Daily Video: Samsung Wants Nvidia GPU Sales Banned in U.S.

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-11-25 Print this article Print

Samsung wants Nvidia GPU sales banned in the U.S.; Intel applauds Obama immigration order; Microsoft Cortana takes on "bigger" Siri; and more tech news.

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Samsung is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the sale of Nvidia's graphics chips in the United States. This is the latest move in an increasingly bitter dispute that began earlier this year after licensing negotiations between the two companies broke down.

Previously, Nvidia had filed both a lawsuit in U.S. District Court and a complaint with the ITC, asking the agency to block shipments of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets that are powered by GPUs from Qualcomm, ARM or Imagination Technologies. Samsung filed its own patent infringement lawsuit against Nvidia earlier in November.

Intel is applauding President Obama's recent executive order on immigration, which was designed to ease the threat of deportation for more than 4 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

Immigration policy in the United States is an important issue in the tech industry, where companies hire foreign skilled workers to fill positions required to create the software, systems and devices that are driving the nation's technology industries.

Intel is calling for the president and Congress to work toward even more comprehensive immigration reform.

New advertisements poking fun at Apple's Siri once again pit the digital assistant against Microsoft's Cortana. In the new ads, Cortana congratulates Siri's move to a new, more spacious phone before barraging the virtual assistant with questions.

Cortana continuously asks if Siri has any new features, while Siri responds by explaining it doesn't; it has simply gotten bigger.

Despite the effort, Microsoft faces an uphill battle. Siri has been deployed in several generations of Apple's iPhone and is much more widely used than the Cortana voice-actuated personal assistant.

As part of their Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday promotions, Sprint is offering $200 off a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, while AT&T is heavily discounting five different smartwatches. The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 offer begins online on Thanksgiving Day, while AT&T's deal runs from Black Friday to Dec. 1.


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