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Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung to use green battery icon on new Note7 phones, instead of the white icon used on old faulty devices, to differentiate safe units   —  New Galaxy Note 7s will have different colored battery indicators to differentiate from the original faulty phones, but questions remain whether it will quell safety concerns.
Sep 15, 2016, 9:05 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Microsoft may discontinue Band fitness device, will focus instead on its cross-platform Health service   —  Microsoft's Band 2 fitness device looks to be at the end of its run.  The cross-platform Microsoft Health service is where Microsoft is focusing its efforts.
Sep 13, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
Nvidia debuts new AI-focused processors for data centers based on its Pascal design, says the new chips have 4x speed, 3x efficiency of previous models   —  Nvidia has launched a pair of GPUs that the chip giant claims are four times faster than last year's offering.
Sep 13, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it will cap Note7 charging at 60% in OTA update, starting Sept. 20 in S. Korea, is in talks with telcos from 9 other countries for similar rollouts   —  Samsung will limit the battery charging cap for Galaxy Note 7 users to 60 percent through a Over-the-Air (OTA) software upgrade on September 20 following more explosions.
Sep 13, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Microsoft to host hardware event in late October to announce Surface all-in-one PC codenamed “Cardinal”; updated Surface Book, Pro expected next year   —  Microsoft's late October Fall hardware launch this year may be as much about its partners' Windows 10 devices …
Sep 8, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
Oracle acquires cloud-based warehouse management company LogFire to boost its Supply Chain Management division   —  As Oracle looks to take on SAP, it has acquired LogFire to boost its SCM division.  —  Oracle announced Tuesday it's acquiring LogFire, an Atlanta, Ga.-based company …
Sep 7, 2016, 9:45 AMIn context
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IDC: Fitbit leads wearables as Apple Watch shipments drop 58% YoY; basic wearable devices like simple fitness bands rise 48% YoY; smart wearables down 27.2% YoY   —  According to new data from IDC, Apple Watch shipments plunged nearly 58 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
Sep 6, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Google fixes final two “Quadrooter” Android flaws, which were rated as “critical”, a month after their disclosure   —  The outstanding flaws were fixed a month after the initial disclosure.  —  What took Google a month to fix took others just a couple of weeks.
Sep 6, 2016, 2:26 PMIn context
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Qualcomm, AT&T to test drones' capabilities on 4G LTE networks using Qualcomm's Snapdragon Flight development platform   —  Qualcomm said its researchers will team up with AT&T to test how unmanned aircraft systems can utilize cellular networks for processing, navigation and flying beyond line of sight.
Sep 6, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Acer launches ultra-slim Windows 10 notebooks, a notebook with 21" curved screen, and R 13 Chromebook, a 13" convertible with 1920x1080 display starting at $400   —  Acer has launched the new Chromebook R 13 and the Windows 10-powered Swift and Spin notebooks with Intel's new seventh-generation processors.
Aug 31, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context

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