OLED-based smartphones to surpass LCD models in 2018
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OLED market share increases to 40 percent this year

Organic light emitting diode panels in the smartphone market are expected to surpass LCD panels by 2018, according to LG Display senior executives during a keynote speech at Finetech Japan 2017 last week.

YouTube will not pay creators without reaching 10,000 views
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Cracking down on bad actors uploading existing content


YouTube has announced a sweeping change to its partner program on Thursday that will prevent content creators from receiving financial compensation until they hit at least 10,000 lifetime views on their channels, according to a company blog post.

Acer launches 21-inch Predator X notebook
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 23:17

Acer launches 21-inch Predator X notebook


With a price close to five figures

On Thursday, Acer Taiwan officially released the latest design in its line of professional gaming notebook products, this time without holding back any strings on screen size or portability.

Foxconn made record profits in Q4 2016
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:47

Foxconn made record profits in Q4 2016


Company seeks to increase focus on high-margin components

Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturer and third largest technology company by revenue, reported net profits of NT$68.766 billion ($2.17 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016, its highest ever quarterly level since being founded in February 1974.

Apple developing "Pro" display
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:06

Apple developing "Pro" display


Details under wraps, will not be shipping this year


During a low-key Mac Pro refresh announcement among a handful of journalists in a white building near its Cupertino headquarters on Tuesday, Apple mentioned details on a new company-branded “Pro” display lineup to accompany its iMac and top-end workstations.

Apple refreshes Mac Pro lineup
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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 06:42

Apple refreshes Mac Pro lineup


An “in-between” new products announcement

In an effort to revitalize its Mac Pro lineup after over three years of silence, Apple gathered a small group of journalists near its headquarters earlier Tuesday to give its thoughts on re-thinking the entire machine’s design and improving its performance in due course.

Apple to drop Imagination Technologies licenses by 2019
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Company is working on a separate independent graphics design

Imagination Technologies, the leading graphics processing unit supplier for Apple, issued a press statement on Monday saying that the fruit-themed gadget maker will no longer use the group’s intellectual property in new products manufactured 15 months to two years from now.

Adesso's Mechanical Typewriter Keyboard goes retro
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AKB-636UB combines smooth action keys with advanced ergonomic design

In a unique effort to combine the antique appeal of the typewriter with the modern accuracy of a mechanical keyboard, Adesso has released a product that combines aspects of both into a new style of advanced ergonomic input with multifunctional browsing features.

DDR5 memory to go back to the drawing board in 2018
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Double the bandwidth and density of DDR4

Last week, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced that it now has a full standard for the widely anticipated DDR5 memory that is expected to arrive in June 2018, based on new Hybrid DIMM technologies such as NVDIMM-P, which is intended to give servers the ability to store RAM data in between reboots.

Competition in AI platform market to heat up in 2017
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Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD vying for customers in AI-fueled markets


Major component manufacturers in the artificial intelligence (AI) market have all increased their efforts to develop more aggressive processors for AI-fueled markets in 2017 including autonomous vehicles, enterprise drones, medical care, smart factories, image recognition, and general neural network research and development.