Monthly Archives: April 2018

Huawei Said to Be Working on Its Own Mobile Operating System to Replace Android

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies is working on its own proprietary mobile operating system (OS) since 2012 after a US investigation into the company, the media reported. The company, which is also the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, would ditch Google’s Android platform amid reports that it is under investigation by the US for breaching

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MediaTek Applies for ZTE Shipment Permit Under Government Order

Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek said it will comply with a government order to apply for a permit to export products to ZTE Corp, a Chinese telecoms equipment maker subjected to restrictions in the United States. The US government this month banned American firms from sales to ZTE for seven years, saying the company had failed to comply

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Fujifilm, Xerox Merger Temporarily Blocked by US Judge

Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s merger with US firm Xerox Corp was temporarily blocked on Friday following a court ruling, handing its activist investors a win after they sued to stop the deal. The ruling reopened nominations to Xerox’s board on Friday after investor Darwin Deason filed a lawsuit against the company last month opposing the deal and

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Mars 2020 Spacecraft’s Heat Shield Damaged in Test, but Launch Date Not Affected

A heat shield used in a NASA spacecraft designed to send a six-wheeled rover vehicle to Mars in 2020 suffered an “unexpected” fracture during a structural test this month, causing the space agency to build a replacement, the space agency said. “The situation will not affect the mission’s launch readiness date of July 17, 2020,”

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Scientists Find New Way to Produce Hydrogen Fuel From Sunlight

The energy provided by sunlight in an hour is equivalent to mankind’s total energy consumption for one year, but the development of devices to turn this abundant natural gift into a feasible energy source for mankind had remained a challenge. A new research, led by Govinder Singh Pawar – an Indian origin scientist at the

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NASA Kills Off Plans for Only Moon Rover, Shocking Lunar Scientists

In a move that shocked lunar scientists, NASA has cancelled the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, despite President Donald Trump’s vow to return people there. Scientists working on the Resource Prospector (RP) mission, a robotic rover that had been in development for about a decade to explore a

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 April 2018 Update Release Date

Microsoft on Friday announced a new update for Windows 10 aimed at providing users more time to create, play, and work. This update will be available for download on April 30 and will roll out to Windows 10 PCs worldwide on May 8. It was previously called the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. The April update

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Interview With a Robot: AI Revolution Hits Human Resources

You have a telephone interview for your dream job, and you’re feeling nervous. You make yourself a cup of tea as you wait for the phone to ring, and you count to three before picking up. Now imagine that your interviewer is a robot named Vera. Russian startup Stafory co-founder Alexei Kostarev says Robot Vera,

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Microsoft Tops Estimates as Azure, Office Products Drive Gains

Microsoft Corp on Thursday topped Wall Street forecasts for quarterly profit as the technology company signed up more businesses to its Azure cloud computing services and Office 365 productivity suite. Much of Microsoft’s recent growth has been fuelled by its cloud computing business as more enterprises seek to cut data storage costs by adopting cloud-based software

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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 First Impressions

Lenovo has just unveiled a whole new line of ThinkPad business laptops in India, upgrading its offerings with 8th Gen Intel Core processors and other improvements. The range extends from the entry-level affordable L-series, to the mainstream T-series, the compact X-series, and the flagship thin-and-light X1 Carbon. Lenovo has injected a bit of flair into

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