• ELECTRONICS
    USB-IF Announces Charger Certification Programme for USB Type-C Devices

    HIGHLIGHTS Certification to be provided if products comply with specifications Issued logo to also carry power capability of product in watts Manufacturers can send their products to organisation for certification There are many USB chargers available on the Internet, but sadly there has been no standard certification that can notify the users if the charger […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Intel Joule, Project Euclid, and Other Major Announcements From IDF Day 1

    HIGHLIGHTS Day 1 of the Intel Developers Forum saw several major announcements Here’s a recap of all the major announcements Intel made The company notably unveiled Project Euclid and Joule Even though Intel’s partnership with Microsoft, its announcement of “merged reality” experiences, and itslicensing agreement with ARM Holdings took the limelight from Day 1 of […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Lenovo Reports Strong PC Sales Amid Tepid Smartphone Demand

    China’s Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s biggest personal computer (PC) maker, said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 64 percent, beating estimates as solid PC sales offset tepid smartphone demand. Beijing-based Lenovo said in a filing that net profit grew to $173 million (roughly Rs. 1,155 crores) for the quarter ended June from $105 […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft Says It’s Close to Solving the Surface Pro 3’s Battery Issue

    HIGHLIGHTS Response from Microsoft came regarding a customer query Users have complained about the shorter than expected battery life Microsoft claimed that issue can be solved via software Last month, Microsoft admitted on its forum that there were some Surface Pro 3 users who were experiencing an issue with the device’s battery life. According to […]

  • COMPUTERS
    CSC-HP Merger Deal Gets Approval From Competition Commission of India

    Competition Commission has approved the proposed merger of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) with Hewlett Packard’s enterprise services segment, a deal that would create one of the world’s leading pure play IT services companies. Both entities have presence in India. Under the deal,announced in May, CSC would merge with Everett Spinco – a wholly-owned subsidiary of […]

  • COMPUTERS
    PC Shipments in India Declined 2.2 Percent in Q2 2016: IDC

    HIGHLIGHTS The Indian PC market is expected to recuperate in due course of time HP led the market with 28.4 percent share Dell stood second with 22.2 percent, followed by Lenovo and Acer PC shipments in India declined 2.2 percent to 2.14 million units in the April-June quarter this year, research firm IDC said today. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    HP Beats Estimates, Weak Printer Demand Weighs on Forecast

    HIGHLIGHTS Q3 revenue from the company’s computer business rose 7.5 percent Notebook volumes increased 12 percent Revenue from its printer business declined 4.6 percent from Q2 HP Inc, the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks. However, HP forecast current-quarter profit below analysts’ […]