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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Verizon Communications said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.

Kaspersky has officially launched KasperskyOS, a secure operating system for network devices, industrial control systems, and the IoT.

AMD is "attacking" its longtime competitor Intel with the launch of Ryzen, its latest PC processors based on the company's Zen chip architecture.

Google's researchers have used a headset removal technology to enhance Mixed Reality, allowing the medium to not only convey a VR user's interaction with the virtual environment but also show their face in a natural fashion.

Toshiba has today unveiled the latest addition in its line-up of BiCS FLASH three-dimensional flash memory with a stacked cell structure, a 64-layer device that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology.

Renown industrial designer Torsten Valeur said in an interview that he had a chance to see the LG G6 recently and praised it as "the ideal fusion of beautiful shape and clever solution and obviously great user experience the essence of what a smartphone is."

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

EU data regulators are concerned about user data processing, after Microsoft failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with changes made to Windows 10 last month.

Google's Cardboard VR ecosystem has a commanding share of shipments and installed base, but Samsung and Sony's successful VR launches in 2016 see them split more than half of VR hardware revenues.

Heading into MWC '17 next week, Intel will showcase new "pieces" of the 5G puzzle, including the 3rd Generation Intel Mobile Trial Platform, the Intel XMM 7560 Modem, as the company continues to seek out partners across the industry to prototype and deliver 5G products.

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company.

Qualcomm has started sampling Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE chipset, its seventh-generation LTE multimode modem and second generation Gigabit LTE solution, which is built on a 10nm FinFET process.

Apple's latest refresh of the iPhone series will include three new models, with one of them having significant hardware and design upgrades such as an AMOLED display, TrendForce predicts.

LG will soon release the LG X400 smartphone with South Korea's three major mobile carriers.

Samsung Electronics will showcase four Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects, delivering experiences via Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Intel's Optane storage-class memory products are not yet available but Intel has confirmed that the PC version of the product will run only on systems based on the 7th-generation Core i7, i5 and i3 CPU.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Google and Microsoft's Bing have voluntarily signed on to an initiative in Britain aimed at "reducing the availability of infringing content accessed through online search."

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inexpensive inkjet printer, raising the possibility of the creation of an ultrathin smart tablet that can be stretched.

SK Telecom will unveil its 360-degree live broadcast platform named '360 Adaptive VR Live Streaming Platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 to be held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 to March 2.

Samsung Electronics announced the commercial readiness of its 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC) - a key component in the production and commercialization of next-generation base station and other radio access products.

LG Display CEO Han Sang-beom has hinted that the firm could start supplying liquid crystal displays to its cross town rival Samsung Electronics from as early as July this year.

LG continues to tease by revailing the features of its next flagship smartphone G6. This time the company talks about the phone's wide-angle cameras both on the front and rear.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Samsung Electronics will unveil its new flagship tablet Galaxy Tab S series running on Microsoft's Windows operating system on February 26, one day prior to opening of the 2017 Mobile World Congress.

Researchers have found a new method to power devices without connecting them to cords, by wirelessly transmitting power to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shipments of virtual reality headsets totaled 300,000 units in China in 2016, making it the world's second-largest market with a 15% share, according to Canalys.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Japan's SoftBank Group is prepared to give up control of Sprint to T-Mobile US to clinch a merger of the two U.S. wireless carriers, according to a Reuters report.

Security researchers have discovered a new type of malware which targets macOS users. The company says that the malware, which it has dubbed Xagent, is capable of stealing passwords, taking screenshots and grabbing iPhone backups stored on the machine.

Xiaomi presented its own vision of how parents can keep an eye on their kid and keep it safe using a smartwatch, and also announced a smart guitar which lets you learn to play in within minutes.

Alphabet said Thursday it was closer to deployment of Project Loon's internet balloons to serve remote regions of the world, although the company will run the program with fewer balloons tham originally expected.

Samsung Group chief, Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Apple has been reportedly testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K.

The latest special edition Seagate Game Drive for Xbox from Seagate is here.

Lenovo Group Ltd on Thursday posted a 67 percent slide in third-quarter net profit, as supply constraints and a weak macroeconomic environment weighed.

ZTE is ready to unveil one of the most forward-looking smartphones at MWC 2017. The company will focus on leading 5G evolution, advancing cloudification, creating the Internet of Everything, and developing state of art devices.

