost 4K video playback (HEVC), play VP9 videos using Chrome and expands Open CL and Open GL extension support.
Intel today reported a 6.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as sales of personal computers stabilized.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is surfacing again Verizon Wireless's UIDH tracking program, an undeletable perma-cookie that makes it impossible for Verizon's customers to control their online privacy.
Microsoft is rolling out the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update (Denim) to Lumia devices.
Glass has stopped selling Glass although the firm says the concept is not dead and that it will launch new versions of smart glasses.
Wavelength, a new online movie service currently in Beta, wants to make sharing of legally purchased movies easy.
TriLite Technologies, an image display company developing technologies for glasses-free 3D screens for outdoor digital signage, has developed the TriLite Trixel, a 3-D effects display technology that does not require special glasses.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is selling its stake in Dutch chip-equipment maker ASML Holding NV (ASML) for 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion).
Verbatim and Millenniata have entered a global M-Disc agreement jointly develop, promote and sell Millenniata's highly-durable DVD and Blu-ray discs, including 200GB BD-DSDs.
Toshiba has developed a cloud system for instantaneous remote control of more than one million devices on the Internet of Things (IoT).
Fujifilm has announced several new fixed lens compacts including the FinePix S9900W, S9800 and the rugged XP80. The company also unveiled the XQ2 premium compact camera and the the X-A2, a minor update to the X-A1.
Xiaomi released its most expensive phablets on Thursday - the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro - comparing them directly with Samsung's Apple's largest devices.
LG Electronics will begin rolling out the lightest 14-inch Ultra PC (Model 14Z950) and the world's first 21:9 curved all-in-one (AIO) PC (Model 29V950) in key markets including South Korea and countries in South America.
Samsung has begun mass producing 20-nanometre 8-gigabit (Gb) graphics double data rate 5 (GDDR5) dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) to meet the demand of high-quality graphics DRAM.
Samsung Electronics and BlackBerry denied a Reuters report they are in talks about Samsung potentially acquiring the Canadian smartphone maker.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Samsung Electronics is seriously considering buying Blackberry in a move that could provide the South Korean giant with a large trove of patents.
Facebook is launching Facebook at Work (FB@Work), a new communication app that aims to expand the US firm's presence within offices and other places of work.
Apple's next step could be the in-house design of processors that could be used in future Mac products, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo says.
Google said Wednesday that it will pilot its new modular 'Project Ara' line of Android phones in Puerto Rico later this year.
Nintendo's new 3DS XL game console hits shelves in North America on February 13th at a suggested retail price of $200.
Strong growth in application-specific standard products (ASSPs) in smartphones, along with DRAM and NAND flash in ultramobiles and solid-state drives (SSDs) is expected boost the the semiconductor revenue in 2015.
Samsung Electronics on Wednesday it has launched its first Tizen-powered smartphone in India as it attempts a breakaway from the dominant Android operating system.
CyberLink has announced the latest release of its Power2Go burning software. Incorporating a disc burning engine, a large range of mobile and media player profiles, and encryption into a unified software solution, Power2Go has been designed to bridge the multimedia gap between personal computers and portable devices.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced the Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 smartphones, the most affordable Lumia devices to date.
IBM today announced the z13, described as one of the most sophisticated computer systems ever built.
Apple sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents.
Microsoft is kicking off 2015 with another system update preview release on Xbox One.
Four companies including Apple and Google have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees.
Google has updated the Translate app on Android and iOS to allow for real-time language translation of both written and spoken content .
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed a push to update U.S. cybersecurity laws after recent hacking attacks against companies like Sony Pictures and Target.
Mozilla today released Firefox 35, which features a streamlined version of the plug-in-free Hello video calling service and also offers faster access to an app marketplace.
Apple could release a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.
Citrix XenServer 6.5, formerly codenamed Creedence), is finally out today, offering performance improvements, higher GPU density and numerous usability enhancements.
Amazon Studios has signed Woody Allen to write and direct his first television series ever.
China has closed 50 websites and social media accounts for pornography violations as well asl violations related to "political news".
Dell today announced the availability of new enterprise class Dell Storage all-flash array (AFA) configurations starting at only $25,000 (US).
Nero is launching a new version of its video edition software. Nero Video Premium 2 is a solution for organizing photos and videos, editing and creating movies and slideshows, burning DVDs and Blu-ray discs, as well as for playing back and streaming videos, photos and music files on PC, smartphones, tablets and TVs.
Facebook is partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send AMBER Alerts to the Facebook community to help find missing children.
Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system is exiting "mainstream support" on January 13, 2015, meaning that the still popular OS won't be receiving any new features or product tweaks.

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