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Monday, May 02, 2016
On May 7, Intel and Oculus will unveil the first retail demo of Oculus Rift, giving people an opportunity to try out the virtual reality headset, connected to an Intel-powered PC.
Samsung Electronics is introducing its third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) has lost the No. 1 spot to Google's Chrome, marking a major milestone not only in IE's 21-year lifespan.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Microsoft is forcing users to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10.
Friday, April 29, 2016
AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (NFME) today announced that they have closed the transaction to create a joint venture offering differentiated assembly, test, mark, and pack (ATMP) capabilities to both AMD and a broader range of customers.
Google thinks computers will one day cease being physical devices.
Amazon.com on Thursday reported high profit and revenue demonstrating the growing market power of its core retail business and new cloud services division.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Sony reported a fourth-quarter loss after booking a charge against its chip business and delayed giving a full-year forecast to assess damage from an earthquake that shut its main plant for camera sensors.
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) will participate in The Society of Information Display (SID) DISPLAY WEEK 2016, International Symposium, Seminar, and Exhibition.
Samsung Electronics said Thursday its net profit advanced 13.55 percent on-year in the first quarter, helped by robust sales of its flagship smartphones.
Marketing for the new G5 flagship smartphone has been costly for LG Electronics in the first quarter but strong sales of TVs and home appliances boosted its profit by 65 percent, the South Korean tech giant has said.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Facebook's financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 were boosted by strong demand in advertising in live videos.
Photo agency Getty Images has asked the European competition regulators to investigate Google, accusing the Internet search giant of diverting users to its own images service.
Twitter is trying to improve its interface, but analysts said the challenge was to do that before more users and advertisers defect to Facebook and Google.
Samsung Electronics is to share the latest advancements in its Samsung Tizen Smart TVs with industry developers at Samsung Developer Conference.
Yahoo! has reached an agreement with Starboard Value LP and its affiliates, averting a proxy war that threatened its board and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer.
Apple has posted its Q2 2016 earnings results with $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profit from the January to March quarter.
Intel CEO shared how Intel is making changes to accelerate its transformation by aligning every segment of its business.
Samsung Electronics in April became the first manufacturer to mass produce 10nm-class 8Gb (gigabit) DDR4 DRAM, taking the lead in advancing DRAM technology.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
SK hynix today said it will cut its investment in memory chips amid weak demand and the ongoing supply glut in the industry.
Nokia is starting a new chapter as a company, focused on connecting you to better health through technology.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Facebook is developing a camera app, similar to disappearing photo app Snapchat, to increase user engagement, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Both Comcast and AT&T have managed to offer super-fast broadband services around U.S. cities faster than Google, which has promised an 1 gigabit Internet speed offering.
As we enter into what the industry refers to as the fourth Industrial Revolution, or 'Industry 4.0', Microsoft believes it is intelligence that will significantly enable Industry 4.0 in business.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Japanese researchers have developed an epoch-making new printing technology, which enables production of ultrafine silver wiring patterns only by patterning using ultraviolet irradiation and subsequent surface coating of silver nanometal ink that includes silver nanoparticles at high concentration.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Microsoft and Google have reached a deal to withdraw all the regulatory complaints against each other.
A group of creative industry companies, advocacy groups, labor unions, associations, programmers, and individual creators are raising concerns about the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to regulate the set top box market.
Google slashed spending on lobbying by 25.5 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to $3.80 million, while AT&T reported the highest lobbying outlay at $4.48 million among a group of 16 tech and communications companies.
Facebook is adding another factor to News Feed ranking so that it will now predict how long you spend looking at an article in the Facebook mobile browser or an Instant Article after you have clicked through from News Feed.
Samsung Foundry’s global leadership team discuss several key initiatives, including 10nm and 7nm manufacturing processes.
Google's parent Alphabet announced first-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday.
Microsoft's quarterly adjusted profit was lower than expected as a continued slump in personal computer sales hurt the company's core Windows business.
