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Monday, March 19, 2018

Microsoft promises that its next big update to Windows 10 will install in as little as 30 minutes.

BlackBerry and Microsoft are partnering to offer enterprises a solution that integrates BlackBerry's security strengths with Microsoft's cloud and productivity products.

In the coming months, Facebook will be testing a range of new tools for creators.

To help you discover new games, Google has redesigned the Google Play Games app, allowing Android users to try apps without a complete download.

An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.

At GDC 2018 on Monday, Microsoft introduced a new "DirectX Raytracing" (DXR) feature for Windows 10's DirectX 12 graphics API, a rendering technique that makes computer-generated imagery in movies appear lifelike.

Nimbus Data today announced the ExaDrive DC100, the largest capacity (100 terabytes) solid state drive (SSD) ever produced.

Claiming performance advantages over CPUs and GPUs for applications related to Big Data and artificial intelligence, Xilinx will begin rolling out a new type of multicore chip next year that emphasize compute capability and with both software- and hardware-level programmability.

Rambus is collaborating with IBM to research hybrid memory systems and will develop a flexible prototype hybrid memory platform using the OpenCAPI interface to demonstrate performance of multiple memory types in real-world server applications.

Researcher sat IBM have developed a the world's smallest computer - an edge device architecture and computing platform that is smaller than a grain of salt will cost less than ten cents to manufacture and can monitor, analyze, communicate, and even act on data.

Toshiba has enhanced its portfolio of solid-state drives (SSDs) for the data center with a new, 3D flash memory-based lineup of PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs in multiple form factors.

HTC Vive today announced that the HTC Vive Pro Head Mounted Display (HMD) will be available for $799 with global pre-orders starting now. The company also announced a $100 price reduction for the current Vive full kit, bringing it down to $499 across the globe.

Samsung has ranked 26th in a global company reputation survey, with LG Electronics to follow and Apple to take the 58th in the aftermath of "battery gate."

LG Electronics is trying to expand the webOS global footprint by developing an open source version of its platform, webOS Open Source Edition, now available to the public.

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, is adding higher frequency memory modules to the HyperX FURY DDR4 DIMM and HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM product lines.

Retailers including Target Corp, Walmart Inc, Home Depot Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp and Ulta Beauty Inc. will soon pay Google for each product purchase made through Google Search, Google Express and Google Assistant on mobile phones and voice devices.

Apple is reportedly looking at Micro-LED technology for its future screens and is already designing and producing its own device displays for the first time.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

LG Display has developed a new lineup of lighting products and technology equipped sound emitting CSO Light (Crystal Sound OLED Light) panels.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Facebook on Friday said it was suspending political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, which worked for US President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.

Facebook's Oculus Go, the company's standalone headset, could finally be official announced on the stage of Facebook's F8 conference May 1st.

Qualcomm announced that Dr. Paul Jacobs will not be re-nominated to the Qualcomm board of directors at Qualcomm's Annual Meeting of Stockholders on March 23, 2018, after he disclosed his intention to pursue a long-shot acquisition of the firm.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Samsung' new, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones are now available for purchase at U.S. wireless network providers and retail stores.

Boeing is working with Samsung Electronics to incorporate high-speed mobile technology and information systems into its latest airplanes, a Boeing official said on Friday.

Samsung Electronics' flagship models, the Galaxy S9 series, is said to use - for the first time - optical parts made by Chinese Sunny Optical.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Facebook Lite, a stripped down version of the social media platform, will soon be available in more countries including the U.S.

Google is renaming Android Wear to Wear OS by Google, a new name that according to Google, better reflects their technology, vision, and the people who wear Google's watches.

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) instituted a new set of sanctions against five entities and 19 individuals tied to Russian hacking and influence operations.

Microsoft is launching a limited-time bounty program for speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities - bugs that are similar to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws.

Intel is working at the hardware level to protect against Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities, with security fixes baked directly into the processor, ready for the next round of Xeon Scalable processors code named 'Cascade Lake', as well as 8th Generation Intel Core processors set to ship in the second half of 2018.

Microsoft is unveiling a new gaming cloud division that will focus on getting partners to use the company's Azure cloud-computing services to run their internet-based games and features.

​AMD and Microsoft bring variable refresh technology to Xbox One X and S consoles for a smooth gaming experience.

On Monday 19th March, the Game Developer Conference 2018 will open its doors, and Imagination Technologies will unveil two new products aimed at developers along with a number of demos.

Logitech is lighting up its family of gaming gear with the introduction of the Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speaker and the Logitech G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ smartphone costs $379 to build, up from $343 for last year's Galaxy S8+, mainly due to the upgraded camera system, according to research firm TechInsights.

Samsung is bringing same-day, in-person authorized service to Galaxy phone owners across the U.S.

BitTorrent client MediaGet was used in a massive 'Dofoil' campaign that installs malicious cryptocurrency miners on hundreds of thousands of computers.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today revealed details of its silicon photonics roadmap to enable the next generation of optical interconnects for datacenter and cloud applications.

Broadcom announced it has withdrawn and terminated its $117 billion offer to acquire Qualcomm and has also withdrawn its slate of independent director nominees for Qualcomm's 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

A team of Microsoft researchers said Wednesday that they believe they have created the first machine translation system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as a person.

Google said on Wednesday it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content starting in June.

Samsung Electronics will expand the capacity of NAND flash memory production in its complex in Xian, China, to ensure its leading position in the market for chips powering mobile, IoT devices, and big data solutions.

Samsung SDI showcased a new lineup of high-capacity and high-power ESS solutions at the Energy Storage Europe 2018, an international exhibition held for three days from March 13 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Raspberry Pi 3 has received a "plus" treatment, coming with a faster CPU, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, and it is already available for $35.

Fengtao Software, the Chinese company behind the DVDFab brand, introduced DVDFab UHD Creator, a consumer level 4K UHD authoring software.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Magenta, a research project within Google, is currently exploring how new technologies like machine learning models and algorithms might play a role in creating new tools and possibilities for a musician's creative process.

Microsoft is expanding the devices covered by Windows security updates by removing the anti-virus compatibility check for Windows 10 devices, expands the availability of Intel microcode updates in the Microsoft Catalog, and adds coverage for x86 editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Last year Google brought the Google Assistant to iPhones and today, iPads are joining the party.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is investigating a report that processors from its AMD Ryzen & EPYC product lines have 13 "critical" security vulnerabilities and manufacturer backdoors.

Apple will host its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 4 through June 8.

Direct spending on mobile games exceeded the combined spending total on home console, PC/Mac, and handheld console games by more than one third in 2017, up from a single-digit margin by the same measure in 2016.

Fitbit welcomes more health-and fitness-conscious consumers into the fold with the introduction of three very devices - a new health and fitness smartwatch, a tracker for kids, a special edition Fitbit Ionic, and the addition of female health tracking to Fitbit's app and smartwatches.

Companies are showcasing 400 Gbit/second Ethernet optical modules for to data centers at this week's Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), with actual deployments to be expected not earlier than the end of 2019.

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an order Monday blocking Broadcom from pursuing its hostile takeover of Qualcomm.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Streaming music service Apple Music has 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February, the company said on Monday.

Apple will buy digital magazine service Texture, which lets users read titles for a monthly subscription fee, the iPhone maker said on Monday.

Kingston announced today its new series of 'Canvas' Flash memory cards, available in three different variations in both SD and microSD cards: Select, Go, and React.

Toshiba has unveiled the dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, a wearable Augmented Reality (AR) solution that uses a Windows 10 Pro PC and industrial-grade smart glasses.

Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it expects to redomicile to the United States by April 3, two days before the chipmaker's acquisition target Qualcomm holds its annual shareholder meeting.

After two years of unprecedented capacity expansion, South Korean flat panel display (FPD) manufacturers will essentially halt new active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) panel factory construction for mobile applications in 2018.

For 1Q18, the average contract prices of mainstream Client SSD for PC OEMs are estimated drop by 3-5% in SATA-SSD sector and 4-6% in PCIe-SSD sector compared with the previous quarter.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Threatened by a possible Broadcom-Qualcomm deal, Intel is considering a range of acquisition alternatives that could include a bid for Broadcom.

A teardown of Samsung's new Galaxy S9 smartphone unveils that STMicroelectronics and Broadcom are the big winners.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Intel has made available microcode updates for the Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge processor families, designed to address Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Researchers at IBM have demonstrated that high-performance, flexible carbon nanotubes TFTs and complementary integrated circuits can be fabricated on flexible substrates, paving the road for future integration of electronic skin in smart robotics and prosthetic solutions.

Facebook is partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 weekday afternoon games in an exclusive deal.

This week at SXSW, Bose introduces Bose AR, an audio augmented reality platform, and glasses to hear AR prototype.

In an open letter to the U.S. Congress on Friday, Broadcom promised to invest $3 billion in research and engineering and $6 billion in manufacturing in the United States annually. The company also promised to not sell any critical national security assets to any foreign companies.

Nintendo Direct March 2018 event provided information about what's coming to Nintendo gaming consoles and software.

Waymo is turning its attention to self-driving trucks, and starting next week, the company will launch a pilot in Atlanta where its self-driving trucks will carry cargo bound for Google's data centers.

Western Digital plans to invest about 500 billion yen ($4.68 billion) over the next three years in a memory-chip joint venture with Toshiba, following a six-month court battle between the two memory partners companies.

DENSO Corporation has decided to increase its shareholding in Renesas Electronics to accelerate the development of various in-vehicle systems including automated driving systems.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Today, Intel announced the Intel Optane SSD 800P, the latest addition to the Intel Optane technology family of products designed to speed up slower storage, like hard disk drives and SATA SSDs.

Starting with the next update to Windows 10, you will be able to choose to buy a new Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro PC with S mode enabled.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

A bug has made Amazon.com's Echo home speakers to make laughing noises at random - actually it's like Alexa - the bui't-in digital assistant - to laugh at you - and Amazon promised to soon fix it.

Google's Android P, the newest version of Android, brings features including accurate indoor positioning, improved ways to show apps in various scrren sizes, improved messaging notifications, support for two or more cameras and more.

Today during Windows Developer Day, Microsoft announced Windows ML, which enables developers to perform machine learning tasks in the Windows OS.

The Khronos Group has released the Vulkan 1.1 and SPIR-V 1.3 specifications.

The new Verbatim ToughMAX USB 2.0 Drive has been made with KyronMAX compounds, a metal replacement thermoplastic material which is able to withstand punishing conditions.

Samsung Electronics held its 2018 First Look New York event at the American Stock Exchange building in Manhattan, announcing its flagship line of 2018 QLED TVs and AV products.

Facebook brings video chat in Messenger Lite, a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android intended for people with older Android devices and/or slower Internet connections.

Broadcom Ltd pledged on Wednesday to make the United States the global leader in 5G technology and maintain Qualcomm's investments in the area after any merger between the two companies.

Japan's financial watchdog says that some of Japan's cryptocurrency exchange operators are about to be slapped with punitive measures by the Financial Services Agency.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Shesha Krishnapura, Intel Fellow and IT chief technical officer, has found a novel way to save money and reduce waste by creating a modular server design that allows critical components to be upgraded easily.

Seagate's first special edition Game Drive for PS4 is coming this month. As a result of the company's collaboration with Ubisoft, Seagate introduces the Game Drive for PS4 Far Cry 5 Special Edition.

BlackBerry Ltd on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, alleging that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger.

This spring, Microsoft will release an update to Windows 10 that will include changes to the setup experience for privacy settings, and Microsoft has offered a preview.

AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 with support for Project ReSX ("Radeon eSports Experience"), which optimizes the performance of some of the most popular PC games in the world on Radeon graphics cards.

Samsung will showcase three new C-Lab (Creative Lab) projects based on artificial intelligence (AI) from March 11 through 14 at SXSW 2018 Trade Show.

Nokia pushes optical network capacity to theoretical limits with Photonic Service Engine 3 chipset (PSE-3), a digital signal processors designed for communication service providers (CSP) and webscale networks.

ARM announced four new cores for mainstream smartphones and digital TVs, two Mali GPUs and associated video and display cores for them.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Google today presented Bristlecone, the company's new quantum processor, at the annual American Physical Society meeting in Los Angeles.

A new report fron Bloomberg claims that Apple is working on noise-canceling, over-ear headphones that rival headsets from market leaders like Bose and even the company's own Beats by Dre brand.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) ordered Qualcomm to postpone the scheduled for March 6 shareholder meeting in order to inverstigate Broadcom's takeove proposal.

At a launching event in Seoul, LG introduced its 2018 TV lineup with an array of new OLED and SUPER UHD models featuring the company's ThinQ artificial intelligence (AI) technology and advanced α (Alpha) processor.

Friday, March 02, 2018

5G was the hot topic at the World Mobile COnference in Barcelona, with telecom to gearing up for the next generation wireless technology, but despite the optimistic plans, most consumers will wait years to experience the benefits.

Depite the advantages of gaming on a Windows 10 system, it look like gamers - at least in specific regions - are still playing games on their Windows 7 PCs.

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today launched eight products ranging from big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to infrastructure, security and private cloud solutions.

Intel announced a collaborative research initiative to encourage experimentation with its Loihi neuromorphic test chip.

Toyota Motor Corp., Denso Corp. and Aisin Seiki Co will form a joint venture for researching and developing automated-driving technology, investing more than 300 billion yen ($2.8 billion).

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