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Samsung Starts Producing 512 GB Flash Storage for Mobile Devices

Samsung Starts Producing 512 GB Flash Storage for Mobile Devices

11 Dec 2017 comment

Samsung announced that it has begun mass production of the industry’s first 512-gigabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage solution for use in next-generation mobile devices.

IBM Unveils New Server Designed for Artificial Intelligence

IBM Unveils New Server Designed for Artificial Intelligence

9 Dec 2017 comment

IBM unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor.

Samsung Starts Production of 2nd Generation 10nm FinFET Technology

Samsung Starts Production of 2nd Generation 10nm FinFET Technology

5 Dec 2017 comment

Samsung Electronics announced that its Foundry Business has commenced mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) products built on its second generation 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus).

Your Future Commute Could Be by Taxi Drone

Your Future Commute Could Be by Taxi Drone

26 Nov 2017 comment

A Chinese startup has developed a flying car that it plans to roll out as soon as next year, according to Bloomberg.

Airbus Exploring Single-Pilot, Autonomous Plane in Tech Race

Airbus Exploring Single-Pilot, Autonomous Plane in Tech Race

23 Nov 2017 comment

Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, Airbus Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko said to Bloomberg. “The more disruptive approach is to say maybe we can reduce the crew needs for our future aircraft,” Eremenko told Bloomberg Television’s Yvonne Man in an interview broadcast on Wednesday. “We’re pursuing single-pilot operation as a potential option and a lot of the technologies needed to make that happen has also put us on the path towards unpiloted operation.”

Germany Takes Action Against Kids Watches With Eavesdropping Function

Germany Takes Action Against Kids Watches With Eavesdropping Function

21 Nov 2017 comment

German watchdog Bundesnetzagentur prohibited sale of children's watches that have an "eavesdropping" function and has already taken action against several offers on the internet.

Apple Is Said to Target Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 iPhone

Apple Is Said to Target Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 iPhone

20 Nov 2017 comment

Apple is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan.

Lenovo Servers Seize 88 Top World Performance Benchmarks

Lenovo Servers Seize 88 Top World Performance Benchmarks

16 Nov 2017 comment

Lenovo announced that it doubled its x86 world record benchmark count with 46 new benchmarks based on the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor, more than any other vendor in the latest Intel benchmark cycle. Lenovo’s ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio of servers, now with 88 total world record benchmarks, continues driving their lead in data center performance.

Significant Advances to IBM Quantum Systems & Ecosystem

Significant Advances to IBM Quantum Systems & Ecosystem

13 Nov 2017 comment

IBM announced two significant quantum processor upgrades for its IBM Q early-access commercial systems. They represent rapid advances in quantum hardware as IBM continues to drive progress across the entire quantum computing technology stack, with focus on systems, software, applications and enablement.

Turner Sports and Intel Announce Partnership to Bring VR to NBA Fans

Turner Sports and Intel Announce Partnership to Bring VR to NBA Fans

12 Nov 2017 comment

Turner Sports and Intel announced a multiyear partnership to make live NBA game action available in virtual reality using Intel True VR technology.

Humans Are Becoming Less Important in the World's Biggest Market

Humans Are Becoming Less Important in the World's Biggest Market

12 Nov 2017 comment

The $5.1 trillion-a-day currency market is losing its human touch. According to Bloomberg, that’s the conclusion of trading and foreign-exchange heads surveyed by the organizers of the TradeTech FX conference in Miami.

Waymo Autonomous Cars Ditch Backup Human in Test

Waymo Autonomous Cars Ditch Backup Human in Test

11 Nov 2017 comment

For almost a decade, self-driving cars have graced public roads, always with a person behind the wheel. According to Bloomberg, Waymo is now yanking the driver.

Qualcomm Begins Selling Server Chip It Says Beats Intel's

Qualcomm Begins Selling Server Chip It Says Beats Intel's

10 Nov 2017 comment

Qualcomm, trying to break Intel’s lucrative stranglehold on server chips, said it began selling a new processor that will outperform its rivals and has support from some of the industry’s biggest buyers of the technology, according to Bloomberg.

Visa Introduces New Payment Wearables for Fans Attending the Olympic Winter Games 2018

Visa Introduces New Payment Wearables for Fans Attending the Olympic Winter Games 2018

9 Nov 2017 comment

Visa, the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, introduced three commercially available wearable payment devices. In the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games, Visa created NFC-enabled payment gloves, commemorative stickers and Olympic pins that allow fans and athletes to complete seamless and secure payments with a simple tap at any contactless-enabled terminal.

