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Cambricon, Makers of Huawei’s Kirin NPU IP, Build A Big AI Chip and PCIe Card

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Cambricon Technologies, the company in collaboration with HiSilicon / Huawei for licensing specialist AI silicon intellectual property for the Kirin 970 smartphone chipset, have gone solo and created their own series of chips for the data center. The IP inside the Kirin 970 is known as Cambricon-1A, the company’s first licensable IP. At the time, […]

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Two New 35W Raven Ridge Parts: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

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In this interesting world where processors are released but not formally announced, it means that when diving through the lists of supported CPUs on certain motherboards, we might find processors we have never heard of before. Thanks to some sleuthing on Twitter by one of our followers, we can detail that AMD has two new 35W […]

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New York City’s subway disaster now has its own 8-bit video game

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Straphangers who want to experience the rolling nightmare that is New York City’s subway system from the comfort of their own home are in luck. A new video game called “MTA Country,” which debuted this week, takes players on a treacherous ride through graffiti-lined tunnels filled with electrical fires, broken tracks, and stalled subway cars. […]

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Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

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If you’re over Snapchat because of the countless redesigns and re-redesigns but Instagram’s filters don’t tickle your fancy, there’s a Korean app called Snow that takes all of the beloved features and combines them into a super cute camera app. Snow has been around for a while, but the latest update gives it even more […]

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ESPN+ subscription service will broadcast League of Legends competitions starting this summer

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ESPN’s recently launched ESPN+ streaming service is adding e-sports to its repertoire. The company has announced that it will broadcast live coverage of several League of Legends competitions this summer, beginning on June 16th with the 2018 North American League of Legends Championship Series Summer Split (NA LCS). After that comes the NA LCS Summer […]

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The hardest part of preparing for disasters is overcoming human nature

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The worst disaster in California’s history wasn’t an earthquake, or a fire, or a drought — it was a flood that killed thousands, wiped out mines and ranches, and submerged the state capital, Sacramento. For 43 days, starting in December 1861, California was inundated. Today, hardly anyone thinks about the floodwaters that turned California’s Central […]

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It’s official: Amazon has saved The Expanse

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It’s official: The Expanse has been saved. After the Syfy Channel canceled The Expanse earlier this month, Alcon Entertainment has announced that Amazon will pick up the show for a fourth season, after after outcry from the show’s fans. Jeff Bezos made the announcement at the International Space Development Conference: where he appeared next to […]

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Inside the climate change lawsuit pitting Big Oil against San Francisco and Oakland

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On May 24th, the line outside of Courtroom 12 at the United States District Court in San Francisco was dense enough that two lawyers behind me worried they wouldn’t get seats. So, they jumped ahead in the line to witness the latest volley in San Francisco and Oakland’s fight against the fossil fuel industry. The […]

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Google Home speakers outsold Amazon’s Echo line for the first time last quarter

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Over 3.1 million Google Home speakers were sold during the first quarter of 2018, beating Amazon’s 2.5 million Echo devices for first time since the two companies began competing in the smart speaker market. It’s worth remembering Amazon has outsold Google in the smart speaker market every quarter, since at least the beginning 2017, according […]

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Battlefield V’s creators: female characters are ‘here to stay’

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The reveal of the new WWII first person shooting game Battlefield V prompted a strong reaction from some fans, but not exactly in the way its developer, DICE, might have intended. Online, a contingent of disgruntled players has been pushing back against the “inaccuracies” of the game, specifically the developer’s decision to include female soldiers […]

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