Apple and Samsung are going to have to fight hard to keep their place as leaders of the tablet pack.
Because, according to market intelligence firm ABI Research, other vendors including Asus, Lenovo and Amazon are fighting hard for third place and creeping up on the leaders. more»
The jury is still out on whether smartwatches will storm the market but if one research outfit is to be believed, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
IHS, a market research company based in the USA, says revenues for smartwatches will be worth around $300 million this year and predicts a rise of 80 percent annually for “at least” four more years to come. more»
Sales of semiconductors in 2013 are likely to reach as much as $338 billion during 2014.
That’s according to market research company Gartner, which says that’s a 7.2 percent hike compared to 2013.
DRAM showed a revenue growth of 26.3 percent in 2014 and will generate as much as $44.1 billion for the entire year. more»
If you’re thinking of buying a notebook now, complete with Windows 8.1 and current Intel chips, it may be time to postpone your buying decision.
That’s what Digitimes says is likely to be the effect of Microsoft’s move to release Windows 10 – formerly known as Windows 9 – next year. more»
The Chinese government appears to be cracking down on Hong Kong protesters who use an iPhone or iPad.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. more»
US Attorney General Eric Holder has backed police who fear that a client-side encryption in consumer devices will make their job difficult.
But Holder has a novel argument for this gross invasion of privacy – he is trying to convince people that it will save childrens’ lives. more»
Lotus 1-2-3 officially ended its existence yesterday as IBM’s previously announced execution date passed with barely any attention from the tech press.
Big Blue only stopped selling Lotus 1-2-3 last year after more than 30 years of stirling work.
Lotus 1-2-3 was a spreadsheet program developed by Lotus Software, which is now part of IBM. more»
Data gathered by Net Applications has revealed that despite the domination of press by its rivals, Microsoft Internet Explorer is still the world’s most popular browser.
Microsoft’s product accounts for almost 60 percent of the market and it does not appear to be going away anytime soon. more»
Thirsty boffins at Oregon State University have discovered that doses of xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in beer improved memory and thinking.
True, the experiment was conducted on a group of mice who were not knocking back pints in the snug at the Rat and Handgun. more»
Scientists at the QUT say that modelling a human eye, a rat’s brain and combining them with robots could well lead to new technology.
Dr Michael Milford, lead researcher, said: “This is a very Frankenstein type of project.” The study uses newly designed computer algorithms to let robots navigate intelligence. more»
Worried UK motorists have bombarded the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website causing it to crush as they rushed to pay their car tax online..
From this Wednesday, drivers don’t have to display the paper discs familiar to all in the windscreen. more»
Big Blue and Lenovo confirmed they have completed the sales of IBM’s X86 server business, as expected.
Under the terms of the deal, Lenovo will buy System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, X86 based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers as well as software, blade networking and maintenance operations. more»
A company called Contour Crafting that offers a method of 3D printing large structures direct from CAD packages, has won a prize in a design competition.
Contour Crafting claims it automates building whole structures and cuts down the time and cost of construction. more»
A report from ABI Research said that sales of branded tabets such as those from Samsung and Apple only grew by 2.5 percent in the first half of this year.
The report said that sales of Apple iPads fell by 13 percent while sales of Samsung tablets grew by 26 percent year on year. more»
Software giant Microsoft appears to have lost count with Windows 9 and has instead jumped to Windows 10 as the next version of its operating system.
Microsoft today skipped a number and announced Windows 10, the OS formerly known as Threshold and the successor to Windows 8/8.1. more»