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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Microsoft's Windows 10 will be designed to address modern security threats with advancements to strengthen identity protection and access control, information protection, and threat resistance.
Google's team behind the development of Gmail has just introduced Inbox, an email service that allows users to organize emails and reminders and shows information such as flight bookings and events.
BitTorrent claims that its Sync cloudless file sharing for transfering big files between devices is significantly faster than other popular cloud services.
ARM has added the new interconnect technologies that will help shuttle the data around more quickly.
IBM is working with Microsoft to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.
The next step in terrestrial TV broadcasting is being demonstrated in Madison this week at Quincy Group’s WKOW-TV, which is conducting a second round of real-world broadcast field testing with the "FUTURECAST Universal Terrestrial Broadcasting System,”" co-developed by LG Electronics.
LG Display 's July-September operating profit rose to its highest level in nearly two years, backed by strong demand for television panels as well as the release of Apple's new iPhone models.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Microsof is releasing a new build of its Windows 10 Preview program just three weeks after the nitiall release of the new OS.
Yahoo reported a robust third-quarter financial performance on Tuesday, breaking a long pattern of revenue declines and posting profits.
Google spent $3.94 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, off from its record $5.30 million in the previous quarter, but up 17 percent from $3.37 million in the comparable period in 2013, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed by Consumer Watchdog.
Starting today, Google's music-subscription service will find the right music for your mood through the updated Google Play Music app. This is Google's first integration with Songza, a company the search giant acquired this summer that gives you expert curated music stations based on what you’re doing.
Google is adding another layer of security for its service by introducing support for Security Key.
The Chinese government has been accused of backing cyberattacks against Apple's iCloud in order to steal user data within the country, but but has denied the reports.
British chip designer ARM Holdings Plc said royalty sales growth will accelerate this quarter on demand for new devices such as Apple’s iPhone 6.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted a 12 percent jump in revenue after its best new-iPhone launch on record helped push sales of the smartphone to 39.27 million.
Microsoft executives today took the wraps off the new offering, known officially as the "Microsoft Cloud Platform System," in an event in San Francisco about Microsoft's cloud futures.
TDK has developed a wireless charging prototype system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which will allow for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug.
To extend Software Defined Networking (SDN) to carrier networks, Intel and AT&T have created a joint effort in collaboration with university researchers and open source contributors.
IBM announced on Monday an agreement with Globalfoundries to transfer its loss-making commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Mozilla is exploring how to simplify communications over the Web by providing people with a global communications system built directly into a browser.
Twitter has began letting people listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Google said Thursday its profit in the quarter ended September 30, 2014 dipped slightly from a year earlier, even as revenues for the technology giant showed a sharp increase.
CBS is following HBO to launch CBS All Access, a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month.
Japan Display Inc., which provides mobile-device screens for Apple, is forecasting a surprise annual loss because of delayed shipments.
Facebook is introducing Safety Check, a tool that people can use when major disasters strike and check on others.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Intel launches "The Intel Experience" exclusively in 50 Best Buy retail stores in the U.S.
As it was expected, Google today officially introduced the next version of the Android OS, codenamed "Lollipop", along with the 6-inch Nexus 6 smartphone, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus Player.
Intel is proposing a new platform designed to ensure the protection of personal data on open platforms used in the retail and financial services space.
Acer is partnering with fingerprint sensor provider Egis Technology Inc. to develop a cloud-based payment system that will allow users to make purchases on Acer mobile phones or wearable devices.
The fifth generation of IBM's 3592 tape cartridge jumps native capacity from 4TB to 10TB while increasing the transfer rate from 250MB/sec to 360MB/sec.
NEC has developed a blood pressure measurement technology that enables high-precision blood pressure measurements with a low application of pressure (stress).
Google has disclosed details of a vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3.0, which is is nearly 15 years old but remains widespread.
Pioneer today announced KUVO, a new entertainment service and smartphone application developed to link club fans, DJs, and clubs (venues) from around the world with each other through music, technology, and social media.
Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip maker CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, two months after the U.K. chipmaker rejected a bid from Microchip Technology Inc.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of Cloud infrastructure services for its business critical applications.
Mozilla is collaborating with Cisco to support H.264 in its WebRTC implementation.
Acer is partnering with Octon Inc., a software company for multimedia business collaboration & communications and contact center solutions for enterprise and service provider, to expand its BYOC (Build Your Own Cloud) solutions into the field of telecommunications.
VMware today announced Horizon FLEX, a platform that enables an admin to run containerized and secured virtual desktops locally on PC or Mac laptops and desktops.
Samsung SDI and LG Chem are showcasing their battery technologies for smartphones and electric vehicles at the "InterBattery Technology Exhibition" in the COEX Convention Center, southern Seoul.
