News: Reads from WWW
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013
Researchers at the University of Southampton in England have reportedly created a hollow optical fiber cable, with a vacuous center, which is then able to transmit data at 73.7 terabits per second (approximately 10TB/s). This is about 99.7 per cent of the speed of light!
The new Flipboard update to version 2.0 now allows users to create and curate their own private or public digital magazines with content from all over the web. The update is only available for the iOS version of the app, but Flipboard promises that the Android update is on its way.
HTC will launch a second generation Butterfly smartphone to capitalize on the strong demand for devices in this particular market segment.
According to a recently commissioned white paper, an amazing 33% of software used today is counterfeit. In addition, consumers will waste 1.5 billion hours this year dealing with malware.
Google has just moved Chrome 26 to the stable channel and it is now available for download. The most significant improvement for the new version is a vastly improved spell checker.
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013
Researchers at Caltech have revealed their self-healing microchip that also has the ability to monitor its own status. If the chip is damaged, it reconfigures itself with the help of a secondary chip in order to come up with new ways to continue performing its tasks.
A report from Korea Times claims that Samsung is launching the next generation Galaxy Note in the U.S.
HTC will be dropping its slogan, "Quietly Brilliant" from product ads and is aiming for a new, bolder approach.
Yahoo has announced yet another high profile acquisition of a mobile oriented startup. This time it's London based Summly, headed by 17-year-old entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio, who started the company when he was 15.
Monday, 25 Mar 2013
An early build of Windows Blue has been leaked online. This updated version of Windows promises to improve on the current Windows 8 user experience. It is expected to be launched by the end of the year; in the meantime, do read on for more details on this major Windows update.