Advanced Micro Devices's quarterly revenue fell this quarter, and the chipmaker announced a $293 million licensing agreement with a Chinese investment group to develop server chips.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The next version of the Opera web browser will come with a built-in VPN, offering users better privacy and content access from everywhere.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators.
Researchers have developed an ultra flexible and thin film designed to be worn on the human skint and provide health-monitoring information.
Coalitions representing Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other tech companies have published an open letter expressing their concerns over a proposed US bill that would require smartphone makers to decrypt data on demand.
Lexmark International Inc. announced that it has agreed to be sold to a group of buyers including China-based Apex Technology Co. and Asia-focused PAG Asia Capital for $2.54 billion.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Yahoo posted first-quarter revenue that beat analysts' estimates slightly, but the 11.3 percent decline shows the web pioneer's struggle to boost growth its core online search and display advertising business.
Corning has made available a new extension to its portfolio of cover glass features with Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass, a new decorative design technology.
Intel today announced a restructuring initiative to accelerate its transition from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.
Hyundai Motor Co. will work with Cisco Systems to accelerate the development of its connected car technology.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics showecased their techniologies in UHD broadcasting at the NAB 2016 broadcasting equipment exhibition in Las Vegas.
YouTube is rolling out live 360-degree streaming, giving you a chance to watch that concert or special event as if you were there.
The Google Books case is over after a decade of litigation,, as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by a group of authors who contend that Google's effort to scan books for an online library violates copyright law.
Monday, April 18, 2016
The recent big earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto region in Japan have affected the manufacturing operations of many Japanese companies, including Sony.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
TSMC has confrmed that the company is ready to move its integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology to volume production in the second quarter of 2016, aiming at more orders for Apple's A10 SoC.
On the heels of their first end-to-end 4K television broadcast using the ATSC 3.0 standard, Korean broadcasters KBS and SBS have again joined forces with LG Electronics to demonstrate real-world implementation of next-generation broadcasting.
Two earthquakes and a series of aftershocks in the Kumamoto region on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan have forced technlogy companies including Sony and Toyota to suspend factory operations in the area.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 241 to 173 to pass H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act, a bill that would undermine the FCC’s ability to enforce key net neutrality protections.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Avid's latest Sibelius 8.2 music notation software is offering composers engraving and workflow enhancements to effortlessly create scores.
The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple's QuickTime video player after Trend Micro said on Thursday it had discovered two new bugs in the software.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Silicon Valley fitness technology startup Naked Labs today launched a 3-dimensional fitness tracker for consumers, powered by Intel hardware.
Microsoft has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency is looking at their emails.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. forecast second-quarter sales below estimates as slower smartphone demand and sliding personal computer shipments hit revenue.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
People that have attended day two of Facebook's F8 conference watched talks that featured a look toward the future, which will be full of information, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
Samsung Display led the 9-inch-and-smaller display market in 2015, with 23 percent of all revenue, followed by Japan Display at 16 percent, LG Display at 13 percent and Sharp at 10 percent, according to IHS Inc.
CyberLink has released PowerDVD 16, the latest release of the popular movie and media player.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Facebook will soon allow developers to build chatbots inside its Messenger app to enable users to communicate with businesses directly.
Kingston Digital is releasing two new hardware encrypted USB Flash drives that can be managed with SafeConsole by DataLocker.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Samsung Display, LG Display, Japan Display and JOLED have all invested in Japanese Kyulux Inc., an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) startup.
LG Electronics said Monday its first-quarter operating profit was increased by 65.5 percent on-year, driven by the improved sales of premium products.
Friday, April 08, 2016
U.S. Senator Richard Burr has proposed a bill that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data.
NXP Semiconductors NV is considering a sale of its standard products business and has received interest from Chinese buyers, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
Microsoft's plans to offer users of its Edge browser more control over the power and resources consumed by Adobe's Flash.
BMW plans to offer a ride-booking service in Seattle and then other U.S. cities, becoming the first maker to compete with Uber Technologies.
Hitachi has developed the "EMIEW3," a humanoid robot capable of autonomously approaching store customers requiring assistance.