LG will upgrade the UX of the upcoming G6 smartphone with new multitasking, calendar, and camera features that utilize the 18:9 ratio Full Vision display and a new square GUI.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In a possible blow for Google, Huawei Technologies is preparing to enter the competitive world of digital assistants with its own voice-powered service.

Overall GPU shipments didn't change in Q4'16 from last quarter, with Nvidia to increase its market share by 1.5% for Quarter, 1.1% over prior year. AMD delivered an 1.4% improvement while Intel's share decreased 4% over the prior period.

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, as the company continues to inverstigate a mega-breach to its systems and is getting ready to for a revised deal with Verizon.

Technicolor has initiated several patent infringement suits in Germany and France against Samsung Electronics, across a range of Samsung products, including mobile phones and televisions.

Asustek Computer aims to outperform the industry average this year, while expanding its smartphone business.

ADATA has launched the XPG SX950 line of performance segment SSDs, first unveiled at the 2017 International CES show.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix Impact optical gaming mouse along with the ultra-fast AC3100 dual-band Wi-Fi modem router that supports the latest high-speed G.fast DSL standard.

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the No. 1 global smartphone vendor position.

HTC's chief financial officer has hinted on an upcoming device that will combining mobility with VR.

Canon is introducing three new cameras today that will go on sale in April: the $749 entry-level Rebel T7i; the $899 prosumer-focused 77D; and a new $779 mirrorless camera, the M6.

Apple has been reportedly in discussions with China's BOE Technology Group Co. to supply next-generation displays for future iPhones, a key component that's being provided by a Samsung Display.

SK Telecom said Wednesday it successfully developed and demonstrated joint network slicing with its German and Swedish partners, a new means of connectivity based on 5G roaming that creates multiple virtual networks from a single physical network.

Patent owners in MPEG LA's AVC Patent Portfolio License have filed patent enforcement actions in the Germany against Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH and ZTE Deutschland GmbH for infringing patents essential to the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) digital video coding standard used in mobile devices and other products.

Pioneer today introduced Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones, a new line of appcessories for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Rayz and Rayz Plus blend an iOS app with Lightning accessories to deliver new experiences not possible through the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BlackBerry has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nokia, demanding royalties on the Finnish company's mobile network products.

Microsoft has made available Outlook.com Premium, hoping to attract clients with its new email subscription service.

Facebook is launching an app for smart TVs that will help the social network's users enjoy its videos on a bigger screen.

Today Intel Security outlined a unifying approach for the cybersecurity industry that strives to eliminate fragmentation through updated integrated solutions, new cross-industry partnerships and product integrations within the Intel Security Innovation Alliance and Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA).

Toshiba confirmed it expects to book a 712.5 billion yen ($6.3 billion) writedown in its nuclear power business, citing cost overruns at its Westinghouse business. In addition, Shigenori Shiga will step down as chairman of the conglomerate.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Intel today announced the Intel Cyclone 10 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), designed to deliver fast and power-efficient processing to automotive, industrial automation, pro audio visual and vision systems.

Apple has been rumored to bring wireless charging to the iPhone 8, and wthe company has joined the Qi Wireless Power Consortium just in time.

Razer's new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop is now offering an updated CPU, faster memory and a new 4K UHD screen option.

Microsoft just announced a new tool designed to help bring to life the apps and experiences you have created for Microsoft HoloLens.

Verizon Communications Inc. is adding a package that includes unlimited data, marking a reversal of strategy in order to compete in slowing a mobile market.

Panasonic will begin sales of its high image contrast transparent screen that enables the use of glass, such as shop windows, as digital signage on March 22, 2017.

Google is facing an anti-competitive investigation into whether it obstructed Samsung Electronics' development of its own operating system (OS), which could eventually replace the Android OS.

Qualcomm today announced an end-to-end 802.11ax portfolio, which includes the IPQ8074 system-on-chip (SoC) for network infrastructure and QCA6290 solution for client devices.

LG Electronics disclosed that the G6 smartphone coming out late this month will be equipped with Quad DAC to augment its edge in audio sound.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

South Korea's Samsung Display has reportedly received an order by Apple to supply 60 million units of light-emitting diode (OLED) displays for the next-generation iPhones.

South Korea's prosecutor said it would again summon Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee on Monday to question him on suspicion of bribery.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, combining Ford's autonomous vehicle development technology with Argo AI's robotics experience and startup speed on artificial intelligence software.

Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details today on its newest lineup of 4K HDR Ultra HD televisions, the UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, new Sony EXTRA BASS wireless speaker and headphones series.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans to expand its global manufacturing footprint in response to customer demand for its technology portfolio.

Microsoft will refresh Windows 10 user interface later this year with Called 'Project NEON,' which will introduce animations and other elements for visualisations.

Today at an annual meeting for investors, Intel executives discussed the company's strategy, key investments and top priorities for 2017.

Nvidia's quarterly revenue surged more than 50 percent for the second straight quarter, helped by rising demand for its graphics chips datacenter and professional visualization, as well as for Tegra automotive systems.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

From February 12 through February 25, you can pick up the new, slimmer PS4 in either the Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 bundle, or the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 bundle for $249.99.

Google's Chrome now supports WebVR, which brings virtual worlds to web browsers.

Intel today extended the performance capabilities of the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 product family with the addition of a high-performance SKU in the processor family's Advanced SKU stack -- the 24-core Xeon processor E7-8894 v4.

Twitter reported quarterly revenue that fell short of estimates after the social-media company restructured its advertising sales force.

Toshiba has started construction of a new state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, Fab 6, and a new R&D center, the Memory R&D Center, at Yokkaichi Operations in Mie prefecture, Japan, the company's main memory production base.

Panasonic has developed a new technology, electrical control of the near infrared (NIR) light sensitivity of the same pixel in an organic CMOS image sensor.

Japan Display Inc (JDI) has developed a transparent display with a very high transmittance of 80%, which could be used to AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) applications.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Intel today announced plans to invest more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42, which the company describes as the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world.

CORSAIR is teasing with ONE, a fully-assembled gaming PC.

Android Wear 2.0 is finally here in the LG Watch Sport, the LG Watch Style, and Verizon's first smartwatch, the Wear24

Samsung and TSMC presented their work on 7nm SRAMs process technology at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

Apple has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon.com's Fire TV unit, as a vice president in charge of Apple TV product marketing.

The artificial intelligence (AI) voice-powered digital assistant for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone will support mor than seven different languages, including Korean, English, and Chinese.

MediaTek's newest Helio P25 mobile chipset combines the power of 16nm Octa-core processing with MediaTek Imagiq and dual camera features.

Toshiba today announced its first MN Series HDDs, bridging the value gap between top-end enterprise capacity HDDs and entry-level desktop HDDs, while still delivering 7,200RPM rotational latency performance.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

HGST introduced the first NVMe-compliant PCIe SSDs from their SanDisk brand. The Skyhawk PCIe SSDs are optimized to give a balance of fast and consistent performance, cost-effect storage to address unstructured data center workloads for cloud environments.

Rambus is making available its High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Gen2 PHY developed for GLOBALFOUNDRIES FX-14TM ASIC Platform.

YouTube is ready to offer mobile live streaming to anyone with over 10,000 subscribers, with "the rest of you will have it soon."

Twitter is trying to stop the creation of new abusive accounts, bring forward safer search results, and collapse potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

ZTE is updating the Axon 7 to Android Nougat today, and with it comes Google Daydream compatibility.

Casio's new XJ-L8300HN lamp-free projector is featuring native 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and brightness of 5,000 lumens.

Epson today announced the latest Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors. The Pro L-Series come in five new models ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 lumens of color brightness and white brightness plus WUXGA and SXGA+ resolution.

Sony is expanding its line of 3LCD portable projectors with seven new E-series models, 4300lm to 3100lm with a choice of XGA and WXGA resolutions for the education and corporate markets.

Sony has developed the industry's first 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM for smartphones, a device that offers high-speed data readout with minimum distortion in still images, and also enables super slow motion movie shooting.

If you purchased a new computer with an internal optical disc drive, and you are a resident of specific U.S. states, you may be eligible for benefits from settlements reached in antitrust litigation currently pending in federal court.

Intel provided a detailed look at its lower cost alternative to 2.5D packaging in a paper on its Stratix X FPGA, while AMD showed its Zen x86 processor sports a 10 percent smaller die than Intel's latest 14nm CPUs.

Lenovo today announced a new patent-pending Low Temperature Solder (LTS) process developed to improve PC manufacturing by conserving energy and increasing reliability.

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are met on the battleground for high-end display panels with their flagship QLED and OLED panels, respectively.

SK hynix Inc. said Tuesday it has submitted a non-binding bid to acquire a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business, adding itself to a long list of bidders that reportedly includes Foxconn, Micron and Western Digital .

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