Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced the release date for its first 4G LTE rugged smartphone called the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE.
The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE is basically an update to the 2011's Casio G'zOne Commando. It features largely the same design as its predecessor. It has a black body with a few red accents and rubber-sidings.
PC shipments will continue to decline in the current year, but the soaring shipments of tablets and smartphones will help the technology industry grow further, according to research firm Gartner's prediction.
On Monday, Gartner said global shipments of PCs (which include desktops and notebooks), tablets and mobile phones will jump 5.9 per cent year-on-year to reach 2.35 billion in 2013.
Global PC shipments will slip an estimated 10.6 per cent this year to 305 million, while tablet shipments will jump 67.9 per cent to around 202 million.
Huawei on Monday introduced the world to the new MediaPad Vogue 7 - a seven-inch tablet that can also be used as a phone.
The MediaPad Vogue 7 runs on Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system, and features a 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels.
It boasts Huawei's own K3V2 1.2GHz quadcore Cortex-A9 chipset in an aluminum-body casing and Emotion UI 1.5.
A group of researchers from Harvard University and the University of Illinois hit a breakthrough by successfully using the 3D (three-dimensional) technique to produce lithium-ion micro-batteries that are as small as a grain of sand.
The printed micro batteries were produced using 3D interdigitated micro battery architecture and concentrated lithium oxide-based inks.
Produced using the three-dimensional technology, the micro-batteries are surprisingly so small that they can fit on the head of a pin and weighs less than 100 micrograms.
Microsoft on Thursday announced a reward of up to $100,000 for any security researchers who find and report security vulnerabilities in its flagship operating system Windows 8.
The software giant announced the award to encourage security researchers to let the company know and fix any potential methods for bypassing the security built flagship operating system.
Under the bug bounty program win8-1p, researchers who can also show the company a method to block the new security vulnerability they have reported will be awarded additional $50,000.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Tuesday announced a new microprocessor codenamed "Seattle," which is based on the ARM Holdings designs that currently prevail in tablets and smartphones.
Though Seattle is based on the ARM Holdings designs, the chip maker is aiming the chip at server systems, a market where AMD has been suffering a decline in its share.
The announcement of the new microprocessor for server systems by AMD isn't a surprising move as the company has long been signaling plans to expand that product line.
Internet search giant Google is expected to announce Saturday some details of its called Project Loon - an experimental free internet access program for remote areas.
The brainchild of engineers at Google's top-secret Silicon Valley, California-based Google X laboratory, the Project Loon aims to provide rural and poor areas with access to high-speed Internet through sky-high giant helium balloons capable of beaming Wi-Fi signals below.
Ongoing strong competition between Xbox-maker Microsoft and PlayStation-maker Sony is good for the gaming industry, according to Electronic Arts (EA) Chief Executive Peter Moore.
Moore said that an industry that is purely dominated by one particular powerhouse or manufacturer would neither be a good thing for EA not for gamers.
Speaking at E3, Moore stressed that the gaming industry would not have survived if it was dominated by one particular console maker. He added that strong competition was essential to keep the industry healthy.
The U. S. Navy is reportedly ditching its ALL CAPS Defense Message System to make way for a new system which will handle messages with upper as well as lowercase letters.
So far, the U. S. Navy has been receiving and sending messages using all uppercase letters.
The Navy said in a news release that it was ditching the old messaging system in favor of e-mail, dubbed NICE (Navy Interface for Command Email).
Finnish handset maker Nokia has started preparations to introduce the world to its much talked about Lumia EOS Smartphone next month.
Nokia, which has long been struggling to regain the ground it lost to rivals like Apple and Samsung, has sent out invites to the press for an event named "Zoom Reinvented," which will take place on 11th of July at 11 a. m. in New York City.
Sprint is testing LTE cell sites in San Francisco, one of which, cell site SF33XC664, is located high above Van Ness Avenue.
The company recently allowed a visit to cell site SF33XC664, and the visit revealed that this site provides LTE data, CDMA data as well as voice connectivity, but it lacks support for WiMAX.
Tablet ownership in the United States jumped almost twice in the last one year, and adults aged between thirties and forties are now more likely than other age groups to own a tablet, as per a report published by the Pew Internet Center.
The report, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from April 17 to May 19 this year, revealed that slightly more than a third (34 per cent) adults in the United States now own a tablet like apple's iPad or Samsung's Galaxy Tab.
The figure represents a big jump in tablet adoption from last year's figure of 18 per cent.
North Carolina lawmakers are planning to tax hybrid and electric cars to make their owners contribute their share toward maintaining the roads & services they use.
Gas taxes are the biggest source of transportation funding in the United States. According to figures released by the National Conference of State Legislatures, gas taxes account for around 40 per cent of highway revenues in North Carolina and a whopping 90 per cent at the federal level.
Auto giant Toyota recently introduced the world to a new version of the compact Corolla at an event in Santa Monica, California.
The new version, which the world's largest automaker introduced in a bid to attract new, younger buyers to the brand, is longer and boasts an athletic look that makes it look quit closer to a sports car.
The 2014 version has received a new transmission and suspension along with several enhanced interior features, which according to Toyota's claims makes the car more luxurious.
Researchers at the University of Washington's Networks Lab have developed a new whole-home gesture recognition system, which is being considered as a big leap towards making a home a `smart home'.
The new system, dubbed WiSee, makes use of radio waves from Wi-Fi to sense movements of body parts or detect command gestures within a home or office.
According to the researchers, as Wi-Fi signals are capable of traveling through walls, the new technology will allow users to control their various gadgets and appliances from any room in the home, without any need of sensors or cameras.