While the wholesale disappearance of retail traders from stock markets is hardly a novel observation, it has taken on a whole new meaning in Japan, where the lack of carbon-based investors has prompted Deutsche Bank to ask if “Japan’s stocks are still traded at all by humans.” As Deutsche strategist Masao Muraki writes, since the […]
NetApp Wednesday expanded its hybrid cloud capabilities with a new version of its SolidFire all-flash storage operating system targeting hybrid cloud environments. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based storage vendor also introduced a new version of its Ontap storage operating system with significant performance and feature enhancements, and brought its object storage technology closer to the Amazon […]
The brain is our personal version of the Human OS. We all share certain kernel applications that are developmentally difficult to reprogram. These include breathing, heartbeat, digestion, blood pressure, sleep-cycles and reflex actions such as blinking, sneezing, coughing, gagging, etc. The brain is a dual processor, with the right and left hemisphere processing in tandem. […]
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Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon […]
The following review is part of the Back to Business special. Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (2nd Gen) As with all technology, the hardware for tablets is evolving at a rapid pace. However, for this review to make it into the business special, it was the release of the latest software, iOS11, that not only […]
Samsung Mobile Inc. seems to be finally set to announce its first Tizen phone(long overdue if you ask me). According to a report in the Korea Economic Daily, a Samsung official firmly said that the tech giant will release its first Tizen phone in January, 2015. This device will be a low-end smartphone and will cost less than $90. Here is an excerpt from the original report:
“We decided to release the Tizen phone in India on January 18, 2015. The price of the phone is set at less than 100,000 won ($90)”
Now, we are all sure that this launch will indeed take place, courtesy of leaked images of the phone! Yes, we have real pictures of the phone and its specs, thanks to Manish Khatri of Mahesh Telecoms, India. He attended a meeting where retailers were summoned by Samsung to have a look at this new product, and that’s where he took these pictures of the expected Samsung Z1. Enjoy!
There goes the specs of Tizen Os first mobile phone.
Elephone is an emerging smartphone company based in China, but this didn’t stop the company from announcing a unique handset called Elephone P5000.
The design isn’t what makes the Elephone P5000 special, the Elephone P5000 is special because it packs a 5350 mAh battery – the largest ever packed into a smartphone. The previous unofficial record in this regard was set by the Philips W6618 with its 5300 mAh battery.
According to Elephone, the 5350 mAh battery can provide a usage time of up to 4 days. The battery has a fast charging technology (going up to 70% in one hour), and can be used to transfer power to other smartphones and devices (that is used as a powerbank).
Despite the fact that it packs such a huge battery, the Elephone P5000 is relatively thin, measuring 144 x 71 x 9.3 mm. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and can be considered a typical high-end Chinese smartphone. Its features include a 5-inch 1080p display, fingerprint scanner, NFC, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 16 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory. The phone is powered by an octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor.
The Elephone P5000 is expected to be launched in January 2015, for a price that is yet to be announced.
The device is said to feature a 5inch display screen that will support a full HD resolution. It is rumored that the upcoming Lumia 940 will be well equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for screen protection.
The Microsoft Lumia 940 will have a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC processor clocked at a speed of 2.7GHz along with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB of RAM.
A feature that many users will cherish is the camera, which will be a 24mp rear camera with PureView and it will support 4K video shooting at 60FPS.
The device will also feature a 5mp secondary camera and will also support HD video recording.
The Lumia 940 is 8.9m thick, it measures around 131x71mm and it weight is set at 149grams. The new camera feature that will come on Lumia 940 will be much more compact.
Microsoft may most likely opt for the same design that Lumia 930 has to the upcoming Lumia 940.
Lumia 940 will be encompassed with NFC, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, and Bluetooth and will come with an internal memory of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants.
As for the operating system, it seems that Lumia 940 will not come with the Windows 8.1 which is currently the latest Windows Phone operating system out there. The Lumia 940 will operate on a new and yet legally unannounced Windows Phone 10 OS.
Microsoft Lumia 940 will most likely not be launched very soon as Microsoft is currently busy launching some other devices such as the Lumia 535 and Lumia 1330.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has noted several times already that the next step in his plan for BlackBerry is to grow the company and one place where he sees opportunity, due to the demand for security, encryption and privacy is in China.
Attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Beijing, John Chen sat down with Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun, and Lenovo’s head Yang Yuanqing along with Cher Wang, chairwoman of Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC Corp. Speaking in an interview after the summit, Chen provided more information.
It does seem that a more efficient way is to have a good partner to be here,” Chen said in the interview. “I’m here this time to look at what opportunities there may be. We have not really focused on this market. It’s a huge market but it’s a very highly competitive market too.
Fully aware of the rumors his comments might start, Chen was quick to note that he wasn’t there looking for a sale of BlackBerry but instead exploring the opportunities for agreements on technology licensing, distribution or manufacturing. “I’m not looking to sell the company,” Chen said. “I’m very much looking to operate the company as an independent company.”
“What I’m doing is to explore what is the right approach to the market given what we do well and I’m not shutting any doors,” Chen said. “This market is not an easy one to get deals done quickly. It’s going to take a while, but I’m interested.”
Despite John Chen’s cautionary comments, BBRY stock is on the rise today based on the information.