Technology

Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System

Apple Is Focusing on Making an Autonomous Car System

16 Jun 2017 comment

After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: It’s concentrating on self-driving technology, according to Bloomberg.

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Looming Budget Rivals

Emirates Eyes Smart Goggles to Shake Off Looming Budget Rivals

15 Jun 2017 comment

Airline carrier Emirates, hoping to shake off budget airlines coveting its long-distance customers, has set its sights on goggles, according to Bloomberg.

Developer Behind Pokemon Go Backs Apple's Push Into AR

Developer Behind Pokemon Go Backs Apple's Push Into AR

11 Jun 2017 comment

CEO of Niantic, the developer behind Pokemon Go, believes Apple’s entry into virtual and augmented reality this week should not be underestimated, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Unveils HomePod Speaker and Faster Macs

Apple Unveils HomePod Speaker and Faster Macs

6 Jun 2017 comment

Apple entered the growing field of voice-controlled speakers for the home, taking on early leaders Amazon and Google, according to Bloomberg.

SpaceX Ferries Supplies to Space Station With Reused Capsule

SpaceX Ferries Supplies to Space Station With Reused Capsule

5 Jun 2017 comment

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies took another step in the push to drive down flight costs, launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station using a pre-flown capsule, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Ready Siri Speaker in Bid to Rival Google and Amazon

Apple Said to Ready Siri Speaker in Bid to Rival Google and Amazon

3 Jun 2017 comment

Soon, a device embossed with “Designed by Apple in California” may be on your nightstand or kitchen counter, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

1 Jun 2017 comment

Apple got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri. Now the electronics giant is bringing artificial intelligence to chips, according to Bloomberg.

ARM Announces New Chip Design

ARM Announces New Chip Design

31 May 2017 comment

ARM, the division of SoftBank whose technology is the most widely used in the chip industry, announced a new design that targets the personal computer and server markets dominated by Intel, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Announces New Core i9 Chips

Intel Announces New Core i9 Chips

30 May 2017 comment

Intel, trying to head off a fledgling attempt by rival Advanced Micro Devices to compete in the market for high-end personal computer processors, introduced a new more-powerful chip, according to Bloomberg.

Health Executives See Tech Firms Remaking Industry

Health Executives See Tech Firms Remaking Industry

28 May 2017 comment

Health-care executives expect counterparts at tech companies like Alphabet to transform their industry over three to five years, according to Bloomberg, citing a Lazard survey.

Bosch Linked to Diesel-Cheating Claims Against Fourth Automaker

Bosch Linked to Diesel-Cheating Claims Against Fourth Automaker

27 May 2017 comment

Robert Bosch, the world’s largest auto-parts supplier, was linked to emissions-cheating allegations against a fourth automaker, raising questions about the company’s role in the scandal gripping the car industry, according to Bloomberg.

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

Alphabet Machine Beats World's Top Go Player

25 May 2017 comment

A machine built by Alphabet has officially defeated the world’s top-ranked player of the ancient board-game Go, a decisive demonstration of artificial intelligence’s ability to master some of the most complex human endeavors, according to Bloomberg.

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

Three European Storage Services Vendors Named as IDC Innovators

23 May 2017 comment

New IDC Innovators report is recognizing three EMEA-based storage services vendors. These companies are CTERA Networks, StorPool and Quobyte, and they are recognized for their engineering efforts to help service providers (SPs) overcome their storage-related challenges.

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year

20 May 2017 comment

Google plans to push virtual reality to more people by working with hardware partners on standalone headsets, according to Bloomberg.

Google to Offer New AI Chip Via Cloud

Google to Offer New AI Chip Via Cloud

19 May 2017 comment

At the I/O developer conference last year, Google debuted its first chip. The company kept the component mostly for internal artificial intelligence needs. Now, version two has arrived, and Google is selling this one, according to Bloomberg.

Nearly Half of  Internet Users in France Tune to OTT Video

Nearly Half of Internet Users in France Tune to OTT Video

18 May 2017 comment

Over-the-top (OTT) video service usage has made steady progress in becoming a mainstream activity in France, according to eMarketer’s most recent forecast.

