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The former Apple engineer who created the programming language Swift has joined AI chip startup SiFive. Here's what he learned working at Apple, Tesla, and Google.

Chris Lattner, the former Apple engineer who created the iOS programming language Swift, joined the artificial intelligence chip startup SiFive in January to head platform engineering there. While Lattner is focusing on software for chips now, he says it's similar to what he's been doing throughout his career at Apple, Tesla, and Google because he's building tools. Lattner says the three tech giants he's worked at have "very distinct corporate cultures" because Apple is about the product, Tesl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Silicon Valley, Amd, Swift, Lattner, Apple Tesla, SiFive, Chris Lattner, Sutter Hill Ventures Spark Capital, SiFive Lattner, Samsung Venture Investment


Intel 10-core Core i9-10900 CPU Pictured

It appears one of these processors is out in the wild as Hong Kong-based media outlet Xfastest has posted the first pictures of what appears to be the first pictures of an engineering sample of the upcoming Intel Core i9-10900 processor. The post Intel 10-core Core i9-10900 CPU Pictured appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hong Kong, Intel, All News, Hardware News, CPU, Processor, Intel Core, Comet Lake-S, LGA1200, Core i9-10900, Xfastest


Microsoft will reportedly reveal a long-overdue new version of its popular Surface Book laptop in the spring

Microsoft will reportedly reveal its new Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 during an event in the spring. Microsoft's Surface Book series have been well reviewed and popular. Fans were disappointed that a new model wasn't announced at Microsoft's most recent event in October 2019. The Surface Book 3 is expected to be a spec refresh rather than a massive overhaul in design and functionality. It should retain its detachable keyboard design, which sets it apart from other laptops.  The Surface Go i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Nvidia, Nvidia Quadro, Petri, Sams, Brad Sams


The rise and fall of Andy Rubin, the former Google executive accused of sexual misconduct whose new startup, Essential, just shut down for good (GOOGL, GOOG)

Andy Rubin is the creator of Android and a former Google executive. Rubin's career seemed to be on track — software engineering in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, founding Android, being a top dog at Google for a decade — until he was let go from Google after a sexual misconduct investigation, according to multiple news reports. Rubin has been accused of having inappropriate relations with a subordinate, allegedly coercing a woman into oral sex (an allegation that Rubin denies). And recent unseal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, New York, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Stanford, Trends, Information, Intel, Larry Page, New York Times, Manhattan, Magic, Silicon Valley


Apple's best-kept secret is its refurbished Mac store, where you can get the latest 16-inch MacBook Pro for almost $400 off

Apple's refurbished store is the best place to get Apple devices for several hundreds less than if you bought them brand new I've only bought a MacBook Pro in 2017 from Apple's refurbished Mac store, but the experience was so good that I recommend it to anyone who asks.  Most recently, Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pros appeared in the refurbished store, and it's the best way to get this laptop without paying the full price of a brand new unit.  $360 might not seem like much of a discount whe...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Intel


Catching up on China’s tech influence operations in America

It’s been a dizzying few weeks following all the China news emanating from Washington DC these days. While a “phase one” trade deal with China has been signed and appears to be moving forward as of a month ago (we covered the origins of this trade war extensively on TechCrunch in 2018 and 2019), it has also become clear that the Trump administration and its various agencies are aggressively targeting China on a variety of fronts. Here’s what’s been happening with startup funding, Huawei, univers...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Asia, UK, Wtf, Justice, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Germany, Softbank, America, Tech, Intel, Policy, Harvard


The best Chromebook deals we're expecting from Amazon Prime Day 2020

Chromebooks are excellent laptops for everyone from back-to-school shopping students to bargain hunters searching for a convenient and affordable computer. During Amazon Prime Day 2020, Prime members will get to save possibly hundreds on Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Samsung, and HP among others.  Since Prime Day 2020 deals haven't been released yet, here are some other ways you can save: shop online sales going on today, find coupons for your favorite stores, and browse all the latest ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Asus, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Os, Chromebook, Amd, Intel Core, Wacom, Bang Olufsen, NBT, Samsung Chromebook, Clark Howard, Acer Asus Lenovo Samsung


Intel Core i7-10700K Could Feature a 5.30 GHz Turbo Boost

The latest leak gives us some details on the Core i7-10700K desktop processor, which could get a Turbo Boost frequency of 5.30 GHz. According to the below Futuremark SystemInfo screenshot of the Core i7-10700K the chip will have a base clock of 3.80 GHz and will boost all the way up to 5.30 GHz. The post Intel Core i7-10700K Could Feature a 5.30 GHz Turbo Boost appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, CPU, Processor, Intel Core, Comet Lake-S, Intel 10th Gen, Core i7-10700K, i7-10700K


