Father’s Day 2018: The best tech gifts Dad will actually use

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Brazilian PC market continues to grow

The PC market in Brazil continues to grow as a result of price reduction strategies adopted by manufacturers and retailers to respond to a sales slowdown last year, according to recent research. Companies have been adjusting prices to match buyer behavior in the recession since the end of last year, says analyst firm IDC. This strategy appears to be bearing… Read more →

SEC director says Ethereum does not fall under securities regulation

File Photo A US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official has said that Ethereum (ETH) does not fall under securities law. On Thursday, William Hinman, SEC Director of Corporation Finance, said in prepared remarks that “the Ethereum network and its decentralized structure, current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions.” As the news broke, the price of ETH… Read more →

Out of stealth: New company brings Street View to the construction industry

Just out of stealth, a new company called OpenSpace is offering what it calls an artificial intelligence “time machine” for the construction industry. OpenSpace is an AI framework that uses hardhat mounted cameras to record what’s happening on a job site over time. As construction workers navigate the site, cameras capture images and OpenSpace software automatically stitches it together, creating… Read more →

Broadcom axed 1100 employees following Brocade merger

Broadcom says that roughly 1,100 employees have been let go due to restructuring efforts following the acquisition of Brocade. According to a SEC regulatory filing, the chip giant enforced the layoffs in the first fiscal quarter of 2018. Broadcom says that restructuring and “cost reduction activities” made the termination of 1,100 members of staff necessary. The layoffs took place across… Read more →

AT&T wraps up $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

AT&T has announced the closure of an $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner. On Thursday, the wireless tech giant said the takeover is now complete and will give customers a “differentiated, high-quality, mobile-first entertainment experience.” The announcement was made only a few days after US District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that the acquisition may proceed, with no special… Read more →

Adobe reports strong Q2 results

Adobe delivered solid second quarter financial results on Thursday, once again beating corporate revenue records. The software giant reported fiscal first quarter earnings of $663 million, or $1.33 a share. Non-GAAP earnings in the quarter were $1.66 a share on revenue of $2.20 billion, up 24 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of $1.54 a share on revenue… Read more →

Wolfram Research goes for Software 2.0, releases neural net repository

Video: With AI everywhere, experts advocate the need to educate users Wolfram Research is somewhat of a legend. Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research has been into things such as reasoning, question answering, and an array of advanced services that go under the AI moniker these days long before it was as cool and mainstream as it is… Read more →

Etsy is raising seller fees to spend more on marketing, customer support

Etsy broke the news to sellers on Thursday that it plans to increase the per-sale transaction fee from 3.5 percent to 5 percent. The fee hike is the first-ever by Etsy and will take effect July 16. The Brooklyn-based crafts vendor said the new fee structure will allow Etsy to invest in marketing strategies that attract more buyers, improve customer… Read more →