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Microsoft And Xiaomi Ink AI And Cloud Computing Partnership Deal

Microsoft And Xiaomi Ink AI And Cloud Computing Partnership Deal

Software maker Microsoft and Chinese device manufacturer Xiaomi have signed a deal which will see the two tech companies partner on hardware services, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. The strategic framework memorandum... 
Apple Sets Release Date For The HomePod Smart Speaker

Apple Sets Release Date For The HomePod Smart Speaker

After Apple failed to ship the HomePod speaker during the busy holiday shopping season the iPhone maker has finally announced that its smart speaker will be released before the end of this month. Apple’s smart speaker will make use... 
Facebook Working To Enable Cross-Posting Of Instagram Stories On WhatsApp

Facebook Working To Enable Cross-Posting Of Instagram Stories On WhatsApp

Plans are underway to enable the cross-posting of Instagram Stories on WhatsApp. This is an attempt by Facebook to boost engagement among users with a view to driving interactions. During the last conference call the chief executive... 
Number Of China Mobile’s 4G Subscribers To Surpass 0.7 billion In 2018

Number Of China Mobile’s 4G Subscribers To Surpass 0.7 billion In 2018

China Mobile has announced that it expects the number of 4G customers to surpass 700 million next year from the current number of 625 million. With regards to broadband users China Mobile expects the number of household broadband users... 
Broadcom’s Acquisition Bid To Be Rebuffed By Qualcomm

Broadcom’s Acquisition Bid To Be Rebuffed By Qualcomm

Sources indicate that chipmaker Qualcomm intends to reject a takeover bid by Broadcom this week, a move that is likely to ignite a dramatic acquisition battle. The board of directors of Qualcomm were expected to meet on Sunday with... 
Facebook Acquires Teen Mobile App TBH For Under $100 Million

Facebook Acquires Teen Mobile App TBH For Under $100 Million

Facebook announced early in the week that it had acquired TBH. This is a mobile app targeted at students in high school as well as in college. The app conducts anonymous polling and lets users compliment each other anonymously. Currently,... 
To Offer Internet-Only Service In New Markets

To Offer Internet-Only Service In New Markets

Google Fiber has disclosed that its expansion into new markets including San Antonio, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky will only include an internet connection and that there will be no television package or DVR offered. According to... 
The API Automation Portal Of DreamFactory Is Now On Oracle Cloud

The API Automation Portal Of DreamFactory Is Now On Oracle Cloud

DreamFactory’s API Automation Portal has been made available on Oracle Cloud. The API Automation Portal is a means through which API gateways can be auto-generated for data integration and connectivity. Previously the API automation... 
HP In Efforts To Promote Education In Third World

HP In Efforts To Promote Education In Third World

HP has unveiled HP School Cloud with the aim of offering access to apps and educational materials to students, adult learners and teachers in poor and rural communities across the globe. Being a hybrid cloud appliance, HP School Cloud... 
AT&T To Offer Free HBO To More Of Its Subscribers As Competition Heats Up

AT&T To Offer Free HBO To More Of Its Subscribers As Competition Heats Up

AT&T has announced that it is offering a free subscription to HBO to more wireless customers. Beginning Friday AT&T customers who are subscribed to the midmarket Unlimited Choice plan will receive HBO at no extra cost. Earlier... 
Facebook Launches Training Center To Equip Brazil’s Youths With Coding And Entrepreneurial Skills

Facebook Launches Training Center To Equip Brazil’s Youths With Coding And Entrepreneurial Skills

Facebook has launched a training center in Brazil which is aimed at entrepreneurs and coders with a view to encouraging young Brazilians to pursue careers in technology. This comes amidst high unemployment levels in South America’s... 
Facebook Inks Agreement To Live Stream 15 College Football Games

Facebook Inks Agreement To Live Stream 15 College Football Games

Facebook has inked a deal to live stream college football games starting next month. This will include games from such institutions as University of North Carolina at Charlotte, San Diego State, and Louisiana Tech. The audiences are... 
Google Testing A New Tool To Boost Subscriptions For News Publications

Google Testing A New Tool To Boost Subscriptions For News Publications

New tools are being developed by Google with a view to boosting subscribers for news publications. This comes after Facebook made a similar move in order to offer an olive branch to the news industry which is concerned that the internet... 
Samsung Launches A Galaxy S8 Smartphone With Military-Grade Durability

Samsung Launches A Galaxy S8 Smartphone With Military-Grade Durability

Samsung has announced the introduction of a new Galaxy S8 smartphone which comes with a bigger battery, a metal frame and a screen which is shatter-resistant. Dubbed Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung has said that the device which has passed... 
Social Media User Growth Highest In Emerging Markets

