Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S2 and Galaxy A8 4G+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and A8 4GSamsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and Galaxy A8 4G+ in Singapore.

Claimed to be the thinnest and lightest tablet of its size, the Galaxy Tab S2  features a SUPER AMOLED display that is optimised for reading and viewing any type of digital content. It will be available from  August 7 in black and in 32GB with microSD supporting up to 128GB. The gold version will be available later next month.

The Galaxy Tab S2 will retail at:

  • Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch) Wi-Fi: S$698
  • Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch) 4G+: S$798
  • Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0-inch) Wi-Fi: S$598
  • Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0-inch) 4G+: S$698

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Apple Watch makes its mark in Q2

Apple Watch rangeIt’s confirmed. Price does not matter when it comes to Apple products, or at least to Apple fans.

In its launch quarter, Apple Watch took the lion’s share of the wearable market with 4.2 million units shipped, according to Canalys. It breezed past Fitbit, Xiaomi and all the smart watch vendors, despite its significantly higher pricing.

However, early sales were hindered by two factors — Apple missing the end of year holiday season and supply constraints.

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NVIDIA to establish deep learning lab with China partners

NVIDIANVIDIA is teaming up with China high performance computing firm Sugon and the Institute of Computing Technology, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to jointly operate a deep learning laboratory.

The laboratory will promote deep learning by developing and optimising software and hardware, as well as implementing training in deep learning and parallel computing.

NVIDIA is a prime mover in the drive towards deep learning with its powerful GPUs.

 

India x86 server market edges up in Q1

IDCHP continued to lead the India x86 server market in Q1 2015 with 38 percent market share in terms of units, followed by Dell with 19 percent, according to IDC. Lenovo increased its share marginally due to large multi-million dollars deal in central government vertical.

White box players have also witnessed year on year growth as some of the organisations specially cloud providers are preferring them for reducing cost and greater control over their infrastructure.

Overalll, the x86 server market in India grew by 7.5 percent in terms of units and double-digit in revenue in Q1.

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Q2 PC shipment drops 9.5%

GartnerLenovo remained the top PC vendor amidst a 9.5 percent global PC shipment decline in Q2, according to Gartner. On the whole, Lenovo suffered along with the rest of the industry with a year-on-year shipment decline for the first time since Q2 2013.

HP also experienced a shipment decline after five consecutive quarters of PC shipment growth. It was impacted by tight inventory controls in the consumer market before the Windows 10 launch.

Worldwide PC shipment totalled 68.4 million units in Q2 with 2015 shipment expected to drop 4.4 percent.

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Logitech becomes Logi

LogiLogitech has shortened its brand to Logi as part of its transformation to produce more than just PC peripherals. The new name will be on selected products in existing categories with “a few surprises in new categories”.“We’ve been reinventing Logitech, creating products that strive to blend advanced technology and design to bring you amazing experiences. We’re putting design at the center of everything we do. Our approach to design goes beyond the classic definition. design to us is the combination of advanced technology, business strategy and consumer insights,” said Bracken Darrell, President and CEO and Logitech.

“Logitech has undergone huge changes, so we’ve created an identity that is an expression of who we are today and who we will be moving forward,” said Alastair Curtis. Chief Designer of Logitech.

NVIDIA software update doubles performance for deep learning training

NVIDIANVIDIA has updated its GPU-accelerated deep learning software that will double deep learning training performance.

With the new software, data scientists and researchers can supercharge their deep learning projects and product development work by creating more accurate neural networks through faster model training and more sophisticated model design.

The NVIDIA DIGITS Deep Learning CPU Training System version 2 (DIGITS 2) and NVIDIA CUDA Deep Neural Network library version 3 (cuDNN 3) provide significant performance enhancements and new capabilities.

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