Wireless charging demand to pick up with next iPhone
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Physical Direct Connection (PDC) technology to improve chassis yield rates

Consumer demand for wireless charging is expected to pick up following the arrival of the next-generation iPhone lineup later this year, according to research from Digitimes and information from smartphone chassis makers.

Carry-on electronics banned from some flights
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Screening procedures in some countries will affect non-stop flights

Starting today, the US government is preparing to ban passengers on certain flights into the US from bringing electronic devices including laptops, iPads, cameras and certain other hand held luggage.

Global tablet shipments fell by 40 million in Q1 2017
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A market share war between stylus tablets and 2-in-1 convertible PCs

It is no hidden secret that worldwide tablet shipments have progressively began a decline over the past three years, since the industry began experiencing year-over-year slumps to the present number of 39.6 million units in Q4 2016.

Apple's 10.5-inch iPad goes into gear
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 05:51

Apple's 10.5-inch iPad goes into gear


Announcement comes in April alongside Apple's spaceship campus HQ

Apple is expected to move ahead with production on its mid-size, 10.5-inch iPad model later this month, rather than a previously expected timeframe of May to June, according to the latest reports from the Taiwan-based supply chain.

Web inventor highlights three problems facing the world
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Free speech, targeted ads, and the quest to unspread misinformation


Sunday marked the 28th anniversary in which Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist accredited with the invention of the World Wide Web concept, submitted his original proposal to CERN that ultimately became the first standard for the internet.

Pioneer releases combo 4K Blu-ray disc player for PC
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Combo CD/DVD/BD burner and UHD Blu-ray player

The industry has been awaiting the release of the first UHD Blu-ray disc drives for PCs ever since the Ultra HD standard was announced during CES 2016. Nearly fifteen months later, it appears that Pioneer will be one of the first manufacturers to offer a combo drive supporting CD/DVD/Blu-ray writing along with UHD Blu-ray playback.

Seagate focuses on TDMR, SMR and HAMR for 12TB and higher drives
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12TB drives later this year, 18TB next year


According to senior executives familiar with Seagate’s research and development plans, the company plans to fine-tune the next three years of its HDD developments using shingled magnetic recording (SMR), two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR), and heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:41

Amazon's Alexa apparently works for the CIA


Device shuts down after being asked about federal connection


In light of recent revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping thousands of zero-day technology exploits at its disposal for public surveillance purposes, the Amazon voice-activated assistant known as Alexa has now come out into the light and revealed her potential involvement with the intelligence group’s covert operations.

WikiLeaks says big tech companies will get CIA zero-day exploits first
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“Vault 7” is the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public

On Tuesday, the leak-focused site founded by Julian Assange released thousands of alleged CIA documents purporting to show how the agency has been able to crack open devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft.

SoftBank gives Saudi Arabia a quarter of ARM
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Non-binding fund to oversee creation of at least 50,000 US tech jobs


Softbank said that it will sell a 25 percent stake of ARM Holdings to an investment fund created in partnership with Saudi Arabia and other investors, according to people involved in the discussions.