Uber and Lyft drivers prompted to get business licenses
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$91 licenses to generate $3.37 million annual city revenue


In San Francisco, drivers of popular Uber and Lyft crowdsourced transportation services will now be required to obtain their own business licenses to operate within the city, according to a letter from the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector mailed out to drivers on Friday.

HTC 10 camera tested, falls short but receives high score
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UltraPixel 2.0 versus Galaxy S7, Xperia Z5, Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S Plus


HTC’s tenth-generation flagship smartphone, the HTC 10, just released to early reviewers for hardware testing and is now available for pre-order. Meanwhile, with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge just now arriving in consumers’ hands, it is prime time for comparing and analyzing top-performing smartphone camera hardware, including devices like the Nexus 6P, iPhone 6S / 6S Plus and Sony Xperia Z5. Several new HTC 10 camera reviews from around the web aim to compare shots among these devices with HTC’s new smartphone lens hardware for 2016.

TSMC's Q1 2016 revenues decline 18 percent
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Low-end, midrange smartphone demand offset February earthquake

On Thursday Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced an 18 percent quarterly revenue decline for Q1 2016 from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015. The chip manufacturing giant also announced Q1 2016 net profit of $2 billion USD ($64.78 billion TWD), representing an 8.3 percent quarterly profit decline from the same timeframe a year ago in Q1 2015.

Tesla Model X entry option now features 75kWh battery
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Base price also jumps from $80,000 to $83,000


Ever since Tesla unveiled the Model 3 last week, much attention has been shifted towards the company’s lowest-priced Model 3 offering that will be available almost 2 years from now, while its highest-priced Model X crossover SUV has only sold a total of 2,400 units since its unveiling in Q4 2015.

Tesla Model S 2017 refresh now available
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Front-panel grille now resembles Model X

On Tuesday, Tesla Motors updated its online design studio to reflect new exterior changes to its Model S sedan appearing as a slight refresh to the vehicle’s front design.

Samsung Gear VR now compatible with WebVR API
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Open draft standard in progress, but looks promising


On April 1st, Samsung announced it will now support the cutting-edge WebVR API on its Gear VR headset, now giving Samsung customers the ability to browse the web with all the immersion of a full VR experience.

Apple Watch 2 may feature up to a 40 percent thinner design
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To be unveiled at WWDC on June 13th


New information from Apple analysts about the upcoming second-generation Apple Watch are suggesting that the company is planning to introduce a completely redesigned version of the device as early as June, while the product itself may be showcased at WWDC 2016.

Nvidia Geforce Pascal GPUs launching at Computex 2016
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Mass shipments begin in July

According to sources within Nvdia’s supply chain,  the company is preparing to announce its Geforce series Pascal GPUs sometime around or during Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.

IBM's CTO shows off GPU-accelerated Cognitive Computing
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Watson is all about human insight, discovery and advice


On Wednesday, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High gave a keynote speech with an emphasis on “cognitive computing” – another term for artificial intelligence, but with a goal of changing the role between humans and machines rather than recreating the human brain in machine form.

Inside Nvidia's GP100 Pascal GPU
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Still no NVLINK support for consumer x86 CPUs