Friday, 26 Jul 2013

Downsizing Again, Blackberry Lays Off 250 Employees from its R&D Department

Downsizing Again, Blackberry Lays Off 250 Employees from its R&D Department

As part of its "complex transition", Blackberry has confirmed that it has laid off 250 employees from its R&D and new product testing facility.

Sony Lists Xperia Devices That Will Be Getting Android 4.3; Other Manufacturers Still Deciding

Sony Lists Xperia Devices That Will Be Getting Android 4.3; Other Manufacturers Still Deciding

Sony has listed the Xperia devices that will be receiving the Android 4.3 update. Find out if your device is one of them.

Thursday, 25 Jul 2013

BlackBerry Q5 Available in Singapore on 2nd August for $528

BlackBerry Q5 Available in Singapore on 2nd August for $528

Following the launch of its high-end BlackBerry Q10 in May this year, BlackBerry is now rolling out its mid-range BlackBerry 10 device, the BlackBerry Q5. It will be available from the 2nd August from all three telcos in white and black for $528.

Google Chromecast Streams Video to Your TV

Google Chromecast Streams Video to Your TV

At a press event held in San Francisco, Google revealed Chromecast. The HDMI dongle is a device that will help users stream media from smart devices on to their TVs.

Cloud Computing Services for SMEs Implemented the NVIDIA Way

Cloud Computing Services for SMEs Implemented the NVIDIA Way

NVIDIA has reiterated the benefits of its GRID technology that centralizes graphical processing requirements. At the same time, it allows for the smooth delivery of the outputs to the users' desktop. This has led to the creation of Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) for small and medium businesses.

Intel Claims New Y-Series Haswell Chips Offer Vastly Improved Battery Life

Intel Claims New Y-Series Haswell Chips Offer Vastly Improved Battery Life

Intel recently announced that its new range of Y-Series fourth generation (Haswell) processors will be shipping to manufacturers later in the year. These low powered chips are said to have a 4.5W scenario design power (SDP), and will power devices such as tablets and hybrid PCs.

Xbox One will Allow Indie Game Developers to Self-Publish

Xbox One will Allow Indie Game Developers to Self-Publish

Microsoft was very quiet about indie game developers with regards to the Xbox One, but is now saying that it will allow indie game developers to self-publish. It also says retail consoles will double as debug units.

Google Launches Google Play Games App

Google Launches Google Play Games App

Building on the Google Play Games Services first announced at Google I/O back in May, today Google launched its Google Play Games Android App, a new app for social gaming that brings some of the features of Apple’s Game Center to Android smartphones and tablets.

Google Announces New Nexus 7; Comes with Qi Wireless Charging

Google Announces New Nexus 7; Comes with Qi Wireless Charging

After tons of leaks, Google has today officially unveiled a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet. Running Android 4.3, it sports a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 1,920 x 1,200-pixel IPS LCD display, 5MP rear camera, and built-in Qi wireless charging.

New Study Uncovers Potentially Harmful Nano-sized Emissions from 3D Printers

New Study Uncovers Potentially Harmful Nano-sized Emissions from 3D Printers

A study by researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology has uncovered substantial amounts of nano-sized particle emission in indoor air. The study claims to be the first to examine the amount of particle emission for 3D printers that are commercially available.

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