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Hardware, Tech

Surface Book 2: More cores, more GPU, and more screen

October 17, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Just over two years ago, Microsoft unveiled its Surface Book hybrid laptop: a tablet with a detachable hinged keyboard base. It was a compelling concept, with Microsoft pulling off some clever tricks. The base contained a battery, boosting the life […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder

October 12, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

AWS and Microsoft may be arch rivals when it comes to competing for business in cloud storage and services, but when it comes to breaking ground in newer areas where volumes of data make a difference to how well the […]


Software, Tech

A.I. start-up Petuum is the latest company to get a big check from SoftBank

October 10, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Enterprise tech start-up Petuum is on a quest to help businesses of any kind use artificial intelligence just like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Tesla. According to Petuum co-founder, CEO and chief scientist Eric Xing (a computer science professor now on […]


Hardware, Tech

Qualcomm Wants to Make a Deal With the EU Over NXP

October 10, 2017

Via: Fortune

U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered to buy NXP Semiconductors without some of its patents in a bid to win EU antitrust regulatory approval for the $38 billion deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The NXP […]


Mobility, Tech

This is not a drill: Microsoft admits Windows Phone is dead for real

October 9, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s time to say goodbye for real this time. Windows Phone’s death has been slow and painful, but, as CNET spotted, the head of Microsoft’s Windows division finally admitted you shouldn’t expect anything more when it comes to Windows Phone. […]


Mobility, Tech

Windows 10 Mobile loses another big champion: HP drops its flagship Elite X3

October 6, 2017

Via: ZDnet

HP has confirmed it’s not making any more of its Elite X3, one of the few remaining Windows 10 Mobile handsets available. The Elite X3 was a showcase for an interesting Windows 10 Mobile feature called Continuum, which allows the […]


Software, Tech

Facebook is Taking On Slack With its New Desktop Workplace App for Mac and PC

October 6, 2017

Via: Fortune

Facebook chat is looking to give Slack a run for its money. While the Facebook chat app is already popular, the social networking site is apparently planning to unveil new features that will draw even more users. According to a […]


Software, Tech

Microsoft’s Edge browser now has iOS, Android versions

October 5, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

In a bid to improve the cross-device user experience, Microsoft today released betas of its Edge browser for iOS and Android. The browsers have been developed to address a gap in the current Edge experience: with Windows Mobile all but […]


Software, Tech

WhatsApp, WinZip among the most blacklisted apps in the enterprise

October 3, 2017

Via: ZDnet

WhatsApp Messenger, WinZip, and Where’s My Droid Pro have made the list for the most blacklisted iOS and Android apps in enterprise environments. On Tuesday, mobile security firm Appthority launched the latest Enterprise Mobile Security Pulse Report, a glimpse into […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB

September 29, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

Alibaba has spent 2017 pushing its cloud computing business and now it is preparing to make its first major investment in a Western startup in the space. The Chinese e-commerce giant has agreed to lead a €22.9 million ($27 million) […]