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5/26/2017

Hilco Streambank is seeking to auction off Hhgregg's intellectual assets, including company websites and trademarks and the company's customer database. The chain is expected to close its remaining 144 stores after Memorial Day weekend, and the intellectual property sale is pending court approval.

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TWICE
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HHGregg
5/26/2017

Around 96% of households own a television, making it the top technology device in the US, per Consumer Technology Association research. Three of every five technology products have screens -- including TVs, laptops and smartphones -- and these numbers are only expected to grow, as 20% of consumers will buy a TV or laptop this year, while 33% plan to buy at least one smartphone, says CTA's Steve Koenig.

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Multichannel News
5/26/2017

T-Mobile has created a new app called Digits; it allows users to connect their phone numbers to other internet devices, such as laptops, tablets and work phones. The new option will be rolled out for free to all T-Mobile numbers on Wednesday.

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Bloomberg
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T-Mobile
5/26/2017

Experts estimate that a quantum computer capable of breaking through cryptography being used today will be available by 2026, and we need to begin preparing with quantum-safe cybersecurity solutions, writes Scott Totzke. We need to seek out solutions before everyday tasks such as sending emails, checking bank accounts and driving connected vehicles become vulnerable, Totzke writes.

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Network World
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bank accounts
5/26/2017

Belkin, the designer of the WeMo line of smart plugs and light switches, will implement HomeKit support so users can control their devices via Siri.

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Engadget
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Belkin, Siri
5/26/2017

University of Michigan researchers have found that the streamlined process of "accelerated evaluation" of driverless vehicles could save time and costs and speed up testing time for the technology. Mcity researchers split real-life driving scenarios into parts that can be tested over and over again, allowing for 1,000 miles of testing to equal 300,000 to 100 million miles of actual driving.

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University of Michigan
5/26/2017

HTC has developed a virtual-reality headset specifically for use with the HTC U11 smartphone. Pricing has not yet been revealed for the headset, which supports USB-C connectivity.

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Ubergizmo
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HTC, Virtual reality
5/26/2017

DRAMeXchange estimates Intel controlled 40% of the corporate solid-state drive market during the first quarter, compared with 25% for Samsung Electronics, which took first place in SSD sales for private use.

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Intel, Samsung Electronics
5/26/2017

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. reports it is testing chips with 7-nanometer features for a dozen customers, and it plans to put the 7nm ICs into volume production during the first six months of next year. Co-CEO C.C. Wei said Thursday that the foundry will produce a 5nm chip during the second quarter of 2019.

5/26/2017

Toshiba's leading creditors were informed that the company is reluctant to sell its memory chip business to Western Digital, preferring a US-Japanese bidding consortium to be the buyer of Toshiba Memory, sources say. Toshiba told the Japanese banks that have lent money to the company that all parties in the Toshiba Memory auction have bid at least $17.9 billion for the chip unit.

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The Japan Times
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Toshiba, Western Digital