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Monday, April 23, 2018

Google's lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of this year topped $5 million, as the Internet giant sought to influence federal policymakers on issues including online privacy, competition and online advertising.

Samsung today launched Pilot Season, a new initiative aimed at infusing exclusive original episodic Virtual Reality (VR) content into the Samsung VR Video service.

Rob Goldman, vice president of Ads at Facebook, tried to explain why Facebook is collecting users's data and what how the social network is using it.

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple, concerned that the merger could reduce choice for users of music streaming services.

Amazon.com Inc. is working on robots for the home, with prototypes to be able to navigate from room to room like driverless cars, Bloomberg reports.

Apple's supplier TSMC is looking ahead to a strong year in terms of profitability, driven by production of new iPhone chips using the advanced 7nm process.

Toshiba will probably miss a May 1 deadline to sell its memory chips business to a Bain Capital-led group, but says that it still intends to close transaction as soon as possible.

Google is launching Chat, a new text messaging system for its Android platform to challenge Apple's iMessage in smartphone.

ASUS CEO Jerry Shen today announced at India the ZenFone Max Pro (M1), a high-performance smartphone running stock Android and powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636, priced at $165.

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled the 15 series of smartphones, which do not follow the latest trends in terms of design - notches and tall screens.

LG Electronics has started preorders for the high-end LG CineBeam Laser 4K beam projector, which comes with Ultra-HD resolution and is rated at 2,500 ANSI Lumen.

Driven by strong growth in the memory market, worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $420.4 billion in 2017, a 21.6 percent increase from 2016 revenue of $345.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.

AMD has added new low-power variants of the company's 2000-series APUs - the Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Samsung Electronics' 2018 quantum dot light-emitting diode (QLED) TVs received "100 percent color volume" certification from Germany's VDE association.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Telecommunications standards organization GSMA on Saturday said it it putting the development of the latest version of the eSIM specification is on hold pending the completion of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ).

Apple onm Friday said a "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops (non Touch Bar) units, sold between October 2016 and October 2017 have a potentially faulty component that causes the battery to expand.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The gaming smartphone category was defined by Razer, but ZTE's Nubia has unveiled the Red Magic comes with hopes to take down the market leader.

Manufacturing problems at South Korea's LG Display could force Apple to rely on rival Samsung Display for high-end and costly smartphone screens.

Nintendo has made available at retailers across the U.S. the Nintendo Labo kits, which combine the Nintendo Switch system with the fun of DIY creations.

The International Society 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits kicks off this June and tech companies will present research results related state-of-the-art semiconductor and circuit technology, including advancements in the 10nm, 7nm and 3nm semicondutior processes and MRAM.

Samsung Electronics denied a report that the Korean tech giant may be interested in buying Nokia Health to expand its healthcare portfolio.

China's ZTE said on Friday that a U.S. ban on the sale of parts and software to the company was unfair and threatens its survival, and vowed to safeguard its interests through communication and legally.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

AMD today is officlally making available its 2nd Generation Ryzen Desktop processors, starting with four models optimized for gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts: Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600 processors.

Lenovo continues the legacy of the moto g and moto e product families with the newest generations: meet the g6 and moto e5 smartphones.

On Wednesday, April 18th at 6:51 p.m. EDT, SpaceX successfully launched NASA's TESS spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

LG Electronics's home appliances are getting support for Amazon.com's Alexa AI devices, besides the already supported connectivity with Google's smart speakers.

Huawei has just announced its latest flagship phone: the Honor 10. Taking some cues from the impressive Huawei P20, the Honor 10 has a notch and comes in psychedelic colors.

Garmin is launching Connect IQ 3.0, the latest edition of their open platform for third-party developers to create apps for Garmin wearables, bike computers and outdoor handhelds.

Intel's nGraph Compiler, a framework-neutral deep neural network (DNN) model compiler, is now open source, allowing support for multiple deep learning frameworks while optimizing models for multiple hardware solutions.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Facebook is seeking to hire a manager to build an "end-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization," according to a job listing on its corporate website.

A new filing that appeared on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website lists new iPhone model numbers, which could be released before September.

Western Digital today introduced the Ultrastar DC HC530 hard drive, which at uses conventional magnetic recording (CMR) to squeeze 14TB of data.

Best Buy partners with rival Amazon.com to sell the Amazon Fire TV Edition in the United States and Canada.

Strong DUV demand drove ASML's solid Q1 results, with multiple EUV equipment orders, including High-NA to demonstrate the adoption of EUV technology from the chip making industry.

