Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Microsoft Corp’s lineup of Surface tablets, laptops and desktop computers has always been a paradox. The software company’s surprise foray into hardware became a billion-dollar-plus business and even managed to outclass longtime rival Apple with its Surface Studio desktop machine last fall, according to some tech critics. At the same time, the Surface range competes… Read More Microsoft’s Silver Lining: Surface Loses, but Windows Wins

Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

British web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday slammed as a “bad idea” recent calls in Britain and the United States to weaken cyber encryption. “I know that if you’re trying to catch terrorists it’s really tempting to demand to be able to break all that encryption,” Berners-Lee told the BBC. “But if you break that… Read More Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

Microsoft has launched yet another app for iOS users called Sprinkles. The camera app predicts captions depending on the photo taken, and also suggests stickers to elevate the cool-quotient of your ordinary photo. It appears to be Microsoft’s turn to try to combat Snapchat competition (the new trend among tech companies nowadays), and is available… Read More Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

Samsung Display Reportedly Expects Foldable Smartphones to Be Commercialised in 2019

While some reports from earlier this year indicated that Samsung is looking to launch a foldable smartphone by as early as Q3 this year, a report cites Samsung Display’s principal engineer Kim Tae-woong to say such smartphones may not be commercialised until 2019. As per Kim Tae-woong, the bezel-less display by the company already sells… Read More Samsung Display Reportedly Expects Foldable Smartphones to Be Commercialised in 2019

Pioneer Rayz Plus Headphones Let You Charge Your iPhone 7 While Listening to Music

Apple decided to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, and kept only a single Lightning port that can be used for both listening to audio and charging the phones. The company bundled Lightning-powered EarPods along with the devices, and a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter to smooth the transition for many… Read More Pioneer Rayz Plus Headphones Let You Charge Your iPhone 7 While Listening to Music

Reliance Jio Stands for Affordability in a World Where ‘Data Is the New Oil’: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Ltd chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday said the company’s newly launched telecom venture Reliance Jio stands for affordability and data is the new oil in the industry. “Jio stands for affordability. Jio is conceived at a time when the world was in the phase of digitising. Data is the new… Read More Reliance Jio Stands for Affordability in a World Where ‘Data Is the New Oil’: Mukesh Ambani

Apple Music ‘Well Past’ 20 Million Subscribers, Reveals Eddy Cue

In an interview at the Code Media conference on Monday, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue shared that the subscribers of company’s music streaming service – Apple Music – are now “well past” 20 million. He wasn’t more specific than that, and the news isn’t really a revelation, as the… Read More Apple Music ‘Well Past’ 20 Million Subscribers, Reveals Eddy Cue

Internet Explodes After Most Recent Trump-Russia Allegations

The connections between Russia and the Trump White House keep piling up. Most recently, the New York Times published a story containing allegations that there was regular contact between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence operatives. Before the election, that is. The connections seem to centre around former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort, who was… Read More Internet Explodes After Most Recent Trump-Russia Allegations

NRAM set to spark a ‘holy war’ among memory technologies

Your next smartphone could be a carbon-based lifeform A non-volatile memory technology based on carbon nanotubes that’s poised for commercialization in 2018 is expected to be more disruptive to enterprise storage, servers and consumer electronics than flash memory, according to a new report from BCC Research. “It is rare to see a technology catch fire after… Read More NRAM set to spark a ‘holy war’ among memory technologies