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New neuromorphic chip for AI on the edge, at a small fraction of the energy and size of today's computing platforms

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications–all at a fraction of the energy consumed by computing platforms ...

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Sensor research helps fight wildfires

As climate change leads to larger and more frequent wildfires, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using sensors, drones and machine learning to both prevent fires and reduce their ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Wearable device uses sonar to reconstruct facial expressions

Cornell researchers have developed a wearable earphone device—or "earable"—that bounces sound off the cheeks and transforms the echoes into an avatar of a person's entire moving face, utilizing acoustic technology to ...

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Nanomagnets can discern wine, and could slake AI's thirst for energy

Human brains process loads of information. When wine aficionados taste a new wine, neural networks in their brains process an array of data from each sip. Synapses in their neurons fire, weighing the importance of each bit ...

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Operating a 'smart home' by breath control

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created a simple prototype device that enables users to control "smart home" technology by changing their breathing patterns.

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Barrier-connecting prototype shows prowess in crash tests

Highway drivers passing through construction zones may not give second or even first thought to the barriers that separate their vehicles from the workers on the other side of them. But those barriers—usually precast, portable ...

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New hardware architecture provides an edge in AI computation

As applications of artificial intelligence spread, more computation has to occur—and more efficiently with lower energy consumption—on local devices instead of in geographically distant data centers in order to overcome ...

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AMD brings Ryzen and Athlon to Chromebooks

AMD announced Tuesday a series of Chromebook mobile processors that are based on optimized Ryzen hardware and VEGA graphics. The CPUs are based on 14 nm and 12 nm process nodes and will give the popular entry-level notebook ...

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Nvidia brings Ampere A100 GPUs to Google Cloud

Just over a month after announcing its latest generation Ampere A100 GPU, Nvidia said this week that the powerhouse processor system is now available on Google Cloud.

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Fuji envisions 400TB tape drive

Fujifilm announced a technological breakthrough that will allow it to construct a massive 400 terabyte tape cartridge by the end of the decade.

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Building a path to extreme-scale computing

High-performance computing (HPC), typically used for solving advanced problems through modeling, simulation, and analysis, is increasingly deployed in scientific and engineering research. In addition to compute-intensive ...

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Nvidia unveils PCIe 4.0 version of Ampere A100 GPU

Following on the heels of last month's display of its next generation, high end Ampere A100 GPU, Nvidia this week unveiled a PCIe 4.0 version of the graphics unit.

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Plug-and-play bug exposes millions of network devices

A bug in a protocol used by virtually all Internet of Things devices exposes millions of users to potential attack, a researcher reported Monday. The fault centers on the Universal Plug and Play protocol, a 12-year-old implementation ...

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Reports: Intel chips have new security flaws

A pair of new security threats to Intel-based computer systems have been revealed. The beleaguered semiconductor chip manufacturer has faced a seemingly endless series of vulnerabilities over the past two years.

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Apple plans to announce move to its own Mac chips at WWDC

Apple Inc. is preparing to announce a shift to its own main processors in Mac computers, replacing chips from Intel Corp., as early as this month at its annual developer conference, according to people familiar with the plans.

Consumer & Gadgets

Gadgets: Summer fun with this gear

Despite everything else, the summer kicks off this Memorial Day weekend and there are some great gadgets to ensure your fun in the sun has perfect sound, is well-charged and even keeps your beverages chilled.