Technology

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS for Automotive Applications

Samsung Begins Production of 256GB eUFS for Automotive Applications

16 Feb 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has begun mass production of a 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution with advanced features based on automotive specifications from the JEDEC UFS 3.0 standard, for the first time in the industry.

Samsung SDI Turns to Used Phones for Cobalt as Prices Surge

Samsung SDI Turns to Used Phones for Cobalt as Prices Surge

14 Feb 2018 comment

Samsung SDI, a battery supplier to carmakers, plans to recycle cobalt from used mobile phones as companies around the world scramble to secure supplies of the metal amid surging prices, according to Bloomberg.

Most Powerful Rocket Sends Tesla to Space

Most Powerful Rocket Sends Tesla to Space

7 Feb 2018 comment

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its new Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time last night, according to Bloomberg.

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as Big U.S. Banks Recoil

3 Feb 2018 comment

A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. said they’re halting purchases of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on their credit cards. JPMorgan, enacting the ban Saturday, doesn’t want the credit risk associated with the transactions, company spokeswoman Mary Jane Rogers said, according to Bloomberg.

Samsung Starts Producing 16-Gigabit GDDR6 for Advanced Graphics Systems

Samsung Starts Producing 16-Gigabit GDDR6 for Advanced Graphics Systems

26 Jan 2018 comment

Samsung announced that it has started mass production of the industry’s first 16-gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory for use in advanced graphics processing for gaming devices and graphics cards as well as automotive, network and artificial intelligence systems.

Alibaba's AI Outgunned Humans in Key Stanford Reading Test

Alibaba's AI Outgunned Humans in Key Stanford Reading Test

16 Jan 2018 comment

Alibaba has developed an artificial intelligence model that scored better than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test, according to Bloomberg.

EU Launches One Billion Euros Supercomputing Plan

EU Launches One Billion Euros Supercomputing Plan

13 Jan 2018 comment

The European Union will spend one billion euros to try to catch up to China, the U.S. and Japan in supercomputing, the European Commission said.

Intel Says Chip-Security Fixes Leave PCs No More Than 10% Slower

Intel Says Chip-Security Fixes Leave PCs No More Than 10% Slower

12 Jan 2018 comment

Intel, trying to defuse concern that fixes to widespread chip security vulnerabilities will slow computers, released test results showing that personal computers won’t be affected much and promised more information on servers, according to Bloomberg.

ARM Says About 5% of Its Chips Have Hack Vulnerability

ARM Says About 5% of Its Chips Have Hack Vulnerability

11 Jan 2018 comment

ARM Holdings said about 5 percent of chips made using its designs and intellectual property are vulnerable to the potential hardware hack known as Spectre, according to Bloomberg.

CES: Intel Presented 8th Generation Core Processors

CES: Intel Presented 8th Generation Core Processors

9 Jan 2018 comment

At CES in Las Vegas, Intel has revealed 8th generation of its Core processors. They come with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics and are packed with features and performance crafted for gamers, content creators and fans of virtual and mixed reality.

First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Debut at CES

First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Debut at CES

8 Jan 2018 comment

The first augmented-reality glasses with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will be shown this week at CES in Las Vegas and are manufactured by a 75-employee company rather than the e-commerce giant’s growing devices division, according to Bloomberg.

Apple Is Said to Develop EKG Heart Monitor for Future Watch

Apple Is Said to Develop EKG Heart Monitor for Future Watch

1 Jan 2018 comment

Apple is developing an advanced heart-monitoring feature for future versions of its smartwatch, part of a broader push by the company to turn what was once a luxury fashion accessory into a serious medical device, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the plan.

IBM Announces Collaborations to Accelerate Quantum Computing

IBM Announces Collaborations to Accelerate Quantum Computing

22 Dec 2017 comment

IBM 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.

Lenovo and Intel Deliver New System to Leibniz Supercomputing Center

Lenovo and Intel Deliver New System to Leibniz Supercomputing Center

21 Dec 2017 comment

Lenovo and Intel will deliver a next-generation supercomputer to Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich, Germany.

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.