Social Media User Growth Highest In Emerging Markets

According to a report by eMarkerter, a research firm, social media companies such as Facebook will recording a user increase of approximately 8% per month in 2017. Currently about one third of the global population, or about 2.46 billion... 
Samsung Developing Smart Speakers That Will Use The Bixby Voice Assistant

Samsung Developing Smart Speakers That Will Use The Bixby Voice Assistant

Reports indicate that Samsung is developing a smart speaker that will be powered by Bixby, the South Korean conglomerates’ own voice assistant. According to the reports which appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the smart speaker... 
Apple Hires Television Executives From Sony

Apple Hires Television Executives From Sony

Two executives of Sony Pictures Television have been hired by Apple as the tech giant seeks to expand into developing original video content in a field that is already dominated by online streaming services and Hollywood studios. The... 
Google Announces Plans To Acquire Owlchemy, A Virtual Reality Game Studio

Google Announces Plans To Acquire Owlchemy, A Virtual Reality Game Studio

Google has disclosed the acquisition of Owlchemy Labs, the virtual reality game studio famous for such titles as Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Job Simulator. The games that Owlchemy will develop in future will, however, not... 
Trailhead Tracking App For Employees Introduced By Salesforce

Trailhead Tracking App For Employees Introduced By Salesforce

Updates have been made to Trailhead by Salesforce and this includes adding a reporting feature which gives organizations the ability of tracking the progress of their employees on the online learning platform. Named Trailhead Tracker,... 
Qualcomm Seeks iPhone Importation Ban Over Patent Dispute

Qualcomm Seeks iPhone Importation Ban Over Patent Dispute

Following the decision by Apple to stop making licensing fee payments to Qualcomm, the San Diego, California based maker of smartphone chips is planning retaliation by asking for the banning of iPhone imports into the United States.... 
Google Announces 3D Update to Popular Toontastic App

Google Announces 3D Update to Popular Toontastic App

Google has a popular, kid-friendly app called “Toontastic” that allows kids (and anyone, really) to tell stories with their own cartoons. If you are already a fan of the app, you will definitely appreciate that the new update adds... 
FDA Probe Warns St. Jude Heart Implants Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

FDA Probe Warns St. Jude Heart Implants Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

On Monday, Federal US regulators warned that a dangerous amount of pacemakers and implantable heart defibrillators—made by St. Jude Medical—can be vulnerable to attacks from computer hackers.  Fortunately, though, they have also... 
SpaceX Announces New Launch After Identifying Falcon 9 Failure

SpaceX Announces New Launch After Identifying Falcon 9 Failure

On January 8th, SpaceX is planning another launch, the first since its Falcon 9 rocket explosion in September. The company has stated that they have determined the cause of the explosion and are on track for a successful launch. SpaceX... 
NVIDIA Gets the Go-Ahead to Start Testing Autonomous Vehicles in California

NVIDIA Gets the Go-Ahead to Start Testing Autonomous Vehicles in California

It has been a while since we have heard anything about the self-driving (autonomous) car projects at Apple and Google but these are not the only two technology companies leading the charge. Sure, it may be no surprise that Tesla Motors,... 
Google’s DeepMind Develops Best Human-Voice-Mimicking AI Yet

Google’s DeepMind Develops Best Human-Voice-Mimicking AI Yet

Although modern advancements in artificial intelligence have created machines that can look, speak, and think a lot like humans, it is still pretty easy to tell the difference. But that isn’t stopping scientists and engineers... 
Could New Technology Let You Read Books Without Opening Them?

Could New Technology Let You Read Books Without Opening Them?

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently determined that it is possible to read a book without opening it. At least, it is possible if you use something called terahertz radiation. Terahertz radiation... 
Are the Cities of America Ready for Autonomous Vehicles (and Vice Versa)?

Are the Cities of America Ready for Autonomous Vehicles (and Vice Versa)?

It looks like everyone is trying to get into the autonomous vehicle game. Now, the Chinese-owned Volvo cars has teamed up with the Swedish automotive safety group Autoliv to develop their own proprietary software for Volvo cars. This... 
Google Puts Project Ara Modular Phone Idea To Bed

Google Puts Project Ara Modular Phone Idea To Bed

If you want to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs. And sometimes, when you are trying a new recipe, you have a few shells and the omelet is not that great. And sometimes you burn the eggs and you have to start over. Sometimes,... 
Will Nintendo Go Back to Game Cartridges for its Next Video Game Console

Will Nintendo Go Back to Game Cartridges for its Next Video Game Console

Video games have come a very long way since they first went mainstream in the 19070s, but the Next Generation and New Generation of high-definition gaming culture would not exist today without those early consoles and games. And cartridges. And...