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IKEA Launches Wireless Charging Furniture Collection

April 17, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
IKEA Launches Wireless Charging Furniture Collection

IKEA has rolled out its Wireless Charging collection of furniture, which has built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for compatible mobile phones. In addition to offering bedside tables, floor- and table lamps, desks and simple charging pads, IKEA is also selling a DIY kit that lets users embed wireless chargers into furniture of their choice. The furniture, and other items in IKEA’s wireless charging collection, ranges in price from $9.99 to $119. The Wireless Charging collection will be rolled... 

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Twitter Re-designs Home Page, Hopes To Attract New Users

April 17, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter Re-designs Home Page, Hopes To Attract New Users

Twitter, hoping to attract new users, is turning its home page into a portal for news and content around dozens of topics. Twitter.com has been redesigned to make content posted to the site more accessible to people who do not have accounts with the service. Those people can visit the site, and as of Wednesday they will find 18 tabs leading to streams of content on various topics, whether it be country singers, general news, or travel guides. There’s also dozens of other curated streams of... 

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Huawei Unveils P8 And P8 Max Smartphones

April 17, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Huawei Unveils P8 And P8 Max Smartphones

China’s Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 and P8 Max mobile phones, devices that stack up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget. The P8, which runs Google’s Android operating system, has a 5.2 inch display screen — slightly larger than the Samsung Galaxy S6, unveiled last month, and the iPhone 6 — and an eight-core 64-bit processor. Made from a single piece of metal, the phone is thinner than its rivals, with a width... 

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Samsung Starts Producing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives

April 17, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Samsung Starts Producing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics has started mass production of what it claims is the industry’s first Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD), which has an M.2 form factor for use in PCs and workstations. Samsung said in an announcement that it is “the first in the industry” to bring NVMe SSDs to OEMs for the PC market. The SM951-NVMe operates at low power in standby mode and is the most compact of any NVMe SSD out there, according to the firm. “Our new NVMe SSD... 

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Midiatek Developing Two SoC’s for Tablets

April 17, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Midiatek Developing Two SoC’s for Tablets

MediaTek is working on two new tablet SoCs and one of them is rumored to be a $5 design. The MT8735 looks like a tablet version of Mediatek’s smartphone SoCs based on ARM’s Cortex-A53 core. The chip can also handle LTE (FDD and TDD), along with 3G and dual-band WiFi. This means it should end up in affordable data-enabled tablets. There’s no word on the clocks or GPU. The MT8163 is supposed to be the company’s entry-level tablet part. Priced at around $5, the chip does not appear to feature... 

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Was Earth Hit By A Mercury Size Object?

April 17, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Was Earth Hit By A Mercury Size Object?

A key ingredient of the early Earth may have been a chunk of rock much like Mercury, scientists say. This finding could help explain how Earth’s magnetic field has lasted for billions of years, researchers added. Scientists think Earth formed at about the same time as the sun and the rest of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago from a giant, rotating cloud of gas and dust. Earth and the other rocky planets coalesced from smaller asteroid-sized bodies that accreted or stuck together... 

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RadioShack Moving Forward With Plans To Sell Customer Data

April 16, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
RadioShack Moving Forward With Plans To Sell Customer Data

RadioShack plans to keep moving forward with its plan to sell its customer data, despite opposition from a number of states. The company has asked a bankruptcy court for approval for a second auction of its assets, which includes the consumer data. The state of Texas, which is leading the action by the states, opposed the sale of personally identifiable information (PII), citing the online and in-store privacy policies of the bankrupt consumer electronics retailer. The state claimed that it found... 

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Jawbone, Amex Team Up On NFC Enabled Fitness Band

April 16, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Jawbone, Amex Team Up On NFC Enabled Fitness Band

Fitness-band maker Jawbone and charge card company American Express plan to give cardholders the ability to purchase goods using a future fitness band equipped with NFC, according to a report. Neither company would confirm the new product, said to be announced this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report said AmEx payments won’t be possible with the coming Jawbone UP3, but will appear on a future product. Apple Watch, which last Friday went on pre-order, will also support NFC payments.... 

