Analysis, Business, energy, Global Politics, Space and Science, VR World

Report: Economic Growth with Green Environment is Possible

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA report is great news for the planet, giving us hope that economic growth is possible without damage to our natural habitat. It however, showcases how well can we adapt if we put our money, effort and trust into new technologies/systems overall. “The new figures confirm last year’s surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years of greenhouse gas emissions decoupling from economic growth,”

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Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, News, Smartphones, VR World

LG Officially Unveils Their K8 and K5 Smartphones

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Following the launch of the K10, K7 and K4 models, the Korean LG Electronics (LG) is launching two new models in their K Series range. Namely, they have released the LG K8 and K5, headed for all the key markets this week: The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The K5 will target customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America (model name Q6 in Mexico). The devices were first revealed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 and they’ve raised quite an interest, thanks to some clever design & technology features. The K Series

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Analysis, Business, Companies, Dell, Internet of Things (IoT), Space and Science, VR World

CSIRO Uses Dell Supercomputer to Help Combat Post-Childbirth Complications in Women

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After being named as the 2016 most ethical company in the world a few weeks ago, Dell is on point with yet another human enlightenment project. The company is teaming up with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, to help combat post-childbirth complications in women now. Dell will deliver the newest high performance computing cluster (HPC), named Pearcey. The Pearcey cluster supports CSIRO research activities in a broad range of areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science. One of these areas is part of helping combat post-childbirth complications, ensuring women get a better chance of avoiding post-birth related surgeries. One CSIRO

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Companies, Dell, VR World

Dell Named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute

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Dell was named as 2016 world’s most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This award comes as a great recognition of Dell’s dedication to sustainability and great work practices, resulting in exemplary products and impressive sales numbers. The award is third in line for Dell, a feat seldom seen in the computer world, giving them a perfect complement. The award given to the American hardware maker recognizes those companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards

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Apple, Business, Companies, VR World

ExxonMobil launches Apple Pay For Pump Stations

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Apple is making great strides with Apple Pay these days. They’ve maintained a healthy in flow of particularly important retailers to join their contact less payment system, adding more features by the day. ExxonMobil is now the first major fuel retailer to accept mobile payment at the pump, including Apple Pay, throughout the majority of its U.S. network. The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is now available at more than 6,000 Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations across the U.S. Within the app, customers can choose Apple Pay as a default form of payment from within the app. This allows them a secure payment for their fuel

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AMD, Business, CPU, Enterprise, Hardware, News, VR World

AMD Announces New Embedded Processors

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At the Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, AMD announced the third generation of Embedded G-Series and LX SoCs, hoping to provide customers a broadened portfolio of performance options. The latest offerings expand ability to scale x86 platforms, starting with the entry-level AMD Embedded G-Series LX SoC, which is pin compatible to the previous generation of SoC devices. Besides low-power processors, AMD also announced two higher performing SoCs, codenamed “Prairie Falcon” and “Brown Falcon,” which introduce pin compatibility between G-Series processors and high-performance AMD Embedded R-Series SoCs. The new products expand upon AMD’s low power capabilities, bringing scalable performance, power, and price across the CPU, GPU, multimedia, and I/O controller hardware, helping to lower

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Microsoft, News, VR World

Bill Gates sides with FBI on Apple encryption fight?

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The situation concerning the backdoor access to the Apple iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino shooter Syed Ryzwan Farook – is heating up. Even Bill Gates weighed in on the subject, revealing to Financial Times that he would allow FBI one-time access to the attacker’s mobile phone. He stated that all tech companies (including Apple) should comply with government requests for assistance pertaining to investigations regarding terrorist activity. In more areas than one, some agree with Gates. This would be a one time-only access. It would allow the FBI to further investigate this case, revealing more info about an attack that shocked the United

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, News, VR World

Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp

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Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is the largest producer of electronics in the world, but it spent most of its corporate history manufacturing items for western brands. As such, the company is mostly known for producing the vast majority of Apple iPhones and the vast number of other Apple products ((iPads, MacBooks shift manufacturing from OEM to OEM on annual basis). However, just like TCL was not happy with being an unknown brand in the west (reacted by purchasing Alcatel), Foxconn wants to become a household name. In order to realize their plan, Foxconn senior management seems to be venturing into the acquisition of Sharp –

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AMD, Analysis, Business, Companies, VR World

AMD Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

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AMD announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $958 million, operating loss of $49 million and net loss of $102 million, or $0.13 per share. Non-GAAP(1) operating loss was $39 million, non-GAAP(1) net loss was $79 million and non-GAAP(1) loss per share was $0.10. While the results may be worry some in certain aspects and rather interesting overall, the company seems to be on the right path to better earnings, income and overall, a better future, thanks to their newest hardware releases and developments made. “AMD closed 2015 with solid execution fueled by the second straight quarter of double-digit percentage revenue growth in

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Analysis, Companies, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, VR World

GoPro Announces Q4 and Calendar Year 2015 Preliminary Results

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It seems that the 2015 results are not that good for GoPro overall. The company released their Q4 and 2015 financial results, giving us an in-depth perspective into their finances. The company expects revenue to be approximately $435 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and $1.6 billion for the calendar year. Fourth quarter revenue reflects lower than anticipated sales of its capture devices due to slower than expected sell through at retailers, particularly in the first half of the quarter. Fourth quarter revenue includes a $21 million reduction for price protection related charges resulting from the HERO4 Session repricing in December. Non-GAAP gross margin

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Analysis, Business, News, startups

Why Should we Pay more Attention to the Sustainable Lifestyle Businesses?

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The click-grabbing headlines about startup world next door heroes remind us each day of their motivation, sacrifice and devotion needed to achieve a higher goal. Even though this part is very praiseworthy, what often worries me is the sustainability of these stories. Let’s compare it to the industrial revolution and the sustainability of the idea on the global level. The industrial revolution had a huge positive impact on the population growth, life standard increase and medical improvements, but on the other hand it also impacted the fossil fuels usage, waste increase and pollution. Unfortunately, it took more than 200 years for someone to speak publicly

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3D, AMD, Companies, Hardware

AMD Launches the Low Profile Graphics Card for CAD Workstations

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Today at Autodesk University 2015,  AMD unveiled the AMD FirePro™ W4300 low-profile graphics card solutions. These are designed for the best Computer-Aided Design (CAD) performance that fits both small form factor (SFF) and tower workstations.1 The AMD FirePro W4300 card expertly integrates a powerful GPU and 4GB of GDDR5 memory within a low-profile design for installation in SFF as well as full-sized systems. Organizations can now confidently simplify their IT management by standardizing on a single, capable professional graphics solution throughout their workstation deployment. The AMD FirePro W4300 professional graphics card is optimized for the latest CAD applications including Autodesk® AutoCAD, Inventor as well as Revit®,

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Companies, Mobile, Samsung, Smartphones

Samsung Brings The Goods With Note 5 In Gold Platinum

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Gold is awesome. Gold Platinum, hell, that’s even better. Samsung decided to refresh the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 lineup (probably for the upcoming holidays) with a new exterior finish option available for their smartphones. The Note 5 is an excellent phone. It features nice specifications and a large sized screen, giving the business people plenty to cheer for. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560×1440 resolution, Exynos 7420 Octa-Core SoC, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage, 5MP front shooter, 16MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, and a capacious 3,000 mAh battery. On the other

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Business, Companies, Intel, VR World

Intel Releases Business Outlook At Annual Investor Meeting

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At Intel Corporation’s annual investor meeting held on Friday, the company announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in its cash dividend to $1.04 per-share on an annual basis, an eight-cent increase, beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the first quarter of 2016. Intel also provided the 2016 Business Outlook. “Our financials show that Intel’s transformation is underway, and we’re forecasting growth for 2016,” said Stacy Smith, Intel CFO. “The 2016 dividend increase reflects confidence in the strategy and Intel’s ongoing commitment to create value and return cash to shareholders.” At today’s investor meeting, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich addressed

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems

Apple Advances Past The $1 billion sales mark in India

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Apple crossed the $1-billion sales mark in Indian operations for the first time, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday. The company posted a 44% increase in sales and have doubled their profits overall. This marks success at yet another emerging market for Apple. The Indian market provides impressive sales, growth and revenue for the tech giant. The sales value of over $1 billion also marks another step in turning Apple into one of the biggest companies in the IT sector in the world today. Getting a better grip on markets like this will help in the quest of becoming

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3D, AMD, Companies, Graphics, Hardware

AMD Launches ‘Boltzmann Initiative’

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AMD inputted a lot of strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA). The most logical step forward is building a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. This is what the “Boltzmann Initiative” is all about it seems. The “Boltzmann Initiative” leverages HSA’s ability to harness both central processing units (CPU) and AMD FirePro™ graphics processing units (GPU) for maximum compute efficiency through software. The first results of the initiative are featured this week at SC15 and include the Heterogeneous Compute Compiler (HCC); a headless Linux® driver and HSA runtime infrastructure for cluster-class, High Performance Computing (HPC); and the Heterogeneous-compute Interface for

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Companies, Internet of Things (IoT)

Pandora scoops up Rdio technology and employees for $75M

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Pandora today announced an agreement to acquire several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. This will accelerate the company’s plan to offer fans greater control over the music they love, strengthening Pandora’s position as the definitive source of music. With thanks to some restrictions, Pandora is not available in all parts of the world. “Whether streaming through radio, on-demand or in-person at live events, Pandora is building the definitive source for fans to discover and celebrate music,” said Brian McAndrews, chief executive officer at Pandora. “Wherever and however fans want to hear music, we intend to be their go-to destination.” In

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Companies, CPU, Hardware, Intel, VR World

Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E Processor Coming Soon?

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Intel’s next generation HEDT (High-End desktop) family isn’t scheduled to launch soon, but the leaked information confirms the upcoming Intel Core i7-6950X will be based on the Broadwell-E architecture, scheduled to arrive in spring 2016. Unlike the previous rumors about the processor family, the i7-6950X should be a performance monster with feature 10 cores i.e. 20 Threads, giving enthusiasts the fastest CPU on which they could base their high-end systems. The latest news on the Broadwell-E family comes from XFastest who have confirmed that Intel’s Core i7-6950X processor will be coming soon. The Intel Core i7-6950X processor should run with a base clock of mere 3.00 GHz, followed by a turbo boost clock that has yet to be

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AMD, Business, Companies

AMD Appoints Darren Grasby to President of EMEA

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Business, Gaming, Mobile, Smartphones, Tablets, VR World

Activision set to buy ‘Candy Crush’ developer King Digital for $5.9B

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Activision Blizzard, Inc.  today announced an agreement to acquire King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion in equity value ($5.0 billion in enterprise value). The addition of King’s highly-complementary business further positions Activision Blizzard for growth across platforms, audiences, genres, and business models. King Digital Entertainment is the creator of ‘Candy Crush’. The highly addictive online video game is one of the most popular mobile games in the world right now and it comes as a non-surprise that a juggernaut in the game world would decide to obtain it. The acquisition comes as one of the first for the game company, giving them a taste of the mobile game

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