Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics

GAEMS lets esports enthusiasts and streamers take PC and console games on the go

Some gamers and esports enthusiasts really want to be mobile, even when it comes to playing games on PCs and consoles. That’s why GAEMS has unveiled the Guardian Pro XP, a combination portable gaming display and traveling case that lets you play with a real video game console while on the road — and stream […]

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How GoDaddy is increasing cloud security but keeping developers creative (VB Live)

Companies have been steadily moving to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, but once your data moves beyond private architecture, you face potential attacks that legacy security measures can’t address. To learn how to best protect your enterprise and data, join GoDaddy’s VP of engineering and others at this VB Live event! Register here for free. One […]

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Machine learning is rescuing old game textures in Zelda and Final Fantasy

The first generation of 3D video games are ugly. I think they are ugly in a charming way, but many people disagree with even that. The truth is that the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Saturn were like the Atari and Intellivision for 3D graphics. While modern technology has easily surpasses those hardware limitations, new processes […]

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Want your sales teams to always be closing? Adopt AI (VB Live)

Artificial intelligence can increase your leads and appointments by 50 percent, reduce costs up to 60 percent, cut call time up to 70 percent, and slash admin work by 40 percent. So why aren’t your sales teams totally AI-enabled? Learn more about how AI can help your salespeople take back their time and close the […]

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Google’s Android Enterprise Recommended program now spotlights EMMs such as Microsoft and BlackBerry

Google is expanding its Android Enterprise Recommended program to include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) service providers. The internet giant announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program last February, serving as an easy way for companies to see at a glance which mobile phones meet Google’s heightened benchmark for hardware specifications, security updates, and general user experience. […]

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Apple and Qualcomm offer billion-dollar sob stories at FTC antitrust trial

With a market cap ten times higher than Qualcomm’s, Apple is hard to imagine as a victim of a billion-dollar extortion campaign, but the latest developments in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit against Qualcomm are calling both companies’ negotiating tactics into question. At issue during testimony today: cross-allegations regarding onerous licensing fees and […]

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Apple Health Records survey shows mixed but positive early results

Over the last five years, Apple’s move into health-related products and services has been cautious but unmistakable, starting with the debut of the Apple Watch and continuing with everything from HealthKit medical studies to an iPhone Health Records feature. Now a small survey by the University of California at San Diego is quantifying how early users of Health Records are liking the […]

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Tech’s countless ‘solutions’ are a problem of their own

The biggest problem in the world is solutions. There’s an app for everything, a vendor for everything, so why isn’t everything perfect yet? The answer is that solutions have costs. First among these is that you don’t have time to use all of these apps: You only have 24 hours in a day, but every […]

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How HP aims to stay at the top of the PC market

Alex Cho took over as president of HP Personal Systems about six months ago, and so he became the head of one of the largest PC businesses in the world. HP took the No. 1 spot in 2017, and in 2018, depending on who you ask, the company was either No. 1 or No. 2. […]

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CES 2019 was where wearables lost all shame and aimed for every body part

When you think of the word wearables in a CES context, the image that typically comes to mind is of smartwatches — at this point, pretty iterative ones. There are the round digital ones; the round analog ones; the square, rounded square, and rectangular ones, each design set in stone years ago and little changed […]

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ProBeat: This Google Assistant Ride video is what CES should be all about

Tuning into CES remotely is just not the same, or so I’m told. Nothing can compete with being one of the 180,000 attendees jostling to see what tech will bring this year and beyond. So I cannot offer you an overview of what CES 2019 was all about (see Dean’s column for that). I can, […]

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CrowdAnalytix raises $40 million for crowdsourced AI algorithms

Designing, training, and validating sophisticated machine learning algorithms can suck up a lot of hours — particularly if you’re dealing with sparse datasets. This has given rise to a cottage industry of crowdsourced data science, led by Google’s Kaggle and companies like Topcoder. And the market’s growth potential is getting investors to sit up and […]

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How NASDAQ harnesses hyper-converged infrastructure and virtualization for zero downtime (VB Live)

Hyper-converged infrastructure is great, but adding virtualization as an integral part of your stack means more savings, increased IT agility, advanced multi-cloud ability and more. To learn more about how virtualization can remove complexity and increase efficiency, and how to choose the right HCI tool, catch up now on this VB live event! Access for […]

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Gartner and IDC: HP and Lenovo shipped the most PCs in 2018, but total numbers fell

The PC market is still declining, according to research firms Gartner and IDC. While the two agreed on that 2018 was negative, they disagreed on who shipped more PCs: HP or Lenovo. As with the year before, Dell was indisputably third. Both firms continue to be optimistic about the PC market, despite more quarters and […]

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OneLogin raises $100 million to help enterprises manage access and identity

Not every startup manages to reach — or exceed — $100 million in financing. Those that do join an exclusive group  of fundraisers and can enjoy a massive vote of confidence from the venture capitalists and angels who help put them there. As of this morning, OneLogin is the latest to join the club. The […]

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Energous’ WattUp can charge hearing aids and other devices from 15 feet away

San Jose, California company Energous — the brainchild of George Holmes, an MIT graduate and former sales executive at Lucent — has made considerable progress toward its goal of ubiquitous power-at-a-distance charging in five years. It’s amassed more than 170 patents, partnered with Dialog Semiconductor to manufacture and sell its licensed chip designs, and assembled […]

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ClearMotion raises $115 million for ‘digital chassis’ that makes car rides smoother

ClearMotion, a Massachusetts company that wants to replace standard car shock-absorbance technology with a system that combines software and dedicated hardware, has raised $115 million in a series D round of funding led by New York-based investment firm Franklin Templeton. Microsoft, Bridgestone, Qualcomm, World Innovation Lab, NewView Capital, Eileses Capital, and “clients advised by J.P. Morgan […]

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U.S. patents dip in 2018 as China’s share grows

The number of U.S. utility patents granted declined in 2018 after many years of growth and a record-breaking 2017. The annual IFI CLAIMS analysis released today also notes that there was a decline in published pre-grant applications waiting to be approved by USPTO in 2016 and 2017. I think most of the 3.5 percent decline […]

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How AI-powered UX creates hard ROI for Captial One (VB Live)

User experience (UX) is overtaking price as the competitive differentiator. And now AI-powered UX design means you can craft those unique, relevant, and engaging experiences consumers are looking for. To learn more making AI the foundation of your UX design, don’t miss this VB Live event! Register here for free. Capital One is using AI […]

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Cashierless checkout startup Standard Cognition acquires Explorer.ai for in-store maps

Cashierless store startup Standard Cognition today announced it has acquired Explorer.ai, a company whose mapping technology was first developed at Carnegie Mellon University for autonomous vehicles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Explorer’s tech will help Standard map larger stores and expand its cashierless store solution for customers into new retail categories beyond standard […]

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