Mastercard has a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner in it

Mastercard has unveiled a new credit card that incorporates a fingerprint scanner built right into the bottom of the card.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/mastercard-has-new-credit-card-with-fingerprint-scanner-in-it.html

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Rumor: Nvidia’s Volta to be built on TSMC’s ‘new’ 12nm process

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Nvidia’s upcoming GPU may be built on TSMC’s 12nm node, if rumors are true — but that doesn’t mean quite what it sounds like.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245880-rumor-nvidias-volta-built-tsmcs-new-12nm-process?source=Computing

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Meet the 'Bat Bot': Scientists unveil robot that flies just like a bat

In what might make an excellent sidekick for Batman, scientists have built a fascinating, unconventional flying robot that moves its wings and flies just like a bat.

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Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers?

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Qualcomm recently announced and demoed its own 48-core server CPU built on an upcoming 10nm process node — but how will the chip compare with other x86 cores in the market, and is there a market for ARM servers at all?

The post Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/240821-qualcomm-begins-sampling-48-core-10nm-server-processor-market-ready-arm-based-servers?source=Computing

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Nvidia builds its own supercomputer, claims top efficiency spot in the TOP500

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Nvidia’s built itself a super-computer. Not only is it the 29th most-powerful system on Earth, it’s the most power-efficient. The company plans to use its new supercomputer for AI research, ongoing GPU compute research, and to build and design future GPUs. Yes, GPUs are now helping to build future GPUs.

The post Nvidia builds its own supercomputer, claims top efficiency spot in the TOP500 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Scientists develop a memristor that can be conditioned just like a real synapse

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Scientists just built a memristor that mimics a synapse so closely, we could do simple classical conditioning on it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/237071-scientists-develop-a-memristor-that-can-be-conditioned-just-like-a-real-synapse?source=Computing

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Yahoo built email spying software for intelligence agencies, report says

Last year, Internet giant Yahoo built software to spy on incoming emails of hundreds of millions of accounts for U.S. intelligence agencies, according to Reuters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/04/yahoo-built-email-spying-software-for-intelligence-agencies-report-says.html

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Only in New York: NYPD evidence-tracking system can't be queried without crashing

An evidence and property system built to track of evidence and seized cash and other property for the New York Police Department crashes when queried. According to officials, the only alternative is to check half a million invoices annually by hand.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/20/only-in-new-york-nypd-evidence-tracking-system-cant-be-queried-without-crashing.html

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Rare Apple-1 computer built by Jobs and Wozniak in 1976 sells for $815,000

Someone owns a piece of Apple history, a rare “Celebration” Apple-1 computer built in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It appears to be a test board, used to confirm everything was working before the primary run.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/26/rare-apple-1-computer-built-by-jobs-and-wozniak-in-1976-sells-for-815000.html

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AMD has built hardware at Samsung, could tap foundry for future products

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AMD has confirmed that it has built hardware at Samsung’s foundries and has the option to utilize Samsung’s 14nm in the future. It’s an important move towards securing a stable manufacturing option across the industry as next-generation nodes are ever-harder to target.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232493-amd-has-built-hardware-at-samsung-could-tap-foundry-for-future-products

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Former Google exec Vic Gundotra shows off Kardia Band, an ECG heart monitor for Apple Watch

Article Image The Kardia Band — built by Google+ founding father Vic Gundotra’s medical device startup AliveCor — is an Apple Watch band with an integrated ECG module that the company hopes will make it easier for heart patients to identify potential problems before it’s too late.

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Is a Microsoft Surface Phone on deck?

Microsoft may be abandoning plans for an Intel-powered Windows 10 phone in favor of one designed by the folks who built the company’s Surface and Surface Book, according to a media report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/02/is-microsoft-surface-phone-on-deck.html

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Chrome has a serious security flaw

Since Google launched the Chrome browser in 2008, it’s built a reputation for speed and security not found in other browsers. While the gap has narrowed in both those areas thanks to improvements in Firefox, and Microsoft creating the new Edge browser for Windows 10, Chrome still has the edge in hacking contests.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/19/chrome-has-serious-security-flaw.html

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Science, religion and a really big telescope

Native Hawaiians are fighting to prevent the world’s largest telescope from being built on what they say is sacred ground.

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British firm builds experimental iPhone 6 with hydrogen fuel cell

A British company called Intelligent Energy has reportedly built a working version of an iPhone 6 that integrates both a rechargeable battery and a hydrogen fuel cell without altering the dimensions of the device.

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