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RedHat And Canonical Discuss Linux 4.0

April 16, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
RedHat And Canonical Discuss Linux 4.0

Red Hat has been telling everyone  its plans to integrate the latest Linux 4.0 kernel into its products. In a statement, a spokesman told us, “Red Hat’s upstream community projects will begin working with 4.0 almost immediately; in fact, Fedora 22 Alpha was based on the RC1 version of the 4.0 kernel. “From a productization perspective, we will keep an eye on these integration efforts for possible inclusion into Red Hat’s enterprise portfolio. “As with all of our enterprise-grade... 

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Altera Shareholders Not Too Happy With Intel’s Merger Offer

April 16, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Altera Shareholders Not Too Happy With Intel’s Merger Offer

Several key Altera shareholders have forced the company back to the negotiating table to discuss the merger with Intel. Talks with Intel broke down over the price, which Alteria management felt was too low. Cadian Capital Management and TIG Advisors, have told Alteria to stop mucking about and talk turkey with Chipzilla. In letters to Altera’s management, shareholders have raised concerns about the company’s ability to create value on its own that matches Intel’s offer, Bloomberg... 

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Samsung Has A Team Devoted To Making Screens For Apple Devices

April 16, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Has A Team Devoted To Making Screens For Apple Devices

Samsung Electronics Co has put together a standalone team of about 200 employees to work exclusively on making screens for rival smartphone maker Apple Inc’s products, Bloomberg reported, citing people with direct knowledge of the matter. The team at Samsung Display Co, which provides screens for iPads and MacBooks, helps develop products and is only allowed to share information about Apple’s business within the group, Bloomberg said. The team, formed on April 1, also helps with sales... 

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Scientist Map Image Of Dark Matter

April 16, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Scientist Map Image Of Dark Matter

In the universe, dark and light tend to cluster together, according to new maps that chart the location of dark matter over a large portion of the sky. The new maps show that in some places there are large amounts of dark matter, while in others it is almost entirely absent. The researchers who made the maps also looked at the location of regular matter — huge clusters of galaxies — and show that the two appear to be linked: the galaxy clusters tend to lie close to where the dark matter lies. The... 

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Sprint Offering In Home Technology Set-up Service

April 15, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Sprint Offering In Home Technology Set-up Service

Dealing with a highly competitive market, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint is offering to deliver and set up phones, tablets and other connected devices for free at homes, offices and other locations chosen by the customer. The offer is limited to eligible upgrade customers, but starting in September, new customers in selected markets will be able to choose the new Direct 2 You option, when buying online or through call centers. Launching in the Kansas City metropolitan area on Monday, the program will... 

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Will Moore’s Law Become More Important In The Next Twenty Years?

April 15, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will Moore’s Law Become More Important In The Next Twenty Years?

Moore’s Law will be more relevant in the 20 years to come than it was in the past 50 as the Internet of Things (IoT) creeps into our lives, Intel has predicted. The chip maker is marking the upcoming 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law on 19 April by asserting that the best is yet to come, and that the law will become more relevant in the next two decades as everyday objects become smaller, smarter and connected. Moore’s Law has long been touted as responsible for most of the advances in... 

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Intel Gives More Detail On Knights Landing

April 15, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Intel Gives More Detail On Knights Landing

Intel has been publishing more information about its Knight’s Landing Xeon Phi (co)processors. Intel has given WCCF Tech an Intel produced PDF which was released to provide supplementary info for the 2015 Intel Developer Forum (IDF). The document outlines some spectacularly beefy processors Intel is going to produce as part of its professional Xeon Phi range. The document, which is short on car chases and scantily clad women tells the story of a 72 Silvermont core Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor. The... 

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