Lexmark International has decided to restructure the company by doing away with its inkjet printer hardware division. The company announced today that it’s laying off around 1,700 employees around the world. The move, said the company, will allow it to save around $95 million annually. Lexmark however, said that it will continue to offer support,
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The epic legal battle between South Korean Samsung and Apple is not over yet as the latter, aside from asking a $1.05 billion patent infringement payout, has also moved to block the sale of Samsung’s products listed as having violated its patents. Samsung vowed not to let that happen and declared that it would take
The recently approved acquisition by Verizon of spectrum from other cable companies has both positive and negative consequences for the public. While the purchase is a good indication for a positive growth in wireless industry in the country, it can also affect negatively the position of home broadband in the U.S. The Good The good
Lenovo is poised to take the number spot as the world’s largest PC vendor, unless Hewlett-Packard do something to stop it and quickly. Giving the spot to a Chinese firm would certainly create some national angst. It will not just be a loss for HP but also a loss of national prestige for the U.S.
The United States military is developing a new high-tech camouflage paint for its warriors to make them more resistant to heat blasts. High intensity explosions from roadside bombs or fires cause nearly simultaneous high-pressure blast that can fatally damage internal organs, and a thermal blast that can cook someone alive with temperatures of up to
Algorithms is useful in so many ways that it can even be used to fight crimes. Several police departments are now tapping the potential of using algorithm in their fight against crimes. Basically, heaps of statistical data about past criminal events in a certain location are used to extrapolate when the next crime will happen
Computer hacking kills. Researchers declared that cars equipped with electronic communications systems and computers are vulnerable to hacking and viruses, which could translate to crashes while on the road. Reuters reported that a special team employed by Intel is looking into software and hardware vulnerabilities in modern cars that could allow access to hackers to
According to Jon Matonis at Forbes.com, Wikileaks has managed to get a gasp of temporary financial air by using Bitcoin to receive monetary donations. The United States government continue its efforts to blockade the whistle-blowing site by directing major financial institutions like VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Bank of America, and Western Union from not to allow
Wall Street analysts were expecting poor sales performance for Dell and they were not disappointed as the company reported an 8 percent drop off for the second quarter of this year. The company’s PC and mobile divisions are reporting the biggest contributing loss of 22 percent, while the small and medium sized group for business
Before the week ended last week, Apple managed one last dig against Samsung when it claimed that the South Korean company abused its “monopoly power” gained through purchases of wireless patents and asking way too much money for royalties from devices of Apple. The move of Apple was one of its attempts as it race
Spurred by the current violent clashes for the past few weeks between Muslims and Bodos in some parts of the country, the government of India is blocking up to 250 social media accounts and web sites as part of the ongoing attempts to check the spread of inciting rumors believed to be designed to cause
Ever wonder why your computer or gaming console are taking longer download times sometimes? Due to perceived frustration over the diminishing speed of downloads this past few years, the IEEE has announced a new group that will upgrade current Ethernet speeds up to 1 Terabytes per second by 2015, and as fast as 10 Terabytes
Tablet prices are going down. But don’t count the iPad yet. Nevertheless, would-be tablet owners will be glad to hear that prices plummeted 13.6 percent during last year. Apple’s popular iPad also lowered its selling price by only 3.45 percent. The trend for non-Apple tablet makers is to attract the attention of customers by offering
Storage devices, especially today’s ubiquitous hard drives, will evolve but we don’t need to look further. The future of hard drive arrays will be flash hybrids featuring non-volatile memory bolted externally or fitted internally. These hybrids will out-muscle all-flash arrays by providing server flash cache integration and better data management. Fundamentally, the aim of improving