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A Seoul court rejects Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets.
How can photographs be turned into a painting even a professional artist might admire for a full palet of color and swirling brush strokes? Alien Skin in Raleigh offers new software designed to help turn amateur shooters into a Monet or Picasso - with a few strokes of the keyboard and a mouse. WRALTechWire talks with the mastermind behind the new program in an exclusive interview.
Since 2003, Kramden Institute has provided refurbished PCs to students who need computers. With help from Lenovo, Kramden is now expanding to computer instruction and STEM training. Read more about the effort.
"We are taking steps to ensure governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to access customer data," Microsoft says. "Government snooping potentially now constitutes an 'advanced persistent threat' alongside sophisticated malware and cyberattacks."
Activist investor Carl Icahn said he will pursue a shareholder vote to force Apple Inc. to boost its stock buyback plan, stepping up his campaign to unlock more of the cash held by the world's most valuable company. The non-binding proposal will be for less than the $150 billion he had been advocating, Icahn said in a Twitter post. He will propose a $50 billion buyback, CNBC reported.
The changes to Google Compute Engine service are aimed at attracting corporate customers away from Amazon, Microsoft and others that are betting businesses will access computing power from large, centralized data centers instead of their own systems.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in a report to Congress on Wednesday says for the first time said cloud computing, which connects Internet services, "represents a potential espionage threat." The report fails to cite any examples of the Chinese government using the technology in attacks.
Despite all its advertising with the NFL, its smartphones featuring Kobe Bryant and its new tablet campaign with Ashton Kutcher, Lenovo still faces a seemingly never-ending battle to change its image from being a "Chinese company." On Monday, two of Lenovo's top execs took their image campaign to The Washington Post.
Analysis: Centered on Fiberlink's MaaS360 solutions suite, the acquisition by IBM helps fill gaps and advance key corporate initiatives including cloud, mobility and security.
The world's top PC manufacturer is expanding its commitment to the Brazilian market with the new facility that will focus on enterprise software development.
Analysis: NetApp's continued laser-like focus on software innovation is helping offset hardware declines. While its storage hardware revenue experienced a double-digit decline compared to last quarter, NetApp's software and services revenues grew modestly.
Google and Hewlett-Packard Co. are halting sales of the Chromebook 11 laptop after some users reported overheating power supplies, a setback for the devices that have been gaining momentum with consumers.
In its third major acquisition over the past two months that target mobile technology, IBM says it is buying Pennsylvania-based Fiberlink Communications. The firm focuses on "bring your own device" technology.
Starting Nov. 15, Pivotal will help businesses create web-based applications that can be moved from in-house data centers to cloud servers run by Amazon.com, VMware and OpenStack, the open-source project founded by Rackspace Hosting.
The launch is a "quiet" one, says website MacRumors. It also reports the reason could be "due to constrained supplies, as rumors have suggested that available quantities of the mini will be extremely low due to display production issues. Apple is unlikely to have enough supply of the tablet to meet demand."
Lenovo Group Ltd., the world's largest maker of personal computers, reported second-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates after increasing its share of the global markets for PCs and smartphones.
A top Samsung executive, Shin Jong-kyun, told analysts on Wednesday that Samsung's tablet business is growing rapidly and the company will become the biggest maker of tablet computers. He didn't give a timeframe.