Preliminary results for the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) show that shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled nearly 67.4 million units, marking a decline of 0.9% in year-on-year terms, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. Unlike 2Q18, which grew, the 3Q18 results nonetheless outperformed the forecast which called for a decline of 3.0% due to several factors.
Huawei has kitted out an Audi Q7 with its Mobile Data Center to showcase intelligent self-driving capabilities.
You can also get a snapshot of your day on your phone.
The federal government will tighten rules on foreign investment in sensitive industries like technology and telecommunications next month.
Micron Technology said on Wednesday it planned to invest up to $100 million in startup companies working on artificial intelligence technologies for use in self-driving vehicles, factory automation and other growing fields.
The US justice department has announced charges of economic espionage against a suspected Chinese intelligence officer. Officials say the suspect tried to steal trade secrets from US aviation and aerospace companies on behalf of China.
Cold-war style offensive by America is an ill-advised miscalculation that will cause pain 'all over the world', warn top executives of Chinese conglomerate.
South China Morning Post
President of Sony Kenichiro Yoshida has confirmed that the next generation of PlayStation consoles is under development.
The Tech Spot
The International Monetary Fund has warned a trade war between the US and China risks making the world a "poorer and more dangerous place" in its latest assessment of the global economy. The IMF has lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next.
Google is about to have its own Cambridge Analytica moment. Details have surfaced that Google knew about a bug within Google+ (Google's attempt at a social network product) which would give nefarious outsiders potential access to private profile data from 2015 to mid-2018. Google chose not to disclose any details because of PR fears.
Technology giant Google has announced plans to establish a Google Cloud Platform region in Indonesia next year to strengthen its business and capture a larger customer base.
The company has apparently looked at producing a Game Boy-like case that would turn your mobile device into a working version of the classic handheld console, complete with D-pad, buttons, the whole thing.
The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 US companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America's technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.
In his order, US District Judge Ed Kinkeade of Dallas extended until 2022 the term of a monitor he appointed to assess the equipment maker's compliance with US export control laws.
South China Morning Post
Tencent Music Entertainment, which owns China's most popular music apps, has filed for a U.S. IPO seeking funds to develop content and new services, in what is expected to be one of the biggest U.S. listings by a Chinese company this year.
Cloud data centers have changed the networking topology and how data moves throughout a large data center, prompting significant changes in the architecture of the chips used to route that data and raising a whole new set of design challenges.
WiFi naming is about to get easier to understand.
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) is in talks to acquire Mumbai-based cable operator Hathway to speed up the commercial roll out of its high-speed home broadband services. RIL aims to connect 50 million homes with its Jio GigaFiber network.
Since its Australian launch in March, Indian ride-sharing company Ola has expanded into seven major cities, signed up 50,000 drivers, recruited former eBay managing director Simon Smith, hired Starcom and The Royals and launched a new marketing campaign led by ex-P&G marketer Natasha Daly.
The founder of WhatsApp has revealed that he left the Facebook-owned messaging platform over plans to introduce targeted ads to its 1.5 billion users.
Tim Cook has a pretty simple explanation for why Apple removed most of the podcasts and an app from Infowars founder and hatemonger Alex Jones from its directories, setting in motion a chain of events that ended in the conspiracy theorist being fully or partially banned from virtually every major web platform: Everyone can agree Jones is terrible.
Iridium is partnering with AWS to develop a satellite-based network called CloudConnect for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
For the last several years Berners-Lee has been secretly toiling away alongside colleagues at MIT on a new open-source project called Solid, a decentralized privacy-focused ecosystem that will reshape the web and "restore the power and agency of the individuals" using it.
AMD's steady climb in CPU market share thanks to its second-generation Ryzen processors is becoming even more apparent as we head into the closing months of 2018. We've been following this trend via sales data from Mindfactory (as compiled by Redditor Ingebor), which showed AMD with a 45 percent share in June, at parity with Intel in July, and slightly overtaking the company in August with a 51 percent share.
With the reveal of AMD's next-generation Zen 2 CPU core soon approaching, the latest rumors have revealed that Radeon Technologies Group already received one sample for optimizations. The rumor comes from a forum member at HardOCP who's known to have some reputation on the forums when it comes to AMD related leaks.
Waste Management World
Jack Ma has quietly relinquished his ownership of the legal entities at the heart of Alibaba, symbolically handing back the keys to the Chinese technology giant he founded 19 years ago.
The Financial Times
Only three weeks after the partnership with Huawei, Monaco Telecom unveiled its nationwide 5G mobile network at the Monaco Yacht Show. Monaco Telecom and Huawei finalized the agreement early September.
Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla. But Musk, the exuberant, relentless billionaire chief executive of Tesla, shows no immediate signs of changing his style.
The New York Times
The US and Canada are reported to have reached a deal to reform the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) after last minute negotiations. The deal is said to involve more US access to Canada's dairy market and a cap on Canada's car exports to the US.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission accused Tesla chief executive Elon Musk on Thursday of fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the electric car company, saying he made a series of "false and misleading" tweets about potentially taking Tesla private last month.
Google has finally admitted that a "Project Dragonfly" is indeed in the works. But that's about all a Google executive was willing to divulge Wednesday about the codenamed plan, which has been widely reported to be a search product the company is developing for China - one that would need to comply with government censorship.
The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday and left intact its plans to steadily tighten monetary policy, as it forecast that the US economy would enjoy at least three more years of growth.
"To put it simply, our outcomes share the same goals as the GDPR principles, but our approach is different,"
The company announced Monday at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) that samples of its silicon photonics transceivers targeting 5G wireless infrastructure and data centers are available now, with production set to start in the first quarter of 2019
This fair experience of keyboard and mouse vs. Controller will be key for developers to get right in the console world.
The filing is the latest salvo in that dispute, designed to put pressure on Apple to settle.
In line with the general performance progression for the GeForce RTX family, the RTX 2070 is slated to deliver around 75% of the RTX 2080's performance.
The phone is perhaps best described as a photography-oriented mid-ranger. It's got a 6-inch, 2,220x1,080 Super AMOLED screen, an unnamed octa-core processor (which will differ by market and mobile operator), 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage (again, depending on market and operator), a 3,300mAh battery and Android 8.0.
Alexa-driven products Amazon launched Thursday include an anticipated AmazonBasics Microwave to a small cassette-sized gadget, Echo Auto, that will let Alexa hang out with you in the car.