News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 23 May 2013
According to a study performed by Pew Research Center, teenagers are increasingly finding Facebook a burden. Their "waning enthusiasm" stems from the "drama" and stress of managing their friends and online reputation on Facebook.
In its ongoing legal battles with Samsung, Apple is adding five new patents to its claim. The patents specifically targets Samsung's new S4 and the Google Now service for Android.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Intel has revealed some of the advancements made in power management for their upcoming 4th generation Intel Core processors. These new chips have been touted to reduce idle power by as much as twenty times due to new power optimization technology and improvements made to the 22nm Tri-Gate transistor.
While the mobile app and desktop website version of Google+ has been constantly undergoing a series of improvements and updates, the mobile browser version is usually a step behind when it comes to such updates. Not intending to leave these users out in the cold, Google has updated the mobile version of Google+ as well.
Samsung may be announcing the Galaxy S4 Active, a more rugged variant of its flagship device soon as images and video of the device leaked online.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Thermaltake has compiled a list of power supply units (PSUs) that support Intel "Haswell" CPUs as some low-end and budget PSUs are supposedly unable to deliver small amounts of power to support the processor's new C6/C7 low-power states.
Enermax has just announced five new cooling fan models that feature its patented APS (Adjustable Peak Speed) control technology. This innovation will allow manual speed control of a fan's peak speed and the speed will be regulated by pulse-width modulation or by an integrated thermal sensor.
Dell's Project Ophelia, which is an Android-based computer that operates from a hardware dongle, is slated for launch this July for US$100. Dell showcased Project Ophelia at CES in January this year. The dongle plugs into any device with a HDMI port and turns it into a PC.
Google has announced that Google Checkout will be shut down, and completely replaced by Google Wallet.
Rumors had been circulating that Yahoo might be about to make big waves soon. Now, it is all but certain that the Yahoo board has approved a US$1.1 billion acquisition for the popular micro-blogging site Tumblr.