Amazon Knows What You Want Even Before You Do
Products could start making their way to your door before you even order them. Amazon could use your searches, previous orders and, yes, the time your cursor hovers over a listing (creepy) to determine whether to ship something your way. Packages would be waiting at your nearest delivery hub or even on a delivery truck.
Pretty cool. But, then again, kind of creepy.
Intel Hit by Shrinking PC Market
The announcement followed its fourth-quarter earnings report that reinforced previous concerns about the PC market. Intel intends to reprioritize its efforts towards faster growing areas.
Google Announces Contact Lens That’s A Glucose Monitor
China Mobile Finally Has iPhone
Apple has been in negotiations for years with China Mobile. The world has now been conquered.
Xbox 1 Sales Outstrip PS4 in U.S.
By the end of 2013, the latest Playstation console had sold 4.2 million units to Microsoft’s 3 million sum total. However, the PS4 was actually released a little before the latest Xbox. Conversely, the Xbox was released in a total of 13 countries, 11 more that the Playstation.
For the moment, it appears Sony retains its lead in global sales, but that could easily change during course of 2014.
Microsoft Security Essentials: XP Gets 15 Month Reprieve
Coincidentally, leading anti-virus vendors have also announced ongoing support for XP users. Kaspersky, BitDefender and Avira, for example, have pledged to support consumers until 2018, January 2016 and April 2015, respectively. Again, this does not necessarily mean XP will be any less vulnerable.
To quote Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-Test: “Antivirus cannot patch the underlying vulnerability. There’s nothing that AV can do to close those vulnerabilities, it can only limit malware spreading from one machine to another. AV products will lose these battles [with malware makers] on XP sooner or later, XP will be like Swiss cheese“.