Queen Elizabeth II took advantage of opening a new technology gallery at the London Science Museum this morning by getting down and dirty and tweeting the world.
The first tweet by the Queen said: “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. more»
The decision by HP to split itself into two will offer opportunities for Dell to take more business.
That’s according to Andy Zollo, director of channels at Dell EMEA, who said today that its own plans will allow it to sell software, services and hardware to a number of new customers. more»
Security company Damballa said it had recorded a 57 percent increase in Backoff Malware between August to September.
It compiles its reports from enterprise customers and global ISPs.
The biggest challenge for IT security teams is to find genuine attacks on networks from an avalanche of security alerts typically received. more»
It looks as if Intel will stop providing pay outs – in euphemistic terms – subsidies, for people making mobile phones using its technology.
According to Taiwanese wire Digitimes, while Intel had an apparently sparkling set of financial results recently, it is going to restrict these payouts to all but the biggest players
It is significant that despite these sparkling results, Intel’s mobile unit, as we reported yesterday, was a loss making venture. more»
A study by a team of researchers at the Northeastern University have discovered that online shops target people based on their profiles and charge some more than others for the same products.
The team said that people regularly receive personalised content, such as specific offers from Amazon. more»
Many people might think that Amazon is where you buy your books, your Hue lights and your CDs but behind the scenes it is becoming a major player in the datacentre business.
And now, according to the Financial Times, Amazon will build several datacentres in Frankfurt in a bid to allay customers’ fears that their data is housed in places where security and privacy are not as high a priority as in Germany. more»
While many multinational and pan-European businesses have their co-location centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London or Paris, IT managers should think about moving their datacentres to Norway or Sweden.
That’s according to analysts at the Gartner Group and there’s a number of reasons why Sweden and Norway are attractive. more»
The success of Chromebooks has forced Microsoft to drop its licensing fees on Windows 8.1 notebooks, in a move that is forcing down prices on the products and is good news for buyers.
According to financial analysts at Seeking Alpha, Samsung has decided to use an X86 processor for its Chromebook 2 – a win for Intel in the X86 stakes. more»
Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have thrown Intel a lifeline in the shape of self assembling molecules.
Alexander Liddle, a materials scientist at NIST pointed out that Intel has just gone into production on a 14 nanometre generation of chips. more»
The Nokia brand name can’t be worth very much because Microsoft is going to ditch it from its line of phones.
It originally planned to use the Nokia name for as long as 10 years but freshly fledged CEO Satya Nadella is obviously revisiting just about everything ex-CEO Steve Ballmer had committed to. more»
While the services market grew in 2013, revenues failed to shine.
That’s according to a report from market research company IDC, which said the whole service market grew from 12.3 percent in 2012 to 13.4 percent last year.
But, as IBM and SAP results showed earlier this week, the gloss appears to have faded on the services industry. more»
The University of Maryland (UMD) said it has created counter measures to prevent the supply chain being targeted by hackers.
A research team at the university’s School of Business said that hackers are targeting vendors and suppliers that have access to enterprises’ IT systems, software and networks. more»
Notebooks using the conventional Wintel model seem to be past history, but Chromebooks are selling like there’s no tomorrow.
That’s the conclusion of research by ABI Research, which said that shipments of Chromebooks soared by 67 percent in a quarter.
Acer is the top dog in the sector, followed by Samsung and HP – those three accounted for 74 percent of shipment share during the first half of this year. more»
German car firm Audi said it has demonstrated a car without a driver clocking nearly 150MPH at the Hockhenheim racing circuit.
A number of automotive manufacturers are experimenting with the concept of cars that don’t need drivers. And Google is at the forefront of such attempts. more»
As we reported yesterday, IBM has sold off its semiconductor business giving Global Foundries (GloFo) a considerable leg up in the foundry business.
IBM spelled out the details saying that GloFo will get its intellectual property, technology and technologists formerly part of Big Blue’s IBM Microelectronics business. more»