Uber Technologies agreed to a $25 million settlement to end a civil lawsuit in California that accused the company of misleading customers about the strength of its background checks on drivers.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Google is said to consider bidding for Yahoo's core business, Bloomberg reported, citing a source.
Internet hyperlinks which lead to protected works without authorization of the author does not in itself constitute a copyright infringement, the European Court of Justice's advocate general said on Thursday.
Samsung Electronics predicts a 10 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by the robust early sales of its new Galaxy S7 smartphones.
Technology e-retailer Newegg will begin using Facebook Messenger to provide customer support.
South Korea's Intellectual Property Office has approved a Samsung patent that describes "smart contact lenses," featuring a display that projects images directly into wearer's eyes for realistic augmented reality.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Facebook is announcing new features for Facebook Live to give you more ways to discover, share, and interact with live video, and more ways to personalize your live broadcasts.
Twitter has be chosen by the National Football League to exclusively stream Thursday night games during the 2016 regular season.
Amazon.com and Microsoft are in talks about taking a minority stake in digital mapping business HERE, a business currently controlled by Germany's carmakers, Daimler said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
As artificial intelligence sweeps across the technology landscape, NVIDIA unveiled today at its annual GPU Technology Conference a series of new products and technologies focused on deep learning, virtual reality and self-driving cars.
Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2 percent in 2015 and the ongoing weakness in end-market demand is expected to cause revenue decay that will extend into 2016 and beyond, according to IHS Inc.
Facebook is developing a technology that will help the blind community experience Facebook the same way others enjoy it.
Monday, April 04, 2016
Toyota Motor is forming a joint venture with Microsoft to consolidate the carmaker’s global research in telematics, data analytics and network security services.
Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital has become an active contributor to iRODS, a membership-based consortium that develops and supports the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), an open source software platform for storing, searching, and sharing large files and datasets.
The price for enjoying almost everything in today's digial world is that you are exposed to advertisers, and Facebook's Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset is no exception.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Tesla said orders for its new Model 3 sedan topped 253,000 in the first 36 hours, despite the fact that the car will begin to reach customers in more than 18 months.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and Sharp on Saturday signed a takeover agreement after a month of reviews, paving the way for the acquisition of the Japanese electronics maker.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Tesla's Elon Musk today revealed Tesla Motors’s Model 3, the sedan the electric-car maker is counting on to expand its customer base and reach profitability.
Samsung Electronics saw its global presence in the semiconductor sector advance on-year in 2015, but the company's shares in the handset segment continued to lose ground.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Artists, songwriters, managers and music organizations are calling for reforms of the outdated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission today voted to start making rules that would protect the privacy of broadband customers.
Amazon has been reportedly in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in digital mapping company HERE, Reuters reported on Thursday.
Thursday at Build 2016, Microsoft's executives outlined new tools for developers, spanning Azure, Visual Studio and Office.
Samsung Electronics has announced the Internet of Trousers, a new lineup of IoT-enabled smarter fashion products.
A team from China plans to challenge Google's AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) program that beat the game's champion in the ancient board game Go.
Micron Technology on Wednesday reported a loss for its second quarter of fiscal 2016, citing ongoing pricing pressure in DRAM and flash memory chips.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
During the first day of Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft officials confirmed that the next feature-packed update for Windows 10 is coming this summer, touted new Universal Windows Platform apps, HoloLens, Cortana and more.
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association has released the JESD220-2 Universal Flash Storage (UFS) Card Extension Standard, which standardizes functionality that aligns with the UFS embedded device standard.
Legendary soccer player Pele has filed a US$3 billion lawsuit against Samsung Electronics, claiming that the South Korean company has infringed on his portrait rights.
Hon Hai Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics maker, said Wednesday that it will spend 388.8 billion Japanese yen (US$3.47 billion) to acquire a 66 percent stake in Sharp.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged that Volkswagen Group deceived consumers with the advertising campaign it used to promote its supposedly "clean diesel" VWs and Audis, which Volkswagen fitted with illegal emission defeat devices designed to mask high emissions during government tests.

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