Twitter will have sorted out who will own it by October 27
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Lightning negotiations

Social notworking site Twitter has told potential acquirers it wants to have finished sales negotiations by the time it reports third-quarter earnings on 27 October.

Samsung buys Viv
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From Siri's creator

Samsung has written a cheque for an AI outfit called Viv which was founded by one of Siri's co-creators.

Sony Xperia XZ now available in US
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Unlocked at Amazon and Best Buy for $699

Sony’s flagship smartphone this year, the Xperia XZ, first became available in Taiwan last week and is now available in the US after it sold out of pre-orders overseas in about 45 minutes.

MediaTek pals up with Amazon Echo Dot
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Available October 20th

According to a recent Chinese language report, Amazon is expected to begin buying chips from MediaTek for the production of its second-generation smart home device, the Echo Dot.

Google's Pixel smartphones get scrutinized
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Flagship price but no performance to match

Back when it appeared that Google was finally going head to head with flagship offerings from other companies, including Samsung's Galaxy smartphone or even Apple's iPhone it seems the firm has a long way to go.

ADATA announces XPG SX8000 M.2 gaming SSD
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In 2280 form-factor with PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 NVMe interface

ADATA has announced its  XPG series SX8000 SSD, which will be based on the Silicon Motion controller, 3D MLC NAND and use the standard 2280 M.2 form-factor with PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe interface.

USB Type-C to hit the ground running next year
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This year is just the beginning

A report said that 60 million smartphones with USB Type-C ports will ship this year. But adoption will really take off from next year on.

MediaTek to launch 2.5 GHz Helio P25
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Faster version of 16nm Helio P20

Just as it did with Helio X20, Mediatek is about to release a faster than the base original of the P20 called the P25. 

MediaTek's 10nm is a change of strategy
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Catching up in the high end

MediaTek has changed its strategy for the high end market to make more competitive chips. The company plans to launch its first USA products this year as it has the Cat 6. capable modems but with 10nm announcement it wants to get closer to the big names in phone SoCs including Qualcomm, Samsung and Apple. 

Nvidia shows Nissan in VR
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Changing car design

Nvidia showed us an awesome demo of a completely rendered Nissan car with 100s of thousand parts in VR that meant we could see inside the car. It was possible to see millions of details inside the car, even before it is manufactured.  This could well change the way cars are designed in the future.