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Connected Gadgets Blamed for Friday Attack

Connected Gadgets Blamed for Friday Attack

24 Oct 2016 comment

Vulnerable internet-connected devices such as cameras and digital video recorders may be to blame for the attack that took down some of the world’s most popular websites on Friday, according to Bloomberg. Malware that targets the “internet of things” may have powered the global attack, according to Brian Krebs, a well-known journalist covering computer security.

Hacking Specialist Warns About Election-Themed E-Mail Attacks

Hacking Specialist Warns About Election-Themed E-Mail Attacks

23 Oct 2016 comment

Heading toward Election Day in the U.S., hackers may target your inbox instead of the ballot box, according to Bloomberg. It’s difficult to alter overall ballot counts in the U.S., which doesn’t have a centralized voting system, but hackers could take advantage of the Nov. 8 election to dupe people and gain access to their personal information, according to Oren Falkowitz, chief executive officer of Redwood City, California-based Area 1 Security.

ZTE Reveals Grand Prize Project CSX Winner: Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone

ZTE Reveals Grand Prize Project CSX Winner: Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone

21 Oct 2016 comment

ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market, announced the grand prize winner of Project CSX is the Eye-Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone. Thousands of consumers from 176 countries participated in voting throughout the competition, from ideation through conceptualization, and in addition to the winner joining ZTE at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, consumers will see this device go to market in 2017.

Nintendo Unveils Hybrid Console Switch

Nintendo Unveils Hybrid Console Switch

21 Oct 2016 comment

Nintendo unveiled its long-awaited new gaming platform, the Switch, featuring a tablet-like console that will allow gamers to play at home and on the go, according to Bloomberg.

Banking is All Digital

Banking is All Digital

20 Oct 2016 comment

During Combis conference, at the panel discussion "Digital era in the financial industry", Ivan Maglić from Gartner Adriatic/Calisto, also the moderator of the panel discussion, pointed out at the very beginning that the digital transformation of banks went through three evolutionary phases.

Apple Plans to Adopt OLED Display Technology for Next iPhone

Apple Plans to Adopt OLED Display Technology for Next iPhone

18 Oct 2016 comment

Apple plans to adopt organic LED display technology for the next major upgrade to its flagship product, according to Bloomberg. To do so, they will have to get its hands on millions of OLED screens. As a result, Japanese suppliers are under pressure to build up manufacturing operations.

Sony Brings Virtual Reality to Masses in Test for Industry

Sony Brings Virtual Reality to Masses in Test for Industry

15 Oct 2016 comment

When the PlayStation VR goes on sale, it won’t just be a test for Sony, according to Bloomberg. As the first high-end virtual-reality headset aimed at the mass market, the gadget will also offer the first hint as to whether the technology can become a mainstream product.

Mobile Payments Soar as Europeans Embrace New Ways To Pay

Mobile Payments Soar as Europeans Embrace New Ways To Pay

14 Oct 2016 comment

According to Visa’s 2016 Digital Payments Study, the number of consumers regularly using a mobile device, whether a smartphone, tablet or wearable, to make payments has tripled in the past year.

Western Digital unveils new design language with redesigned My Passport and My Book hard drives

Western Digital unveils new design language with redesigned My Passport and My Book hard drives

14 Oct 2016 comment

Western Digital introduced modern and innovative redesigns of its My Passport, My Passport for Mac, and My Book hard drive lines, which have been highly recognized leading sellers for more than a decade. In partnership with fuseproject, an award-winning industrial design and branding firm, the reimagined products were built with the customer in mind. New drives also include password protection and hardware encryption, so customers will love their hard drive as much as they cherish the content stored on it.

Investigators Suspect New Flaw in Note 7

Investigators Suspect New Flaw in Note 7

13 Oct 2016 comment

Investigators believe the latest incidents of  Samsung smartphones overheating, which prompted it to abandon its Galaxy Note 7 model, may be the result of a flaw different from the one that caused the device’s original recall last month, according to Bloomberg.

New and Fast Internet for the Europeans Adding €910 Billion to GDP

New and Fast Internet for the Europeans Adding €910 Billion to GDP

11 Oct 2016 comment

At work, at home or on the move, Europeans expect an internet connection that is fast and reliable. Encouraging investments in very high-capacity networks is increasingly important for education, healthcare, manufacturing or transport.

Samsung Could Face Second Recall of Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Could Face Second Recall of Galaxy Note 7

8 Oct 2016 comment

According to Bloomberg, Samsung could face an unusual second recall of its Note 7 smartphones if one that caught fire aboard an airliner this week is a replacement device as its owner says, two former U.S. safety officials said.

IoT platform revenues will grow to € 3 billion worldwide by 2021

IoT platform revenues will grow to € 3 billion worldwide by 2021

7 Oct 2016 comment

Internet of Things (IoT) platform market increased 36 percent to € 610 million in 2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.8 percent, revenues are forecasted to reach € 3.05 billion in 2021, according to  new study conducted by Berg Insight.

Copenhagen and Vienna are the top smart cities in Europe

Copenhagen and Vienna are the top smart cities in Europe

6 Oct 2016 comment

Smart cities provide their inhabitants with a greater quality of life through uninterrupted power service, better quality of potable water, a more reliable natural gas supply, a faster and more efficient public transport as well as more efficient health services and public administration. Smart cities attract companies and young talent, said Ivan Paić from Schneider Electric.

Google Announces Virtual Reality $79 Headset

Google Announces Virtual Reality $79 Headset

6 Oct 2016 comment

Google released a virtual reality headset on Tuesday that’s cheaper than other options in the market, according to Bloomberg.

Drone Startup Beating Amazon and Google in the Home Delivery Race

Drone Startup Beating Amazon and Google in the Home Delivery Race

6 Oct 2016 comment

More than two years ago, Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos spoke on 60 Minutes about delivering goods to homes with unmanned aircraft, or drones. But a little startup near Reno beat Amazon to the punch, according to Bloomberg.

Linux Kernel 4.8 Officially Released

Linux Kernel 4.8 Officially Released

4 Oct 2016 comment

Linus Torvalds proudly announced the release and availability for download of the Linux 4.8 kernel branch, which is now the latest stable and most advanced one. Linux kernel 4.8 has been in development for the past two months, during which it received eight Release Candidate (RC) testing versions that early adopters were able to compile and install on their GNU/Linux operating system to test various hardware components or simply report bugs.

Google Combines Cloud and Corporate Software Offerings

Google Combines Cloud and Corporate Software Offerings

1 Oct 2016 comment

Google repackaged its cloud services and corporate software and hardware offerings into a new unit called Google Cloud on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. This is their latest attempt to catch leaders in the sector Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

CES celebrates it's first 50 years

CES celebrates it's first 50 years

1 Oct 2016 comment

Next January CES 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world's leading innovation event, cementing CES' place in history as the global gathering place for innovation and technology. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products.

Logitech Announces New C922 Pro Stream Webcam

Logitech Announces New C922 Pro Stream Webcam

30 Sep 2016 comment

Logitech announced its newest webcam, the Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam. Designed to meet the needs of serious streamers, the C922 Pro Stream Webcam lets you stream and record vibrant, true-to-life HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second (fps) or 720p at 60fps, features dynamic background replacement software, powered by Personify, and a 3-month XSplit recording and streaming premium license.

Yahoo Hacked by Criminals in 2014.

Yahoo Hacked by Criminals in 2014.

30 Sep 2016 comment

Yahoo! Inc.’s accounts were hacked in 2014 by cybercriminals rather than a state-sponsored party as the web portal claimed, according to an official with InfoArmor, a security company, according to Bloomberg.

IDC: Rebound of tablet market in 2018

IDC: Rebound of tablet market in 2018

14 Sep 2016 comment

The decline of the worldwide tablet market is set to continue for the remainder of 2016 as year-over-year growth reaches an all-time low of -11.5% and shipments of 183.4 million units, according to forecast data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Positive growth is set to return in 2018 and continue through 2020 with shipments reaching 194.2 million tablets as detachable tablets continue to steal share from traditional PCs.

Augmented and virtual reality revenues will reach $162 billion in 2020

Augmented and virtual reality revenues will reach $162 billion in 2020

8 Sep 2016 comment

Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) will grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 181.3% over the 2015-2020 forecast period, according to a new study by IDC.

Which technology companies will disrupt the market in 2016?

Which technology companies will disrupt the market in 2016?

3 Sep 2016 comment

Juniper Research revealed 25 of the world’s most exciting disruptive tech innovators, whose offerings have the power to transform how we interact with technology and the world at large. “Technology is becoming an integral part of many people’s lives across the globe,” remarked research co-author James Moar.