As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Totem headset - which had rave reviews but never shipped. The deal was for around $30 million, two sources tell TechCrunch.
Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a lot of useful features for IT managers, but it requires deep system access that offers a tempting target for attackers; compromising the Management Engine could lead to full control of a given computer. Now, after several research groups have uncovered ME bugs, Intel has confirmed that those worst-case fears may be possible.
Toshiba said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan's Asustek Computer.
Germany has banned the sale of smartwatches that allow parents to keep tabs on their children, saying the devices go against the country's surveillance laws.
"We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers," an Apple spokesperson said. "We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018."
Tencent chief executive Ma Huateng is now worth more than Google's founders.
While Qualcomm currently has a more advanced 5G modem, Apple engineers believe Intel's technology will satisfy its requirements for a future iPhone.
Profits at ARM Holdings have fallen for two quarters in a row as the iPhone microchip designer counts the soaring costs of a hiring spree under its new Japanese owners.
Daily Telegraph (UK)
In a product change notice, Intel stated that it will begin assembling Coffee Lake desktop CPUs at its plant located in Chengdu, China.
Tom's Hardware Guide
Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple's pitch is quite clear here - the iPad is the future of computers. The company even thinks there will be a time when a young person doesn't know what "computer" means.
The world is an ever-evolving place. And as it changes, Google Maps changes with it. As roads close, businesses open, or local events happen in your neighborhood, you'll see it on Google Maps. When you schedule an event using Google Calendar, get a reservation confirmation in Gmail, or add a restaurant to your "Want to Go" list, Google Maps reflects that too. Now, we're updating Google Maps with a new look that better reflects your world, right now.
Google official blog
Google today announced a forthcoming update to its Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, web format that aims to discourage website owners from misusing the service. The company says that, starting in February 2018, AMP pages must contain content nearly identical to that of the standard page they're replicating.
Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.
Toshiba has entered into negotiations to sell its money-losing personal computer operations to Asustek Computer of Taiwan, continuing to shed noncore businesses to get its tattered finances back in order.
Nikkei Asian Review
Embattled Japanese electronics-maker Toshiba said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell its television subsidiary to Hisense Group, a major Chinese electronics manufacturer.
Nikkei Asian Review
South Korean tech giants said Wednesday no damage has been reported at production plants following the magnitude 5.4 earthquake which struck the southeastern city of Pohang earlier in the day.
China Telecom and TransTeleCom, one of the leading Russian telecommunications companies, have developed the first transit telecommunication route connecting China and Europe based on 100G ULH DWDM technology. As part of the project, the companies have constructed a new 100Gbps gateway interface on the border between the two countries, the Chinese city of Manzhouli and in the Russian city of Zabaikalsk.
Now Chinese regulators are cracking down on companies that share attributes with LeEco, including the promotion of the "sharing ecosystem" - a once-popular term in China.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou have signed a contract for the biggest development deal in Wisconsin history, which provides a once-unimaginable level of state financial aid for a manufacturing complex that backers say will transform the state's economy.
Government Technology - online magazine
Spurred by Foxconn Technology Group and its plans for a mega-factory in Racine County, state highway planners are studying the possibility of including special lanes for driverless vehicles on I-94.
SIRO, the open-access broadband provider delivering Ireland's first 100% fiber-optic broadband network to 50 towns nationwide, has signed a contract with China-based Huawei. The contract, valued at over EUR25 million, sees Huawei supply SIRO with end-to-end network equipment.
Apple's acquisition of InVisage is very exciting as iPhone cameras are becoming a key feature to keep their smartphones ahead of the pack.
The chip giant could voice its objections as early as November 13, but might take a few days to ready a fuller response.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate a complaint that Samsung products, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, have infringed two patents covering semiconductors.
Synopsys and Black Duck Software have signed a definitive agreement for Synopsys to acquire privately held Black Duck, a leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software.
Apple continues to use a mix of Qualcomm and Intel cellular baseband processors in the iPhone X. Teardowns of the handsets also show that the company employed a combination of new and old tricks to pack features into its new flagship smartphone.
Apple published its fiscal Q4 results on Thursday, November 2, significantly beating market expectations as its Services, iPad and Mac segments drove growth despite a transitional quarter for the iPhone product line.
Nikon has announced plans to close a digital camera plant in Wuxi, China as part of its structural reform program running through fiscal 2018, which prioritizes profitability over expansion.
Nikkei Asian Review
Apple is a major customer within AMS's supply chain, contributing about 20% of revenue.
Japan's Sony has said it expects to deliver record annual profits as sales from its gaming businesses and smartphone parts boost the firm.
Apple, locked in an intensifying legal fight with Qualcomm, is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would jettison the chipmaker's components, according to people familiar with the matter.
Wall Street Journal
If Canyon Bridge Capital Partners (Palo Alto, Calif.) succeeds in purchasing Imagination Technologies without a hitch, it will be the very first time the Chinese government-backed buyout fund has closed any deal since the firm was founded in 2016.
A web address used by recovery software on Dell PCs was taken over by a third-party after a contractor apparently failed to renew it. Dell's software checks in with the domain periodically, so whoever snapped it up could use it to distribute malware.
Google's stellar third-quarter earnings report had one small blemish: The company needs to pay more money to some of its partners. Wall Street usually frowns on rising costs, even at a company like Google, which generated $28 billion in revenue during the third quarter and is sitting on $100 billion in cash and short-term securities.
Is it possible to win so much that you end up losing? That's one question facing Google and some of its tech compatriots as they prepare to testify before congressional investigations into Russian meddling next week.
Advanced Micro Devices, with the launch of Ryzen Mobile, is completing what can only be called a revolutionary year for the company.
Marketwatch.com (Dow Jones)
Apple quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture, according to people familiar with the situation.
Ledger will integrate its Blockchain Open Ledger Operating System (Bolos) into Intel Software Guard Extensions, with the joint solution initially being deployed with cryptocurrency software wallets Electrum and MyEtherWallet.
A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology.