Analysis, Companies, Google, VR World

Google Announces Improved Gmail Security Warnings

The security of personal information & data is all the hype lately. This was a highly debated subject after the Apple iPhone access requested by the FBI following a recent terrorist attack that was declined by the company completely. Now, Google announced improved Gmail security warnings. One of the most prominent issues is the warning that is issued to accounts when is believed they’ve been targeted by state-sponsored attackers. This comes as a controversial measure. One, that we’re sure will raise a lot of attention in the world of security and data theft. It will also prove crucial to see how will Google react to potential data access to those

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Companies, Dell, VR World

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

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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Analysis, Android, Business, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, Software Programs, VR World

World’s cheapest Android smartphone goes on sale for just $3.67

Today, a company named Ringing Bells launched a brand new smartphone. The device is called the Freedom 251 and it costs 251 rupees (about £2.50 or $4) – about the same as a Starbucks cup of coffe – in most cases. It comes with a one-year guarantee, and has surprisingly decent specifications – on paper at least. The Freedom 251 comes with a a 4-inch 960×560 display, a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor (manufacturer is yet unknown), it’s equipped with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It comes with a micro SD card supported up to 32GB  and it features a 1450mAh battery.  For those Rajastan selfies, there’s a a 3.2-megapixel

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Analysis, Apple, Companies, Google

Google surpasses Apple as world’s most Valued Company

Google, or Alphabet as its parent company, raked in a nice $21.3 billion in total sales and adjusted profits of $8.67 for its every Class A share. With total sales up 18 percent over the previous year, the company’s revenue/earnings are looking rather impressive overall. For Alphabet, there were several key areas in where the company grew its value and revenue. The advertising rose by 17 percent compared to the same period the year before, giving the company a nice revenue bump during that period. Immediately after the announcement, shares rose 1.22 percent to hit $752 per share in normal trading resulting in a market capitalization of

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

Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp

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

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

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, Companies, Gaming, VR World

Marc Laidlaw Retires, Half Life 3 Nowhere to be Seen?

Yes, Marc Laidlaw retired. That’s not the sad part. The guy provided us with the storyline on both the Half-Life and Half-Life 2, plus all those ‘Episode’ releases. the official reason for his departure is ‘retiring.’ Something that happens when you’ve done a job for far too long and can’t really stand the surroundings, colleagues or the work at hand. A redditor named TeddyWolf first revealed the news of Laidlaw’s retirement from Valve: “My nickname when I first started at Valve in 1997 was “Old Man Laidlaw.” The little baby level designer who gave me that nickname is now older than I was then. Imagine how

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3D, AMD, Companies, CPU, Graphics, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Samsung Set To Produce 14nm Chips For AMD In 2016

According to HotHardware, Samsung is set to produce of 14nm chips for AMD, starting next year. This news comes as a bit of a surprise. AMD currently produces all its chips through one company, namely GlobalFoundries. In a nutshell, AMD now keeps all of their chip production with one single company – not a good business model in any situation. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) also used to build chips for AMD. But after yield and supply woes were constantly happening, it forced AMD to look elsewhere for help, and right now it’s looking in the direction of Samsung. The idea is to have at least

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Apple, Cloud Computing, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Apple Gives Holiday Gifts For Their Employees

If you thought Apple is a big corporate entity that doesn’t give a crap about their employees, you might want to think again. The Cuppertino based tech giant is giving away a few items for their retail sales employees, making their holidays a bit more cheerful. Unlike other companies, Apple’s employees will be gifted with a few items from the company’s range. Apple currently employs 110,000 people with around 30,000 of them working in retail stores. For the holiday season, Apple will be giving its retail employees a 9 month free subscription to Apple Music. This service is one of the more appealing streaming services

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Companies, CPU, Hardware, Intel, VR World

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

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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