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Soft Machines debuts CPUs and SoCs based on VISC architecture
— 1:05 PM on October 7, 2015

When we last checked in with Soft Machines about a year ago, the company had just announced its VISC CPU architecture, along with some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs
— 9:51 AM on October 5, 2015

After lots of digging and waiting and anticipation, Google Fiber has arrived in Damage Labs. Just finished the installation, and the Google router happily...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Intel to begin shipping Skylake CPUs with SGX enabled
— 8:08 AM on October 5, 2015

Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX) is a CPU instruction set that allows applications to set aside private memory regions for code and data. SGX...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

A billion Android devices could be vulnerable to Stagefright 2.0 bug
— 4:37 PM on October 1, 2015

Zimperium Zlabs has disclosed a new Android vulnerability it's calling Stagefright 2.0. In case that name isn't ringing any bells, it's a bug...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

Shield Android TV firmware update turns on 4K gaming
— 1:21 PM on September 30, 2015

Nvidia is giving native Android TV gaming and local media playback some extra love to go alongside the revamped GeForce Now service. Shield Android...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

AMD goes Pro with TrustZone-enabled APUs
— 9:25 AM on September 30, 2015

AMD has released a Pro family of APUs and management tools targeted at business environments. These APUs hail from the Godavari and Carrizo families,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: AMD, Silver Lake in stalled talks for 25% stake
— 9:08 PM on September 29, 2015

Amid declining fortunes in every sector of its business, it appears AMD is looking to outside investors for a capital lifeline. According to

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Mixing power-line networking with Wi-Fi proves intoxicating
— 11:27 AM on September 28, 2015

You may recall my failed attempt at using a second Wi-Fi router in repeater mode in order to overcome some signal-strength issues in the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

The Core i7-6700K and 5775C are both available now
— 4:26 PM on September 24, 2015

Our gerbil-eyed "chuckula" spotted three animals today, often spoken of in tale but yet to be seen traipsing around in the wild. I'm talking,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

— 8:53 AM on September 21, 2015

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I spent part of mine participating in that Rocket League tournament, which did not end well for Team...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

Chief microprocessor architect Jim Keller leaves AMD
— 11:05 AM on September 18, 2015

AMD's top CPU architect, Jim Keller, has left the company. According to Hexus, Keller is stepping down "to pursue other opportunities." AMD told the site that...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Amazon rekindles its 8" and 10" Fire HD tablets
— 10:00 AM on September 17, 2015

Amazon has refreshed its set of Fire HD tablets, and it seems the online retailer is trying to dominate the mobile multimedia experience. Two tablets,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Game consoles

Nvidia recalls some Shield Pro consoles for hard drive problem
— 12:43 PM on September 14, 2015

Shield Tablet owners will soon welcome some new members into the Brotherhood of Shield Device Recalls. Certain 500GB Shield Pro Android TV micro-consoles aren't surviving...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

Rumor: AMD in buyout talks with Microsoft
— 1:31 PM on September 11, 2015

Jeeves, fetch me the sea salt. Fudzilla is rumor-reporting that Microsoft is eyeing AMD as a potential buyout. Personally, all I can say is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

Nvidia hands out software updates for all Shield devices
— 8:19 AM on September 11, 2015

Nvidia has unleashed a torrent of firmware updates for all of its Shield devices. Buried within each update are security updates and minor changes....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles Software

Here's your Apple A9 and A9X confusion thread
— 4:41 PM on September 9, 2015

We learned from today's announcements that Apple has produced a couple of new, high-end mobile SoCs for its iPad Pro and iPhone 6S products, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Personal tech

Fujitsu THz-band receiver enables 20Gbps+ short-range comms
— 10:57 AM on September 9, 2015

Fujitsu is proudly showing off a prototype wireless receiver that's sensitive to frequencies as high as 300 GHz, which allows it to accept data...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

So long, RC4, and thanks for all the fish
— 5:02 PM on September 4, 2015

It's official. Support for RC4, a stream cipher used by browsers for securing connections (among other things), will be dropped sometime in early 2016...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Networking