Samsung’s Curved Monitor Is Packing Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

Samsung has revealed a new monitor it will be showing off at CES 2018, and the 34-inch panel will be the first curved model to boast Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The Samsung CJ791 is an ultra-wide (21:9 aspect ratio) curved monitor with a resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 and a 1,500R (relatively sharp) curvature. It’s a QLED panel which offers deeper ... Read More »

Microsoft Acquires Avere To Bolster Cloud Storage Strategy

Avere Systems, a Pittsburgh-based cloud storage company, was acquired by Microsoft, the two companies announced Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Avere’s team will continue to work in Pittsburgh, according to reporting by GeekWire . “By bringing together Avere’s storage expertise with the power of Microsoft’s cloud, customers will benefit from industry-leading innovations that enable the largest, ... Read More »

Fix for Intel Chip Flaw Comes with a Cost: Much Slower Performance

Programmers at Intel, Microsoft, and other organizations are working to patch a serious security flaw in Intel processors that could leave protected data on PCs and servers vulnerable to hacks and malicious software. The flaw, which appears to affect all Intel chips made over the past 10 years or so, opens up the potential for bad actors to exploit the ... Read More »

2018 Tech Trends and Predictions

Growing adoption of digital assistants, Internet of Things devices, blockchain applications, and new server strategies are likely to drive a number of big tech trends in 2018. Among the things we’ll see more of in the coming year, according to various forecasters, are edge computing, so-called serverless computing, smarter homes, smarter cities, and a host of new technologies for smarter, ... Read More »

Apple Crippling Old iPhones: Apology Won’t Stop Lawsuits

In a rare public apology, Apple yesterday said it was sorry for how it handled an operating system upgrade that slows the performance of older iPhones to prevent them from unexpectedly shutting down due to aging batteries. Apple also said it would lower the price for iPhone battery replacements, and add new features to iOS to provide greater transparency into ... Read More »

Smartwatches – Watching Over Your Health

The tediousness of transporting yourself to see the doctor may be a thing of the past especially for those who are suffering from weak hearts and blood pressure issues. There are intelligent or rather smartwatches that monitor your health and fitness as you go about your daily chores or out jogging. The functional use of watches from just that of ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Stop Working on BlackBerry 10 OS, Windows Phone 8.0 on December 31

WhatsApp’s farewell note for 2017 is not good news for some smartphone users. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older from December 31, 2017. The WhatsApp blog post with end-of-life dates clearly mentions that users of BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, and Windows Phone 8.0 and older operating systems will not be able to use the app ... Read More »

Not Just Chasing the Cool Factor for IoT Success

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Transformation (DT) are very hot topics that are on the radar for the vast majority of businesses. The interesting thing, however, is that successfully implementing or embarking on an IoT or DT journey, and obtaining an ROI that will positively impact a business, requires more than the technology or system changes alone. Many ... Read More »

Oracle Swallows Another Competitor, Aconex, for $1.2 Billion

Continuing its decades-long strategy of acquiring enterprise software companies, including key competitors, Oracle announced Sunday that it will purchase Aconex Limited for roughly $1.2 billion. Australia-based Aconex is a leading cloud-based system for managing construction projects, that ties in nicely with Oracle’s own Construction and Engineering Cloud. Builders use Aconex collaboration software for data management, document management, and cost management, ... Read More »

New Money, Tech Help Fuel Macon’s Paris Climate Summit

World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected. Trump wasn’t invited to the event but his name was everywhere. One by one, top world diplomats, ... Read More »