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Friday, June 23, 2017

Google will stop using ads inside Gmail that scan users' email contents in order to gather data and show ads relevant to users' interests.

BlackBerry on Friday reported first-quarter sales that missed analysts' forecasts due to a drop in its software and professional services sales.

Sales of chips for cellular handsets will surpass sales of chips for PCs for the first tine in 2017 as the PC sales slump continues, according to market research firm IC Insights Inc.

Performance memory maker G.SKILL announced new high-speed DDR4 memory specifications designed for the latest Intel Core X-series processors and X299 chipset motherboards.

Toshiba Corp CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa said that his company is open to talks with Western Digital in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate's chip unit.

Foxconn has offifially announced "Flying Eagle", its investment project for the US set to be finalized in the third quarter.

Automaker Tesla Inc. has been reportedly in talks with record labels about creating its own music-streaming service, according to a report.

YouTube today rolled out a new format for videos called VR180, which lets creators shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a virtual reality headset, but still have a normal perspective for anyone watching on their smartphone.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Asus has released the new VivoBook S, the S510. Priced at $700, it features a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, runs Windows 10, and is almost as slim as the MacBook Air.

For Facebook Mark Zuckerberg "sharing" is not enough old. He puts focus on the online communities and groups, which bring people world together but also, increases engagement and advertising revenue for the world's largest social network.

Samsung announced a limited time bundle bringing together the new Samsung Galaxy Book with Windows 10 Pro and Samsung 24" USB-C monitor.

Sega released five free mobile versions of classic games for the iPhones and Android smartphones including Sonic the Hedgehog.

The Nissan Motor and Renault alliance looks beyond making and selling cars and plans to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services in the coming years.

Samsung said Thursday it will release the Galaxy Folder 2 Flip Phone this week, seeking to grab consumers still yearning for handsets with traditional design.

Shuttle is now offering a fanless barebone PC in a 3-litre format.

LG Display has developed the first 77-inch flexible and transparent OLED display, under a project jointly carried out with South Korea's industry ministry.

Samsung Electronics announced the start of mass production of its first Exynos-branded Internet of Things (IoT) solution, the Exynos i T200.

UK chip designer Imagination Technologies has put itself up for sale following the dispute with its largest customer Apple, said it has received takeover interest from several parties.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FinalWire has made available AIDA64 Extreme 5.92 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs.

Virgin Mobile becomes the first iPhone-exclusive carrier and launched a game-changing offer: Buy an iPhone and get six months of unlimited talk, text and data on Virgin Mobile's network for only $1 when you join the "Inner Circle."

Intel will sponsor the Olympics through 2024 in the company's latest bid to show off its technology through sports events. The company will build new kinds of experiences using virtual reality, 5G cellular and drones.

NVM Express, Inc. has released the NVMe 1.3 specification, which adds capabilities that meet the needs of enterprise, cloud, and client market segments, including Virtualization and Streams.

Toshiba's board of directors has chosen a consortium of Japanese government investors, U.S. Bain Capital and South Korea's SK hyinx as the preferred bidder for its memory chip business, aiming to seal a deal worth some $18 billion by next week.

The latest premium flagship smartphone from OnePlus, the OnePlus 5, is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform, complemented by up to 8GB of RAM.

AMD today officially launched the EPYC 7000 series of high-performance datacenter processors. Epyc is a multimodule SoC based on the 'Zen' architecture of AMD's Ryzen Threadripper PC processor, offering a whopping 32 cores.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New KODAK tablets will be available by the end of June, 2017 throughout Europe.

Today, at Tech World Transform and ISC High Performance (ISC2017), Lenovo unveiled an end-to-end data center portfolio of server, storage, networking, software and data center services, as well as a new set of brands: ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile.

At this year's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) NVIDIA announced a PCI Express version of their latest Tesla GPU accelerator, the Volta-based V100.

Last year, Mozilla introduced Firefox Focus, a new browser for the iPhone and iPad. Today, Firefox Focus mobile app for Android is launching for Android.

Amazon.com launched on Tuesday a subscription-based box shopping service, Prime Wardrobe, as the online retailer steps up efforts to boost its apparel business.

Last year, Microsoft released a preview of Microsoft Stream, an enterprise video service that makes it easy for people inside any organization to upload, share, manage and view videos. Microsoft Stream is now generally available as a standalone service and is rolling out to Office 365 Enterprise customers.

Qualcomm has invested n Amionx, a company that specializes in technology that prevents lithium-ion batteries from being the source of a fire or explosion.

Apple is adding adding more allegations to a complaint filed in January that accuses Qualcomm of trying to monopolize the chip market for wireless devices.

Nintendo has released the version 3.0.0 software update for the Nintendo Switch video game console, adding some useful features.

Google for Jobs, an initiative announced by Google at I/O, is getting the power of Google's Search to make it easier for consumers search for jobs more effectively.

