Posts tagged “PC industry”
Lenovo has lost its four-year-hold on the world's top PC seller mantle, according to a new report. And a significant slowdown in U.S. sales, which have been a bright spot for the tech giant, is a major reason. Overall, PC sales show their first increase in five years.
Lenovo is the top brand for laptops in the annual rankings from Laptop Magazine, replacing Apple which has held the top spot since the tech news publication began rating portable computers in 2010. Lenovo's machines received a perfect "10" for innovation.
NCSU researchers create touch-sensitive, elastic fibers for new electronic device interface (+ video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. "We have created soft and stretchable fibers that can detect touch, as well as strain and twisting," an NCSU professor says. "These microscopic fibers may be useful for integrating electronics in new places, including wearable devices."
SAS is bringing the power of its data analytics and networking giant Cisco is utilizing its networking expertise to deliver almost instant analysis across devices linked to the Internet of Things.
If you find to your horror that your laptop's battery life is a heck of a lot less than what the manufacturer claimed you could expect, you're not alone, fellow tech slaves. Tests by a UK tech web site finds that most manufacturers, including Lenovo, are overstating energy expectations.
A booming fourth quarter in sales closed a $2.4 billion year for Red Hat. And sales projections for a new fiscal year helped boost Hatter stock 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday after the Open Source giant upped quarterly sales by 16 percent year-over-year. In a conference call, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says booming sales for cloud-related technology provides a big boost. So much so that he says Red Hat is now the "Red Hat of OpenStack."
Analysis: SAP continues to evolve from its roots in back-office, on-premises ERP and supply chain management (SCM) software to a cloud-led, enterprise-wide solutions vendor that also supports front-office functions. Technology Business Research Analyst Seth Ulinski takes a look. Plus: A video look at omnichannel banking.