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Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is working on a video chat device with wide angle lens and large touchscreen, which could be announced at F8, and a standalone smart speaker   —  Product would make it seem like people are in the same room  —  Device aligns with Zuckerberg goal of bringing users closer
Aug 1, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook plans to unveil a $200 standalone wireless Oculus VR headset for 2018, which will be more compact than the Rift and lighter than Gear VR   —  The new device will work without being tethered to phone or PC  —  Company bets gadget will popularize VR as Apple did smartphone
Jul 13, 2017, 10:05 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is testing using facial recognition powered by a new 3D sensor to unlock OLED iPhone and make payments; source: eye scanning also being tested   —  Company said to plan 3-D sensor for logins, approving payments  —  Technology being tested as replacement for fingerprint scanner
Jul 3, 2017, 3:42 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Airbnb plans to launch new service for luxury vacation rentals at mansions and penthouses, will start testing in some markets at the end of the year   —  ‘Airbnb Lux’ is aimed at wealthy travelers and fatter margins  —  Company previously started testing hotel-like ‘Select’ tier
Jun 29, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Siri-controlled speaker enters production, will feature virtual surround sound and have no screen, could debut at WWDC and ship later this year   —  Device enters overseas production ahead of annual conference  —  Company seeks differentiation with surround sound, Apple Music
May 31, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices   —  Move would follow similar announcements from Qualcomm, Google  —  Offloading tasks to dedicated chip may improve iPhone battery  —  Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software …
May 26, 2017, 4:07 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will update its laptop lineup at WWDC, planning MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake and faster chips for MacBook and MacBook Air   —  Refreshed MacBooks could win back disappointed loyalists  —  Announcement expected at developers conference in June  —  Apple Inc. plans to announce …
May 16, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Google will announce its voice-based AI Assistant is coming to iPhones and that it's integrating Assistant into GE home appliances at Google I/O   —  The Alphabet unit plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware at this week's I/O conference
May 16, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Google partners with Audi and Volvo to put Android in cars to host Maps, Spotify, Google Assistant, and control temperature, seat positioning, without a phone   —  The search giant is partnering with Audi and Volvo to ship car systems running the Android operating system.
May 15, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Hands-on: Microsoft targets backpacks with its 2.76 lbs Surface Laptop, lighter than MacBook Air; keyboard impresses with suede-like durable Alcantara covering   —  Microsoft has already cracked the professional and creative markets with inventive tablets and a desktop that turns into a virtual drafting table.
May 2, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context

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IBM:
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