News: Reads from WWW
Friday, 24 Jan 2014
IBM has agreed to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo for US$2.3 billion. IBM isn’t exiting the server business just yet as it will retain its high-end servers like the Power Systems, Power-based Flex machines and System z mainframes, together with its storage and cloud solutions.
Nokia announced that it is holding a press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 on February 24. Although there is no official information on what to expect, it is likely that Nokia will announce its Android-powered smartphone.
Thursday, 23 Jan 2014
AMD has announced the immediate availability of two new Opteron 6300 series processors. They are the 12-core 6338P and the 16-core 6370P chips, based on the Piledriver 32nm microarchitecture. According to AMD, these Socket G34 chips are optimized to deliver improved performance per-watt for hardware virtualization.
Screenshots from notorious Windows leaker WZor suggest that Microsoft will build in the ability to pin Metro apps to the desktop taskbar in Windows 8.1 Update 1.
By exploiting bugs in Google Chrome, sites can activate your microphone and listen in on your conversations, turning the web browser into an espionage tool.
Microsoft has given its Office Web Apps a UI revamp, bringing new features along with more fluid navigation. Although Microsoft hasn't gone official with these changes, the company has already confirmed that it did introduce these updates.
If you have been experiencing random reboots on your iPhone, Apple has an upcoming software update that will fix the problem.
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014
Ewan Birney, Associate Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), has noted that a single gram of DNA can store about one petabyte (1000TB) of data.
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.