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Tesla and AMD tipped in development of AI chip for autonomous cars

Tesla and AMD tipped in development of AI chip for autonomous cars

Tesla has been tipped in a project to develop its own artificial intelligence chip, and sources claim it is working with AMD to refine this chip. Such a chip may pave the way for a future in which Tesla vehicles are fully autonomous, but details are slight at this time. Sources indicate that Tesla is developing its chip on top of a foundation of AMD intellectual property, and that testing with an early implementation is already underway.

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HP Chromebook x360 has toughness and ports, remains inexpensive

HP Chromebook x360 has toughness and ports, remains inexpensive

The folks at HP have revealed a new Chromebook x360 with a set of specs that make it a true contender for Chrome OS supremacy. This device doesn't have the most high-end hardware in the universe, but for this price point, it's pretty gosh-darned good. Along with a set of rugged-ready features, this Chromebook rolls with a pair of USB-C ports and a microSD card reader too.

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iPhone 8 Review Round-up: No waiting for X

iPhone 8 Review Round-up: No waiting for X

Early iPhone 8 reviews are in, and it would appear that Apple's reveal of the iPhone X has taken a toll on reviewer's expectations. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are indeed slightly-better versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and in years past that'd garner a hearty "the best just got better" from the review circuit. But because Apple's strategy this season was to reveal an even better phone as well in the iPhone X, things are a little bit different.

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Google Pixel 2 will be ‘just Android’ – and that’s good

Google Pixel 2 will be ‘just Android’ – and that’s good

On the 4th of October, the 2nd Google Pixel phone will be revealed. It will certainly be a phone, and certainly it'll run Android. The vast majority of those people the Pixel 2 will be available to won't know or care for much beyond that. But for everyone reading this article, there's another layer of depth to the Pixel that many people won't appreciate.

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iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

iPhone 8 hands-on: not quite X, better than 7s

The iPhone 8 is what we expected to be the iPhone 7s - but just a little bit better. Or a whole lot better, if you're Apple making the case for skipping this year's expected "s". The iPhone X, on the other hand, has a few innovations that make it a monster compared to previous iPhone models - even compared to the iPhone 8. Or is it?

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iPhone X hands-on : Apple’s OLED flagship up close

iPhone X hands-on : Apple’s OLED flagship up close

Familiar, and yet so very different. That's my first impression of the iPhone X, Apple's brand new flagship iOS smartphone, revealed today at the Steve Jobs Theater in California. First things first, arguably the most important thing if you don't want to look stupid when you walk into your nearest Apple Store: it's pronounced "iPhone Ten", not "iPhone X".

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Animoji is Apple’s animated emoji for iPhone X only

Animoji is Apple’s animated emoji for iPhone X only

Your face will be tracked by the iPhone X, and in turn the emoji you send to your best friend will make your facial expressions. It's a concept Apple calls Animoji, and it'll be coming to iOS 11 very soon. Users will be able to access iOS 11 on September 19th - but the iPhone X will be the first with Animoji in full effect. This is all thanks to the numerous sensors and camera up front of the iPhone X, all there primarily for face authentication, AKA Face ID.

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iPhone X: This is Apple’s next vision

iPhone X: This is Apple’s next vision

Today we got to see the iPhone X for the first time at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park. This device came to light the same day as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and broke the mold for the iPhone, top to bottom. According to Tim Cook: "This is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone."

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iPhone Upgrade Program: 5 things to know ahead of iPhone X

iPhone Upgrade Program: 5 things to know ahead of iPhone X

Rumor has it the upcoming iPhone X will cost upwards of $1,000, putting it outside of the pay-with-cash budget for many consumers. Now that two year contracts are gone and the discounted phone costs with them, consumers are left with a few options: get the phone through a carrier with a monthly device payment plan, buy with a credit card and pay it off in due time, or take advantage of Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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This gold iPhone X costs $70k

This gold iPhone X costs $70k

The first custom iPhone X models were revealed today with prices ranging from $7.5k to $70k. These are no ordinary iPhone units, of course, they're made with custom exteriors made from varied amounts of precious materials, all from the company called Brikk. Some are made with gold, some feature diamond inlays, and all come packaged in a custom aluminum case lined with carbon fiber and leather.

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Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)

Apple iPhone 8 event: the announcement schedule (or what we expect)

The Apple Event on October 12th will include the products shown in this article in the order they appear - or so we expect. Due to the inordinate amount of leaks surrounding Apple's upcoming products, not least of all the next-gen iPhone 8 (or whatever it'll be called), the following predictions can be made. I'm also ordering the product announcements below according to patterns Apple's exhibited with past releases at major events over the past decade.

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Google may acquire HTC (or part of it, anyhow)

Google may acquire HTC (or part of it, anyhow)

A report from China suggests that HTC is in final negotiations to sell at least part of their business to Google. In a way similar to the acquisition of Nokia's phone hardware business by Microsoft or even Google's acquisition of Motorola, Google's reported to be aiming for HTC. The report at hand suggests that this sale would be for the HTC smartphone research and development team only, and wouldn't include the entire company nor its Virtual Reality arm (with the HTC Vive).

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