• Siemens leads in European patent application

      Siemens leads in European patent application

      Siemens submitted more patent applications than any other company in Europe in 2018, overtaking Huawei to first place in the European Patent Office's application rankings. According to data, company's employees submitted around 3,900 patent applications and 7,300 invention disclosure reports worldwide in fiscal 2018. 

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    • Tim Berners-Lee calls for web salvation

      Tim Berners-Lee calls for web salvation

      The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has published an open letter to mark the 30th anniversary of the day - March 12, 1989. The day when he submitted his original proposal for an information management system that went on to underpin the birth of online services.

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    • Facebook faces criminal probe into data deals

      Facebook faces criminal probe into data deals

      Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices as it seeks to rebound from a year of scandal and setbacks.

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    • NVIDIA outbids Intel for major Israeli chip maker

      NVIDIA outbids Intel for major Israeli chip maker

      NVIDIA has reportedly made a winning offer to acquire Mellanox, a chip maker best known for its high-performance computing and networking tech. Even though it is not yet publicly confirmed, financial news outlet Calcalist and Reuters announced that NVIDIA outbid its main rival Intel by offering more than $7bn - well past the $6bn Intel decided to pay a few months ago. These offers come after Mellanox essentially offered itself for sale in October 2018, which reportedly also garnered attention from Microsoft and Xilinx. 

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    • Say goodbye to your passwords

      Say goodbye to your passwords

      Web Authentication (aka WebAuthn) has been a de facto standard for no-password web sign-ins for almost a year after the most famous browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari) began implementing it. It is also supported by many websites, including Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, PayPal and SoftBank. But now the World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have officially declared it as an official standard for logging into accounts.

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    • Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G modem

      Qualcomm unveils next-gen 5G modem

      The first batch of 5G phones haven't even hit the market yet, but Qualcomm's already got a processor prepared for the next-generation devices. Announced last Tuesday the new Snapdragon X55 modem is reportedly designed to accelerate global 5G rollout and unlike the X50 will bring 5G to a broad range of device categories and applications beyond smartphones, including hotspots, Wi-Fi routers, Always Connected PCs*, laptops, tablets, XR devices and connected cars.

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    • Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google quits dependency on third-party chipmakers

      Google is reportedly stepping up its efforts to design its own in-house smartphone and data center chips by building a new team of engineers dedicated to the project in Bengaluru, an up-and-coming semiconductor site in the capital of the south Indian state of Karnataka. According to Reuters, over the past several months, Google has hired a bunch of chip engeneers to join the new 'gChips division' and currently the team includes at least 16 engineers and four recruiters, all poached from companies like Broadcom, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. The team, however is expected to continue to increase in headcount.

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    • Apple, Aetna team up on health tracking app

      Apple, Aetna team up on health tracking app

      Apple and insurance giant Aetna announced they are launching together an "one-of-a-kind" iPhone and Apple Watch health-tracking app that provides users with personalised activity goals and suggests healthy behaviors, such as sleeping or eating better. The app, dubbed Attain, can also nudge you to get your flu shot or take medication. In return, those who complete Attain's suggested health actions and goals can earn rewards.

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    • iPhone XI to power a laptop

      iPhone XI to power a laptop

      Apple has already begun work on its next high-end smartphone that will offer us a number of changes in design and hardware and one of the most interesting features, which developers are reportedly experimenting with is reportedly the ability of the iPhone XI to power larger devices such as laptops.

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