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Friday, May 25, 2018

The FBI is advising users of small office and home office routers to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices.

The Trump administration has reportedly told lawmakers that the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business.

Facebook is working on designing computer-chips that are more energy-efficient at analyzing and filtering live video content, the company's chief artificial intelligence scientist Yann LeCun said.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Facebook on Thursday launched an archive of U.S. political ads that appear on the world's largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details. Separately, Twitter rolled out stricter rules for political advertising in a bid to increase transparency and curb manipulation on the service ahead of U.S. midterm elections.

An Uber self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to brake and recognized the woman late, according to a preliminary report issued by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

Intel provided updates on its newest family of Intel Nervana Neural Network Processors (NNPs) at Intel AI DevCon, the company's inaugural AI developer conference.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona following a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.

Qualcomm plans to unveil a dedicated chip to power standalone virtual-reality and augmented-reality headsets at next week's Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Google and LG have developed the world's highest resolution display in bid to make VR more life like. Announced at Display Week 2018 this week, "the world's highest resolution display" is a 18 megapixel, 1443 ppi) OLED on glass display panel.

IBM Researchers have introduced the IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, a new technology that brings innovations in AI and optical imaging together to help prove the identity and authenticity of objects.

Facebook is introducing a new way for people in the US to use Marketplace to find the right professional for the job, starting with home services.

Samsung Display is showcasing a wide range of display products at this year's SID 2018 event, including an unbreakable steering wheel display, a glasses-free 3D instrument panel for automobiles, a water-resistant multi-pressure sensor for smartphones and a 65-inch 8K TV panel based on QD glass.

The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Research Europe Ltd has devised a new protocol for quantum key distribution (QKD) that will extend its range to over 500 km of standard telecom fibre.

Samsung Electronics unveiled plans to bring to mass production in 2021 the architectural successor to FinFETS, gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, at the 3nm node.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SpaceX successfully launched five Iridium NEXT satellites and two GRACE-FO satellites on Tuesday, May 22 from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left European Union lawmakers fuming over unanswered questions at the end of a hearing that began with an apology for the company's recent privacy woes.

Arm today provided more details about the Project Trillium machine learning IPs and specifically the "machine learning processor" or MLP, at a press event in Austin, Texas.

Samsung Research, the R&D hub of Samsung Electronics' SET (end-products) Business, today announced plans to establish three artificial intelligence (AI) Centers in Cambridge, the U.K. (May 22nd), Toronto, Canada (May 24th) and Moscow, Russia (May 29th) to strengthen the company's AI capabilities.

New Sony CEO Yoshida today laid out the company's direction at a corporate strategy meeting in Tokyo following the announcement of its $2 billion acquisition of a larger stake in EMI Music Publishing.

A Google developer has discovered a new way that a 'Spectre'-style check can be used to attack any computer running any operating system, but the researchers describe the risks as low.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Qualcomm and Facebook today announced they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook's Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology.

A European Parliament meeting on Tuesday with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be broadcast live.

Microsoft has acquired Semantic Machines Inc., a Berkeley, California-based company that has developed a new approach to building conversational AI.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The first phase of the Intel and Mobileye 100-car autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet has begun operating in the challenging traffic conditions of Jerusalem.

Toshiba on Thursday conformed previous reports that China regulators have approved the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital.

As part of Facebook's efforts to prevent the social network from being abused during elections, the company launches a new partnership with the Atlantic Council.

China regulators have reportedly approved Toshiba's plan to sell its chip unit to a Japan-U.S.-South Korean consortium.

Samsung Electronics lengthened its lead in semiconductor sales over second-ranked Intel in the first quarter, thanks to a continued boom in the memory market, according to market research firm IC Insights.

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) and NHK Media Technology, Inc. (NHK-MT) have added a video playback function to the 17.0-inch Light Field Display, which has been under joint research and development between the two companies, and supports 3D video.

Google's YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon a premium service that will charge more for its original shows.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet the leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about the improper use of millions of users' data by British consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal 2015 net neutrality rules.

Intel today announced the OpenVINO (Open Visual Inference & Neural Network Optimization) toolkit, designed to accelerate development of computer vision and deep learning inference applications at the edge.

Toshiba has made availabille its dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses solution, which combines a Windows 10 Pro PC with the feature set of industrial-grade smart glasses, starting at $1,900.

