IBM has announced the first clients to tap into its IBM Q early-access commercial quantum computing systems to explore practical applications important to business and science. They include: JPMorgan Chase, Daimler AG, Samsung, JSR Corporation, Barclays, Hitachi Metals, Honda, Nagase, Keio University, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oxford University and University of Melbourne.
Today, services like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are getting better at responding to some types of requests, but because they can misunderstand questions and aren't cognizant of their surroundings, they're often super awkward to use in public spaces around other people. But a patent filed by Apple and made public today suggests Siri may someday detect when you're whispering at it, and in turn know when to whisper back.
Atari was set to kick off a crowdfunding campaign today on Indiegogo for its Ataribox, a PC tech-based game console powered by a custom AMD processor with Radeon graphics, running Linux. The company even sent out a reminder this past Monday, saying it will offer a limited number of discounted units when preorders go live. But then this morning Atari put the word out that it's delaying the launch. Why? That's a good question.
The SiSoftware database is revealing an entry of an AMD processor for which the GPU has 28 compute units and 2 GB of memory. The processor could be the desktop equivalent of Raven Ridge.
Apple announced on Wednesday it is giving one of its laser manufacturers, Finisar, US$390 million. Finisar larer clarified that Apple had not made a debt or equity investment in the company.
Google is deepening its push into artificial intelligence (AI) by opening a research center in Beijing, China, even though its search services remain blocked in the country. Google said the facility would be the first its kind in Asia and would aim to employ local talent.
The deal is another example of how every single store in America is responding to the very real threat that Amazon will drink their milkshake and eat their lunch, shortly after it delivers those things to their doors in 30 minutes or less.
Thailand's automotive market is booming: in 2016, nearly two million cars were manufactured there, significantly more than in the UK or Italy. Bosch is responding to this rising demand.
Efinix has received silicon product samples for its first Quantum accelerated programmable product platform built on SMIC's 40nm process. A milestone was achieved with record breaking efficiency, going from product development using SMIC's Physical Design Kit (PDK) to system validation of the samples in less than six months, according to the companies.
Corning has announced it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M's Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately US$900 million. The acquisition is expected to close during 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.
Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell says the complex integration of EMC, the largest IT acquisition in history, is now complete with his sights now set on winning more market share in storage and software-defined networking in 2018.
Apple plans to buy Shazam, the song-recognition company, for hundreds of millions of dollars.
The company released a trio of free photo apps on Monday. Created as experiments by different Google departments, the simple mobile apps include a photo booth with pose-detecting powers, a way to remix videos like a DJ, and a tool for turning any mundane adventure into a comic book panel.
AMD's next generation Ryzen 2 CPUs are set to debut on the 12nm process technology in the first quarter of 2018. The new lineup comprised of 2000 series Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 2000 microprocessors is said to bring higher clock speeds and better overclockability to the table in addition to support for faster DDR4 RAM.
Nokia has announced the appointment of Joerg Erlemeier as chief operating officer (COO) and member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT) with immediate effect. Erlemeier will report to Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri. Monika Maurer, who previously held the COO position, will support Erlemeier during a transition period and then leave Nokia.
Apple has confirmed its plan to acquire the music-discovery service Shazam. In a statement to Fortune, an Apple spokesperson said that the tech giant is "thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple." While the Apple spokesperson didn't share terms of the deal, the statement did say that "Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit," suggesting the service could be integrated into Apple's own music streaming app.
Konga, one of Nigeria's biggest e-commerce players, has fired around 60% of its staff and adopted several changes to the business model including shuttering its warehouse, starting to charge merchants to post items, and axing its popular pay-on-delivery option for customers.
Huawei held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners in Northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa in response to industry digital transformation.
Apple says it has issued a fix for an iOS security flaw that left key connected home hardware open to unauthorized third-party access. The bug, which was initially spotted by 9to5Mac, reportedly made it possible for an outside party to access things like smart locks and garage doors.
Apple's work in the health industry has been well reported thus far, but CNBC reports today that the person running Apple's health efforts is leaving the company. Anil Sethi was originally named director of the health team last year, when Apple acquired his medical record startup Gliimps.
