A team of researchers at the City College of New York (CCNY) claims to have discovered new complex oxides that have both magnetic and ferroelectric properties.
That opens the possibility of producing advanced memory devices that can use both properties.
The CCNY team have made a mineral that isn’t found in nature and is based on barium, titanium and manganese, according to lead researcher Professor Stephen O’Brien. more»
The widespread adoption of LTE for fast internet access on smartphones and tablets will have a knock on effect on the broadband wireless market.
That’s according to ABI Research, which foresees the widespread adoption of LTE making it easier for people without DSL, cable or fibre optic broadband to have fast internet connections in their home. more»
Apple said a problem with its iOS8 means that apps for fitness and health are likely to be delayed.
The problem comes from Apple’s HealthKit – a developer tool that lets third party developers like their own applications and devices communicate with Apple’s own features. more»
As many as 97 percent of enterprise client device are now thin clients and share continues to grow.
That’s according to market research firm IDC, reporting on sales in the second calendar quarter of this year.
Growth in these type of devices is epected to be 5.8 million units, that’s growth, year on year, of 6.2 percent. more»
Internet giant Amazon announced the Fire HD6 tablet, at a price of £79 for the base model. It also introduced the Fire HDX8.9 at £329, and two Kindles.
The cheap and cheerful Fire HD6 comes in two configurations, an 8GB and a 16GB version – the latter costs £99. more»
Enterprises have got off the fence about adoption in big data technologies with 73 percent of those surveyed saying they either have invest or will invest in big data in the next 24 years.
That’s according to some data from Gartner, which says the pack is being led by North America, with 47 percent of organisations saying they’d invested in 2014. more»
Holiday sales in 2014 look set to bring a bumper harvest for online vendors.
Channel Advisor, a cloud company, surveyed over 200 online shops in the UK and US with each averaging out $3 million to $5 million in 2013.
Redshift Research, which conducted the survey, said 86 percent of those surveyed expected to increase those sales this year. more»
PC monitor unit shipments amounted to 32.5 million units in the second quarter of this year – and that’s a fall of 2.9 percent compared to the year before.
IDC released findings on the quarter, said that tendency will continue over the next three years. more»
The jury is still very much out on whether people will want to have a smart watch on their wrists, but a report from Gartner appears to favour the “yes” rather than the “no” vote.
Gartner’s notion is that Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) will drive the price of smart watches down – with Android devices averaging $150 a throw. more»
Sales of tablets are set to slow down next year because the market is saturated with devices.
So says Taiwanese market research company Market Intelligence and Consulting (MIC). MIC is a Taiwanese government quango and is in a position to know because most tablets are made in Taiwan and mainland China. more»
Research from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) claims more women now play video games than men.
The trend is being driven by 25-44 year old women downloading trivia games and free puzzle games, the IAB said.
The research, conducted by Populus, show that women account for 52 percent of people who played a video game in the last six months. more»
Legislation that makes it an offence to use a mobile phone while driving will also apply to the use of smart watches.
That’s according to the Daily Telegraph, which said today the Department for Transport confirmed using smart watches while driving will face the same sanctions as mobile phone use at the wheel. more»
IBM formally announced Watson Analytics and, somewhat modestly, said it was its biggest announcement in a decade in analytics.
The software is a natural language based service that gives access to predictive and visual analytic tools for business.
The first version of Watson Analytics includes a version of its cloud service for desktops and mobiles. more»
While there was only moderate growth for security appliances in EMEA during the second quarter of this year, Cisco has the most market share.
That’s according to technology market research company IDC, which said the market in Q2 was worth $654.80 million, a rise compared to the same quarter in 2013 of 6.2 percent. 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»