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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona following a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.

Apple will reimburse customers who paid full price for iPhone battery replacements.

Qualcomm plans to unveil a dedicated chip to power standalone virtual-reality and augmented-reality headsets at next week's Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Acer's 2018 next@acer global press conference was held today in New York and unveiled the company's latest product lineup, which includes new powerful cjromebooks including a 15-inch convertible one, gaming desktops and notebooks.

Google and LG have developed the world's highest resolution display in bid to make VR more life like. Announced at Display Week 2018 this week, "the world's highest resolution display" is a 18 megapixel, 1443 ppi) OLED on glass display panel.

IBM Researchers have introduced the IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, a new technology that brings innovations in AI and optical imaging together to help prove the identity and authenticity of objects.

Facebook is introducing a new way for people in the US to use Marketplace to find the right professional for the job, starting with home services.

Samsung Display is showcasing a wide range of display products at this year's SID 2018 event, including an unbreakable steering wheel display, a glasses-free 3D instrument panel for automobiles, a water-resistant multi-pressure sensor for smartphones and a 65-inch 8K TV panel based on QD glass.

The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd has devised a new protocol for quantum key distribution (QKD) that will extend its range to over 500 km of standard telecom fibre.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has started mass production of next-generation processors for new iPhones launching later this year, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Electronics unveiled plans to bring to mass production in 2021 the architectural successor to FinFETS, gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, at the 3nm node.

HTC's newest flagship, the HTC U12+, has been officially announced, coming with a 6-inch Quad HD+ (2880 x 1440) Super LCD 6 display and pressure-sensing buttons.

Acer will reportedly unveil its first line of Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS on Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SpaceX successfully launched five Iridium NEXT satellites and two GRACE-FO satellites on Tuesday, May 22 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left European Union lawmakers fuming over unanswered questions at the end of a hearing that began with an apology for the company's recent privacy woes.

Arm today provided more details about the Project Trillium machine learning IPs and specifically the "machine learning processor" or MLP, at a press event in Austin, Texas.

Plextor has launched the latest generation of the SSD toolbox, the Plextool NVMe Edition, which is designed for Plextor NVMe SSDs.

The NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories will hold the Open House 2018 exhibition on May 24 in Japan and among the interesting products there will an 8K / 240Hz, 88-inch sheet-type 8K OLED, along with a bendable iOLED.

Redbox is launching 4K Ultra HD rentals in six test markets. Rental pricing is just $2.50 per night.

Samsung Research, the R&D hub of Samsung Electronics' SET (end-products) Business, today announced plans to establish three artificial intelligence (AI) Centers in Cambridge, the U.K. (May 22nd), Toronto, Canada (May 24th) and Moscow, Russia (May 29th) to strengthen the company's AI capabilities.

MediaTek today announced the launch of the 12nm Helio P22, the latest addition to the Helio family of chips for the mid-market. The new chipset brings AI applications, dual-camera support, and better connectivity to smartphones.

Intel is obviously cllose to the release of the an 8-core/16-thread processor on its mainstream platform, since entries in the SiSoftware benchmark database already reveal a 2.6GHz processor with 16MB L3 cache.

Razer today announced its all-new Razer Blade 15.6-inch gaming laptop featuring Intel's latest processor. The company also unveiled the Razer Core X, a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) external graphics enclosure for gaming-grade performance at a new value price.

New Sony CEO Yoshida today laid out the company's direction at a corporate strategy meeting in Tokyo following the announcement of its $2 billion acquisition of a larger stake in EMI Music Publishing.

A Google developer has discovered a new way that a 'Spectre'-style check can be used to attack any computer running any operating system, but the researchers describe the risks as low.

Micron Technology, Inc. and Intel today announced production and shipment of the first 4bits/cell 3D NAND technology, which leverages a 64-layer structure to achieve 1 terabit (Tb) density per die.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is available in the U.S. today. Starting at 1,199.99, each HUAWEI MateBook X Pro also includes one-year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal and the HUAWEI MateDock 2.

Acer plans to roll out Alexa across its PC portfolio and several of the company's Windows 10 notebook lines, including the Acer Spin 3 and Acer Spin 5 lines, are the first to offer Alexa pre-installed.

Nvidia has launched the 3GB GTX 1050, a new graphics card that shares elements from the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.

LG Electronics today announced the 2018 LG Q7, the newest Q series mid-range smartphone from LG that offers features typically found in more expensive flagship smartphones. LG will start shipments to key markets in Europe early next month, followed by countries in the Americas and Asia.

