Top 10 Smartphones Of 2014!
December 20, 2014
2014 was an interesting year for the smartphone industry. These 10 smartphones ruled the market for quite a while in 2014. Saturday, December 20, 2014: 2014 was quite dramatic for Indian smartphone industry. Quite a lot of smartphones were launched during the whole year. We witnessed the growth of budget smartphones in country. Many leading players like Motorola, Asus launchd the series of budget smartphones. Some new arrivals like Xiaomi and OnePlus released top-notch smartphones at low price. While on the other hand, flagship products from leading players got much needed updates. We have witnessed the smartphone industry reaching new level of refinement during 2015. The user experience of smartphones was more focused than just hardware specs. Here are the top 10 smartphones of 2014.

Ready for the American dream?
December 20, 2014
Xiaomi Corp - the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer - plans to launch its new handset at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next year, marking the US market debut for the fast growing Chinese IT company. Xiaomi is poised to enter the US scene. However, a patent row in the Indian market has cast a shadow over the company's overseas prospects. Gladdy Chu reports.

Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps
December 20, 2014
India, Dec. 20 -- CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New YorkDecember 10, 2014Apple and IBM today deliver the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBMs big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. IBM clients today announcing support for IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions include: Citi, Air Canada, Sprint and Banorte. What were delivering aims directly at the new quest of businesssmart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement, said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. Our collaboration combines IBMs industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apples legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals.

Researchers build room-temperature memory that doesn't need a current to retain data
December 19, 2014
All modern computer memory works on basically the same principle - an electrical current is used to change the charge state of a cell. That charge state is then "read" by the memory controller. Whether we're talking about NAND flash or RAM, this basic property is identical between them. Now, researchers at Cornell have announced and demonstrated a device based on bismuth ferrite that can store data and retrieve data without needing an electrical current to do so. The implications of such a room-temperature breakthrough could be profound - a long time from now. Magnetoelectric memory is attractive precisely because it removes the electrical currents that currently (pun intended) account for a substantial fraction of power consumption in a system. If the DRAM or cache subsystems could draw less electrical power, total device battery life would increase. The impact of shifting to alternative ferroelectric or magnetoelectric memory systems could be substantial - more than equal to the traditional gains of adopting new process nodes.

ViewSonic PLED-W600
December 19, 2014
The ViewSonic PLED-W600 ($599.99), an LED mini projector, can connect to a smartphone or tablet and project the contents of the device's screen, thanks to the model's Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-enabled HDMI port. It is the projector's only input port, though, so the PLED-W600 is a good choice only if you're okay with using it over an HDMI connection. As the lower-end model of two new ViewSonic DLP-based LED projectors, the PLED-W600 has lower brightness (600 lumens) than the ViewSonic PLED-W800 (800 lumens), a weaker audio system, and fewer connection choices, at a somewhat lower price. The PLED-W600 has native WXGA (1,280-by-800) resolution, at a 16:10 aspect ratio that's suitable for widescreen presentations. Its LED lamp should last the lifetime of the projector, up to 30,000 hours.

Arizona: Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $27.5 Million to Settle Overbilling Allegations
December 19, 2014
Department of Justice has issued the following news release: Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems (LMIS) has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by LMIS employees who lacked required job qualifications.

Household-refuse disposal services
December 19, 2014
Contract award: municipal waste collection from property owners living in the commune dzierzoni?w and their management. The contract is for the implementation of municipal waste collection services from property owners living in the commune Dzierzoni?w and their management.

Intel Launches New IoT Platform, Jason Hope States Competition Will Make IoT More Practical.CM Intel Corp.
December 19, 2014
  Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 19, 2014     Intel has announced the launch of a new Internet of Things platform, as reported by Engadget.com. The new platform, which is called simply the Intel IoT Platform, is designed to unify many features of the Internet of Things to build a foundation for multiple devices to interconnect and connect to the cloud. Jason Hope believes that this announcement could make the Internet of Things more practical for the user and for developers.

December 19, 2014
The following information was released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Institute Professor Mildred S. Dresselhaus is the recipient of the IEEE 2015 Medal of Honor - IEEE's highest honor, given since 1917. Cited for her "leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering," Dresselhaus is also the first woman to earn the prestigious award.

Lithography continues to drive Moore's law
December 19, 2014
SPIE has issued the following news release: The semiconductor industry takes its impulse from Moore's law, an observation made by Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. This trend results in smaller, more powerful, and less expensive chips, allowing consumer electronics companies to deliver more functionality to their customers while decreasing product cost. To date, Moore's law has been driven by shrink (making devices ever smaller), and for this to continue, device scaling needs to continue to provide both lower cost and improved performance as we approach the 10nm node (i.e., next-generation technology) and beyond. This requires a comprehensive approach to the entire lithography process, extending the use of immersion lithography (the current state-of-the-art standard wherein a droplet of water is used as the last lens element to enable a larger lens aperture) as well as moving to the next wavelength: extreme UV (EUV) lithography.


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