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Taiwan’s Quanta Says Examining Option of Manufacturing in India

Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc, the world’s top contract PC manufacturer which makes laptops and assembles watches for Apple Inc, said on Thursday it is considering establishing a manufacturing base in India.”We’re gathering materials for evaluation. We’re looking into it,” Quanta vice-chairman C.C. Leung told reporters, after the company’s annual investor conference. Quanta’s move comes after rival Hon Hai Precision Industry ... Read More »

4 Microsoft Executives to Leave in Top-Level Shake-Up

Four senior Microsoft executives, including Stephen Elop and Mark Penn, will leave the technology company in the biggest organizational shake-up yet under Satya Nadella, its chief executive.In an email sent to Microsoft employees Wednesday morning, Nadella said that three of the departures were related to his decision to organize the company’s engineering efforts into fewer groups. The three executives leaving ... Read More »

Fitbit valued at $4.1bn after raising flotation price

Fitbit is going public amid rising interest and competition in the wearable devices market Wearable tech company Fitbit has garnered a valuation of more than $4bn (£2.5bn) after selling shares in its initial public offering (IPO). Fitbit raised $732m after pricing its shares at $20 each, having increased the size and price range for a second time due to strong ... Read More »

33 must-see PC games revealed at E3 2015

  PCs shine at E3, but in the background Between all the console talk and publishers rushing to reveal their hot new games ahead of the E3 press crunch, the annual “Day Zero” press conferences held by gaming’s biggest publishers before E3’s doors officially open don’t hold quite as much luster as they used to. But don’t let that dissuade ... Read More »

Problems hit US computer system for visas and passports

An unidentified glitch has hit the computer system used for issuing visas and passports at U.S. embassies worldwide, the State Department said Friday. The same system, the Consular Consolidated Database, was hit by a weeklong outage in July last year, but the current problems are not the same, said Julia Straker, a State Department spokeswoman. At that time, a glitchy ... Read More »

Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. The compromised data was held by the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and federal employee ... Read More »

FIFA 16: New and exciting features allows you to ‘Play Beautiful’

  If like me you’ve been glued to this years E3 expo and all it’s incredible new tech, games and pretty much what we will be buying this year and in the run up to Christmas, then you will have been treated to probably the best E3 from Microsoft ever, an excellent conference by Sony, showcasing some absolutely beautiful games ... Read More »

to boycott the game if Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson makes front cover

    FIFA 16 fans are angrily threatening to boycott the 2016 version if Jordan Henderson wins the vote to appear on the front cover. Over the years the FIFA cover has become synonymous with the world’s best footballers, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and even Ronaldinho appearing on the UK version of the release. ... Read More »

Phil Spencer says Microsoft “lost our way with PC gaming”

  Phil Spencer made a fun appearance the PC Gaming Show tonight, where he took a bit of a low-key approach as he discussed Microsoft’s plans for the future of gaming on Windows 10. One of the first things Spencer did was acknowledge that, despite its promises over the years, Microsoft hasn’t always been a great champion of mouse-and-keyboard warriors. ... Read More »

Microsoft Faces Russian Hurdles as Local Software Thrives

  Russian companies are increasingly buying homegrown software to avoid international sanctions, posing a challenge to the likes of Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. in the country’s $3 billion local market. OAO Sberbank’s life insurer in February started an online service running local operating system Rosa-Linux using an open-source PostgreSQL database, skipping alternatives from Microsoft, Oracle and International Business Machines ... Read More »