Samsung Electronics will officially anounce the Galaxy Note 8 phablet before the end of August and prior to September's IFA show in Berlin, ahead of the iPhone 8's projected September-October launch.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Announced at Computex 2017, the new Intel Core X-series processor family for desktops, are available now for pre-order and will begin shipping to consumers on June 26. This is the first set - five of the nine total SKUs - to roll out in this new family of processors.

The 49th edition of the TOP500 list was released today, and although there were no new entrants in the top 10 places of the list, GPU-based systems are emerging as strong players in the market.

Blast from the past. Optiarc is back, and Vinpower Digital has revised the Optiarc product line with the introduction of the Optiarc 5290S-PLUS optical disc burner, which offer the DVD+R DL Overburn feature toexpand the writing capacity from 8.5GB up to 8.7GB.

Toshiba has developed an ultra-sensitive spintronic strain-gauge sensor element for micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS)sensors that is 2500 times as sensitive as conventional metal strain-gauges and over 100 times as sensitive as semiconductor strain-gauges.

Stanford scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones.

Google will implement additional measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said.

Japan Display (JDI) has started the mass production start of a FULL ACTIVE LCD display for smartphones. The new display has a slim bezel design and a display aspect ratio of 18:9.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Supermicro will feature a portfolio of HPC solutions including new X11 systems based on the upcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family and systems, at the International Supercomputing Conference being held from June 18 to 22 at Messe Frankfurt.

Zidoo has just released the Zidoo X7, a new generation of quad -core processor TV Box, competitively priced at $69.

LG Electronics on Sunday unveiled plans to release a new model based on its flagship G6 smartphone, which will have double the storage memory than the existing version and premium sound.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Samsung will offer select Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the U.S. early access to Bixby's upcoming voice-control capabilities, allowing them to play with Samsung's intelligent interface.

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, in a move that will help the online retail giant expand its reach into a physical network of grocery stores.

Starting this Sunday, June 18, U.S. consumers can purchase The Frame, Samsung's new lifestyle product that transforms from a television into a gallery-like art display.

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television, are joining Apple in newly created positions overseeing all aspects of video programming.

A recent major crackdown on tech support scammers in the U.S. was relying in part on the work of a group of Microsoft researchers and Digital Crimes Unit investigators who used artificial intelligence to help unravel the complex web of technical tricks the scammers were using to swindle users and avoid law enforcement.

Samsung Display, the world's No. 1 mobile OLED maker, is set to break ground for its new OLED plant, in which the company invsted a total of 8 trillion won (US $7.05600 billion).

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sony announced two new 4K HDR Ultra HD TV series today, the X720E and X690E. Both are available for pre-sale today at Sony authorized retailers including Best Buy and Amazon.

In advance of the launch of the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor platform, described by Intel as its biggest data center platform advancement in this decade, Intel outlined its architectural approach to addressing the needs of the data center, manifested with the Scalable family's new "mesh" on-chip interconnect.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD, Cray Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel and Nvidia $258 million, paving the way to build at least one exascale-class supercomputer by 2021.

Facebook has announced details of steps it is taking to remove terrorist-related content - behind-the-scenes work that includes the use of artificial intelligence to keep terrorist content off Facebook.

Facebook is asking its users to suggest how the social network should handle matters related to terrorists propaganda, post censorship, user's data and more.

Twitter is rolling out a series of tweaks to its website and mobile applications to further simplify the service's interface for its users.

Google is ramping up a team to build mobile SoCs for tablets and smartphones, as the company has posted many job openings in its hardware group including at least 12 specifically for mobile SoC designers.

Japan Display Inc. has developed an integrated console display for automotive applications. The Pixel Eyes display features a cover glass and integrated peripheral touch controls around the display.

Facebook is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GIF by making available GIFs in comments and the introduction of some exclusive GIFs.

Intel envisions artificial intelligence (AI) as the driver for the next big wave of computing that will transform the way businesses operate, and announced this week investments in three companies.

Samsung Electrics said Thursday it will start mass production of fourth-generation 64-layer, 256-gigabit (Gb) 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) V-NAND chips and expand its product portfolio.

Microsoft is launching the Surface Laptop and the new Surface Pro in 25 markets around the world, and is expanding the global availability for Surface Studio.

Western Digital asked a court in California for an order blocking the sale of the chip unit of Toshiba, its partner in a manufacturing joint venture.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pioneer today announced its new hi-res headphones: the SE-Monitor5, which are now available for $999.99.

To master the game Ms. Pac-Man, Microsoft researchers have created an artificial intelligence-based system that learned how to get the maximum score on the legendary video game Ms. Pac-Man, using a divide-and-conquer method that could have broad implications for teaching AI agents to do complex tasks that augment human capabilities.

Nokia on Wednesday launched the world's fastest network chips based on its FP4 silicon, marking a breakthrough into the router market dominated by rivals Juniper and Cisco.

