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How AMD plans to get back in the game

AMD has spent the last few years cultivating new markets for its CPU and graphics technology. It has had some successes, most notably the Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4, which both use its processors. By the end of last year, these “growth markets” in the enterprise, embedded and semi-custom represented 40 percent of the company’s revenues. Read this AMD’s… Read more →

Microsoft’s big Windows 10 goal: one billion or bust

For Windows 10, Microsoft is aiming for a 10-digit installed base. That’s a 1 followed by 9 zeroes: 1,000,000,000. One billion devices running Windows 10. At the Build developers’ conference in San Francisco earlier this month, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson declared that the company’s goal was to reach the billion-device milestone “within two to three years after launch.” Now a billion… Read more →

Starbomb rises to top of niche comedy music market via YouTube

As our viewing patterns change, we have moved to YouTube for much of our viewing – and listening activities. Many bands have been discovered on the platform – no matter how niche they are. Starbomb The band Starbomb could definitely be described as niche. The band is a comedy rock, synthpop collaboration of Leigh Daniel Avidan and Brian Wecht of… Read more →

The real reason why micro SD card slots are disappearing from smartphones

Remember when we started carrying more data on out smartphones, and manufacturers gave us the ability to supplement the internal storage by popping in a cheap micro SD card? However, those days are coming to an end as manufacturers decided to put profits ahead of end user convenience. Must See Gallery 7 personal assistant robots coming home soon The global… Read more →

LG G4 first impressions: Nice leather back, solid camera, and improved UI

We saw just about every detail of the LG G4 revealed last month on an early launch website. Thanks to T-Mobile’s energetic enthusiastic product evangelist, Des Smith, I’ve spent the two days testing out a leather backed T-Mobile LG G4 and encourage you to enter the contest running until 25 May. The best new Android smartphone is clearly the Samsung… Read more →

Get ready for Android M, for "more privacy"

Android Lollipop (“L”) was announced last year at Google IO, 2014 (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Google’s next Android update may put privacy back into its owners’ hands — literally. According to sources speaking to Bloomberg on Thursday, the next iteration of Android will give users more detailed choices over what data apps can access. That includes access to photos, contacts, and… Read more →

IBM, Ionic partner to propel enterprise mobile app development

Ionic IBM and Ionic have announced an agreement to join forces in the development of applications for enterprise users. Under the terms of the deal which was announced on Friday, IBM’s MobileFirst Platform will be combined with Ionic’s drag-and-drop design software to give business users without programming skills the capabilities to design prototype corporate apps in “minutes,” taking the long… Read more →

Daily Report: Facebook Use Polarizing? Site Begs to Differ

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China tightens cybersecurity controls to limit foreign spying

Symantec China has proposed a fresh wave of cybersecurity legislation to tighten its grip on the county’s information technology structure and further localise the use of tech products. China has included cybersecurity as an important element of a draft national security law, as reported by Reuters. The document, posted online this week, proposes tighter controls on the country’s information technology… Read more →