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Monday, 11 Aug 2014

Silicon Motion's new SSD controller supports TLC NAND

Silicon Motion's new SSD controller supports TLC NAND

Silicon Motion has just announced its new SM2256 controller, which also happens to be the world's first complete merchant solution for TLC NAND.

Lost your Android phone? Get the person who found it to call you

Lost your Android phone? Get the person who found it to call you

Losing your phone can be a nightmare, but if it's an Android phone, you might be able to recover it with Android Device Manager.

Microsoft gives free phones to employees in Beijing if they resign voluntarily

Microsoft gives free phones to employees in Beijing if they resign voluntarily

Microsoft is giving free phones for employees at its Nokia unit in Beijing if they apply for the company's volunteer resignation package. Can you guess which phone model? Hit the link to find out more.

Friday, 8 Aug 2014

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

Globalfoundries rejects IBM’s offer of US$1 billion to take over latter's chip-making business

According to Bloomberg, Globalfoundries has turned down a US$1 billion payout from IBM to take over the latter’s bleeding chip manufacturing business. Read further to uncover why this seemingly good deal fell through.

Wikimedia holds vote to determine the fate of the famous monkey selfie

Wikimedia holds vote to determine the fate of the famous monkey selfie

After repeatedly turning down a photographer's requests to stop distributing his most famous photograph, Wikimedia has decided to let it come down to a vote to determine if the monkey selfie stays or goes.

Windows 9 (Threshold) will kill Charms menu and introduce virtual desktops

Windows 9 (Threshold) will kill Charms menu and introduce virtual desktops

According to Winbeta, the next major version of Windows, currently codenamed Windows Threshold, will receive some fairly major overhauls, including the removal of the Charms menu and added virtual desktop functionality.

Sony's invite for IFA 2014 leaked, hints at new phones and lens cameras

Sony's invite for IFA 2014 leaked, hints at new phones and lens cameras

Sony's press invite for IFA 2014 has been leaked on the Internet, which hints that the company is planning to unveil several new products including smartphones and lens cameras.

Thursday, 7 Aug 2014

Russian hacker ring reportedly steals 1.2 billion Internet credentials

Russian hacker ring reportedly steals 1.2 billion Internet credentials

A Russian hacker group, dubbed "CyberVor" by security experts, had reportedly amassed a collection of some 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, yet the credibility of this report lies in question. Details within.

HGST demonstrates

HGST demonstrates "world's fastest SSD" at the Flash Memory Summit

HGST has just demonstrated what it calls "the world's fastest SSD" at the Flash Memory Summit using a combination of an ultra low latency interface and faster memory.

LG G3 Stylus leaked in promo video, plans to counter the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

LG G3 Stylus leaked in promo video, plans to counter the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

LG may be planning to take on Samsung and its range of Galaxy Note phablets with its upcoming G3 Stylus, which was leaked in an official promotional video for the G3 Beat.

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