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Apple In Talks With Hollywood For Early Movie Rental
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Global Virtual Reality Association Established To Promote VR
Fitbit Acquired Assets from Pebble
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Apple is reportedly in talks with Hollywood studios for earlier access to movies in order to bolster its iTunes business.

The Bluetooth 5 specifications have been released, and the updated wireless standard offers 4x range, 2x speed and 8x broadcasting message capacity.

Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook's Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, today announced the creation of a non-profit organization of international headset manufacturers to promote the growth of the global virtual reality (VR) industry.

Confirming previous reports, Fitbit, Inc. today announced that it has acquired specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development, but excluding the company's hardware products.

GIGABYTE today rolled out its entire line of Xtreme Gaming series peripherals and gears, namely the XK700 gaming keyboard, XH300 gaming headsets, XC700W and XC300W PC cases, XTC700 CPU cooler, and XGC300 gaming chair.

Japanese cooling expert Scythe released the fifth version of the Mugen CPU Cooler, which has been fitted with significant improvements.

Qualcomm has started commercial sampling and conducted a live demonstration of the first 10nm server processor in its Centriq product family-- the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series.

The latest AMD rumor is that the company will be licensing its Radeon graphics technology to Intel, although the scenario is very unlike to be close to the truth.

Today Intel announced the new integration of the True Key extension with Windows Hello to deliver a multi-factor sign in experience on Microsoft Edge.

Foxconn Technology Group, the biggest assembler of Apple devices, is in discussions to make an investment that would expand the company's U.S. operations.

Apple has unveiled its Best of 2016 lists, celebrating the most downloaded apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes and iBooks.

Western Digital has signed a definitive royalty-bearing agreement with Samsung Electronics to renew the cross-license of the two companies' semiconductor patent portfolios.

Sony plans to release six smartphone games in the financial year starting April and unveiled Project Field, a controller designed to interact with cards, figures to control games, in the hope of replicating the success of Nintendo's Pokemon GO.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Samsung may not have to disgorge all profits from smartphone sales even if some designs of the phones were copied from Apple's iPhone.

TSMC and IBM has presented separate papers at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), describing their respective results nudging forward both Moore's law and extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV).

The highly-anticipated Oculus Touch controllers launch today online and in stores.

The European Commission (EC) has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft.

Google says that it will reach 100% renewable energy for its global operations - including both our data centers and offices, by 2017.

Yahoo has announced its annual 2016 Year in Review report, which offers a detailed look into what intrigued the minds of millions of users worldwide throughout the year.

Western Digital today expanded its data center SSD and HDD portfolio with the introduction of the HGST-branded Ultrastar SN200 NVMe-compatible PCIe solid-state drive series, the 12TB Ultrastar He12 drive, while it also announced plans to extend the He12 platform to 14TB, leveraging Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR).

Harman International Industries invested in startup Navdy , which makes projection displays that sit in front of car windshields, signaling a new area it plans to explore under the ownership of Samsung.

Meizu has just today unveiled the m5 Note, 5.5-inch smartphone that replaces the m3 Note mid-range model.

A research team from South Korea has developed transparent and bendable semiconductor material, which could be used in future transtapent portable devices.

BenQ today announced the SW320 photographer monitor, a 31.5-inch 4K display with high color performance and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability.

Nanya Technology has announced the completion of its investment in Micron through private placement, and Micron's takeover of Inotera Memories was announced on December 6.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Google's YouTube are coming together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Microsoft is offering users a new chatbot on the app Kik, nine months after it shut down an earlier bot that internet users got to spout racist, sexist and pornographic remarks.

Google is rolling out Android 7.1.1, an update to Nougat that showcases more ways to express yourself, along with a handful of other features and improvements to stability and performance.

The U.S. Justice Department today announced a multinational operation involving arrests and searches in four countries to dismantle a complex and sophisticated network of computer servers known as "Avalanche."

Simplicity is a driving factor, as basic wearables sell better than smartwatches. Fitbit was once again the market leader in 3Q16, followed by Xiaomi, Garmin and Samsung, according to data released by IDC. unveiled Amazon Go, a technology that lets shoppers buy groceries without having to scan and pay for them and wait in line for checkout.

