Samsung is developing a voice-activated smart speaker to rival the likes of the Amazon Echo and Apple’s forthcoming HomePod, according to a report published on Tuesday.
The project, internally codenamed „Vega“, will be based on Samsung’s Bixby virtual assistant, but many of the speaker’s features and specifications have yet to be decided, according to sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal. Development is said to have been going on for more than a year but has reportedly been hampered by delays to Bixby itself.
Apple’s HomePod, set for release this December. The company’s Siri rival was first announced in March ahead [...]
With the launch of the new iPad Pro models at WWDC this year, Apple introduced new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch devices that both came with an A10X Fusion Chip, which is said to deliver 30 percent faster CPU performance than previous-generation iPad Pro models and 40 percent faster graphics performance. The manufacturing process by which Apple fabricated the chip was never clear, but now TechInsights has confirmed that the A10X chip was built using a 10-nanometer FinFET process.
Specifically, the the chips were built using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s new 10-nanometer FinFET process, making the A10X the first TSMC 10-nanometer chip to show up in a consumer [...]
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are among a group of technology leaders meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House today, with plans to discuss how the government can begin cutting waste and improving services.
The Trump administration believes there is an „economic opportunity“ to save as much as $1 trillion over the next ten years, and is seeking the advice of a group of tech CEOs on the best way to reduce government spending through technology (via Reuters).
Methods looked at by the Trump administration are said to include cutting government information technology costs, reducing government costs through improved IT [...]
Apple only announced its augmented reality developer platform ARKit last week at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but some video clips have already been posted online by developers eager to showcase the impressive potential of the software.
ARKit enables iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 to superimpose computer-generated graphics over the real world, allowing developers to take their apps beyond the screen and into the user’s environment.
Apple ARKit running Unity and Overwatch Widowmaker By using the built-in camera, processors, and motion sensors found in iOS devices, virtual content appears on top of real-world scenes, and users don’t need any [...]