Intel Zooms in on “Lakefield” Foveros Package

The fingernail-size Intel chip with Foveros technology is a first-of-its kind. With Foveros, processors are built in a totally new way: not with the various IPs spread out flat in two dimensions, but with them stacked in three dimensions. The post Intel Zooms in on “Lakefield” Foveros Package appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Press Releases, Lakefield, Foveros, CPU Architecture


Apple joins FIDO alliance to support password-free authentication

Apple has joined Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, an open industry association that promotes passwordless authentication. FIDO already has some big names such as Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, ARM, and Intel as members. Apple joining the alliance means we can expect more support for password-free authentication in iOS and macOS devices. The company already supports FaceID on iPhones, and TouchID on select Mac devices for logging into the device and apps. [Read: Samsung announces the cl...
Tags: Apple, Security, Startups, Samsung, Intel, Google Microsoft Samsung Amazon


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Samsung announced multiple new products during its big Unpacked event, from a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, to the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra with 100x zoom. The Korean tech giant announced no fewer than five major new devices during the event, including the company's best shot at Apple's AirPods. The FTC is looking into "hundreds" of potential anticompetitive acquisitions made by Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google-...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Softbank, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Barcelona, Intel, Nasa, Sprint, Airbnb, Cia, Jack Dorsey


Intel and Vivo latest to cancel MWC plans over coronavirus

Barcelona event to go ahead with measures including ‘no handshake policy’ for global attendeesCoronavirus - live updatesSpanish and Catalan authorities have insisted the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona will go ahead later this month despite some of the world’s biggest tech firms pulling out because of coronavirus fears.The MWC – which is billed as “the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry” and which attracts around 100,000 visitors from almost 200 countries – looks set to ...
Tags: Business, Science, Technology, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Intel, Infectious Diseases, Telecommunications industry, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Vivo, Congress MWC, Coronavirus outbreak


The best 2-in-1 laptops

The best 2-in-1 laptops offer the performance of a laptop and the versatility of a tablet. So far in 2020, the Lenovo Yoga C940 came out on top as the best 2-in-1 laptop for its brilliant balance between power and versatile style. It's not a laptop; it's not a tablet, either. It's both! The 2-in-1 laptop has grown a whole lot better over the past few years, to a point where — in many cases — it's a no-brainer for some buyers over traditional laptops. The two main types of 2-in-1 laptops are th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Os, Best, Chromebook, Ram, Nvidia, Ssd, CPU, Atmos, Intel Core, Joe Osborne, Google Pixelbook


Leaked Intel Docs Reveal 500-watt Xe Graphics Tile Architecture

Leaked Intel documents have given us quite a lot of new information about the Intel Xe architecture. These documents show just how Intel plans to release their graphics cards and attack both NVIDIA and AMD on the consumer front and enterprise front. The post Leaked Intel Docs Reveal 500-watt Xe Graphics Tile Architecture appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Amd, Graphics Cards, Leaked Intel, Intel Xe, Intel DG1, Intel Tile Architecture, Xe Architecture


Sony, NVIDIA, Amazon, Intel, Vivo, and MediaTek withdraw from MWC 2020 due to coronavirus concerns

Update 2-11th Feb 2020: While many brands are pulling out of MWC 2020, Xiaomi has confirmed that it is attending the event and will introduce their new range of smartphones and smart hardware. On the other hand, MediaTek has announced that it is not attending MWC this time due to coronavirus concerns. To all Mi fans, users, partners and media friends, Xiaomi will attend #MWC2020 Barcelona as planned. In order to align with personal and product safety measures during MWC, Xiaomi is committed ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Barcelona, Blogging, Intel, Xiaomi, Sony, Mobile World Congress, Vivo, Mediatek, Sony MWC 2020, Mwc 2020, Amazon MWC 2020, NVIDIA MWC 2020, Sony Amazon NVIDIA cancels MWC 2020, Sony NVIDIA Amazon Intel Vivo


Intel's 'Clear Linux' Distro Beats Ubuntu and Windows 10 -- on an AMD Laptop

An anonymous reader quotes TechRadar: Intel's Clear Linux distribution looks like it could be the best operating system to run on cheap AMD hardware, with benchmarks showing it outperforms Windows 10 and Ubuntu on a $199 laptop with a budget AMD Ryzen 3200U processor. The Phoronix website ran a series of benchmarks on a super-cheap AMD laptop from Walmart, and found that Intel Clear Linux beat popular Linux distros Fedora and Ubuntu for 78% of the tests. Not only is it remarkable that a relati...
Tags: Tech, Walmart, Intel, Amd, Ubuntu, AMD Laptop, Intel Clear Linux


Could Apple be Sourcing AMD CPUs for their Products?

