MIPS Returns to Silicon Valley, Eyes Burgeoning AI Market

The custom CPU manufacturer MIPS has returned to its roots in Silicon Valley, and it’s already plotting its comeback. Can the small CPU firm still find a place at the AI table?

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Nvidia May Be Prepping a New GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q to Counter Intel, AMD


Nvidia is reportedly readying a new version of the GTX 1050 Ti with a Max-Q spin on the silicon. Is it a move against AMD’s just-announced Vega Mobile or a shot across the bow of Intel’s Vega-equipped CPUs?

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Chicago Apple store's snow, ice hazards call for 'fine-tuning'

Looks like Apple has gotten caught with its California roots showing. The Silicon Valley tech giant’s flagship store in Chicago, which opened in October, was designed with a range of architectural bells and whistles — except perhaps more consideration for the harsh winter realities of the Windy City.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/30/chicago-apple-stores-snow-ice-hazards-call-for-fine-tuning.html

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Meet the PowerWatch: World's first body heat-powered smartwatch

It’s time to throw away that charging cord; Matrix Industries, a Silicon Valley materials company whose mission is to harness wasted energy, has begun to ship its first smart watch, the PowerWatch, powered entirely by body heat.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/meet-powerwatch-worlds-first-body-heat-powered-smartwatch.html

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Marissa Mayer says she doesn't know how Yahoo got hacked

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted on Capitol Hill Wednesday that the Silicon Valley giant still doesn’t understand how hackers managed to compromise the information of billions of Yahoo users.

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Facebook, Google, Twitter sued by family of American killed in Nice terror attack

The complaint, filed in the northern district of California, argues that the three Silicon Valley-based companies “have knowingly and recklessly provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts to use its social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds, and attracting new recruits.”

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Google bets on modular homes to help employees with soaring housing costs

Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue.

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Forget health care — this startup offers cryonic freezing as an employee benefit

Move over foosball tables and free lunches! Silicon Valley-based AI-driven hedge fund Numerai is offering cryonic freezing as an employee benefit in order to attract new recruits.

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Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

It’s an only in Silicon Valley kind of story: A well-to-do private Catholic high school makes a $15,000 investment five years ago in the company developing the Snapchat app, holds onto it for years and ends up with a windfall of $24 million.

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Tech workers complain about cost of living increases in San Francisco

A tech worker in Silicon Valley said his six-figure salary is reportedly not enough to support a family in the California region.

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Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul

Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

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Tech titans slam Trump's controversial immigration move

Silicon Valley heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft are among a host of tech companies blasting President’s Trump’s controversial refugee and immigration restrictions.

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Tech Billionaire Thiel Aims to Justify His Trump Support

Peter Thiel, one of the few well-known Silicon Valley figures who has given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a public endorsement, on Monday reiterated his support at a National Press Club event in Washington. He prefaced his remarks with a disclaimer. “Nobody thinks his comments about women were acceptable,” Thiel told the gathering, referring to Trump. “I agree, they were clearly offensive and inappropriate.” However, a vote for Trump would not constitute an endorsement of his flaws or lack of judgment, Thiel argued.

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DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

Longstanding concerns about hiring and diversity issues in Silicon Valley recently returned to the fore. The Labor Department recently filed suit against big data firm Palantir, alleging that it had engaged in a pattern of denying jobs to Asian applicants. Race is a greater impediment than gender when it comes to breaking through corporate glass ceilings, suggests research conducted by Ascend. “Overlooked in the popular diversity discussion has been the issue of an Asian glass ceiling at the highest management levels,” said Ascend EVP Anna Mok.

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Apple closer to taking on Echo with Siri-powered speaker

The product that all of Silicon Valley seems to be focusing on is a voice-controlled speaker that’s capable of carrying out tasks based on your voice command.

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Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts

Intel vision for IoT
Intel’s acquisition of Movidius pits its custom silicon approach to vision and AI squarely against industry leader Nvidia’s GPGPU-based offerings.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/234980-intel-snaps-up-movidius-to-accelerate-its-ai-and-realsense-vision-efforts

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Intel announces new Kaby Lake: Built on 14nm+, with improved video decode and better top-end frequencies

7th Gen Intel Core processors are manufactured on silicon wafers at Intel production facilities. New 7th Gen Intel Core processors deliver richer experiences, incredible performance and responsiveness, and true ultra HD 4K entertainment in stunning new devices. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel has unveiled its new Kaby Lake silicon, with improved clocks, better multimedia features, and an updated version of its Speed Shift technology

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