HPE Unveils the Most Scalable and Modular In-Memory Computing Platform

HPE Unveils the Most Scalable and Modular In-Memory Computing Platform

7 Nov 2017 comment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise revealed the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform, HPE Superdome Flex. It enables enterprises of any size to process and analyze massive amounts of data and turn it into real-time business insights.

Services Are the Rising Star at Apple

Services Are the Rising Star at Apple

6 Nov 2017 comment

Services Are the Rising Star at Apple

The First AI-Run Global ETF Makes Its Own Managers Nervous

The First AI-Run Global ETF Makes Its Own Managers Nervous

5 Nov 2017 comment

The first global equity ETF run by robots made its trading debut even as its managers expressed anxiety about investing in an exchange-traded fund lacking the human touch, according to Bloomberg.

Fuel Cells Backed by Microsoft for Power-Hungry Data Centers

Fuel Cells Backed by Microsoft for Power-Hungry Data Centers

4 Nov 2017 comment

Microsoft is moving to use fuel cells at its power-hungry server farms, saying the technology may double the efficiency of energy used, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Transforms FlashSystem to Help Drive Down the Cost of Data

IBM Transforms FlashSystem to Help Drive Down the Cost of Data

31 Oct 2017 comment

IBM announced sweeping advances in its all-flash storage solutions and software to significantly drive down the costs of data and extend its solutions for hybrid and private cloud environments.

DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones

DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones

18 Oct 2017 comment

DJI has unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns.

Intel Says New Chip Shows Rapid Progress in Quantum Computing

Intel Says New Chip Shows Rapid Progress in Quantum Computing

15 Oct 2017 comment

Intel said it delivered a test chip to a research partner that demonstrates the rapid progress being made in the field of quantum computing, according to Bloomberg. That chip, in theory would, be able to perform tasks on huge amounts of data and do it faster than regular computers.

Battery Maker Backed by African Fuel Company Seeks More Cash

Battery Maker Backed by African Fuel Company Seeks More Cash

8 Oct 2017 comment

A U.K. battery maker backed by the biggest producer of fuel from coal is raising new funds to develop novel technology for airplanes, drones and spaceships, according to Bloomberg.

Japanese Company Ohara Eyes Future in Next-Gen Batteries

Japanese Company Ohara Eyes Future in Next-Gen Batteries

7 Oct 2017 comment

Japanese optical glassmaker Ohara, whose products are used in precision optical devices such as digital cameras and telescopes, is eyeing a share of the fast-growing battery market with a material that it says can be used in both next-generation batteries and to enhance conventional batteries, according to Bloomberg.

Thinfilm and GSK Bring NFC Technology to Brand Flonase

Thinfilm and GSK Bring NFC Technology to Brand Flonase

6 Oct 2017 comment

Thin Film Electronics announced that GlaxoSmithKline has commercially deployed SpeedTap tags. That will enable them to create interactive smart shelves for enhanced communication with consumers at time of purchase decision-making.

Europe is Designing a New Particle Collider to Take On China

Europe is Designing a New Particle Collider to Take On China

1 Oct 2017 comment

CERN, the European nuclear physics research organization, is contemplating the development of a particle accelerator three times larger than the Large Hadron Collider, according to Bloomberg. That move is intended to match growing Chinese ambitions in particle physics.

Best Self-Driving Tech Going Nowhere as Rules Stall Under Trump

Best Self-Driving Tech Going Nowhere as Rules Stall Under Trump

24 Sep 2017 comment

The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won’t be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years, according to Bloomberg.

Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags

Robots Endangering Workers Drives German Startup to Airbags

23 Sep 2017 comment

Two years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen factory in Germany. While this type of tragedy is still relatively rare, efforts to improve safety are intensifying as factories around the world become increasingly automated, according to Bloomberg.

New Global Initiative to Harness Technology to Tackle Environmental Issues

New Global Initiative to Harness Technology to Tackle Environmental Issues

21 Sep 2017 comment

A new initiative to identify, fund and scale new ventures, partnerships and business models that harness Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to transform how the world tackles environmental issues, was launched at the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

New IBM Linux-only Mainframe Delivers High Security for Applications

New IBM Linux-only Mainframe Delivers High Security for Applications

20 Sep 2017 comment

IBM unveiled LinuxONE Emperor II, the next generation of its family of Linux-only enterprise systems, which delivers new capabilities aimed at helping organizations achieve very high levels of security and data privacy assurance while rapidly addressing unpredictable data and transaction growth.

Apple Bets on Augmented Reality to Sell Its Most Expensive Phone

Apple Bets on Augmented Reality to Sell Its Most Expensive Phone

16 Sep 2017 comment

Apple packed its $1,000 iPhone with augmented reality features, betting the nascent technology will persuade consumers to pay premium prices for its products even as cheaper alternatives abound, according to Bloomberg.