News: Reads from WWW
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012
Apple is announcing and releasing its Q3 FY2012 earnings. Amazingly, the tech giants failed to live up to expectations of analysts and their performance did not meet predictions.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has released new USB Power Delivery specifications, which will enable USB ports to deliver up to 100W of power. This development may potentially eliminate the need for proprietary power adapters to charge laptops and power connected electronics devices.
Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012
TechCrunch has verified that the Cupertino company will be replacing the current 30-pin port with a smaller 19-pin port, one that is similar in size to the Thunderbolt port available on MacBook devices. Reuters has confirmed this.
According to DonanimHaber, Intel is preparing to launch its Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition in Q4 in its efforts to refresh its Sandy Bridge-E offerings. This new CPU is expected to replace the current Core i7-3960X. Read on for further details about this new processor.
VMware has acquired Nicira for US$1.25 billion in cash and equity, adding technology that helps networks run more efficiently to its portfolio of products.
Mr Demos Parneros, President of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc, has given word that Amazon has plans to introduce as many as six new tablets soon, including a 10-inch model. It is unclear if he is referring to variations of the Kindle Fire, or a combination of Kindle e-book readers and tablets.
According to a report from Reuters based on information from an executive at Staples, Amazon might be releasing a 10-inch version of the Kindle Fire during their next launch.
Monday, 23 Jul 2012
Microsoft announced some of its app store pricing details, meant to give developers incentives to get started on the Windows 8 environment.
Over the weekend, Google announced that they have acquired Sparrow, makers of the popular desktop Gmail app, for under US$25 million.
Dell's aim to produce an ultrabook targeted at software developers for the Linux operating system Ubuntu, has been given the green light. The idea was under consideration since May 2012.