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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sony's Xperia?

What went wrong with Sony? As 2014 started, Sony's Xperia line of smartphones looked set to dominate the Android space. Its handsets were picking up critical acclaim, sales were on an upward trend, and in the face of Samsung's tired update to the Galaxy range, the potential was there to be the number one Android … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Juniper Research: Phablets to account for over 20% of smartphones shipped by 2019

More than 400 million phablets will ship in 2019, a five-fold increase over the 138 million devices estimated to be shipped in 2015.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

'IDC, why did you play down EMC?' IDC: WAAAAHHHH

Redefines object Marketscape, won't say why Comment  When IDC produced its new object storage marketscape there were significant changes compared to the year-ago marketscape chart. Notably EMC’s presence was much reduced, which we pointed out, mentioning “the fading presence of EMC, where ViPR and Isilon object storage has not, apparently, built on the surge established … 
Updated: 3 days ago

IDC: Who's HOT and who's NOT (in object storage) in 2014

EMC's presence shrinks IDC’s latest object-storage "marketscape" shows 18 active players and significant changes in EMC’s and HDS’ status.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Micron stacks its 3D NAND high in 2015

Technology continuing to scale with ‘higher densities, lower cost per bit’ Intel recently made a splash about its 3D NAND intentions. Knowing that Intel basically works with Micron on flash through the joint IMFT business, we asked Micron NAND marketing head Kevin Kilbuck about Micron's 3D NAND activities.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Hewlett-Packard reveals the roles its top brass will hold when it splits in two

Hewlett-Packard revealed its plan on Tuesday for placing its senior executives once the company splits in two later this year. As previously announced, Meg Whitman will become CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will assume control of corporate computing and networking. Dion Weisler will become the head of HP Inc., which will take over the printing … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 7-15-2013

Nokia Goes Bold with Lumia 1020  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Forward Concepts Wireless/DSP Newsletter 3-12-2013

Cadence Design to buy Tensilica  … 
Updated: 1 year ago

Couragent, Inc. named one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, honored 50 second-stage companies from across the state during the "Colorado Companies to Watch" annual ceremony, held June 22, 2012 in Denver. Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes these growth-oriented companies that account for nearly 39 percent … 
Updated: 2 years ago

Your Smartphone Battery Sucks. This MIT Startup Could Change That

The current generation of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that we all know and love (or hate) in our smartphones can be traced back to 1991, when Sony began commercializing the first lithium-ion batteries. These batteries still rely on graphite-based anodes--the part of the battery where the positive electric charge flows. The problem is that the graphite anodes are very … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

PLEASE! They're using consumer drives in enterprise gear, says firm Online backup bods Backblaze have found Seagate hard disks fail much more than other suppliers, although recent improvements have redressed the situation.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Eight pocket-pleasing USB 3.0 hard drives

Got a new laptop? Get your back up Product Roundup  My, how time flies. It has been a couple of years since El Reg did a group test of external USB3.0 hard drives and comparing prices for 1TB drives between then and now shows how much the price of conventional hard drives has fallen in … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Samsung’s SUPER-speedy SSD is a real power-sipper

512GB drive draws a TINY 2mW: Yes, that's two milliwatts Samsung’s latest small form factor PCIe flash drive shunts data at up to 2.15GB/sec, making it a right speedy little critter.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Lenovo, Huawei could face SanDisk FlashDIMM dam – analysts

Preliminary injunction mandated 'in part' SanDisk could be stopped from shipping its FlashDIMMs for Lenovo, Huawei and Supermicro servers if analysts' interpretations of a Netlist court-awarded injunction are correct.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Hewlett-Packard reveals the roles its top brass will hold when it splits in two

Hewlett-Packard revealed its plan on Tuesday for placing its senior executives once the company splits in two later this year. As previously announced, Meg Whitman will become CEO of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will assume control of corporate computing and networking. Dion Weisler will become the head of HP Inc., which will take over the printing … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Denver weather: High temperature of 75 falls just short of record

Denver enjoyed another day of warm weather on Tuesday as temperatures topped out in the mid-70s.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital ...

