Archive for January, 2014

Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreemen

This was reported by Associated Press.

Samsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants.

Seoul-based Samsung said Monday that the deal covers patents to be filed over the next 10 years as well as existing patents. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Allen Lo, a deputy general counsel at Google, said in a statement that the deal allows the two to reduce the potential for litigation and to focus on innovation.

Samsung said it also paves the way for deeper collaboration on research and development for Samsung and Google. The two already collaborate on smartphones and televisions.

For the full story,  click here: Samsung and Google


Microsoft Extends XP Malware Updates One Year By Tom Spring

The above headline is from:

Microsoft antimalware support is extended to enterprise XP customers running System Center Endpoint Protection, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection and Windows Intune. XP antimalware support for consumers is extended to users running Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft partners said the move by Microsoft is an acknowledgment that its customers need more time to migrate off of Windows XP. But partners add, extended XP antimalware support offers little security comfort to XP customers after the April shutoff date. According to Net Applications, in December, Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system still runs on 29 percent of PCs.

That is way to go, Microsoft.




CES 2014: Automobiles and Bluetooth.

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has little  for Personal Computer Users. It is all about Automobiles, Bluetooth and Gadgets.If you were hoping to see a really new, cool desktop or laptop computer, too bad. Not thee. Except Toshiba. But they only had a prototype.

But to tell the truth, I didn’t go to Las Vegas. Instead I stayed at home and him reading what other people say went on at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014.
As for the Bluetooth news, I have a piece I placed on another website and you can find it by going to the box above that says Bluetooth News.
Now about the automobile stuff. It dominates the show. No joke. The automobile makers really put on an impressive factual you can find lots of sites that are raving about this by just doing a search on the keywords” CES automotive” and finds several good ones including this one:
CES 2014: Auto roundup

Take a look. Great stuff!

Bluetooth gadgets for 2014.

You already know that Bluetooth is an easy way to add a wireless keyboard or mouse to a laptop or desktop computer. And it is very handy to have a wireless Bluetooth keyboard for your iPhone or Android device.
Wireless Bluetooth headsets have been around for quite a while. And Bluetooth is an easy way to transfer files between devices. But more is coming. Here is a link to a page that talks about very new unusual Bluetooth gadgets you will find available this year. Some are very goofy, and if you look like really promising ideas

See more about this topic here…