News: Reads from WWW
Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011
The flood affecting Thailand now is the worst the country has ever experienced in half a century. Unfortunately, a quarter of the world's hard disks are manufactured there, and global supplies are expected to be badly affected.
Monday, 24 Oct 2011
Apple's Macbook Pro series gets a CPU and GPU refresh, with its base 13-inch model starting from a faster Intel Core i5 2.4GHz processor while its higher speced 15-inch and 17-inch variants get a graphics bump from AMD's Radeon HD 6750M to HD 6770M.
Great news for gamers: USB gamepads will be fully functional in Android 4.0 as well.
Intel's Ivy Bridge processors are expected to ship in March 2012. They are manufactured with a 22nm process and will be the first commercial CPUs to use Tri-Gate transistors.
Google has been in touch with two private equity firms to potentially help them finance a buyout of Yahoo. Or the move might be an elaborate ploy to make Microsoft pay over the top for the same company.
With Microsoft and Compal entering a patent licensing agreement for patents under the Google Android portfolio, this means that companies accounting for over half of all Android devices are now covered under Microsoft's patent license agreements.
In this modern digital age, smartphones and Facebook are probably two of the biggest ways of how people stay connected. And recent surveys show just how important these two are to people.
The "Apple Tax" long imposed on fans of their products have begun to reveal just what they were for, and the winners may just turn out to be consumers.
Speaking at All Things Digital's AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, Apple board member and former United States vice-president Al Gore remembers Steve Jobs and talks about Apple's executives and board.
Google Android continues to see immense growth in Asia with a market share of 52% in 2011, an increase of 36% compared to 2010.