CES 2018 Liveblog Day 1: The Giant Gadget Show Kicks Off Today

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Intel Launches 8th Gen Core Series CPUs With Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics

Intel Launches 8th Gen Core Series CPUs With Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
Published on January 08, 2018 at 11:40PM
MojoKid writes: At CES 2018, Intel unveiled more details of its 8th generation Intel Core processors with integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Like cats and dogs living together, the mashup of an Intel processor with an AMD GPU is made possible by an Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB), which provides a high-speed data interconnect between the processor, GPU and 4GB of second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM2). Intel is delivering 8th generation H-Series Core processors in 65W TDP (laptops) and 100W TDP (desktops) SKUs that will take up 50 percent less PCB real estate, versus traditional discrete configs. Both the mobile and desktop variants of the processors will be available in Core i5 or Core i7 configurations, with 4 cores and 8 threads, up to 8MB of cache and 4GB of HBM2. The 65W mobile processors read more

Senate Will Force Vote On Overturning Net Neutrality Repeal

Senate Will Force Vote On Overturning Net Neutrality Repeal
Published on January 08, 2018 at 11:00PM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) announced that she’s signed onto Markey’s request to overturn the new rules, under the Congressional Review Act — which lets Congress nullify recently passed regulations with a simple majority. Markey announced his intention to file a resolution of disapproval in December, just after the FCC voted on new rules that killed net neutrality protections from 2015. These new rules were officially published last week, and with 30 sponsors, Markey can make the Senate vote on whether to consider overturning them. If this happens, it would lead to a debate and final vote. That’s not remotely the end of the process: read more

GoPro Quits the Drone Business

GoPro Quits the Drone Business
Published on January 08, 2018 at 10:20PM
GoPro has announced that it’s exiting the drone business, citing the challenges of turning a profit in an “extremely competitive” market. From a report: The company revealed the news during its earnings report today, saying that its Karma drone would be the last it would make. The company is also laying off hundreds of staff and reducing the pay of CEO Nicholas Woodman to $1 as it struggles to manage its rocky financials. The $799 Karma drone was first unveiled in late 2016, but proved to be an unfinished and expensive product.

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GoPro Quits the Drone Business

GoPro Quits the Drone Business
Published on January 08, 2018 at 10:20PM
GoPro has announced that it’s exiting the drone business, citing the challenges of turning a profit in an “extremely competitive” market. From a report: The company revealed the news during its earnings report today, saying that its Karma drone would be the last it would make. The company is also laying off hundreds of staff and reducing the pay of CEO Nicholas Woodman to $1 as it struggles to manage its rocky financials. The $799 Karma drone was first unveiled in late 2016, but proved to be an unfinished and expensive product.

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Senate will force vote on overturning net neutrality repeal – “Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.” via /r/technology


Senate will force vote on overturning net neutrality repeal – “Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.”
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Senate will force vote on overturning net neutrality repeal – “Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.” via /r/technology


Senate will force vote on overturning net neutrality repeal – “Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.”
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HTC Vive and Vive Pro go wireless with this new adapter

HTC has unveiled a new Wireless Adapter for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset as well as the just-announced HTC Vive Pro. The adapter and the new, upgraded VR headset were both revealed at a press event at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

HTC says the adapter will be the first to market in offering a truly wireless VR headset solution for both of its headsets. 

The adapter, which looks like a square disk with two prongs sticking out of the top, is built with Intel’s WiGig technology. Intel killed off some of its WiGig products late last year, shifting its focus to enabling wireless VR. This appears to be the first fruit of those efforts. 

WiGig is essentially a short-range 802.11d connectivity standard, which operates over the 60GHz frequency. It allows for wireless docking and high-speed connections, though at a fairly close range. This would suggest that while the HTC Vive and Vive Pro are free from wires, you can’t go wondering anywhere with them and still expect the connection read more

Senate will force vote on overturning net neutrality repeal – “Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.” via /r/technology


Senate will force vote on overturning net neutrality repeal – “Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has mustered the 30 votes necessary to force a vote on the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality.”
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Watch Samsung’s CES press conference live right here

Samsung is always betting big on CES, and this year should be no exception. Today at 2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern, 10 PM in London, the company will unveil its new lineup of consumer electronics devices. You should expect a wide range of new products, from smart watches to washing machines.

We’ll have a team on the ground, so you should also check out our live blog for our first-hand impressions of the announcements. Let’s see if Samsung is going to announce exciting stuff.
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