5G and AI will drive Intel growth over the next decade

Intel didn’t manage to succeed in the smartphone chip segment, but now it is looking at 5G and AI technologies to drive growth in the next decade.

LG develops its own Neural Engine AI chip

LG has finished developing its own LG AI chip, which will help appliances like robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines and refrigerators become smarter.
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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 mobile platforms

Qualcomm announced three new chips for high-end and mid-tier smartphones: they are the Snapdragon 730, 730G and 665 mobile platforms

Apple hires top Google AI expert for its Special Projects Group

Apple has managed to hire yet another Google expert, in the person of Ian Goodfellow. The AI specialist is joining the Apple Special Projects Group.

Google cancels AI ethics board just a week after its announcement

Google has officially ended the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council just a little over a week after its announcement.

Huawei to enter the smart display market, report suggests

A recent report citing unnamed industry sources claims that Huawei might be considering entering the smart display market.

5G key to China’s growing surveillance economy – take paying for a train trip

The Shenzhen Metro is testing out new tech with 5G and AI in mind like patrols and inspections with robots and drones. And what about facial recognition?

6 months of Spotify Premium free for Galaxy S10 buyers

If you’ve bought a Galaxy S10 device in the United States and have yet to try out Spotify Premium, you can get 6 months for free.

Duplex, Google’s AI-powered booking service, now active in most of US

You might not be able to book a table in New Orleans, Houston or other cities in big states with the help of Google, but it’s available in most places.

Google and WhatsApp are using AI to kick users, flag spam on a massive scale

Google is using machine learning to block more spam on Gmail. WhatsApp is trying to cut users who spread fake news as an election looms in India.

Global smartphone processor shipments will continue to fall this year

Smartphone application processor shipments will continue to fall globally this year, according to a recent DigiTimes Research.

MediaTek Helio P90 launches with ARCore, Google Lens support

This also means that this mid-ranger MediaTek chip will be pegged to Android Pie from the outset: a step in the right direction from the outset.

Essential picks up Indian email startup CloudMagic

It’s not exactly clear how the acquisition of a cloud email company will immediately benefit Essential, but there are longer-term strategies at play.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 introduced

It’s here for 5G and cheer. Qualcomm has launched its latest systems-on-a-chip with a battery of artificial intelligence enhancements.

MediaTek Helio P90 to help mid-rangers bring AI punch

Features of this new upper mid-tier mobile applications chipset include 10-bit YUV processing with special AI enhancements for streaming video.

We could be getting a new smartphone from Essential that works mainly on voice commands

We will definitely not see a new Essential Phone 2, but we may be getting a new smartphone from Essential that will be based on voice commands

Galaxy Note 9’s Bixby key can’t be killed, but it shouldn’t be annoying

Galaxy Note 9 owners have been frustrated with the Bixby key after having accidentally pressed it time and time again. A software update should soothe.
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LG and Samsung introduce new 8K TV models at IFA 2018

LG and Samsung both brought their latest 8K TV models to IFA 2018. OLED and QLED are the buzzwords. Check both of them out!

vivo V11 brings the teardrop notch in mere weeks

In China, we’re getting ready for another smartphone with a notch, though this is a send-up to a minimal design.
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You won’t believe how cheap the world’s smallest AI chip is

A team of Taiwan researchers and an integrated circuit design house have developed Mipy, the world’s smallest and cheapest AI chip.

Samsung makes the Bixby speaker known as Galaxy Home

It turned out that Samsung used 160 of these smart speakers to power the presentation at its venue. But sound isn’t the only asset this speaker has.
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Samsung will invest $22 billion in AI, 5G, chips, displays, and more

Samsung has a massive three-year investment plan that will create 40,000 jobs, and will boost R&D for AI, 5G, and other key technologies.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s marketing material leaked confirming all its features

Samsung could be out of surprises for its Unpacked event, now that all the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s marketing material has also leaked

Honor Play is the real gaming phone, for under $300

The new Honor Play might just be the gaming smartphone you were waiting for, with a powerful processor and other interesting features

Samsung mobile chief isn’t afraid to flaunt Galaxy Note 9 in public

An executive from the chaebol came to China to address the questions fans had and was spotted using a future phone. Good move?