Latest News - November 2017
- NASDAQ's Buzzkill CEO Downplays Reports Of 2018 Bitcoin Futures
- KardiaBand Heart EKG Reader Is First Apple Watch Medical Accessory With FDA Approval
- Google Unveils AIY Vision Kit To Put A Smart Head On Raspberry Pi
- Gigabyte Uncloaks Custom Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G With WindForce 2X Cooling
- AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Raven Ridge Benchmarks Revisited: HP Envy x360 15z SSD Update
- Google Officially Launches Datally Android App For Monitoring Mobile Data Usage
- Destiny 2 Ghost Skill For Amazon Alexa Lets Players Call For Backup And Other Commands
- Apple Shoots Itself In The Foot As Fix For Glaring macOS High Sierra Exploit Breaks File Sharing
- Toshiba XG5-P NVMe BiCS SSD Offers Blazing Fast Speeds In Capacities Up To 2TB
- AMD Announces Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition GPU Driver Suite Arriving Next Month
- Verizon Promises Fixed 5G Residential Internet In Up To Five U.S. Markets During 2018
- Amazon Launches AWS DeepLens AI Camera With Machine Learning Muscle For Developers
- Microsoft Announces Massive Redmond Campus Expansion And Up To 8,000 New Workers
- Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Installs Now Top 600 Million Globally
All News for November 2017
All eyes are on Bitcoin these days, mainly because of its meteoric rise in valuation. Just a day ago, with Bitcoin's price easily surpassing the $10,000 threshold and hopefully bullying its way into mainstream acceptance, there were reports that Nasdaq, Inc. would launch Bitcoin futures during the first half of next... Read more...
We talked not too long ago about a study that had found that the Apple Watch might be usable for detecting high blood pressure and sleep apnea, thanks to the sensitivity of its heart rate monitor and an accompanying app. This week marks the first actual FDA approved accessory for the Apple Watch that is able to... Read more...
Google is no stranger to the Raspberry Pi platform, as witnessed by its Artificial Intelligence Yourself (AIY) Projects initiative. Today, the company is launching a new product under the AIY umbrella that is called the Vision Kit. The AIY Vision Kit includes a VisionBonnet circuit board, RGB button, piezo speaker... Read more...
It has taken a bit, but we are starting to see more custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards emerge. One of the newest is from Gigabtye. The company has officially launched its Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, which as the model name suggests is an overclocked variant of the Radeon RX Vega 64, with 8GB of second generation... Read more...
When we launched our early preview look at AMD Ryzen Mobile performance with the new HP Envy x360 15z laptop last week, we expected it would pull in a few eyeballs. Our benchmark results were likely some of the first anyone had seen that showed what AMD's Ryzen core CPU architecture, coupled with its Radeon RX Vega... Read more...
Perhaps one day we will look back and laugh at how we used to keep track of our mobile data usage, to avoid going over any caps that might exist, just as we can look back now and remember when dial-ups (like AOL) used to put time limits on Internet connectivity. Barring a pricey unlimited plan, we are not there yet... Read more...
Activision and Bungie have teamed up with Amazon to offer Destiny 2 players a new level of immersion, though not through virtual reality. Using a new Destiny 2 Ghost skill for Alexa, Amazon's AI-powered assistant, Destiny 2 gamers can bark out commands and verbally ask for tips from Ghost, the in-game AI companion... Read more...
Apple seems to be having a tough time getting out of its own way, in regards to a dopey security flaw that was recently discovered and fixed. The flaw allowed users to gain administrative access to systems running macOS High Sierra by typing "root" for the username and leaving the password blank. Apple rolled out a... Read more...
Toshiba has announced the new XG5-P NVMe SSD that promises fast speeds in capacities up to 2TB. The M.2 gumstick style NVMe SSD is based on 64-layer 3D BiCS NAND memory and Toshiba says that it's tuned for an improved full access range of random read/write performance with gains of up to 55% compared to standard... Read more...
There's a new generation of Radeon driver software arriving next month, and AMD today is announcing the name for the suite. It will be called the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, and is named after the Adrenalin Rose. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition will launch roughly a year after the Radeon Software Crimson... Read more...
Verizon has announced that it will begin its rollout of 5G services to customers in certain U.S. markets next year. However, this isn't lightning fast 5G wireless for your smartphone to connect to while you are out and about. Verizon plans to use this 5G wireless service to provide faster internet access to homes and... Read more...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been firing on all cylinders lately. Last week, the company announced a new Secret Region for U.S. intelligence agencies, and this week it has announced a new camera that will help businesses leverage the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI). Meet AWS DeepLens, which is a deep... Read more...
Microsoft has announced some major construction plans at its Redmond campus. It's not building a spaceship campus as Apple did, but it will be adding 18 new buildings and up to 8,000 more workers to the payroll. Microsoft says that the massive expansion might not be completed until 2025. Microsoft announced the... Read more...
Microsoft had lofty ambitions for the adoption rate of its Windows 10 operating system when it was released back in 2015. After all, Windows 10 was initially made available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.x users (and it is still available for free for a limited time if you meet certain requirements) and... Read more...