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Friday, 23 Aug 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire within 12 Months

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire within 12 Months

Microsoft just announced that its current CEO, Steve Ballmer will retire in the next 12 months. The company will take this time to search for his successor.

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013

Rumor: AMD to Ship Next Gen High-End Hawaii-Based GPUs in October

Rumor: AMD to Ship Next Gen High-End Hawaii-Based GPUs in October

AMD is reportedly making plans to ship its next generation high-end GPUs in October this year. The upcoming GPUs are codenamed "Hawaii". Apparently, the company will be bypassing the Sea Islands GPUs that were next in line to replace the current AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs.

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013

Messaging Service Line to Introduce Video Calls, Music and Line Mall

Messaging Service Line to Introduce Video Calls, Music and Line Mall

At a press conference in Tokyo, Line Corporation revealed that it will introduce new services to its messaging app, which include video calls, Line Music, and Line Mall.

Regional Short Film Platform Viddsee Partners with Tropfest SEA to Show Finalist Films

Regional Short Film Platform Viddsee Partners with Tropfest SEA to Show Finalist Films

Viddsee, a regional platform for Southeast Asian short films, has announced a partnership with Tropfest SEA to screen finalist films from the short film festival.

LG's 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Smartphone Display has 538 PPI

LG's 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 Smartphone Display has 538 PPI

LG Display has just revealed a 5.5-inch smartphone display with a stunning 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and 538 PPI pixel density. According to LG, it's also the world's slimmest and narrowest panel, at just 1.21mm thick.

 Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

The Google+ Photos app, previously only available on Google's flagship Chromebook Pixel, is now available on all Chromebooks. It's an app that automatically extracts and uploads photos to your Google+ account from storage media (SD card) inserted into the Chromebook.

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs Currently Lack Support for DirectX 11.2

AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series GPUs Currently Lack Support for DirectX 11.2

According to AMD, the current crop of AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs lack support for DirectX 11.2 application programming interface (API). This is apparently due to a change in the final specification of the programming framework, which wasn't anticipated by AMD.

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013

Get 1GB More Space in Dropbox with Mailbox iOS App

Get 1GB More Space in Dropbox with Mailbox iOS App

Want to get an extra 1GB of storage for your Dropbox account? Just link your account up with the free iOS Mailbox app.

Wacom Brings Pressure-Sensitive Precision Input to iPad

Wacom Brings Pressure-Sensitive Precision Input to iPad

Wacom has just introduced a new stylus for the iPad called the Intuos Creative Stylus. It connects with your iPad via Bluetooth 4.0, and brings with it 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity for "a realistic pen-on-paper" feel.

Google Outage Allegedly Caused 40% Drop in Internet Traffic

Google Outage Allegedly Caused 40% Drop in Internet Traffic

Google services suffered a brief 5-minute outage early morning last Saturday at approximately 07:32am. According to GoSquared, a web traffic analytics company, this outage caused a 40% drop in global Internet traffic.

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