​The G6 is fine, but now LG needs consistency or faces demise

​The G6 is fine, but now LG needs consistency or faces demise
Think of an LG phone. What comes to mind? Nothing strikes me immediately, what about you?The South Korean tech giant's G6 is a competently-made smartphone. As ZDNet's Matthew Miller points out, LG came back strong with the G6. Sales in the US began on Friday, where the South Korean tech giant is now focusing its marketing efforts.But LG's biggest problem goes further than a single phone. How the G6 performs and what LG has in-store for its V line in …
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The empire strikes back: How Intel is stepping up its AI game

The empire strikes back: How Intel is stepping up its AI game
When you ask Intel how it is doing in the realm of artificial intelligence, you will likely hear a figure saying how 97 percent of all AI workloads run on Xeon hardware. But that number is far from being the full story. In the realm of neural networks, the chip giant has a real competitor in the guise of Nvidia, after Intel has, by its own admission, been "absent" in the area. "It's really not too late ... we're in the first half of the first inni…
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Huawei P10 Plus review: The P10's impressive big-screen brother

Huawei P10 Plus review: The P10
Huawei has a solid reputation as a smartphone maker, and while the company used to lack the profile to make it a truly leading player, that time has passed. These days Huawei's name is well known, and the launch of the P10 and the larger P10 Plus at this year's Mobile World Congress grabbed the headlines. The P10 Plus is a large, expensive handset that, along with the phablet-sized 5.9-inch Mate 9, heads up Huawei's 2017 range.The Huawei P10 Plus is very similar to its smaller P1…
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Apple needs to beat HP Z workstation designs

Apple needs to beat HP Z workstation designs
Classics: Power Mac G5 and Mac Pro, August 2006. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Blake Patterson I owned an aluminum Mac Pro for years and loved it until newer systems surpassed its performance using much less power and space. It was the Pro's upgradeability that kept me in the fold. I upgraded graphics cards, swapped in larger disks and later, an…
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​LG to post second-highest operating profit for first quarter

​LG to post second-highest operating profit for first quarter
LG Electronics is expecting a strong first quarter with operating profits rising 82.4 percent from a year ago.In its preliminary earning guidance, South Korea's second-largest electronics maker said it expected operating profit of 921.5 billion won and revenues of 14.66 trillion won for the first quarter.It is a rise of 82.4 percent and 9.7 percent, respectively, and its second-best in quarterly profits ever. Strong performances from its TV and home …
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​Samsung expects second-highest profits for first quarter

​Samsung expects second-highest profits for first quarter
Samsung Electronics expects an operating profit of 9.9 trillion won ($8.8 billion) and sales of 50 trillion won for the first quarter of the year, the company has said in its preliminary earnings guidance.The operating profit is the firm's second-highest for a quarter and a rise of 48.2 percent compared to a year earlier. It marks a jump of 7.38 percent compared to the previous quarter's 9.22 trillion won.The company's highest was 10.1 trillion won i…
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AI training needs a new chip architecture: Intel

AI training needs a new chip architecture: Intel
The reason why industry needs new architecture for neural networks becomes apparent when you work with GPUs at a low level, according to recently appointed chief technology officer of Intel Artificial Intelligence Product Group, Amir Khosrowshahi.Khosrowshahi was previously co-founder and CTO of Nervana System, which was purchased by the chip giant for an undisclosed amount in August last year, and whose technology quickly found itself at the centre …
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Pebble updates smartphone app to keep watches ticking

Pebble updates smartphone app to keep watches ticking
For those of you still clutching onto your Pebble smartwatch, refusing to give up what was once a good thing, the company has some good news: Your watch will continue to work even after Pebbles' servers are shut down. On Wednesday, Pebble released an update for its iOS and Android apps that remove the prior requirement of an active connection to Pebble's servers for the watch and its apps to work. For example,…
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Apple's desperate Mac damage limitation message hints at a divided company

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What next for Apple's high-end Mac?Earlier this week Apple held what can only be described as an emergency damage control press conference meant to reassure customers that the company hasn't forgotten about the desktop Mac. But instead of feeling reassured, I feel the meeting highlighted divisions within Apple.Must read: How to put an end to Wi-Fi frustrations For some background, you can find details about the upshot of the me…
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HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation review: Power in a pint-sized package

HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation review: Power in a pint-sized package
For most people, the term 'workstation' probably still brings to mind a conventional desktop or deskside system. However, recent years have seen the high-end components required to run CAD and other compute-intensive applications squeezed into small form-factor desktops and clamshell-format mobile workstations. Now HP Inc. has delivered the Z2 Mini G3 Workstation, a Mac Mini-sized workstation that can fit into a variety of small spaces on or around a desk. And given that you can …
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