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Nvidia GPUs Could Return To Apple Macs
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Dalian Wanda and Sony Enters Team Up in China Movie Business
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Monday, September 26, 2016
Berlin-based company HERE will introduce new traffic services this week that offers drivers live road conditions bsed on data gathered by competing automakers.
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed and is ready to produce a 12.3-inch curved liquid crystal display for automotive applications.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Snapchat on Friday announced t would now be called Snap, and also introduced Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with cameras on each side that record 10 second videos for upload to its app, Snapchat.
Nvidia is seeking to hire software engineers for Macs, indicateing that its chips could power Apple's computers in the near future.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lenovo today announced a collaboration with Intel, PayPal and Synaptics to bring secure online payments to the personal computer with just the touch of a finger.
The latest batch of takeover rumors for Twitter include the interest of several technology companies, including Google, and Verizon.
Dalian Wanda Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group today announced that they will enter into a strategic alliance that will include equity co-financing in some cases, comprising a number of Sony Pictures’ upcoming releases in China.
Apple is developing an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to a Bloomberg report.
Samsung Display and LG Display are planning to use the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology on the flexible OLED thin-film encapsulation process, in order to increase the durability of the new advanced displays.
TSMC outlined plans to develop future chips using advanced processes and 3D packaging techniques, tailored for different markets.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The total worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 30 million units in the second quarter of 2016 (2Q16), up 4.9% year over year and 4.6% quarter over quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
A recent investigation by Yahoo has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor.
Dell today announced a redesigned mobile thin client portfolio for those who need to be on the move, but also require data to be protected against advanced persistent threats.
Tesla has released a big software overhaul mainly for the Autopilot software of its cards, although the new software brings some new features.
The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition will be available to purchase in the Windows Store on November 1.
Google's Youtube is launching YouTube Creators, a new initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices of role models who are tackling difficult social issues with their channels. Seperately, Facebook's Online Civil Courage Initiative transitions from a pilot phase to offer advertising credits to groups that counteract extremist messaging.
Amazon customers in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and across Europe can now shop for over 30,000 handcrafted items.
MediaTek plans to roll out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment, Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) reports.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Wi-Fi Alliance has released the Coexistence Test Plan, a series of tests aimed at LTE-U vendors and operators designed to ensure their LTE-U devices and network deployments coexist with Wi-Fi, as both share the same frequencies.
Apple was reported to have approached British Formula One team owner McLaren Technology Group for a strategic investment, but McLaren CEO denied it.
Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, fuelling thoughts that the company could continue the Ara modular smartphone production concept, which Google recenty abandoned.
Lexar announced at Photokina 2016 the Lexar JumpDrive C20c USB Type-C flash drive (USB-C) and JumpDrive C20m micro-USB flash drives; a new 256GB capacity Lexar High-Performance 633x microSDXC UHS-I (U3) memory card; the the Lexar C1 microSD Reader and the Lexar M1 microSD Reader.
Google has made available Google Allo, a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS designed to keep users from straying outside the app to search for things on the internet, Allo is the first Google product to feature its AI "assistant."
Samsung Electronics today unveiled the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO, two new V-NAND based, M.2 form factor SSDs based on Samsung's new Polaris controller.
Apple today announced that macOS Sierra, the latest release of the desktop operating system, is now available as a free update.
According to a new report by IHS, Apple’s component costs for the iPhone 7 have risen compared to the previous iPhone, although Apple is still making a tidy margin higher than the industry average.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
ARM launched the ARM Cortex-R52 processor on Tuesday for driverless cars, seeking to secure its place at the heart of the burgeoning industry.
Select Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards, systems and laptops are now bundled with a full game download of Gears of War 4.
The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, which include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road.
Microsoft unveiled its latest Nokia 216 feature phone, at basic device that will be available in India next month for around $37.
HTC today unveiled two smartphones - the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle - as part of the company's affordable line.
Western Digital, the owner of Sandisk, today unveiled its SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype at Photokina, the trade fair for photo and video professionals.
Google has sent invitations for an event in San Francisco on Oct. 4 where the web company is expected to introduce new smartphones and home-automation hardware, along with product upgrades.
Toshiba has expanded its family of 24nm flash single-level cell (SLC) memory with a new device that offers a capacity of 16Gbits (Gb) in an industry-standard 48-pin TSOP package.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Google unveiled Google Trip, a new smartphone app that helps users plan and organize their trips, extending the tech giant’s entrance into the online travel market.
Twitter will no longer factor certain add-ons including pictures into a message's 140-character limit, as the company istrying to make its service more appealing.
