- Reads from WWW
Monday, 11 Nov 2013
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is developing iPhones with bigger displays and curved glass for release next year. In addition, Apple is said to testing new pressure-sensitive technology which can detect various levels of pressure.
Friday, 8 Nov 2013
Google is locking down Chrome for Windows users by blocking the downloading and installation of any Chrome extensions not found in the company's own Chrome Web Store. Google says that malicious extensions that take advantage of the option to side-load additional extensions upon install are the "leading cause of complaints from our Windows users."
General Electric is experimenting with 3D painting or cold spray technology to repair metal parts. This process involves spraying metal powders at high speeds (up to Mach 4) to add material to an existing metal part for repairs. Akin to 3D printing, it can also be used to build a metal component.
Sony reveals in a blog post on its Android upgrade roadmap for existing devices.
Microsoft says it's aware of targeted attacks mainly in the Middle East and South Asia, which affect customers using Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2003-2010, and all supported versions of Microsoft Lync. While a security update is in the works, concerned users can apply a Microsoft Fix it solution now.
Thursday, 7 Nov 2013
Seagate has just announced that its Samsung hard drive division will be shipping the 2.5-inch Spinpoint M9T, a 2TB HDD that measures only 9.5mm, making it the world's thinnest in the market -- for now.
Twitter (TWTR) shares will soon be traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for US$26 per share, putting the company's value at US$14.1 billion. It will be offering 70 million shares at the listed price, and have granted underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to 10.5 million additional shares.
According to reports, Microsoft has shortened its list of potential new CEOs from about 40 to just 8 - five of whom are outside of Microsoft and three from within.
Sources told AllThingsD that Apple has engaged the help of two Taiwan-based manufacturing firms to increase production of its iPads and iPhones to meet demand for the holiday season and the new year beyond.
Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013
HGST, a company of Western Digital, has begun shipping its helium-filled 6TB hard disk drives. First announced in September 2012, the Ultrastar He6 also features the company's 7Stac disk design, enabling it to fit 7 drive platters for a total capacity of 6 terabytes (TB).