NEC has been successful in transmission tests that took place over a commercial subsea cable measuring more than 10,000 kilometers using artificial intelligence (AI) and probabilistic shaping at a modulation of 64QAM.

Fujitsu is launching the Fujitsu Quantum-inspired Computing Digital Annealer Cloud Service, a new service designed to quickly solve combinatorial optimization problems.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Twitter is taking another step to reduce the amount of harmful content on its site, expanding the effort beyond users who explicitly break the social network's rules.

Apple's streaming service now has 50 million users through a mix of paid subscriptions and free trials, CEO Tim Cook unveiled Tuesday.

Facebook said it took down 583 million fake profiles in the first three months of the year, and also scrubbed 837 million pieces of spam and acted on 2.5 million instances of hate speech.

Microsoft will ship a next-generation Surface Hub 2 in 2019, boasting a smaller, lighter, more modular design that will encourage workers to share the screen, as well as their notes and files.

Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, reported late on Monday a 14.5 percent decline in first-quarter net profit to T$24.08 billion ($806 million), despite the strong sales of iPhones, which Foxconn assembles.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. (SMIC), China's top state-backed contract chipmaker, has reportedly ordered a set of extreme-ultraviolet lithography equipment from Dutch ASML.

As part of its Global Transparency Initiative, Kaspersky Lab is adapting its infrastructure to move a number of core processes from Russia to Switzerland.

Symantec Corp on Monday said it did not expect an internal accounting probe that it disclosed last week to have a material impact on its past financial statements.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Users of the PGP encryption could have their email messages exposed thanks to a severe vulnerability, according to researchers in Germany.

Xerox Corp. scapred a $6.1 billion takeover by Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and parted ways with its chief executive officer, handing a major victory to activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason.

Sony has developed two new products, the SPRESENCE main and extension boards for IoT applications, equipped with a smart-sensing processor.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

In a surprising move, U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted that he has asked the Commerce Department to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp "get back into business, fast."

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Boston Dynamics chief executive officer Marc Raibert on Friday said that his company plans to begin selling the dog-like SpotMini robot next year.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) on Friday confirmed that it's sending a fully-autonomous miniature test helicopter attached to the belly-pan of its Mars 2020 Rover mission to Mars.

An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, launched on Friday from Florida's Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Amazon.com Inc. has reportedly stopped buying a Google ads, in a move that hints at Amazon's own ad ambitions.

With the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25th, Google laid out a new privacy policy, detailing how and why Google collects the data that powers its various products.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Intel is forming a strategic research alliance to take artificial intelligence (AI) to the next level, seeking for new ways to help self-driving cars deal with the uncertainty of the real world.

Today, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff published the 3,000 ads the Russia-based Internet Research Agency ran on Facebook and Instagram between 2015 and 2017.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said that the 2015 U.S. open-internet rules will cease on June 11.

VIA Technologies launched the VIA Edge AI Developer Kit, a package powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820E Embedded Platform designed for the design, testing, and deployment of intelligent Edge AI systems and devices.

Copier maker Xerox Corp. decided to restart negotiations on the acquisition by Japanese Fujifilm Holdings Corp., seeking for a better deal to terms announced at the end of January.

Apple scarped plans to build an 850 million euro ($1 billion) data center in Ireland because of delays in the approval process, the company said on Thursday.

SK Broadband has begun offering a 2.5 gigabit per second (Gbps)internet service, the fastest in South Korea.

The U.S.Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that the Department of Transportation has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program.

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) has developed a 3.25-inch 1001ppi low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT LCD specifically-designed for virtual reality (VR) head mount display (HMD) applications.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Uber Technologies on Wednesday re-opened a contest to select the first international city to launch its proposed flying taxi project called UberAIR.

Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and brings a wave of Sets improvements.

Amazon announced the opening of interactive Amazon Experience Centers within select Lennar model homes across the United States, for shoppers to experience what it's like for Alexa to dim the lights or turn on the TV.

U.S. retail giant Walmart on Wednesday said it will buy a 77% stake in India's largest e-commerce company Flipkart for $16 billion.

China's ZTE Corp. is stopping its main business operations in the U.S. after a ban imposed by the U.S. government, although the company istrying to have the ban reversed.

