Amazon is licensing Echo microphone tech to third party device makers

Amazon’s Echo speakers have become a hit for the company and now it is licensing out the microphone technology to third-parties.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/13/amazon-is-licensing-echo-microphone-tech-to-third-party-device-makers.html

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/japan-has-plans-to-drill-through-earths-crust-and-reach-mantle.html

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Viking discovery: Experts use tech to reveal settlement beneath saint-king's church

Archaeologists in Norway are using laser scanning technology to help reveal the ancient Viking settlement hidden beneath a saint-king’s church.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/viking-discovery-experts-use-tech-to-reveal-settlement-beneath-saint-kings-church.html

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Verizon is testing a drone that would let you keep cell service during a natural disaster

Verizon is continuing to expand how it utilizes new forms of technology to keep its network up and running during a severe weather event or another disaster.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/verizon-is-testing-drone-that-would-let-keep-cell-service-during-natural-disaster.html

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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to change how we define process nodes

Silicon wafer

Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few years before every market segment shares in the improvements.

The post Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to change how we define process nodes appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246902-intel-claims-three-year-advantage-10nm-process-wants-change-define-process-nodes?source=computing

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Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes

Silicon wafer

Intel held a technology day this week to discuss the future of its 10nm designs and to call for a new way of defining process nodes. 10nm is shaping up to be a significant advance, but it may be a few years before every market segment shares in the improvements.

The post Intel claims three-year advantage on 10nm, wants to redefine process nodes appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246902-intel-claims-three-year-advantage-10nm-process-wants-change-define-process-nodes?source=Computing

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Intel launches Optane memory with cache acceleration for PCs

Intel Optane

Intel’s new Optane cache drives, based on its 3DXPoint memory technology, are finally up for pre-order. Performance gains from adding a cache drive are impressive, and the drives themselves are quite affordable in absolute terms.

The post Intel launches Optane memory with cache acceleration for PCs appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246570-intel-launches-optane-memory-pcs-promises-cache-acceleration-offers-affordable-price-points?source=Computing

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Intel Bets $15.3B on Mobileye's Self-Driving Car Tech


Intel has agreed to acquire Mobileye, a developer of autonomous vehicle technology, for $15.3 billion in cash. Intel will integrate Mobileye’s computer vision and mapping technology for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles into its Automated Driving Group, to be led by MobileEye CTO Amnon Shashua. Intel SVP Doug Davis will oversee engagement across various Intel groups, and report directly to Shashua. The combined company will be the leading technology provider in the autonomous vehicle industry, said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84372.html?rss=1

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Twitter CEO reportedly says company having 'Arab Spring' moment in US

Twitter’s CEO said at a technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that the political protests and controversy is similar to that of “Arab Spring.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/twitter-ceo-reportedly-says-company-having-arab-spring-moment-in-us.html

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Hyperloop One co-founder has just launched a rival startup

Brogan BamBrogan, the co-founder of Hyperloop One and its former chief technology officer, has just launched a rival company bidding to develop the first fully operational hyperloop system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/10/hyperloop-one-co-founder-has-just-launched-rival-startup.html

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Australia wants to replace passports with facial recognition technology

Australia is looking to replace passports with facial recognition technology, with trials set to begin in July.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/24/australia-wants-to-replace-passports-with-facial-recognition-technology.html

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Orlando nightclubs deploy radar technology to detect weapons

Some nightclubs in Orlando are looking to deploy radar-based weapons detection technology in the aftermath of last year’s deadly mass shooting at gay nightclub Pulse..

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/17/orlando-nightclubs-deploy-radar-technology-to-detect-weapons.html

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450mm silicon wafers aren’t happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

A silicon chip wafer, in a vat of sand (maybe?)

Multiple members of the G450C — an organization devoted to researching and commercializing 450mm wafer technology — have declared their intent to exit the program. 450mm wafers have been on life support for several years, and now it looks like the plug is getting pulled.

The post 450mm silicon wafers aren’t happening any time soon as major consortium collapses appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/242699-450mm-silicon-wafers-arent-happening-time-soon-major-consortium-collapses?source=Computing

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