Intel planning to launch smart glasses this year

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Intel is looking to sell a majority stake in an augmented reality company which it had bought in 2015, according to a report in Bloomberg. Also, the company is looking to launch smart glasses this year. Bloomberg states that the

Facebook beats expectations but witnesses slow user growth for Q4

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Facebook reported strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue on Wednesday despite the fact that users spent tens of millions of hours less with the social network each day. Facebook reached $12.97 billion in revenue with $2.21 adjusted GAAP earnings per share if you don’t

Amazon posts record profits for the holiday quarter

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Amazon reported strong fourth-quarter earnings reflecting strong holiday sales and growth in its cloud business. The e-commerce giant posted revenue of $60.45 billion that marks a 38.2 percent jump from the previous quarter’s reported revenue of $43.7 billion. Net income was $1.9 billion

Samsung goes past Intel to become world’s largest chipmaker

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Samsung Electronics surpassed Intel to become the largest chipmaker in the world. The South Korean tech firm has shown its 2017 chip sales of $69 billion, which is $6 billion more than what Intel reported – $63 billion. Samsung’s entire

Apple to build iPhone production facility in Bangalore: Report

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Apple’s Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron is close to finalizing a land deal in Bangalore, and it may invest $157 million to develop the site, according to a report from Reuters. With the new production facility, Apple aims to expand capacity and

Google teams up with MobileIron to build cloud-based services

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Google has teamed up with MobileIron to build cloud services marketplace to compete with Amazon Web Services. Google announced that they will combine its cloud commerce platform Orbitera with MobileIron’s app distribution, security, and analytics capabilities. “Working with MobileIron, our goal

Samsung to launch foldable smartphones in 2018

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The wait for foldable smartphones is coming to an end. Samsung has confirmed to launch foldable OLED smartphones in 2018 at the company’s conference call for their Q4 2017 earnings. According to the company, “As for the Mobile business, Samsung will continue

Microsoft’s Azure witnesses 98pc growth in Q2

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Microsoft posted better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, which ended on December 31. The company reported a revenue of $28.9 billion, up 12 percent year over year and net income of $7.5 billion. As usual, Cloud was

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire team up for a new healthcare company

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have announced a partnership to create an independent healthcare company for their employees in the United States. Challenging the deteriorating state of the nation’s health care system, the goal of the new company would solely be

Microsoft releases new Spectre patch to disable Intel’s fix

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Microsoft has released an emergency security update to fix Intel’s buggy patch after the company confirmed that their security patches caused computers to reboot more often than normal. Microsoft said it was rolling an out of band security update that

Zoho expands business apps suite with PageSense, Flow

CHENNAI, INDIA: Zoho today launched a website testing and optimization app, Zoho PageSense and cloud app integration platform, Zoho Flow. Zoho also released a new version of its DIY website builder, Zoho Sites which now has a new, clutter-free interface, and more customization

Intelligent Operations key for organizations to thrive in the future

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Organizations that leverage Intelligent Operations to make decisions and act in real-time will be best placed to thrive in the future, according to a new report from HfS Research and Accenture. The move to Intelligent Operations is fast becoming a make-or-break

Microsoft Teams’ update brings new app store, commands and more

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Microsoft has announced new updates to its chat and productivity program Teams. Microsoft called the update, which rolls out today, the biggest one since Teams launched last March. With the newer updates, users can leverage apps in various new ways and command

Facebook poaches Google’s AR product director Nikhil Chandhok

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Google’s director of Product for AR, Nikhil Chandhok is joining Facebook to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone augmented reality platform as well as its Daydream VR platform in his

Microsoft acquires gaming tool vendor PlayFab to boost Azure platform

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Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified back-end services. PlayFab runs backend services for 1,200 cloud-connected games with more than 700 million players, and now Microsoft will integrate PlayFab’s tools into its

Connected Aircraft: Data and connectivity unleash new opportunities for operators

Soma Tah Connectivity has been transforming our lives in multiple ways. Mobiles and connectivity have spurred innovations that brought about new levels of convenience at home, in the offices, and even outdoors. Similarly, for aircraft operators, connectivity presents a new set

Apple releases iOS 11.3 beta with improved power management, Animoji and more

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Apple released the beta update for iOS 11.3 to its public beta testing group. Apart from four new Animoji, the update includes battery health monitoring and power management features. The battery health feature in iOS 11.3 shows users the health of

Google invests in Indonesian Uber rival Go-Jek

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Google has invested in ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia. The company, however, did not disclose the amount invested in Go-Jek. The move is part of Google’s ambition to grow Indonesia’s digital economy and start-up scene, the

Google unveils Bulletin, a crowdsourced, hyperlocal news app

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Google is working on a brand-new app, Bulletin that lets anyone contribute news about their local community. Currently only in early access in Nashville and Oakland, Bulletin encourages local journalists and everyday folk to capture a video, take a snapshot and build

Microsoft introduces new privacy tool tells what Windows 10 data is sent to Microsoft

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Microsoft has introduced a new app called Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer that will provide an in-depth information of the data being sent to Microsoft. “To kick off the new year ahead of ‘Data Privacy Day’ we are giving our Windows