It seems like Nvidia announces the fastest GPU in history multiple times a year, and that's exactly what's happened again today; the Titan V is "the most powerful PC GPU ever created," in Nvidia's words. It represents a more significant leap than most products that have made that claim, however, as it's the first consumer-grade GPU based around Nvidia's new Volta architecture.
At Qualcomm's conference on Tuesday, AMD's corporate vice president and GM Kevin Lensing made a surprise guest appearance, announcing that the two companies were working together to power a new line of HP and Asus PCs, powered by Snapdragon 835. The Always Connected PCs are powered by gigabit LTE, to stay connected without relying on Wi-Fi.
Nvidia has gathered predictions from the world's leading researchers and industry thought leaders concerning the development of AI.
Innolux's 100-inch high brightness PID module was given the 26th Taiwan Excellence Silver Award 2017. Five other products - the 50-inch Mega-Zone display module, 21.5-inch adjustable privacy display, 15.6-inch zero color cast and low blue light display, 10.1-inch all-in-one smart touch display and 6-inch high brightness, bezel-less full-screen display module - were also awarded the Taiwan Excellence Award.
Apple is likely to release another new iPhone model with LCD next year, said a source privy to the company's product designs, and it also has tentative plans for two new handsets that use OLED screens.
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Qualcomm has confirmed receipt of Broadcom's nomination of a slate of candidates to replace Qualcomm's existing board of directors at the company's 2018 annual meeting of stockholders.
Apple will ship 13-14 million AirPods in 2017 and 26-28 million units in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said. Kuo said they're one of the most popular Apple accessories and points to increased supply as one helpful growth driver.
Shares in Dialog Semiconductor, the publicly listed British firm which supplies power management chips for the iPhone and other Apple products, are plunging after its chief executive admitted that Apple could one day bring iPhone chip design in-house.
HDMI Forum has announced the release of Version 2.1 of the HDMI specification which is now available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters. This latest HDMI specification supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, and resolutions up to 10K. Dynamic HDR formats are also supported, and bandwidth capability is increased up to 48Gbps.
Kenji Kano has been named president and CEO of Toshiba America Energy Systems (TAES) effective December 1, 2017. Fumio Otani, chairman of the Board of Directors of TAES, had served as president and CEO on an interim basis since March 1, 2017, and will continue to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors for TAES.
Panasonic exhibited at the International Robot Exhibition 2017 (organized by the Japan Robot Association and The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun) being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from November 29 to December 2, 2017. The International Robot Exhibition is organized once every two years and is one of the largest exhibitions on robots that many robot manufacturers and affiliated companies from Japan and across the world take part in.
LG U+ and Huawei have launched Seoul TechCity, a collaborative project that aims to deliver smart city capabilities for the Korean capital, including: Giga Everywhere, mobile enabled digitized industry infrastructure, and the ability to build ecosystems for a digital society.
Infineon supplies key components for the Audi A8, the world's first series production car featuring level 3 automated driving.
Corning has announced an investment in its Valor Glass that will create 185 new jobs and support more than 380 jobs overall in the Southern Tier of New York.
United Microelectronics Corporation has announced that its Singapore-based Fab 12i has been awarded the Water Efficiency Award by the Singapore Ministry of Environment and Water Resources. Fab 12i became the only Singapore fab to win the award from the Wafer Fabrication sector.
Qualcomm is seeking to limit sales of the iPhone X in the US with another new round of litigation that accuses Apple of patent infringement.
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Users of Apple's new MacOS High Sierra operating system can access it without using a password.
Samsung Electronics is positively considering rolling out a next-generation DRAM using an early 10 nano process as early as the beginning of 2019 by constructing a dedicated production line with EUV exposure equipment in the Hwasung Semiconductor Factory Complex in Gyeonggi-do. Experts say that this strategy aimed to secure profitability while widening micro-process technology gaps with competitors in the booming DRAM market.
Hard to imagine in this age of privacy scandals, but HP is installing a telemetry client on its customers' computers - and it isn't offering any warning, or asking permission, before delivering the payload.