Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Market researcher IDC estimated that tablet shipments will grow 59 percent this year to 229.3 million units. That's higher than IDC's estimate for notebook shipments this year. Topping that, IDC predicts tablet shipments will surpass the total number of notebook and desktop PC shipments in 2015.
Tablet shipments to surpass all PCs by 2015, IDC says
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
In January of last year, Qualcomm opened the Tricorder X Prize — a global US$10 million competition to develop a functional Star Trek-style Tricorder that can successfully diagnose 15 medical conditions based on health metrics. With such a juicy prize on the line, start-ups and established companies are champing at the bit — and one that looks particularly promising has just taken to Indiegogo to raise further development funds.
Citing a report prepared for the Defense Department by the Defense Science Board, the Washington Post said the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf.
Among the weapons listed in the report were the advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The report did not specify the extent or time of the cyber-thefts or indicate if they involved computer networks of the U.S. government, contractors or subcontractors.
But the espionage would give China knowledge that could be exploited in a conflict, such as the ability to knock out communications and corrupting data, the Post said. It also could speed China's development of its defense technology.
Chinese Hackers Reportedly Compromised U.S. Designs For More Than 2 Dozen Weapons