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Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014

Unicode 7.0 Is Official; So Too Is the Middle Finger Emoji

Unicode 7.0 Is Official; So Too Is the Middle Finger Emoji

The Unicode Consortium has released Unicode version 7.0, which adds 2,834 new characters and documentation for 250 new Emoji characters.

Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014

IDA Finalizes TV White Space Regulatory Framework

IDA Finalizes TV White Space Regulatory Framework

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has announced that the TV white space regulatory framework is ready, and approximately 180MHz of spectrum will be made available for use when it takes effect from November 2014.

SanDisk Acquires Fusion-io for US$1.1 Billion

SanDisk Acquires Fusion-io for US$1.1 Billion

SanDisk has just announced that it has acquired Fusion-io for US$1.1 billion in cash. The move signals SanDisk's determination to battle in the tightly-contested enterprise and flash data center market.

Monday, 16 Jun 2014

Leaked: Google's Upcoming Fitness Tracking Platform, Google Fit to be Launched Soon

Leaked: Google's Upcoming Fitness Tracking Platform, Google Fit to be Launched Soon

According to Forbes, Google plans to launch Google Fit, a health and fitness tracking platform at its upcoming Google I/O conference, which will take place later this month.

Hisense Ranked Fourth Largest Shipper of Televisions Worldwide

Hisense Ranked Fourth Largest Shipper of Televisions Worldwide

Hisense, a manufacturer based in Qingdao, China, has risen to fourth position in the global ranking of total TV shipments by manufacturer. It lost to Sony by a mere 0.1% overall, but defeated the same company and ranked among the top 3 in the 4K and large-screen TV segments.

Steam Gaming Just Got Portable with the SteamBoy

Steam Gaming Just Got Portable with the SteamBoy

Want to play your Steam games on-the-go? That's what the SteamBoy Machine team is hoping to achieve with the SteamBoy, a portable Steam Machine.

Friday, 13 Jun 2014

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says its Patents are now

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says its Patents are now "Open Source"

In a bold move, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has just declared that the company's patents are "open source" and free for other car manufacturers to use.

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014

HP Launches Apollo Series of High Performance Computing Servers

HP Launches Apollo Series of High Performance Computing Servers

HP has just announced the Apollo series of high performance computer solutions. The series is made of the Apollo 8000 and 6000 systems. The Apollo 8000 system claims to be the world’s first water-cooled supercomputer, with dry-disconnect servers that reduce the risk of water leakages.

Thousands of Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber in Europe

Thousands of Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber in Europe

Thousands of taxi drivers are protesting against the Uber app across Europe, saying that the app skirts regulations and demanded that stricter regulations be placed on the app and its users.

Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014

ViewQwest: Our Network Is Ready for 4K Streaming

ViewQwest: Our Network Is Ready for 4K Streaming

Local fiber broadband service provider ViewQwest says that its network is already capable of delivering 4K streams to its customers.

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