New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack

New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack

15 May 2017 comment

An unrivaled global cyber-attack is poised to continue claiming victims Monday as people return to work and turn on their desktop computers, even as hospitals and other facilities gained the upper hand against the first wave, according to Bloomberg.

Ransom Hackers Who Hit Hospitals Dealt Setback

Ransom Hackers Who Hit Hospitals Dealt Setback

13 May 2017 comment

The cyber-attack that spread rapidly around the globe was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts said the hackers were likely to return as many computers remain at risk, according to Bloomberg.

New Amazon Echo Adds Touch Screen and Video-Conferencing

New Amazon Echo Adds Touch Screen and Video-Conferencing

13 May 2017 comment

Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, new version of voice activated speakers which features a seven-inch touch screen that can pull up calendar appointments, display music lyrics, play videos and a lot more, according to Bloomberg.

Solar Roof Sets Tesla Grand Unification Into Motion

Solar Roof Sets Tesla Grand Unification Into Motion

11 May 2017 comment

Tesla has begun taking orders for its transformative new solar roof, according to Bloomberg. The pricing is competitive, and it marks the final piece in Elon Musk’s vision for a grand unification of his clean-energy ambitions, combining solar power, home batteries, and electric cars.

Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card

Mastercard Unveils Next Generation Biometric Card

10 May 2017 comment

Mastercard unveiled the next generation biometric card. It is combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases.

Uber Builds AI Team in Toronto

Uber Builds AI Team in Toronto

9 May 2017 comment

Uber, in the midst of legal battle with Alphabet over self-driving car technology, is building a new artificial intelligence team in Toronto to help improve its autonomous vehicle software, according to Bloomberg.

Scientists Say Brexit May End U.K.’s Lead in AI

Scientists Say Brexit May End U.K.’s Lead in AI

7 May 2017 comment

A group of prominent academics and tech executives fear that the U.K.’s exit from the European Union could jeopardize the U.K.’s lead in the development of machine learning technologies, according to Bloomberg.

Police Will Scan Spectator Faces at UEFA Champions League Final

Police Will Scan Spectator Faces at UEFA Champions League Final

1 May 2017 comment

Security at this year’s Champions League final will be aided by facial recognition technology, according to Bloomberg.

Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations

Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations

30 Apr 2017 comment

Tesla is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to make 500,000 EVs in 2018 (up from 76,000 a year ago).

Goodspeed Roaming wins Best e-SIM Provisioning Provider Award

Goodspeed Roaming wins Best e-SIM Provisioning Provider Award

28 Apr 2017 comment

UROS, Uni-fi Roaming Solutions, announced that Goodspeed Roaming App was awarded Best e-SIM Provisioning Provider at MVNO Awards 2017.

Facebook Envisions Using Brain Waves to Type Words

Facebook Envisions Using Brain Waves to Type Words

23 Apr 2017 comment

Facebook’s research unit Building 8 is working to make it possible for people to type using signals from their brains, part of the lab’s broader effort to free people from their phones, according to Bloomberg.

Radwin Wins Passenger Innovation of the Year Award 2017

Radwin Wins Passenger Innovation of the Year Award 2017

19 Apr 2017 comment

Israeli company Radwin, provider of train-to-ground wireless communications solutions, received the prestigious Passenger Innovation of the Year 2017 Award last week at the SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards in Amsterdam, Holland. The company has earned this award for its FiberinMotion train-to-ground solution.

New Phantom 4 Advance Hits the Market

New Phantom 4 Advance Hits the Market

18 Apr 2017 comment

DJI has introduced a new addition to the Phantom family, the Phantom 4 Advanced, offering creators an affordable way to capture aerial imagery with a more powerful camera and more precise controls.

AMD Betting on Extra-Fast Wi-Fi to Open Up Virtual Reality

AMD Betting on Extra-Fast Wi-Fi to Open Up Virtual Reality

13 Apr 2017 comment

Semiconductor maker AMD is betting that their purchase of a chipmaker Nitero will help drive the adoption of more portable virtual reality headsets, according to Bloomberg. Nitero has developed a 60 gigahertz wireless chip that it says can transmit high-resolution video without delays or lags.