What do PCs, Samsung's Galaxy 8 and Toyota's concept vehicle have in common? Notable design

What do PCs, Samsung
There's a common refrain in technology that design is struggling, multiple device categories have plateaued and hardware just isn't as exciting as it used to be.I can't say I disagree with many of those points, but there are signs that tech players are stepping up their focus on design and reaping the rewards. Here are a few examples in recent days that may indicate that better design is expanding beyond Apple and to the rest of the industry. HP's de…
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Apple team working on non-invasive sensors for diabetes patients: Report

Apple team working on non-invasive sensors for diabetes patients: Report
CNET/CBS Interactive Apple has formed a small team of biomedical engineers to work on noninvasive blood sugar monitoring to better treat diabetes, according to CNBC. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the report said Apple has been conducting "feasibility" trials at clinics across the Bay Area. The technology would …
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Amazon opens Echo microphone tech to third-party Alexa devices

Amazon opens Echo microphone tech to third-party Alexa devices
(Image: File photo) Amazon on Thursday said it will make the far-field microphone array and voice processing technology found in Amazon Echo available to third-party hardware makers for their own Alexa-enabled hardware. Developers will have access to the same 7-mic far-field development kit on the three versions of the Echo, …
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Is it time for high-end pros to dump the Mac?

Is it time for high-end pros to dump the Mac?
As Apple transitions into a mass-market consumer electronics giant, high-end professionals, especially creative types, are being left out in the cold.Is it now time for these professionals to dump the Mac? Analyst Neil Cybart of Above Avalon succinctly sums up the problem facing both Apple and the professionals who rely on the company for high-end hardware:"There appears to be a growing rift among Apple executives when it comes…
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Moto G5 review: Motorola's affordable mid-range handset continues to impress

Moto G5 review: Motorola
The Moto G has been a leading budget smartphone since the original model launched in 2013, receiving plaudits for its "superb value for money". The 2013 Moto G was the first handset to appear following Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, which changed hands again in 2014 and is now owned by Lenovo. The 2017 Moto G5 comes in two variants: I'm looking at the 5-inch Moto G, and there's also a 5.2-inch Moto G5 Plus.One thing that's apparent is how little pricing has changed fo…
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Google stops Burger King ad from getting Google Home to talk

Google stops Burger King ad from getting Google Home to talk
(Image: File photo) Google has put a stop to the Burger King commercial that triggered Google Home smart speakers with a voice command to a read an advertisement for its Whopper burger. The 15-second advertisement shows a Burger King employee saying "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?" Google Assistant on the Google Home was then prompted to read the Whopper's Wi…
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Can Optane SSD DC P4800X allow Intel to keep its lead in the server storage market?

Can Optane SSD DC P4800X allow Intel to keep its lead in the server storage market?
Intel Intel Optane SSD DC P4800XAccording to DRAMeXchange, Intel was the top brand in the global server SSD market during 2016, holding a commanding 30 percent market share, a position it gained through the leveraging of its dominance in the processor market.But all's not well as the likes of Samsung and Toshiba gain experience and make use of aggressive pricing to erode that market shares for mid-range and low-end server SSDs.Can Optane SSD DC P4800…
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BlackBerry wins $815 million arbitration settlement against Qualcomm

BlackBerry wins $815 million arbitration settlement against Qualcomm
BlackBerry CEO John Chen.BlackBerry was awarded $814.9 million in an arbitration settlement with semiconductor giant Qualcomm. The two companies had agreed to arbitrate a contract dispute over whether Qualcomm's royalty cap program applied to payments made by BlackBerry under a licensing deal. The arbitrator determined that BlackBerry had indeed overpaid royalty fees between 2010 and 2015.In a press release, Qualcomm said it "…
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​Samsung to sell Galaxy S8 baseball team edition

​Samsung to sell Galaxy S8 baseball team edition
Samsung Electronics has continued its aggressive marketing campaign for its new flagship smartphone, announcing that it will sell a special edition of the Galaxy S8 themed after its namesake baseball team in South Korea. The Galaxy S8 Samsung Lions Edition will have only 1,000 devices in stock, and will go on sale on Wednesday.Subscribers of the Samsung Lions team can buy the phones online or at their home stadium in the city o…
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AMD unleashes high-performance Ryzen 5 desktop chips

AMD unleashes high-performance Ryzen 5 desktop chips
The high-end processor market may be where all the bragging rights lie, but it's the mainstream market where the volume is, and AMD is taking aim at that segment with its new Ryzen 5 processors. Must read : Apple's desperate Mac damage control message hints at a divided company Ryzen 5 is AMD's new line of mainstream processors, joining the already released high-end Ryzen 7 chips, as well as the budget Ryzen 3 chips, which are planned for the …
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