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Intel to Buy Imagination Technologies or AMD’s RTG?


This week started with a milestone announcement of Japanese SoftBank moving in to acquire ARM Holdings for a record $32 billion. Many analysts lamented that the takeover was a result of Brexit, even though everyone in their right minds should know that negotiations of this magnitude take years and typically are made in complete silence for 6-18 months (due dilligence and all that jazz). However, this might not be the only acquisition in the modest pool of British semiconductor players. As we reported on multiple occasions, Intel is reorganizing, i.e. restructuring the company. As a part of that reorganization, the company performed no less than three rounds


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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

Seebright Ripple Augmented Reality Developer Kit

Augmented Reality, also called Mixed Reality (MR, MxR) is set to represent a very large part of our lives. Even today, if you own a car with a heads-up display (HUD), you are a user of Augmented Reality. Still, the development of AR applications is extremely difficult due to high barrier of entry. Unlike the VR, where you can purchase an Open Source VR Hacker 1.4 headset (OSVR) for just $299.99 –   AR headsets can set you back for thousands of dollars. Case in point is Microsoft’s HoloLens, where a development kit will set you back for $3000. Osterhaut Design Group sells their R-7 glasses for $2799.99. Thus,


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Did Microsoft Fix its Biggest Mistake?

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft'

Microsoft is ending its ‘free Windows 10’ upgrade program. Ever since the company announced the availability of Windows 10 and a free upgrade for the older versions, the company was adamant it will only offer free upgrade program ‘for a limited amount of time’. That free upgrade program ends on July 29th, 2016. While there is a loophole that can keep your systems running on Windows 7,  8 and 8.1 and still get the Windows 10 upgrade, discovered thanks to ZDNet: “When you upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the Windows 10 setup program checks your current activation status and reports the result to the activation


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Apple Music Can ‘Steal’, Delete Your Music

Apple Music

The pure nature of the cloud computing is that you are giving away your control over the content in order to enjoy convenience, and have access to the service for as long as you’re connected to the Internet. Apparently, Apple’s Music service decided to take that to the next level and start to actively match your music to the online catalog, and delete local copies. According to James Pinkstone from Vellum Atlanta, that’s exactly what happened to 122 gigabytes of his music collection: “What Amber explained was exactly what I’d feared: through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users’ computers. When


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TSMC Tapes out 10nm A11 Processors for Apple

Memristors On Wafer

Ten years, even five years ago Intel was the undisputed process leader, and if you wanted to see how the new process node would look like, you would wait to see a new processor coming from Intel architecture. That was the unwritten law of the semiconductor industry, with an occasional blimp when TSMC would introduce a half-node step, beating Intel’s 90/65/45/32nm with 80nm, 55nm, 40nm and 28nm GPUs for ATI and Nvidia. Today, Intel’s missed approach to mobile resulted in company loosing the process node advantage, and ultimately being forced to cancel the most of Atom product family. And now, to add insult to injury, DigiTimes (also known


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Tesla Sells $4.8 billion worth of Model 3 in First 24 Hours

Tesla Model 3

The ‘great wait’ is over, as Tesla completed its strategy set all the way at the time when the ‘Tesla Motors’ was a small tent inside the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne, CA. The plan was always the same: S-E-X-Y. It all started with building a sports car (Roadster) that will pay for the development of a limo, build a limo (Model S) that will pay for the development of SUV (Model X) and a mainstream car, and build a mainstream car (Model E 3) that will bring e-mobility for masses. As we all know now, Model X was not a part of Tesla’s initial plans (that was the


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Is Apple iPhone SE Looking Old or Great?

Apple iPhone SE Image 4

Out with the old, in with the … old? On Apple’s Spring 2016 event in San Francisco the company introduced the iPhone SE, blast from the past with a new twist; new performance and improved usability. The package of the iPhone SE offers compact aluminum design updated with matte-chamfered edges, color-matched stainless steel Apple logo in a compact design introducec with the iPhone 5/5S. Apple iPhone SE will come in four metallic finishes, including rose gold. Apple iPhone SE offers exceptional performance on the iOS system, using the same 64-bit A9 processor offered in actual high-end phones; iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Given that they’re running at blazing fast


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Google’s search engine crawler to stop identifying as an iPhone


While this change won’t really affect particular website users, it does mark a natural shift in Google Bot’s way of doing things. Until now, Google Bot identified itself as an iPhone running iOS 8.3, according to the company. This means that it fetches sites, crawls them and gathers important data – as Apple’s own browser. Now, after this update will make the agent identify as a Nexus 5X running Android 6.0.1 that will crawl the sites as Google’s own Chrome browsers it seems. “We’re updating the user-agent string so that our renderer can better understand pages that use newer web technologies. Our renderer evolves over time and the


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Uber Will Now Deliver Food Straight To Your Door


You use Uber? Then you’re gonna love this: “We’ve been cooking up something new. An app that makes getting great food from hundreds of restaurants as easy as requesting a ride.” – the official announcement of ordering a meal – with Uber. The newly introduced app allows users to order takeaway food from favorite restaurants. But with a twist. You are still able to order food in a similar format, but this time you can order a meal and have it delivered onto longer distances – and with a dedicated app to serve all your ordering needs. The new UberEATS app is now available on iOS


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ExxonMobil launches Apple Pay For Pump Stations


Apple is making great strides with Apple Pay these days. They’ve maintained a healthy in flow of particularly important retailers to join their contact less payment system, adding more features by the day. ExxonMobil is now the first major fuel retailer to accept mobile payment at the pump, including Apple Pay, throughout the majority of its U.S. network. The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is now available at more than 6,000 Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations across the U.S. Within the app, customers can choose Apple Pay as a default form of payment from within the app. This allows them a secure payment for their fuel


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Bill Gates sides with FBI on Apple encryption fight?

