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New BlackBerry Won't Be Released in U.S. until March

January 31, 2013 8:40 am | by PETER SVENSSON, Associated Press ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | Comments

Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled new, versatile BlackBerrys after excruciating delays allowed Apple, Samsung and others to build commanding leads in an industry that is redefining society. But the first phone won't come out in the United States until March, and one with a physical keyboard will take at least a month longer.

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FCI Electronics Appoints Alessandro PERROTTA as New CEO

January 30, 2013 3:21 pm | by FCI Electronics | Comments

FCI Electronics, a 555M USD leading provider of high-speed and power connectors and interconnect solutions for the datacom, consumer and industrial applications today announced the appointment of Alessandro Perrotta as Chief Executive Officer based out of Singapore, effective on February 13, 2013.

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Quest’s Battery-Powered, Mobile Wireless Surgical Video Display

January 30, 2013 3:16 pm | by Quest International, Inc. | Comments

Quest International, Inc. has announced the availability of the AlphaView Battery-Powered Mobile Video Cart. The newly announced wireless HD video, surgical display system feature a 32 inch, 2.3 megapixel medical-grade LCD on a heavy-duty battery-powered mobile cart.

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IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 Showcases the “The Magic of Global Connectivity”

January 30, 2013 2:35 pm | by IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 | Comments

Under the appropriately titled banner of “The Magic of Global Connectivity,” IEEE GLOBECOM 2012 recently held its 55th annual event at the fabled Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California with more than 2,500 attendees participating in 1,500 presentations focused on the “new world” of IPv6, smart grid, cloud computing and network infrastructure advancements.

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Judge Rejects Apple's Patent Award Demands

January 30, 2013 9:36 am | by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge late Tuesday rejected Apple Inc.'s demand to increase the $1.05 billion in damages a jury ordered Samsung Electronics Inc. to pay its fiercest rival in the smartphone market. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh also rejected demands from both companies to conduct another trial on different issues over claims that Samsung unfairly used technology controlled by Apple to build its iPads and iPhones to market knockoff products.

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Nintendo Returns to Profit, Lowers Sales Forecasts

January 30, 2013 9:34 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. returned to the black for the first nine months of its business year and more than doubled its profit forecast for the full year, getting a perk from a weaker yen, despite pessimism about sales prospects.

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LG Electronics Sinks to Loss after EU Fine

January 30, 2013 9:15 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. reported its first quarterly loss in a year Wednesday after Europe slapped it with a massive fine for price fixing. Its net loss totaled 468 billion won ($429 million) for the last quarter of 2012, compared with a loss of 112 billion a year earlier.

Lenovo Profit Boosted by Smartphones, Tablets

January 30, 2013 9:10 am | by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer | Comments

Personal computer maker Lenovo Group said Wednesday its quarterly profit rose 34 percent to a record high on strong sales of smartphones and tablet computers.The company, vying with Hewlett-Packard Co. to become the world's biggest PC maker.

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IBM Sends Watson to NY College to Boost its Skills

January 30, 2013 9:07 am | by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press | Comments

IBM is announcing Wednesday that it will provide a Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first time the computer is being sent to a university. Just like the flesh-and-blood students who will work on it, Watson is leaving home to sharpen its skills.

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Review: Microsoft Office Pricey, but Good Value

January 30, 2013 9:02 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

As much as I like Google Docs for word processing and spreadsheets, I find the online software clunky at times. So I was skeptical when I heard Microsoft is trying to sell its new version of Office as an online subscription.

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ScreenDirect: A Business‐to‐Business Solution for Direct Digital Content across Screens

January 29, 2013 5:11 pm | by Shodogg | Comments

Shodogg, a media technology company focused on connecting mobile devices to any second web‐enabled screen, has announced that it has been awarded a patent for its screen connectivity technology. The company also announced the release of its business‐to‐business solution, ScreenDirect.

Microsoft Retools Office for Touch Screen, Web Use

January 29, 2013 10:01 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The revamped Office boasts touch controls, just like the redesigned version of the Windows operating system that Microsoft Corp. released three months ago. The company is trying to ensure that its products retain their appeal at a time when people increasingly rely on smartphones and tablet computers instead of PCs.

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Netgear Buys Sierra Wireless' AirCard Business

January 29, 2013 9:40 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Networking equipment maker Netgear Inc. is buying Sierra Wireless Inc.'s AirCard business for $138 million in cash, the companies said Monday. Netgear will assume $6.5 million in liabilities, 160 employees and facilities in Carlsbad, Calif., and Richmond, British Columbia, where Sierra Wireless is based.

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Apple Updates iPhone, iPad Software

January 29, 2013 9:21 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple has released a software update for iPhones and iPads that speeds up data downloads on some major overseas telecom networks and a handful of small U.S. carriers. Apple says iOS version 6.1 adds the ability to access the "LTE" networks of 36 additional iPhone carriers.

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Canada, Holland: WhatsApp Violates Privacy Norms

January 29, 2013 9:20 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Regulators in the Netherlands and Canada say the popular messaging application WhatsApp is violating internationally accepted privacy norms by stockpiling phone numbers belonging to people who don't even use the service. Many communications services ask for access to their customer's address books to help connect them with friends.

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