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In October of 2019, the Department of Defense awarded Microsoft the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which could have been worth upwards of $10 billion over the next decade. Afterward, Amazon, which lost the bid, filed a lawsuit with allegations that former President Donald Trump influenced the... Read more...
The next generation of Intel's Xeon Scalable processors codenamed Sapphire Rapids will feature high bandwidth memory (HBM), the company confirmed at the 2021 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC). This is intended to provide "a dramatic boost in memory bandwidth," as well as offer a "significant" jump in high... Read more...
NVIDIA kicked off its 7-nanometer Ampere party with the A100, a massively powerful machine learning GPU that began shipping to customers a little over a year ago. The company would later flesh out its machine learning lineup with an 80GB model, though up until now, it has only been offered in the SXM4 form factor... Read more...
Googles Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) is the companys attempt to improve privacy around the web by replacing third-party cookies that dominate user tracking. In recent weeks, the FLoC has received quite a bit of scrutiny from WordPress and other organizations. It seems Amazon is the latest to join the... Read more...
The recent feud between Apple and Facebook has been well documented. The companies have been at odd for years, but tensions between the two came to a head most recently when Apple detailed its newest privacy guidelines at WWDC 2020. Those guidelines would force companies to disclose how a customer's data was being... Read more...
The largest internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States defrauded the public by engaging in a secret campaign to derail net neutrality rules, New York Attorney General Letitia James stated in a series of Twitter posts. This secretive campaign resulted in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) receiving... Read more...
Over the last few years, AMD has made big changes to its Radeon Software control panel on an almost yearly cadence. This time around it's been a little longer than that, as those updates typically launch around the end of the year, though this specific roll-out was extended to April. What has AMD's Radeon team been up... Read more...
Last year's Overwatch League was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that temporarily pumped the brakes on some interesting AI projects, as well. At the time, Blizzard and IBM were set to announce that Big Blue was about to become the cloud, AI, and machine learning analytics partner for the game's... Read more...
As we inch closer to Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's Zen 4 architectures (late this year and/or early next, barring any delays), memory makers have started announcing advances in DDR5 memory, which will deliver a big increase in bandwidth. We've even seen some DDR5 module launches. Samsung, however, has managed to... Read more...
Google could potentially face an antitrust lawsuit if the United States Depart of Justice ultimately determines its pivot away from supporting third-party tracking cookies gives it an unfair advantage in the lucrative online advertising space. Nothing has been determined either way, but there is apparently a probe... Read more...
Google is stepping up its game byshortening its Chrome release cycle, but it's not like other browser makers are standing still. Such is the case with Microsoft, which just released Edge 89. Microsoft is touting the performance of Sleeping Tabs, whichlaunched in beta earlier this year. As its name implies, Sleeping... Read more...
Remembering a bunch of different passwords for multiple websites can be difficult, and that is especially true if you are using hard-to-guess ones that mix letters, numbers, symbols, and capitalization, as is good practice. Password managers offer to handle the remembering part for you, and a for a long time, LastPass... Read more...
In December, details about Apples App Tracking Transparency (ATT) rules came out, threatening app developers with removal if they did not comply with the rules. Now, the largest ad provider, Google, is helping other developers and advertisers prepare for the oncoming privacy and data changes from Apple. The death of... Read more...
Cookies of the edible kind are delicious and comforting, whereas cookies of the technological kind can save, store, and track data in web browsers across browsing sessions. Companies can use them for good or bad things depending on the implementation from a website, like Twitter, Facebook, or others. When it comes to... Read more...
The battle over privacy online rages between key platform holders who strive to protect their users from monopolistic megacorps that earn their money turning personal data into cash. In this particular case, the platform owner is Apple, a megacorp of its own whose recent App Store policy changes on iOS and macOS force... Read more...
Most people would probably agree that Intel is in need of a win in the CPU sector, now that AMD's Ryzen 5000 series is kicking tail and taking names (for those who can find one in stock, anyway). Ice Lake might provide that win, in the server space. How so? According to Intel, a 32-core Xeon processor based on Ice... Read more...
NVIDIA's A100 based on Ampere was already considered the go-to GPU for high performance computing (HPC), but lest any challengers seek to knock the part off its perch, they will now have to contend with a version that has twice as much high bandwidth memory as before, with a massive 80GB HBM2e memory buffer. Yeah... Read more...
Take-Two Interactivehasreached an agreement to purchase UK-based publisher Codemasters. With an implied equity value at approximately $994M, the deal will bring the racing game publisher into Take-Two's portfolio for more projected profits in the coming years. Codemasters publishes the F1, Dirt, and Project Cars... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is here and with it comes some unique packaging, and will include an opportunity to play around with augmented reality (AR). The boxes will provide consumers a small way to celebrate Halloween and promote more environmentally friendly practices. The new boxes feature a white pumpkin on their sides... Read more...
As if AMD needed any further reason to brag right now, Exascale Day will provide an opportunity for some EPYC boasting, with the company on pace to power two of the world's fastest supercomputers within the next few years. One of those is Frontier, which is anticipated to hit 1.5 exaFLOPS of peak processing power in... Read more...
There is a very good reason why the Department of Homeland Security recently issued an emergency directive to federal agencies to patch their Windows Servers against Zerologon. Just five days after the directive, Microsoft confirmed on Twitter that Zerologon is actively being exploited by hackers. "Microsoft is... Read more...
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have become increasingly popular over the last year, especially as more and more people find themselves working from home. The makers of the Firefox web browser have now thrown their hat into the ring with their own VPN. The Mozilla VPN promises safety, speed, and an easy-to-use... Read more...
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