Daily News – 8th of January 2019
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Intel and Facebook will launch a new AI chip in the second half of this year

Intel and Facebook are working together on a chip that should make it cheaper for big companies to use artificial intelligence. Intel revealed the new AI chip, as well as the collaboration with Facebook, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The device promises to run pre-trained machine learning algorithms more efficiently, meaning less hardware and less energy will be required for AI processes.
You can read more here. 

Samsung Bixby will offer support for Google apps

The list of Google apps that Bixby will be able to control will include Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and Google Play. Samsung also announced that Bixby will be added into the company’s 2019 QLED and premium TVs.
More info are available here. 

New products

Royole FlexPai

The Royole FlexPai flexible, foldable smartphone has been officially launched at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. When folded out in tablet mode, the screen has 7.8 inches with QHD resolution. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 proceesor, 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
More info here. 

Honor 10 Lite

The phone has a 6.2-inch FHD+ display, Kirin 710 processor and GPU Turbo 2.0. It comes with 4GB or 6GB RAM variants and 64GB of storage. The main camera is dual with 13MP+2MP sensors.
More info here. 

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Firefox Reality will be the default browser on HTC Vive VR headsets

Mozilla unveiled the Firefox Reality VR browser last April, describing it as an easier way for manufacturers to integrate and adapt a browser into their headsets. At its launch in September, Firefox Reality was available for Oculus Go and Daydream headsets.
You can read more here. 

Toyota’s safety technology will be available “in the 2020s”

Toyota’s semi-autonomous system, called Guardian, combines and coordinates the skills of the human driver and the vehicle they’re driving. The company believes its system will be so good that they will offer it to the entire automotive industry.
More info can be found here. 

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