Low-end, midrange smartphone demand offset February earthquake
On Thursday Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced an 18 percent quarterly revenue decline for Q1 2016 from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015. The chip manufacturing giant also announced Q1 2016 net profit of $2 billion USD ($64.78 billion TWD), representing an 8.3 percent quarterly profit decline from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015.
Base price also jumps from $80,000 to $83,000
Ever since Tesla unveiled the Model 3 last week, much attention has been shifted towards the company’s lowest-priced Model 3 offering that will be available almost 2 years from now, while its highest-priced Model X crossover SUV has only sold a total of 2,400 units since its unveiling in Q4 2015.
Front-panel grille now resembles Model X
On Tuesday, Tesla Motors updated its online design studio to reflect new exterior changes to its Model S sedan appearing as a slight refresh to the vehicle’s front design.
Open draft standard in progress, but looks promising
On April 1st, Samsung announced it will now support the cutting-edge WebVR API on its Gear VR headset, now giving Samsung customers the ability to browse the web with all the immersion of a full VR experience.
To be unveiled at WWDC on June 13th
New information from Apple analysts about the upcoming second-generation Apple Watch are suggesting that the company is planning to introduce a completely redesigned version of the device as early as June, while the product itself may be showcased at WWDC 2016.
Mass shipments begin in July
According to sources within Nvdia’s supply chain, the company is preparing to announce its Geforce series Pascal GPUs sometime around or during Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Watson is all about human insight, discovery and advice
On Wednesday, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High gave a keynote speech with an emphasis on “cognitive computing” – another term for artificial intelligence, but with a goal of changing the role between humans and machines rather than recreating the human brain in machine form.
Still no NVLINK support for consumer x86 CPUs
Researchers use Tesla K40, Titan X, other Nvidia GPUs to accelerate scientific creativity
This year's Nvidia GPU Technology Conference starts today in San Jose, California and is an exciting opportunity for researchers to compete for their chance to win a $150,000 Nvidia research grant to drive forward groundbreaking scientific ideas aided in large part by GPU-accelerated computing.
Available later this month for $349
On Wednesday, Seagate announced Innov8, the world’s first power adapter-less USB 3.1 Type-C external hard drive for desktops. The drive is available in an 8TB storage capacity and does not require any power cable to operate, using only a single USB Type-C connector as a source of both power and data.