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Monday, March 27, 2017

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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.

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

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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner on Thursday announced a partnership with Nvidia, in which they will develop artificial intelligence artificial intelligence self-driving systems for mass market cars.

Samsung Electronics announced today that its production ramp-up of the 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology is on track with steady high yield to meet the company's customer needs on schedule.

A grand jury in the Northern District of California has indicted four defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), for computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offenses, to access Yahoo's network and the contents of webmail accounts.

Google is releasing Chrome 57 this week with further power reductions. The company claims background tabs "consume a third of Chrome's power usage on desktop," so there is space for power optimizations.

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has launched a pilot program in China with Intel for a cloud-based FPGA (field programmable gate array) acceleration service.

Samsung SDI is expanding its presence in the European market for energy storage systems (ESS) with its new differentiated products.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Microsoft Teams-the chat-based workspace in Office 365 is now generally available in 181 markets and in 19 languages.

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will start R&D for 7nm process technology later in 2017, according to company CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu.

Toshiba on Tuesday announced a three-year plan through fiscal 2019, said that there are possibilities to sell its money-losing Westinghouse operations in the U.S and delayed its earnings report.

Samsung Electronics plans to invest $6.98 billion (8 trillion KRW) to extend its high-tech system semiconductor production lines, starting with investments in its 10nm production lines next month and the construction of new 7nm semiconductor facilities next year.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Facebook is adding language to its Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot "use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance."

Intel and driverless technology firm Mobileye have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Intel will acquire Mobileye for for $15.3 billion, the largest ever acquisition of an Israeli high-tech company.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has received orders for high performance computing (HPC) chips for AI applications from Nvidia and Qualcomm, according to a report from the Chinese Commercial Times.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

California will allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Today, at Google Cloud Next, Google announced the next generation of their collaboration and communication tools, including a Google Drive tailor-made for the enterprise; a Hangouts purpose-built for teams and @meet, a machine learning-powered bot that uses natural language to schedule meetings.

Intel today disclosed several contributions to the Open Compute Project (OCP) as part of its commitment to a standards-based ecosystem of software and hardware developers.

The European Union's top court upheld fines of 150.8 million euros ($159.1 million) imposed on Korea's Samsung SDI and subsidiaries for participating in cartels to fix the prices of cathode ray tubes used in televisions and as computer monitors.

IBM has created the world's smallest magnet using a single atom - and stored one bit of data on it.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

At the 2017 Open Compute Project (OCP) summit today in Santa Clara, California, Facebook is unveiling new types of hardware for use in its data centers, including the Big Basin GPU server and the Bryce Canyon storage platform.

Microsoft is planning to use chips based on ARM Holdings architecture in the machines that run its cloud services, potentially imperiling Intel's longtime dominance in the market for data-center processors.

Imagination Technologies unveiled a next-generation architecture for its PowerVR mobile graphics core. The 8XT or Furian architecture, is expected to help to win back shares that it lost over the past year to the Mali core from rival ARM.

The latest Firefox version 52 does not support NPAPI plugins including, Java, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Acrobat, while the Adobe Flash remains in place.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Amazon agreed to hand over user data of an Amazon Echo speaker for a murder trial in Arkansas, after it spent months pushing back against a warrant for the information.

ZTE Corp has agreed to pay $892 million and plead guilty to criminal charges for violating U.S. laws that restrict the sale of American-made technology to Iran and North Korea.

The latest on the publication by WikiLeaks of what it described as confidential files about CIA hacking activities, include a secret CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to smartphones to cars, security of phones and communication apps.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co said it would buy data storage provider Nimble Storage for $1.09 billion in cash, as part of the company's focus on the hybrid IT market.

In what StatCounter describes as "unthinkable five years ago", Google's Android is challenging Microsoft Windows as the world's most popular operating system (OS) in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.

Google said Tuesday that it will add more languages to its new artificial intelligence (AI) translation system and improve quality and reduce errors of services offered.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) have reportedly joined forces in a bid for Toshiba Memory's business, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Fujitsu has received RIKEN's order for the "Deep learning system," which in terms of operations will be one of the largest-scale supercomputers in Japan specializing in AI research.

