Qualcomm launches $100M AI investment fund

Qualcomm has launched an AI Fund as part of its venture investment wing, and says will invest up to $100 million in AI startups.

Worldwide PC shipments grew 1.5% in second quarter of 2019, says Gartner

After two quarters of decline, the worldwide PC market grew 1.5% in the second quarter of 2019, says Gartner.

Samsung launches 1TB embedded universal flash storage

Samsung says it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in mobile phones.

Facebook creating AI ethics research center with Technical University of Munich

Facebook has inked a partnership with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to create an independent AI ethics research center.

IBM Services signs $260 million IT services agreement with Bank of the Philippine Islands

IBM and the Bank of the Philippine Islands, a universal bank headquartered in Manila, has signed a $260 million, multi-year services agreement.

Intel’s brain-inspired research chip system Pohoiki Beach available to research community now

Intel's brain-inspired research chip, the eight million neurons neuromorphic system,  is now available to the broader research community

AI will eliminate 80 per cent of existing project management tasks: Gartner

By 2030, 80 percent of the work of today’s project management (PM) discipline will be eliminated, thanks to advances in AI, says Gartner.

Radcom enters into a 3-year contract with AT&T

Israel-based network intelligence company Radcom has signed a three-year contract with AT&T Services.

Apple investing $1 billion in new Austin campus

The Cupertino giant is headed over to Texas. Apple has announced a major expansion of its operations in Austin, including an investment of $1 billion to build a new campus in North Austin.

Open source mapping platform Mapzen now a Linux Foundation project

Mapzen, an open source mapping platform focused on map display including search and navigation, is a now a Linux Foundation project, the industry body said in a statement.

Augmented reality coming to Japan Airlines planes

Gogo and Japan Transocean Air, a Japan Airlines (JAL) group company, have inked a partnership that brings Augmented Reality (AR) to all of JTA's flights.  

NASA funds demo of 3D-printed spacecraft parts made, assembled in orbit

NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, of Mountain View, California, to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, to manufacture and assemble spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.

Salesforce opens second data center in Japan

Salesforce has opened its second data center in Japan, says the company.

MetLife Stadium selects AeroDefense for early drone detection

MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, has selected the AeroDefense Drone Detection System, AirWarden, to provide an early warning system for drones.

Traditional PC market continues to grow, says IDC

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs, comprised of desktops, notebooks, and workstations, reached 70.4 million units in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19), according to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.