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Sunday, April 19, 2015
April 19, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Moore’s Law, which has enormously benefited hareddware but also the software industry.
FireEye Labs recently detected a limited APT campaign exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and a brand-new one in Microsoft Windows.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Google's Project Loon ambitious project that is expected to provide internet access to remote areas around the world is scalling up, as the company plans to launch thousands of new balloons.
Friday, April 17, 2015
In the near future, you may be able to reach out your hand and just grab something - such as a weapon - as part of a video gameplay instead of using a controller.
Microsoft on Friday unveiled a suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday voted to open gvernment-controlled airwaves for commercial use by tech and telecom companies
Google will continue the support for Chrome on Windows XP, since many people are still using the outadet operating system.
AMD on Thursday reported an adjusted loss and a steep fall in sales for the first quarter and said it expected weak demand for personal computers to continue for some time.
According to a report from The Information, Yahoo will launch a new mobile messaging app combining elements of Skype, Snapchat and Meerkat.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Microsoft and Yahoo have renewed their 2009 search partnership with some amendments that give Yahoo more control over how search results are displayed on desktops and mobile devices.
IBM is making its library of security intelligence data available via the IBM X-Force Exchange, a new cyber threat intelligence sharing platform powered by IBM Cloud.
Imagination Technologies announced the first members of its Ensigma Whisper flexible connectivity IP family, designed specifically to enable the integration of ultra-low power communications in SoCs targeting wearables, IoT and other connected devices.
SanDisk forecast a fall in full-year revenue and said it plans to cut jobs to reduce costs, as the data storage products maker struggles to meet demand for its flash-based memory products.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of iPhones from Apple.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Intel posted Q1 2015 revenues of $12.8 billion USD for the quarter which is down 13% from Q4 2014, and flat year-over-year.
The European Commission (EC) has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area (EEA) by favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to run from June 8 through June 12, 2015 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.
Microsoft has acquired Datazen Software, a leader in mobile business intelligence and data visualization on Windows, iOS and Android devices.
Sharp exhibited at CITE (China Information Technology Expo) 2015, the largest scale integrated electronics and information industry exhibition held at Shenzhen, China (Apr.9-11), and held a conference on Apr. 10 introducing Sharp's device business lead by LCD panels.
CyberLink today launched PowerDVD 15, the latest version of the company's media player.
Monday, April 13, 2015
IBM is deepening its partnership with Apple to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices, with the creation of a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector.
Security firm Cylance has uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft's Windows operating system that could allow hackers to steal login credentials from PCs.
Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with new features for motion graphics and key enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery.
BitTorrent has released the public beta of Project Maelstrom, its new P2P-based web browser.
SK Hynix has stopped 30 nm-level DRAM production and converted 100 percent of its manufacturing facilities into 20 nm-level in four years since the introduction of the 38 nm process.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
According to reports this weekend, the latest problem being tackled by Google X, the company’s lab, is batteries.
Apple has approached musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, in an effort to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Friday, April 10, 2015 has won approval from U.S. federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commercgiant blasted regulators for being slow to approve commercial drone testing.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
The rumored takeover talks between Intel and Altera have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, according to reports.
IBM scientists have demonstrated an areal recording density of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on low cost, particulate magnetic tape, a breakthrough which represents the equivalent of a 220 terabyte tape cartridge that could fit in the palm of your hand.
Technicolor and Sinclair Broadcast Group have demontrated an UltraHD (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (HDR) live broadcast based on proposed ATSC 3.0 technologies.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Facebook has launched a standalone Messenger app for chatting on the web outside of and through your web browser.
Google plans to offer a subscriber version of YouTube sometime later this year, letting viewers see ad-free videos.
MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, the smart luxury accessory designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel, will now deliver horoscopes, styling tricks, trend reports and industry news from lifestyle site Refinery29 directly to the wrist so style-obsessed fashionistas.
The HDMI Forum has completed and releases Version 2.0a of the HDMI Specification, which is available to current HDMI 2.0 Adopters via the HDMI Adopter Extranet.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Toshiba says it has developed a super high quality image processing technology that achieves image quality comparable to that of larger image sensors.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9 percent increase from 2013 revenue of $315.4 billion, mainly driven by a booming DRAM Market,according to Gartner.
A coalition of children?s and consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in connection with its new YouTube Kids app.
Samsung Electronics expects January-March profit to be its highest in three quarters.
Monday, April 06, 2015
The judge presiding over Nvidia's patent case against Samsung and Qualcomm in the U.S. International Trade Commission has returned a pretrial claim construction ruling that favors NVIDIA’s preferred construction on nearly all of the claims that were disputed.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Japanese electronics maker Sharp may spin off its LCD panel business and seek funding for it from Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), Reuters reported on Sunday.
Friday, April 03, 2015
Microsoft is how Do Not Track (DNT) is implemented in future versions of its web browsers, and will no longer enable it as the default state in Windows Express Settings.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
IBM has struck a deal with China Telecom to offer and manage corporate-grade mobile apps, the latest in a string of tie-ups with Chinese firms.
In an effort to accelerate the expansion of Gear VR, Samsung is reaching out to developers through its new Gear VR framework, or GearVRf.
The European Commission (EC) is invertigating Apple 's dealings with record labels and digital music companies to find if they are trying to unfairly limit rivals, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter.
A Chinese cyberspace bureau on Thursday denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency's authority, calling the US Internet giant's action "unacceptable and unintelligible".
