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Techie News | April 24, 2014

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Intel Thunderbolt 3 doubles bandwidth; features smaller connector

April 23, 2014 |

Recent reports suggest that Intel’s Thunderbolt 3, codenamed Alpine Ridge, will feature twice the bandwidth of its predecessor.

In a presentation slide leaked by Chinese site VR Zone, Intel outlines the next-generation Thunderbolt to double the throughput of current Thunderbolt … Read More

Nest learning thermostat does a peek-a-boo on Google Play Store

April 22, 2014 |

A Nest learning thermostat product listing managed to find its way onto Google Play Store briefly before it was pulled down indicating that Google may be planning to sell the gadgetry developed by its recent acquisition in the same way … Read More

EE returns as 2014 Glastonbury Festival’s ‘official technology partner’

April 17, 2014 |

EE has announced that it is the official technology and communications partner for Glastonbury Festival this year. This is the second year in a row that the mobile operator has agreed to be named as the music festival’s “official technology … Read More

Hackers steal records of 480,000 Harley patients; try to blackmail plastic surgery clinic

April 16, 2014 |

Hackers have hit a UK-based plastic surgery clinic – Harley Medical Group – and made away with personal information of over 480,000 patients and even tried to blackmail the company in a bid to extort money.

According to a letter … Read More

Intel launches Education 2-in-1 convertible laptop

April 14, 2014 |

Intel has unveiled the new Education 2-in-1, a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market.

The new Intel Education 2-in-1 will come with a detachable keyboard base, which will allow students to detach the display from the keyboard … Read More

Sony sends out warning over Vaio Fit 11A battery overheating issues

April 12, 2014 |

Sony has requested all Vaio Fit 11A customers to immediately stop using the laptop citing overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk.

Sony announced that it will soon be rolling out a scheme to either repair or replace the … Read More

Windows XP is dead, but Bliss lives on

April 11, 2014 |

After more than 12 years, Microsoft’s Windows XP operation system has retired on Tuesday, April 8. But, the most famous image of the blue sky, rolling pasture and fluffy white clouds that adorned millions of computer screens for so long, … Read More

Google offering heavy discounts on Chromebooks to Windows XP users

April 10, 2014 |

Google, in collaboration with VMWare, is offering as much as $200 (£120) off on its Chromebooks to business users who are still using Windows XP. Organisations using VMWare’s Horizon DaaS – a cloud-based desktop service enabling users to run Windows … Read More

Stuart Parkin receives Millennium Technology Prize

April 10, 2014 |

British-American physicist, Stuart Parkin has been awarded with the 1 million-euro (USD 1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize in recognition for his work on increasing the digital data storage on magnetic disk to a thousand-fold.

The Watford born physicist, a consulting … Read More

Gartner: PC shipments declined, but end of Windows XP support eased the decline

April 10, 2014 |

Worldwide PC shipments have dropped to 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, down 1.7 percent from Q1 last year, claims Gartner in its latest report. The PC shipments as recorded in Q1 2013 declined 13.9 percent, with … Read More

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