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TSMC, GlobalFoundries/Samsung To Present Their 7nm CMOS Platforms At IEDM
Hon Hai Gains Apple Mac Orders From Quanta
AT&T In Advanced Talks With Time Warner On Merger
LG's Next Flagship G6 Smartphone Won't be Modular
Samsung to Exchange Galaxy Note 7 with New Galaxy S8
Qualcomm Said to Be Near A Deal With NXP
AMD Revenue Forecast Falls Short of Estimates
Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights First Quarter Results
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Friday, October 21, 2016
TSMC will battle with the partnership of IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung to detail rival 7nm processes at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) technical conference in December.
Apple has reportedly offered Hon Hai a 15 percent increase in MacBook and iMac assembly orders to offset weakness in demand for iPads, analysts said.
AT&T has been reportedly ready to announced the acquisition of Time Warner, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal.
LG Electronics will to apply a modularized structure to its next flagship smartphone called 'G6, which is expected to be released in 2017.
Samsung Electronics announced a new compensation program for those who have purchased a Galaxy Note 7. The company will allow those who exchange their Galaxy Note 7 with Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to exchange them again with a Galaxy S8, scheduled to be launched in March 2017.
Qualcomm is reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV and the two chipmakers may announce a deal as early as next week, according Bloomberg.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) predicted fourth-quarter revenue below expectations, hurt by dwindling orders for game console processors.
Microsoft said sales of its flagship cloud product doubled in its first quarter, propelling earnings for the first quarter.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Razer today announced the new Razer Blade Pro, which has been redesigned and features a 17.3-inch G-Sync IGZO display, Intel's quad-core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1080 GPU, up to 2 TB of SSD storage and an ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard.
Nintendo provided details about the highly anticipated NX console, which will be called Nintendo Switch. The modular system provides single and multiplayer gamig at home, but also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.
Samsung Electronics has been reportedly in talks with LG Chem on using its batteries for its upcoming smartphones, following a safety scandal that led to the withdrawal of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones.
Yahoo has asked the U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to provide information about the government's request that Yahoo secretly scan customer emails.
Chinese internet giant LeEco on Wednesday launched several new products in San Francisco, including the LeSEE self-driving electric car, TVs, smart bikes and concepts for virtual reality headsets, marking its expansion into the US market.
Fujitsu Laboratories has collaborated with the University of Toronto to develop a new computing architecture to tackle a range of real-world issues by solving combinatorial optimization problems, which involve finding the best combination of elements out of an enormous set of element combinations.
Acer is expending its Predator monitor line-up in the United States with a new 24-inch flat-screen model featuring WQHD (2560x1440) resolution in a ZeroFrame design for multi- monitor set-ups.
Kodak has released a professional-quality, photography-first smartphone. The Kodak Ektra features a retro design and comes with classic leather accessories for all those who miss the good all days.
Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility.
Samsung Electronics is introducing the first 8-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM package, which is expected to greatly improve mobile user experiences, especially for those using Ultra HD, large-screen devices.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Foxconn is planning to tap into chip market by partnering with ARM to create a chip design center in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, the Nikkei reports.
Website owners are free to store users' internet addresses to prevent cyber attacks, the European Union's top court said on Wednesday.
T-Mobile US has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve a federal probe into whether it adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for its "unlimited" data plan subscribers, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.
Facebook is launching new tools to curate tips and suggestions from friends and make it easier for users to engage with the businesses behind them.
Apple plans to use a technology that replaces the normal printed keys with dynamic E-Ink displays in future MacBooks, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Samsung Electronics plans to release the Galaxy Gear S3 smartwatch next month, as the tech giant is trying to recover from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.
Huawei today announced at a media briefing in China the new Kirin 960 SoC from Huawei's semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon, which combines new technologies, promising the first commercial device to use them in due course.
Plextor has added the S1 series to its MLC SSD product line, which will be available only in Southeast Asia because of the limited quantities.
Intel reported a 9.1 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by improving PC demand and growth in its data center and cloud businesses.
Yahoo reported quarterly adjusted profit on Tuesday, a boost for the company whose deal to sell its core business to Verizon Communications has been shaken by a massive data breach.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
We had the chance to run some essential benchmarks with the new Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 2TB SSD, which sets new performance records while staying within the same power and thermal limits.
Nvidia is adding two new gaming GPUs to its lineup of NVIDIA-Pascal based GPUs — the GeForce GTX 1050, starting at $109, and the GTXD 1050 Ti, starting at $139.
LG Electronics has unveiled a very large ultrawide 21:9 screen monitor, seeking to strengthen its leadership in the premium monitor market.
TEAC has added a new model to its range of analogue turntables with the launch of the TN-400BT, the first standalone TEAC turntable with Bluetooth capability.
Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu Research and Development Center have jointly developed a technology that utilizes image processing and machine-learning to analyze surveillance camera images of traffic, with high accuracy and in real time, to recognize traffic conditions such as congestion and accidents.
At the 4G/5G Summit, Qualcomm announced today the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, the Snapdragon 653, 626 and 427 chipsets, along with an expanded connected camera portfolio.
THX announced today that Razer, the global lifestyle brand for gamers, has acquired the majority of the assets of THX Ltd. and brought onboard the management and employees of the company.
Samsung Electronics will peomote its next QLED TV as 'SUHD QLED TV', as the S. Korean company is trying to convince that its next-generation TV surpasses the OLED TVs, offered by rival LG lectronics.
Monday, October 17, 2016
The new 3,200 lumens Acer H6502BD home entertainment projector with LumiSense+ intelligent color enhancement is now available in the U.S. priced at $699 MSRP.
Samsung has expanded the availability of the Samsung Gear 360, a high-resolution, consumer 360-degree camera, starting at $349.991 from major in-store retailers including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless stores.
Qualcomm Technologies has successfully made the first over-the-air connection via MulteFire using listen-before-talk (LBT).
ZTE has started accepting pre-orders of the Axon 7 Mini, a smaller version of its flagship Axon 7 smartphone.
Chinese display makers are speeding up efforts to catch up with the Korean companies LG Display and Samsung Display, which are ruling the roost in the global display market.
Samsung Electronics today announced that it has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products with 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology for which would make it first in the industry.
Tesla Motors said it would collaborate with Panasonic to manufacture solar cells and modules in New York.
Samsung launching its newest gaming monitor. The CFG70 curved monitor, designed specifically for professional gamers, includes enhanced picture quality and player-friendly features.
DENSO and Toshiba have reached a basic agreement to jointly develop an artificial intelligence technology called Deep Neural Network-Intellectual Property (DNN-IP), which will be used in image recognition systems to help achieve driver assistance and automated driving technologies.
BIOSTAR announced its latest product series with teh release of the BIOSTAR S100 SSD, targeted for those looking to upgrade their system responsiveness without expensive upgrades.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Researchers have come up with a smartwatch prototype that uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform common touch screen gestures with one-handed continuous input.
Friday, October 14, 2016 Inc's Chief Executive Marc Benioff said on Friday he had ruled out bidding for Twitter, a decision that raises questions about Twitter's future.
Samsung has added to its 2-in-1 line up the Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition, a 2-in-1 device featuring a 12" Super AMOLED display, bundled full-size keyboard, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10.
AMD today outlined new solutions for professional VR content creators, designed to help them create VR content that approaches cinematic fidelity, and help them maximize that content's viewership.
Xbox One is still out-performing PS4 for the third consecutive month, in a significnt return on Microsoft’s refocused efforts.
AMD and Alibaba are collaborating to strengthen research and cooperation related to the use of AMD Radeon Pro GPU technology in Alibaba Cloud’s global datacenters.
AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx today announced the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI), a standard that can increase datacenter server performance by up to 10x. is teaming up with VMware to let customers combine VMware’s software for corporate networks with Amazon’s internet-based cloud-computing services.
Samsung Electronics announced today that it estimates a negative impact of approximately mid-3 trillion won ($2.65 million) in operating profit from the fourth quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2017, due to the discontinuation of Galaxy Note7 sales.
The Instagram app for Windows 10 is expanding beyond its current mobile availability and is optimized for tablets and PCs today. The app is free to download from the Windows Store.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Verizon Communications Inc.’s top attorney said that the hack into Yahoo’s e-mail accounts represents a material impact to the phone carrier’s acquisition of the internet company’s online businesses.
Sony plans to release five or more smartphone games in Japan by March 2018, compatible with Apple's iOS operating system and Google's Android platform .
Twitter today unveiled Periscope Producer, a new way for brands, media organizations and other live video creators to share produced live video on Periscope and Twitter.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which supplies chips for Apple's s iPhone 7 series, expects this quarter to be a stronger, benefiting from increasing demand for high-end smartphones.
HTC Corp.'s VIVE X accelerator fund for virtual reality start-ups is accepting new applicants.
The U.S. government will invest tens of millions of dollars in smart-city technologies, small-satellite broadband, space technology and artificial intelligence (AI).
The European antitrust authorities have given Google three more weeks to counter charges that it unfairly demotes rival shopping services in internet search results.
ZTE Corp. will unveil its 4K-capable Android TV set-top-box (ZXV10 B860H) for home users at the Broadband World Forum 2016, 18-20 October, London.
A group of investors are suing Toshiba in a Tokyo court for 16.7 billion yen ($162.3 million) in damages, over a $1.3 billion accounting scandal uncovered last year.
