Latest News - March 2014
- MIT Researchers Build “Mylar” To Spy-Proof Web Applications
- Behind The Birth Of The iPhone
- Instagram Shoots Past 20 Billion Photos And 200 Million Members
- Google Reportedly Getting Down To Business With Enterprise-Friendly Features In Next Android Release
- Drobo Refreshes 4-Bay Storage System For Faster Performance, Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity
- NVIDIA Demos Unreal Engine 4 On GeForce GTX Titan Z At GTC 2014 [Video]
- High End HTC One M8 Scores Low Marks For Do-It-Yourself Repairs
- Live NVIDIA GTC 2014 Coverage: Next Gen Pascal GPU, GeForce GTX Titan Z, NVLink, 3D Stacked DRAM And Tegra K1 Updates
- Facebook To Acquire Oculus VR, Games Only The Beginning
- Samsung's First NVMe PCIe SSD Sees Action In Dell PowerEdge Server
- NVIDIA Updates SHIELD With Kit Kat, New Streaming Options, and Redesigned Gamepad Mapper
- Sony Passing On Android Wear For Smartwatches In Favor Of Homegrown Platform
- NVIDIA Talks High Performance Graphics APIs: DirectX12, DirectX11 Improvements, and New OpenGL Extensions
- New Flagship Smartphone HTC One (M8) Now Available
All News for March 2014
As both the general public and CEOs of Internet companies seethe in the wake of NSA spying allegations, some researchers at MIT are working on a tool called Mylar that they claim would essentially spy-proof web applications. The pain point, according to the team, is the server. Every web application relies on servers for processing and storing... Read more...
Whether you’re an Apple fanboy or a dyed-in-the-wool hater, the influence of the original iPhone cannot be understated. In one fell swoop, Apple essentially created and perfected a new category of device, and it would be years before anyone else caught up. Greg Christie, a senior Apple engineer when the company was building the iPhone,... Read more...
Facebook isn't afraid to make big acquisitions. Lest anyone need reminding of that, the social networking service dropped a bombshell on Oculus VR fans by announcing yesterday it had acquired the technology for $2 billion. That's just one example of Facebook's willingness to drop big cash on startups. In April 2012... Read more...
Google Reportedly Getting Down To Business With Enterprise-Friendly Features In Next Android Release
Android is dominating the mobile market, but Google is still looking at new realms to conquer, and next on the horizon may be the enterprise. According to The Information’s two sources, (behind a paywall), Google is making a concerted effort to claim the enterprise ground that BlackBerry once held and preventing... Read more...
Drobo on Wednesday rolled out its third generation 4-bay direct-attached storage (DAS) box. The latest release is three times faster than the previous model and boasts a handful of new features, such as SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, significantly faster rebuild times, and enhanced support for Apple's Time Machine... Read more...
NVIDIA has always been the master of the tech demo. And though they've previously shown Epic's Unreal Engine 4 in action on even mobile platforms like their forthcoming Tegra K1 mobile SoC, there's nothing like a new flagship graphics card to serve as a vehicle to demonstrate the latest in game engine... Read more...
As was expected, HTC introduced its new One (M8) handset yesterday, and judging by the media coverage and user comments, there appears to be a fair amount of excitement over the company's new flagship device. Understandable, considering it features a large 5-inch Full HD 1080p display powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core... Read more...
Live NVIDIA GTC 2014 Coverage: Next Gen Pascal GPU, GeForce GTX Titan Z, NVLink, 3D Stacked DRAM And Tegra K1 Updates
NVIDIA's 2014 GTC (GPU Technology Conference) kicked off with a bang this morning in San Jose California, with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offering up a healthy dose of new information on next generation NVIDIA GPU technologies for the professional workstation, big data analytics, cloud computing, gaming and mobile... Read more...
Facebook is snapping up Oculus VR, maker of the hotly-anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset. For those immediately worried that Facebook will ruin Oculus Rift, fear not: Mark Zuckerberg assured the world in a post that not only will Facebook be accelerating the Oculus Rift gaming platform, it will be leveraging Oculus VR’s... Read more...
Solid state drives still aren't quite where they need to be in terms of price versus capacity for the masses to shift away from conventional, mechanical hard drives, but they're closer to being the go-to device than ever before. In fact, most mid-to-high end laptops have already made the move entirely to SSD. As these... Read more...
NVIDIA has some big things planned for owners of its SHIELD portable gaming device. In addition to bringing new features and capabilities to SHIELD though an upcoming software update, NVIDIA will be upgrading the base OS to Android KitKat, and redesigning the interface of SHIELD’s gamepad mapper to make it more... Read more...
It would seem that Google’s groundbreaking Android Wear UI (and forthcoming SDK) will open up a wealth of possibilities for wearable hardware makers, but don’t count Sony among that group. The company is reportedly not interested in Android Wear and will instead continue developing with its own homegrown... Read more...
NVIDIA Talks High Performance Graphics APIs: DirectX12, DirectX11 Improvements, and New OpenGL Extensions
We recently had the chance to sit down with some folks at NVIDIA to discuss high performance graphics APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). With all of the noise recently surrounding AMD’s Mantle, DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and even OpenGL, NVIDIA wanted to clear the air somewhat, and explain the... Read more...
The HTC One (M8) has landed, and HTC’s new flagship phone features a curvy brushed metal unibody frame, dual front-facing speakers, and the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The 5-inch display is a full HD 1080p affair, and the smartphone comes with HTC Sense and HTC Blinkfeed. The HTC Ultrapixel camera can shoot in 1080p... Read more...