Thursday, 21 Mar 2019
Category: Tech

Google is poaching Qualcomm and Intel engineers for its new chip design team

Google is expanding its efforts to design its own smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor site in the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka, according to a report from Reuters. The new team, which Reuters says includes at […]

Best Buy now sells Google Fi SIM cards

Google Fi is taking a big step into retail today, with Best Buy now selling SIM cards for the MVNO at over 500 of its stores. The Fi SIMs cost $9.99 each at purchase, but you’ll be credited $10 toward your service within a week of activation. Here’s the link where you can check to […]

Ariana Grande’s new album sets multiple Apple Music streaming records

Ariana Grande’s album thank u, next set two new records on Apple Music when it debuted last Friday: the most first-day streams of a pop album, and the most first-day streams of a female artist. Unfortunately, neither stat comes with specific figures, but the record-breaking accolades speak to more than just Grande’s success as an […]

Apple will let military veterans access their health records on the iPhone

Military veterans treated by the US Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be able to access their medical records on the iPhone Health Records app, Apple announced today. It’s the latest major collaboration between Apple and a health care system, and a sign of the company’s growing interest in the world of electronic health records. […]

Google engineer reveals the Pixel 4 will likely have better dual-SIM support

According to comments from a Google engineer on code in the Android Open Source Project, Google is working on a new “2019 Pixel.” Well, duh, of course Google is working on new smartphones for this year. But what’s interesting, as XDA Developers discovered over the weekend, is that the new handset should have better support […]

Robot delivery startup Nuro raises nearly $1 billion from SoftBank

Driverless delivery startup Nuro just got a rocket-fueled boost from SoftBank. The company announced Monday that it has raised $940 million in financing from the Japan’s tech company’s Vision Fund, an gigantic sum that will help accelerate Nuro’s mission to put driverless delivery vehicles on the road en masse. It’s also a huge vote of […]

AMD’s Radeon VII is a hot, loud, powerful answer to Nvidia

Complicated in more than seven ways AMD’s Radeon VII is the company’s eagerly anticipated response to the RTX 2080 graphics cards that Nvidia launched last fall. Priced the same as the RTX 2080, the $699 Radeon VII is the first graphics card underpinned by a 7nm process, potentially giving AMD the ammunition to deliver a […]

Google and Microsoft warn investors that bad AI could harm their brand

For companies like Google and Microsoft, artificial intelligence is a huge part of their future, offering ways to enhance existing products and create whole new revenue streams. But, as revealed by recent financial filings, both firms also acknowledge that AI — particularly biased AI that makes bad decisions — could potentially harm their brands and […]

Samsung teases foldable phone news during Galaxy S10 event

Samsung appears to be just over a week away from giving the world a first look at the actual design of its foldable phone. The company released a teaser video this morning showing the words “the future unfolds” wrapping around the outline of what seems to be a book-shaped device. Details are promised next week, […]

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