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Filed Under:Technology / Hardware
Posts on Regator:4206
Posts / Week:16.7
Archived Since:February 2, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Google's Nexus 5 Smartphone Comes to T-Mobile

Google's hot-selling Nexus 5 now has a new carrier: T-Mobile. This brings the total number of domestic carriers officially offering the device to two, alongside Nexus 5 launch partner Sprint. T-Mobile's unlocked price for the16GB version of the handset is $450. Show More Summary

Zoho adds enterprise features to its CRM software, eyes Salesforce.com

Zoho has added a series of features to its CRM (customer relationship management) software in a bid to appeal to larger companies as well as lure away customers from the likes of Salesforce.com. In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations. Show More Summary

Leaked treaty draft shows US at loggerheads with Pacific states on copyright

A secretive international trade treaty up for discussion next week could have far-reaching effects on Internet services, copyright law and civil liberties, a draft of the treaty obtained by Wikileaks suggests. The Trans-Pacific Partnership...Show More Summary

Europe allows in-flight 3G and 4G broadband

The European Commission gave airlines permission to offer their passengers Internet access via 3G and 4G connections so they can send emails and surf the Web while in flight. "This means that from now onwards, spectrum for 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) communications may be used above an altitude of 3,000 meters. Show More Summary

First Jolla Sailfish smartphones will ship on November 27

Finnish smartphone start-up Jolla will start shipping the first batch of its debut smartphone in its home country on Nov. 27. Operator DNA is organizing a launch event in central Helsinki where 450 of the people that pre-ordered the device will get it. Show More Summary

The waiting ends for EMC's XtremIO all-flash storage array

EMC's long-awaited entry into all-flash storage arrays will finally get a full-fledged rollout next week, possibly setting the terms for mastery of the fledgling product category along the way. The array, acquired through EMC's purchase...Show More Summary

IBM to offer Watson supercomputer as cloud development platform

IBM is preparing to give third parties access to its Watson supercomputer with the aim of spurring the growth of applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities. Watson, which is derived from IBM's...Show More Summary

Cisco Q1 revenue falls short as profit drops from last year

Cisco Systems missed its revenue forecast and logged a year-over-year profit decline in its fiscal first quarter. The rare miss for the networking giant, considered one of the bellwethers of the technology industry, came after Cisco announced 4,000 layoffs at the time of its last financial report in August. Show More Summary

Belgium, Netherlands investigate alleged NSA spying on bank payments data

The Belgian and Dutch Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) said Wednesday that they will investigate the security of SWIFT, which runs an international bank messaging system, following allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency unlawfully accessed SWIFT data. Show More Summary

5 tablet headaches retailers face (and how to cure them)

Retailers are spending big on iPads and other tablets in a bid to increase efficiency and enhance the in-store shopping experience. But with new opportunities come potential pitfalls. Here’s how to handle the most common ones. Employee...Show More Summary

Suse Linux Enterprise expands regular support to 10 years

Suse Linux Enterprise (SLE) version 11 and up will come with 10 years of general support instead of the seven years offered up to now, in a move that matches services from competitors. "We will move to a new life cycle of Suse LinuxShow More Summary

The Internet of things needs a lot of work

Mobile connected devices may make life easier for consumers in the long run, but today they present a bundle of user headaches, a panel of industry leaders said Tuesday. Smart homes, Internet-connected cars and wearable devices represent the next generation of mobile gear beyond smartphones. Show More Summary

Airbnb calls hosts 'micro-entrepreneurs' in need of new laws

Addressing his company's legal battle with New York over its users' data, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said on Tuesday that maybe the current laws shouldn't apply to the hosts who use its site to rent out rooms and apartments. The travelShow More Summary

Xbox One, PS4 consoles help AMD gain x86 market share against Intel

The new gaming consoles due for release in the coming days helped underdog Advanced Micro Devices gain x86 processor market share over Intel during the third quarter of this year. AMD grew its market share thanks to the millions of semi-custom...Show More Summary

Airbnb caters to its hosts with new app, community tools

Airbnb has given its mobile app an overhaul to help hosts manage their bookings on the go, and launched new tools to help them connect with each other through the site. On Tuesday the company launched Host Home, as part of a larger redesign...Show More Summary

Google adds more shortcuts to Gmail

In its ongoing efforts to simplify Gmail's inbox management, Google has rolled out more buttons to let people perform common actions without having to open messages. The new batch of "quick action buttons," as Google calls them, letShow More Summary

Google Glass wearers to get access to tunes, new earbuds

Google Glass users will soon be able to play their favorite tracks from Google Play, listening to them via a set of special earbuds. Google shared the new feature of its head-mounted device online on Tuesday saying Glass owners would "soon" to be able to accesses millions of songs through the Google Play music store. Show More Summary

Motorola faces challenges in going global with the Moto G

The Moto G smartphone expected from Motorola on Wednesday will likely be available outside the U.S., but competing in the increasingly tough mid-range segment globally won't be easy. The existing Moto X only sells in North America. While...Show More Summary

WD My Cloud EX4 review: Four-bay NAS wins on features, not speed

Western Digital’s My Cloud network-attached storage unit earned four stars when I reviewed it in October. I praised it for its performance and its user-friendly features. But 3TB is the maximum capacity that WD can deliver in that product, and since it’s a single-bay device it can’t provide the reassuring redundancy of RAID. Show More Summary

Google app translation service now available to Android developers

Google has made its app translation service available to all Android developers to enable them to offer their apps in different languages. The service, first previewed in May at Google I/O, allows developers to purchase professionalShow More Summary

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