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Verizon wants to be well prepared for the ongoing IoT evolution

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 1 hour, 58 mins ago

Verizon Enterprise Solutions doesn't want to miss out on more consumers and hardware manufacturers embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), strategically preparing new partnerships and alliances.

 

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The enterprise IoT market already has more than 1 billion devices, and that number is expected to dramatically grow in the coming years. Also, the consumer market - with end users purchasing more Things - will provide a great opportunity for Verizon and other wireless carriers to provide Internet connectivity to more products.

 

"With limited resources, municipal leaders are being tasked with finding ways to make their communities more efficient," said Dan Feldman, director of IoT Smart Cities for Verizon, in a statement. "Towns and cities can start with projects like energy-efficient smart streetlights, car sharing and smart parking. The cost savings and revenue from those projects can then be used to help fund bigger projects, including tackling pollution and upgrading transit infrastructure."

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PC manufacturers could receive Microsoft Windows 10 starting in July

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 2 hours, 38 mins ago

It is possible OEMs will begin receiving Microsoft Windows 10 in July, so they have time to prepare the OS for a summer launch to consumers. Windows 10 has been promised sometime this summer, and an exact release date was never released - but Russian leaker Wzor reportedly said the Windows 10 RTM will begin shipping by the end of July.

 

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RTM is an acronym that points out the release to manufacturing, which is the OS version that PC OEMs use to test their hardware - and to install on PCs, notebooks, and other products that will be sold to consumers. A typical roadmap typically provides a couple of months between the RTM and final consumer release, so any bugs and early issues can be quickly worked out.

 

Here is what Microsoft told CNET: "Microsoft has said Windows 10 will launch this summer. We have nothing additional to share."

The Google Gmail email service tops 900 million global users

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 3 hours, 23 mins ago

The Google Gmail email service now has 900 million users across the world, a drastic increase over the 425 million monthly active users the company reported in 2012.

 

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At least 75 percent of Gmail users access their accounts on a mobile device, and now is a good time for Google to launch Inbox. The service, which is available on Google Play or from the Apple Store, allows users to better organize their mobile Gmail inboxes. Inbox is available to anyone interested in downloading it and giving a shot, which features "Highlights" so information is more easily viewable in the email feed.

 

 

Outlook.com has at least 400 million active accounts, while Yahoo Mail has 225 million monthly active users - with many users owning multiple email addresses, sometimes spread across different email providers.

IDC: PC sales dropping ahead of Windows 10, as competition tightens

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 4 hours, 18 mins ago

Worldwide PC shipments will drop 6.2 percent in 2015, marketing the fourth consecutive year of declining market volume, according to the IDC research group. Microsoft will release Windows 10 this summer for the PC, and additional rollouts will take place shortly after, the company has confirmed.

 

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"Microsoft and PC vendors still need to convince users of the advantages of the new OS and new PCs, which will take some time," said Loren Loverde, VP of worldwide PC trackers at IDC. "In addition to educating clients, they'll face tough competition from other devices, and weak spending in many regions. As a result, we see PC shipments stabilizing in 2016, followed by limited growth for the next few years."

 

Looking ahead, Microsoft expects Windows 10 to be on more than one billion devices in just three years, and will help consumers upgrade. When do you plan to install or upgrade to Windows 10?

EUROCOM boasts NVIDIA Quadro graphics, 32GB RAM, M.2 SSDs and more

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: 4 hours, 32 mins ago

Sometimes too much is simply not enough and for those times you will have to call EUROCOM to provide you with a laptop. Pushing its new P7 Pro 17.3" Mobile Workstation, EUROCOM has gone all out in the features department.

 

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Complete with NVIDIA Quadro graphics models including K5100M, K3100M and K1100M and paired with an Intel i7-4700 desktop processor, there's also the option to throw in 32GB of memory and 5.2TB of overall storage.

 

If more speed is on your mind, EUROCOM also offers two M.2 SSD slots alongside two standard hard drive bays, making sure to mention that PCIe SSDs are further supported.

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Jawbone sues Fitbit as fitness trackers go to war

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 4 hours, 41 mins ago

As fitness tracking company Fitbit prepares to go public in a $100m offering, rival Jawbone has thrown a spanner in the works by launching legal proceedings against the market leader.

 

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Fitbit has been accused of poaching multiple employees away from Jawbone who took with them trade secrets by downloading IP and attempting to cover over their tracks. For their part, Fitbit denies the claims, saying in a statement "We are unaware of any confidential or proprietary information of Jawbone in our possession and we intend to vigorously defend against these allegations."

Robots used to help keep the elderly active and engaged in retirement

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 hours, 8 mins ago

Senior citizens are finding motivation and entertainment out of a 22-inch humanoid robot leading physical therapy classes. The Zora robot was originally poised to become an assistant in hotels, but designers and programmers found a more appealing market in healthcare.

 

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Previously, Zora has been used to interact with young children, helping teach them basic motor function and keep them stimulated. There are more than 6,000 elderly citizens in Belgium, France and the Netherlands use the robot to stay engaged, listening to news articles, weather forecasts, and following dance and exercise routines.

 

"A lot of elderly people are actually feeling alone. Solitude is something which is horrible for the moment for a lot of elderly people," said Fabrice Goffin, co-creator of the Zora robot, in a statement to Washington Post. "People don't have all the time to visit their families and they can find some kind of relationship with the robot and that is a nice thing to do."

AMD claims its new A-Series APU will boost your gaming experience

By: Chris Smith | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 5 hours, 24 mins ago

In a recently issued press release AMD claims that its new A10-7870K APU "delivers a best-in-class experience for eSports and online gaming with superior performance," adding that this "new processor also delivers exceptional performance in modern workloads and is designed for the future with Microsoft Windows® 10."

 

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Backed by 12 cores comprised of 4 CPU and 8GPU, this processor will has now hit the market at a small price of $137.

 

Aiming to allow gamers to play "like a pro without spending like one," AMD's corporate VP and general manager, Mat Skynner, is confident in this release.

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Google anticipates next billion smartphones sold in just six countries

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 28 mins ago

Smartphone saturation in the United States, Western Europe, and other select regions has provided good opportunities for phone makers to sell devices to other countries. It's possible 1.2 billion smartphones could be sold in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and Mexico over the next two years, according to Google.

 

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Smartphones are extremely popular in China and India - but higher price tags can scare away consumers - and more manufacturers want to cater to these markets with lower-priced models.

 

Google believes it's the perfect chance to promote its Android One initiative, designed so hardware manufacturers can create lower-cost smartphones running modern Android software.

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One year later, Sally Beauty suffers another data breach

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 7 hours, 13 mins ago

Sally Beauty has informed customers that it has suffered yet another data breach, investigating a reported security incident that took place in April. The company received reports that customers suffered suspicious activity on debit and credit cards that were used in the store.

 

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The company, which doesn't collect PIN data, found malware on some point-of-sale (PoS) systems in its retail stores.

 

"We regret any inconvenience this incident may have caused our customers, and we want to reassure them that protecting our customers is our priority," said Chris Brickman, president and CEO of Sally Beauty. "Because we cannot pinpoint exactly which cards might have been affected during our reported date range, we are offering credit monitoring services to any customer who used their payment card at a U.S. Sally Beauty store between March 6 and April 17 of 2015."

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