Big focus on “connection,” making other devices "great" again
During its annual Build conference in Seattle this week, Microsoft announced what it believes is the next milestone in its Windows 10 operating system that fills in some of the pieces missed in the Creators Update it released in late March.
Lowest quarterly revenue in over a year
HTC, the original equipment manufacturer that designs its own mobile devices and Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, has announced net losses of $66.12 million for the first quarter of 2017. The company’s latest financials are the latest in a series - it's had eight consecutive losses over the past two years.
Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion and HiSilicon for now
TSMC has just landed several chip orders for its 12-nanometer half-node process, a smaller version of its existing 16nm FinFET technology that will allow it to compete against Samsung and GlobalFoundries at a lower cost than its existing lineup.
Tilted magnetic charging with additional USB port
On Tuesday, Kanex announced the GoPower Watch Stand for the Apple Watch and iPhone, a two-in-one charging stand for both of the latest fruit-themed gadgets that integrates a magnetic charger and an additional USB port for simultaneous charging.
A watercooled desktop workstation equivalent to 400 CPUs
On Wednesday, Nvidia took the wraps off an interesting AI research product that packs the horsepower of a traditional server rack within the economical confines of a traditional desktop PC chassis.
Eight Tesla V100 accelerators equivalent to 800 desktop CPUs
Nvidia had quite a few announcements packed into a single GTC keynote this year, but among the more performance-oriented of them includes a refreshed DGX-1 supercomputer powered by eight Volta-based Tesla V100 GPUs.
Goal is to provide most consistent, believable physics on market
During the annual GTC keynote on Wednesday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced a new project called the Holodeck, an upcoming social VR experience that will allow multiple users to interact in a single digital space.
Pre-registration now open, contest begins in summer
Yesterday the Nvidia Foundation said that it will hand out $25,000 to the cancer-fighting research team that produces the best work in a contest on proteogenomics – the combination study of proteins and genomics.
Courses in healthcare, robotics, self-driving cars, financial services and more
During Nvidia’s annual GPU Technology Conference this week in San Jose, California, company officials mentioned that efforts are currently underway to train over 100,000 developers in machine learning and artificial intelligence through its Deep Learning Institute.
Shares up 50 percent since US election, 33 percent this year
On Monday, Apple became the first company in US history to reach a historic $800 billion market capitalization, just over two years after it crossed the previous $700 billion threshold. Despite our longstanding criticisms, it remains the world’s most valuable publicly traded company after earnings.