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IBM Unveils World’s First 5nm Chip

IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip. Beyond the usual power, performance, and density improvement from moving to smaller transistors, the 5nm IBM chip is notable for being one of the first to use horizontal gate-all-around (GAA) transistors, and the first real use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.

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Soon, iPhones Will Block Texts While Driving

Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying -- and dangerous -- urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

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[Video] Samsung Malaysia Starts Early With Moving Hari Raya Ad About Time

It’s never too late to show the ones we love how we truly feel about them – so long as time is still on our side.

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U.S. Plans To Update Self-Driving Guidelines In Coming Months

Pic: ReutersPresident Donald Trump's administration will unveil revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months, the head of the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, responding to automakers' calls for regulations that will eliminate barriers and allow autonomous vehicles on the road.

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San Francisco Investigating Whether Uber, Lyft Are Public Nuisances

Pic: ReutersSan Francisco has issued subpoenas to Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc for a broad scope of records on driving and business practices as part of an investigation to determine whether the ride-services companies have become a public nuisance.

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Amazon-Apple TV Deal Shows Tough Road To Cooperation For Tech Rivals

Pic: ReutersA deal bringing Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, announced on Monday at Apple Inc's developer conference after years of talk, shows how competitive tensions among Silicon Valley titans can stand in the way of serving customers.

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Apple Debuts Homepod Speaker To Bring Siri Into The Living Room

Pic: ReutersApple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday introduced the HomePod, a voice-controlled speaker that can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, taking aim at Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) Alexa feature and Echo devices.

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[Video] iOS 11 Makes The iPad Feel More Like A Mac

iOS 11 isn’t coming out until this fall, but Apple had the preview loaded up on its new 10.5-inch iPad Pro today for members of the press to check out. I got to the play with the operating system for a few minutes while handling the tablet, and what stands out the most is just how complicated it’s starting to feel — but in a way that shows the platform is evolving, not getting harder to use.

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Foxconn Says Apple, Amazon To Join Its Bid For Toshiba Chip Business: Nikkei

Pic: ReutersApple Inc and Amazon.com Inc will join Foxconn's bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, the Nikkei business daily quoted Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou as saying on Monday.

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