Apple Net Neutrality

The situation concerning the backdoor access to the Apple iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino shooter Syed Ryzwan Farook – is heating up. Even Bill Gates weighed in on the subject, revealing to Financial Times that he would allow FBI one-time access to the attacker’s mobile phone. He stated that all tech companies (including Apple) should comply with government requests for assistance pertaining to investigations regarding terrorist activity. In more areas than one, some agree with Gates. This would be a one time-only access. It would allow the FBI to further investigate this case, revealing more info about an attack that shocked the United


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Swiss Watch Sales In Trouble Due To Smart Watches

Watch 2

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, there is a big shift happening on the watch market. Global global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in Q4 2015, compared with 7.9 million Swiss Watch shipments. This is the first time ever that smartwatch sales have outperformed Swiss watches on a global scale, giving us a great showcase of times to come. Cliff Raskind, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “We estimate global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in Q4 2015, rising a healthy 316 percent from 1.9 million in Q4 2014. Smartwatches are growing rapidly in North America, Western Europe and Asia. Apple Watch


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Action Packed Ski Video Shot Entirely by an Apple iPhone

Ski Video Screenshot

A 25-year-old Nicolas Vuignier shared an action packed ski video, shot entirely on an Apple iPhone. While the sole “shot by iPhone” idea is not really that new, the quality and making of this video really redefines what is possible. While some will argue this was made by something a bit more professional (high-quality RED anyone?) than a run-off-the-mill production smartphone like this, it seems the video was really shot by a device like, just using the custom lenses. Nicolas Vuignier has shared an incredible video on YouTube showcasing himself skiing down a mountain in Sweden. And we can only be amazed by how well it


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Google surpasses Apple as world’s most Valued Company


Google, or Alphabet as its parent company, raked in a nice $21.3 billion in total sales and adjusted profits of $8.67 for its every Class A share. With total sales up 18 percent over the previous year, the company’s revenue/earnings are looking rather impressive overall. For Alphabet, there were several key areas in where the company grew its value and revenue. The advertising rose by 17 percent compared to the same period the year before, giving the company a nice revenue bump during that period. Immediately after the announcement, shares rose 1.22 percent to hit $752 per share in normal trading resulting in a market capitalization of


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2016 According to Apple: What Lies Ahead?

Apple Music

In addition to a significant focus on updating and refreshing their existing products, last year also saw Apple launch some long-anticipated new releases, namely the iPad Pro for ‘prosumer tablets’, Watch for the wearable industry and the carrier unlocked (so-called SIM-free) iPhone 6S, where you can use any carrier you want. Whilst many might reflect on 2015 as a year of upgrades, hardware and add-ons for the tech giant, 2016 looks set to hold plenty of promise in terms of completely new products and branching out into unexplored fields. Here is a look ahead at what Apple may have in store for us over the coming


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Apple Watch 2 Expected in September

Apple Hermes Watch: Collaboration between Fashion and Technology

The Apple Watch is not even a year old, and rumors of its successor are constantly published in mainstream media outlets. While Apple is a company would never Osborne’d its product line, rumors will always chase popular products and companies. However, it seems there is new, reliable information regarding the Apple Watch 2. According to, September 2016 is the projected date for the latest smartwatch from Apple. The news does not stop there. According to reliable sources from the Far East, which in fact manufacture the Apple Watch and its accessories, the company plans to release an update for the original Apple Watch in March 2016. These updates will include


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Tesla Self Driving Revolution: Jim Keller joins Elon Musk

Mark Papermaster and Jim Keller discuss the future of AMD.

Following his departure from AMD, where he oversaw the complex tasks of creating new processor architectures, Jim Keller looked for new challenges. Word came today that Elon Musk personally led the negotiation with Jim in order to get him to join Tesla Motors, Inc. with an expected answer. At Tesla Motors, Jim Keller will be in charge of running one of most important research departments, the autopilot R&D. Right now, the self-driving capabilities of Tesla Model S, X, and 3 are all being processed by a combination of in-house software with hardware from companies such as NVIDIA and Mobileye. How does the Tesla Autopilot Work? In order to explain


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Apple Opening Europe’s First iOS App Development Center in Italy

Apple Music

Apple today announced the creation of Europe’s first iOS App Development Center in Italy, to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem. This means that the corporation w ill support young and talented professionals, allowing them to concentrate on creating brand new apps and possible advancements in the field. It marks Apple’s desire to allow the younger generation in fully creating revolutionary apps on their own, removing the need for high-paid engineers in similar cases overall. The iOS App Development Center, to be located at a partner institution in Naples, will support teachers


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Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp

Sharp 4K TV Set.

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is the largest producer of electronics in the world, but it spent most of its corporate history manufacturing items for western brands. As such, the company is mostly known for producing the vast majority of Apple iPhones and the vast number of other Apple products ((iPads, MacBooks shift manufacturing from OEM to OEM on annual basis). However, just like TCL was not happy with being an unknown brand in the west (reacted by purchasing Alcatel), Foxconn wants to become a household name. In order to realize their plan, Foxconn senior management seems to be venturing into the acquisition of Sharp –


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Microsoft to Offer Data Plans, Mobile Service


MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator is becoming a thing of fashion among IT giants, and could start to slowly squeeze conventional telecom operators, especially among the early adopters. Among the traditional IT names, IBM was the first that ran its own MVNO that was accessible to non-employees (back in 1990s, you could subscribe to IBM’s modem service and use it globally), but that was not widely adopted until Amazon launched its Kindle tablet, which used Qualcomm’s MVNO, and later replaced it with an in-house, SIM-free architecture for Kindle devices more known as the Whispernet. As Google seeked a path to grow, the company decided to become a fully fledged