Using optical fibres made of speciality glass, the researchers from the University of Southampton in Britain have shown that computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality.
The Indian personal computer (PC) market grew only by 6 percent in 2013-14 and tablets growth dropped to 76 percent during the period from 424 percent in 2012-2013, says a review done by the Manufacturers' Association of Information Technology (MAIT).
US computer chip giant Intel announced Tuesday a partnership with Chinese tech firm Rockchip to produce low-cost Android-based tablet computers. The two companies will produce "a range of entry-level Android tablets worldwide" with the Intel Atom processors.
The Fine Brothers YouTube series called Kids React almost never fails to amuse, but a new installment was published on Sunday that is particularly hilarious. Titled Kids React to Old Computers, a group of young children are shown an old Apple II computer one at a time. Then, they react.
Networking solutions giant Cisco today unveiled two special Android-powered desktop computers for video conferencing, and a cloud service that enables users with different devices and services to connect for online meetings. The touch-enabled desktops, DX80 and DX70, have large screens and combine in a single device Cisco's expertise in HD video, high-end audio and web conferencing as well as integrated business applications and web browsing. Besides, the DX80 also features what Cisco describes as 'revolutionary' cancelling out of background noise. The person hears the voice of his connector and only those people or objects that he/she can see in the video.
Microsoft s latest biannual Security Intelligence Report revealed that malware infections in Microsoft Windows reportedly tripled in 2013. According to PC World, security companies classified the application responsible for the infection as harmless.
Samsung on Tuesday announced on its blog that it s now mass-producing the industry s most advanced 4-gigabit (Gb) DDR3 DRAM memory which is based on a new 20-nanometer process. The new memory will be available for mobile devices and PCs later this year, Samsung confirmed, without specifying which of its upcoming mobile devices will get the new chips.
Chinese PC maker Lenovo has recently posted its third-quarter profit and sales report, which has been higher than expected. Lenovo said that it saw higher sales of laptops and mobile devices in emerging markets and its earnings rose 30 percent to 265 million dollars from a year earlier, while the analysts had expected 247 million
It s amazing to think that it was only four years ago that the most hyped product to come out of the Consumer Electronics Show was a new batch of 3D televisions that the consumer electronics industry had convinced itself were a potential goldmine. Fast forward to 2012 and the notion that 3D TVs would gain mass acceptance in the consumer market seemed like a cruel joke as TV manufacturers quickly shifted their efforts to developing 4K television sets while leaving 3D TV technology in the scrap heap of tech history. I bring this up because in 2014 I m seeing a similar level of self-assured tech industry hype about another emerging brand of consumer technology that everyone is 100% certain is going to be the next big thing: Wearable computers.
x1 With the older versions of Microsoft s OS slowly taking a backseat, desktop computer owners have reportedly been adopting the latest Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Apple’s iOS platform seemed to come out of nowhere and take the world by storm in 2007. The introduction of the first-generation iPhone set in motion a chain of events that lead up to the holiday quarter in 2011, when Apple recorded the most profitable quarter in technology history thanks mainly to unbelievable iPhone, iPod touch and iPad sales. No platform is selling as quickly as Apple’s mobile platform right now, but iOS is still in its infancy and the fact remains: as hot as iOS is right now, and as popular as smartphones and media tablets are, no platform installed base on the planet even comes close to approaching the size of Windows right now.
Apple just did something the company hasn’t done very often in recent years it completely surprised nearly every single person with the announcement of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the next OS for the Mac. Inching a step closer to bridging the gap between iOS and OS X, Mountain Lion brings practically all of iOS’s featured apps to desktop and laptop computers. From Messages, which I’ve been waiting for ever since iMessage was announced, to built-in iCloud support, Notification Center, Game Center, Reminders, Notes, a much-improved Safari browser, AirPlay and more, the two OSes are practically the same now in terms of system apps. This is the first developer preview of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and the OS will only improve before it is released in the summer. If you’re itching for my thoughts, though, you’ll find them after the break.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is preparing to launch a new ultra-affordable Linux-powered computer next month that is the size of a credit card. It’s so affordable, in fact, that it will cost just $25 or $35, depending on how much RAM the buyer requires. In an interview with Edge, Raspberry Pi Foundation head David Braben said, despite the size and low cost, the Raspberry Pi computer is powerful enough to run games such as Quake III Arena and power 1080p video. The company will launch just 10,000 units to developers next month, mostly in the United Kingdom. “At the moment we’re appealing to techy people because we want people to give their time for free, writing software and improving things, porting them from other places, and putting them into the public domain, essentially, so we can use them for education,” Braben said, noting that he hopes to turn the developer board into a consumer-friendly device next year. The Raspberry Pi is equipped with a 700MHz processor, 128MB or 256MB of RAM, support for an SD card, and both HDMI and RCA outputs.
Samsung is considering an exit from the low-margin netbook business as soon as next year according to a recent report. French CNET blog Blogeee claims to have obtained an email sent by the South Korea-based electronics giant to several of its partners. “Following the introduction of our new strategy in 2012, we stop the product range in 10.1” (Netbook) in Q1 2012 for the benefit of Ultraportables products (11.6 and 12 inches) and ultrabooks to be launched in 2012,” the email reportedly stated (machine-translated). The matter could be one of semantics, however Samsung’s “ultraportable” class may include low-cost notebooks driven by inexpensive ATOM processors. Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.