Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, stepping up its efforts to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone and Android devices powered by Google's software. The lower-cost gadget, called the Q5, is the company's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 system. It will have a physical keyboard, something that sets RIM's devices apart from ...
The U.S. hedge fund manager renowned for shaking up Yahoo Inc. has set his sights on Sony Corp., proposing that the Japanese electronics giant spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division and use the money to strengthen its ailing device manufacturing unit. Sony rejected the plan, but analysts latched onto the idea as a way for Sony to unlock hidden value.
“As mobile connectivity drives the development of more advanced and secure web-based services for smartphones, tablets, cars and a number of new connected devices, including sensors for home or medical appliances, the worlds of mobile and internet technologies are drawing ever closer,” comments Frédéric Vasnier, Chairman of the SIMalliance.
One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year, Embedded Pi is available through Newark element14 and MCM in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, CPC in the UK and Ireland and element14 in Asia Pacific.
Anritsu Company announces its MD8475A Signaling Testing, MG3710A Vector Signal Generator, and PIM Master MW82119A have been nominated for the 2013 CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards, which celebrate and promote the most innovative wireless products and services in the consumer, enterprise, application, and network technology segments.
New York state's attorney general asked smartphone makers on Monday to do more to protect consumers from violent street crimes known as "Apple picking," or cellphone thefts. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he sent letters to top executives at Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung Electronics seeking information about security efforts and asking them to work with his office to find ways to reduce theft.
The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will be joined by 200 other...
Past attempts of providing this functionality have not been successful due to the difficulty with far-field voice input processing (FFVIP). When a microphone is close to the mouth of the individual talking, the quality of the audio tends to be better and louder than the surrounding noise.
Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring a quick fix, or could be serious enough to bring a car to a mechanic
This week on WDD’s HotSpot, Casetop from Livi Design is a netbook-like combo that uses a smartphone for its computing power; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created new microbatteries, sought to achieve a more favorable balance between energy and density; and SM Instrument Company and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have created a sound camera, the SeeSV-S205.
A new joint innovation by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Cambridge could pave the way for redefining the ampere in terms of fundamental constants of physics. The world's first graphene single-electron pump (SEP), described in a paper in Nature Nanotechnology, provides the speed of electron flow needed to create a new standard for electrical current based on electron charge.
The electrodes, called anodes and cathodes, are the building blocks of powerful battery arrays like those used in electric and hybrid vehicles. They are copper on one side and coated with a black compound to store lithium on the other. Lithium ions travel from the anode to the cathode while the battery is being charged and in the reverse direction when discharging energy.
Halfway around the globe, similar contraptions atop the Eiffel Tower and elsewhere around Paris keep a pulse on emissions from smokestacks and automobile tailpipes. And there is talk of outfitting Sao Paulo, Brazil, with sensors that sniff the byproducts of burning fossil fuels.
A bloodless bank heist that netted more than $45 million has left even cybercrime experts impressed by the technical sophistication, if not the virtue, of the con artists who pulled off a remarkable internationally organized attack. "It was pretty ingenious," Pace University computer science professor Darren Hayes said Friday.
One of the biggest critics of Michael Dell's plan to take the company he founded private has launched a fresh challenge to that $24.4 billion bid and says the slumping PC maker needs new leadership. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has teamed with Dell's largest independent shareholder, Southeastern Asset Management, to pitch a deal that would let Dell shareholders keep their stake in the company and give...
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Softbank can close the deal up to a year faster than Dish and brings industry expertise and cash to Sprint, he said. In addition, the combined Softbank and Sprint would be a huge purchaser of phones and network equipment, which should help it secure volume discounts, he said.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corp. on Friday reported a near-record net loss of 754 billion yen ($7.5 billion) for the fiscal year through March due to restructuring costs and slumping sales, but predicted a return to the black this year as it prunes unprofitable businesses.
Southeastern Asset Management and Icahn said in a letter sent Thursday to the Dell Inc. board that they want to let shareholders keep their stock and give them either $12 per share in cash or additional shares in a deal that keeps the company publicly traded.
The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely for the size of the operation and ease with which it was carried out, but also for the threat that more such thefts may be in store.
AVX Corporation has announced that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has issued Drawings for high-reliability versions of its Accu-P thin film capacitor series, which exhibits both extremely low capacitance values (0.05 pF) and ultra-tight capacitance tolerances (±0.01 pF).
Microsoft says its new chief financial officer is Amy Hood, previously CFO of the Office division. She replaces Peter Klein, who announced his departure three weeks ago. He has been CFO for four years. Hood, 41, joined Microsoft Corp. in 2002. Before that, she worked at Goldman Sachs. She has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Three judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan were considering an appeal by Mountain View, Calif.-based Google of a judge's decision last year to grant class status to authors represented in an 8-year-old lawsuit by lawyers for the Authors Guild.
The telecommunications equipment company has suffered business setbacks in the U.S. and Australia due to fears it could be a security risk. Last October, a U.S. congressional panel recommended telephone companies avoid doing business with it. Huawei issued a pledge not to cooperate with spying, and argues the U.S. is engaging in trade protectionism.
It reported Thursday annual earnings of 43 billion yen ($434 million), a reversal from a loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) the previous year — the worst in the company's nearly seven-decade history. Tokyo-based Sony expects the recovery to continue, and projected a 50 billion yen ($505 million) profit for the fiscal year through March 2014, up 16 percent.