Could Apple be moving on from Intel? Or could we seen a Macbook SKU with an AMD processor? If pieces of code from a MacOS beta are legit Apple could be sourcing CPUs from AMD. The post Could Apple be Sourcing AMD CPUs for their Products? appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Macbook, Amd, iMac, APU, Cpus, Picasso, Renoir, Mac Pro, Macbook SKU


The star Apple engineer behind its Swift programming language just left Google and went to a new job at hot AI startup SiFive

In January, the legendary former Apple engineer Chris Lattner left Google and joined the artificial intelligence chip startup SiFive Lattner is now serving as senior vice president of platform engineering at SiFive, an AI chip startup. Lattner is most famous for creating Apple's popular iOS programming language Swift. After leaving Apple in 2017, he served a short stint at Tesla and then worked at Google for two and a half years, working on TensorFlow, the popular open source AI framework crea...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Nasa, Amd, Swift, Chris, Lattner, SiFive, Chris Lattner, Swift Lattner, Sutter Hill Ventures Spark Capital, Naveed Sherwani, Samsung Venture


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-Core Chip Launched, Benchmarking a Beast CPU

MojoKid writes: In January at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage during a press conference and revealed the company's forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core processor. Dr. Su disclosed the 3990X's speeds and feeds and showed the beastly chip taking down a pair of 28-core Xeons worth about $20K, in a 3D rendering benchmark, despite its much smaller price tag. Today, however, the company has lifted the veil on full details of the chip as well as its complete perform...
Tags: Tech, Intel, SU, Las Vegas, Amd, Lisa Su, Ryzen ThreadRipper


Score huge savings on Chromebooks and Windows 10 laptops with this sale

With more and more people working at the office, at home, and on the go, virtually everyone needs a laptop these days. But the truth is that most of us simply don't require the type of processing power that the incredibly awesome but super-expensive Apple laptops have to offer when it comes to making it through the day. The best-selling laptops below allow you to browse, email, and even game for a tiny fraction of what you'd pay for a MacBook, and each one is available at an additional discount ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, News, Intel, Macbook, Chromebook, Dell, Shop, Lenovo, Intel Atom, THOMSON, Intel Celeron, Samsung Chromebook, Dell Chromebook, Lenovo Chromebook


AI upscaling makes this Lumiere Bros film look new – and you can use the same technique

A.I.! Good gawd y’all – what is it good for? Absolutely … upscaling, actually. Some of machine learning’s powers may prove to be simple but transformative. And in fact, this “enhance” feature we always imagined from sci-fi becomes real. Just watch as a pioneering Lumiere Brothers film is transformed so it seems like something shot with money from the Polish government and screened at a big arty film festival, not 1896. It’s spooky. It’s the work of Denis Shiryaev. (If you speak...
Tags: Google, Video, Music, California, US, Techniques, Research, Intel, History, How-to, Shanghai, Nvidia, Ai, Gpu, Motion, Iris


AMD Threadripper 3990X 64-Core Beast Spotted Outscoring Dual Intel Xeon Platinum

MojoKid writes: When AMD unveiled its forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core processor at CES 2020 this year, the company made no bones about comparing its performance to a many-core competitive platform from Intel. Under the hood of the yet formally released high-end workstation AMD chip are 64 physical cores capable of processing 128 threads in SMT, with a 2.9GHz base clock, 4.3GHz boost clock, and 256MB of L3 cache. All that horsepower resides in a single TRX40 socket with a 280 Watt TD...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, MojoKid, Intel Xeon Platinum, CES AMD, SiSoft SANDRA


Ubuntu vs Windows 10: Performance Tests on a Walmart Laptop

Phoronix's Michael Larabel is doing some performance testing on Walmart's $199 Motile-branded M141 laptop (which has an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U processor, Vega 3 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a 14-inch 1080p display). But first he compared the performance of its pre-installed Windows 10 OS against the forthcoming Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux distribution. Some highlights: - Java text rendering performance did come out much faster on Ubuntu 20.04 with this Ryzen 3 3200U laptop... - The GraphicsMagick imagin...
Tags: Tech, Walmart, Php, Intel, Ubuntu, Vega, Michael Larabel, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, LTS Linux, Embree, Walmart Laptop


Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 12 lineup this fall — here's everything we know about it so far (AAPL)

Apple will likely add 5G support to its 2020 flagship iPhones, according to early reports and rumors. Other than 5G connectivity, the phones are said to feature a more advanced 3D camera and new size options. The addition of 5G could boost demand for Apple's new iPhones as customers are upgrading their smartphones less often. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Even before Apple unveiled the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in September, reports had already started to emerge about ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Barclays, Huawei, Qualcomm, Strategy Analytics, Samsung Qualcomm, Apple Apple, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Blayne Curtis, Dan Ives, TF International Securities


Linus Torvalds Pulls WireGuard VPN into Linux 5.6 Kernel Source Tree

"The WireGuard VPN protocol will be included into the next Linux kernel as Linus Torvalds has merged it into his source tree for version 5.6," reports TechRadar: While there are many popular VPN protocols such as OpenVPN, WireGuard has made a name for itself by being easy to configure and deploy as SSH... The WireGuard protocol is a project from security researcher and kernel developer Jason Donenfeld who created it as an alternative to both IPsec and OpenVPN. Since the protocol consists of aro...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Linus Torvalds, Linus, AES, AVX, Jason Donenfeld, WireGuard, Linus Torvalds Pulls WireGuard VPN, Android Ars Technica, Donenfeld, TCP AMD


Outgoing IBM CEO Ginni Rometty made her full $5 million cash bonus in 2019, and might still get another $13.3 million in stock (IBM)

The day before IBM formally announced that CEO Ginni Rometty would step down in April, the company released some information about her 2019 pay package. Rometty received her full cash bonus of $5 million for the year — something that hasn't always happened during her tenure, during which she's overseen a difficult period of transition for IBM. The filing also showed that in 2019, she was granted $13.3 million in stock, which was slated to be paid out as a performance-based reward through 2021....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, SEC, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Cnbc, Amazon Web Services, Ginni Rometty, Shepard Smith, Rometty, Microsoft IBM, Diane Bryant


Guru Dies; Best Strategy Question; 12 minutes; How You Measure Your Life

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. The relationships you have with family and close friends are going to be the most important sources of happiness in your life. But you have to be careful…   Clayton Christensen from How Will You Measure Your Life? “Jobs to be Done” Strategy Guru Passes Away at 67 -- The world lost one of the top busine...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Leadership, Steve Jobs, Intel, Andy Grove, Clayton, Clayton Christensen, Better Book Club, John Ratliff, Verne, Innovator 's Dilemma The


Best Performing Stocks of The Past 12 Months

The US stock market had a fantastic year, returning almost 33% in 2019. I always find it helpful to review my portfolio at the start of a year and compare it against the S&P 500’s returns to get an idea of how I am doing. I also like to look at the best-performing stocks of the past twelve months and analyze why they did well. Among other things, it can be a superb educational experience. How To Measure Stock Performance I prefer measuring stock performance by calculating its year on year grow...
Tags: Apple, Personal Finance, Marketing, US, Samsung, Tesla, Intel, Novartis, Amd, Chipotle, MetLife, Merck Co, Arrowhead, Copart Inc, Copart, Lam Research Corp


Intel Moving Select CPU Manufacturing to GlobalFoundries

According to a new report it looks like Intel is looking for a third-party semiconductor foundry to share the load and this could ultimately be GlobalFoundries. GlobalFoundries has a 14nm class facility in Upstate New York and if this goes through GlobalFoundries would start manufacturing within 2020. The post Intel Moving Select CPU Manufacturing to GlobalFoundries appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, CPU, Cpus, 14nm, Upstate New York, Fabrication, GlobalFoudries, GlobalFoundries GlobalFoundries


New 'CacheOut' Attack Leaks Data from Intel CPUs, VMs and SGX Enclave

Another month, another speculative execution vulnerability found in Intel processors. If your computer is running any modern Intel CPU built before October 2018, it's likely vulnerable to a newly discovered hardware issue that could allow attackers to leak sensitive data from the OS kernel, co-resident virtual machines, and even from Intel's secured SGX enclave. Dubbed CacheOut a.k.a. L1 Data [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Tech, Intel, Cyber Security, Intel CPU, Intel Processor, Speculative Execution, Intel Vulnerability, MDS attacks, CacheOut, Speculative Execution Vulnerability



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