If you're a graphic artist and find yourself needing a ton of power on the go, HP may have the answer. It's unveiling a new detachable tablet today called the ZBook x2 that has the specs of a workstation PC: a quad-core i7 processor (from Intel's Kaby Lake-R line), an Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics card, and up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD.
United States Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy this week sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook demanding answers after the iPhone maker removed a number of privacy-providing apps from its Chinese App Store.
As mobile devices have taken over our lives, PC sales, and sales of Intel's computer chips, have declined. Intel hasn't had a lot of luck transitioning to the mobile chips business, but it doesn't intend to let the same thing happen in the growing smart home market.In a small lab festooned with smart home gadgets in Intel's Santa Clara, California headquarters, Miles Kingston, general manager of Intel's Smart Home Division, mapped out for me how Intel plans to seize this opportunity.
A patent-holding company called VirnetX has won a massive patent case against Apple, for the third time. Today, it became clear just how big the win was. An order unsealed Friday reveals that not only did a federal judge award VirnetX the full US$302 million jury verdict that it won last year, but the judge tacked on US$41.3 million in enhanced damages and US$96 million in costs, attorneys' fees, and interest. In all, Apple has been ordered to pay a staggering US$439.7 million to VirnetX.
Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it's acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends who then receive the poll results as compliments.
Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, a former employee told Reuters on Friday.
A new prediction from reliable supply chain analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities expects one of the iPhone X's defining features to join the iPad Pro lineup in the next upgrade. KGI expects the TrueDepth camera system which enables Face ID facial recognition to next appear on the iPad lineup.
Yuji Sugimoto, managing director at Bain, spoke to The Nikkei about the private equity firm's plans for the Japanese company, including the more than JPY1 trillion (US$8.9 billion) that will be provided to Toshiba Memory before it goes public.
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Qualcomm has made its most dramatic legal move yet in its long-running battle against Apple, by seeking to halt manufacturing of the iPhone in China.
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Google and the country's biggest brick-and-mortar retailers have one main problem in common: Amazon. Now both sides are acting like they are serious about working together to do something about it.
The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace. Sure, it's not the first time work has been dramatically impacted by technology, but the growth of automation, robotics, AI and the like have the potential to displace jobs at an unprecedented rate. And Google will almost certainly be one of the driving forces behind that transformation.
The "light but mighty" (in speed and capacity) laptops from Dell, HP and Microsoft seem to me to be very expensive because Intel sells processors at premium prices. Now that AMD has produced Ryzen chips, can you foresee if and when these makers will produce desirable laptops with cheaper AMD chips?
It has been quite some time since we uncovered the first evidence of the first AMD-powered Chromebook and we are still waiting to see the materialization of said device. Over a year in the works, the AMD platform on Chrome OS is still very much alive and moving forward.
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), which translates into a slight year-over-year decline of 0.5%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.
Kobe Steel has warned that there may be more cases of falsified product data, in a sign the unfolding scandal could worsen. The Japanese company has already admitted that products were sold to about 200 firms with false data about their strength and durability.
For the second time in recent months, Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up in artificial intelligence, with Google on the sidelines for now. On Thursday the two companies rolled out new tools that will make it easier for developers to use open-source AI software.
The recall only affects Model X's with second-row fold-flat seats built between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017, and the company estimates that only 3% of vehicles sold experience the issue.
Data-storage company Western Digital revealed at its San Jose campus a new technology that enables capacity increases in hard drives that could span to 2030 and even beyond.
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Engineers in Silicon Valley are flocking to Munich this week, but not necessarily to attend Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference which opened Tuesday. Globalfoundries is hosting a "rival" - or perhaps a follow-up - powwow, called the Globalfoundries Technology Conference (GTC), later this week in the capital of German automotive industry.
It's been clear that Apple has been looking to expand into the world of original content, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series Amazing Stories.
Categorize this under "one of the worst possible PR nightmares for a Google smart speaker." According to Artem Russakovskii at Android Police, the Google Home Mini he was reviewing was randomly and near-constantly recording sounds in his home and transmitting them to Google. The company acknowledged the problem and is issuing a software update to resolve the issue, which appears to boil down to a failure of the touch sensor on the top.
Today, Intel announced the delivery of a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech, Intel's quantum research partner in the Netherlands. The new chip was fabricated by Intel and features a unique design to achieve improved yield and performance.
The modern smart phone era, as kicked off by the launch of the first iPhone 10 years ago, is now mature. At the launch of Google's Pixel 2 phone in San Francisco, CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged smartphone features were "levelling off" and said it was hard to develop exciting new products based on hardware alone.
Intel has announced that the company's former CEO Paul Otellini passed away in his sleep Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the age of 66.
Tesla has released its quarterly vehicle production numbers for the third quarter of 2017, which it says was its "all-time best quarter for Model S and Model X deliveries" - but it was not a great quarter for production of the Model 3, of which only 260 were made.
Apple may be looking to reduce its reliance on chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm, reportedly working on its own semiconductors for its MacBooks and iPhones.
Foxconn plans to make approximately US$1.4 billion in supply purchases in Wisconsin annually once its LCD panel campus is fully operational, a figure more than three times the combined in-state supply purchases made by Marinette Marine Corp., Quad/Graphics Inc. and Oshkosh Corp.
IBM dominated the early decades of computing with inventions like the mainframe and the floppy disk. Its offices and factories, stretching from upstate New York to Silicon Valley, were hubs of American innovation long before Microsoft or Google came along. But over the last decade, IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration has railed against.
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Google has unveiled measures to help publishers sell more digital subscriptions after concluding that advertising is not enough to sustain large news operations.
In a recent blog post, Microsoft set out to explain why Edge is so lacking in extensions compared to Google Chrome.
Samsung's Montreal office will tackle self-driving cars and image recognition.
How did stateless cryptocurrencies get so big in China, a country where the national currency - along with so much else - remains tightly controlled by the government?
Apple is investigating after two iPhone 8 Plus owners shared pictures of the device burst open due to possible battery failure.
The iPhone X is facing production delays due to problems in manufacturing the 3D sensors used for facial recognition, reports say.
Apple told CNBC it will be releasing a fix for a disruptive sound in the earpieces of some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones during phone calls, an issue reported by The Verge.
The giant information and entertainment screens in Tesla Inc.'s cars will be powered by new components from Intel after the automaker replaced chip supplier Nvidia for that function, according to people familiar with its plans.