Manufacturers on high tech island Taiwan are reporting that Apple’s iWatch is unlikely to see the light of day until 2015.
Speaking under terms of anonymity to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, the vendors say there’s still a way to go because components are still in their engineering verification stage and then has to undergo production verification testing. more»
DN Capital is going to create a $200 million VC fund based in the Smoke and will invest o software digimedia, mobile apps and e-commerce firms.
But it’s not the only VC firm to set up shop in London. Tech investments worth around $1.4 billion have arrived over the last six months. more»
Data from StatCounter Global Stats showed that Windows XP s still the world’s second most popular operating system.
That’s despite the fact that earlier this year Microsoft pulled the plug on XP, apart from on embedded devices.
StatCounter said that Windows 8.1 now has more volume than Windows 8.0 – representing 7.5 percent of OS share. more»
A team of sex mad geckos who were sent by the Russians to see what they could do in zero gravity returned to earth stone dead.
The geckos were sent aboard Russian satellite Foton M-4 to study effects of zero gravity on reproductive systems. more»
IT firm Logicalis said it has taken a 51 percent stake in a German company.
ITUMA, which is privaly owned, offers wi-fi services including 3D in location navigation, product promotions and retail ordering.
Why is Logicalis interested in this kind of stuff? more»
The coverage of the leak of celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud has been surprisingly free of blaming Job’s Mob for the leak.
In fact, some of the coverage has even praised Apple’s security for its magical encryption which apparently absolved Jobs’ Mob of all the blame for the hack. more»
EU watchdogs, which have been snuffling around the hindquarters of Oracle’s $5.3m takeover of Micros have barked that the deal has come up smelling of roses.
Oracle’s $5.3m takeover of retail and hospitality technology firm Micros Systems still has to get shareholder approval. more»
US companies are moaning that Chinese regulators are ganging up on Western tech outfits in a bid to shut them out.
The American Chamber of Commerce in China is fuming about a series of investigations scrutinising at least 30 foreign firms, as China enforces its 2008 anti-monopoly law. more»
A US judge has demanded that software giant Microsoft hand over emails which are stored on a foreign server to the government. Microsoft however has refused to do so until its appeal is heard in another court.
Apparently, the emails are sitting on a server in Ireland. more»
Chipzilla has released its first eight core desktop CPU targeted at gamers and computer users who need a little extra.
Dubbed Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition processor, the chip has 16 computing threads which, along with support for the latest DDR4 memory. more»
Market research firm IDC said it has lowered its forecast for tablet sales in 2014 almost halving its estimate of how many will ship.
The reason for that, according to the company, is that buyers in mature markets are contributing to flatness. more»
White Bull Summits, which runs an annual conference aimed at connecting startups and funds each year, said it is looking for nominations for 13 awards for people that have made a difference in the field.
It has 13 new categories which it will award at its Barcelona conference next month, including best male entrepreneur, best female entrepreneur, best law firm, best in communications and PR, best angel, best corporate VC, best executive search and others. more»
Chip licensing company ARM said it has signed its 50th licensing agreement for the v8-A processing technology and said 27 firms have signed up for the show.
Although it did not specify the names of the 27 companies they include the usual suspects like Samsung and we know that Intel is now a big ARM customer too. more»
A report said that the market for facial recognition is set to see 27.7 percent compount annual growth to 2018, when it will be worth around $6.5 billion.
The research from ReportsnReports.com said the market is segmented into various technologies including 2D, 3D, thermal imaging, “emotion” imaging and mobile. more»
The Chinese government has told Microsoft to explain to its finest antitrust watchdogs why it is an imperialist software outfit hell bent on playing monopoly behind the bamboo curtain.
It is giving Microsoft 20 days to come up with an answer which does not involve a dog eating its homework, the monopoly was being played when Microsoft got there, or the Chinese antitrust laws were chewed by Steve Ballmer who thought they were food. more»