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Federal, Hardware, Policy, Tech

ZTE lashes out at US ban, vows to protect company

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

ZTE has described a US sales ban on its products as “unacceptable” and pledges to take legal steps, if necessary, to protect the company’s interests as well as that of its stakeholders and customers. The Chinese vendor said in a […]


Hardware, Operations Security, Security, Tech

Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware

April 17, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Since the news of the Meltdown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy, Tech

U.S. companies banned from selling components to ZTE

April 16, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

This time last year, Chinese electronics giant ZTE pled guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and North Korea. This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a seven-year export restriction for the company, resulting in a ban on U.S. component […]


Hardware, Tech

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Stylus convenience, devoid of style

April 4, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

You’re probably familiar with Samsung smartphones, Samsung TVs, and maybe even Samsung home appliances, like futuristic refrigerators. People know Samsung for a lot of reasons, but their PC business generally isn’t one of them. While the South Korean tech giant […]


Hardware, Tech

How Apple’s Desire for Control Leads Away From Intel’s Chips

April 3, 2018

Via: Fortune

Intel stock wavered after the closing bell yesterday after a new report appeared claiming that Apple would use its own chips, rather than Intel’s, in future Mac computers. The effort, code-named Kalamata, “comes as part of a larger strategy to […]


Hardware, Tech

The red-hot AI hardware space gets even hotter with $56M for a startup called SambaNova Systems

March 15, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Another massive financing round for an AI chip company is coming in today, this time for SambaNova Systems — a startup founded by a pair of Stanford professors and a longtime chip company executive — to build out the next […]


Hardware, Tech

Chip maker AMD faces claims of new bugs

March 14, 2018

Via: FCW

Two months after the world learned of two massive bugs inherent in widely used computer processor chips, security researchers in Israel claim to have found another set of critical security vulnerabilities, this time affecting Advanced Micro Devices processor chips. On […]


Hardware, Tech

Why Apple Was Graded as the Most Reliable Computer Maker on the Market

March 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

If you’re looking for the most reliable computer on store shelves, one brand is better than the others, according to a new study. Apple has earned an A+ grade for reliability in the latest Rescuecom computer reliability report. According to […]


Hardware, Tech

Intel ships (hopefully stable) microcode for Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake

February 21, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Intel reports that it has developed a stable microcode update to address the Spectre flaw for its Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors in all their various variants. The microcode updates help address Spectre variant 2 attacks. Spectre variant […]


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 […]