How to protect your devices against Meltdown, Spectre bugs

Revelations that security flaws in chips powering PCs, laptops, servers, phones, and other devices have gone unnoticed for years have whipped bug fixers and security experts into a frenzy this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/how-to-protect-your-devices-against-meltdown-spectre-bugs.html

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Meet Stan, a robot that can pick up your car and park it for you

Stan is a robot that wants to park your car for you. The innovative system powering Stan has the potential to utterly transform how large parking lots use space, making them far more efficient than they are now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/meet-stan-robot-that-can-pick-up-your-car-and-park-it-for.html

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Google's Parsey McParseface (yep) will help AI understand English

Developers will be able to fiddle with the underlying technology powering Google’s powerful natural language software.

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Teardown reveals iPad Pro A9X sports dual-core CPU, 12-cluster GPU, built by TSMC

Article Image A dissection of Apple’s new A9X processor powering the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has discovered a custom 12-cluster GPU, doubling the graphics power of the base A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s.

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TSMC confirmed as manufacturer of Apple's 20nm A8 processor

According to a report on Friday, Apple’s latest 64-bit A8 system-on-a-chip, currently powering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., not longtime partner Samsung.



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Apple’s A8 SoC analyzed: The iPhone 6 chip is a 2-billion-transistor 20nm monster

Apple A8 SoC, slide
Powering both the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s new A8 SoC. This new chip, which contains around two billion transistors, will be one of the first mass-market components to use TSMC’s 20nm process. The A8 SoC will, according to Apple, be about 25% faster than its predecessor in CPU tasks, and 50% faster on the GPU side of things. These are some big performance gains that are made even more impressive by the fact that the A8 is reportedly 50% more power efficient than the A7 — and, despite almost doubling the transistor count, the die size is somehow 13% smaller. Read on for some detailed analysis of Apple’s new A8 SoC.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189787-apples-a8-soc-analyzed-the-iphone-6-chip-is-a-2-billion-transistor-20nm-monster

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