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Friday, 25 Oct 2013

Toshiba Launches 7mm Small Form Factor 2.5-Inch HDD

Toshiba Launches 7mm Small Form Factor 2.5-Inch HDD

Toshiba has just launched its first 7mm thick, two-platter 2.5-inch hard drive, which has up to 1TB of storage capacity. Its small form factor is ideal for use in Ultrabooks, a category of notebooks that are extremely thin-and-light.

Rumor: Youtube Preparing to Launch Subscription Music Service

Rumor: Youtube Preparing to Launch Subscription Music Service

According to Billboard, Youtube is readying a music streaming service that will be launched very soon. The service will stream both audio and video content on two service tiers. One is free to use while the other operates on paid subscriptions, similar to Spotify and Google Play All Access.

Hewlett-Packard Seeking Buyers For Its Mobile Patents

Hewlett-Packard Seeking Buyers For Its Mobile Patents

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.

Reuters: HTC Reduces Production Capacity, Looks for Outsourcing Opportunity

Reuters: HTC Reduces Production Capacity, Looks for Outsourcing Opportunity

Sources told Reuters that HTC has stopped one of its four main manufacturing lines and is planning to outsource production of its phones.

HTC Devices to Get Free Google Drive Storage for Two Years

HTC Devices to Get Free Google Drive Storage for Two Years

HTC has partnered with Google to offer free Drive storage for some of its devices.

Thursday, 24 Oct 2013

Samsung Sold More Than 40 Million Units of Galaxy S4 in Six Months

Samsung Sold More Than 40 Million Units of Galaxy S4 in Six Months

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 Acquires 7.4 Percent of Gorilla Glass Manufacturers Corning

Samsung Acquires 7.4 Percent of Gorilla Glass Manufacturers Corning

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 Create Storage Medium Touted to Last a Million Years

Researchers Create Storage Medium Touted to Last a Million Years

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' G-Sync Monitor will Command a Considerable Premium

ASUS' G-Sync Monitor will Command a Considerable Premium

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, Doubts Success of Valve's Steam Machines

John Carmack, Co-founder of iD Software, Doubts Success of Valve's Steam Machines

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.

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