Tesla goes mega on gigafactories hype
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Starting with US, with expected transition to Europe

In a TED talk published a few days ago, Tesla CEO Elon "it's coming sonn" Musk said  that in addition to the lithium-ion battery factory – or Gigafactory – under construction in Nevada, the compan will announce locations for up to four more "gigafactories" later this year.

Android screws up on security
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MediaTek, Qualcomm, Motorola, Nvidia all affected

Google’s mobile operating system for hundreds of millions of users is scheduled to receive one of the largest security fixes ever compiled in a single month, according to a Google security bulletin published Monday.

Microsoft prepares Office desktop apps for Windows
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A transition from full-fledged Win32 apps to UWP


Microsoft is preparing to bring its full suite of Office desktop applications to the Windows Store, according to a statement from Windows chief Terry Myerson during the company’s education-focused event on Tuesday morning.

Microsoft Windows 10 S surfaces
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With some restrictions, it's fair to say

During a press event in New York City today, Microsoft Windows boss Terry Myerson took the stage to announce Windows 10 S, a new version of the company’s operating system designed at undermining the rise of low cost Chromebooks in American classrooms.

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop for students
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14.5 hour battery life, 2.76 pounds, Windows 10 S


During Microsoft’s “Learn What’s Next” event this morning in New York City, the company showed off a new Surface Laptop for $999 aimed primarily at students with a focus on extending battery life beyond its nearest competition.

Intel security is compromised big time
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Vulnerability level similar to Heartbleed (OpenSSL) in 2014

Intel has just patched a security vulnerability that affects all of its desktop and notebook platforms from Nehalem in 2008 to Kaby Lake in 2017, with a higher degree of vulnerability for users on Intel vPro systems.

Apple readying Siri-based smart speaker
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May be announced at WWDC in June

According to the latest prediction from a well sourced Apple analyst, the fruit-themed toymaker is preparing to announce a Siri-based smart hub device at this year’s WWDC event, adding more fuel to a competitive voice assistant market in 2017.

Gaming PC sales grew up to 30 percent in 2016
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High-end gaming PCs account for 35 percent of sales

The broader market for gaming PCs in North America increased 25 to 30 percent on year in 2016, according to the vice president of US-based retail giant Micro Center.

Nvidia now supports 4K Netflix on Geforce 10 cards
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All except the GTX 1050 for now

Since early 2014, Netflix began streaming Ultra HD 4K video beginning with its own original content and now spanning hundreds of shows and episodes. But for PC users, only those with Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake series processors have been able to stream the company’s large swath of content.

Foxconn to build Amazon production center in China
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Involved parties will need to invest around $871 million


Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract manufacturing company, has announced a deal with a handful of China-based companies to build a regional production facility for Amazon, according to local sources within the industry.