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Will Windows 10 On ARM Finally Materialize?

December 9, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Will Windows 10 On ARM Finally Materialize?

Microsoft dropped a bomb on December 7th.  At WinHEC it announced that the Next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors have full Windows 10 support. Yes, this time, they will run every Windows X86 application via an emulator. It looks like 2017 will be a fun year. Qualcomm,  all of a sudden got support for Windows 10 on its mobile computing devices. This will enable new anytime, anywhere connected device form factors. What Qualcomm and Microsoft are trying to say is that you can expect some... 

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Samsung Still Facing Challenges Recovering Galaxy Note 7 Phones

December 9, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Still Facing Challenges Recovering Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Samsung’s recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones because of exploding batteries remains a challenging task, and some users, for example, in Canada, are still not exchanging their devices for a refund or a different phone. The South Korean company has decided to cut these phones from the network, adopting similar measures to those taken last month in New Zealand and earlier this month in Australia. The company said Wednesday that starting Dec. 12, functional limitations on Note7 phones, including curbs... 

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VW’s Porsche Being Probed For Software Manipulation Regarding Emissions

December 9, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
VW’s Porsche Being Probed For Software Manipulation Regarding Emissions

Germany is looking into whether Volkswagen’s (VW) sportscar brand Porsche used software to disguise exhaust emissions, the country’s car industry regulator said on Thursday, in a fresh blow to VW’s attempts to move on from a 15 month-old scandal. Germany’s Motor Transport Authority, KBA, said it was examining software that can measure the angle of a car’s steering wheel. At stake is whether Porsche used software to detect whether its cars were being subjected to laboratory... 

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Turner Broadcasting To Create Shows Exclusively For Snapchat

December 9, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Turner Broadcasting To Create Shows Exclusively For Snapchat

Turner Broadcasting System Inc will develop additional video content for mobile app Snapchat and team up with the social media company on advertising, Turner announced, as they expand a partnership to broaden their reach among millennials. TV networks of the Time Warner Inc unit, including TBS and Adult Swim, will create original series exclusively for the unit of Snap, Inc, the broadcaster said in a statement. The companies also renewed their March agreement for Snapchat to create Live Stories,... 

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Does AMD Have A New Graphics Card In Route?

December 9, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Does AMD Have A New Graphics Card In Route?

A mystery AMD GPU has been spotted in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database, which goes in line with previous rumors that AMD is possibly preparing a new graphics card, called the RX 490. The Radeon RX 490 has been already spotted online a few times and there have been quite a few rumors that AMD is working on a new graphics card. According to newest benchmark results, the graphics card, with Device ID 687F:C18, is very close to the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080. While it is currently anyone’s... 

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Is FitBit King Of Wearables?

December 9, 2016 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Is FitBit King Of Wearables?

You might not be aware of it, because the Tame Apple Press is going on an offensive, but Apple is losing the wearable’s market to Fitbit. Today the tech press was full if a bizarre story claiming that Apple was going to clean up this Christmas with its iWatch. This is news to use because we knew that sales in the iWatch were falling. Nevertheless, Tim Cook was being quoted on Reuters as saying this would be the best Christmas ever for Jobs’ Mob’s iWatch. We wondered how the story even got... 

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Sony Plans To Release Six Smartphone Games Next Year

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Sony Plans To Release Six Smartphone Games Next Year

Japan’s Sony Corp  will release as many as six mobile phone games in the next year, looking to build on its own gaming franchises success off of console rival Nintendo Co’s Pokemon GO. The upcoming titles will free up some of Sony’s popular gaming franchises, such as Everybody’s Golf, from PlayStation consoles to make them available on Apple Inc’s  iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms. An aggressive push into the rapidly growing segment is seen as a necessity... 

