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Thursday, 23 Jan 2014

Microsoft Revamps Office Web Apps UI, Introduces New Features

Microsoft Revamps Office Web Apps UI, Introduces New Features

Microsoft has given its Office Web Apps a UI revamp, bringing new features along with more fluid navigation. Although Microsoft hasn't gone official with these changes, the company has already confirmed that it did introduce these updates.

Apple: Software Update Coming to Fix iOS 7

Apple: Software Update Coming to Fix iOS 7 "White Screen of Death"

If you have been experiencing random reboots on your iPhone, Apple has an upcoming software update that will fix the problem.

Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014

DNA-based Storage Unleashes Tremendous Data Density

DNA-based Storage Unleashes Tremendous Data Density

Ewan Birney, Associate Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), has noted that a single gram of DNA can store about one petabyte (1000TB) of data.

Qi-enabled ARK Portable Charger Lets You Charge Your Mobile Devices Wirelessly

Qi-enabled ARK Portable Charger Lets You Charge Your Mobile Devices Wirelessly

Bezalel's latest portable wireless charger, ARK, uses the Qi standard, and apparently can charge phones 20% faster than other wireless chargers, or 5% faster than conventional cable-charging from battery packs. It also supports dual charging with a USB port, so you can charge your second mobile device simultaneously.

Intel Sells Media Business Unit to Verizon, Shelves Plans for Internet TV Service

Intel Sells Media Business Unit to Verizon, Shelves Plans for Internet TV Service

Intel has officially shut down its Web TV initiative that was first announced in January 2013. However, it may find a new lease of life with its sale to Verizon, and the deal is expected to be completed by the first quarter of this year.

Toshiba Completes OCZ Asset Acquisition, Launches OCZ Storage Solutions

Toshiba Completes OCZ Asset Acquisition, Launches OCZ Storage Solutions

Toshiba Corporation has just announced the successful acquisition of OCZ Technology Group. Immediately after the acquisition, the group will operate independently as OCZ Storage Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation.

Philips Moves Remaining 30% Stake in TP Vision to TPV

Philips Moves Remaining 30% Stake in TP Vision to TPV

Royal Philips is transferring its remaining 30% stake in television joint-venture TP Vision to TPV technology, a fully-owned subsidiary of TPV Technology, to concentrate on its Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle, and Lighting sectors.

Bill Gates Refutes Rumors of Returning as CEO

Bill Gates Refutes Rumors of Returning as CEO

Bill Gates has vehemently denied rumors that he might return as CEO of Microsoft. He insists that he will spend the rest of his life focusing on the efforts of his philanthropic foundation.

So You Think You Can't Type On A Smart Watch? Minumm Keyboard Proves You Wrong.

So You Think You Can't Type On A Smart Watch? Minumm Keyboard Proves You Wrong.

Toronto-based startup Whirlscape published a video showing how users can type on a smart watch using its Minuum keyboard. It is currently in talks with smart watch manufacturers to put its software on their devices coming in the next few months.

Apple Falls Behind Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony in Customer Satisfaction Survey

Apple Falls Behind Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony in Customer Satisfaction Survey

In an annual customer experience survey conducted by Forrester Research, Apple has, for the first time, fallen behind rivals Samsung, Sony and Microsoft.

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