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The Future Of BlackBerry Points To Software

BlackBerry knows who is paying the bills. And it isn’t people buying their smartphones.<p>BlackBerry’s revenue these days comes mostly from its enterprise clients that use its services for security and management of mobile devices and applications. In its most recent quarter, almost half of the …

SATA 3.2 standard finalized, promises faster and smaller storage

There's no doubt that Serial ATA storage is hitting a wall when even mainstream PCs like the MacBook Air and VAIO Pro use the PCI Express interface to get around performance bottlenecks. It's a good thing that SATA-IO just ratified the improved SATA 3.2 specification, then. The new standard centers …

Tablet Tribulations: Asus Dumps Windows RT While NVIDIA Hopes For The Best

Asus may have a hand in producing Google’s refreshed Nexus 10 Android tablet, but recent remarks from the company’s chief executive reveal that the Taiwanese company is turning up its nose at the prospect of making another Windows RT-powered tablet entirely.<p>“It’s not only our opinion,” CEO Jerry …

Twisted magnetic atoms could lead to hard drives that store 20 times more data

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: R. Wiesendanger, University of Hamburg<p>Within your computer’s hard drive, there is a spinning disk coated in a …

Here’s why Intel announced a custom silicon business today

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In what looks like a noteworthy shift for the chip giant, Intel says it is inside the custom silicon business, showing off its …

The coating that makes iPhones touch sensitive is running out

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger …

LG teases G2, an Android phone with Qualcomm’s fastest superchip

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The race for phones with Qualcomm’s(s qcom) best mobile chip is on and it appears that LG will cross the finish line on Aug. …

iPad Mini Retina's display is a moving target: Here's why

Exactly when Apple's Retina version of the iPad Mini will appear isn't easy to predict. That's because display suppliers' plans change -- sometimes frustratingly often.<p>By all accounts, the Retina Display slated for a future version of iPad Mini is really hard to make. NPD DisplaySearch, IHS …

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Windows 8 Now up to 4.27% Market Share, Not at Windows 7's Expense

As we move closer to the middle of 2013, Windows 8 is still growing its share steadily but slowly, as Windows XP and Vista decline. Last month, Windows 7 managed to regain some share, showing that despite its recent declines, it’s still going to be used for quite some time.<p>The latest market share …

IE10 Passes IE7 and IE6, Firefox Up but Chrome Down

The browser war continues into the middle of 2013. May saw the second full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, as well as the release of Firefox 21 and Chrome 27. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Chrome lost share last month.<p>Between April and May, Internet …

Intel unveils quad-core Haswell-based microprocessors

Intel debuted the chips based on its fourth-generation Core microarchitecture, previously codenamed Haswell. Today’s first batch of microprocessors include quad-core processors for laptops and desktops.<p>The world’s biggest chipmaker has been teasing the chips for a year, as they features the biggest …

Mozilla coder: Chrome violates Google's own Blink principles

Programmer Robert O'Callahan says Google's Native Client technology contradicts laudable Web standards principles the Net giant laid out for Blink, its new browser engine project.<p>With a project called Portable Native Client now making its way into Chrome and potentially onto the Web itself, Google …

Is Hulu Really Worth 45% Less Than Tumblr?

Now that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has Tumblr in the bag for a cool $1.1 billion, AllThingsD reports that she may buy Hulu for between $600 million and …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

Five Companies That Are In Line To Dominate The Post-PC World

Think of the PC and we immediately think of companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and to a lesser extent smaller players such as AMD, NVIDIA, and Dell. These companies help shape and steer the PC industry for several decades.<p>But that reign is coming to an end. As consumers and enterprise buyers spend …

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

The Future of Wireless Power

We live in a wireless world. Cell phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G, 3G, 4G — the always on, always connected world of digital devices is driven by the magic of wireless. But all our devices, from smart phones to laptops, still rely on cords and plugs for charging. Everyone’s had their cell phone become …

In 2013, the keys to Android are still held by the carriers

This year's flagships, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, are locked down<p>Just under two years ago, HTC's CEO responded to public pressure by making an equally public promise: "We will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices." Today, that promise is only half-kept by HTC, while other …

Access Denied: why Android’s broken promise of unlocked bootloaders needs to be fixed

As Google’s dream of ‘openness’ malfunctions, the case for hackable devices is stronger than ever<p>Remember when mobile hardware manufacturers like HTC and Motorola promised to help customers unlock the bootloaders on their Android devices, paving the way to the promised land of rooting, mods, and …

Mozilla Brings Desktop App and HD Video Streaming To The Browser

Mozilla is partnering with cloud-based 3D graphics rendering firm OTOY to develop a new codec called ORBX.js, which is capable of streaming high-definition video and Windows, Linux or Mac OS X apps to any browser that supports HTML5.<p>The breakthrough will allow users to run high-end desktop …

Plan to boost in-flight Internet could wreak havoc on satellite networks

Qualcomm wants to beam signals to airplanes from 150 ground stations.<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) next Thursday will consider a plan …

Chrome Packaged Apps Come to the Chrome Web Store

Google on Wednesday announced that Chrome packaged apps are now available in the Chrome Web Store, meaning you don’t need a direct link to get them anymore. That being said, they are still limited to users that have switched to Chrome’s developer channel on Windows and Chrome OS.<p>For those who don’t …

Touch devices to drop to $200, says Intel CEO

Touch laptop prices are headed south. Way south, according to Intel executives.<p>The price of Intel-based touch devices, including laptops, will sink to price points that penetrate inexpensive tablet territory. These new "innovative" designs will be based on Intel's Atom chip, Intel executives said …

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Food Stamps Are The New Normal In The US Lackluster Economic Recovery

American investors lost trillions in net worth as the stock markets plunged, and the federal government shoveled out trillions more in bailouts, safety-net subsidies, and stimulus programs that promised a soft landing and then a steady recovery based on a more-sound economic foundation.<p>The Obama …

3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute

We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy data rates of up 3Gbps have are indeed feasible. The boost comes from its latest enhancements, allowing …

Will a third major platform benefit Android users ?

Google and Apple are the two companies that provide the dominant operating systems in the mobile industry. Microsoft and BlackBerry (formerly RIM) are struggling to regain some relevance, while companies new to the game, such as Amazon, Ubuntu, and Mozilla are also aiming to take a bite of this …

Apple says VPN changes coming in iOS thanks to VirnetX verdict

The changes will be distributed as part of an iOS update later this month.<p>Apple has been forced to change how iOS devices use VPN following a $368.2 …

You want to crunch top-secret data securely? CryptDB may be the app for that

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>There are lots of applications for data crunching in the security-obsessed worlds of the defense, …