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Google Data Centers Push For 100% Renewable Energy Usage In 2017

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Google Data Centers Push For 100% Renewable Energy Usage In 2017

Google announced that it will be able to power all of its global data centers and corporate offices from 100% renewable energy in 2017, a goal the company has been working toward for years. Back in 2010 Google began signing long-term contracts to purchase renewable energy directly from solar and wind farm suppliers. The company’s first contract was to purchase all the electricity from a 114-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Iowa. Last year, Google purchased another 842MW of renewable energy, nearly... 

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‘Stegano’ Malvertising Ads Expose Millions Of Online Users To Hacking

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
‘Stegano’ Malvertising Ads Expose Millions Of Online Users To Hacking

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code embedded in the pixels from tainted banner ads designed to install Trojans and spyware, according to security firm ESET. The attack campaign, called Stegano, has been spreading from malicious ads in a “number of reputable news websites,” ESET said in a Tuesday blog post. It’s been preying on Internet Explorer users by scanning for vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and then exploiting them. The attack is designed to... 

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Will Facebook Get Acquired By Evil Google?

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Will Facebook Get Acquired By Evil Google?

The word on the information street is that Google wants to buy Facebook. It is entirely speculative, but could have legs. Information leaked suggests that talks are well advanced between the two companies. Anecdotal evidence from many Facebook users suggests that talks are well advanced and the companies are already sharing experimental data, between themselves, of user data. Other sources suggest that Microsoft (Vole) is also interested in Facebook and, conversely, that Facebook is interested in... 

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Will EA Copy Activision’s Gaming Strategy With Battlefield?

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Gaming
Will EA Copy Activision’s Gaming Strategy With Battlefield?

According to the announcement made by EA earlier this week, it appears that there won’t be any new Battlefield game for a “couple of years”. The announcement, which says that there are no plans for a new Battlefield game for another “couple of years”, was made during EA’s Investor Program by EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen and came as a rather big surprise, especially considering that the latest Battlefield 1 was a big success. It appears that... 

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Is Apple Still In The Self-Driving Car Arena?

December 8, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Is Apple Still In The Self-Driving Car Arena?

Apple has written to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claiming that was still interested in making self-driving cars. Jobs’ Mob got a black eye in its self-driving car plans when it found that car makers were not the push over it expected. Jobs’ Mob arrived on the scene expecting car makers to fall over themselves to make Apple their partner. It made a list of demands about the way it was going to turn out and the car makers just laughed. As a result, Apple appeared to... 

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Nikola Motor Co. Debuts Hydrogen Fuel-cell 18-Wheeler

December 7, 2016 by   | Category: Around The Net
Nikola Motor Co. Debuts Hydrogen Fuel-cell 18-Wheeler

Startup Nikola Motor Co. took the wraps off of their hydrogen fuel-cell powered 18-wheel tractor trailer truck that will have a range of 800 to 1,200 miles on a fill-up, which is nearly double that of any other semi-truck on the road. The custom-built, hydrogen-electric, 800-volt fuel cell 18-wheeler, a class 8 rig that will be able to haul 80,000 lbs., will be more powerful than any other production diesel truck on the road, the company said.  In May, the company announced that its first class... 

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Apple Watch Sales Off To A Strong Start During Holiday Season

December 7, 2016 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Apple Watch Sales Off To A Strong Start During Holiday Season

Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers racked up an impressive record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc  Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters. Cook said the gadget’s sell-through – a measure of how many units are sold to consumers, rather than simply stocked on retailers’ shelves – reached a new high. Cook’s comments followed a report on Monday from technology research firm... 

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Smartphone-based Bank Number26 Expanding

December 7, 2016 by   | Category: Mobile
Smartphone-based Bank Number26 Expanding

Mobile phone only bank Number26 is now offering its services in 17 countries in the euro zone, expanding from a smaller core of European markets it entered a year ago, it said on Tuesday. The Berlin-based company is backed by Li Ka-shing, one of Asia’s richest men and Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, along with other investors including Berlin’s Earlybird Ventures and Zurich-based Red Alpine. The company, which received its own banking license from... 

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