Apple refreshes Mac Pro lineup
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An “in-between” new products announcement

In an effort to revitalize its Mac Pro lineup after over three years of silence, Apple gathered a small group of journalists near its headquarters earlier Tuesday to give its thoughts on re-thinking the entire machine’s design and improving its performance in due course.

Apple to drop Imagination Technologies licenses by 2019
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Company is working on a separate independent graphics design

Imagination Technologies, the leading graphics processing unit supplier for Apple, issued a press statement on Monday saying that the fruit-themed gadget maker will no longer use the group’s intellectual property in new products manufactured 15 months to two years from now.

Adesso's Mechanical Typewriter Keyboard goes retro
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AKB-636UB combines smooth action keys with advanced ergonomic design

In a unique effort to combine the antique appeal of the typewriter with the modern accuracy of a mechanical keyboard, Adesso has released a product that combines aspects of both into a new style of advanced ergonomic input with multifunctional browsing features.

DDR5 memory to go back to the drawing board in 2018
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Double the bandwidth and density of DDR4

Last week, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced that it now has a full standard for the widely anticipated DDR5 memory that is expected to arrive in June 2018, based on new Hybrid DIMM technologies such as NVDIMM-P, which is intended to give servers the ability to store RAM data in between reboots.

Competition in AI platform market to heat up in 2017
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Intel, Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD vying for customers in AI-fueled markets


Major component manufacturers in the artificial intelligence (AI) market have all increased their efforts to develop more aggressive processors for AI-fueled markets in 2017 including autonomous vehicles, enterprise drones, medical care, smart factories, image recognition, and general neural network research and development.

Walmart to use drones inside its stores
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Patent reveals system to assist customers when no employees are present


US retail giant Walmart has recently been granted a patent for using in-store drones to shuttle merchandise from one department to another. Do not be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound overhead while walking through the laundry detergent aisle on the way to checkout.

Windows 10 Creators Update ISO available early
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Windows 10 build 15063 goes RTM

Although Microsoft is set to officially release its Windows 10 Creators Update to the general public on April 11th, the company has already made the ISO files available for download on its official site on Thursda,  just before the end of the Q1 business cycle and the last day of March.

Internet activists raise funds to get Congress' web browsing history
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$253,000 raised since Thursday against reversal of privacy protections


On Wednesday, two fundraising campaigns managed to raise several hundred thousands of dollars in a bid to purchase and reveal lawmaker’ browsing histories on Capitol Hill following a reversal of Obama-era internet privacy protections against the open sale of peoples' web history.

Congress overturns Obama-era Internet privacy protections
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All customer generated web traffic is now accessible to advertisement firms


On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives voted to wipe away the Obama-era FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections that limited what ISPs could do with information such as customer browsing habits, app usage history, location data, and social security numbers.

Nintendo Switch reviewed: the world's first hybrid gaming console
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Nintendo DS sticks around while flexible motion controls are in

Earlier this month, Nintendo introduced one of the most groundbreaking product designs it has put together since the Wii was released back in 2006. With a lightweight and fairly modern build quality, flexible controller options and a design reflective of a rather creative, non-OEM Shield tablet, the company has managed to outsell its competitors and rethink the boundaries of home and portable gaming.