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Apple Update Now Allows Mac Users To Install Windows 10 Creators Version

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Apple Update Now Allows Mac Users To Install Windows 10 Creators Version

Apple has updated macOS Sierra to version 10.12.5 with more than three dozen security patches, and a change that allows users install Microsoft’s latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs. Sierra 10.12.5 “adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp,” the update’s brief release notes read. Creators Update was the name Microsoft assigned to Windows 10 1703, the upgrade issued last month. Boot Camp, which is baked into macOS, lets... 

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India Woos Apple Expansion, Offers Tax Concessions

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
India Woos Apple Expansion, Offers Tax Concessions

India has proposed letting Apple Inc import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a top government official said. The tax concessions will be subject to the condition of increasing local value addition over a period of time. Apple Inc wants to expand its contract manufacturer’s facility in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, a federal minister said , as the iPhone maker seeks a bigger share in one of the world’s biggest smartphone markets. Cupertino,... 

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Expedia Now Accepting Online Reservations For Cuba

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Expedia Now Accepting Online Reservations For Cuba

U.S. online travel services company Expedia announced that it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, looking to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean island. Expedia joins a dozen U.S. airlines and cruise operators that have already ventured into the Cuban market since the United States announced a detente with its former Cold War foe in 2014 and eased travel and trade restrictions. “I see a lot of potential. We are talking about the largest country... 

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Is Nintendo’s Zelda Going Mobile?

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Is Nintendo’s Zelda Going Mobile?

Zelda will be the next Nintendo IP to get the mobile treatment, according to sources speaking to The Wall Street Journal, with the new title expected to follow the Animal Crossing later this year. The WSJ’s sources indicated that Animal Crossing is expected to launch in the second half of calendar 2017, with The Legend of Zelda to follow. However, the sources said that the order of the releases could still change, with Zelda arriving first. With games based on Fire Emblem and Super Mario Bros.... 

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Will SSDs Take The Place Of Hard Drives

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will SSDs Take The Place Of Hard Drives

Flash memory based solid state storage devices (SSD) are pushing hard disk drives out of the market and will replace them, according to the president of NAND controller developer Silicon Motion. Robert Fan told New Electronics  that SSDs were taking over the whole category now and we’re seeing with Seagate and Western Digital that their hard disk market is declining. Fan said flash moves the data quicker and more reliably. Because it is not mechanically-based it has better durability to withstand... 

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Intel Kittson Really A Successor To The Itanium Line

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Kittson Really A Successor To The Itanium Line

Intel has released the successors to the Itanium “Poulson” microprocessors and they are showing all the development and evolution of an Apple product. The Itanium 9720, 9740, 9750 and 9760 CPUs are better known as “Kittson” and really are so similar to their predecessor you could not tell them apart. In fact the only improvement in “Kittson” lineup is slightly increased operating frequency in two models. The new range has four and eight CPU cores depending on SKU,... 

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Google Unveil Cloud IoT Core Services For Businesses

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Google Unveil Cloud IoT Core Services For Businesses

Google has launched a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of Internet of Things devices. The service, Google Cloud IoT Core, is designed to help enterprises, including utilities and transportation agencies, securely connect globally distributed devices to the Google Cloud Platform. There, the data can be centrally managed and integrated with Google’s data analytics services, said Indranil Chakraborty, cloud product manager at Google. One customer who... 

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Samsung On The Hunt For Acquisitions

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Samsung On The Hunt For Acquisitions

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to continue their hunt for acquisition opportunities, a company executive said on Monday, as the firm seeks to build software and services to further differentiate its products. “We are going to be bullish on finding companies that fit our strategy,” Peter Koo, a senior vice president for Samsung’s mobile division, said during an investor event in Hong Kong. He did not elaborate on specific targets or technologies that Samsung is looking... 

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Angry Birds Movie To Get A Sequel, Says Rovio Entertainment

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Angry Birds Movie To Get A Sequel, Says Rovio Entertainment

Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment approved plans to proceed with a sequel to its Angry Birds movie, it said on Monday, aiming for release in September 2019. The Angry Birds Movie 2 will be produced with Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures, Rovio said. The first Angry Birds movie, released last year, earned about $350 million at the box office and gave a boost to Rovio’s game sales, helping the company to swing to an annual profit after years of falling... 

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Square Enix Is Giving IO Interactive The Boot

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Square Enix Is Giving IO Interactive The Boot

Square Enix is dropping IO Interactive, the Danish studio behind the long-running Hitman franchise. In a statement released today, the Japanese publisher said the decision was part of a strategy to “focus our resources and energies on key franchises and studios.” The withdrawal was in effect as of the end of the last financial year, on March 31, 2017, and resulted in a ¥4.9 billion ($43 million) extraordinary loss on the company’s balance sheet. Square Enix has already started... 

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Will HTC Ever Return To Profitability

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Will HTC Ever Return To Profitability

HTC, the original equipment manufacturer that designs its own mobile devices and Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, has announced net losses of $66.12 million for the first quarter of 2017. The company’s latest financials are the latest in a series – it’s had eight consecutive losses over the past two years. Like many smartphone and VR headset manufacturing companies, HTC had hoped that 2017 would turn out to be a much better year than 2016. The Taiwanese company’s earnings... 

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Water And Strange Cloud Pattern Found On Neptune Like Planet

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Water And Strange Cloud Pattern Found On Neptune Like Planet

HAT-P-26b lies about 430 light-years away from Earth. The alien planet circles very close to its host star, completing one orbit every 4.2 Earth days. This proximity suggests that HAT-P-26b is tidally locked, showing the same face to its star at all times, said Hannah Wakeford, co-leader of the new study and a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Sing, Wakeford and their colleagues analyzed observations made by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer... 

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First Of Its Kind Digital Control Tower Coming To London Airport

May 22, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
First Of Its Kind Digital Control Tower Coming To London Airport

Within two years, air traffic controllers in London won’t see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower. Staff will monitor planes with the help of high-tech 360-degree cameras and sensors fitted to a newly constructed tower, with data and a panoramic views all feeding through to the national air traffic control center in the southern town of Swanwick. The airport, which... 

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Companies Look To Kidnap Insurance Policies To Cover Ransomware Attacks

May 22, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Companies Look To Kidnap Insurance Policies To Cover Ransomware Attacks

Companies lacking cyber insurance are beginning to rely on policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry”, insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not widely used outside the United States, with one insurer previously describing the cost as $100,000 for $10 million in data breach insurance. Some companies do not even consider it because they do not think they... 

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Ford To Use Over-the-air Updates For Vehicle Software

May 22, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Ford To Use Over-the-air Updates For Vehicle Software

Ford Motor Co announced that it would enter into the growing arena of “over-the-air” software updates, adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped 2016 vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update. The latest upgrade to Sync 3, Ford’s interactive touch-screen system, will be accomplished through an over-the-air (OTA) update using Wi-Fi, not unlike how new software gets uploaded to smartphones by manufacturers. After Tesla Inc’s early lead in... 

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