Day: March 20, 2014

Intel and Nvidia sign $1.5bn licensing deal

Intel and Nvidia sign $1.5bn licensing deal Intel and Nvidia have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement and ended a long-standing legal dispute between the two companies, Intel said Monday. Under the agreement, Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5bn (around £950m), Intel said in a press release. “This agreement … preserves patent peace and provides protections that allow for continued freedom in product design,” Doug Melamed, Intel’s senior vice president and general counsel, said in a statement. “It also enables the companies to focus their efforts on innovation and the development of new, innovative products.” Under the agreement, both companies get...

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Google shuts off Chrome access to offline Gmail

Google shuts off Chrome access to offline Gmail Google this week told Chrome users to switch to outdated versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer or Mozilla’s Firefox if they want to access Gmail when they’re not connected to the Web. On Tuesday, Gmail dropped offline support for Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), Firefox 4, Safari and Opera. The company had announced Gmail’s offline shut-off two months ago when it said it was shifting the Web mail service’s offline support from Gear, its now-obsolete plug-in, to HTML5. At the time, Google said it would drop Gear from Chrome as of version...

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Elton John wants internet shut down

Elton John wants internet shut down Rocket Man Elton John is wading into waters he doesn’t admit to knowing much about – the internet. As reported in the The Sun newspaper, Sir Elton suggests that the internet is destroying music. “The internet has stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff,” wrote Elton in a bylined story in The Sun. “We’re talking about things that are going to change the world and change the way people listen to music, and that’s not going to happen with people blogging on the internet,” said John, who turns...

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