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Inside AMD's development of the Zen CPU

When AMD chip designers sat down four years ago to sketch out the Zen design, they had two things in mind: To drive up CPU performance as much as possible and to keep power efficiency stable.

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Google uses A.I. to compress images better than JPEG

Small is beautiful, as the old saying goes, and nowhere is that more true than in media files. Compressed images are considerably easier to transmit and store than uncompressed ones are, and now Google is using neural networks to beat...

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GDDR6 memory could hit GPUs in 2018

Virtual reality and gaming are changing the way PCs are built and driving the development of new types of memory for GPUs.

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Hackers use vBulletin flaw to break into 27M more accounts

A vulnerability in a widely-used internet forum software is becoming a go-to method for hackers to steal data.

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No Man’s...Sigh: What went wrong with the game-of-the-year that wasn’t

The lack of variety in No Man's Sky was the ultimate flaw.

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Baltimore cops using private company's aerial cameras to conduct secret surveillance

Persistent Surveillance Systems mount cameras on a Cessna and fly for hours above Baltimore to conduct surveillance likened to Google Earth with TiVo capabilities; Baltimore police have not publicly disclosed the unblinking...


Ex-Apple Music exec slams Spotify

Spotify is major label dominated and wants to pay the artists even less, complains ex-Apple Music chap.

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Open source 25-core chip can grow into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

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Tesla punches up speed and range with new battery pack

Car makers are always striving to go faster and farther, and that is exactly what Tesla has done with its new 100kWh battery pack, which allows the Model S to accelerate from 0-60 in only 2.5 seconds.

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.


NY Times says Moscow bureau was targeted by cyberattack

The Moscow bureau of The New York Times was the target of a cyberattack, though there are no indications yet that the hackers were successful, according to the newspaper.

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As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns that it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.


GopherJS compiler catches up with Google Go

GopherJS 1.7-1 extends browser app dev to version 1.7 of Google's Go language

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AAA: Automatic braking system performance varies widely

AAA found that auto braking system response varied greatly among car models. Those designed to prevent accidents successfully avoided collisions in 60% of test scenarios.

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19% of shoppers would abandon a retailer that’s been hacked

Nearly a fifth of shoppers would avoid at a retailer that has been a victim of a cybersecurity hack.

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Researchers demo 3D-printed, shape-shifting objects

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created 3D-printable, bio-based "smart" materials that can change shape when heating with an electrical current or exposed to various ambient temperatures.

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Delphi, Mobileye partner to bring self-driving system to market by 2019

Delphi, a maker of software, sensors, cameras and radar for the auto industry, is partnering with real-time mapping provider Mobileye to build a fully autonomous driving module that automakers could install in their vehicles as soon...

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Visual Studio 15 preview adds TypeScript and C++ improvements

Microsoft's fourth preview of Visual Studio 15 also focuses on faster installation

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