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Google’s Mark Risher tells us why everything we know about passwords is wrong

Google’s Mark Risher tells us why everything we know about passwords is wrong

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On this week’s episode of Converge, Google’s Mark Risher tells us why the conventional wisdom about choosing your password is wrong and about the expanding number of threats faced by platforms like Gmail as they work to protect users from phishing attacks and spammers. Conventional wisdom about choosing longer, more complicated passwords is getting less […]

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This tiny ruggedized 4G smartphone has a fingerprint scanner and works underwater

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Sooner or later, everyone dreams of buying a tiny and/or minimalist smartphone. Just think how convenient it would be; how much freer you live would inexplicably become! And if you are thinking of making that tiny leap, you’ll be more than interested in the Unihertz Atom: a miniscule, ruggedized, 4G-capable smartphone with some impressive features. […]

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Nvidia CEO says next gaming GPU announcement won’t be for ‘a long time’

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It’s been over two years since Nvidia launched its current generation of GeForce gaming GPUs powered by the Pascal architecture, so you could have been forgiven for expecting the successor to have surfaced around Computex this week. According to CEO Jensen Huang, however, there’s still a while to wait. Speaking to reporters at a roundtable […]

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This is the first 7nm GPU, equipped with 32GB of memory

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Like any good nerd, AMD likes numbers. After outgunning Intel’s 28-core CPU announcement with its own 32-core Threadripper, AMD this morning also took a major step forward by demonstrating the world’s first 7nm GPU. This prototype Radeon Vega chip will be part of AMD’s Instinct line, which is aimed at accelerating machine learning, though AMD […]

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AMD Zen 2 Update: 7nm EPYC in Labs Now, Launching in 2019

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Rounding out AMD’s slew of product announcements and updates at their Computex 2018 press conference, the company very briefly showed off their first 7nm Zen 2 silicon in the form of an EPYC processor. AMD’s previous roadmaps called for the company to get silicon back around this time to begin sampling by the end of […]

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HP Announces ProBook x360 440 G1 Notebook: Slim and Secure Convertible

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HP introduced the new HP ProBook x360 400 G1 they say is designed to adapt to the way growing business and on-the-go professionals work both inside and outside of the office. The 14-inch convertible is powered by Intel 8th Gen Core processors and up to a NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete GPU, along with “built for […]

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Amazon Echo and Alexa are now available in France

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If you live in France, you can now preorder an Amazon Echo device, with shipments of the Echo and Echo Dot to begin the week of June 11th, followed by the Echo Spot next month. Additional devices enabled by the Alexa Skill Kit will also start shipping in France this month, as will localized Alexa […]

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Microsoft launches new Windows Collaboration Displays to make meeting rooms smarter

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Microsoft is launching a new type of conference room display at Computex this week. While the software giant manufactures its own Surface Hub, its partnering with other display makers to create Windows Collaboration Displays. The displays simply hook up to existing Windows 10 PCs in businesses, and include built-in sensors that connect to Microsoft’s new […]

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AMD Demos 7nm Vega GPU: Betting Big on Machine Learning for Radeon Instinct; Shipping This Year

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In a fairly unexpected move, AMD formally demonstrated at Computex its previously-roadmapped Vega GPU made using GlobalFoundries’ 7 nm (7LPP) process technology. As per AMD’s roadmaps on the subject, the chip will be used for AMD’s Radeon Instinct series accelerators for AI, ML, and similar applications. The 7nm Vega GPU relies on the 5th Generation […]

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AMD promises 32-core Threadripper processor for later this year

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Mere hours after Intel raised eyebrows with the promise of a 5GHz 28-core processor, AMD has done four cores better with its own tease of a 32-core chip. The second generation of AMD’s Threadripper processors will have a truly extreme variant that straps four 8-core Ryzen APUs together to form a unified, humongous 32-core part. […]

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