Qualcomm and Facebook today announced they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook's Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology.

A European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live.

Samsung has confirmed that its flagship Galaxy Note 9 would have Bixby 2.0, the new version of company's Airtificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistant.

Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines Inc., a Berkeley, California-based company that has developed a new approach to building conversational AI.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Acer's Predator X27 4K monitor is available for pre-order and is the first to support 4K, HDR, and G-Sync.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was inverstigating reports that a website flaw could have allowed the location of mobile phone customers.

Hisense has announced a new 80-inch laser TV that costs just 19,999 yuan, or about $3,140 -- much less than the company's previous $9,999, 100-inch model.

Kaspersky Lab's experts claim that a malware dubbed 'Roaming Mantis' uses compromised routers to infect Android-based smartphones and tablets, redirect iOS devices to a phishing site, and runs a cryptomining script on desktops and laptops.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' game lands on Oct. 12, 2018 - and it changes everything you thought you knew about the legendary game.

Enmotus FuzeDrive, a smart storage-blending software powered by machine learning to make frequently used applications and files first to load, and run on AMD Ryzen systems, seems to really make your PC faster.

The first phase of the Intel and Mobileye 100-car autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet has begun operating in the challenging traffic conditions of Jerusalem.

ZOTAC announced today the the ZBOX CI329 nano, a mini PC powered by an Intel Gemini Lake processor with an integrated Intel UHD Graphics hardware, designed to power everyday tasks.

Toshiba on Thursday conformed previous reports that China regulators have approved the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital.

Verizon and AT&T on Thursday announced that the first holographic phone in the world, the RED Hydrogen One, is going to be available to their subscribers later this year.

As part of Facebook's efforts to prevent the social network from being abused during elections, the company launches a new partnership with the Atlantic Council.

China regulators have reportedly approved Toshiba's plan to sell its chip unit to a Japan-U.S.-South Korean consortium.

Intel has started sampling the Xeon Scalable Processor 6138P, which has an integrated Intel Arria 10 field programmable gate array (FPGA).

Samsung Electronics on Thursday announced in Seoul it will integrate its artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant Bixby with home appliances.

Samsung Electronics lengthened its lead in semiconductor sales over second-ranked Intel in the first quarter, thanks to a continued boom in the memory market, according to market research firm IC Insights.

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) and NHK Media Technology, Inc. (NHK-MT) have added a video playback function to the 17.0-inch Light Field Display, which has been under joint research and development between the two companies, and supports 3D video.

Microsoft is launching the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a new gaming controller designed to enable and empower even more Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers across the globe.

Google's YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon a premium service that will charge more for its original shows.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet the leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of millions of users' data by British consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal 2015 net neutrality rules.

OnePlus 6 has officially launched today in an event in the U.K. and packs power, good camera setup and a design that reminds of the iPhone X.

Intel today announced the OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference & Neural Network Optimization) toolkit, designed to accelerate development of computer vision and deep learning inference applications at the edge.

Toshiba has made availabille its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses solution, which combines a Windows 10 Pro PC with the feature set of industrial-grade smart glasses, starting at $1,900.

HMD GLOBAL has unveiled the long-rumoured Nokia X6, a mid-range smartphone featuring a notch that'll be a China-exclusive for now.

The first Intel processor that will be built on a 10nm manufacturing process has been confirmed as the Core i3-8121U - a 2-core/4-thread Cannon Lake mobile processor.

Microsoft is reportedly planning to release a line of lower-cost Surface tablets later this year, aiming at Apple's iPad.

Samsung Electronics is said to unveil new flagship phones slightly earlier than previous years, possibly due to lower that expected sales of the latest Galaxy S9 series.

In the wake of Nvidia's cancellation of the GeForce Partner Program, AMD is getting a new exclusive brand for its Polaris-based GPUs - meet the MSI MECH.

NEC has been successful in transmission tests that took place over a commercial subsea cable measuring more than 10,000 kilometers using artificial intelligence (AI) and probabilistic shaping at a modulation of 64QAM.

Fujitsu is launching the Fujitsu Quantum-inspired Computing Digital Annealer Cloud Service, a new service designed to quickly solve combinatorial optimization problems.

Samsung Electronics today announced two new color editions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones: Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HTC is making a blockchain phone dubbed "Exodus", a privacy-focused Android device designed to specialize in blockchain as well as decentralized applications.

Twitter is taking another step to reduce the amount of harmful content on its site, expanding the effort beyond users who explicitly break the social network's rules.

Qualcomm will apply the newest Wi-Fi security protections across its portfolio of mobile and networking infrastructure products.

VESA and MIPI today formally announced the VESA Display Compression-M v1.1 (VDC-M) standard, a new display interface compression standard designed for the handheld display market.

Apple's streaming service now has 50 million users through a mix of paid subscriptions and free trials, CEO Tim Cook unveiled Tuesday.

Facebook said it took down 583 million fake profiles in the first three months of the year, and also scrubbed 837 million pieces of spam and acted on 2.5 million instances of hate speech.

Microsoft will ship a next-generation Surface Hub 2 in 2019, boasting a smaller, lighter, more modular design that will encourage workers to share the screen, as well as their notes and files.

Honor is out with a new Android flagship today. The new Honor 10 seems to be your next choice if you can't afford the Hueawei P20 Pro.

Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, reported late on Monday a 14.5 percent decline in first-quarter net profit to T$24.08 billion ($806 million), despite the strong sales of iPhones, which Foxconn assembles.

Samsung Electronics is in talks with several smartphone makers including China's ZTE to supply mobile processor chips, a senior executive said.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. (SMIC), China's top state-backed contract chipmaker, has reportedly ordered a set of extreme-ultraviolet lithography equipment from Dutch ASML.

As part of its Global Transparency Initiative, Kaspersky Lab is adapting its infrastructure to move a number of core processes from Russia to Switzerland.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the fastest smartphones on the market, with download speeds that are up to 42% faster than the closest competitor's newest devices, according to Ookla.

Symantec Corp on Monday said it did not expect an internal accounting probe that it disclosed last week to have a material impact on its past financial statements.

Fujifilm announced a square format analog Instax camera called the Instax Square SQ6. The instant film camera has with a 1:1 aspect ratio and renders photos in a 2.4-inch by 2.4-inch square format.

Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, today announced the Logitech G305 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse, bringing LIGHTSPEED wireless technology and the HERO (High Efficiency Rated Optical) sensor to all gamers.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Today, HP unveiled two lines of premium devices in a variety of form factors armed with long battery life, security, collaboration and entertainment tools.

AMD today announced adoption of its AMD Ryzen PRO processors - including new notebooks and desktops powered by Ryzen PRO processors with built-in Radeon Vega graphics now available from the three largest enterprise PC OEMs.

BIOSTAR is offering a pro-level crypto mining motherboard that supports 8 graphics cards, aiming at those looking to scale their mining rigs.

Users of the PGP encryption could have their email messages exposed thanks to a severe vulnerability, according to researchers in Germany.

Intel has officially released details of the long-rumored Z390 chipset official, and confirmed that the overclocking-friendly 390 motherboards will be based on the same chipset silicon that underpins today's H370, B360, and H310 boards.

Xerox Corp. scapred a $6.1 billion takeover by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and parted ways with its chief executive officer, handing a major victory to activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason.

Sony has developed two new products, the SPRESENCE main and extension boards for IoT applications, equipped with a smart-sensing processor.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

In a surprising move, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that he has asked the Commerce Department to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp "get back into business, fast."

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Boston Dynamics chief executive officer Marc Raibert on Friday said that his company plans to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) on Friday confirmed that it's sending a fully-autonomous miniature test helicopter attached to the belly-pan of its Mars 2020 Rover mission to Mars.

An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, launched on Friday from Florida's Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Motherboard maker GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY today presented its first ever solid state drive (SSD), the UD PRO series SATA Interface SSDs with built-in DDR3 RAM.

Renders of Samsung's Galaxy S8 Lite shared on Weibo showcase the phone's design, while Motorola has been granted a patent that describes a foldable phone, which has the screens on the outside.

Amazon.com Inc. has reportedly stopped buying a Google ads, in a move that hints at Amazon's own ad ambitions.

Microsoft has expanded digital gifting to include PC games and PC downloadable game content (e.g. map packs, skins). Further, all Xbox One games are now eligible for digital gifting.

With the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25th, Google laid out a new privacy policy, detailing how and why Google collects the data that powers its various products.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Nvidia today reported record revenue for the first quarter ended April 29, 2018, of $3.21 billion, up 66 percent from $1.94 billion a year earlier, and up 10 percent from $2.91 billion in the previous quarter.

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA ) has released a new DisplayHDR test tool that allows users to confirm the display parameters set forth in VESA's High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR).

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