We woke up today to the news that the mysterious founder of Bitcoin has been found; and that his name is indeed Satoshi Nakamoto. That news was quickly followed by reports of the original report was mistaken, and the person they found is denying all connections to Bitcoin. All of which has resulted in discussions about individual privacy.
Microsoft has begun teasing the reveal of its next generation of Windows graphics API. It would appear that Redmond is not going to let AMD’s new Mantle API hog all the glory for the next generation of gaming. The splash page displays the apparent partners for the next DirectX, which surprisingly includes AMD itself.
Previously, a number of lower-end AMD APUs were sold to end-users in the form of soldered-on package. Designed for the budget market, this means that users are not able to purchase just the APU chip alone since it is soldered directly into the motherboard.
That is not the case with the brand new AMD AM1 platform, even though it is still designed for the budget segment of the market with a starting price that is less than RM 200.
Samsung has announced its new Chromebook 2 laptops, featuring a powerful Exynos 5 Octa chipset as well as its signature fake leather design. The budget laptops running on Chrome OS will be available from April, and will retail from only $320 – though that’s about $70 higher than the original $249 Samsung Chromebook.
Some days, one doesn’t have the will to work. However, it isn’t always possible to sit around and slack off. Especially with the boss around. However, it is possible to provide the illusion of working while actually engaging in other activities. More importantly, stricter workplaces may attempt to block proper entertainment websites, so one will have to get crafty about things.
Naturally, these solutions work best if nobody can see your screen. Although a couple may managed to escape detection by people who aren’t paying too much attention.
Think that voice assistance on your mobile like Siri or Google Now is an awesome feature and you wish you had it on your desktop? Now worries, Google just released an update for its Chrome Beta browser that does just that. If you’re running on the latest version of Chrome Beta, you will soon be able to use only your voice to perform a Google search simply by saying “OK Google”, no extensions required.
Apart from announcing new partners and features for Windows Phone, Microsoft was also on stage at its media conference in Mobile World Congress 2014 to talk about Windows 8. The company then announced a new update for Windows 8.1 that will be released to customers this spring.
One is known for its family of blazingly fast hyper-cars while the other is known for its line-up of gaming peripherals and both apparently share the same love for perfection in design as well as engineering. Hence, it is not surprising that they have an affinity for each other and have since decided to embark on a long-term partnership. Who are these two companies, you asked?
Well, they are Koenigsegg and Razer. To signify this new partnership, they have decided to come out with a special edition Koenigsegg Razer Blade Gaming Laptop which will made its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2014 next month.
If you’re using a Mac running on OS X Mavericks, here’s an update you wouldn’t want to miss. A few days ago, Apple released an update for iOS devices patching a web networking security hole and today, a similar update is available for Macs running on OS X Mavericks. On top of a security fix, the update, version 10.9.2, also brings other features and enhancements to FaceTime, iMessage, Mail, Safari and more.
On top of all the other announcements, Alcatel also showed off a “smartbook” concept at the on-going MWC 2014 show. So, what’s a smartbook? No, it’s not an electronic book or ebook reader, rather, the smartbook from Alcatel is a notebook that is powered by your smartphone. The image above features a aluminum laptop from the company (yes, it looks like a MacBook Air), and is “brainless”.
As confirmed by Huawei Malaysia’s executive last week, Huawei has officially launched its first wearable device called the TalkBand B1. It might be different from your usual idea of a smartwatch though since the Huawei TalkBand B1 is actually a combination of wireless headset and fitness tracker in one.
During CES 2014 in Las Vegas last month, one of the major announcements that came from AMD during that event is the availability date of the new “Kaveri” A-Series APU. The first wave of the release involves two different processors and both of them have now arrived in Malaysia.
Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service has finally made the change over to the new OneDrive name. OneDrive is more than just a cosmetic name change and brings several new features. These include camera uploading on Android, improved document sharing, and better video streaming.