Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013

Would You Like a Side of Junkware with Your Java?

Would You Like a Side of Junkware with Your Java?

Not only is Java notoriously insecure, it seems that Oracle is packing third-party apps to install alongside with Java and its updates. Ed Bott of Zdnet has unearthed that third-party software is always included with Java's automatic updater for Windows, specifically the Ask Toolbar and McAfee Security Scanner.

Acer Announces Availability of Its 7-inch Iconia B1-A71 Tablet

Acer Announces Availability of Its 7-inch Iconia B1-A71 Tablet

Announced earlier at the CES 2013, the Acer Iconia B1-A71 is a 7-inch entry-level tablet which comes with a triangular corner grip on the lower left side that improves single-hand usage. It is priced at S$249 (8GB version) with the option to top up your storage with a microSD slot.

Intel Said to Launch 'Haswell' Processors on June 02

Intel Said to Launch 'Haswell' Processors on June 02

According to DigiTimes, Intel is planning to launch its fourth-generation Intel Core CPUs. These chips sport a new processor microarchitecture that is codenamed Haswell. There have been official announcements heralding these chips; however, this report boldly stamps an exact date of their arrival.

Microsoft Surface Pro to Retail in US on 9 February

Microsoft Surface Pro to Retail in US on 9 February

Microsoft's 10.6-inch Surface Pro will be on sale in the US and Canada on the 9th of February, a tad later than their promised January launch date. The base 64GB model will be going for US$899, and will be running an Intel Core i5 processor as well as Windows 8 Pro.

Microsoft Might Invest Up to $3 Billion to Help Take Dell Private

Microsoft Might Invest Up to $3 Billion to Help Take Dell Private

Cash-rich Microsoft is said to be in talks to help take Dell private, and might invest up to $3 billion to do so.

AMD Hires Former Apple and Qualcomm Senior Engineers

AMD Hires Former Apple and Qualcomm Senior Engineers

AMD may be trying to expand beyond PC chips with the recent hiring of two senior engineers, Charlie Matar, previously senior vice president of engineering at Qualcomm, and Wayne Meretsky, previously technical lead for OS X at Apple.

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013

HTC Butterfly Available in Singapore from 26 January

HTC Butterfly Available in Singapore from 26 January

The HTC Butterfly will be available at M1, StarHub and other authorized resellers from 26 January at a recommended retail price of S$928.

Cooler Master Adds Two New Models to Its Seidon Series of Liquid Coolers

Cooler Master Adds Two New Models to Its Seidon Series of Liquid Coolers

Built with special Micro Channels that maximize heat dissipation, the integrated pump/waterblock combo featured on the Seidon 120XL and 240M helps save valuable space around the CPU socket while providing the same performance and reliability as air-based CPU coolers.

Specially-Coated Cotton Collects or Repels Water Depending on the Temperature

Specially-Coated Cotton Collects or Repels Water Depending on the Temperature

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic have developed specially-coated cotton which absorbs up to 340% of its own weight at temperatures 34°C and below. When the temperature gets warmer, the cotton will release the collected water.

Yahoo to Focus on Personalized Content

Yahoo to Focus on Personalized Content

New Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro has hinted that the company will be focusing more on personalized content. This would help make Yahoo relevant again, and possibly turn it into a destination that users trust and return to.

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