Xerox invites HP shareholders to dinner – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

US printer maker Xerox Holdings Corp is hosting a dinner for HP Inc shareholders this week as it seeks investor support to overcome the personal computer maker’s resistance to its US$35 billion takeover bid, according to people familiar with the matter. The charm offensive comes after Xerox raised its cash-and-stock Continue Reading

Leaked photos reveal TCL working on prototype smartphone from with a slide-out display

In brief: TCL planned on showing off a prototype smartphone at MWC that extends the main screen using a slide-out display. Unfortunately, MWC 2020 was canceled due to coronavirus fears, but some reportedly leaked photos show what we might be able to expect. As folding phones gain popularity, TCL is Continue Reading

Apple says will not meet revenue guidance for March quarter due to coronavirus impact – Finance- Tempemail

Apple said on Monday that it will not meet its revenue guidance for the March quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak affecting both production and demand in China. The company said that despite the fact that its productions facilities in China have re-opened, they are ramping up slower than expected. Continue Reading

India’s use of facial recognition tech during protests causes stir – Networking – Security – Software- Tempemail

When artist Rachita Taneja heads out to protest in New Delhi, she covers her face with a pollution mask, a hoodie or a scarf to reduce the risk of being identified by police facial recognition software. Police in the Indian capital and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh – both Continue Reading

Someone reportedly uploaded a playable build of StarCraft: Ghost online

In context: There have been a countless number of games that have been labeled “vaporware.” Vaporware is any software that has been announced but never released. The first software to receive this moniker was Microsoft’s ill-fated Xenix Unix OS. A working copy (sort of) of famed vaporware StarCraft: Ghost has Continue Reading

UK to invest £1.2 billion in weather and climate supercomputer – Cloud – Hardware- Tempemail

The British government will invest £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in what it says is the world’s most powerful supercomputer to provide more accurate weather and climate forecasts. The new supercomputer, which will be managed by the country’s Met Office, will be used to help more accurately predict storms, select the Continue Reading

Lisa Nandy: Labour leadership candidate would abolish monarchy- Tempemail

Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy has said she would vote to scrap the monarchy. Ms Nandy said that the issue would not be a priority for Labour under her leadership, but that as a democrat she would not vote to keep the royal family. Left-wing contender Rebecca Long-Bailey said she Continue Reading

How the Economist is testing OOH to drive subscriptions- Tempemail

Joining the list of mainstream news outlets investing in epic takeovers to shout about the value of good journalism, the Economist is testing out the most impactful way its out-of-home (OOH) advertising can give curious passers-by a taste of what membership to its intellectual club really feels like. To underscore Continue Reading

China seeks help of national tech giants to track coronavirus with QR codes – Strategy – Networking – Security- Tempemail

China’s government is enlisting the help of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to expand colour-based systems for tracking individuals affected with the coronavirus nationwide. On Wednesday, Alipay, the payment app operated by Alibaba’s financial division Ant Financial, released a feature in collaboration with the government that assigns Continue Reading

Critical Bug in WordPress Theme Plugin Opens 200,000 Sites to Hackers – Tempemail

A popular WordPress theme plugin with over 200,000 active installations contains a severe but easy-to-exploit software vulnerability that, if left unpatched, could let unauthenticated remote attackers compromise a wide range of websites and blogs. The vulnerable plugin in question is ‘ThemeGrill Demo Importer‘ that comes with free as well as Continue Reading