Intel unveils ultra small form factor PC

Published : 12:37 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  400 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Global chip giant Intel on Wednesday introduced to the local market its newest product, the Next Unit of Computing (NUC), an ultra small form factor PC. The NUC is a 4×4 inches PC that weights less than 500g. While majority are used to having PCs that weighs at least five kilograms, the NUC has a smaller footprint than a wireless model, providing the advantage of mobility. Since Intel’s newest product range brings the latest technology in just a small package, the NUC can serve as home theater PC, media server, gaming machine or even as personal cloud storage. The device is equipped with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allowing processor cores to safely... 


Atom launches flagship showroom in Dubai

Published : 12:36 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  432 views  |  

Known for exquisite design and workmanship coupled with compelling pricing and value for money, Atom opened its operations in Dubai with a state-of-the-art showroom on the renowned Jumeirah Beach Road on 28 May 2014. Atom’s first stand-alone showroom in the United Arab Emirates marks the first time a Sri Lankan audio visual company has ever been launched in the Middle East. The opening was a culmination of a journey that started eight years ago which took Atom from Sri Lanka to Korea, China, Bahrain and now Dubai. Dubai further marked the launch of the brand new Atom Platinum Range, which is due to be launched in Sri Lanka in June 2014. The range includes Atom’s new 65 inch, 55 inch and 49... 


With sights on Apple, China smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils first tablet

Published : 12:35 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  291 views  |  

BEIJING (Reuters): Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled last week its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to directly challenge established rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. The Mi Pad, which comes in six colours, will have a 7.9 inch screen, the same size as an iPad Mini. Like other tablets, it comes equipped with wireless internet, front and back cameras and a built-in memory capacity of 16 gigabytes or 64 gigabytes. But it is priced cheaper than comparable iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab models at 1,499 yuan (142 pound)) for the smaller version. “We wanted the hardware to come close to, or even surpass Apple’s iPad,” Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun said at... 


DMS Electronics wins Plantronics Growth Partner Award

Published : 12:34 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  293 views  |  

DMS Electronics (DMSE) – Sri Lanka’s longstanding partner for Plantronics – walked away with the ‘Highest Growth Partner’ award for India and the Middle East at the annual Plantronics Regional Partner Awards event held recently in Chennai. The award acknowledges partners that have showcased the most significant sales growth in the region during the previous year. The presentation was made by Plantronics Inc. Director, President & CEO Ken Kannappan and accepted by DMSE Group Manager for Unified Communication Solutions Ricardo Senathirajah. Commenting on this achievement, DMS Electronics Managing Director Lal Chandranath said: “We are extremely honoured to have received this award.... 


Acer launches cloud computing drive in shift from PC reliance

Published : 12:34 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  348 views  |  

Taiwan’s Acer Inc has detailed its long-touted push into cloud computing, as the struggling computer maker responds to a shrinking PC market by pitting itself against cloud leaders Amazon.com Inc AMZN.O and Google Inc. The world’s fourth-biggest producer of personal computers (PC) aims to start making software and offering online computing services under the heading Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC). Acer announced BYOC with few details at the end of 2013 when the company booked a third straight loss after the global PC market shrank 10 percent. PCs have been losing out to tablet computers and sidestepped by the cloud, where users store files remotely and run applications over the internet. “The... 


Aequitas selects MillenniumIT technology to power Canada’s newest exchange

Published : 12:54 am  June 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  435 views  |  

Suite of MillenniumIT products selected to power new exchange Further strengthens MillenniumIT’s position in Canada MillenniumIT provides trading and clearing technology to over 40 capital markets organisations around the world MillenniumIT, London Stock Exchange Group’s technology solutions provider, yesterday announced it has been selected by Canadian-based Aequitas Innovations Inc., (Aequitas) to provide a suite of capital markets technology products. Millennium Exchange, Millennium SOR and Millennium MarketData are among the products chosen by Aequitas for its new marketplace in Canada. MillenniumIT has developed an integrated solution, tailored to the specific needs of the Aequitas... 


Dr. Vickum Senanayake takes over as Group CEO of Just in Time

Published : 12:52 am  June 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  540 views  |  

Just In Time Group, a 100% Sri Lankan-owned and a flagship ICT systems integration and services provider, has announced the appointment of Dr. Vickum Senanayake as  its Group Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 May, as part of the Group’s restructuring, consolidation and growth strategy. Prior to assuming office at JIT, Dr. Senanayake functioned as the General Manager, Sales & Marketing at the blue-chip subsidiary Aitken Spence Technologies, a Gold Level Partner of the Oracle Partner Network (OPN). He was instrumental in the establishment of the company operations and was part of the core management team, driving business development, revenue strategy and operational direction... 


Google takes steps to comply with EU’s “right to be forgotten” ruling

Published : 12:51 am  June 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  233 views  |  

Reuters: Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative information. The balance between privacy and the freedom of information has been a hot topic in Europe, whose citizens enjoy some of the world’s strictest data protection laws, especially after last year’s revelations about the extensive global surveillance programs run by the United States. Google, which processes more than 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, said on Thursday that it had made available a webform through which people... 


Dialog Television adds 7 premium channels to line-up

Published : 12:50 am  June 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  377 views  |  

Dialog Television, Sri Lanka’s leading Direct-to-Home Digital Satellite TV has revamped its channel line-up bringing further value to its viewers for no additional cost. Dialog Television has added seven brand new channels to its line-up and reintroduced two more, giving customers more of the very best in local and international entertainment. Beefing up the home theatre experience is ‘Sundance’ – a dedicated channel for feature films and original programs, and then ‘Universal’ which beams popular sitcoms, documentaries and catch-up movies. Channel ‘E!’ – the ever-popular network for celebrity gossip and red carpet events will keep you up to date of the goings on in tinsel town,... 


China State media calls for ‘severe punishment’ for Google, Apple, US tech firms

Published : 12:01 am  June 5, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

Reuters: Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other U.S. technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing “to punish severely the pawns” of the U.S. government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. U.S. companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People’s Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily. It is not clear what sparked this latest round of vitriol, nor what information the U.S. firms are alleged to have stolen. But Chinese media have repeatedly attacked American tech companies for aiding the... 


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