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Saturday, April 29, 2017

A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified amount to prevent all the new episodes from being leaked online.

Turkish citizens have no longer access to Wikipedia, as the Telecommunication Authority in the country (BTK) says that the online encyclopedia is a "threat" for Turkey's national security.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Qualcomm slashed its profit expectations Friday by a third saying that Apple is refusing to pay royalties on technology used in the iPhone.

The popular open source media player Kodi has responded to recent rumors surrounding the software's embrace of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the fact that it has been falsly portrayed as a piracy platform.

ASML is filing initial legal claims against Nikon for infringement of more than 10 patents, related to a broad range of products in the fields of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, flat panel display manufacturing equipment and digital cameras.

Sony reported Friday a January-March profit of 27.7 billion yen ($250 million), as a result of healthy sales of image sensors, PlayStation 4 game software and batteries for mobile devices.

Sharp on Friday reported a narrower annual loss for the year ended in March, as a cost-cutting drive by Taiwanese owner Foxconn started to show results.

Nintendo is launching the Nintendo 2DS LL (sold as New Nintendo 2DS XL outside Japan), a new handheld gaming system featuring a large display screen and portability.

KINGMAX has upgraded the performance of its memory lines, and is now launching its latest upgraded ZEUS DDR4 gaming memory, compatible with Intel Z270 chipsets, supporting Intel XMP 2.0 overclocking technology.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Microsoft reported a 27.8 percent increase in quarterly profit on Thursday, lifted by robust demand for its cloud computing services.

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $5.43 billion, driven by a surge in advertising on mobiles and its popular YouTube video service.

Intel reported a near 45 percent rise in first-quarter profit, helped by strength in its data center business and a stabilizing personal computer market.

Acer today held its next@acer global press event in New York and introduced its full 2017 back-to-school product lineup, highlighting its thermal technologies that enable thinner form factors in new gaming notebooks, detachables, and all-in-one PCs. The company also unveiled Windows Mixed Reality development kits and its 4K Display Portfolio.

Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Huawei's strong growth cemented its number three position, a market tracker said Thursday.

Noctua today confirmed that Intel's next high-end desktop platform will use the LGA 2066 socket, and is offering ownerrs of its older coolers models the NM-I2011 or NM-i20xx upgrade kits for free.

The new Razer Lancehead wireless gaming mouse (US$139.99) features Razer's Adaptive Frequency Technology for tournament-grade wireless gaming performance and is also the first to showcase the new hybrid on-board and cloud memory via the upcoming Razer Synapse Pro (Beta).

BlackBerry's partner TCL Communication will release the BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone's maker said Thursday.

3.4 billion smartphones will be ready for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay by the end of 2017, and the number is expected to increase to 5.3 billion by 2021, according to IHS Markit.

The second generation features customizable color palettes, how-to makeup tutorials and a robust and truly natural contouring tool.

Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects operating profit to jump 121 percent in the year through March 2018, bolstered by strong demand for its new Switch console.

LG Electronics said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit rose to its highest in nearly eight years on strong sales of home appliances and televisions, with revenue likely to increase in the current quarter.

Samsung Electronics said Thursday its first-quarter profit surged to the highest level in more than three years as its semiconductor division posted the highest income in the company's history.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is proposing to overturn the 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules, setting off a fight over the future of the internet.

Twitter seems to be addressing its biggest challenge to attract new users but reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a first since going public.

Western Digital has begun shipping its fourth-generation helium-based hard drive with its 12TB HGST-branded Ultrastar He12 hard drive.

Verizon has rolled out a new unlimited data offering for prepaid customers on Tuesday priced at $80 a month.

Benefiting from recovery in panel selling prices and strong demand for its large ultra-HD 4K TVs, LG Display posted record quarterly profit of 1.03 trillion won ($911.2 million) in the first three months of 2017.

Sergey Brin, the Google co-founder, has reportedly been building an airship inside of Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Research Center, Bloomberg reports.

A South Korean court says Uber Technologies violated transport law, as the company illegally used private vehicles for commercial purposes.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Uber is taking to the skies with its next project called "flying cars" although the company is still facing problems on the ground.

ARM Holdings announced today the launch of the Mali-C71 image signal processor (ISP), the first product in their new Mali camera family, designed specifically for the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

After spending two quarters in second place, Huawei moved past Oppo to recapture the lead in China's smartphone market in Q1 2017, according to Canalys.

