Category: Hardware

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. […]

Events, Hardware, Mobility, Tech

Everything you need to know before Apple’s March 25 “it’s show time” event

March 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On March 25, Apple executives and partners will take to the stage in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s Cupertino campus to talk about subscriptions, software, services, entertainment, and media. These are all things Apple has dealt with before, but […]

Hardware, Tech

Why Bezos and Microsoft are betting on this $10 trillion energy fix for the planet

March 6, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Burnaby, British Columbia, is similar to most North American bedroom communities. The majority of its residents commute into neighboring Vancouver every morning and then head back to their suburban homes at night. There is one thing, though, that sets it […]

Federal, Hardware, Policy, Tech

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s SEC Troubles Create ‘Tornado of Uncertainty,’ Says Analyst

February 26, 2019

Via: Fortune

Elon Musk’s latest Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) problems could put some pressure on his company’s stock, according to one analyst. In a note to investors on Tuesday, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives said that the SEC’s request on Monday […]

Hardware, Tech

Microsoft blames chip supply issues for drop in Windows revenue

January 31, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft has posted the results of the second quarter of its 2019 financial year, which runs up to December 31, 2018. Revenue was $32.5 billion, up 12 percent year-on-year; operating income was $10.3 billion, up 18 percent; and net income […]

Applications, Hardware, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

A.I. and Automation Will Hit Low-Skill Jobs and Trump Swing States Hardest

January 24, 2019

Via: Fortune

Artificial intelligence and automation are a big threat to a quarter of U.S. workers—36 million people—according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Another 36% of workers, or 52 million people, will face medium exposure to automation threats by […]

Hardware, Tech

Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Is Plummeting—and Likely to Fall Further

January 15, 2019

Via: Fortune

Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. totalled a paltry $4.8 billion last year, according to analysts at Rhodium Group. As the research outfit noted in a new analysis, that’s a whopping 84% drop from the $29 billion investment seen […]