Google has expanded its online shopping and delivery services to more U.S. cities as it challenges Amazon.com.
Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server 2008 and 2012 software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners.
Alleged usernames and passwords for online document-sharing site Dropbox were published on Monday on Pastebin website, although Dropbox asyes the data was not associated with its users' accounts.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The new Zeiss VR One headset, developed by Carl Zeiss of camera lens fame, could prove to be popular since is will work with potentially any smartphone with a 4.7-inch to 5.3-inches.
The European Commission and Europe's data industry will invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to strengthen the data sector in Europe.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
French bank Groupe BPCE is teaming up with social network Twitter to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets.
Samsung Electronics said Sunday that it has developed a 60GHz technology for a faster wireless fidelity (WiFi) network, whose Internet access it claims is more than five times faster than the current WiFi access.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Living online with all the free stuff (content, storage, data, assistance, education, health advice, whatever) is great as long as you don’t think too much about it.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Explicit images initially believed to have been sent through Snapchat were reportedly put online, with threats from hackers to upload more. But according to Snapchat, users who had been accessing the service via a third-party app, and not the official Snapchat app, had their images intercepted.
GT Advanced Technologies Inc., will close an Arizona plant expected to make sapphire screens for Apple and suggested it could pursue legal claims against the iPhone maker while revamping under bankruptcy.
A patent dispute between Bose Corp and Beats Electronics ended on Friday with the two sides settling the case out of court.
Yahoo will reportedly turn social media network Tumblr into a YouTube competitor by adding videos.
Microsoft's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system", bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to apologize after the statement.
Symantec will split into two publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other storage and backup, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors.
Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled features that will allow its electric Model S sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The US Apple and Google brands are worth more than $100 billion each and maintain their #1 and #2 positions in the list of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said on Thursday.
Amazon.com plans to open its first physical store in midtown Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
In an open letter sent to Apple's board, bllionaire activist-investor Carl said Apple's shares could double in value and urged the company's board to buy back more shares using its cash pile.
Taiwanese chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) said Thursday it will enter into a joint venture with China's Xiamen municipal government and state-owned Fujian Electronics and Information Group.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) said Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su would immediately replace Rory Read as chief executive officer as the chipmaker expands beyond its core personal computer market.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. has developed a disk-recovery technique that is faster than existing methods and that can handle multiple failures.
Among the interesting technologies and concepts appearing this week at the CEATEC 2014 trade show in Chiba, Tokyo, are Konica Minolta's glasses that project holographic images, Omron's table tennis robot and a LED-based technology that projects 3D images in the air.
TDK has prototyped an 8-Mbit STT (spin transfer torque)-MRAM and is showcasing it at Ceatec Japan 2014. The new memory chip technology is seen as a promising replacement for today's flash memory.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users.
The European Commission has opened an investigation to examine whether the decision by Luxembourg's tax authorities with regard to the corporate income tax to be paid by Amazon in Luxembourg comply with the EU rules on state aid.
Samsung Electronics is heading for its first annual earnings drop since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years.
Monday, October 06, 2014
Facebook closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, with the final price tag reaching the $22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months.
GT Advanced Technologies, a partner with Apple in a sapphire glass plant in Arizona, said it had filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection.
Google is rumored to be developing modular monitors that interlock to create custom-sized displays.
HP today officially announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded companies: one comprising HP's enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and one that will comprise HP's personal systems and printing businesses, which will do business as HP Inc. and retain the current logo.
Samsung Electronics said Monday it plans to invest some 15.6 trillion won (US$14.7 billion) to set up a new chipmaking facility in the northwestern part of the country to better meet the global demand for chips.
Toshiba has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Hewlett-Packard Co plans separate its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Today, Redbox Instant announced that the service will be shut down on October 7th.
Facebook on Friday siad it has been trying to detect fraudulent activity and battle against spammers who promise to deliver "likes" to its members.
Friday, October 03, 2014
The European Commission has authorised, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook.
Facebook, which already holds massive data about its users, will soon follow the trend and monitor your health, according to a report.
Google reportedly plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets.
The final version of Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12, Microsoft has confirmed.
Panasonic has developed a Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices.
The recent hack in the servers of JPMorgan Chase & Co exposed names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the holders of some 83 million households and small business accounts, the bank revealed on Thursday.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Facebook on Thursday announced a plan aimed at better controlling the research methods in the wake of an outcry by members who felt manipulated by a secret study into how posts affect moods.
Microsoft is adding a new app to the Office portfolio. Called "Sway," the app can be used to easily create and share a polished, interactive, web-based canvas of your ideas.
Facebook said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following criticism fasced over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Internet.org.
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.

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