Xiaomi has unveiled another pair of "smart" shoes called MiJia Smart Sneakers, which will be embedded with an Intel Curie Module chip to track your movements.

Google is trying to purge fake news from the top of its search results by making a rare change to the algorithm behind its search engine.

Apple plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more.

The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

3D-NAND will formally become the mainstream architecture of NAND Flash memory in the third quarter of 2017 with its share in the total NAND Flash bit output exceeding 50%, DRAMeXchange anticipates.

VIZIO announced today its new 2017 SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR XLED Plus Display collection.

ZTE announced that the 6-inch ZTE MAX XL smartphone is available online today at Boost Mobile for $129.99 MSRP.

Faceboook is seeking to further increase the user's engagement by displaying Related Articles that will appear before you read an article shared in News Feed.

At the recent VRLA Expo 2017 in Los Angeles, a group of Samsung employees introduced an experimental, hands-free VR interface that they call FaceSense.

Apple has hired Jeff Norris, a specialist in the new technology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to help build augmented reality products, Bloomberg reports.

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it has developed an application processor (AP) for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and also plans to use MRAM as part of its upcoming SoCs.

SK Hynix Inc. has set all-time high numbers in quarterly revenue, operating profit and net income, as a result of rising memory chip prices despite seasonal factors.

Waymo's autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for families in Phoenix, Arizona, using 500 Chrysler minivans.

Monday, April 24, 2017

To enable more great VR films, Google is introducing the next generation Jump camera - the YI HALO - and Jump Start, a program to get Jump cameras into the hands of more filmmakers than before.

As Tesla prepares for its first mass-market vehicle and continues to increase the Model S and Model X fleet, the company is making charging an even greater priority.

Micron Technology and Microsoft today announced a collaboration that aims to address the challenge of providing trusted computing models for IoT deployments in industrial, automotive and consumer environments.

Today AMD announced at NAB a new dual-GPU graphics card designed for professionals: the Polaris-architecture-based Radeon Pro Duo.

Toshiba said Monday it will spin off four key operations including its infrastructure systems to keep its financial standing from affecting its healthy businesses.

Drones are creating more content than ever before, and the new Seagate DJI Fly Drive has been designed to allow drone owners manage this data easier.

Nikon filed lawsuits in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan against ASML, the world's third-largest chip equipment maker, and Carl Zeiss, saying its lithography technology was illegally used by the two companies.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

LG Electronics plans to release the 'X Power 2' (LGM-X320) smartphone in early June, equipped with a large 4500mAh battery.

Struggling Toshiba is in big financial trouble and has put its NAND chip business on sale, but what about the company's hard disk drive and solid-state drive business?

SK Hynix Inc. said on Sunday that it has developed the fastest 2Znm 8Gb (Gigabit) GDDR6 (Graphics DDR6) DRAM. This is an upgrade of the GDDR5 boasting of faster data transferring speed than its predecessor, GDDR5 and GDDR5X.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The popular game series Call of Duty will return to its roots after years of futuristic and modern settings.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Amazon.com's video-game streaming site Twitch will begin selling games and features in the coming months, as Amazon tries to further expand its commerce services into the large gaming industry.industry.

Recent hires suggest that Apple is looking to the skies, as it has recruited top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team, Bloomberg reports.

Google's core advertising business is threatened by consumers blocking online ads, so adding an ordinary ad-blocker to the Chrome web browser would not make sense.

General Motors plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.

HP's latest Zbook laptop workstations, announced on Friday, are heavy built laptops featuring comparable memory and storage capacity technology to the Apple Mac Pro, while offering even more.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, Gear VR with Controller and Google Play Music as the default music player and service are now available for purchase from AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Straight Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless.

Tesla founder Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp., to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in "consensual telepathy."

Samsung Electronics on Friday confirmed the release of software updates for its Galaxy S8 smartphones next week amid complaints that some screens on the flagship device have an unnatural reddish tint.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$301.60, much higher than for previous versions of the company's smartphones.

Google's entry in the home personal assistant space was only a personal assistant if you lived alone and no one else talked to it. Now Google changes that.

Microsoft is aligning the servicing models for Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus and System Center Configuration Manager, particularly for customers with Secure Productive Enterprise.

