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Meet Intel’s SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrating a SoFIA-based phone at IDF Shenzhen 2014. Intel SINGAPORE — Poke around an industrial suburb here and you might stumble across a building whose signage tells you it belongs to a German company named Infineon. But back in 2011, Intel purchased the wireless portion of this business and renamed it Intel Mobile Communications. Outside, the place retains the Infineon branding, as the other parts of…

Meet Intel’s SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrating a SoFIA-based phone at IDF Shenzhen 2014. Intel SINGAPORE — Poke around an industrial suburb here and you might stumble across a building whose signage tells you it belongs to a German company named Infineon. But back in 2011, Intel purchased the wireless portion of this business and renamed it Intel Mobile Communications. Outside, the place retains the Infineon branding, as the other parts of…

China Raids Microsoft Offices – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

China confirmed it is investigating whether Microsoft Corp. broke its antimonopoly laws, the latest sign of growing commercial and policy tensions between the U.S. and China that are roiling technology companies in both countries. Roughly 100 investigators on Monday raided Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities including Beijing, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce said on Tuesday. The agency said that Microsoft…

Apple Cuts Price on MacBook Pro by $100 – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades, no price rise – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Josh Miller/CNET The rumors of Apple’s updated MacBook Pro line were true — after a brief downtime, the Apple Store’s back up with new MacBook Pros. Unlike the previous two years, Apple didn’t make any Mac hardware announcements at its WWDC keynote this year, which left users eagerly waiting for news of new Pros. Fans of the aluminum-clad laptops may be a little disappointed, however, as Apple has given the…

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow – BGR

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A picture taken inside a new Paradise Walk store and posted on a Chinese forum apparently reveals that Apple is getting ready to update its MacBook Pro line at some point in the near future, 9to5Mac reports. Apple already updated the MacBook Pro with slightly faster processors and cheaper prices across the board, and launched an even cheaper iMac version earlier this year. The company is expected to update its Pro…

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, drops prices – ZDNet

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

(Source: Apple) See also: Yosemite usage rates double following public beta Today sees Apple refresh its premium MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, bumping the CPU speeds and RAM, as well as dropping the prices of the high-end models, ahead of the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and also in advance of the back-to-school buying frenzy. Prior to this upgrade the base version of the…

Meet Intel’s SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrating a SoFIA-based phone at IDF Shenzhen 2014. Intel SINGAPORE — Poke around an industrial suburb here and you might stumble across a building whose signage tells you it belongs to a German company named Infineon. But back in 2011, Intel purchased the wireless portion of this business and renamed it Intel Mobile Communications. Outside, the place retains the Infineon branding, as the other parts of…

Intel releases rare details of its custom CPUs for Oracle – and there’s a lot … – ExtremeTech

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We’ve known for quite some time that Intel was building special versions of certain cores for its large data center customers, but the chip giant has kept the details of the implementation secret — even when negotiating for contracts with companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Now, some details on Intel’s deal with Oracle have come to light, and they shed light on the kinds of optimizations the company is…

Former New Berlin teacher accused of stealing laptops – WISN Milwaukee

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A former New Berlin English teacher was charged Monday with stealing several laptops from her school.  Prosecutors said part of their case against Amanda Rhyner, 27, is surveillance video taken at New Berlin Eisenhower High School back in the fall. They said it shows Rhyner coming in on a Sunday afternoon and walking out with at least three school computers. Our app provides you with real-time access to breaking news…

China Probes Microsoft Over Antimonopoly Issues – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BEIJING—China confirmed that officials are investigating whether Microsoft Corp. broke antimonopoly laws and called on the software company to make its executives available to investigators. In a statement on Tuesday, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce said about 100 investigators participated in raids on Microsoft’s offices on Monday in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou. It said they…

Microsoft Cortana challenges Siri in new video spot – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Battle of the voice assistants: Apple’s Siri vs Microsoft’s Cortana. YouTube/screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant is much more helpful than Apple’s Siri, at least as portrayed in a new video spot from Microsoft. Pitting Cortana on a Lumia 635 against Siri on an iPhone 5S, the video spot finds Microsoft’s assistant much more cooperative at a couple of specific tasks. First, the user says to Cortana: “When…

Microsoft readies Windows Phone 8.1 update with smart covers and big-screen … – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Intel earnings boosted by PC market

Chinese Officials Descend on Microsoft Offices – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

China is investigating Microsoft Corp., the company said on Monday, in the latest challenge in what has proved to be a difficult market for the software giant. The Redmond, Wash., company said it was working with officials. “We aim to build products that deliver the features, security and reliability customers expect,” Microsoft said….

Meet Microsoft’s Sharks Cove: A Raspberry Pi-style mini-PC running Windows 8.1 – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Microsoft has never been ashamed to copy smaller companies if a trend proves popular enough, and its latest homage is dedicated to pint-sized PCs like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards. Hoping to show that Windows can run on just about anything, Microsoft has teamed with Intel and product manufacturer CircuitCo to announce a Windows-compatible development board, which is now available for pre-order, as ArsTechnica first reported. Dubbed the Sharks Cove,…

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow – BGR

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A picture taken inside a new Paradise Walk store and posted on a Chinese forum apparently reveals that Apple is getting ready to update its MacBook Pro line at some point in the near future, 9to5Mac reports. Apple already updated the MacBook Pro with slightly faster processors and cheaper prices across the board, and launched an even cheaper iMac version earlier this year. The company is expected to update its Pro…

Intel releases rare details of its custom CPUs for Oracle – and there’s a lot … – ExtremeTech

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

We’ve known for quite some time that Intel was building special versions of certain cores for its large data center customers, but the chip giant has kept the details of the implementation secret — even when negotiating for contracts with companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Now, some details on Intel’s deal with Oracle have come to light, and they shed light on the kinds of optimizations the company is…

Delays To Intel’s Broadwell CPUs Bounce Apple Into Updating The Current … – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Following price cuts to other product lines during 2014 (such as the MacBook Air and the iMac), a number of MacBook Pro models have seen a bump in specifications, with other models receiving a $100 price cut. The retina screened MacBooks have all received faster processor speeds, with the new 13 inch MacBook Pro sporting a 2.6 GHz or 2.8 GHz i5, and the 15 inch MacBook Pro offering a 2.2 GHz or 2.5 GHz i7. The 13…

Eagles coach Chip Kelly calls the draft the worst thing about the NFL – CBS sports.com (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chip Kelly could do without all the hype surrounding the draft. (USATSI) More NFL: Photos | Videos & GIFs | Training Camp updates | Manziel watch Chip Kelly is entering his second season as the Eagles coach and one of the biggest surprises of Year 1 wasn’t the speed of the game, or how different the NFL is from college, but … the draft. Specifically, all the hype leading up…

With Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze US Tech Companies – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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