Microsoft and Xiaomi are partnering to make AI-powered speakers, smartphones, and more

Microsoft and Xiaomi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work closely in cloud computing, AI, and hardware. It has so far been uncommon for a US company to partner with a Chinese company on artificial intelligence, but it definitely makes sense as both countries are the biggest markets for those products and services.

Microsoft is planning to allow Xiaomi to use its cloud computing products, including Azure, to develop upgraded phones, laptops, and smart devices to bring them to an international market. At the same time, the partnership will also give Microsoft more reach and access to the Chinese market.

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The two are also in discussions about possibly integrating Microsoft Cortana with the Mi…

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Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware

In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, the $ 45 Mi AI — though it probably won't find its way to American shores, given how had a time it's had penetrating the US and E…
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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with Snapdragon 845, Stereo speakers surface in more press shots

We are inching closer to the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. We already saw most of the details about the upcoming flagships, however, today we have almost all the details, specifications and even the rendered images leaked ahead of the MWC 2018 announcement. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 845, run on Android 8.0 Oreo. Looks wise, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ look almost identical to the S8 duo from last year except for the rear fingerprint sensor placement. The S9 duo will retain the Infinity-display with narrow bezels on all corners. The Galaxy S9+ will have the dual-rear camera arrangement with 12MP rear camera, variable aperture of f/ 1.5 and f/ 2.4 for the primary camera, 12MP secondary rear camera with f/2.4 aperture, and an 8MP front camera with f/ 1.7 aperture. On the other hand, the S9 will just have a single rear camera with a 12MP sensor with  f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture and can record videos at 960 fps. [HTML1] [HTML2] As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S9 sports a 5.8-inches Quad HD+(1440 x 2960 resolution) on the other hand, the S9+ packs a 6.2 inches with the similar resolution. Outside of the USA, the S9 and …
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More Samsung Galaxy S9 renders leak, confirming design, stereo speakers, and camera apertures

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As with most high-profile upcoming smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has seen its fair share of leaks as we approach its official unveiling at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. In recent weeks, we’ve learned that the Galaxy S9 and its bigger brother the S9+ will have iterative designs, be available in lilac and coral blue, come with 3D Emojis similar to the iPhone X, and we’ve already seen that the marketing around them will be focused on the camera(s).

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