Native Instruments’ TRAKTOR PRO 2 and TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO2 DJ software is now compatible with the DVS feature of Pioneer's flagship DJM-900NXS2 mixer, and the USB-HID control feature of our CDJ-2000NXS2 multi player.
Toshiba is joining the market of autonomous vehicles by developing an an obstacle avoidance system it hopes to commercialize by 2020 for marketing to autoparts makers.
Apple's chief executive officer was in Japan's ancient capital on Thursday, meeting with Nintendo executives at the gaming company's headquarters.
SK Hynix Inc. has entered into an agreement with Stanford University to collaboratively research and develop 'Artificial Neural Network Devices' exploiting a ferroelectric material.
Samsung is issuing a $100 credit to exchange the defective Galaxy Note 7 for a Galaxy S7 Edge or other Samsung device.
Ricoh is launching the new RICOH THETA SC, a smaller, cheaper version of the Theta S 360-degree camera, featuring a full range of basic features and solid specifications.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) and Nokia Bell Labs today announced they have achieved a record transmission capacity over a 6,600 km single mode fiber.
Google will work with Facebook, Pacific Light Data Communication and TE Subcom to build the first direct submarine cable system between Los Angeles and Hong Kong with ultra high-capacity.
BMW envisions the motorcycle of the future to be self-balancing and so safe riders can cruise without helmet and according to BMW.
Sony is joining the race for virtual-reality (VR) dominance today with the US$399 PlayStation VR, a headset the company hopes will beat pricier rivals.
Fujitsu is introducing its next-generation all-flash storage systems. The new ETERNUS AF all-flash models are the fastest-ever Fujitsu storage systems, bringing the benefits of all-flash technology to enterprise computing environments.
Xiaomi announced an upcoming launch of a new device, expanding smart home line. The white cube-shaped Small Square Smart Camera is able to shoot full-HD video under poor lighting conditions or at night, capturing objects at a 9-meter distance.
On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that HoloLens, its self-contained holographic computer, is now available for preorder in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with devices starting to ship in late November.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled nearly 68 million units in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), a year-on-year decline of 3.9%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
HP Inc. today unveiled its latest generation consumer PC line-up for the 2016 holidays. New devices include the second generation HP Spectre x360 convertible, the HP ENVY laptop, the HP ENVY AIO 27 and the HP ENVY 27 Display. on Wednesday launched a music streaming service with subscriptions as low as $3.99 per month for owners of its Amazon Echo speaker, the latest entry in an increasingly crowded field.
Samsung Electronics slashed its quarterly profit estimate by a third on Wednesday, soaking up a $2.3 billion hit from ditching its flagship smartphone.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Google today announced Project Fi’s group plan: an easy way to share Project Fi with the people who matter most to you.
A group of technology companies have formed the Gen-Z Consortium, an industry alliance working to create and commercialize scalable, high-performance fabric technology aimed at simplifying data access at rack scale.
Samsung's announcement to stop all sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 is expected to cause noticeable changes in shipments of major smartphone brands.
Intel today announced the Intel Falcon 8+ system, an advanced drone with full electronic system redundancy that is designed with safety and performance for the North American markets.
Western Digital today announced WD Blue and WD Green solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs following the acquisition of SSD and NAND flash manufacturer SanDisk.
Symantec has found evidence that a hacking group dubbed Odinaff has mounted attacks on SWIFT users, using malware to hide customers’ own records of SWIFT messages relating to fraudulent transactions.
Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, a mobile application processor (AP) designed for wearable devices with 14-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology and an LTE modem.
Seagate has made available two of its most advanced mobile consumer drives yet -- the 5TB mobile BarraCuda and the 2TB FireCuda SSHD. Both products are based on Seagate’s 2.5 inch 1TB platters introduced in January.
Samsung Electronics said it stopped production and the global sales of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet Tuesday, weeks after it resumed the sales following an unprecedented replacement program.
The supply shortage that persisted in the NAND Flash market during the third quarter will become more acute in the fourth quarter due to surging demand from clients in the smartphone and SSD industries, says DRAMeXchange.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Oculus has opened preorders for Oculus Touch, ahead of the controller bundle's launch on December 6th.
Samsung's new ArtPC Pulse cylindrical PC / speaker will will be released on October 28 for $1,199.99, and it is available for preorder on Amazon now.
Kingston Digital today announced the release of IronKeyD300 and IronKey D300 Managed encrypted USB Flash drives.
Facebook Workplace, the app that allows coworkers stay connected with each other, is now available to any company or organization that wants to use it.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in the patent dispute between the world's two top smartphone manufacturers over the amount Samsung should pay Apple for copying the iPhone's design.
Twitter says Sunday's presidential debate was the most tweeted ever, with more than 17 million tweets related to the forum sent.
Samsung is launching its P-Series standalone SMART signage, the first Tizen-powered displays.

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