Amazon launched the 'International Shopping' experience within the Amazon Shopping App, making it possible for its customers located outside the U.S. to browse and shop items that can be shipped to their country from the United States.

Facebook is introducing new privacy measures for everyone on Facebook as part of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including updates to the company's terms and data policy, with the company to require people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ASUS today announced AREZ, a new brand identity for ASUS Radeon RX graphics cards.

Crucial's Ballistix gaming memory brand has released the Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4 memory, available in 8GB and 16GB densities.

The Federal Communications Commission moved to extend a crackdown on China equipment makers as security risks, backing a ban on federal subsidies to buy networking gear from manufacturers such as Huawei Technologies and ZTE.

Apple reportedly plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering.

Arm is the architecture of choice for the IoT, providing the computing power behind 125 billion chips to date. Today the company announced a new IoT solution to accelerate the development of secure SoCs, which has been built on PSA principles.

Companies across every layer of internet communication vow to defend against misuse of their technology and promise to protect their customers as part of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord announced at RSA.

CyberLink today released PowerDVD 18, the latest version of its flagship movie and media player for 4K high dynamic range (HDR), Ultra-HD Blu-ray, virtual reality (VR), 360o and online streaming content.

Toshiba announced two new surveillance and video streaming Hard Drives, the S300 and V300. The company also announced the P300, L200 and X300 hard drives for the desktop, laptop and NAS.

Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, on Monday used a blog post to confirm it collects information from people beyond their social network use.

Intel announced at RSA two new technologies: Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT), a set of silicon-level capabilities that will help the ecosystem detect new classes of threats, and Intel Security Essentials, a framework that standardizes the built-in security features across Intel processors.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Futuremark became part of UL in 2014 and on April 23, the company will take the next step in its integration by changing the company name from Futuremark to UL.

This year at RSA in San Francisco, Microsoft announced new security offerings for cloud and edge devices powered by microcontroller units (MCUs), along with four cloud-based advances that will enable its customers to use Microsoft 365 to strengthen their security protection.

The United States and United Kingdom on Monday accused that the Russian government of supporting hackers to infect computer routers around the world targeting government agencies, businesses and infrastructure operators.

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has been hit with US export restrictions related to charges that it illegally shipped telecom equipment to Iran and North Korea.

HPE, Arm, SUSE, and three UK universities establish one of the largest Arm-based supercomputer deployments in the world to advance digitisation of UK economy.

Rambus announced a security block based on the RISC-V core aimed, in part, to plug the Meltdown/Spectre flaws revealed earlier this year. The CryptoManager Root of Trust targets use in a wide spectrum of ASICs, microcontrollers, and SoCs in embedded systems.

Fitbit announced today the availability of Fitbit Versa smartwatch at major retailers worldwide for $199.95. The company is also bringing female health tracking coming to entire Fitbit platform starting in May.

Kingston Digital is shipping the UV500 family line of SSD products, available in multiple form factors, and the company's first 3D NAND-enabled SSD featuring full-disk encryption.

China's regulators are seeking more protections for Chinese companies before approving the proposed purchase of the Toshiba's NAND flash memory chip business by a Korea-Japan-U.S. consortium.

Sony today unveiled the DPT-CP1, a new "Digital Paper" tablet available in an A5 size.

Following the unveiling the Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress, Sony is back again with the Xperia XZ2 Premium, which brings upgrades the display, camera and battery.

To help publishers recover lost revenue from ad blocking, Google is expanding the Funding Choices program to to 31 additional countries.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) has recently unveiled JPEG XS, a new image format designed to be used in areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality, space imagery, self-driving cars and professional movie editing.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Oath's updated privacy policies allows the company to scan your AOL and Yahoo email in order to later present you with ads tailored to your interests.

At the recent Sega Fes 2018 event in Japan, Sega unveiled the new palm-sized Mega Drive Mini, to coincide With the original console's 30th anniversary.

Numbers released by Statista show that 25% of Android devices currently in use are running a massively outdated version of the OS from late 2014.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Samsung Electronics is bypassing OLED and plans to launch televisions using the MicroLED display technology by the end of the year.

In 2017, Apple caught 29 leakers. 12 of those were arrested. Among those were Apple employees, contractors and some partners in Apple's supply chain.

​One year after the first release of the AMD Ryzen processors, AMD today announced pre-orders begin today worldwide for the 2nd generation AMD Ryzen desktop processors.

During the two-day congressional hearings on Facebook, the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg made several assertions about Facebook's data collection and privacy controls but didn't want to explain how the social network operates.

Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy J2 Pro, a new budget smartphone targeting students seeking to avoid distractions by restricting access to 3G and 4G networks as well as WiFi.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday the removal of Tesla as a party to the NTSB's investigation of the March 23 fatal crash of a 2017 Tesla Model X near Mountain View, California.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged richer, as the stock showed its stance positively and lawmakers remain puzzled on a possible regulation related to social media.

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 60.4 million units and recorded flat (0.0%) year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Apple had lowered sales forecasts of its recently released HomePod smart speaker and cut some orders with Inventec Corp., one of the manufacturers that builds the HomePod for Apple, according to report.

Nvidia reached the list of top 10 semiconductor vendors by sales for the first time in 2017, joining fabless chip supplier Qualcomm, according to market research firm IHS Markit.

LG Electronics today opened the doors to its new Software Upgrade Center in South Korea, a facility aimed at providing faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates.

With the 300 PRO series, Sennheiser launches new headphones and headsets fine-tuned with users to deliver when and where it matters.

AMD has released a new series of Radeons, named RX 500X. But don't get excited, as the new series is an OEM rebadge of the existing RX 500 cards.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

HP is taking a swing at casual gamers with its new Pavilion Gaming line. At launch, the line includes two desktops, a laptop, and a display, and HP says that it's all meant for people who are interested in gaming.

Qualcom has released new 10nm SoCs designed to deliver edge computing for robots, smart cameras and smart home.

AMD toay provided regarding our recommended mitigations for Google Project Zero (GPZ) Variant 2 (Spectre) for Microsoft Windows users.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Vizio announced new revisions of its entire consumer 4K TV lineup today, which includes the latest waves of the P-Series, M-Series, D-Series, and E-Series. The company also announced three new sound bars with Dolby Atmos and Chromecast audio support.

LG Electonics today confirmed the official launch of the LG G7 ThinQ smartphone in events in New York City on May 2nd, and another in LG's home turf of Seoul on May 3rd.

Monday, April 09, 2018

HP, Inc. today unveiled the first Chromebook detachable packing the productivity features of Chrome OS and popularity of Android into a powerful device.

At the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) today, Samsung is showcasing an enhanced Samsung 360 Round camera solution. The company also announced availability of the Samsung DeX Pad in the U.S. beginning May 13.

Apple today announced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a red finish.

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, in prepared testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives, said all of Facebook?s problems are his mistake.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Facebook also said on Friday that it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Samsung Electronics announced a record first-quarter profit on strong memory chip sales.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

HP Inc. today unveiled a range of new, fifth-generation HP ZBook Mobile Workstations designed for creative and technical professionals.

Western Digital today introduced a high-performance Western Digital Black 3D NVMe SSD featuring the company's own SSD architecture and controller.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Apple is reportedly working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, as the company seeks to differentiate design in crowded smartphone marketplace.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Chinese software maker Fengtao Software, the company which owns the DVDFab brand, officially announced its decryption solution to the 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays in its DVDFab 10, Passkey 9 and Player 5 products, respectively.

Kingston today announced A1000 PCIe NVMe SSD, an entry-level M.2 drive utilizing 3D NAND, designed to deliver twice the performance of SATA at near SATA pricing.

Alienware and Dell are launching six new Windows 10 gaming laptops based on the new 8th Gen Intel Core high performance processors, with enhancements over prior generations.

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY is releasing the newest H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI and B360 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI motherboards.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that its latest gaming systems, including the ROG Zephyrus M (GM501) gaming laptop and the ROG Huracan (G21) gaming desktop, powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors.

MSI launches a suite of gaming laptops powered by Intel 8th Generation processors, headlined by three models: the new GS65 Stealth Thin gaming laptop, GT75 Titan with i9 processor and GE Raider RGB Edition. MSI is also announcing a new GT83 Titan and GT63 Titan, as well as 8th generation processor updates to its GP, GL and GV lines.

Asus has deployed Intel's new H370 and B360 chipsets across a complete family of ASUS 300-series motherboards that are loaded with exclusive technologies.

Facebook is introducing the ability to send 360 degree photos in Messenger.

Today at a global event in Beijing, Intel unveiled the first Intel Core i9 processor for laptops, announced a new Intel Core platform extension that brings together the benefits of 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Optane memory, and shared new details on the 8th Gen Intel Core vPro platform.

Samsung today announced the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z, a laptop that has been crafted with advanced thermal management to ensure uninterrupted gaming.

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