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  • Qualcomm offers EU concessions over US$38bil NXP takeover bid

    October 9, 2017 10:38 AM 16

    BRUSSELS: US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered concessions in an attempt to allay EU antitrust concerns over its US$38bil (RM160.8bil) bid for NXP Semiconductors, the largest ever in the semiconductor industry. Qualcomm, which supplies chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple, submitted its proposal on Oct 5, a filing on the European Commission

  • 1Password Extension Now Available For Microsoft Edge

    October 9, 2017 9:33 AM 19

    When Windows 10 was released and the Edge browser alongside it, one of the gripes users had with it was that it lacked support for extensions which basically allows users to expand on the browser’s functionality. Support has since arrived and the good news is that if you’re after a password manager, 1Password’s Edge extension is now available as well. We should

  • Intel is said to shutter its augmented-reality goggles brand

    October 9, 2017 8:51 AM 15

    Intel Corp has closed its Recon brand of augmented-reality goggles for sporting and industrial applications, according to people familiar with the decision. The chipmaker shut the 100-employee unit that made the goggles earlier this summer, the people said. Intel acquired Recon in 2015 for an undisclosed sum, and had already cut one third of the unit’s

  • Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

    October 9, 2017 4:23 AM 17

    WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83% of cell sites remain out of service

  • Sony Not Giving Up On Playstation VR Yet

    October 8, 2017 6:08 PM 22

    Sony made sure everybody knew that they were working on the VR headset last year but when thing definitely did not turn out the way we thought it would lead many to believe that Sony will eventually give up on their VR dreams but that is far from what Sony plans to do. According to the latest reports, Sony is working on an updated version of the Sony PlayStation

  • Seagate Releases 12TB BarraCuda Pro, IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Harddrives – Fastest And Largest In The Market

    October 7, 2017 3:56 PM 12

    Running out of storage can be a problem – especially for professionals. Seagate sees a solution with the Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB hard drive – the largest and fastest disk drive on the market currently. “The new 7200rpm 12TB BarraCuda Pro is the fastest, highest-capacity and most reliable hard drive for desktop computing available on the market today

  • With the New Pixel 2, Google Tries to Play Catch Up to Apple's iPhone X

    October 7, 2017 1:00 PM 19

    In unveiling new Pixel 2 phones this week, Google proved that it can keep pace with Apple in terms of features. But can it really break out from the iPhone maker’s shadow in sales—where it counts most? Google on Wednesday announced two new smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The phones, competitors to Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X, come with 5- and 6-inch

  • Chinese state media report bloated battery in Apple's iPhone 8

    October 6, 2017 1:11 PM 21

    BEIJING: A fresh case of Apple Inc's new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world's biggest smartphone market where the US firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming

  • Luxembourg asks Amazon to set aside EU-imposed tax repayment

    October 6, 2017 8:06 AM 25

    LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg will ask online retailer Amazon to set aside the €250mil (RM1.2bil) the European Commission has ordered the company to repay in taxes while the parties consider whether or not to appeal. On Wednesday, the Commission took Ireland to court over its failure to recover up to €13bil (RM64.4bil) of tax due from Apple Inc. "It is clear

  • Netflix ups US fees for first time since 2015

    October 6, 2017 4:46 AM 24

    Netflix Inc's US business announced the first rises in monthly fees in two years on Thursday, hiking costs for two of its three main subscription plans as it spends heavily on its own original content. The company's mid-range plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, was increased to US$10.99 (RM46.50) per month from US$9.99 (RM42.35). The top-tier