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Amazon and Intel team up against Google in IoT

Amazon and Intel team up against Google in IoT

Amazon and Intel are teaming up to spread Alexa, with stronger voice control skills as well as faster ways for third-parties to build devices with the assistant baked in. The news, announced at Amazon's AWS-focused re:Invent conference this week, sees Intel renew its efforts to get its silicon into places where, traditionally at least, you might expect to find ARM-based processors. However it's also a big deal to Amazon, which faces stronger competition from Google and others in the smart home.

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AMD aims to reignite processor war with Zen CPU preview in December

AMD aims to reignite processor war with Zen CPU preview in December

If you have been in the PC gaming or overclocking scene for long enough, you might recall a time many years ago when there was quite the war for performance dominance between Intel and AMD. There came a time where Intel dominated and AMD basically ceded the performance crown to Intel and focused on being less expensive than the Intel offerings. Rumors continue to insist that AMD is looking to stoke the fires of a performance war with Intel via the new AMD Zen processor. AMD plans to offer a preview of the Zen processor at 1 p.m. PST on December 13.

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Major layoffs signal Intel’s departure from wearables

Major layoffs signal Intel’s departure from wearables

Except for some of the biggest tech companies, the wearables market has been a tough one to find success in. It seem Intel is waking up to that fact, as new reports indicate the company is laying off almost all the staff from its wearable division. This also comes after the debacle surrounding Intel's own Basis Peak smartwatch, which was recalled earlier this year over concerns of overheating and burning users.

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Intel details major AI push: Nervana platform, Google alliance and more

Intel details major AI push: Nervana platform, Google alliance and more

Intel wants to see artificial intelligence technology grow, and it has announced a range of new efforts that will help achieve that growth. Says the company, it is ‘assembling the broadest set of technology options’ for boosting artificial intelligence abilities in all sorts of industries, including things like the auto industry (for self-driving cars), factories, and even fraud detection in the financial industry.

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MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

MSI Trident is a tiny VR ready gaming rig packing GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

MSI has rolled out a new VR ready gaming computer that it claims to be the world's smallest VR ready gaming PC called the MSI Trident. The Trident has a customized MSI GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card inside along with the latest Intel Core processors making or a powerful, but small gaming rig. To keep noise levels down, MSI also uses a special thermal management system called Silent Storm 2 cooling.

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Intel Shooting Star Drone is designed for light shows

Intel Shooting Star Drone is designed for light shows

Intel started with its new drone technology at the beginning of the year and by May it had put on its second Drone 100 light show in Palm Springs. Intel has ramped up its drone program and in October it unveiled the Falcon 8+ drone aimed at commercial applications. Today Intel has officially announced its next drone called the Intel Shooting Star Drone and it is made specifically for light shows.

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MacBook Pro price cut and hardware upgrade coming next year tips analyst

MacBook Pro price cut and hardware upgrade coming next year tips analyst

It's only been a few days since the new MacBook Pro notebooks were unveiled. If you want to know what we thought about the 13-inch MacBook Pro, check out our review of the notebook. It's hardly time for more upgrades, but analyst King-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities is already looking at what Apple has in store for next year's models. According to Kuo Apple will both upgrade hardware on the next version and cut prices.

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Acer’s Swift 7 notebook is thinner than yours

Acer’s Swift 7 notebook is thinner than yours

Those who are constantly on the lookout for the thinnest notebook money can buy might want to have a look at Acer's new Swift 7. Available from today, the Acer Swift 7 offers a thickness that clocks in at just 0.39-inches. It's so thin, in fact, that Acer is saying the Swift 7 is the "world's thinnest notebook."

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Intel Falcon 8+ drone system takes aim at commercial applications

Intel Falcon 8+ drone system takes aim at commercial applications

Intel has already dipped its toe in the consumer drone space through the Yuneec Typhoon H - which features an Intel RealSense Camera in some configurations - but today, the company announced plans to take on the commercial side of the drone industry. It'll do that with its new Intel Falcon 8+ drone system, which is getting its official unveiling today at the 2016 INTERGEO drone conference in Hamburg.

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Oakley Radar Pace uses Intel tech to coach athletes in real-time

Oakley Radar Pace uses Intel tech to coach athletes in real-time

Oakley is one of the biggest names in sunglasses and it has teamed up with Intel on a new project aimed specifically at athletes. The new sunglasses are called the Radar Pace and have an integrated real-time voice activated coaching system inside. The Pace glasses create dynamic and personalized training programs, track performance, coaches in real time and responds to spoken questions from the user.

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Android-x86 brings Marshmallow softness to Intel, AMD PCs

Android-x86 brings Marshmallow softness to Intel, AMD PCs

Ever wanted to use Android on your spare desktop or laptop, maybe even tablet, but didn’t really care for all the bells and whistles offered by Jide’s Remix OS for PC? If that’s the case, then this latest Android-x86 release might just be the right fit for you. Now at version 6.0-r1, this is the first stable release of Android-x86 based on Android Marshmallow. And while it may not have yet the multi-tasking features of 7.0 Nougat, it does pave the way for that brighter future for Android on PCs.

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Intel acquiring Movidius – may be their “in” for Android over Qualcomm

Intel acquiring Movidius – may be their “in” for Android over Qualcomm

This week begins with an acquisition of Movidius by Intel, the sort of acquisition that might go unnoticed by the average user. What's important about this acquisition is Movidius' work with drone obstacle avoidance sensors for DJI, heat sensor technology with FLIR, deep learning with a variety of companies - and, perhaps most importantly, the brains (the chip) that makes Google's Project Tango possible. Now Intel has announced that they're acquiring Movidius, and big things are happening behind the scenes.

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