Microsoft to upgrade its xCloud servers to Xbox Series X hardware in 2021

The Verge

The service will initially be powered by Xbox One S consoles in server blades in Microsoft’s datacenters, but the software giant is planning to upgrade this hardware next year. Microsoft is getting ready to launch its xCloud game streaming service later this year as part of Xbox Game Pass.

Back to School 2020: Pause big tech purchases, plan for a happier 2021

Venture Beast

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Lululemon is buying exercise hardware startup Mirror for half a billion dollars

The Verge

Lululemon, the company behind trendy fitness apparel, is getting into the hardware business with Mirror. The Times says Mirror expects to bring in over $100 million in revenue this year and to break even or be profitable in 2021. Mirror.

Ford’s hands-free driving feature won’t be available until late 2021

The Verge

Today, the company is opening up about how exactly that technology will work, but it’s also saying that the feature won’t be available until the second half of 2021. Images: Ford.

Apple WWDC 2020: iOS 14, ARM Macs, hardware rumors, and what else to expect

The Verge

The company is still expected to unveil the first look at the future of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — the various suites of software that power all of Apple’s hardware.

Donald Trump extends Huawei ban through May 2021

The Verge

President Donald Trump has extended his executive order banning US companies from working with or buying telecommunications equipment from companies deemed a national security risk until May 2021, via Reuters. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Why Amazon’s hardware makes more sense than Google’s

The Verge

A tale of two hardware divisions. Hardware boss Rick Osterloh reportedly held a meeting where he tells everybody “he did not agree with some of the decisions made about the phone” — are these decisions not things he himself is in charge of ? We know what Amazon hardware is for.

Gartner Top 10 Trends in Data and Analytics for 2020


Significant investments made in new chip architectures such as neuromorphic hardware that can be deployed on edge devices are accelerating AI and ML computations and workloads and reducing reliance on centralized systems that require high bandwidths.

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Apple will announce move to ARM-based Macs later this month, says report

The Verge

Rumors of Apple switching to using its own ARM-based processors in its Macs have been around for years, but a recent report from Bloomberg claimed that the shift was imminent, and that the first Mac powered by an ARM-based processor would arrive in 2021.

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Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2019


It’s no longer about hardware or software — it’s about delivering services that accomplish business needs. The critical time frame for this trend is between 2021 and 2023. The critical time frame for this trend is 2019 to 2021.

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First ARM Macs will be MacBook Pros and an all-new iMac: report

The Verge

The first ARM Mac is likely to be a 13-inch MacBook Pro in Q4 2020 or Q1 2021, Kuo says; the form factor is believed to be similar to the current model. As such, it’s likely that actual ARM-based consumer Mac hardware won’t be shown off at WWDC 2020. Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge.

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Fortnite will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch

The Verge

It’s no surprise Fortnite , which has more than 350 million registered players and is one of the biggest and most lucrative games on the planet, is coming to next-gen hardware. Fortnite’ will migrate to Epic’s new Unreal Engine 5 in 2021. Image: Epic Games.

Mercedes-Benz embraces the touchscreen in the new version of MBUX

The Verge

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the second generation of its MBUX infotainment system that will debut in the 2021 S-Class, which features a new touchscreen-forward user interface that requires fewer buttons. That will change starting with the 2021 S-Class. Images: Mercedes-Benz.

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Watch the 24 biggest trailers from the PS5 event

The Verge

The wait for details on next-gen games has been long, but the good news is that there seems to be plenty in the pipeline coming this holiday when the PS5 launches, and shortly thereafter in 2021. Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PS5 in 2021. It’s coming in 2021.

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Bright Computing Partners with Alineos


Alineos strives to provide the best software and hardware solutions to its clients, which often leads to multiple vendor technologies co-existing in the same infrastructure. Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market (2015 - 2021): Report Maps the Qualitative Impact of Various Market Factors on Market Segments and Geographies ( Katie Kennedy. Bright Computing has announced their partnership with France-based high performance computing (HPC) specialist, Alineos.

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The Sims 5: News, Rumors and Release Date


It may be a demanding title but if the Nintendo Switch Pro gets launched in 2021, it could be the right time for the new game to be available on multiple platforms at the same time. Almost every gaming machine, be it consoles or smartphones deliver raw hardware power.

Epic Games announces Unreal Engine 5 with stunning PlayStation 5 demo

The Verge

Epic says the demo shows off what next-generation game consoles will truly be capable of once developers have full access to creative tools like UE5 and the capability to squeeze the maximum out of new hardware and software baked into Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X.

Ford’s new F-150 revealed with hands-free driving and hybrid options

The Verge

Ford has revealed the 2021 model of the F-150, and many buyers will find the newest version of the automaker’s super popular pickup truck stuffed with technology when it gets released later this year. Images: Ford.

Oculus discontinues its low-end Go headset to focus on Oculus Quest

The Verge

The company will maintain Oculus Go firmware through 2022 and accept new apps through December 2020, but it will stop selling Go hardware after the current stock runs out. Now, with Go developers getting nudged toward the Quest, it’s apparently developing an alternative option for early 2021.

Sony’s first AI image sensor will make cameras everywhere smarter

The Verge

The new IMX500 sensor incorporates both processing power and memory, allowing it to perform machine learning-powered computer vision tasks without extra hardware. The IMX500 is destined for commercial clients, not consumer hardware.

What’s left of Magic Leap?

The Verge

The company had raised over $2 billion by promising incredible hardware that would open up a new artistic medium — the first plausible avatar for the long-held dream of mixed reality. Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz, who stepped down as CEO in May. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images.

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South Asia’s Biggest Tech Event - “Digital World 2015”

Cloud Musings

Digital World 2015 will: Showcase achievements of Bangladesh in ICT Provide a platform for free-flow of ICT related ideas where global ICT think tanks share their thoughts resulting in enriching Bangladesh''s Knowledge and guiding toward achieving Vision 2021.

Fading Light: the story of Magic Leap’s lost mixed reality magnum opus

The Verge

The company had a wealth of ideas about how ordinary people might use its hardware, which overlays virtual images on reality. Abovitz originally founded the company not as a hardware startup, but as a home for a sweeping transmedia fantasy epic. Illustration by William Joel / The Verge.

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Technology Short Take 117

Scott Lowe

Servers/Hardware. spec , expected in to land in 2021. Welcome to Technology Short Take #117! Here’s my latest gathering of links and articles from the around the World Wide Web (an “old school” reference for you right there). I’ve got a little bit of something for most everyone, except for the storage nerds (I’m leaving that to my friend J Metz this time around). Here’s hoping you find something useful! Networking.

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Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Apple also receives a percentage from iTunes music downloads, and has capitalized on what I would call “hardware BSO” by being first to market with products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Five features to hope for at WWDC

The Verge

Microsoft to upgrade its xCloud servers to Xbox Series X hardware in 2021. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. On Monday, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference in the strangest and most contentious climate it has faced in many years.

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