Thailand, the world’s second largest exporter of hard disk drives (HDD) behind China, has experienced its worst floods in more than 50 years, potentially leading to a shortage of HDD supplies during the current quarter that may last into the first quarter of 2012. While it is too early to gauge the extent of the impact of the floods, HDD supplies are likely to be constrained throughout the fourth quarter, according to Fang Zhang, storage […]
Tech4Africa, the Web and emerging technology conference, is breaking with convention by placing special emphasis on networking and direct access to some of the industry’s most internationally-recognised names that make up the events speaker line-up. The main conference, being hosted at The Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg on 27 and 28 October 2011. “There are very few opportunities for the tech community in Africa to interact with like-minded people, never mind experts […]
What is the TED Fellows program? The TED Fellows program is an international fellowship program designed to nurture great ideas and help them spread around the world. Each year, organizers of the program select a group of 40 individuals who have shown world-changing potential to participate in either the TED or TEDGlobal Conference. The TED Fellowship provides the Fellows with the opportunity to attended the prestigious TED Conference in either Long Beach, CA […]
The new notification tray was revealed a few months before the iPhone 4S with the launch of iOS 5 at the 2011 WWDC. With the iPhone 4S notifications no longer appear through a pop up box in the middle of the screen, disrupting what you were doing. Instead the notifications appear in a slide down panel that can be accessed from the top of the screen. You can look through your notifications and […]
The market of the maganetic sensor was won by Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM) in 2010, according to IHS iSuppli . The other runner-ups are: Allegro Microsystems: had $264 million in revenue, and was also the foremost supplier of automotive magnetic sensors. Magnetic sensors are found in more than 70 automotive applications, including anti-lock brake systems, electronic steering and throttle control, battery management and automatic transmission systems. Allegro is putting increasing emphasis on higher-value automotive […]
Just before it is to release its highly anticipated iPhone 5, Apple Inc. faces new litigation, this time from a Taiwanese firm. VIA, the world’s largest independent motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, has suied Apple this week for copyright infringement. VIA are claiming that Apple have infringed the copyright on a series of patented microprocessors that are used in the iPod, iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. VIA have issued a complaint with the […]
Galaxy Nexus is the next generation of Nexus devices co-developed by Samsung and Google. Nexus combines innovative hardware with the newest version of Android, 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the latest Google mobile services. Experience this device in this video.