Following a report earlier this week that Hillary Clinton used a private email system to conduct government business, she said late last night that she wants the State Department to release all the emails.
Clinton is widely expected to run for president of the US in 2016. more»
A European Union committee of the House of Lords is recommending that the EU make an online register of people who own drones.
It wants the EU to have a database aimed first at businesses and then individuals who own drones. more»
Macro 4 said it is now a piece of cake to connect via the web to your IBM mainframe -if you have one of those in your back room using a smartphone and a tablet.
The company has released a new version of Tubes for z/OS. more»
Apple was originally going to release a 12.9 inch iPad this spring but now it appears the project will be put back to later this year, or even early in 2016.
The Wall Street Journal said that manufacturers of the iPad in the Far East have now been told that they can’t start production until the second half of this year. more»
The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) said that sales in January 2015 were weak – but that’s true for most other regions too because of seasonal factors.
Sales in Europe were driven by discrete semi devices, optoelectronic devices, microprocessors and MOS. more»
In 2014 Android was dominant as the operating system for smart devices – including smartphones and tablets.
And while Google’s Android OS will rule the roost this year too, as more “intelligence” goes into cars, glasses, and watches, ABI Research thinks its dominance will reach its peak between 2014 and 2019, showing only a modest CAGR of 10 percent. more»
Both Google and Apple devices are vulnerable to a bug and the companies are rushing to create patches for people that have such devices.
The bug – named Freak – has been in devices for years and follows US government rules in the 1990s which forced tech vendors to offer weak encryption for devices being exported abroad. more»
Big Blue said it has bought a company that specialises in creating scalable cognitive computing application program interface (API) services and deep learning technology.
IBM said it has bought the company because it is complementary to its own development of next generation cognitive computing apps. more»
Figures supplied by market analyst company Gartner showed that the worldwide server market grew 4.8 percent in shipments for the fourth quarter of 2014.
And revenues grew 2.2 percent in that quarter, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
Jeffrey Hewitt a VP at Gartner, described server market for the whole of 2014 as showing strong growth. more»
A financial analyst said that an announcement made by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has thrown into sharp relief Intel’s inability to capture market share.
Mark Hibben, at Seeking Alpha, said that while the CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich, delivered a keynote at MWC, Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S6 phone shows that the California company is way behind in its egregious goals. more»
The chairman of Google was summoned to meet the European Competition Commissioner yesterday, as investigations continue into alleged monopolistic habits.
Margarethe Vestager called Eric Schmidt in to discuss a number of complaints about Google, according to a report by Reuters.
Vestiges has already met a number of people complaining about Google, including executives from Microsoft and German press Axel Springer. more»
In 2014, sales of smartphones to individuals reached 1.2 billion units worldwide, a rise of 28.4 percent compared to 2013.
Worldwide sales of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2014 saw an increase of 29.9 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013, totalling 367.5 million units, according to Gartner. more»
A report said that adoption of tales by commercial enterprises are set to boost sales in Western Europe.
IDC said the commercial market for tablets will reach over 11 million units by 2019 – that’s 130% CAGR.
The tablet market so far has largely been driven by home users, and by early adopters in corporations. more»
United Airlines said it will stop carrying cargo of lithium ion (li-ion) batteries, following tests.
United is the second US airline to announce it would cease shipping quantities of li-ion – last month Delta made a similar decision.
The tests were carried out by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the BBC. more»
Intel has announced details of its new family of Atom processors, and, as we predicted it has changed its naming strategy to mirror the Core series of processors.
Intel is renaming its Atom family with x3, x5, and x7 designations.
At the low end, the 28nm Atom x3, is basically a smartphone chip with Intel Architecture (SoFIA). more»