Microsoft is opening up Windows 10 on ARM to developers looking to build apps compiled natively for the platform, and Visual Studio 15.8 Preview 1 contains an early preview of an SDK that allows developers to create their own 64-bit ARM apps.

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced a big management shakeup, giving more responsibility to his chief product officer and launching a blockchain division.

Google announced at Google I/O 2018 that is rolling out its third generation of silicon, the Tensor Processor Unit 3.0.

At Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference, Waymo's engineers shared details on how Waymo is using artificial intelligence (AI) to make fully self-driving cars a reality.

Google announced today at Google I/O the release of a major update to ARCore to help developers build more collaborative augmented reality apps.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Google is using Artificial Intelligence to help you understand ad interact with the physical world though Google Maps and Google Lens.

In Google Photos, you will soon start seeing a range of suggested actions on your photos right as you're viewing them, such as the option to brighten, share, rotate or archive a picture.

Google is rolling out an all new Google News, which uses artificial intelligence to find great reporting done by journalists around the globe.

Today at I/O, Google shared its vision for the next phase of the Google Assistant, as Google is making it more naturally conversational, visually assistive, and helpful in getting things done.

Google has sent online publishers an update to its ad-serving platform, which allows them to select advertising tech vendors that comply with new European data privacy laws.

LG Display said on Tuesday it is beefing up a strategic alliance with Google for stable panel supplies and new product development.

Google is expected to announce its latest developments on mobile app, AI, machine learning, VR/AR, Google Assistant, IoT and other related applications and services during Google I/O 2018 from May 8-10.

Oculus Research has a new name. Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash said that what was formerly known as Oculus Research will be now called Facebook Reality Labs (FRL).

Monday, May 07, 2018

Google on Monday launched Android Things, platform for home appliances and other machines, following mixed results with Android offshoots for cars, smartwatches and televisions.

Monday at Microsoft Build 2018, Microsoft's annual developer conference, Microsoft showcased new technologies to help every developer be an AI developer, on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and across any platform. The company also previewed Project Brainwave and announced Project Kinect for Azure.

Malware tends to evolve to help it avoid detection by antivirus programs. For example, SynAck ransomware, which has been known since September 2017, has been overhauled to become a very sophisticated threat that avoids detection, Kasperksy Labs notes.

Volvo is working with Google to embed the voice-controlled Google Assistant, Google Play Store, Google Maps and other Google services into its next-generation Sensus infotainment system, based on Google's Android operating system.

Although Mozilla has been saying that internet is not for profit, funding its ventures looks hard without adopting sponsored content in the next version of Firefox.

‌‌Nokia has acquired SpaceTime Insight to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and IoT analytics capabilities, and accelerate the development of new IoT applications for key vertical markets.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Facebook is considering whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network.

The Ecma International is planning to launch a standardization project on animated JPEG-1 (aJPEG) pictures, a format said to be superior to conventional the animated gif.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Twitter says it recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log and although there is no indication of breach or misuse by anyone, the social network is urging users to change their passwords.

Amazon.com Inc. said more than one million small businesses in the U.S. sell their wares on its online marketplace.

The second day of F8 event focused on connectivity, AI, and AR/VR, and Facebook's researchers announced that they trained an image recognition system on a data set of 3.5 billion publicly available photos, using the hashtags on those photos in place of human annotations.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) on Thursday said it lost records of almost 20 million accounts in an incident identified in May 2016.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

To promote more of creativity related to the Google Assistant, Gogole is opening a new investment program for early-stage startups, helping to push new ideas forward and advance the possibilities of what digital assistants can do.

Google and Baidu collaborated with researchers at Harvard and Stanford to define a suite of benchmarks for machine learning (ML).

‌Nokia plans to sell its Digital Health business to Eric Carreel, co-founder and former chairman of Withings.

TSMC has announced it is in volume production with a 7nm process and will have a version using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography ramping early next year, but the advantages with the new process nodes are getting thinner.

After fears of a precipitous decline in sales of the high-end iPhone X, Apple reported its best ever fiscal second quarter sales and announced plans to invest another $100 billion in share buybacks.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Better privacy tools, new features for Whatsapp and Instagram and the new sub-$200 Oculus Go VR headset were just some of the new initiatives that shared the stage during the first day of Facebook's F8 developers conference.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Sony on Friday reported profits worth $4.5 billion, supported by better sales almost across the board, including games, movies and image sensors.

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