Steelcase and Microsoft are joining forces to develop new modern workplaces by integrating the Surface devices into the architecture of Steelcase.

Toshiba Corp. has informed SK hynix Inc. of its new plan to sell stakes in its memory chip business, the South Korean company said Monday.

IBM will build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. The "IBM Q" quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform and will be designed to tackle problems that are too complex and exponential in nature for classical computing systems to handle.

Samsung on Monday disagreed with findings made by the independent counsel that accused the business group's chief Lee Jae-yong of bribing South Korea's President Park Geun-hye to help smooth his leadership succession.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Microsoft will enable Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed once they arrive rather than enforcing them straightaway.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Yahoo's investigation showed that about 32 million user accounts were accessed by intruders in the last two years using forged cookies.

Vuzix has signed an agreement to build a customized pair of smart glasses, for Toshiba Client Solutions Co. Ltd. (Toshiba), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corp.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites.

Facebook is making its virtual reality unit more affordable. Oculus has cut $200 from the all-in price of its flagship hardware set, in a bid to expand the system's base of video game players.

Today, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Microsoft shared the next step in their mixed reality journey. Starting this month the company will begin to ship developer edition headsets created in partnership with Acer.

At the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference, ASML announced the NXE:3400B, the extreme ultraviolet lithography scanner that it hopes makes it into volume-production fabs.

Valve and SensoMotoric Instruments have come together at GDC 2017 to showcase their integration of eye tracking into the OpenVR platform.

Twitter on Wednesday announced that it will use algorithms to identify accounts as potentially engaging in abusive behavior.

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, confirmed that his company is bidding for the chip business of Toshiba and appeared confident it can buy into it.

This week at MWC 2017, Intel and its partners are holding 5G technology demonstrations - including the first public demo of live over-the-air interoperability between the 5G Intel Mobile Trial Platform and the Ericsson 5G Radio Prototype system demonstrated via autonomous driving and virtual reality technology use cases.

Facebook is updating the tools and resources the company offers to people who may be thinking of suicide, as well as the support offered to their concerned friends and family members.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

YouTube will launch a live TV service in the next few months that offers the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus cable channels.

SPIE's 2017 Advanced Lithography Conference kicked off in San Jose, California and respesentatives from Intel and Samsung said that Extreme ultraviolet (EUV is making significant progress, although hurdles remain.

LG Electronics is set to enter the VR HMD market, and will soon unveil its first prototype at this year's GDC in San Francisco.

Samsung Group revealed its plans to revamp the group's management Tuesday, including dismantling its controversial Future Strategy Office.

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Google just announced new VR titles joining our gaming lineup on Daydream from top developers.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Western Digital enhances its SanDisk-branded mobile storage portfolio with the industry's highest capacity e.MMC-Based embedded flash drive - the 256GB iNAND 7350.

HTC VIVE announced that the Vive Tracker will be available on March 27 for developer purchase through Vive.com. The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap will go on sale for pre-order on May 2, with expected delivery in June.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

DJI on Sunday unveiled the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which is a rugged, purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and collect data.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Samsung Electronics today announced a series of measures to bring greater transparency and accountability in managing financial donations and monetary support for corporate social responsibility (CSR)-related activities and funds.

Alphabet's self-driving car business, Waymo, has filed a suit against Uber Technologies for stealing trade secrets in the development of autonomous cars.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) is confident that it will lead its competitors in using 5-nanometer technology, as it plans to start initial chip in 1H 2019, while no clear plan has been unveiled by rival Samsung Electronics.

Qualcomm is pushing for the development of a new generation of such VR headsets with its Snapdragon 835 chipset as part of a new development kit.

Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology called Perspective, designed to help news organizations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites.

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) today announced that it has entered mass production for customer ICs based on the company's self-developed 14nm FinFET technology.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tesla today conformed that it will start volume production of the Model 3 sedan by September, while the company posted a smaller quarterly loss.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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