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Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud

Sponsored Links Intel Intel is no stranger to AI-oriented chips, but now it’s turning its attention to those chips that might be thousands of miles away. The tech firm has introduced two new Nervana Neural Network Processors, the NNP-T1000 (below) and NNP-I1000 (above), that are Intel’s first ASICs designed explicitly for AI in the cloud. …

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Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower phone rates

Sponsored Links Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European tests (specifically, the UK) for OpenRAN, an …

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Former Employees of JP Morgan, Intel and TrustToken Launch Stablecoin

The Global Currency Organization (GCO) is launching a new U.S. dollar-backed stablecoin, dubbed the USD Digital (USDD). In an Oct. 1 press release shared with Cointelegraph, the GCO announced the launch of the USDD, a new stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar. The organization, which is a new project led by former employees of JPMorgan, …

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Intel is hosting an Olympics-sanctioned esports tournament in 2020

Sponsored Links Ivan Abreu via Getty Images Gamers will go for the gold next summer in Tokyo, but not in the Olympics. Intel has announced it will host an esports tournament in Tokyo during the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. Players will compete in Street Fighter V and Rocket League for a price of $250,000 …

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8K Association lays out ‘key performance attributes’ for 8K TVs

Sponsored Links Visitors look at Samsung QLED 8K TV’s during the preview day of the IFA, the leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, in Berlin, Germany, August 30, 2018. Christian Mang / Reuters More manufacturers are selling 8K TVs or have models going on sale soon, and ahead of the IFA 2019 …

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Apple reportedly shelves ‘walkie talkie’ iPhone feature

Sponsored Links Westend61 via Getty Images Apple has put its plans for a ‘walkie talkie’ iPhone feature on hold, The Information reports. The technology would have allowed people with iPhones (in a certain vicinity) to send messages over long-distance radio waves when cellular networks weren’t available. It would have functioned a bit like a walkie …

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15-inch MacBook Pro mini-review: How much does Apple’s fastest laptop offer?

The 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro—it looks just like last year’s model. Samuel Axon For ports, we’re still looking at four Thunderbolt 3—two on each side. Samuel Axon It still has the butterfly keyboard, though Apple claims this one will fail less often. Samuel Axon It’s quite portable for a laptop this fast. Samuel Axon Apple …

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Apple acquires Intel’s 5G smartphone modem business for $1 billion

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple today announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The acquisition will bring 2,200 Intel employees under Apple’s umbrella, along with various intellectual properties, leases, and …

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Apple buys the ‘majority’ of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Sponsored Links Evan Rodgers/Engadget The rumors were (mostly) true — Apple is buying the “majority” of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The deal will see Apple take on 2,200 Intel workers as well as equipment, intellectual property and leases. Apple expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of 2019 so long …

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Microsoft’s dual-screen tablet could run Android apps

Sponsored Links Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Microsoft could release a radically different Surface as early as the first half of 2020. Rumors about a dual-screen tablet have been circulating since last year, and the company reportedly showed a similar device to employees earlier this month. Now, market research firm IHS Markit told Forbes that the device will …

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