News: Reads from WWW
Friday, 18 Oct 2013
The Ubuntu Edge may have failed to see the light of day, but you can now create your own Ubuntu smartphone with the release of Ubuntu “Saucy Salamander” 13.10, the first Linux distribution to explicitly support smartphones and tablets (as well as desktop PCs).
Twitter will file its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) instead of the tech-heavy Nasdaq. Its amended S-1 form, a requisite for IPO proceedings in the United States, revealed the company's intentions.
Google's upcoming Nexus 5 appears on the Play Store and comes with a price tag of US$349 for the 16GB model.
Acer has announced the Iconia W4, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. Powered by an Intel Atom 1.8GHz processor, it now comes with an IPS display for wide viewing angles. Prices start from US$330.
Thursday, 17 Oct 2013
Sony will be rolling out software updates for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra starting from 15 October. The updates are expected to bring performance and stability improvements. Hit the link to find out more about the tweaks.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has told manufacturers it will reduce orders for the iPhone 5C in the final three months of the year, while increasing production of the iPhone 5S.
South Korean news site Digital Daily reports that Samsung's next generation Galaxy S flagship model will be running on a 64-bit Exynos processor.
A number of Samsung Galaxy S4 users in Germany are reporting serious draining issues and bloated batteries. We did a check on HardwareZone forums and uncovered several users in Singapore facing similar issues.
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013
IBM Research has announced the participation of Watson supercomputer in two new medical initiatives with the Cleveland Clinic faculty in the United States. IBM's supercomputer will be tasked with assisting faculty members make more informed diagnoses by making use of its natural language capabilities.
Google may be unveiling the LG Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat on 18 October.