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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Facebook changed its "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
WhatsApp said it would start sharing users' phone numbers with parent Facebook, marking a shift in its stance on privacy.
Amazon today announced Amazon Vehicles, a car research destination that offers readers information about shopping vehicles, parts, and accessories.
Google is using artificial intelligence to compress images better than JPEG, and plans to take on WebP with a new neural network approach.
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) demonstrate a system called MegaMIMO 2.0 that can transfer wireless data more than three times faster than existing systems while also doubling the range of the signal.
Apple is reportedly developing a video sharing and editing application and is testing new related features for the iPhone and iPad.
Mozilla has launched a petition - and will be releasing public education videos - to reform outdated copyright law in the EU.
Samsung Display is trying to bring its curved display technology to Chinese products by forming an alliance with local TV and monitor makers, including Hisense and TCL.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Phytium Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese integrated circuit (IC) design firm, has unveiled its latest product, a 64-core central processing unit (CPU), and a related prototype computer server at at the HotChips technology event in Silicon Valley.
On Tuesday, Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk released a new, 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for the dual-motor versions of the Model S and Model X.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
NVIDIA today took the cloak off Parker, the company's newest mobile processor that will power the autonomous vehicles in the future.
Future generations of Toshiba's FlashAir, an SD memory card supporting embedded wireless LAN communications, will implement "Eyefi Connected" features that the company has been granted the license from US-based Eyefi.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Twitter is making a "quality filter" available to all users, allowing them to hide tweets that contain threats, appear to be automated or spammy.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Nvidia, which has been promoting the use of its GPUs for deep learning applications, claims that Intel published some incorrect "facts" about Xeon Phi processors and and benchmarks related to about deep learning.
As part of AMD’s LiquidVR technology initiative aimed at enabling a virtual reality experience, TrueAudio Next is a scalable AMD technology that enables real-time dynamic physics-based audio acoustics rendering.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
At Intel’s IDF developer conference in San Francisco, Intel is promoting the conecept in which mobile devices ditch analog audio and embrace the USB-C digital headsets.
Today, Intel executives Murthy Renduchintala and Diane Bryant shared at the Intel Developer Forum more developments in technologies and trends that will shape our more connected future.
While Apple is facing mounting competitive pressure in China, it plans to open a new research-and-development facility in Asian country.
Intel said it’s licensing technology from rival ARM Holdings Plc, a move to win more customers for its business that manufactures chips for other companies.
LG Electronics' vehicle components division set to start mass producing core parts for General Motors' (GM) plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Bolt by the end of this month.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) kicked off today in San Francisco with an opening keynote by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.
Oculus announced that today you can pre-order Rift online from retailers in Europe and Canada.
Intel could not stay away from the Virtual Reality market any longer, and announced Project Alloy, an all-in-one VR headset that doesn't need to be connected to a phone or computer.
Google's video chatting app has arrived. Duo is Google's response to other popular video calling options, including Apple's FaceTime, Skype and Facebook's Messenger app.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Starting today, Microsoft and Oculus are releasing a free update to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta which will enable gameplay using Oculus Rift devices.
Asustek accelerating the development of its robotic and virtual reality (VR) segments to offset the continued weakness in the PC and tablet businesses.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Sharp officially announced on Friday that Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry provided capital as part of a deal to bail out the Japanese electronics company.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Twitter denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless.
Russia’s national regulator fined Google 438 million rubles ($6.75 million) for violating antitrust rules on Android phones, after reviewing a complaint filed by local search engine Yandex NV last year.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
At the computer security conference “Black Hat,” held in the Las Vegas, U.S., security researcher Salvador Mendoza demonstrated stealing the credit card information from a purchase made by Samsung Pay with a simple device.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Facebook is expanding the tools they give people to control their advertising experience and is also providing an update on its approach to ad blocking on Facebook.
Samsung Electronics is set to increase its investments in order to increase its semiconductor capacity, rivals like TSMC and Intel are also raising the ante by following suit.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Hulu is eliminating its free tier, moving to a subscription-only model. At the same time, Yahoo announced a new streaming service, "Yahoo View," which "features" Hulu, and will let viewers see the five most recent episodes of the big broadcast shows for free.
