Samsung may include AMD’s Radeon rDNA graphics as soon as 2021

We recently learned that AMD was licensing its Radeon RDNA technology to Samsung, and now we know this graphics technology will make its way into smartphones in about two years. 

During Samsung’s most recent quarterly earnings call, a representative said Samsung would use the AMD IP within about two years, while AMD confirmed in a call that it has attributed $100 million in revenue from its partnership with Samsung, Tom’s Hardware reports.

An unidentified representative from Samsung said of the RDNA technology, “we expect that the GPU technology will start being adopted in products that will be launched two years down the road roughly,” Seeking Alpha notes in its translation of the earnings call.

This has some implications for the Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) that Samsung develops for its mobile devices. These have appeared in many smartphones and tablets under the Exynos branding. Some regions don’t see these SoCs as often, though, as Samsung’s flagships [...]  read more

Google is shutting down its Trips app

Google is shutting down its Trips app for mobile phones, but incorporating many of the functionality from the service into its Maps app and Search features, according to a statement from the company.

Support for the Trips app ends today, but information like notes and saved places will be available in Search as long as a users signs into their Google account.

To find attractions, events, and popular places in a geography, users can search for “my trips” or go to the new-and-improved Travel page in Google.

Google announced changes to their Travel site in September 2018, which included many of the features that had been broken out into the Trips app. So now the focus will be on driving users back to Travel and to include more of the functionality in Google’s dominant mapping and navigation app.

Soon users will be able to add and edit notes from Google Trips in the Travel section on a browser and find saved attractions, flights and hotels for upcoming and past trips.

In Maps, searching [...]  read more

How to go wild in the French Riviera

Marking its 40th anniversary this year, Mercantour is one of France's 10 … Your trip should include some of the park's “perched villages,” ancient …
social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #travel #tours

Not your typical startup: How being a cooperative drives our business and product developmentInnovation

Pola Henderson is a communications specialist and Digicoop’s Content & Community Manager. Maxime Bouroumeau-Fuseau is a developer, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Digicoop.


p id=”speakable-summary”>Our French startup Digicoop is a remote-first worker cooperative. We started the company in 2015, based on our shared values and passion for technology. The goal was simple: make good products that will have a positive impact on companies. The road to funding, not so simple.

Due to our unique business model, which focuses on building a sustainable company, we had to forego venture capital and convince lots of players to take a chance. The effort paid off. Here’s a look at why we chose to be a co-op, how we got the funding and how it drives our product development.

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Raison d’être

Unlike many startups, Digicoop wasn’t founded because of a particular product. Our story is a bit different. In 2015, a few friends and former colleagues came together to work on projects they were passionate about. Initially we didn’t know what those would be, but we quickly figured out the theme: collaborative work tools for teams. 

Making that our focus was no coincidence. [...]  read more

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend

Greetings and salutations, and welcome to today’s edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s pop culture news roundup. What’s topping the (news) charts this day? For starters, the latest Fast & Furious flick Hobbs & Shaw made bank at the box office. Also, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to Universal, and Batwoman is the future. Let’s get started.

Hobb’s & Shaw Muscles Its Way to $60 million Opening Weekend

Take that, Tarantino. Last weekend, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw made $60.8 million, topping the domestic box office and adding to its $180 million global take. The movie, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to amass even more as the summer progresses and the power of the Rock’s arms becomes even more undeniable to audiences.

Lord and Miller Are Taking Their Wares to Universal

The dynamic duo behind The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VersePhil [...]  read more

Back to school: All the gear you need to watch TV from your dorm room

If you’re willing to spend a little more, you can get a lot better quality with Vizio’s latest TVs. These 2019 models include support for both Google’s Chromecast streaming and Apple AirPlay for maximum cross-compatibility. Just like the TCL 5 Series you’ll find support for HDR with Dolby Vision, but these also include local LED dimming that gives even more precise backlighting and contrast.

If there’s some graduation money burning a hole in your pocket, go big with the P Series Quantum model and grab a 65-inch for $1,349. Or, save something for your summer abroad and select a 55-inch M-Series Quantum for $649 — if you can live with half the number of local dimming zones.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget

India’s Indifi raises $20.4M to expand its online lending platform

Indifi, a Gurgaon-based startup that offers loans to small and medium-sized businesses and also operates an online lending marketplace, has raised 1,450 million Indian rupees ($20.4 million) in a new financing round to expand its business in India.

The Series C round for the four-year-old startup was led by CDC Group, a UK-government-owned VC fund. Existing investors Accel, Elevar Equity, Omidyar Networks, and Flourish Ventures also participated in the round, the startup announced on Tuesday (Indian Standard Time).

Indifi, which has raised about $34 million in venture capital to date, has also used debt to grow and finance loans on its platform. Currently, it’s in about $21 million in debt, Alok Mittal, cofounder and managing director of Indifi, told TechCrunch in an interview.

Indifi itself offers loans as well as serves as a marketplace for banks and non-banking financial companies to participate in funding loans to small and medium-sized enterprises, said Mittal. Both the businesses [...]  read more

8chan dropped by Cloudflare following US shootings

Web services company Cloudflare has announced that it will no longer provide security protection to the imageboard site 8chan following last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Without the company to protect it, the controversial site will be vulnerable to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have the potential to permanently disable it unless 8chan is able to find another security service.

Cloudflare has cited free speech issues as the reason it has not pulled its services from extremist websites though the company did end support for the white extremist site the Daily Stormer in the past.

The attack in El Paso, which left 20 people dead and 24 injured, has been described as “one of the deadliest days in Texas history” by Texas Governor Greg Abbot. It was the third shooting this year and has been linked to white nationalist ideology which 8chan reportedly allowed to spread on its site.


8chan is at the center of the discussion regarding the attack in El Paso [...]  read more