US appeals court denies Oracle request to restore $1.3 billion judgment against SAP

Oracle has failed to persuade a US federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.

By Chris Kanaracus | 30 August, 2014 03:48

Tags: intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, SAP, software, Oracle

Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.

By Sharon Gaudin | 30 August, 2014 03:06

Tags: popular science, Berkeley, emerging technology, University of California, Cornell University

Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

Intel is shipping its fastest PC processor to date and its first with eight cores.

By Agam Shah | 30 August, 2014 02:02

Tags: desktop pcs, hardware systems, Components, intel, processors

IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.

By Agam Shah | 30 August, 2014 01:39

Tags: IDC, hardware systems, tablets

Can SDN usher in better IT security?

That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present.

By Ellen Messmer | 30 August, 2014 01:02

Tags: SDN, Citrix, linux foundation, security, Networking, OpenDaylight, IETF, intel

Chrome for Mac to desert early Intel Mac owners by October

Google yesterday advanced its 64-bit Chrome browser to beta status, and told owners of the very earliest Intel-based Macs that they would soon be left behind.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 August, 2014 00:23

Tags: web browsers, Google, applications, browsers, software, intel

Mozilla presses forward with new revenue plan, debuts ads in Firefox preview

Mozilla has added small advertisements to the new tab page of Firefox's roughest-edged build, the channel dubbed "Nightly" because it is updated each evening.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 August, 2014 23:13

Tags: web browsers, applications, software, mozilla

Drivers want their cars to get to know them better

Consumers want their vehicles to anticipate their personal technology demands and to provide the same functionality as their mobile devices, according to a survey.

By Lucas Mearian | 29 August, 2014 23:06

Tags: Google, Automotive, beca, industry verticals, telematics

Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy

Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones.

By Loek Essers | 29 August, 2014 22:54

Tags: mobile applications, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, mobile

As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 29 August, 2014 22:48

Tags: Apple, htc, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, IFA, Samsung Electronics, smartphones, Motorola Mobility

CryptoWall held over half-a-million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, earning its creators more than US$1 million, researchers found.

By Lucian Constantin | 29 August, 2014 22:24

Tags: Dell SecureWorks, security, encryption, data protection, malware

Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

Fujitsu is set to manufacture 8,500 contactless bank machines for Spain's CaixaBank, a move that may help move the technology to the mainstream.

By Tim Hornyak | 29 August, 2014 22:20

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Fujitsu

Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $US7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less than 3 per cent. And that number has been going down, not up.

By Preston Gralla | 29 August, 2014 21:35

Tags: consumer electronics, Strategy Analytics, Microsoft, Android, Nokia, smartphones

How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)

Adobe Flash is a relic, but somehow pockets of the sketchy multimedia software remain, so you may sometimes need to play some item in the format. Fortunately, you can:

By Jonny Evans | 29 August, 2014 18:22

Tags: consumer electronics, ios 7, adobe, iPhone, hardware systems, smartphones, tablets, Apple iOS, iPad, Apple

Baidu, Tencent help Chinese shopping malls take on Alibaba

Baidu and Tencent are teaming up with a Chinese shopping mall operator in a joint venture that could steal business away from local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

By Michael Kan | 29 August, 2014 17:01

Tags: baidu, e-commerce, retail, Alibaba Group, Tencent, internet, industry verticals, mobile, mobile applications

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