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Federal, Hardware, Policy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Signs Big Supercomputer Deal with Defense Department

February 15, 2018

Via: Fortune

The Defense Department is paying $57 million to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for supercomputers that it plans to use for tasks like designing helicopters and weather forecasting. The Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Department’s Supercomputing Resource Center at the Wright-Patterson […]


Big Data, Hardware, Tech

12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

February 12, 2018

Via: CIO

In 2018, disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and computer vision are maturing, going from game-changing ideas to foundational tools for business. This year, we’ll see these and other technologies drive how business gets done and what new […]


Hardware, Tech

Google has finally started renting its new A.I. chips to outside developers

February 12, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

Google has finally started allowing other companies to rent its artificial intelligence-tailored chips in the cloud. The company announced in a blog post on Monday that tensor processing units are available in “limited quantities” for a select set of customers […]


Hardware, Tech

HP embraces Thunderbolt 3 as it brings premium features to mainstream systems

February 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

After spending some years improving the quality and design of its premium systems, HP is turning its attention to its mainstream, corporate laptops. The new range of 800-series EliteBooks, ZBook workstations, monitors, and docks brings many features of the premium […]


Hardware, Tech

Windows 10 vs Chrome OS: Acer reveals new $350 Chromebook Spin 11 convertible

January 23, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Acer has announced three new Chromebook devices headlined by the Chromebook Spin 11 convertible, which features a 360-degree hinge for use as a tablet or laptop, two USB Type C ports, and improved battery life. The company has also brought […]


Hardware, Tech

Marvell Technology to buy chipmaker Cavium for about $6 billion

November 20, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

In another consolidation move in the semiconductor industry, chipmaker Marvell Technology announced it will acquire competitor Cavium Inc. for approximately $6 billion. It’s estimated that the combined company will generate about $3.4 billion in annual revenue. Bermuda-based Marvell makes semiconductors […]


Hardware, Software, Tech

What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

November 13, 2017

Via: CIO

More CIOs are turning to an emerging technology practice called robotic process automation (RPA) to streamline enterprise operations and reduce costs. With RPA, businesses can automate mundane rules-based business processes, enabling business users to devote more time to higher-value tasks. […]


Hardware, Tech

Is the U.S. ready for a quantum leap in computing?

October 18, 2017

Via: FCW

While widespread use of quantum computing is likely still years away, experts stress that government should ramp up preparations now for a future that could disrupt the underpinnings of conventional encryption. Although its application is still “speculative” in some ways, […]


Hardware, Tech

Surface Book 2: More cores, more GPU, and more screen

October 17, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Just over two years ago, Microsoft unveiled its Surface Book hybrid laptop: a tablet with a detachable hinged keyboard base. It was a compelling concept, with Microsoft pulling off some clever tricks. The base contained a battery, boosting the life […]


Hardware, Tech

Qualcomm Wants to Make a Deal With the EU Over NXP

October 10, 2017

Via: Fortune

U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm has offered to buy NXP Semiconductors without some of its patents in a bid to win EU antitrust regulatory approval for the $38 billion deal, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The NXP […]