As part of its push to dominate the cloud, software giant Microsoft is giving away free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US.
Schools will have to buy subscriptions for staff and faculty, but once they do, students - and even teachers – can self-install for no charge by using a school-issued email address at the Office in education website. more»
The US economy is officially suffering because its government is not reigning in its paranoid security services.
One of the world’s biggest markets, China, has said that it is no longer using high-profile US technology brands for state buys, amid ongoing revelations about mass surveillance and hacking by the US government. more»
Intel has finally woken up to the fact that its esoteric branding of Atom chips is leading to a lot of confusion amongst suppliers and customers.
Historically Intel has thought that customers and suppliers would instinctively know the difference between the Atom Z3735F or the Atom Z3735G. more»
The US will finally get net neutrality after the Republicans realised that mindlessly defending telco’s rights to charge people double were going to cost them votes.
Republicans conceded that the gruelling fight with President Obama over the regulation of Internet service appears over, with the president and all those people who did not want to be charged for internet use were victorious. more»
South Korea’s lead chaebol, Samsung Group, announced on Thursday that it has decided to freeze salaries for its executives next year in an attempt to reduce costs, the first time since the 2009 global financial crisis. The income of approximately 2,000 executives at the business group, which includes Samsung Electronics Co. more»
Dell said it has introduced the second series of of its XC Series web scale converged devices.
The units are aimed at data centre customers and Dell claimed they have now over 50 percent more storage capacity and twice the rack densities. more»
Only 221.4 million tablets will ship worldwide this year – a drop of 11.9 percent compared to 2014.
That’s according to Digitimes Research (DR), which predicts that Apple will continue to take the lead, managing to ship over 54 million units this year. more»
While virtual reality (VR) has been around for a good old while, a market research firm now predicts massive growth in the marketplace.
ABI Research said it expects to see three million VR units ship this year, but that will soar to 55 million by 2020. more»
Juniper and IBM have decided to work together in a bid to provide customers with improved mobile facilities, look at Internet of Things (IoT) applications and plumb the world of big data.
IBM said that the two companies will work together to deliver high performance network analytics to speed up enterprises, reduce costs, and provide better end user applications. more»
After Santander said a couple of weeks ago that it would offer its data centre for storage, IDC is speculating whether this is going to become a trend.
According to Lawrence Freeborn, a senior research analyst at IDC, this could be the start of a trend, as banks have already invested money in their data centres. more»
Leading women game designers have been chased away from the PAX East convention in Boston with threats of rape and death.
Brianna Wu, cofounder of the Boston video game studio Giant Spacekat, has pulled her company off the exhibition floor at next month’s event because of safety concerns for the five other women who work with her. more»
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will start trading the Chinese currency directly with the South Korean won.
The news came as the South Korean government announced that it hoped to sign a final free trade agreement with China within the first half of the year, in a further sign of strengthening relations between the countries. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has gone up against the Troll Gods of East Texas and ended up having to pay $532.9 million.
A federal jury found Apple’s iTunes software infringed three patents owned by Texas-based patent licensing company Smartflash. Smartflash wanted $852 million in damages. more»
University of Surrey researchers working on 5G mobile broadband claim to have broken the transfer speed limit of 1Tbps (Terabits per second).
Normally when people talk about 5G they are happen to hint at speeds of 10Gbps to 50Gbps (Gigabits per second). more»
The US tech press is full of a bizarre story that Google might have hit its peak.
According to NPR, some tech industry observers aren’t sure that Google will be ready for the next big thing and there is talk of something called “Peak Google”. more»