HTC reports eighth quarterly loss in Q1 2017
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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.

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 21:43

TSMC lands chip orders for 12nm process


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.

Kanex announces GoPower stand for Apple Watch
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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.

Nvidia announces DGX Station with four Volta V100s
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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.

Nvidia creates AI supercomputer with Volta-based DGX-1
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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.

Nvidia announces Project Holodeck social VR
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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.

Nvidia draws cancer researchers with donation
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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.

Nvidia to train 100,000 developers on deep learning AI
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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.

Apple first US company to reach $800 billion market cap
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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.

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ preorders arrive in States
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Single color, available for $10 to $25 less than carrier-locked versions

For the past two and a half weeks since the launch, unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been made available to international customers but were locked down to all four major wireless carriers in the US.