Microsoft has reported a revenue of $23.3 billion in its Q4 2017 fiscal year for a complete enmesh funds of $21.2 billion this year so far. LinkedIn contributed $1.1 billion to revenue during Q4, $125, 000 enhanced than it did in Q3, the first quarter LinkedIn showed up in Microsoft"s reports. Gaming revenue went up by 3 percent as Xbox sales remained forceful post-E3. Q4 was another fixed quarter for cloud services, as it has historically been over the former year. Revenue in this sort was up by 15 percent year over year, driven by Azure"s beefing up of 97 percent. However, Microsoft Surface revenue dropped 2 percent, and the convention attributes it to "product lifecycle transitions.
Today Intel subsidiary Movidius is launching their Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a narration of which was showcased earlier this year at CES 2017. The Movidius NCS adds to Intel’ s beneath learning and AI system portfolio, building off of Movidius’ April 2016 originate of the Sound NCS and Intel’ s closest acquisition of Movidius itself in Sept 2016. As Intel states, the Movidius NCS is "the world’ s ahead self-contained AI accelerator in a USB format, " and is designed to spare host devices to means fathomless neural networks natively – or in other words, at the edge. In turn, this provides developers and researchers with a low force and low price mechanism to progress and optimize many offline AI applications.
With Game of Thrones entering its ending short seasons, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are away working on ideas beyond the star of Chill and Fire. HBO announced nowadays that the yoke hold gotten a series disposal for a stagecraft called Confederate. The series testament be fix in an alter America where the Southern states successfully seceded from the Union, slavery persists into the fashionable era, and the kingdom is on the brink of a third Civil War. According to HBO"s announcement, Benioff and Weiss compass been working on the thought for years, initially intending on developing it into a detail film. In a seam statement, though, they divulge HBO was the fitting abode to cut the concept.
Kontron and S&T Deutschland Holding on Monday announced that shareholders of both companies corner agreed to merge the two companies. Kontron, which is admitted for its servers, little form-factor PCs, and other specialized hardware, testament retain its brand, on the contrary will advance access to S&T’ s software and business agreement manufacturing capabilities. Meanwhile, S&T will broaden its hardware portfolio. Combined, sales of the two companies are expected to hit the $1 billion point in 2017. Kontron is one of the world’ s largest makers of industrial rackmount servers and embedded systems, bountiful of which are specialized and conclude not fall into traditional commodity categories.
This week Razer has make-believe a preliminary filing for IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company plans to stand $600 million for eventual growth, chiefly in Asia. In addition, the funding is supposed to develop the company’ s overall stride with investments in R&D as well as the brand. Razer's modern financial filings present Razer operated at a $20m income in 2012-2013, but ran a loss of ~$70m in 2015-2016 now of multiple acquisitions as well as a tripling in R&D activities with a inconsequential uptick in revenue. Razer started as a subsidiary of a pc peripheral maker Kä rna in 1998 and quickly became noted for its Boomslang mouse designed specifically for FPS gamers and launched in 1999.
With carry on week’ s proceeds of Minecraft: Apologue Funds – Season Two, Intel has released their Graphics Chauffeur 15.46 to contribute set off support, as chipper as bugfixes, reality updates, Machine Seeing and AI handle adding to support, and cooperate for Windows 10 Creator’ s Amend features. The driver is sole for Windows 10 64-bit, and applies to Intel HD, Iris, and Ftcur-delis Pro graphics on 6 th and 7 th interval processors (Skylake and Kaby Lake), Apollo Lake platforms, and Xeon E3-1200v5/E3-1500v5/E3-1200v6 product families. Other than Minecraft: Account Mode, many other games corner originate drivers or improvements included in 15.
In March, Wizards of the Seaside announced at PAX East that it would be bringing the traditional pen-and-paper role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons into the digital interval with a latest tool: D&D Beyond. Wizards of the Coast describes D&D Beyond as a "digital toolset" for players using the game"s 5th Edition rules. The gathering partnered with Curse, a Twitch-owned collection that builds other gaming-management tools, with the thing of forming it easier for players to guide their characters and games. The programme will begin on Aug 15th, and when it does, it"ll cover a searchable database of the game"s rules, plus a platform for building characters and monsters, for consideration track of the items they pick up during the game.
Although ASUS and Sapphire cryptocurrency mining cards were officially outed last week, other pieces of evidence have suggested other vendors were also producing cryptomining cards. Both the GPU manufacturers (AMD and NVIDIA) and their board partners have remained tight-lipped, with only ASUS announcing via press release about their cryptomining hardware endeavors. Since then, product pages for cards have emerged for Manli, Zotac, and Biostar. Manli, a PC Partner sub-brand focused on the Asia/China region, has listed product pages and datasheets for two cryptocurrency mining cards and one mining method containing countless cards: the P106-100 Mining Card (F336G), the P106-100 Mining Card (F347G), and GPU Mining System (M-P1061008-N).
Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones season 7, event 1 There are multifarious standout sequences in Game of Thrones " season 7 premiere, on the contrary one of the quietest takes district between Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, Thoros of Myr, and Beric Dondarrion, who rest for the after dark in a petty house where the former occupants are dead and long-shriveled in the corner. It seems strange that Beric assumes he knows the genders of the mummies in front of him, inclined that they"re basically gray, skeletal husks. And Game of Thrones isn"t enormous on empathy for the dead, so it"s surprising when he takes the extent to envision how they died.
Spoilers a head for Game of Thrones s eason 7, e pisode 1 Game of Thrones " season 7 premiere has last of all aired, and it picks up right where we left off, with a scene distinct fans compass been hoping for: Arya exacting revenge for the homicide of her mother, brother, and husband"s sister at the Crimson Wedding. The opening scene was identical parts shocking and satisfying. For a mo after the HBO logo flashed, the beginning scene was confusing: "Didn"t Walder Frey inspire his throat chop in season 6? Is this a haunting flashback to the second before his death?" Image: HBO Arya as Walder Frey holds a suspicious moment feast in the alike night.