Category: Hardware

Hardware, Tech

Sustainable electronics a growing trend in state and local government

August 29, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The practice of purchasing sustainable technology products is picking up steam in state and city IT offices around the country, sustainability advocates say, which is good news for the environment. Increasingly, technology leaders are stocking up on desktops, monitors, networking […]

Hardware, Tech

Huawei Launches New A.I. Chip As Company Enters ‘Battle Mode’ To Survive

August 23, 2019

Via: Fortune

Huawei is adjusting to a new normal—launching products while in limbo over its status on the U.S. “foreign entities” list. On Monday, the Department of Commerce (DoC), which put Huawei on its prohibitive blacklist in May, issued Huawei a second […]

Hardware, Operations Security, Security, Tech

Unpatchable security flaw found in popular SoC boards

August 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security researchers have discovered an unpatchable security flaw in a popular brand of system-on-chip (SoC) boards manufactured by Xilinx. The vulnerable component is Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ brand, which includes system-on-chip (SoC), multi-processor system-on-chip (MPSoC), and radio frequency system-on-chip (RFSoC) products […]

Federal, Hardware, Policy, Software, Tech

As Trade War Escalates, Tech Companies Flee Mainland China

August 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]

Hardware, Mobile Security, Security, Tech

Google, Arm team up to tackle memory vulnerabilities through MTE

August 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google has announced a partnership with chipmaker Arm to design an Android-ready MTE extension for reducing the number of memory-related vulnerabilities in the mobile platform. Last week, Kostya Serebryany from Google Core Systems and Sudhi Herle, a member of the […]

Hardware, Tech

Autonomous Trains Are Ready to Roll

July 29, 2019

Via: Fortune

If all goes as planned in August, a freight train will chug down a track near Pueblo, Colo.—entirely controlled by computers. Humans in the locomotive will merely observe, as the latest in artificial intelligence and sensor technology puts thousands of […]

Hardware, Tech

Apple stops selling the 12-inch MacBook, a computer you either loved or were confused by

July 9, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple officially stopped selling the 12-inch MacBook today, a computer that hasn’t had an update since June 2017 and that is also maybe one of the most contentious Macs in Apple’s lineup. The 12-inch MacBook at one time seemed like […]

Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Apple Is Reportedly Asking Suppliers to Shift at Least 15% of Output from China

June 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

Apple Inc. has asked its largest suppliers to consider the feasibility of shifting 15% to 30% of its output from China to Southeast Asia in a dramatic shake-up of its production chain, the Nikkei reported. The U.S. tech giant asked […]

Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Two major Apple suppliers take a big hit as iPhone sales continue to stumble

May 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Foxconn and Japan Display reported disappointing financial results this week as the effects of slowing iPhone sales ripple through Apple’s supply chain. Foxconn sales dipped 17.7% in the first quarter of 2019 to $637.26 million. Japan Display said Wednesday that […]

Applications, Hardware, Infrastructure, Tech

Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government

May 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

AMD and Cray have announced that they’re building “Frontier,” a new supercomputer for the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal is to deliver a system that can perform 1.5 exaflops: 1.5×1018 floating point operations per second. […]