UK blocking ARM and Nvidia deal
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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 12:06

UK blocking ARM and Nvidia deal


National security reasons

The UK is considering blocking a takeover of Arm by Nvidia due to potential risks to national security.

Aussies decide that AI can invent stuff
Published in AI
Wednesday, 04 August 2021 11:54

Aussies decide that AI can invent stuff


Welcome to the era of the AI patent troll

An Australian Court has decided that artificial intelligence can patent inventions.

US experimenting with AI for predictive tactics
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Wargames 

US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) recently conducted a series of tests known as the Global Information Dominance Experiments, or GIDE, which combined global sensor networks, artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and cloud computing resources to "achieve information dominance" and "decision-making superiority".

Activision Blizzard President falls on sword
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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 11:34

Activision Blizzard President falls on sword


Popular staff revolt

Activision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is stepping down from the company after Blizzard was sued by the state of California for discriminating against women and fostering a "frat boy" culture that entailed sexual harassment and discrimination. He will be replaced by two executive vice presidents, who will serve as co-leaders.

AMD and Valve work on Linux gaming machine improvements
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Enhance Steam Play

AMD and Valve are working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux.

Infineon Technologies feeling tightness around its supply chains
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Might need to let out a notch

German chipmaker Infineon Technologies is battling extreme tightness in its markets as the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts production in Asia and inventories hit all-time lows.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro officially out
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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 11:47

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro officially out


New design and processor 

Google has lifted the kimono on its Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphones in a surprisingly low-key announcement.

Italian COVID-19 site hit by ransomware hackers
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Roman bookings prevented

Hackers have attacked the vaccination registration system in one of Italy’s largest regions, temporarily blocking residents from booking new vaccination appointments, officials said.

Cyber threat growing - shock!
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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 11:05

Cyber threat growing - shock!


Business users chance of a hit increased 24 percent 

Security outfit Avast revealed that the overall chance of business users encountering a cyber threat has increased worldwide year over year by 24 percent, from 11.25 to 13.9 percent.

Intel's Xe HPG can manage 2.2 Ghz
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 03 August 2021 10:55

Intel's Xe HPG can manage 2.2 Ghz

 
Going downhill with the wind behind it

Chipzilla's upcoming enthusiast-level Xe HPG (DG2) discrete gaming graphics card is doing rather well in terms of clock speeds according to the latest leaked  Geekbench 5 tests.