Hardware


Possible Windows Phone 8.1 June Release Rumored

A Microsoft Windows Phone support lifecycle page suggests the Windows Phone 8.1 update may be released next month.

NSA Allegedly Placed Backdoors in Domestic Routers Sent Overseas

A new book said that the compromised devices sent overseas did not have any specific targets in mind.

AMD's New Roadmap To Include Both x86 and ARM

AMD announced a new company roadmap in which it plans to support both x86 and ARM platforms in the near future.

Microsoft Officially Completes Nokia Phone Business Acquisition

The purchase of Nokia's devices and services business by Microsoft for $7.2 billion became official on Friday.

PC Market Decline Slowed on Sales of XP System Replacements

While global PC shipments continue to decline, the decrease was not as extreme as earlier analyst predictions for the first quarter of 2014.

Gartner Forecasts Tablet Shipments To Outpace PC Sales in 2015

Despite continual weak worldwide PC demand, total shipments of computing devices are on the rise this year due to the popularity of tablets.

Asian Regulatory Issue Delays Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Instead of the projected closing window of late March, Microsoft's $7 billion acquisition of Nokia's device segment may not be finalized until sometime in April due to a regulatory holdup.

Surface 2 with LTE Support for Additional $130 Now Available

Microsoft today released a version of its Surface 2 tablet with mobile LTE support on AT&T's 4G network for $130 more than its Wi-Fi-only Surface 2 model.

Options Abound in the Modern Storage Market

What's old is new again in the physical storage choices enterprises have.

IDC Projects Stagnant PC Market Through 2018

The worldwide PC market is expected to remain mostly flat over the next four years after suffering a large decrease in 2013.

Hackers Target More Than 30,000 Routers in DNS Attack Campaign

Many of the compromised devices were breached using simple brute force techniques to obtain the routers' passwords.

Microsoft Triples the Number of Windows Phone OEMs

Microsoft announced that a number of new partners, including Foxconn, are joining the Windows Phone hardware scene.

VMware and Google Deal Will Enable Windows on Chromebooks

Partnership could make Chromebooks an upgrade consideration for organizations.

Dell Supports Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2012 R2

Dell today announced hardware product support for Microsoft's "storage spaces" feature of Windows Server 2012 R2.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Sony Departs PC Sales Market

Sony announced today that the Japan-based consumer electronic corporation is exiting the PC market with plans to sell its line of VAIO PCs.

Microsoft Broadens Windows Device Discounts to U.S. Schools

Microsoft announced an expansion of its U.S. school device discount program today.

Lenovo Buying Motorola Mobility from Google

Lenovo will pay approximately $2.91 billion for the Motorola Mobility smartphone business owned by Google.

BlackBerry Not Out Yet as Nokia Disappoints

The mobile platform race showed a bit of traction for BlackBerry this week.

Microsoft Issues Fix for Surface Pro 2 Sleep Problem

Microsoft released a January update to its Surface 2 Pro machines late last week that purportedly remedies an update that the company pulled in December.

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