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»
Much feared Oracle founder Larry Ellison has surprised everyone by stepping down as CEO and replacing himself with a two headed monster made from the bodies of Safra Catz and Mark Hurd.
Ellison will still be the executive chairman of Oracle’s board, as well as the company’s chief technology officer. more»
SAP, the maker of expensive business software, which no one understands, has written a cheque for expense management software maker Concur Technologies.
The all-stock deal is valued at $7.3 billion and will help SAP expand its esoteric presence in cloud computing. more»
Open Sauce Mozilla Labs has been closed and the shutdown was either kept under wraps for months, or just forgotten about.
When Google Labs closed there was much fuming – after all it meant that the search engine outfit had also closed many projects. more»
The number of websites has gone above one billion for the first time and is still growing.
According to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats and tweeted by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, considered the father of the World Wide Web, more than a billion companies and individuals have their own page. more»
Gadget repair firm iFixit has voided the warranty on an iPhone 6 to see what was under the bonnet and found that it would be a major headache to repair.
Apparently to get inside you have to extract two proprietary Pentalobe screws, and then lever the entire front display assembly away from the rest of the body with a suction cup, being careful not to rip the TouchID sensor wire clean off. 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»
Tiertime said it has launched a new desktop 3D printer, called UP BOX.
It costs $1,900 and is aimed at both professional and educational market.
The machine will churn out larger units with a max size of 10x8x8 inches, while the print resolution is now 0.1mm and printing speed 30 percent faster than its predecessor. 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»