Couragent Set to Raise Growth Capital With Nation’s First Legal Investment Crowdfunding Deal  The Mobile Scanner Manufacturer’s Registered SCOR Offering Open to Consumer Investors in Five States  … 
Updated: 2 years ago

Couragent, Inc. named one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, honored 50 second-stage companies from across the state during the "Colorado Companies to Watch" annual ceremony, held June 22, 2012 in Denver. Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes these growth-oriented companies that account for nearly 39 percent … 
Updated: 2 years ago

ST Seeks Return To Revenue Growth

STMicroelectronics reported 2014 sales of $7.4 billion for a net profit of $128 million and Q4 sales of $1.83 billion for a Q4 net profit of $43 million. It expects a 5% drop in revenues in Q1. 2014 revenues were 9.2% lower than 2013 revenues. CEO Carlo Bozotti said that ST’s main objective for this … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Denver weather: High temperature of 75 falls just short of record

Denver enjoyed another day of warm weather on Tuesday as temperatures topped out in the mid-70s.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

ST Seeks Return To Revenue Growth

STMicroelectronics reported 2014 sales of $7.4 billion for a net profit of $128 million and Q4 sales of $1.83 billion for a Q4 net profit of $43 million. It expects a 5% drop in revenues in Q1. 2014 revenues were 9.2% lower than 2013 revenues. CEO Carlo Bozotti said that ST’s main objective for this … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Ofcom details approach to IoT, as FTC recommends limits on data collection

Ofcom released details of plans designed to ensure the UK takes a leading role in developing the Internet of Things (IoT), as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) separately outlined its approach to the emerging technology sector.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

IDC on marketscape mayhem: EMC asked us to ignore Atmos

ECS is its object future Following our comment on its marketscape on Friday, analyst IDC has explained that EMC had asked it to include its new ECS product in the object storage marketscape, thus requiring the analyst to ignore Atmos.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Eight pocket-pleasing USB 3.0 hard drives

Got a new laptop? Get your back up Product Roundup  My, how time flies. It has been a couple of years since El Reg did a group test of external USB3.0 hard drives and comparing prices for 1TB drives between then and now shows how much the price of conventional hard drives has fallen in … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Lenovo, Huawei could face SanDisk FlashDIMM dam – analysts

Preliminary injunction mandated 'in part' SanDisk could be stopped from shipping its FlashDIMMs for Lenovo, Huawei and Supermicro servers if analysts' interpretations of a Netlist court-awarded injunction are correct.…  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Denver weather: High temperature of 75 falls just short of record

Denver enjoyed another day of warm weather on Tuesday as temperatures topped out in the mid-70s.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Airbus chief apologises over A400M delays

‘Management consequences’ pledged as delivery of military transport aircraft held up  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Stall Warnings Heard On AirAsia Cockpit Voice Recorder

Investigator Says Pilots Were 'Trying To Recover The Plane' An investigator on the team working to determine what happened to AirAsia Fight 8501 says that the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) captured the sound of stall warnings and the pilots working to regain control of the Airbus A320. The investigator spoke on condition of anonymity because … 
Updated: 3 days ago

American Airlines Welcomes First Dreamliner

The 787 Will Bring Great New Benefits To American's Network And Customers American Airlines has officially welcomed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. American took delivery of the airplane, a 787-8 with registration number N800AN, on Thursday at Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, and it arrived in Dallas/Fort Worth on Friday afternoon.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

ST Seeks Return To Revenue Growth

STMicroelectronics reported 2014 sales of $7.4 billion for a net profit of $128 million and Q4 sales of $1.83 billion for a Q4 net profit of $43 million. It expects a 5% drop in revenues in Q1. 2014 revenues were 9.2% lower than 2013 revenues. CEO Carlo Bozotti said that ST’s main objective for this … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Apple’s Earnings: The Staggering Numbers

Apple surpassed even the most bullish Wall Street expectations for its holiday quarter with an improbable trifecta: selling more iPhones at higher prices—and earning more on each sale.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

How does Apple top a record quarter?

Back to forecast-beating ways, company faces challenge of living up to raised expectations  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Apple profit 'biggest in history'

Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.  … 
Updated: 3 days ago

Renminbi joins five most-used currencies

Chinese currency used for global payments more often than Canadian and Australian dollars  … 
Updated: 3 days ago