The U.S. government plans to auction over 2,700 bitcoins that were forfeited during several cases, several of which stemmed from investigations of the online black market.
Building on three decades of innovation, Wolfram Research released Version 11 of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language today.
Wal-Mart Stores agreed to buy e-commerce startup Jet.com for about $3.3 billion, potentially allowing the world’s largest retailer compete with market leader Amazon.com.
Japan's Fair Trade Commission has raided the offices of Amazon.com's local unit on suspicion of pressuring retailers to offer products at lower prices than on rival sites.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, which lost $72 million to hackers last week, on Sunday announced that its customers would lose just over 36 percent of the assets they had on the platform but would be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Nissan Motor's plans to withdraw from manufacturing batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles may change the industrial landscape and hand the advantage to competitors outside Japan.
Friday, August 05, 2016
Apple announced the company will pay for vulnerabilities found in certain aspects of iOS and iCloud.
Facebook is making an update to News Feed ranking to reduce clickbait headlines in the coming weeks.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
About 120,000 units of digital currency bitcoin worth about US$72 million was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong.
Facebook will soon start letting small businesses in emerging markets sell to customers for free through their Facebook pages, the social media company said on Wednesday.
IBM scientists have created randomly spiking neurons using phase-change materials to store and process data. This demonstration marks a step forward in the development of ultra-dense integrated neuromorphic technologies for applications in cognitive computing.
Samsung Electronics is in "advanced talks" to buy some or all of the operations of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, according to a Bloomberg report.
Microsoft has opened up sales of the HoloLens development kit to anyone with $3,000 to spare, a move that could expand the community of developers building apps for the augmented reality headset.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Facebook's Instagram is taking aim at messaging app Snapchat with a new feature that gives users the option to make pictures and videos to disappear automatically after 24 hours.
Monday, August 01, 2016
Ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing said will buy Uber's China operations, in a deal that will end competition between the two companies.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its advertising business toward mobile is paying off.
Sony posted a quarterly profit as strength in its PlayStation division outweighed a slowdown in sales of image sensors.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Oracle said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite for about $9.3 billion in cash, a deal designed to help Oracle gain market share in the cloud computing business.
On Thursday, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center and Nestle Institute of Health Sciences announced a collaboration to harness the power of IoT technology and nutrition science to provide insights into healthy living.
LG Electronics posted an operating profit of 584.6 billion won, a rise of 139.5 percent from a year ago, backed by strong sales of TVs and home appliances.
Facebook on Wednesday said that its mobile app and the push into video attracted new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to spend more.
Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it expects solid earnings to continue in the second half of 2016, with stronger components demand likely offsetting heightened margin pressures for smartphones.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Twitter's plan to boost revenue from video advertising seems to take longer than expected.
LG Display, Apple's main provider of displays, announced today that it will invest KRW1.99 trillion in a new 6th generation (1,500mm x 1,850mm) flexible OLED display production line in Paju, South Korea, as part of its efforts to lead the era of flexible OLED screens for mobile devices.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Western Digital has successfully developed its next generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability.
Google has updated Google Maps, making some visual changes to the service on desktop, Android and iOS, as well as introducing additions to help make it easier for users to get to where they want to go.
Amazon has today announced a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Hon Hai Precision Industry and Japan’s Softbank have launched the Pepper humanoid robot’s into the Taiwanese commercial market.
Apple has reportedly tapped a highly regarded senior executive who helped bring to market many of Apple’s signature products to oversee its automobile project.
Twitter will live stream weekly out-of-market games from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Hockey League (NHL).
Microsoft released Viber for Windows 10 beta last month and now, a full version is available to the Windows Store.
Verizon Communications on Monday confirmed previous reports by annoncing an agreement with Yahoo, under which Verizon will buy Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion in cash
Sunday, July 24, 2016
About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the world's population, will still be offline at the end of this year, the International Telecommunication Union estimates.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Verizon Communications seems to be nearing a deal to buy Yahoo, beating out rival bidders, according to unconfirmed reports.
