Microsoft can now finally boast that Windows 8 can no longer be called "disaster like Vista" because in the latest table of operating systems in the world by analyst firm StatCounter, Windows 8 OS, has surpassed Vist which many call the biggest disaster in the history of the giant from Redmond.
Samsung Galaxy Note is a device that has achieved unexpected success. This device with a large screen has recorded very good sales, while about his popularity numerous rumors and leaks of information and photos are speaking for themselves.
Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-2 could be much faster it was prediceted. According to recent measurements in the standard Linpack benchmark, Tianhe-2 achieves 74 percent greater performance than current number 1 on the Top 500 list, American Titan.
There are few times in the consumer electronics world when one company can put a hurting on another in a truly significant way. Most of the time it is merely a matter of PR and marketing efforts to sway an increasingly jaded market. However, in the “next generation” console market there has been just such an event; Sony has just give Microsoft a rather solid kick to the groin. After watching Microsoft lock everyone into an always online connection, restricting used games and requiring the Kinect to use the new Xbox, Sony catered to the annoyed masses and offered them a better deal.
Apple has been having a rough time during the first few months of 2013. So far they have been taken to court over their eBook pricing efforts, their tax plans and have even had some older models of their iPhone and iPad banned from import into the US. This all happened to a company that was set to hit $1,000 a share in the latter half of 2012. Sadly for Apple many things have changed since then including their campaign to stomp out competition through the use of patents instead of innovation. Apple’s image and mythology has taken a huge blow while rival companies like Samsung, LG and even HTC and Motorola are working to push new technologies into their products (even if they might not make sense).
At the Moscone Center in San Francisco, everything is ready for Apple's WWDC conference, which begins on Monday. Although the conference has a developer character, there is a great public interest because announcements of a large number of news are expected.
Although there is the opinion that Haswell is still not ready for devices without a fan, it's not an opinion that everybody shares. Specifically, HP is planning device based on the new Intel-based cooling which will be done passively.
Richland are actually not so new even despite the new name, they are actually more or less chips based on the current Piledriver x86 architecture and VLIW4 graphics architecture known to us from previous APU's. A step forward was achieved in terms of performance due to a higher operating speeds of x86 cores but also of integrated GPU. A10-6800K, the fastest new APU also boasts support for the 2,133-megahertz memory which is quite important for users who intend to use the integrated graphics.
After the public release of the NSA’s PRISM program we are hearing that they have an open account with at least one cell service provider. The provider that we know about so far is Verizon and the NSA has quite the hold on them. It seems that Verizon must hand over the metadata for all calls made inside the US as well as calls that are to destinations outside the US. This type of wholesale spying is being granted under section 215 of the Patriot Act. These requests have to be processed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court with DoJ oversight to prevent abuse. At least that is how the system is supposed to work.
Microsoft just cannot get out of their own way. First they blunder with Windows RT and how they handled its introduction with partners and developers. After that they confused and annoyed consumers by making a drastic shift in the Window 8 UI. They did all of this despite consumer feedback that showed they probably should have stuck with a more familiar UI and OS. Now Microsoft is at it again as we find out more about the Xbox One’s data connection need and the trading or reselling of games.
New Nokia device codenamed EOS should be the first Windows Phone device with the PureView camera as the Model 808, but also with optical image stabilization as Lumia 920 has.The device should be equipped with, for this category, physically huge sensor of very high resolution.
What do Apple, Microsoft (Including Skype), Google (YouTube), Facebook, Yahoo, and PalTalk have in common? Well they all participate knowingly in one rather invasive program run by the NSA under the guise of National Security. The program called PRISM was started in 2007 in the last moths of the George W. Bush’s administration the program creates a cooperative system with the listed companies to allow the NSA to query systems for information. Ostensibly the program is intended to protect the US from foreign threats including terrorism, but it has such a wide license that it has already been shown to have captured data about US citizens. To make matters worse certain members of Congress knew about the project back in 2007 and even granted the DOJ the power to force companies to comply in 2008.
The press, in general, has an exceptionally short memory and at times many technical reporters cannot put two and two together to save their lives. This appears to be the case with some of the reports on AMD’s “new” plans to enter the Android market at full speed. The problem with these reports is that they keep forgetting time-lines, history and only seem able to report what is handed to them in a briefing or press release. Some of them seem to think that AMD was struggling to get back into game consoles and that AMD’s interest in Android is something new; neither of these are true.
Intel has officially unveiled the Thunderbolt 2, the second generation of fast interface for connecting computers with a variety of peripheral devices. Thunderbolt 2 is a more advanced controller codenamed Falcon Ridge, while the cables and connectors remain the same as they were in previous editions.
Unofficial photos of HTC's smartphone called HTC One Mini appeared on the internet, after rumors that were circulating for some time. Photos were published by Estonian blog Forte and on them we can see that thr device's design is very similar to One, but of course something smaller.
The previously announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with seven-inch diagonal screen will be joined by two more models. Their screens will have a diagonal of 8 and 10.1 inches, and both will have a screen resolution of 800x1280 pixels. 8 inch Samsung Tab 3 is envisioned as a lightweight device for reproduction of multimedia content, primarily written.
There are sharks in the waters of the social networking seas. Of course this is not news to anyone that can read or that has paid any attention to malware trends over the last few years. The sharks have hunters in the form of security companies. However as we all know security companies can miss things and are never ahead of the bad guys. This is the case as a piece of malware once thought safely covered has now resurfaced this is the Zeus Trojan and it is back swimming in the waters of Facebook and other social networks looking for victims.
At almost every Apple event there was a big reveal at the end. This was typically preceded by Steve Jobs making saying “just one more thing”. Well Apple had an interesting day yesterday and in keeping with their pattern there is “just one more thing”. On top of the mountain of evidence that Apple coordinated the eBook price fixing deal with five publishers and the news that Apple iOS devices are susceptible to malware via their charging systems we are also hearing that Samsung has won a product ban against some Apple products from the International Trade Commission.
Although to some it will seem that the new status on Eidos Montreal's twitter page makes no sense at all, those who follow the gaming industry will know they Eidos is preparing something great. Specifically, the phrase "Are YOU ready for The Fall?" is apparently associated with recently registered domain for Deus Ex: The Fall which belongs to Square Enix, the company owned by Eidos.
For those of you out there that might be laboring under the illusion that Apple products are safe and secure we have some bad news for you. Someone has developed a method of poisoning iPhones, iPads, iPods, well basically anything running iOS, through the use of their charging systems. This means that someone could sell you a compromised charger and take over your phone. This type of attack is hardware based and is almost impossible to get rid of; simply resetting the phone is not going to do it. This is also not the first time that someone has used Apple hardware to create a persistent infection. Not all that long ago someone showed how easy it was to infect the batteries on the MacBook and MacBook Pro. Even the Apple Bluetooth keyboard has been used to slip malware into Apple products.