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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

The Open Source Hardware Association certification could help buyers hack into and copy products

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Intel chases AI with new chips, but still lacks a potent GPU

AI chip code-named Knights Mill, targeted at deep learning, will ship next year as part of the Xeon Phi chip family

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Rust language revs up compiler speed

Rust 1.13 is out, but it's marred by a 'serious' bug in ARM code generation

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Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year

Intel's latest Xeon chips could have more than 22 CPU cores

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

IBM releases faster hardware and software that make it easier to train deep-learning systems

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Microsoft is working on tools to help people use cloud-based FPGAs

However, there are big challenges with programming hardware

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Worried about China, the US pushes for homegrown chip development

The world's fastest computer runs a Chinese chip, and that fact hasn't escaped notice by the U.S. government.

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Samsung to invest $1 billion in Austin plant to make mobile chips

Samsung is ramping up its manufacturing of mobile chips and semiconductors for storage, memory, and batteries

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New ARM GPU could bring VR to low-cost smartphones by 2018

It's the early days for mobile virtual reality, and a robust VR-capable smartphone could cost you more than $500. But a new GPU from ARM could make VR a default feature in low-cost handsets by 2018.

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ARM builds up security in the tiniest IoT chips

On Tuesday, ARM will introduce processors that are just a fraction of a millimeter across and incorporate the company’s TrustZone technology.

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Flaw in Intel CPUs could help attackers defeat ASLR exploit defense

A feature in Intel's Haswell CPUs can be abused to reliably defeat an anti-exploitation technology that exists in all major operating systems, researchers have found.

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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 over ARM

At last week's Linaro Connect conference, Linus Torvalds preferred x86 because of the supporting ecosystem and infrastructure, something ARM lacks.

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Intel looks beyond x86, puts 64-bit ARM processor in new FPGA chip

It seems the chip war between Intel and ARM is slowly winding down, at least for the time being.

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AMD provides upgrade path to Zen with new business PC chips

AMD wants to make it easier for PC users to upgrade to upcoming Zen chips.

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices.

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IBM's new Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect

Nvidia's NVLink interface in IBM's new server gives a five-fold speed boost to communications between CPUs and GPUs

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'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7

Apple's A10 Fusion at the heart of the iPhone 7 is the most powerful chip ever to appear in a smartphone, the company claimed. Apple's new ARM processor allocates low-effort jobs to special low-powered cores, then ramps up the...

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