Facebook has completed a successful test flight of Aquila, a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.
ASML has received new orders for four extreme ultraviolet lithography systems during the last quarter and anticipates selling a dozen EUV systems next year.
Google trimmed its spending on federal lobbying in the second quarter of 2016 by 8.2 percent from the year before to $4.24 million, but still outspent other tech and communications giants.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged the alleged owner of today?s most visited illegal file-sharing website - Kickass Torrents - with criminal copyright infringement and have seized domain names associated with the website.
Browser plugins often introduce stability, performance, and security issues for browsers. This is not a trade-off users should have to accept, according to Mozilla, so it plans to end full support for Adobe's Flash software in its Firefox browser from next month.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday unveiled a plan to expand the company into electric trucks and buses, car sharing and solar energy systems.
South Korea's antitrust regulator inspected Google's Seoul headquarters to investigate whether the firm is engaged in anticompetitive behavior over its Android operating system.
Intel reported quarterly revenue not as high as expected, as strong sales of its chips that power data centers failed to offset the slump in demand for PC chips.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The next-generation Nvidia Tegra chip is coming soon and Nvidia will provide some details about "Tegra-next" next month at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino.
The growth in its commercial cloud computing business helped lift Microsoft's quarterly revenue, despite the decline in the personal computer and mobile segments.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
A team of scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University achieved a storage density that could allow all books ever created by humans to be written on a single post stamp.
IBM reported financial results for the quarter, which has given its investors a sign that the company is turning things around.
Yahoo's quarterly earnings fell short of expectations, at a time where the company is close to selling its core business.
Microsoft has given a preview of a new business video platform called Microsoft Stream, which is geared towards business communication.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Netflix and CBS Studios International have reached a licensing agreement for the new "Star Trek" television series.
SoftBank Group has agreed to acquire ARM Holdings for about $32 billion (JPY 3.3 trillion), securing a slice of virtually every mobile computing gadget on the planet and future connected devices.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Researchers at the Penn State University have analyzed people's behaviors in Instagram with some very interesting findings.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest foundry, plans to fully implement extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography to make 5nm chips by the end of this decade.
CyberLink is updating its flagship media playback program, PowerDVD, that enables users to watch 360 degree video.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its net profits decrease 8.7% from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2016 though revenues for the quarter increased 8% on year.
The European Commission has sent two Statements of Objections to Google, following a preliminary conclusion that Google has abused its dominant position by favouring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
AT&T and IBM will combine their strengths in cognitive computing and global connectivity to create open standards-based tools on the IBM Cloud to enable developers to more quickly build IoT solutions.
Amazon.com Inc said customers placed 60 percent more orders worldwide on "Prime Day" on Tuesday, compared with a year earlier when it started the shopping event.
Tesla Motors has once again cut the starting price of its Model X crossover after missing sales targets.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, under pressure after a fatal crash involving one of his electric cars, went on Twitter Sunday to say he's working on another "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan."
Friday, July 08, 2016
Facebook is beginning to roll out a new option within Messenger to better support conversations about sensitive topics.
The member states of the European Union have given their support to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the renewed safe framework for transatlantic data flows.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is examining Facebook over its transfer of various rights associated with its worldwide business to a holding company in Ireland, according to court papers.
Microsoft has made Project Malmo, a platform that uses the world of Minecraft as a testing ground for advanced artificial intelligence research, available for novice to experienced programmers on GitHub via an open-source license.
LG Electronics said on Friday its second-quarter operating profit likely reached a two-year high, possibly due to strong contributions from its home appliances and television set businesses.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
On the 20th anniversary of its invention at IBM Research, fabled nonvolatile "universal" magnetic random access memory (MRAM) is getting an upgrade. IBM announced that in collaboration with Samsung, it is using a spin-transfer torque (STT) design on its MRAM.
Micron Technology today announced its newest embedded SLC NAND Flash optimized for the Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive applications.

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