Uber Technologies has agreed to buy startup Geometric Intelligence to help the ride-hailing company create a new artificial-intelligence research lab.

Google is offering yet another app that tracks your daily movements. The Trusted Contacts personal safety app lets you share your location with loved ones in everyday situations and when emergencies arise.

Micron Technology today introduced the Micron Enterprise 5100 Series SATA solid state drive (SSD) family, all based on their 3D TLC NAND.

Panasonic has been reportedly in discussions to buy Austrian headlight manufacturer ZKW Group GmbH, Bloomberg reports.

The South Korean Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has sued Samsung, Qualcomm and Global Foundries over infringing its FinFET technology patents without permission.

Samsung has released an update for the Gear S2, which gets some features already offered by the newer Gear S3.

Alphabet's artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the maze-like game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public.

Researchers from LG Electronics and Yonsei University have demonstrated full duplex radio technology based on an 80 megahertz multiple-input multiple-output broadband antenna at the electronics company's research and development campus.

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies tops the projected ranking of the top 10 fabless IC design houses worldwide based on annual revenues for 2016.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Apple has almost acknowledged it is working on autonomous vehicles, writing a letter to U.S. regulators offering feedback on proposed guidelines for the emerging technology.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Apple is offering a fix free of charge after a China consumer group complained about a problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down, eventually due to a battery flaw, according to Apple.

Microsoft Stores announced its 12 Days of Deals - the store's annual series of one-day-only savings and doorbusters - and there many deals on Xbox One bundles, games, controllers and more.

A researcher claims that he has managed to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS by inserting long strings in the Wi-Fi configuration settings.

Facebook is offering up a $20 million contribution to help improve the communities around Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, as the social networking giant looks to sweeten the special privileges it receives from the local authorities.

Xiaomi on Tuesday launched a new speaker, called Mi Wi-Fi Speaker.

Multiple reports of a smartphone called Mi MIX Nano have been circulating online, but Xiaomi refutes the rumor.

Nokia is staging a come back to the smartphone market in collaboration with Finland's HMD Global, and the specifications of the purported Nokia D1C mid-range smartphone have appeared online.

A former senior manager at Taiwan's technology giant Foxconn has been indicted for stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones in China to pocket around US$1.56 million (S$2.2 million), Taiwanese prosecutors said Friday.

ASRock's new mini PC Beebox-S series is powered by the Intel 7th Gen Core i3 / i5 processors to deliver 4K playback with hardware acceleration, 10-bit color and HDR (high-dynamic range) support.

LG Electronics hopes to boost its ailing mobile business under the new leadership of Vice Chairman and CEO Jo Seong-jin.

Huawei has unveiled the first long-lifespan graphene-assisted Li-ion battery able to withstand high temperatures.

Thursday, December 01, 2016 unveiled a new security tool for cloud customers.

Facebook is working on an intelligent software that will automatically flag offensive material in live video streams.

Parents can now create Nintendo Accounts for children under the age of 13.

Today, HP announced their new affordable, durable and functional learning PC - the ProBook x360 11 Education Edition, powered by Windows 10.

Samsung is partnering with Lonely Planet to enable travelers to discover new destinations whilst on the go using the Samsung Gear S3.

New gaming laptops equipped with GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti series of GPUs will be launched for mobile systems makers at CES 2017 in January.

CyberLink's flagship media player, PowerDVD, achieved certification from both the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) for the playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs.

China's top social messaging app WeChat censors messages that contain sensitive terms and are sent from overseas to mainland-linked accounts, according to a report.

The European Commission (EC) has proposed simplifying value-added sales tax (VAT) requirements for online retailers on Thursday, in a measure that could boost Internet commerce.

On Thursday, Microsoft renewed its Affordable Access Initiative grant fund for a second year. The fund assists companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets.

Apple is reportedly planning plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch Google.

Fitness wristband maker Fitbit is said to be close to a deal to acquire smartwatch maker Pebble, in order to access its intellectual property.

MediaTek is launching two upgraded mobile processors- MediaTek Helio X23 and Helio X27 - adding new features to the MediaTek Helio X20 family.

The Oakforest-PACS supercomputer at the Joint Center for Advanced High Performance Computing (JCAHPC), which is jointly run by the University of Tokyo and the University of Tsukuba, has started operations today.

