Toshiba Said to Be Under Pressure to Consider Plan B as Chip Sale Falters

August 19, 2017

As the $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,325 crores) sale of Toshiba’s memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said – including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba’s leadership is sticking to Plan A: selling the world’s second-largest memory chip maker to a Japanese government-backed group that…

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Decision on Western Digital’s Bid to Block Toshiba Memory Unit Sale Postponed

August 19, 2017

A US judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital’s bid to temporarily block Toshiba from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal but proposed requiring Toshiba to give Western Digital two weeks’ notice before closing. Toshiba is scrambling to sell its flash memory unit to cover losses from its nuclear reactor business. In late June, Toshiba announced its preferred bidder was a group made up of Bain Capital, South Korean chip maker…

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Jide Discontinues Remix OS, Moves Focus to Business Customers

August 19, 2017

Jide Technology on Tuesday announced that the company has decided to discontinue its Android-based Remix OS and that it will be “transitioning away” from consumer space. For those who are unaware, Remix OS is essentially a customised form of Android for the desktop form factor that was launched in January last year. In a note from Jide, the company says that it has received a large number of queries from enterprises in various industries in the…

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HP Launches New Pavilion All-in-One PCs With Refreshed Design, Processors

August 19, 2017

HP on Tuesday announced the launch of its two new Pavilion All-in-One PCs with 23.8-inch and 27-inch displays respectively. These two desktop PCs come just in time for the back-to-school spree and pack some of the features that make them suitable for both parents and kids, as per the company. The pricing for the new Pavilion PCs starts from $749.99 (roughly Rs. 48,300). As mentioned earlier, the refreshed Pavilion desktopscome with 23.8-inch and 27-inch…

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Asus Tinker Board Mini Development PC Launched in India: Price, Specifications

August 19, 2017

Taiwanese electronics giant Asus on Wednesday launched Tinker Board in India. The single board computer can help people easily invent an Internet of Things (IoT) device for a connected home or robot project at school at affordable prices. Asus Tinker Board is now available for Rs. 4,750 at pan-India branches of Acro Engineering Company – Asus’s offline partner – headquartered in New Delhi. The Asus Tinker Board is a near credit card-sized single-board…

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USB 3.2 Type-C Specification Announced, Doubles Data Transfer Speeds

August 19, 2017

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has now announced a new USB Type-C specification – USB 3.2. It brings along double the data rates – with up to 20Gbps. However, while the aim of USB Type-C was to end the saga of multiple ports, this new added one defeats that purpose. The specification is expected to be finalised later this year, and we could expect the first devices next year. USB…

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Meg Whitman Leaves HP Board, Chip Bergh Named Chairman

August 19, 2017

Meg Whitman stepped down as chairman and left the board of HP Inc., further distancing her corporate-computing company from the PC and printer businesses it split off in 2015. Whitman, who is chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., has served as chairman of HP Inc. since the two companies were formed in the breakup of one of Silicon Valley’s oldest firms almost two years ago. Chip Bergh, who is CEO of…

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Windows 10 Preview Build Now Lets Link Your Android Phone to Your PC

August 19, 2017

Microsoft at its Build conference, a few months back, talked about PCs and phones working together, and the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for tablets and PCs brings it to life. The company’s latest Build 16251 for “Fast ring” users bring features that enable linking your Android phone to your PC. This is a follow-up to the company’s previous Apple Continuity-like feature for Windows 10. At Build, Microsoft revealed…

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AMD Announces India Prices and Availability of Low-Cost Ryzen 3 CPUs

August 19, 2017

AMD has launched its low-cost Ryzen 3 CPU series, rounding out the mainstream desktop Ryzen lineup for 2017. There are two models, the Ryzen 3 1300X and the Ryzen 3 1200, both of which will be available around the world starting from today. The Ryzen 3 1300X is priced at Rs. 8,899 in India while the Ryzen 3 1200 will cost Rs. 7,599. GST of 18 percent is applicable, which…

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64 GPUs, and Threadripper 1900X Announced

August 19, 2017

AMD has formally announced a return to the enthusiast-class gaming space with new graphics cards based on its next-generation Vega architecture. The new AMD Radeon RX Vega series takes on Nvidia’s higher-end GeForce GTX 10-series cards, targeting gamers who want 4K quality and variable refresh rates. The new cards will be positioned above the existing Radeon RX 500 series. There are two primary models, the Radeon RX Vega 56 and…

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