News: Reads from WWW
Monday, 28 Jan 2013
The U.S. Library of Congress has just passed a new law which makes it illegal for anyone to unlock a smartphone, with first time offenders subject to fines of up to US$500,000, imprisonment for five years, or both.
Friday, 25 Jan 2013
Lenovo has commented that it is currently "assessing potential acquisition targets and strategic alliances", including one with RIM as part of a strategy to boost its smartphone business.
Cisco appears to be moving away from the consumer market and is looking for a buyer for Linksys. Belkin's purchase of Linksys is expected to be completed in March 2013 for an as of yet undisclosed amount.
Thursday, 24 Jan 2013
To get gears up and running, the Mozilla Foundation also announced yesterday that smartphones running the Firefox OS will be available to developers in February. Because the devices are not designed for consumers, they will be running development versions of Firefox OS.
Google has been adding offline capabilities to their web office suite, and the latest to get this much needed feature is Google Slides. Now users can create, edit, and present Google Slides presentations without requiring an Internet connection.
Despite raking up record revenue and profits for Q1 2013, Apple's share prices continue to fall.
According to Gartner, Samsung has surpassed Apple in 2012 to become the world's leading buyer of semiconductor products.
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013
Rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S IV are coming fast and furious. This time, we are offered a peek at what possibly might be an official press image of the device.
Intel is exiting the desktop motherboard business after the launch of its 4th generation Intel Core processors. This is according to Intel spokesman, Mr. Dan Snyder. The company will focus on areas that include reference design development and its Next Unit of Computing devices.
According to DigiTimes, Intel is planning to launch its 4th 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.