In response to interest from professional photographers, FUJIFILM announced the development of the new medium format FUJIFILM GFX mirrorless digital camera system that promises to deliver "unmatched and exceptional image quality."
Nikon is adding two new action cameras to the KeyMission lineup: the 4K UHD-capable KeyMission 170 which offers a 170 degree field-of-view, and the KeyMission 80, a small 1080p-capable wearable/lifestyle camera with an 80° field-of-view.
Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL8, an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16MP sensor and in-body image stabilization. The company also announced the development of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, a compact system camera with performance capabilities that is claimed to surpass pro-level DSLRs.
Today, GoPro is unveiling its new products and services that simplify the process of capturing, editing and sharing content -- the announced the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session 4K cameras, along with the GoPro Karma, a compact and foldable drone that fits inside of a backpack.
Sony has announced at Photokina its top-end full-frame Alpha-mount camera, the a99 II.
A supplier to Samsung Electronics said on Monday that its battery does not appear to have caused a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to ignite in China, after Chinese media reported one of the handsets caught fire.
Panasonic has developed the LUMIX GH5, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera that is capable of recording 4K 60p/50p, and also extracts approx.18-megapixel still images from ultra-high-quality video with approx. 9 times the pixel count of Full-HD.
Samsung Electronics has narrowed its market share gap with the industry leader Intel to 3.4 percentage points, mainly due to strong NAND flash memory chip sales.
Samsung has begun replacing the Galaxy Note7 due to battery issues and in order to identify if you have a new device and use it with confidence, the company has introduced a Green battery icon that has been included in three specific software changes.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Samsung Electronics announced on Sunday that it has sold stakes in Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding NV, Seagate Technology Plc, Rambus Inc. and Sharp Corp.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, a Chiba University venture, flies smartphone-equipped drones using the Long-Term Evolution network (LTE). The drones are controlled from NTT DoCoMo base stations in Japan from 60km away.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Tesla announced Thursday that it will build a lithium ion battery storage system at a California utility substation that will have the largest output of any existing storage facility.
The Associated Press, Gannett Co. and Vice Media LLC sued the FBI on Friday to learn who the government paid and how much it spent to hack into an iPhone in its investigation into last year's San Bernardino, California, massacre.
If your main concern with a phone is battery life, the new LG X Power smarphone could be up your alley, available soon at Boost Mobile and Sprint for $150.
Intel today raised its forecast for third-quarter sales, citing a recovery in the computer market.
Logitech has acquired Saitek brand and the Saitek line of flight, farm and space simulation game controllers.
An Apple Inc iTunes unit in Japan was ordered to pay some 12 billion yen ($118 million) in tax by local authorities after underreporting income.
Apple's new iPhones go on sale today and the first device teardowns show that Intel's chips are inside some models, replacing Qualcomm's offerings, among other interesting observations.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today confirmed that Samsung Electronics will recall Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards.
A year after the launch of the Apple Watch established a new benchmark for the worldwide smartwatch market, new smartwatch shipments are expected to see only modest growth for the rest of 2016 due to late-in-the-year and iterative product releases.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans for a 7nm FinFET process that can deliver chips with up to 30% more performance or 60% less power consumption than its current 14nm node.
The new service, which will replace the existing "Pandora One" service, will allow users to listen to music offline.
Amazon today announced "Amazon Wind Farm Texas," a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually.
Microsoft has initiated a battery life war with Chrome and Opera earlier this year, and Google finally responded last week. Now it;s time for Microsoft to fight back.
LG Electronics introduces in the U.S. its flagship model in the OLED TV category – the 77-inch class LG SIGNATURE OLED TV.
Business leaders of PC vendors face a stark choice and must decide between overhauling their businesses or leaving the PC market by 2020, according to Gartner.
Sony held its annual press briefing at CEDIA Expo today and its UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player shipping this next spring, the TVPL-VW675ES 4K Home Cinema projector and four new audio-video receivers .

Today, Dell announced new XPS and Inspiron laptops powered by Windows 10 and featuring InfinityEdge screens, vibrant graphics in lightweight designs.
Apple and Google have been indulging in unfair practices to gain competitive advantage over other developers to sell mobile apps on their mobile platforms,Nikkei said, citing a report by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The Canon EOS M5 takes the company's mirrorless line a step forward with a 24.2MP CMOS sensor using Dual Pixel technology, a DIGIC 7 image processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
LG's wireless Bluetooth headset portfolio has been expended with the release of the LG FORCE, which is available today exclusively at AT&T.