Nokia on Thursday announced that its deal with HMD Global Oy, a new company formed to revive the Nokia brand in phones, has come into force and that HMD has opened for business.

Intel Extreme Masters, the longest-running esports circuit in the world, returns to Katowice, Poland, for the fifth consecutive year with the 2017 World Championship.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly and Amazon Rekognition are's new cloud computing products designed for image recognition, speech-to-text conversion and conversational apps, respectively.

Back in 2010, Youtube enabled 4K video support for the very first time. Today, Google is taking 4K video one step further with the launch of 4K live streaming for both 360-degree videos and standard videos.

Security researchers revealed and alarming malware campaign. The attack campaign, named Gooligan, breached the security of over one million Google accounts. The number continues to rise at an additional 13,000 breached devices each day.

Today Seagate announced Seagate Duet, a one-to-one cloud-syncing portable external hard drive for Amazon Drive.

Netflix members worldwide can now download and watch offline in addition to stream series and films at no extra cost.

Intel, Delphi Automotive and Mobileye will collaborate in an alliance in order to advance autonomous vehicles.

Chinese handset maker Meizu has released its latest flagship smartphone. The Pro 6 Plus will be available in Asia and Europe for $435 and is powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out a feature that allows users to play popular games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders through the messaging app.

Diabetic retinopathy - an eye condition that affects people with diabetes - is the fastest growing cause of blindness, and it can be treated if detected early. Google's deep learning algorithm is capable of interpreting signs of DR in retinal photographs.

Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure. Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life. Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world.

Imagination is partnership with Japanese automotive component manufacturing company DENSO sophisticated automotive electronics systems. is developing a premium Echo-like speaker with a screen, as the online retailer is trying to capitalize on the success of its voice-controlled home gadgets and fend off competition from Google and Apple.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) reportedly plans to introduce a manufacturing process technology under a 12nm description to help it compete with rivals Samsung and Globalfoundries.

Dell announced a new high-performance thin client, the Wyse 5060, that is easy to deploy and manage, provides security options and complete virtual workspace compatibility with Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.

MediaTek plans to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning Q1 2017.

Samsung Electronics is planning to introduce automatic focus (AF) function for a front-camera of its next flagship smartphone, (Galaxy S8), as the company is trying to offer differentiated functions to the market.

The DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) its revising its patent licensing program to offer a reduced royalty rate for DVD Players and Recorders to licensees in "good standing."

Monday, November 28, 2016

AT&T Inc. on Monday took the wraps off its new DirecTV Now streaming service, making a foray into the crowded online video service market.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has successfully demonstrated Memory-Driven Computing, a concept that puts memory, not processing, at the center of the computing platform to realize performance and efficiency gains not possible today.

Mobile phones and mobile computing users can choose the right SD memory card to run applications on mobile devices at optimal performance levels with the latest SD Specification 5.1.

TechInsights has explored SK Hynix's U-shaped NAND cell architecture and compares it with the 3D NAND approaches followded by Micron, Toshiba, Intel and Samsung.

The demand for OLEDs in the near future years could force Chinese companies Huawei, VIVO and OPPO's parent company BBK and Royole, among others, start investing into flexible OLEDs by next year.

Hundreds of thousands of Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany have been hit by network outages that could be the work of hackers.

ZOTAC introduces a new way to experience VR with the ZOTAC VR GO backpack, which has been upgraded since making its appearance at Computex 2016.

A new report has been added to previous ones, claiming that Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup might include a model with a curved screen similar to Samsung's Edge devices.

LG Enters Medical Display Market, Challenges Siemens, Sony

Samsung Electronics Co. and heir apparent Jay Y. Lee are reportedly facing rising pressure from investors for broad change at the company.

A new IPS liquid crystal panel that achieves a contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1 -- 600 times that of conventional liquid crystal panels -- has been developed by Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.

Thanksgiving posts a 17 percent gain to $1.3 Billion, while Black Friday jumps 19 percent to just under $2 Billion, pushing the holiday season-to-date growth rate to 12 percent, according to comScore.


The global mobile DRAM market share held by Samsung Electronics has hit a record-high level in Q3, according to DRAMeXchange.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Target, Wal-Mart Stores Best Buy and other chains are offering heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to help keep up with Inc. this holiday season.

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