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Microsoft May Take Massive Write-off From Nokia Acquisition

April 28, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Microsoft May Take Massive Write-off From Nokia Acquisition

Microsoft has hinted that it may take a huge write-off of its Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July. In the 10-Q filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, Microsoft said that its Phone Hardware division, which is based largely on the Nokia assets acquired last year for approximately $7.9 billion, lost money in the March quarter. With revenue at $1.4 billion for the period, Microsoft said, cost of revenue exceeded sales by $4 million, meaning the company lost about... 

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Nokia Says Reports Of Returning To Handset Business Are False

April 28, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Nokia Says Reports Of Returning To Handset Business Are False

Finland’s Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it was gearing up to return to manufacturing phones. “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false,”Nokia said in a statement posted on its website. “Nokia reiterates it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets.” However, Nokia has said it is looking into returning... 

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Groupon Refuses To Pay Bounty

April 28, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Groupon Refuses To Pay Bounty

Discount and deal site Groupon has a novel way of dealing with bounty hunters who point out security flaws in its systems. It lets them discover the flaws and refuses to pay up. Security researcher Brute Logic reported more than 30 32 XSS (cross-site scripting) issues with Groupon’s site which were particularly serious. Normally it would expect a bit of cash, but the company cited its Responsible Disclosure policy and told the bounty hunters to go forth and multiply. Brute Logic says that... 

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AMD’s Opteron Will Support 2P Sockets

April 28, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD’s Opteron Will Support 2P Sockets

Opteron processors based on the Zen architecture are coming in 2016 (hopefully) and we expect to see them using 14nm GlobalFoundries’ manufacturing process. What we can confirm is that the 32-core processor actually uses 8 cores per die on four die ona MCM (Multi Chip Module) socketed LGA design. Each MCM module with 8 cores has two memory channels with up to 2 DIMMs per channel. The maximum TDP for the Opteron Zen 2016 series is set at the standard 140W and there will be a 120W TDP SKU, as... 

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Will NASA Use Spy Telescopes To Search For Dark Energy?

April 28, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Will NASA Use Spy Telescopes To Search For Dark Energy?

NASA is considering requesting money in next year’s budget to eventually start using two space telescopes it received from the United States’ spy satellite agency, a senior official told Space.com. NASA received the telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in 2012. They have the same resolution as the agency’s famous Hubble Space Telescope, but a field of view 200 times wider. The telescopes are being eyed for use in a potential space mission called WFIRST-AFTA (the... 

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Project Fi Will Allow Google To Amass More User Data

April 28, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Project Fi Will Allow Google To Amass More User Data

As Google jumps into the Wi-Fi and cellular network services business, some are wondering what’s behind it. Google, known for its dominant search engine and Android operating system, has been stretching boundaries with newer projects like autonomous cars and robotics. Now it’s competing with the likes of wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T in the data and cellular market. While the latest Google move may look confusing, Project Fi is feeding Google’s long-term strategy... 

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Google Glass Gets Makeover By Luxottica

April 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Google Glass Gets Makeover By Luxottica

Luxottica, the Italian eyewear designer that owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is working with Google to create a new version of Glass, according it its CEO. The disclosure is a further indication that Google Glass, which is still being sold to business, will be revived at some point as a product for consumers. Luxottica is working with Google on a second version of Glass, and the online giant is also rethinking how a future model might look, Massimo Vian, one of Luxottica’s two CEOs, told shareholders... 

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Alibaba, China Telecom Partner Up To Sell Mobile Phones

April 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Alibaba, China Telecom Partner Up To Sell Mobile Phones

Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned ChinaTelecom Corp Ltd have developed a partnership to offer low-cost smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed “Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets”, will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba’s flagship Taobao online shopping platform or its home-grown YunOS mobile operating system, it said in a statement late on Friday. Buyers will be... 

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Samsung Tease Of A New Gear Smartwatch

April 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Samsung Tease Of A New Gear Smartwatch

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd dropped hints that there may be a new version of its Gear smartwatch on Friday, the same day that rival Apple Inc’s long-awaited wearable devices went on sale. The South Korean tech giant’s official blog post showed images of smartwatch with a round face – which would be a first for Samsung – and naming several partners, including Baidu Inc, Yelp Inc and CNN. Samsung also said it would release a wearable software development kit for third-party developers... 

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Will The Gaming Industry Pass $90 Billion In Sales This Year?

April 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
Will The Gaming Industry Pass $90 Billion In Sales This Year?

It’s going to be another big year for games, as Newzoo is projecting that 2015 will see global gaming revenues jump 9.4 percent year-over-year to $91.5 billion. The future looks bright as well, with the research firm’s upcoming Global Games Market Report projecting worldwide revenues to reach $107 billion in 2017. As the overall market grows, the distribution of where that money is coming from will also shift. Newzoo’s projections for this year have a surging Chinese market narrowly... 

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Dell Working On 120Gbs Deep Packet Inspection Firewall

April 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Dell Working On 120Gbs Deep Packet Inspection Firewall

Dell’s security division has announced that it is working on a next-generation Firewall (NGFW) that it claims is the first to deliver deep packet inspection (DPI) speeds of up to 120Gbps. The company will demonstrate these speeds at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week, and said that the NGFW cluster enables an “easy migration path” for the future growth of enterprise networks. Dubbed a “firewall sandwich” of high DPI performance, better security efficiency and... 

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Astronomers Find Visible Light From Alien Planet

April 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Find Visible Light From Alien Planet

Astronomers have detected an exoplanet’s visible-light spectrum directly for the first time ever, a milestone that could help bring many other alien worlds into clearer focus down the road. The scientists used the HARPS instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile to study the spectrum of visible light reflected off the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b, which lies about 50 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus. You can see... 

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Samsung Acknowledges Screen Rotation Issue With Galaxy S6 Edge Phones

April 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Acknowledges Screen Rotation Issue With Galaxy S6 Edge Phones

Samsung has finally acknowledged there is a screen rotation problem on a “very limited” number of Galaxy S6 Edge devices, which went on sale April 10. The company said a solution is already available, but didn’t disclose whether it is related to the device’s hardware or software or both. In a statement issued by email to Computerworld, a Samsung spokeswoman said: “Samsung is aware of an issue affecting screen rotation on a very limited number of Galaxy S6 Edge devices... 

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Mobile Ads Generate A Signficant Chunk Of Facebook’s Revenue

April 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Mobile Ads Generate A Signficant Chunk Of Facebook’s Revenue

Facebook continued expanding its business with ads placed on small screens last quarter, when it generated 73 percent of its sales from mobile ads. Facebook’s total first-quarter revenue was US$3.54 billion, up more than 40 percent from a year earlier, the company reported Wednesday. That was a bit less than the consensus analyst estimate of $3.56 billion, as polled by Thomson Reuters. With a bounty of personal data on its billion-plus members — many of whom now log in from their smartphones... 

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IBM Taking QRadar To The Cloud

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM Taking QRadar To The Cloud

IBM IS bringing its QRadar Security Intelligence technology to the cloud in a bid to help companies prioritize major security threats more quickly and free up critical resources to fight cyber attacks. The offering is available through a cloud-based software-as-a-service model, and comes with an IBM Security Managed Services option for security experts with more advanced skills. QRadar Security Intelligence comes in the form of two services. The first is IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud, which... 

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