News: Reads from WWW
Friday, 25 Oct 2013
According to Bloomberg, HP is trying to find potential buyers for its portfolio of mobile patents including those related to WebOS, the smartphone and tablet OS that HP acquired when it bought Palm Inc. in 2010 for US$1.2 billion.
Sources told Reuters that HTC has stopped one of its four main manufacturing lines and is planning to outsource production of its phones.
HTC has partnered with Google to offer free Drive storage for some of its devices.
Thursday, 24 Oct 2013
Samsung mobile chief JK Shin reportedly told Korean media that the company has sold more than 40 million units of the Galaxy S4 worldwide.
Samsung has acquired US$2 billion worth of shares in Gorilla Glass manufacturers Corning, roughly a 7.4 percent stake in the company, in exchange for Corning taking full control of their joint company, Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd.
Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013
Researchers from the University of Twente have created a storage medium that is touted to last a million years. The disk is able to store data reliably over such a long period of time primarily due to the use of tungsten as its construct material.
Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013
ASUS has just confirmed that its 24-inch G-Sync enhanced VG248QE monitor will be available first half of 2014 and will cost US$399.
John Carmack, co-founder of iD software and CTO of Oculus VR, has raised doubts about the success of Valve's upcoming Steam Machines. He expressed his concerns on the viability of the Linux-based gaming console, running on Steam OS.
Monday, 21 Oct 2013
Forbes reported that Lenovo Group has signed a non-disclosure agreement with BlackBerry. While its real intentions remain unknown, Forbes claims it is part of a grand plan to destroy BlackBerry.
Friday, 18 Oct 2013
Popular BitTorrent search website Isohunt has agreed today to shutdown all of its operations worldwide after losing its legal battle against the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). The company, founded by Canadian Gary Fung, has also agreed to pay the movie studios that sued it US$110 million.