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Hardware, Tech

The AI revolution has spawned a new chips arms race

July 9, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

For years, the semiconductor world seemed to have settled into a quiet balance: Intel vanquished virtually all of the RISC processors in the server world, save IBM’s POWER line. Elsewhere AMD had self-destructed, making it pretty much an x86 world. […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy, Tech

A dozen Google employees quit over military drone project

May 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Despite protests from employees, Google is still charging ahead with a Department of Defense collaboration to produce machine-learning software for drones. Google hasn’t listened to a contingent of its employees that is unhappy with Google’s involvement in the military-industrial complex, […]


Hardware, Software, Tech

Google goes all-in on artificial intelligence, renames research division Google AI

May 8, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

With Google’s I/O developer conference kicking off later today, Google is setting the scene for what it expects to be one of the big themes of the event: artificial intelligence. Today, the company rebranded the whole of its Google Research […]


Hardware, Software, Tech

White House will host tech industry for AI summit on Thursday

May 8, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Artificial intelligence has been a mainstay of the conversation in Silicon Valley these past few years, and now the technology is increasingly being discussed in policy circles in DC. Washington types see opportunities for AI to improve efficiency and increase […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Hardware, Infrastructure, Tech

​SAP wants manufacturers to embrace cloud computing

April 23, 2018

Via: ZDnet

SAP has introduced a new suite of products to make it easier for manufacturers to manage and monitor their systems and work with other parts of the supply chain, using cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new […]


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 […]