SoftBank, Foxconn to Deepen Ties With Joint Venture

SoftBank, Foxconn to Deepen Ties With Joint Venture

Japan’s SoftBank Group and Taiwan’s Foxconn will soon begin operating a joint venture that deepens ties between two of Asia’s biggest technology companies, they said on Friday. The move will give Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co,...
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H1B Visa Changes: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Threat

H1B Visa Changes: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Threat

India has stepped up its lobbying effort against moves in the US Congress to impose curbs on visas for skilled workers that threaten the South Asian nation’s tech sector, which employs more than 3.5 million people. Speaking to Reuters, Trade...
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Panasonic’s Firefox OS is dead, long live Firefox OS

Perhaps the biggest trend with Panasonic’s lineup of TVs this year (aside from the company’s full-on embrace of OLED technology ) has been the loss of Firefox OS. Its demise began back in December 2015 when its developer Mozilla announced...
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Forget fake news – Facebook wants to use AI to tackle terrorism

Facebook”s Mark Zuckerberg has posted 5,500 word missive on the social network, in which he discusses many topics – including how the company aims to tackle the promotion of terrorist activities and so-called “fake news” using AI and algori...
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Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Microsoft is betting that less is more in 3D design, with the acquisition of the Swedish developer of a 3D data optimization system, Simplygon. Simplygon takes 3D models in a number of formats, and reduces the volume of data used...
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Microsoft’s Cortana is headed to the Android lock screen

Microsoft’s Cortana is headed to the Android lock screen

Cortana for Android and iOS is looking better than ever after a facelift in December. Now with the overhaul finished, Microsoft has another plan for the Android edition of Cortana. MSPowerUser recently spotted the ability to add Cortana to an...
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Google’s low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

Google’s low-cost Android One program may expand to the U.S.

When Google launched its Android One program in 2014 it was designed for one main reason: to create a system of standards for phones in developing countries. Targeting emerging markets in Pakistan, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and others, the program...
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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

Oracle released its first batch of security patches this year, fixing 270 vulnerabilities, mostly in business-critical applications. Many of the flaws can be exploited remotely without authentication. The majority of the fixes are for flaws in business product...
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Snowden’s stay in Russia has been extended by the Russian government

Snowden’s stay in Russia has been extended by the Russian government

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to stay in Russia for “another couple of years,” according to a spokeswoman for the government there. The Russian government has extended the residence permit for Snowden, the for...
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Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Pr...
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