Acquisition possible before end of year
In a recent turn of events on Friday, Google and Salesforce have made offers to acquire San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter to an estimated sum of $30 billion.
Advises users to change passwords
Over the course of 2014, an unpublicized breach occurred on Yahoo’s servers containing personal information and unencrypted passwords from over 500 million user accounts. The company is now reporting the breach, while the FBI closely investigates the claims.
Lower pricing brings questions for 4.85 million U-verse subscribers
On Wednesday, during an AT&T investor’s conference, the company announced plans to launch an Internet-based video streaming app of its DirecTV programming lineup to serve alongside its existing satellite service and U-verse IPTV options.
Built by HTC, launching with Android 7.1
Google recently released a short preview on YouTube indicating it will be launching two new flagship smartphone devices on October 4th in San Francisco.
Supplemental downlink and uplink bandwidth
LG recently said that its upcoming V20 smartphone is the world’s first “native Android 7 device,” but it appears the company may also have another first-to-market feature for the device in terms of LTE spectrum support.
Only available through Sony AV dealers and installers
This week at Sony’s annual Cedia 2016 press briefing in Dallas, Texas, the company announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, the UBP-X1000ES. Unfortunately, the device will only be available through Sony’s authorized custom installation dealerships.
Significantly higher costs to develop smaller chip packages
According to senior officials at TSMC during the Semicon expo in Taiwan this week, the chip fabrication giant is on track to begin volume production on its 7nm process node in Q1 2018.
On Monday, Sony unveiled two new PlayStation 4 consoles set to debut on September 15th and November 10th, one designed as a slim refresh of the original console from November 2013, and the second as a mid-generation upgrade featuring 4K video output, HDR support and a redesigned GPU based on AMD Polaris, but lacking a 4K Blu-ray disc drive.
Featuring A10 Fusion 16nm processor, depth-mapping camera lenses
On Wednesday morning, Apple took the wraps off its tenth-generation iPhone lineup, now formally known as “iPhone 7” and “iPhone 7 Plus”.
Higher-priced model uses Skylake, lower-priced uses Kaby Lake
During a press event before the IFA tradeshow in Berlin this week (September 4th – 7th), Asus announced two 2-in-1 detachable notebooks that take direct aim at Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup.