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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Windows 10 Creators Update will begin to roll out to Windows around the world on April 11 as a free update and Surface Book, Surface Studio are coming to new markets.

Samsung Electronics today officially introduced the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones to the world, featuring Infinity Displays. The company also announced a 4K enabled Gear 360 camera, the Bixby intelligent interface and the Samsung DeX to transform your smartphone into a desktop.

Razer announced the new Razer Blade Pro laptop, the first laptop to be qualified for THX Mobile Certification, which covers the display and audio output of Razer's flagship computer.

Lenovo launched its VR-ready ThinkStation P320 at Develop3D Live, UK's design, engineering, visualization and manufacturing conference.

Intel will start making 10nm chips this year it claims will lead the industry in transistor density using a reformulation of Moore's Law metrics, in an attempt to make up for lost time and a messy move to the 14-nm process.

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Google or Facebook.

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. teamed up with Japanese financial institutions to bid for the semiconductor unit of Toshiba, for more than $9 billion, the Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Toshiba confirmed that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York court, projecting an annual loss of a record 1.01 trillion yen ($9.1 billion).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Intel has announced the new E3-1200 v6 processor family, designed for entry-level workstations, small business servers and storage servers, with a total of eight processors launched today.

Google is introducing new home automation integrations-in addition to the ones that already exist-that work with the Google Assistant.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago have come up with a technique for self-assembling that could be used to create tiny wiring lines onto small chip geometries.

NVIDIA's Prepare For Battle NVIDIA GeForce GTX bundle is offering For Honor or Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon games, by acquiring an eligible GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 1080, 1070 or 1060 graphics card, system, or laptop, from a participating retailer or e-tailer.

VIZIO unveiled today its new D-Series smart TV collection, which includes picture quality options, including HD, Full HD and 4K Ultra HD in select models in the 43" class size and above.

Facebook is once again showing the influence of camera-friendly rival Snapchat by introducing a new camera with effects and two additional ways to share the photos and videos users take.

Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. a 5 percent stake in Tesla Inc., a vote of confidence in Tesla's plan to take on more mass-market carmakers by bringing the Model 3 sedan to market.

Hyundai Motor Company is planning to develop its own automotive semiconductors, in a multi-year project tha could allow the company differentiate itself in the following years.

Razer today announced a "Paid to Play" initiative in concert with zVault, the virtual wallet and digital currency ecosystem that Razer launched earlier this year.

Mobile payment service provider Square has launched in the UK, marking its biggest global expansion in a push to boost growth while the U.S. market nears saturation.

Chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. has secured a total of 150 billion yuan ($22 billion) investment from two Chinese government-backed investors, as the company tries to become a world-class semiconductor company.

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working with Amazon.

Monday, March 27, 2017

LG Electronics filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and United States District Court for the District of Delaware against BLU and its products for infringing five LG patents that have been declared as essential to the LTE standard.

Intel will start selling M.2 cards using its 3D XPoint memories as accelerators for PC hard drives on April 24.

Facebook has added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple and Alphabet Google Maps.

Samsung Electronics plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to problematic, fire-prone batteries.

Transcend present the MTE850 PCIe NVMe M.2 2280 SSD, the company's first solid state drive to utilize the PCI Express Gen 3 x4 interface, compatible with NVM Express (NVMe) 1.2 specifications.

HTC celebrated the start of the 2017 Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC2017) today and announced strategic partnerships across multiple sectors, mainly in China.

Kingston's HyperX is expanding the HyperX FURY DDR4 memory product line with several new color options - black, red and white - with frequencies up to 2666MHz to support the demand of gaming community.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will begin volume production of Apple's A11 chips in April, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the U.S. company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported.

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona.

Friday, March 24, 2017

LG will soon launch its own mobile payment service, joining archrival Samsung in offering customers the option of paying without cash.

Samsung on Friday backed away from a planned corporate restructuring as the company is going all out to come up with marketing strategies to best promote its upcoming Galaxy S8 device.

A Microsoft official has confirmed that Microsoft has developed a secure, customized version of the Windows 10 OS for local governments and state-owned enterprises.

Samsung Electronics will release more than 20 curved TV models this year, unlike competitors such as LG Electronics and Sony, which have quit the concept.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the Strix GD30, a powerful gaming desktop featuring a sleek black-and-white design, with interchangeable front panels.

Amazon today announced two new devices joining the roster of Prime Exclusive Phones. Alcatel is bringing the Alcatel A30 for $59.99 for Prime members, $40 off the full retail price. Motorola's Moto G5 Plus will be offered starting at $184.99 for Prime members.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New documents from WikiLeaks point to a CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable, even by resetting their devices.

Samsung Electronics today announced 4G LTE availability of the Gear S3 classic, bringing enhanced LTE connectivity to the stylish smartwatch so users can call, navigate, pay, and more, all without their phone.

Micron Technology reported a double-digit surge in sales and profits during its second fiscal quarter on Thursday, helped by an increase in demand and selling price for its chips.

The U.S. Senate just voted to roll back online privacy protections - regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Google or Facebook.

Microsoft doesn't make cars, but its related intellectual property could bring significant profit to the company. Today, Toyota agreed to license Microsoft's patents related to connected car technologies.

Facebook is introducing two new features that improve group conversations in Messenger, to make them more fun and useful.

First announced in February, the new Corsair ONE pre-built gaming PC is now shipping, and it is the first ready-to-run system from a manufacturer that has mostly been known for their PC components and peripherals.

ZTE Corporation pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by illegally shipping U.S.-origin items to Iran, obstructing justice and making a material false statement.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AT&T, Verizon and other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism.

Samsung Electronics today announced a network processor tape-out based on Samsung's 14LPP (Low-Power Plus) process technology in collaboration with eSilicon and Rambus.

While it's been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup and Facebook is now allowing users to broadcast live video to Facebook from these devices.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 Soc is fast and Qualcomm's touted improvements during the official annoucnement of the platform seems to be accurate.

Are you willing to further sacrifice your privacy? Google is enabling users of its Google Maps digital mapping service to allow their movements to be tracked by friends and family.

Google says it has been working closely with smartphone manufacturers in order to deliver security updates for the Android OS faster, and has recently got wait times down from six to nine weeks to several days.

In terms of shipments, the iPhone 6s from Apple bested all competitors for sales in 2016, according to new analysis from IHS.

Google has seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Samsung Display is planning to reduce manufacturing of LCDs for tablets and instead increase the supply amount of OLEDs, as the company identifies demand, mainly from Apple and Samsung Electronics.

The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission unveiled that Qualcomm blocked Samsung Electronics from selling its integrated mobile chipset "Exynos" to third parties.

Google unveiled the next generation of its mobile software. The preview version of Android O is currently available to developers before Google officially releases it.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Microsoft unveilled the new Tech Series of Xbox Wireless Controllers. The first in the series is the Xbox Wireless Controller - Recon Tech Special Edition, which will be available for $69.99 and will start shipping to retailers worldwide starting April 25.

Corsair today announced the availability of CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB DDR4 memory, which brings vibrant RGB lighting to the DIMM slot, with high luminosity RGB LEDs integrated into every module, all controlled by CORSAIR LINK.

Apple unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet with a brighter screen on Tuesday, available to order from Friday and with a $329 starting price. The company also announced a more powerful version of the iPhone SE and the new iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition.

A new regulation is barring passengers from bringing any electronics device larger than a cell phone into the cabin on non-stop flights from the Middle East to the U.S.

Micron Technology successfully won the auction for Cando Corporation assets, which will be utilized in establishing a back-end site for Micron Taiwan.

The Philips VoiceTracer audio recorder DVT7500 has been released, armed with three high-quality microphones, an XLR and line-in connector, as well as 16GB of internal storage space.

ADATA is launching the new XPG SD700X, a waterproof and dust proof external SSD available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB of 3D TLC NAND.

ARM is making changes to the ARMv8 instruction set to boost the performance of artificial intelligence and machine learning by up to 50 times.

At the final day of the Pwn2Own hacking contest , two teams of researchers chained multiple vulnerabilities together to escape from a guest OS running inside a VMware Workstation virtual machine.

At Adobe Summit, Adobe and Microsoft announced the availability of their first set of joint solutions that create a shared data format between Adobe's Experience Cloud and Microsoft's Dynamics, allowing the software systems to work together.

Google is apologizing for the ads that have recently appeared on "inapropriate" content on Youtube and has begun ramping up changes around three areas: ad policies, enforcement of these policies and new controls for advertisers.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Apple has reportedly embarked on an ambitious bid to bring the augmented reality (AR) technology to the masses - an effort Apple CEO Tim Cook see as the best way for the company to dominate the next generation of gadgetry.

Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of its user interface designs, and the result is the company's first digital assistant called Bixby.

Uber Technologie Inc.'s president Jeff Jones quit, saying that his beliefs and approach to leadership have been different from Uber's.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has enlisted the US as an optional location to build a new manufacturing fab for production of 3nm chips, amid President Donald Trump's push to create more jobs.

At a launch event in New Delhi, Qualcomm today introduced the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones.

Samsung Electronics said Monday that its 2017 QLED TV line-up - including Q9, Q8 and Q7 models - has won ULTRA HD PREMIUM certification from the UHD Alliance.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Today, Intel unveiled the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series and Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series with Intel Memory Drive Technology, combining storage and memory architectures for the data center.

Microsoft kicks off spring than with a new Xbox console and a free game. From Sunday, March 19 through Saturday, March 25, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console bundle, you can get the game of your choice for no additional cost.

Wanda Internet Technology Group and IBM have signed an agreement in Beijing today for Wanda to enter the public cloud business through the formation of a new company built on IBM's Cloud Platform.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Google has announced the open source release of Guetzli, a new JPEG encoder able to reduce a JPEG's file size by up to 35%, without any significant loss of quality.

Although Windows 7 is supposed to be supported until 2020, and Windows 8.1 will get updates until 2023, Microsoft is trying to push users migrating to Windows 10 by stopping updating those operating systems even if your hardware is new.

Apple has revealed plans to set up two more research centers and boost investment in China, a lucrative market in which the iPhone is not as popular as local rivals.

Licensing firm One-Blue, LLC is currently working to expand its Blu-ray Disc products license programs to include Ultra HD Blu-ray products, and is seeking for patent holders that could participate in its licensor scheme.

ZOTAC announced ahead of CeBIT 2017 new products for homes and businesses, including a new ZBOX lineup containing next generation processors and features including Thunderbolt 3.

Google announced it will change its advertising policies after several brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content.

BIOSTAR has added the M200 Series solid-state drives to its line-up of products.

BLU Products introduced the BLU Life One X2 Mini, the slimmer and more compact version of the Life One X2 launched in September of last year.

Social media companies Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, the European Commission said on Friday.

Japan Display has devided to increase LCD glass panel production capacity at its Tottori Plant, scheduled to begin November 2017, and also build a new automated assembly line there for advanced LCD modules, scheduled to begin April 2017.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The tenth anniversary of the Pwn2Own competition kicked off and hackers from around the world succeded in proving vulnerabilities in some very popular software, including Ubuntu dektop, Adobe Reader, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge.

Google has started testing Family Link, an app that lets you create a Google Account for your kid and helps you manage the apps your kid can use, keep an eye on screen time, and sett a bedtime on your kid's device.

Thermaltake Treleases a new member to the Core P series, the new Core P1 Tempered Glass Mini ITX Wall-Mount Chassis.

The launch of Microsoft's new Surface Book is not far away, as the new hardware is already in mass production, according to sources from the related upstream supply chain in Taiwan.

While the VR market is poised for tremendous growth over the next several years, a survey among VR users suggets that current VR experiences lack the context required for real engagement with the medium.

Nvidia said on Thursday it was working with truckmaker Paccar to develop autonomous vehicles.

Samsung has stsrted accepting pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 2-in-1 tablet, which will be released to stores in March 24 for $599.99 - the same price as the Apple iPad Pro 9.7.

SpaceX has launched a communications satellite into orbit after a two-day delay.

Corsair today announced the new K63 mechanical gaming keyboard, which combines tenkeyless design, precision CHERRY MX Red mechanical keyswitches, a full complement of media keys and per-key red LED illumination.

Shuttle is launching a fanless 4K digital signage player powered by Intel Kaby Lake-U processors, including Celeron and Core i3/i5/i7.

Intel's first bug bounty program is live. Targeted at Intel products, the program encourages researchers to identify issues and bring them to Intel directly.

Swatch Group AG is developing an alternative to the iOS and Android operating systems for its smartwatches.

Last week at the OCP Summit, Seagate announced that its new 12TB helium enterprise drives are shipping to cloud providers for evaluation, with volume shipments to start in the June quarter of 2017.

A new report suggests that Samsung Electronics's new Galaxy S8 will employ facial-recognition technology for mobile payments within months of release, adding weight to previous reports on the matter.

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