Biden blocks bargain Chinese cars
Published in Transportation

They are cheaper and better, and we can't compete so they are "insecure"

The US President, Joe Biden, is trying to stop cheap and cheerful Chinese smart cars from coming to America. The US government says it is looking into the "security implications" of letting China sell its intelligent cars, claiming that it can collect data about the drivers.

Top boffin hired to advise US cops
Published in News

AI Tsar named

The US Justice Department has hired a top boffin to be its first AI Tsar as it tries to work out how AI affects the law and policing.

US probes another Chinese chip "threat"
Published in PC Hardware

Worried about legacy chips now

The US has announced a probe into how its firms buy Chinese-made chips, under the unproven claim that they could pose a danger to national security.

US regulators investigate Adobe’s cancellation rules
Published in News

The company claims it is cooperating

Adobe said US regulators are probing the company's cancellation rules for software subscriptions, an issue that has long hacked off its customers.

US-China chip ban failed
Published in News

Stockpiles kept China safe for a long time

The US-China chip ban failed because the Chinese stockpiled enough chips to keep them going until they could create them locally.

China starting to ignore US chips
Published in Graphics

Bad news for the US

Just as we predicted the US embargo against supplying chips to China has backfired and now Middle Kingdom companies are buying locally.

US wants AI guided artillery
Published in AI

Because armed AI is such a good idea

The US army, which apparently has never read any sci-fi books, has asked the Tony Starks of this world to come up with an AI artillery round.

RISC-V International warns about US interference in development
Published in News

No different than other open technology standards like Ethernet

The chief executive of RISC-V International has warned that US efforts to corner the chip market under the guise of security could have a chilling effect on open standards and the development of better chips.

US spooks illegally using stolen data
Published in News

ICE, ICE, Baby

An oversight body for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Enforcement (CBP), and the Secret Service all broke the law while using location data harvested from ordinary apps installed on smartphones.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D launches as Micro Center exclusive
Published in PC Hardware

6-core/12-thread SKU with X3D cache for $229

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D has been already leaked earlier, but now it appears it will be launched as an exclusive SKU for Micro Center retailer in the US, priced at $229. This means it will not be coming to other regions.