Shuttle has added the NS02A and the NS02E to its XPC nano product range, positioned primarily as simple content players in the digital signage sector.

Toshiba has confirmed that its has received two additional actions for compensatory damages in relation to the recent accounting issues.

Samsung's Harman International has expanded its relationship with Chinese Internet and web services company Baidu to jointly develop new cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions aimed at Chinese automakers.

Makers of parts such as semiconductors, displays and camera modules used in Apple's iPhones are concerned about Apple's move to become more self-sufficient when it comes to the components used in iPhones.

Samsung Electronics and Amazon Video announced the introduction of HDR10+, an updated open standard that leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colors on an expanded range of televisions.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Amazon Lex, the technology that powers Amazon Alexa, is now available to all Amazon Web Services customers.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that that the Samsung's Galaxy Note8 will sport a 6.4-inch screen and the dual camera system, a feature that is missing from the S8 model.

At NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, Nokia will unleash an ambitious slate of new technologies and enhancements to its OZO product line-up.

Samsung is ready to produce faster and even more power-efficient chips than the ones it uses the latest Galaxy S8 smartphones, based on the 10-nanometer LPP (low-power plus) process.

Internet regulators in China's capital plan to summon Apple to urge the firm to tighten its checks on software applications available in its Apple Store.

Facebook is releasing React VR, a new library that lets developers build experiences for VR by using standard web tools.

Facebook today announced the second generation of its Surround 360 video camera design. The Surround 360 has been upgraded as both a larger, more capable unit and a smaller, more portable version.

Introduced at the AXPONA Audio Expo, the new TEAC AI-503 is poised to be the centerpiece of your home Hi-Fi set up.

Sony is adjusting the PlayStation 4's retail configuration to offer the standard console with a 1TB hard drive, double the size of its previous internal storage.

Sony has announced the alpha 9 high-end full frame mirrorless camera in an event in New York. The a9 has a 24MP, stacked CMOS sensor for super-fast readout, allowing a completely silent electronic shutter.

Samsung has started accepting pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 Windows 10 device designed for mobile professionals, available in two sizes - 12-inch and 10.6-inch.

Intel plans to unveil its Basin Falls platform - Skylake-X, Kaby Lake-X processors and the X299 chipset - this Juneat Computex 2017 in Taipei, two months earlier than originally scheduled.

Today LaCie announced the next evolution of its 2big professional 2-bay RAID storage solution, now armed with Thunderbolt 3 technology.

Lenovo makes a play for mainstream consumers with the new Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook, packing the fun of a tablet with the power punch of a PC.

Xiaomi has created the beautiful phone Mi 6 equiiped with a battery that can last for one day, a great camera, a lot of storage and a powerful 10-nm Snapdragon 835 processor.

Responding to users who claimed that their Galaxy S8's displays had an unnatural reddish tint, Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said that there is no defect in its new flagship smartphone.

Microsoft is introducing "Power Throttling", a technology that places the CPU in its most energy efficient operating modes when background work is running in order to get the work done, but the minimal possible power consumption.

Yahoo reported a 22.1 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, ahead of the sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference on April 18, 2017 in San Jose, California, and laid out his strategy for augmented reality, saying the social network will use smartphone cameras to overlay virtual items on the real world.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Samsung Electronics has established a roadmap for the DRAM manufacturing following beyond the 18nm process, and it seems that the pace of the DRAM scaling is slowing down.

Today AMD introduced the Radeon RX 500 series, a new line of graphics cards featuring a powerful combination of improved game performance, higher clock speeds, and a 2nd generation Polaris architecture.

Ten years after Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date.

Apple is expected to begin production of two new iMac all-in-one (AIO) PCs in May 2017 for an official launch in the second half of the year, according to sources from Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

The HUAWEI WATCH 2, Huawei's second-generation smartwatch, hits the U.S. today starting at $300, and for a limited time, it will come with 10 weeks free access to Google Play Music.

Toshiba announced a new series of 3.5-inch internal NAS (Network Attached Storage) consumer hard drives for personal, home office and small business use - the N300 Series HDDs.

The state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan is reportedly looking at the auction of Toshiba's chip unit but did not participate in first-round bidding, INCJ Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said on Tuesday.

HTC is rolling out three new Vive bundles that include PCs and graphics cards for the first time.

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