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Amazon Makes ‘Dash’ Button Free

September 4, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Amazon Makes ‘Dash’ Button Free

Amazon.com Inc announced that its ‘Dash’ button, which allows customers to place orders instantly, will now be effectively free. The company’s Prime members can now purchase the button for $4.99 and get the amount discounted on their first purchase using the button, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday. The button will now be available to all Prime members – those paying $99 a year for two-day delivery and other benefits. The company said it will add 11 more brands to the... 

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Can The Lenovo IdeaPad Challenge Microsoft’s Surface Pro?

September 4, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Can The Lenovo IdeaPad Challenge Microsoft’s Surface Pro?

Lenovo has unveiled it’s updated IdeaPad and IdeaCentre devices aimed at those looking to upgrade to Windows 10 systems, including a Skylake-powered Surface competitor. Lenovo’s new line-up includes seven computers, comprising the IdeaCentre AIO 700 desktop PC, the IdeaPad Miix 700a 2-in-1 tablet hybrid, and five laptops: the IdeaPad 300 and 500 and their lighter cousins, the IdeaPad 100S, 300S and 500S. Lenovo said that the new designs feature an option for Intel’s RealSense 3D cameras... 

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Researchers Explore Humans As Networks For Wearable Devices

September 4, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Researchers Explore Humans As Networks For Wearable Devices

People who wear networked gadgets all over their bodies could possibly become a network themselves. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found a way for wearables to communicate through a person’s body instead of the air around it. Their work could lead to devices that last longer on smaller batteries and don’t give away secrets as easily as today’s systems do. The proliferation of smartphones, smart watches, health monitoring devices and other gear carried... 

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SSD Sales Picking Up Steam

September 4, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
SSD Sales Picking Up Steam

Despite a shrinking PC market, unit shipments for SSD’s increased, according to a new report. Beancounters at Trendfocus have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and penned a report with the catchy title Quarterly NAND/SSD report covering the NAND and SSD industries’ performance in the second quarter. In the SSD market, unit shipments increased slightly by 2.9 per cent, despite the fact that a good portion of the volume is tied to a weak notebook PC market. This was caused... 

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Huawei Goes After High-end Smartphone Market With Mate S

September 4, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Huawei Goes After High-end Smartphone Market With Mate S

China’s Huawei Technologies has introduced a new smartphone , taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security. Huawei says it is one of the first smartphones to include a Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, enabling access... 

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Can Starshades Help In The Search For Alien Life?

September 4, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Can Starshades Help In The Search For Alien Life?

The next step in the exoplanet revolution may be an in-space “starshade” that lets alien worlds step out of a blinding glare. Researchers are testing designs for a starshade, which would fly in formation with a future space-based telescope. The starshade, also known as an “external occulter,” would block the light from a star while allowing the scope to spot emissions from much dimmer orbiting planets. Scientists are conducting desert tests of the technology on Earth. They’re... 

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Ericsson Developing Next-gen LTE, Focuses On IoT

September 3, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Ericsson Developing Next-gen LTE, Focuses On IoT

Ericsson is developing LTE with faster upload speeds, as well as using unlicensed spectrum to speed up downloads and customizing the technology for Internet of Things applications. The Swedish telecom equipment vendor is planning on showing off some of the developments at the CTIA Super Mobility conference next week in Las Vegas. 5G will likely be one of the hottest topics at CTIA, but LTE still has lots mileage left — after all, the first two letters stand for Long Term. And it’s a lot easier... 

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Verizon To Offer Virtualized Firewall Service

September 3, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Verizon To Offer Virtualized Firewall Service

Verizon will begin offering a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking. The goal is to help businesses such as manufacturers or retailers, who may be running networks in far-flung places, to have better security when connecting their applications to the corporate network, said Shawn Hakl, head of network platforms and managed services for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. The type of organizations Verizon is aiming to... 

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MediaTeks Helio X30 Processor Comes To Light

September 3, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
MediaTeks Helio X30 Processor Comes To Light

The rumored Helio X30 is real and if you thought that X20 was not enough to see off Snapdragon 820, it looks like the Helio X30 has a much better chance. All new Helio X20 deca-core has two A72 at 2.5GHz, four A53 at 2.0 and four A53 cores at 1.4 GHz. It has Core pilot 3.0 is a smart scheduler that decides which core gets what task. This processor has every chance to be faster than Snapdragon 620 from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 620 comes with four A72 cores at 1.8GHz and four A53 at 1.4 GHz but we... 

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Instagram Adds New Specialized Message Features

September 3, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Instagram Adds New Specialized Message Features

Facebook Inc’s Instagram unveiled new features that will allow users to exchange messages in private and group conversations as the photo and video-sharing service attempts to keep up with growing messaging service Snapchat. The upgrade by Instagram, which has more than 300 million users, is the latest move in the escalating battle for a young audience addicted to messaging with younger and hipper rival Snapchat, which has 100 million users and growing. The new features mean Instagram users... 

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nVidia Launches Grid 2.0

September 3, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
nVidia Launches Grid 2.0

Nvidia has announced the release of its Grid 2.0 servers and expects it will have industry support. The idea is to deliver even most graphics-intensive applications to any connected device virtually. Several major vendors including Cisco, Dell, HP and Lenovo have a GRID solution to run on 125 server models including new blade servers. Nvidia worked closely with Cytrix and Cmware to bring the powerful experience to the users. Nvidia tells us that IT departments can offer their workers the instant... 

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Is Life Spreading Across The Universe Like An Epidemic?

September 3, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Is Life Spreading Across The Universe Like An Epidemic?

As astronomers get closer to finding potential signatures of life on faraway planets, a new mathematical description shows how to understand life’s spread — and to determine if it’s jumping from star to star. If life arose on other planets, did it spontaneously grow from raw materials every time? Or did it dart from planet to planet and star to star, spreading across the universe? Telltale mathematical patterns of where life signatures appear could reveal the answer, authors of the... 

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Malware Being Preloaded On New Unused Phones, Study Reveals

September 2, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Malware Being Preloaded On New Unused Phones, Study Reveals

New phones are supposed to be a clean,untouched devices. But alarmingly, that’s not always the case. Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report. And it doesn’t appear the infection is occurring during manufacturing. “Somebody is unlocking the phone and putting the malware on there and relocking the phone,” said Andy Hayter, security evangelist for G Data. Many... 

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LinkedIn Rolls Out Revamped Messaging Service

September 2, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
LinkedIn Rolls Out Revamped Messaging Service

LinkedIn Corp has unveiled a revamped messaging service along the lines of modern chat apps, departing from its unpopular design that resembled email. The new service will include features such as GIFs and stickers to add a “little extra personality” to user’s chats, the company said in a blog post. The messaging service now has improved push and email notifications and messages are organized in a chat-style format with conversation threads akin to most messaging apps today such... 

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Xiaomi Develops Their Own SoC

September 2, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Xiaomi Develops Their Own SoC

Xiaomi is the latest big phone manufacturer trying to make its own SoCs to differentiate itself from the fearsome competition. China’s biggest smartphone manufacturer is working on its own SoC that is scheduled to appear in 2016. Details are thin on the ground but it would appear that the company is working on its own ARM based chip. This will help company to compete with Apple, Samsung and Huawei. These three already have an inhouse SoC. Apple started making its own SoC a while ago with the... 

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