Twitter launched a new video streaming application for Apple Inc and Inc TV platforms, as well as Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console as it brings its video content to the forefront.
Google launches a limited-time 'bug chain' contest to root out security vulnerabilities in the Android OS, and will pay up to $200,000 for an Android "bug chain," one or more successful exploits of previously unknown vulnerabilities.
Amazon's Alexa, Echo, and the all-new Echo Dot are now available in the UK and Germany.
Uber is launching its first self-driving car in Pittsburgh, and some residents have the choice of going about their day in an Uber that drives itself.
HTC will add two new models to the Desire series of smartphones, the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle, in a product event on September 20.
CyberLink today launched the latest version of its photo editing and design software, PhotoDirector.
Facebook and Twitter Inc have joined a network of over 30 news and technology companies that work together to raise awareness and standards around the use of newsworthy information and eyewitness media sourced from the social web.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
CyberLink today launched the latest versions of its Director Series video editing software featuring the PowerDirector 15, ColorDirector 5, AudioDirector 7 and ActionDirector 2.
Apple is facing an embarrassing technical glitch after some customers reported difficulties updating their iPhone operating system to the latest iOS 10 software, which became available Tuesday.
To prepare for the launches of both the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games on Nov. 18, fans will be able to purchase a New Nintendo 3DS XL system inspired by the games starting on Oct. 28 at the suggested retail price of $199.99.
T-Mobile US and Sprint have received almost four times as many orders for Apple’s iPhone 7 than previous iPhone models, a sign the device may be well received and the carriers’ new unlimited data plans may be gaining popularity.
Toshiba os launching the OCZ VX500 SATA solid state drive (SSD) series, a mid-range SSD designed to replace the aging OCZ Vector 180.
ReCore, the first Xbox Play Anywhere game, is available starting now on Xbox One and Windows 10 in North America, Latin America and most Asian countries.
Sony is expanding its presence in the Pico Projector market with the MP-CL1A Mobile Projector.
With the recall program for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to run in full progress, the South Korean giant plans to issue a software update that will prevent the phones from overheating by limiting battery recharges to 60 percent.
Pandora Media Inc. acquired licenses to music from three of the world’s largest rights holders -- Merlin Network, Sony Music and Universal Music Group -- in a move that could help the biggest online radio service challenge providers including Spotify and Apple Music, with new services.
Japanese chip vendor Renesas Electronics has agreed to buy analog and power management IC company Intersil Corp. for about 321.9 billion yen (about $3.2 billion).
Fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) could grow rapidly in the wake of Globalfoundries’ plans for a 12nm process, and paplications processors and modems could adopt advanced 12nm FD-SOI as an alternative to 10nm and potentially 7nm FinFETs.
Sony.'s video game division is readying games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month.
Nvidia showed off on Monday a smaller and more efficient artificial intelligence computer for self-driving cars, along with new the Tesla P4 and P40 processors for servers and supercomputers, respectively.

The new Xbox One S is slick and the base model is white, although ome of the newly announced bundles add color to the console. The new Gears of War 4 console is a bloody maroon, for instance.
The next major system software update for PS4, version 4.00 (codenamed Shingen), will be available tomorrow. This update brings a refreshed system UI, Folder organization, updates to the Quick Menu and Share Menu, Library improvements, and more.
Facebook is trying to capitalize on the success of Messenger -- the app boasts a a billion users -- by adding to the app new capabilities that will make it possible to pay for goods and services.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Jeff Bezos on Monday unveiled a reusable rocket expected to compete against Elon Musk’s SpaceX and other companies for commercial satellite launches.
Security researchers at Sophos have discovered a new way that cybercriminals are distributing malware that makes money by "borrowing”"your computer to mine cryptocurrency.
LinkedIn has launched in India a "Lite" version of its website for mobile browsing.
BLU Products introduces the BLU Vivo 5R, the "refreshed" version of the Vivo 5 launched in January.
HTC and Micro-Star International (MSI) team up to demonstrate their efforts in virtual reality development at the upcoming 2016 Tokyo Game Show.
Samsung Electronics said Monday it approved the sale of its printer business unit to HP Inc.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car company is making major improvements to the Autopilot system used by its vehicles, which will reduce the number of crashes in which they are involved.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Samsung Electronics dominated the global solid state drive (SSD) market with a more than 37 percent share in Q1, three times as large as its main Intel.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Chipmakers plan to greatly expand capacity in China, with total investment expected to reach $50 billion in the next five years, according to a Nikkei survey.

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