The EU Commission is expcted to file antitrust charges against Google in the next few weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Facebook kicked off this week with the announcement of two apps. With Riff, Facebook has created a Snapchat and Vine hybrid. WIth S, you can organize photos of your child, using a special tag you choose to create.
U.S. President Obama on Wednesday issued an Executive Order to impose sanctions on individuals and entities found responsible for malicious cyber-enabled activities that threat the national security of the United States.
Uber has filed complaints with the European Commission against Spain and Germany over their bans on the mobile phone taxi-hailing service.
Yahoo today launched Yahoo Autos, a new digital magazine that puts readers in the driver's seat with access to unreleased cars, a car research tool, interviews and news and more.
Web hosting provider and the world's biggest domain name registrar GoDaddy enters the Wall Street with a stock offering on Wednesday. has launched a piece of hardware that allows its Prime members to order a product by pushing a button.
Sony has entered into a contract to sell 17,243,950 shares of its 34,487,900 shares of Olympus Corp. to JP Morgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Researches at Belgian universities have found that Facebook tracks everyone who visits its site, including people who don’t have an account, or those who have opted out of targeted ads.
Samsung Electronics has reportedly agreed to supply Google with its three-dimensional NAND flash (3D NAND) solid state drives.
Rivals Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics said on Tuesday they have agreed to call off all their legal disputes over alleged technology theft and vandalismincluding a conflict over a set of damaged washing machines.
IBM plans to invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and that it is building a cloud-based open platform designed to help its build IoT solutions.
Microsoft has included the new "Project Spartan" web browser in the latest release of Windows 10 Technical Preview build for PCs, which is ready for testing.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Google is updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single program.
Rapper Jay-Z unveiled a new version of Tidal, the music-streaming service he acquired this year, in an effort to compete with Spotify.
Amazon is launching Amazon Home Services , a new marketplace for on-demand professional services for your home.
Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
U.S. coding site GitHub is experiencing the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack in's history that had caused intermittent outages.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Intel is in talks to buy chipmaker Altera, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
Google is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to develop new technologies related to surgical robotics to benefit surgeons, patients and health care systems.
Microsoft said Friday the number of global law enforcement requests for user data fell in 2014.
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has dismissed an attempt by Google to prevent British computer users from being able to sue it in England.
Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones are areas that Facebook is investing in order to create a more useful social network.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
GE, Technicolor, Dolby, Philips and Mitsubishi Electric have formed HEVC Advance, a licensing administrator company for the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) video compression standard.
Amazon today announced unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive.
Twitter is introducing Periscope, a new app that lets you share live video from your mobile phone.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
F8, Facebook's annual developer conference, kicked off this morning in San Francisco, where the company announced more than 25 products and tools to help developers build and monetize mobile apps.
Microsoft's Project Spartan web browser will host a new rendering engine exclusively, with the Internet Explorer 11 to remain fundamentally unchanged from Windows 8.1, Microsoft says.
The European Commission has made it a priority to create a Digital Single Market: making the EU's single market freedoms "go digital", and boosting growth and jobs on the continent.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Facebook has just announced Layout from Instagram, a new app that lets you combine multiple photos into a single image.
Microsoft recently revealed details on the minimum PC, tablet and smartphone specifications required to run its upcoming Windows 10 operating system.
Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will deliver secure mobile productivity for businesses through a new Microsoft Office 365 and Samsung KNOX Business Pack.
Panasonic will provide royalty-free access to software, patents and experience from its product ecosystem to speed the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) software and services.
Cisco has warned owners of its Cisco Small Business SPA 300 and 500 Series IP phones, about a vulnerability of the device sthat could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to access sensitive information.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Google has started testing a new kind of ad-tracking system for Google Fiber TV customers in Kansas.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, will reportedly offer to take a stake in Sharp as part of assistance to help the troubled Japanese electronics manufacturer.
Following the disclosure of a 2012 report from the FTC's Bureau of Competition, Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to re-open its antitrust investigation of Google.
Security researchers who participated in the Pwn2Own hacking contest this week demonstrated remote code execution exploits against the top four browsers, and also hacked Adobe Reader and Flash Player plug-ins.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Google in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. aviation regulators have approved Amazon's inquiry to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce giant pursues its vision of speeding packages to customers through the air.
Three telecoms giants from China and the United States led international patent filing activity via the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2014.
Opera Software has acquired SurfEasy Inc., a Toronto-based company that provides a VPN solution for protecting customers' online privacy and security on smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sharp will axe more than 10 percent of its Japanese workforce starting in April, according to March 19 reports by Japanese newspapers Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) and Yomiuri Shimbun.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The U.S. music industry shrank 0.5 percent in 2014 as growth in streaming services failed to counter declining consumer spending on physical media.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Build 10041 for PCs, which comes with a collection of new functionality and bug fixes.
Starting today, you can access your personal music collection from OneDrive across your Windows devices with the Xbox Music app.
Sony's PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service, will launch today on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems.
A German regional court on Wednesday issued a ban on online taxi service Uber, adding to the company's troubles in Europe.
Microsoft planning to make a big push into the pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Facebook is adding a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more convenient way to send or receive money between friends.
Microsoft will introduce an automatic biometric sign-in option with its Windows 10 operating system due out later this year. The feature, called Windows Hello, means users will be able to scan their face, iris or fingerprint to verify identity and access Windows phones, laptops and personal computers.
Today from South by Southwest, Rhapsody is making a catalog of music available for sharing on Twitter.
At Microsoft Convergence 2015, Microsoft on Tuesday announced a partnership with Ford to help expand the automaker's connected car services.

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