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Mozilla Plans To Focus New Features On Secured Websites

May 4, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Mozilla Plans To Focus New Features On Secured Websites

Mozilla has decided to gradually favor HTTPS (HTTP Secure) connections over non-secure HTTP connections by making some new features on its browser available only to secured sites. The browser developer decided after a discussion on its community mailing list that it will set a date after which all new features will be available only to secure websites, wrote Firefox security lead Richard Barnes in a blog post. Mozilla also plans to gradually phase out access to browser features for non-secure websites,... 

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Apple Confirms Tattoo Interference Problems With iWatch

May 4, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Apple Confirms Tattoo Interference Problems With iWatch

Dark tattoos may interfere with the Apple Watch’s ability to montor and report a person’s heart rate, Apple confirmed on the device’s product support page. “Permanent or temporary changes to your skin, such as some tattoos, can also impact heart rate sensor performance. The ink, pattern, and saturation of some tattoos can block light from the sensor, making it difficult to get reliable readings,” Apple said. Some watch functions require direct contact with the skin... 

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IBM Goes Square In Quantum Computing

May 4, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM Goes Square In Quantum Computing

IBM has taken another big step in its quest to create a true quantum computer. The company has created a 2×2 quantum bit (qubit) superconductor chip which, when chilled to a fraction above absolute zero, becomes capable of carving through calculations like a knife through digital butter. The chip would need to connect hundreds of qubits, rather than just two, to be a viable infrastructure for supercomputing, but it represents an important step forward in the quest for a machine that can go where... 

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Windows 10 Goes Raspberry Pi

May 4, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Windows 10 Goes Raspberry Pi

Microsoft has released the catchily-named Windows 10 IoT Core Insider developer preview for devices including the Raspberry Pi 2 and Intel’s Minnowboard Max. Microsoft warned that the software is pretty rough around the edges, but Steve Teixeira, director of programme management for Internet of Things (IoT) at the firm, said that Microsoft wanted to give makers “the opportunity to play with the software bits early” to get feedback on what’s good, and what’s not. Teixeira... 

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Does A Graveyard Of Stars Reside Near The Center Of The Milky Way?

May 4, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Does A Graveyard Of Stars Reside Near The Center Of The Milky Way?

The remains of thousands of stars might exist in a vast graveyard near the giant black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, a region where dead stars feed on companions like zombies and unleash X-ray “howls,” researchers say. Scientists have long thought that a monster black hole with the mass of 4.3 million suns, named Sagittarius A* (pronounced Sagittarius A star), lurks at the heart of the Milky Way. Recently, astronomers discovered that a surprising number of young, massive... 

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Verizon Investing In ‘Smart Cities’ Services

May 4, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Verizon Investing In ‘Smart Cities’ Services

Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions unit has announced a bigger push into smart cities and smart agricultural support services that rely on wireless networks and Internet of Things technologies. The new initiatives include alliances with the Smart Cities Council and the Thrive Accelerator mentorship program to promote smart farming. Verizon is also a partner in an AgTech Summit coming in July with Forbes. Dan Feldman, Verizon’s director of IoT Smart Cities, said city leaders in the U.S.... 

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A Resurgent Sony Sees Big Rise In Profits

May 1, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
A Resurgent Sony Sees Big Rise In Profits

Japanese consumer electronics maker Sony Corp expects operating profit to more than quadruple this year, as strong sales of camera sensors and cost reductions anchor a much needed turnaround after years of losses on TVs and mobile phones. Sony said on Thursday it estimates operating profit will jump in the year ending March 2016 to 320 billion yen ($2.7 billion). For the previous fiscal year, operating profit was 68.5 billion, in line with an April 22 forecast. This year’s earnings would... 

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White House Unveils Free E-books Program

May 1, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
White House Unveils Free E-books Program

President Barack Obama has announced a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. Working with publishers and libraries, the White House sees the modest plan as part of a strategy to address inner city problems by increasing educational opportunities for kids – woes brought into focus with recent riots in nearby Baltimore. “If we’re serious about living up to what our country is about, then we have to consider what we can do to provide opportunities in every community,... 

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Is Samsung The Top Player In The Smartphone Arena?

May 1, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Mobile
Is Samsung The Top Player In The Smartphone Arena?

Samsung Electronics is winning the Smartphone war, despite what you might be reading in the mainstream press. According to the company it expects earnings to rise in the second quarter after posting its highest profit in three quarters in January-March, boosted by strong demand for its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones. To make matters even more cheery for Samsung, researcher Strategy Analytics saying the South Korean giant overtook Apple as the world’s top smartphone maker in the first quarter. Samsung... 

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Imagination Technologies Opens MIPS CPU Architecture

May 1, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Imagination Technologies Opens MIPS CPU Architecture

Imagination Technologies has fully opened up its MIPS CPU architecture to universities across the world so that professors, students and researchers can access and study the inner workings of the processor. Imagination is hoping that the move will lead to “a new wave of innovation” in fields like the Internet of Things, mobile, automotive and others. MIPS, originally an abbreviation of Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages, is a RISC processor and follows in the footsteps... 

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Astronomers Capture Young Star Binging

May 1, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Capture Young Star Binging

A young star in the earliest phase of its life has erupted after gobbling up gas and dust, and appears to be the earliest such burst ever recorded. The eruption was first recognized in 2014, when astronomer Emily Safron, who had just graduated from the University of Toledo in Ohio with her bachelor’s degree, noticed an object in her data that was brightening dramatically over time. The finding not only marks the earliest eruption ever recorded but also sheds light on how stars grow to be so massive... 

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Microsoft To Allow Android, iOS Apps To Be Ported To Windows Phones

May 1, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Microsoft To Allow Android, iOS Apps To Be Ported To Windows Phones

Microsoft Corp is will remove obstacles for apps written for rival Google Inc’s  Android and Apple Inc’s iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company’s operating systems chief said. The move marks a radical shift in strategy for the world’s biggest software company, which still dominates the personal computer market but has failed to get any real traction on tablets and phones, partly because of a lack of... 

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Best Buy Changes Course, Decides To Accept Apple Pay

April 30, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Best Buy Changes Course, Decides To Accept Apple Pay

Best Buy said its customers could start using Apple Pay from Monday to shop using its app through the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, thus appearing to break ranks with a group of leading U.S. merchants who are backing an alternative payment system. “The acceptance of Apple Pay in the Best Buy app is the latest enhancement for our mobile platform,” the giant retailer said in a statement on Monday. Best Buy stores in the U.S. will start accepting Apple Pay later this year, it added. Apple... 

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Samsung Exploring Wearables For Enterprise Users

April 30, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Exploring Wearables For Enterprise Users

Samsung Electronics thinks it can make work fun and more productive with its wearable devices and virtual-reality headset. The mobile-device company is currently selling smartwatches and the Gear VR headset mostly to consumers, but it is exploring the use of wearables in business with some companies. It is also working with developers to write applications, which are important for smartwatches, and also developing content, a key driver for headsets. Businesses are interested in smartwatches for alerts... 

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Core i7 6700K Is The Top Of The Line For Skylake-S

April 30, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Core i7 6700K Is The Top Of The Line For Skylake-S

It looks like there will be plenty of Skylake products and Skylake-S will be the true successor of Haswell / Haswell refresh processors. There will be some Broadwell-based desktop processors, but the real successor of Intel’s Core i7 4790K is going to end up with the Core i7 6700K brand name. The Core i7 6700K is clocked at 4.0GHz and with Turbo Boost it can reach 4.2GHz. It has 8MB cache, four cores and eight threads. The interesting part is support for DDR4 2133MHz or DDR3L 1600M. This should... 

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