US Navy claims its piracy was approved by its victim
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All at sea

The US Navy, which pirated more than 558,000 copies of some virtual reality software without paying the German software maker for it, claims that it did so with the consent of the software producer.

Microsoft scores Tesla AI contract
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Cloud based AI for cars

Software king of the world Microsoft has won a contract with Tesla OpenAI, the non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research firm backed by Tesla Motors.

Singapore poaching UK FinTech experts
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Brexit side effect

The UK trying to leave the European Union is opening up an opportunity for Singapore to recruit talent for its ambitious plans to become a leading financial technology hub.

eInk maker sees revenues fall
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E Ink Holdings expects shrinkage

E-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) has warned that its consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016 will decrease on quarter because shipments peaked in the third quarter.

Fujitsu denies PC ninjutsu
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We are not bumping off PCs

Fujitsu has denied exiting the PC market despite chatting to Chinese rival Lenovo about selling its devices unit.

Huawei announces Mate 9 Pro smartphone in China
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5.5-inch 1440p IPS display with Kirin 960 SoC


On the heels of Huawei’s Mate 9 smartphone announcement earlier this month comes another flagship device in the company's 2016 lineup, the Mate 9 Pro.

OpenAI teams up with Microsoft for cloud-based research
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A new breed of AI to remake technology as we know it

In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft AI and Research Group executive vice president Harry Shum and Sam Altman, co-chair of OpenAI, announced a partnership to explore advanced AI algorithms to benefit humanity by using Microsoft’s Azure cloud as the platform of choice.

WhatsApp launches video calling for all users
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iOS, Android and Windows Phone

On Monday, Facebook owned chat service WhatsApp announced that it will be launching video calling capability to over one billion users around the world on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

HP unveils Z2 Mini workstation-class mini PC
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A small beast with Nvidia Quadro and Intel Xeon

At Autodesk University in Las Vegas, HP showed off its newest Z2 Mini Workstation, a mini-PC that will be powered by Nvidia's Quadro GPU and Intel Xeon E3-1200v5 CPU.

MSI shows off new Trident VR-ready system
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Calls it the smallest VR-ready gaming PC

With virtual reality gaining traction with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets and with system requirements getting lower, MSI has decided that it is the right time to come up with a small and portable gaming system that is also VR-Ready, the MSI Trident.