Researchers have created a multifunctional device made of 2D tungsten diselenide (WSe2). This single semiconductor device can improve device functionality and reduce fabrication complexity, providing an alternative to scaling down the device's dimensions.

Samsung Electronics today announced at InfoComm 2017 that its full SMART Signage line-up will be powered by the Tizen 3.0 operating system, the latest version of Samsung's cross-architecture open source software platform.

Facebook is updating its Safety Check program by adding support for fundraisers, Community Help on desktop, personal notes in news feeds and more derailed descriptions related to a crisis.

Razer's ultra-thin Razer Blade Stealth laptop Rnow features a larger QHD+ 3200 x 1800 touch display and an optional gray finish.

Making available and managing an online platform for sharing copyright- protected works, such as 'The Pirate Bay', may constitute an infringement of copyright law, judges at the European Union's top court warned.

To meet today's demand for smart speakers, wireless headphones, and new interfaces like USB Type-C, Qualcomm's Voice and Music division has unveiled a range of new audio related products at its developer conference in Shenzhen, China.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Microsoft releases additional updates for older Windows platforms including Windows XP and Vista, to protect against potential nation-state activity.

Nintendo announced a slate of new titles for its new game console Switch, including games like Splatoon 2, ARMS and Pokken Tournament DX, the first Pokemon title for Nintendo Switch.

Today Dell is unveiling its first high-brightness 4K Ultra HD ultra-short throw laser projector and a new UltraSharp curved monitor.

LG Electronics today unveiled the LG Transparent LED Film Display. Introduced for the U.S. market at InfoComm 2017 this week in Orlando, the display ushers LG into an entirely new product segment.

LG Electronics is launching its new 34-inch 21:9 curved UltraWide gaming monitor (model 34UC89G), a new high-resolution monitor that has features intended to optimize gameplay, including NVIDIA G-Sync display technology and a 144Hz (overclock 166Hz) refresh rate.

Yahoo ended its two-decade run as an independent company on Tuesday, completing the sale of its core online assets to Verizon. Verison will integrate the Yahoo internet operations and AOL into a new unit called Oath, while Yahoo group now becomes a holding company called Altaba Inc.

Razer today announced the Razer Thresher Ultimate wireless headsets for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Both models are PC compatible.

Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed to Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang the company 's focus on self-driving technology.

Today Seagate announced the Game Drive for PS4, a 2TB external hard drive upgrade built and tested for PlayStation 4 gaming.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced the availability of its 7nm Leading-Performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40 percent generational performance boost to meet the needs of applications such as mobile processors, cloud servers and networking infrastructure.

Toshiba on Tuesday said it was being sued by another group of foreign investors for 43.9 billion yen ($399 million) in damages over a $1.3 billion accounting scandal uncovered two years ago.

Sony's E3 presentation did not include many new announcements, but among the trailers and clips of already revealed games, the company unveiled a new "Spider-man" game for its Playstation video console.

Today at E3, Alienware and Dell announced new PC gaming systems and components, including Alienware gaming desktops with new multi-core processor options, and a range of performance gaming monitors and peripherals.

Toshiba today announced the new AL14SX Series HDD - a family of 15,000rpm enterprise performance hard disk drives for mission critical servers and storage.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Today, on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Intel demonstrated a lineup of new games and technology, and revealed new initiatives, including partnerships with ESL, Oculus and Ready At Dawn Studios.

Today at E3, ORIGIN PC gave a sneak peek of their new light EVO15-S laptop powered by Windows 10 and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs.

MediaTek has made available its new MediaTek MT5597 System-on-Chip (SoC), an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Huawei launches the Honor 9 smartphone in China, with a European unveiling expected later this month. The smartphone features dual-cameras running on Kirin processors.

Unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are now available for enterprise buyers through resellers CDW, Insight, Connection, SHI, PCM and Zones and distributors Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data, Vertex Wireless, as well as for individual purchase through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Ebay and Target.com.

Sharp is suing business partner Hisense, claiming the company is putting its name on TVs that miss essential quality standards.

The new Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus value-tier smartphones have been released, delivering sharp looks, all day battery, good display and advanced camera capabilities.

Creative Technology announced at E3 2017 the latest addition to its Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card with an integrated RGB controller and a PCIe Sabre-class gaming DAC.

Terry Gou, founder and chairman of Foxconn has revelaled that Apple and Dell are among the copmpanies which will join a Foxconn-led consortium bidding for Toshiba's chip unit.

Samsung Electronics has reportedly lost Qualcomm's 7-nanometer (nm) chip order to Taiwan-based Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), in a blow that could impede the Korean chipmaker's latest efforts to expand its dominance in the foundry business.

Seagate took its latest storage solution for Xbox gamers to the next level with the new Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox, which features 8TB of storage and a multi-purpose USB hub for players with massive game libraries.

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