HTC One Max: HTC in the world of phablets

HTC One Max: HTC in the world of phablets

After the excellent HTC One, it was logical for HTC to sail into waters of large smartphones. As was the case with Sony Xperia Z and Z Ultra, HTC One Max is, basically, an enlarged HTC One, although t...

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn’...

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

Sometimes, it’s not possible to make the fastest device of a certain kind in the most elegant ways. Simply, it requires breaching the borders of the comfortable, so the result of the desire to reach t...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti: Maxwell take 1

During GPU history, it was often the case when new architecture debuted it didn’t do so with the most powerful graphic processor or with the most expensive model. NVIDIA decided to do the same again, ...

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Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business

Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to approval by Nokia’s shareholders, regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
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Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

ballmer-vMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire within the next 12 months. "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time," Ballmer said. Ballmer said he originally had planned to retire in the middle of the company's latest transition plan, but he felt the company needed a longer-term CEO who would be able to see Microsoft through its restructuring. Bill Gates, who was succeeded by Ballmer in 2000, will be involved in the hiring process. "I'll work closely with the other members of the board to identify a great new CEO," said Gates. "We're fortunate to have Steve in his role until the new CEO assumes these duties."

 

Douglas Engelbart computer mouse inventor dies

douglas engelbart and mouse-sComputing visionary and the man who invented computer mouse, Douglas C. Engelbart, has died aged 88. SRI International the research institute where he once worked said in a statement that he died peacefully at his home in Atherton, California on July 2.

“Doug was a giant who made the world a much better place and who deeply touched those of us who knew him,” said Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., president and CEO of SRI. “SRI was very privileged and honored to have him as one of our ‘family.’ He brought tremendous value to society. We will miss his genius, warmth and charm. Doug’s legacy is immense—anyone in the world who uses a mouse or enjoys the productive benefits of a personal computer is indebted to him.”

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New Intel CEO

332123-brian-krzanich-intel-cooIntel is to promote its chief operating officer Brian Krzanich to the role of CEO from 16 May, a move which brings to an end the chip giant’s search for a replacement for Paul Otellini, Mobileworldlive.com reported. Krzanich, 52, will become the sixth CEO in Intel’s history and has been with the world’s largest semiconductor company since 1982.

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Tickets for Apple's WWDC sold in minutes

Apple announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 10 through June 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. At the five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, enabling them to create incredible new apps with innovative features. WWDC will also feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies, as well as the popular Apple Design Awards, a showcase of the most outstanding apps available through the App Store and Mac App Store. According to reports, tickets were sold out in 2 minutes!
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Want to buy Linksys?

LinksysAnd we don't mean home router or switch, but a complete company. In order to sell Linksys division, Cisco has hired Barclays, Bloomberg reports. Potential sale will probably be far less than $500 million that Cisco originally paid in 2003, as Linksys is a "mature business" with low profit margins. Cisco wants to sell Linksys as part of its strategy to exit consumer businesses while expanding in corporate software and technology services.

 

Changes to Google Apps for businesses

google apps6464Starting December 6, there will be no more free Google Apps for business users. Instead of two versions, there will be one, said Clay Bavor, Director of Product Management, Google Apps in official blog post. Companies of all sizes will sign up for Google premium version, Google Apps for Business, which includes 24/7 phone support for any issue, a 25GB inbox, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee with no scheduled downtime. Pricing is still $50 per user, per year. This change has no impact on existing customers, including those using the free version. Google Apps for Education will be available as a free service for schools and universities.

 

Ericsson Application Awards

Ericsson Application Awards100 employees). There are two categories: one for students and one for companies. The purpose of the theme "Apps for City Life" is to promote innovations towards the Networked Society by connecting people, things and places to empower individuals and society.

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Malware pre-installed on new PC

Microsoft Security Essentials logoMicrosoft has published results of it's "Operation b70", an action to detect and interecept a huge botnet being spread through new PC sales. It sounds scary enough, but this might be the future. Supply chain, with most of the production in China, has proved to be least secure part of the new PC sales. We have fought for better OS, then for additional PC software to protect it, and now we hear that PCs get infected before we even open them.

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IDF 2012 San Francisco

Intel David Perlmutter sIntel Developer Forum started on Sept. 11, 2012. As usual, San Francisco event is the biggest of three annual IDF events. This year more than 5000 people attended the opening keynote. David Perlmutter, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Intel Architecture Group (IAG) and Chief Product Officer, gave an introduction speech how its future low-power processors will set a new standard for mobile computing experiences. Next year we should be able to witness the advances of 4th generation Intel Core processors and new concepts for Ultrabook and tablet design. Next generation "Haswell" microarchitecture will reduce the platform idle power by more than 20 times over the 2nd generation, while delivering outstanding performance. Intel will add a new line of even lower-power processors based on the same microarchitecture to its roadmap starting in 2013. These products empasize company's focus to lower the power consumption, enable longer battery life and enable new platform designs, for future mobile devices.

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