Icahn  dumps Apple
Published in News


China could really mess the company up

Billionaire activist investor and Apple cheerleader Carl Icahn has dumped his entire stake in Apple because he thinks the writing is on the wall for the tech company.

CNN launches data-driven "Politics" mobile app
Published in Mobiles


iOS-only launch may cause CNN user frustrations

With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Scalia in February, the indirect enabling of illegal alien voters to participate in primaries, and the possibility of contested party conventions later this summer, the 2016 United States presidential election has now become the most significant election since 1932.

UCI researcher discovers important Li-Ion battery breakthrough
Published in News


MnO2-coated batteries can now last 400 years, 200,000 cycles


Doctoral research student Maya Le Thai was working in her laboratory with nanobatteries one day when she decided to try a new approach. She coated an entire gold nanowire with a manganese dioxide MnO2 shell and covered the assembly with a "plexiglass-like" electrolyte gel, but the resulting outcome was completely unexpected.

Vevo has 17 Billion legal video playbacks
Published in News


YouTube is the devil claims Metallica's manager

Vevo might be the new MTV for millennials, who might not know MTV that played music a few decades ago. Vevo CEO Erik Huggers had an interview at a Hunter Walk blog talking about YouTube, subscription base and the future.

Seagate starts shipping 10TB He Enterprise HDD in volume
Published in Memory


3.5-inch helium filled HDDs for datacenters

Seagate has announced that it has finally started to ship its 10TB enterprise-class helium-filled HDDs.

AMD's Chinese server deal could be x86
Published in Processors


Lisa Su, AMD's CEO confirms

Ever since AMD announced a Chinesejoint joint server venture, people have been asking around to get a bit more details. Now AMD's CEO has confirmed the technology involved is both x86 and ARM.

Xiaomi  thinks it can double IoT sales
Published in Wearables


Diversify out of smartphones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi wants to double sales of smart home technology devices like rice cookers and air purifiers this year as part of a cunning plan to  diversify away from smartphones.

Samsung heading for more profits
Published in News

Samsung hinted that there was a pickup in second-quarter profits after reporting a 12 percent earnings gain in January-March on the back of "robust" sales of its Galaxy S7 smartphones.

Helio X30 AnTuTu performance revealed
Published in Mobiles


160,000 in AnTuTu

Analyst Pan Jiutang has posted a few details about the upcoming Helio X30 successor of Helio X25 chipset. He said this is another deca-core with a Cortex-A35 made using the 10nm process and scoring 160,000 in the AnTuTu benchmarks.

Wikipedia has become 20th century bureaucracy
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Rule by an elite few

Wikipedia has degenerated into a 20th century corporate bureaucracy run by an elite few and lost site of its early egalitarian ideals, according to a new report.