OpenAI teams up with Microsoft for cloud-based research
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A new breed of AI to remake technology as we know it

In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft AI and Research Group executive vice president Harry Shum and Sam Altman, co-chair of OpenAI, announced a partnership to explore advanced AI algorithms to benefit humanity by using Microsoft’s Azure cloud as the platform of choice.

WhatsApp launches video calling for all users
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iOS, Android and Windows Phone

On Monday, Facebook owned chat service WhatsApp announced that it will be launching video calling capability to over one billion users around the world on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

All electric cars required to be noisy soon
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Manufacturers to install small external speakers


Beginning in the year 2019, all newly manufactured hybrid and light-duty electric cars will be required to make noise when they are traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can better hear and avoid them. That's in the United States.

MSI reports strong Q3 earnings
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74 percent revenue upswing from previous quarter


In the third quarter of 2016, MSI reported some rather strong revenues increasing 74 percent from the second quarter and 41 percent year on year.

Google wants to outlaw proprietary USB-C fast-charging
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Everyone must use the same cables


Earlier last week, we wrote that 28W fast-charging has made its rounds into the smartphone market with companies such as Qualcomm and Huawei preparing new USB-C charging accessories to charge devices between 55 and 70 percent in under 30 minutes.

Nanya takes five percent stake in Micron
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Will contribute to long term competitiveness


On Thursday, Nanya Technology’s board of directors approved plans to acquire a five percent stake in Micron Technology for a total of NT $31.26 billion (US $997.5 million), according to company officials.

Intel to add Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 functionality in 300-series
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AMD placing USB 3.1 chipset orders as well


According to sources from motherboard makers, Intel is planning to add USB 3.1 and Wi-Fi functionality to its upcoming 300-series motherboard series scheduled to be released at the end of 2017.

Tesla to begin phasing out free Supercharging worldwide
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Will still cost less than filling up a comparable gas car


In what might become one of the more disappointing stories this week, Tesla Motors announced on Monday that it would begin phasing out the unlimited use of free recharging at its Supercharging stations for all new Tesla vehicle orders placed after January 1st.

Twitter considers selling Vine
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As it considers acquisition itself


A week and a half ago, Twitter announced that it would be shutting down its short-form video compilation service Vine, keeping the website and video archive available but disabling mobile app functionality for its users over the next couple months.

Lenovo posts Q2 FY2016 earnings
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PC and tablet markets still remain down

On Friday, Lenovo reported its revenue earnings for the third quarter of 2016, up 12 percent over the previous quarter and down 8 percent year-over-year as market conditions continue to remain challenging.