It’s going to be difficult to say how much I miss my dear friend Dave Evans, who died last Saturday, after fighting hard with cancer for way too long, but I’ll have a bash.
I first met Dave in 1989 when he worked at ICL Today and I was editing PC Business World. more»
A survey has revealed that one in every six email messages never reaches peoples’ inboxes.
Return Path surveyed nearly 500 million messages from email marketers who have requested to be sent messages, and found that 11 percent of all emails goes missing while another six percent go straight into peoples’ spam or junk folders. more»
Networking giant Cisco claims it has introduced the first threat focused firewall.
Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services uses contextual awareness and controls to automatically assess threats, provide intelligence and improve defences to protect network.
Aimed at large enterprises, it includes Sourcefire’s Advanced Malware Protection and Next Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems. more»
A Taiwanese supplier has received strong order for Intel based Android “white box” tablets.
So says Digitimes, which quotes an insider at Insyde Software as spilling the beans. Insyde has investment from Intel inside.
He or she said Intel will ship 40 million tablet processors this year, according to the report. more»
The Swiss watchmakers, who Apple believes it will put out of business, have mocked Jobs’ Mob’s poor design efforts.
Luxury giant LVMH’s watch guru and industry legend Jean-Claude Biver told AFP that he expected a bit more from Apple and he was a bit disappointed. more»
EE said that you can now use your smartphone to travel on the London Underground.
Last month, EE introduced its “Cash on Tap” service for Transport for London (TFL) buses. Now, it says, that service is compatible with the Underground, trans, DLR Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster. more»
The NSA has poured cold water on the central plank of Edward Snowden’s statements that he was worried about overwhelming government spying and could not make anyone listen.
Snowden said that he had complained to his fellow workers about the snooping programmes but had to take action when no one listened. more»
Just in case you thought that the fear of a nuclear attack was so 1980s it was not worth worrying about, a US data centre is advertising that it can survive a nuclear event.
The centre in Boyers, is a 2,000-sq.-ft. more»
Broadwell is set to be the chip that Intel does not want to talk about as it enters next year with two chip line-ups.
Intel says that both Broadwell and Skylake will be in the shops in the same year, something the chip maker has managed to avoid doing before, with very good reason. more»
In what has to be the best proof of concept hacking of a printer, Context Information Security analyst Michael Jordon managed to get a Canon Pixma printer to run the game Doom.
Jordon said that Canon Pixma wireless printers have a web interface that shows information about the printer, for example the ink levels, which allows for test pages to be printed and for the firmware to be checked for updates. more»
While the UK is the biggest IT public spender, growth is very slow.
That’s according to a report from IDC, which surveyed western European spending in the IT sector.
The big five western European countries – the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy - represent over 75 percent of the $53 billion spent on hardware, software and IT services by the different government. more»
The chip division of Japanese giant Toshiba said it has started making fast 20 megapixel CMOS image sensors aimed at the high end smartphone market. Samples went out last month and full production will start in February next year.
That type of censor will give a smartphone the kind of capabilities more associated with high end and expensive digital cameras. more»
Revenues for Big Data technology and services will be worth $41.5 billion by 2018 and is growing now at a 26.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
That’s an estimate by market research company IDC. Ashish Nadkarni, research director at the company, said the hype was simmering down. more»
Software giant Microsoft said it has bought Mojang, which makes the video game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
The Swedish company has sold over 50 million copies but the three founders will leave the company.
Mojang said on its website change is scary, but “it is going to be good though. more»
A staggering 42 million driverless vehicles will be on our roads by 2035.
That’s the prediction of market research company ABI Research which said the numbers of driverless cars will ramp from 1.1 million in 2024 to over 42 million in 2035. more»