Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Man Behind IBM's First PC, William C. Lowe, Has Passed Away at 72

Man Behind IBM's First PC, William C. Lowe, Has Passed Away at 72

The man, who was the main driving force behind IBM's first personal computer, has passed away. Mr. William C. Lowe died of a heart attack on 19 October in the United States. He was 72.

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

According to Microsoft, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that's six times higher than Windows 8. And this is likely to increase once support for the 12-year old OS comes to an end next year.

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013

Michael Dell Completes Buyout to Take Dell Private

Michael Dell Completes Buyout to Take Dell Private

Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners have completed their bid to buyout Dell, taking the company private for US24.9 billion. Dell shares will no longer be traded following the end of business today with existing shareholders receiving US$13.88 per share.

Raspberry Pi Infrared Camera Module Shoots for New Applications

Raspberry Pi Infrared Camera Module Shoots for New Applications

The Pi NoIR Infrared camera module is a variant of the existing visible light Raspberry Pi camera module stocked by RS since the end of last year, and features the same 5-megapixel image sensor as its predecessor with the optical light filter removed to enable IR light frequencies.

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Active Users in the First Week

BBM Welcomes Over 20 Million New Active Users in the First Week

Following more than 10 million downloads of BBM on Android and iPhone devices in the first 24 hours, BlackBerry has ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users, including over 20 million new users on those devices.

Intel to Start Manufacturing ARM's 64-Bit Chips in 2014

Intel to Start Manufacturing ARM's 64-Bit Chips in 2014

Intel partner Altera just announced at ARM Developer's conference today that the company will manufacture ARM's 64-bit processors starting next year.

Pricings of ASUS PadFone Infinity and Accessories Announced

Pricings of ASUS PadFone Infinity and Accessories Announced

The new PadFone Infinity and its accessories is set to hit stores on 9th November. Read on for their respective pricings.

Seagate Announces Device Replacement and Data Recovery Protection Plans

Seagate Announces Device Replacement and Data Recovery Protection Plans

Seagate has just announced two protection plans, which are named 'Rescue' and 'Rescue and Replace'. The 'Rescue and Replace' plan offers device replacement and data recovery for the damaged device. This plan starts at US$ 39.99. The 'Rescue' plan is a data recovery service that starts at US$29.99.

Google+ Adds New Features for Photographers Including a New Auto Awesome Movie Maker

Google+ Adds New Features for Photographers Including a New Auto Awesome Movie Maker

Google+ is adding a whole bunch of features to lure even more photographers onto its social network, and it's also introducing a new Auto Awesome Movie movie-making feature which automatically edits together a short movie based on your clips and photos.

At Least 38 Million Adobe Users were Hacked Instead of the 2.9 Million Earlier Reported

At Least 38 Million Adobe Users were Hacked Instead of the 2.9 Million Earlier Reported

Earlier this month, Adobe announced that its network had been hacked, and that the attackers had accessed customer IDs, encrypted passwords and possibly encrypted credit and debit card numbers of 2.9 million of its customers. The company now says that it could have impacted up to 38 million users instead.

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