Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High

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You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do something about it. “Trying” is the operative word here.

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PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011

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The new report from analyst firm IDC shows a 0.7 percent increase in PC shipments over the last quarter of 2017.

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Samsung Announces High-Speed HBM2 Breakthrough, Codenamed Aquabolt

Samsung has found a way to turn up the speed on HBM2 dramatically without needing a voltage increase. Could this be the turning point for the standard?

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B2B Digital Ad Spending to Jump Next Year


B2B ad spending will increase 13 percent in 2018 to hit $4.6 billion from this year’s estimated $4.07 billion, eMarketer has predicted. However, its proportion of all U.S. digital ad spending will remain unchanged at 4.9 percent, which implies growth in other digital ad spend areas as well. Desktops and laptops will continue to attract the bulk of B2B digital ad spend, according to eMarketer. They are expected to account for $2.54 billion this year. Mobile B2B digital ad spend, which is forecast to hit $1.53 billion this year, also will continue to grow.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85015.html?rss=1

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Cyber Monday Sales Shoot the Moon


Online sales hit a new record of $6.59 billion on Cyber Monday — a 17 percent increase from the $5.6 billion in last year’s sales for the day — making it the largest online shopping day in history, based on Adobe Analytics data released Tuesday. Mobile shopping also broke records, starting with the channel’s first-ever $2 billion sales day. Smartphone shopping reached new heights, accounting for almost 38 percent of e-commerce visits and more than 21 percent of revenue.

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Dell and Apple are the big winners in second-quarter notebook sales

Apple recorded a marked increase in its notebook sales between Q1 and Q2, and is poised to do the same again in Q3 thanks to strong response to its various MacBook refreshes and upgrades.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/15/dell-and-apple-are-big-winners-in-second-quarter-notebook-sales.html

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Sweden is testing defibrillator-equipped first responder drones

Researchers in Sweden are using a drone equipped with a defibrillator to increase survival rates after a cardiac arrest in rural areas.

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Uber Sees Gold in Autonomous Vehicle Field


Uber has announced the acquisition of startup Geometric Intelligence, a move designed to increase its presence in the autonomous vehicle technology field. Geometric CEO Gary Marcus will become the chief of Uber’s new artificial intelligence business. He will lead the newly formed Uber AI Labs, which will be dedicated to conducting research into artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. The new AI lab initially will be staffed with the 15 employees from Geometric Intelligence.

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AI's Moment


There recently has been an increase in the talk about bots, AI and intelligent assistants. A lot of this talk has been percolating around the industry for decades. Silicon Collar, a book by Vinnie Mirchandani, a friend and truly gifted analyst, accepts that automation might be eliminating jobs, but it optimistically holds out for the silver lining. Businesses and individuals have been taking advantage of an opportunity to build new human-mediated processes — and jobs — that leverage intelligent systems, according to Mirchandani.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83976.html?rss=1

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Governments are requesting more Twitter user data than ever before

Twitter’s latest biannual transparency report shows an increase in user data requests from governments, with the U.S. demanding the most info.

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Loyalty Failures


Software vendors and their business customers have tried many things to increase customer loyalty, but they have been disappointed more often than not. Rewards, delight, and daily deals were good ideas to help spur customer loyalty. Unfortunately, they weren’t enough to move the loyalty needle in today’s highly competitive markets.
Some businesses have rechristened their rewards programs as “loyalty” programs. Changing the name isn’t going to change the basic customer-facing process, though, and rewards programs often reward the wrong thing.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising

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Microsoft is going to increase the number of recommended apps it shows by default in Windows 10 — but will this spark increased Windows Store usage?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228480-microsofts-anniversary-update-doubles-up-on-start-menu-advertising

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising

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Microsoft is going to increase the number of recommended apps it shows by default in Windows 10 — but will this spark increased Windows Store usage?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228480-microsofts-anniversary-update-doubles-up-on-start-menu-advertising

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

Article Image Although the announcement of the iPhone SE — and 9.7-inch iPad Pro — triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple’s website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Privacy Advocates Blast Plan to Expand NSA Data Sharing


The Obama administration plans to increase the amount of private communications the National Security Agency can share with other government agencies without first adding privacy protections, according to a report published last week. The plan would ease restrictions on the amount of intercepted email and telephone intelligence the NSA gathers, including bulk collection of satellite communications, phone data between foreigners, and messages from overseas that U.S. allies provide.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83172.html?rss=1

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LG aims at ramping up curved OLED production amid rumors of iPhone plans

Article Image LG Display is reportedly planning to increase its manufacturing capacity for curved OLED displays, in a move that may back rumors the company will help Apple produce its first OLED-equipped iPhone.

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Rumor: Supply chain expects Apple to grow Mac production in second half of 2015

Apple’s Mac orders with suppliers have remained constant, and are expected to increase overall during the second half of the year, heading into the lucrative holiday shopping season, according to a new rumor out of Apple’s supply chain.

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Intel may be planning layoffs based on poor outlook for PC industry in 2015

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The company had initially planned for a 5% sales increase in 2015, but has since cut its forecast and now expects overall revenue to be flat in 2015 compared to the previous year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/208278-intel-may-be-planning-layoffs-based-on-poor-outlook-for-pc-industry-in-2015

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Review: CastStudi's Libre Bluetooth keyboard is an ultra-portable workhorse, with some trade-offs

An increasing number of consumers and businesspeople are turning to portable Bluetooth keyboards to increase the productivity potential of their iPad. AppleInsider took a look at one of the latest contenders, CaseStudi’s Libre.



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