Samsung Electronics Co. has added two more tablets to its already hefty lineup, with the introduction of the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO and the Galaxy TabPRO, available in 12.2-, 10.1-, or 8.4-inch versions. Unveiled at CES 2014 being held in Las Vegas this week, the two new tablets feature the world’s first 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering 2560×1600 resolution with more than 4 million pixels. Both tablets also contain a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 9500mAh battery pack, though...

During his keynote for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show being held in Las Vegas this week, Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and wearable devices as well as individual inventors’ own connected creations. Krzanich’s...

The number of fake Twitter users is rising, according to Barracuda Networks, Inc. which just published its latest report on fake Twitter users. The report also revealed that users purchase fake followers on Twitter to increase their “online social value.” “The Barracuda research report highlighted three major trends:- 98 per cent of tweets from Fake Twitter...

Huawei today launched the HUAWEI Ascend Mate 2 4G at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The 4G LTE-enabled smartphone features a 6.1-inch IPS screen, 4050 mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Powered by a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, the Ascend Mate 2 is 9.5mm slim and has a 13-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera featuring 2.0 aperture. The Ascend Mate 2 also comes with Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI 2.0. The intuitive user interface features Huawei’s One-Hand UI to enable single-handed operation, made...

Alcatel One Touch has upgraded its flagship smartphone series to create the IDOL X+, an ultra-compact, premium smartphone powered by MediaTek Inc.’s MT6592 True Octa-Core chipset, which allows 2GHz eight cores to work simultaneously. The smartphone features a Full HD 441ppi display with “0” bezel for an edge-to-edge experience on the full lamination...

PLDT, through its corporate wireless enterprise arm Smart Enterprise, has introduced a set of M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions that aims to benefit credit, sales, and mobile payment operations for local businesses. SMART Enterprise recently launched Smart M2M Credit, M2M Sales, and M2M Pay in an effort to expand its M2M offerings in the mobile platform, digitizing operations for credit investigations, sales monitoring, and wireless card payments. “As the SMART Enterprise mission is to be the preferred M2M service provider for enterprise...

Extending the success of the Android ecosystem, which has seen over one billion devices activated to date, a coalition of auto and technology companies announced Monday a new industry alliance aimed at bringing the Android platform to a device that’s always been mobile: the car. Audi, GM, Google, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA have joined together to form the Open Automotive...

Emerson Network Power has identified three areas of opportunity colocation (colo) facilities must flawlessly meet to motivate more data center owners to move some or all applications to a colo. “For most businesses, running a data center is not a core competency,” said Peter Panfil, vice president, global power, Emerson Network Power. “So, as data centers have grown in importance, complexity and cost, and many have outgrown capacity, colocation has become an increasingly attractive option. Organizations now may choose the colo business...

Posted on Jan 3 2014 - 1:32pm by Upgrade Staff
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The tech startup fever has reached Bacolod as 45 teams with innovative ideas for web and mobile competed at the first Startup Weekend in Negros Occidental organized by the Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT), Inc. and supported by Kickstart Ventures, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom. iRate, a mobile...

There is a steady growth in cloud adoption among organizations, led by businesses in telecom, BFSI, retail, education, and healthcare sectors, according to Ying Loong Chin, Vice President, Oracle Fusion Middleware, ASEAN. Ying noted that the government, too, is emerging as a big adopter of cloud technologies. In this Q&A, Ying talks about the company’s...