iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may be less advanced than the iPhone 8, but they may have a lower price

The Phone 7s and 7s Plus, expected to be announced alongside the iPhone 8, may be the more practical choices for most consumers.

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Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Intel has announced it’s killing the semi-custom chip that powers Microsoft’s HoloLens. It’s a good bet that they’ve done so with MS’ agreement, but what does that mean for the future of Microsoft’s augmented reality platform?

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft has announced a high-end Windows 10 SKU that’s meant to bridge the gap between server variants of the operating system and professional workstation alternatives.

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Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft has announced the first shipping laptops with Windows 10 S at a price tag under $300, but its own partners don’t seem to have gotten the message.

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Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

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Microsoft has effectively announced a pivot away from mobile and towards AI and deep learning in its latest 10-K filing. But is this a rebrand or a serious attempt to tackle the nascent AI market?

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IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge

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IBM just announced a new record in data storage density — 201 gigabits per square inch on a magnetic tape.

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Amazon's B2B Business Blows Past 1M Customer Mark


Amazon Business, launched in April 2015, this week announced that it had reached the 1 million customer milestone. “This is rapid growth,” said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research. It’s attributable in part to a crossover effect from the large number of B2C customers Amazon has, he said. Amazon Business offers business-only pricing on millions of products, and access to more than 85,000 business sellers. Customers include hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, daycare centers, government agencies, restaurants, Fortune 50 companies and sole proprietors.

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Delta pilot turns fingerprints into boarding passes

The airline has announced that some customers can now use their fingerprint instead of a boarding pass to get on its planes at Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Elon Musk announces underground Hyperloop that does NY to DC in 29 minutes

On Thursday, Elon Musk announced that he’s secured “verbal government approval,” whatever that is, to build a Hyperloop linking Washington DC to New York City, stopping in Baltimore and Philadelphia on the way.

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Microsoft Strengthens Partner Bonds


Microsoft on Monday announced several new offerings aimed at strengthening its position in the cloud marketplace, including Microsoft 365 Enterprise and 365 Business, at its Inspire partner conference in Washington, D.C. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is designed to empower employees of large organizations to be creative and work together securely. Microsoft 365 Business, which targets small and medium businesses with up to 300 employees, includes a console for deploying and securing devices and users in one location.

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Western Digital Unveils 96-layer NAND, 4-bit QLC breakthrough

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Western Digital has announced a pair of major breakthroughs in NAND flash technology. The company is claiming it will commercialize 96-layer 3D NAND next year, and that it has found a way to build NAND that can store up to four bits of data per cell.

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Israeli spy agency Mossad targets cutting-edge tech, sets up innovation fund

The Israel Security and Intelligence Service (Mossad) has announced the establishment of Libertad – a technology innovation fund.

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Amazon Spends $14B on Whole Foods


Amazon on Friday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Whole Foods Market for close to $14 billion in cash. The agreement includes assumption of Whole Foods’ net debt. Whole Foods will run as a wholly independent subsidiary of Amazon. It will continue to operate stores under its own brand and source products from vendors and partners. Cofounder John Mackey will continue in his role as Whole Foods’ CEO, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

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Visa Seeks to Build Online B2B Ecosystem


Visa this week announced the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help ensure that tech companies integrating with Visa’s B2B payment services and data solutions meet the company’s standards and are market ready. The program lets Visa’s tech partners quickly integrate and approve various Visa B2B payments solutions, including enhanced data, virtual card integration, payables automation, and payment controls. It lets partners quickly introduce devices, software and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments.

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GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

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GlobalFoundries announced early 7nm availability, with volume shipments beginning in the back half of next year. The company is promising impressive gains compared with 14nm with up to 40 percent improved performance and 60 percent reduced power consumption.

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Xbox One X, along with its 4k gaming prowess, will be available Nov. 7

One year after Project Scorpio was announced at E3, Microsoft finally revealed that the new Xbox One X is coming out on November 7. The system will cost $500.

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PS4 sales have topped 60 million units worldwide

Following an interesting E3 2017 presentation that consisted entirely of trailers, Sony announced that it has sold through over 60.4 million PlayStation 4 consoles since launch on November 15th, 2013.

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SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands


SoftBank on Thursday announced that it will acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet, parent company of Google. Softbank also agreed to buy robotics firm Schaft as part of the same deal. SoftBank Robotics is the company’s subsidiary that focuses on the development, sales and maintenance of humanoid and service robots. “Smart robotics are going to be a key driver of the next stage of the information revolution,” said SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.”

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