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Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
In an annual customer experience survey conducted by Forrester Research, Apple has, for the first time, fallen behind rivals Samsung, Sony and Microsoft.
Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014
Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin just tweeted that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S5 on February 23 in Barcelona. The smartphone will be available in end April.
Google recently removed certain extensions from the Google Chrome Web Store for delivering malware and adware to their users. The extensions started out as regular extensions, but took a more sinister turn when they were bought by malware companies.
After posting a projected operating loss for the financial year ending in March and slashing Wii U's annual sales by two thirds, Nintendo's stock fall by a value of 6.2 percent.