No llueve más, lo hace en menos tiempo: en 12 días, la mitad de lo que antes llovía en un año [ mayor…

No llueve más, lo hace en menos tiempo: en 12 días, la mitad de lo que antes llovía en un año [ mayor intensidad ]
Cada vez nos llegan más noticias de lluvias torrenciales e inundaciones, sin embargo no es que esté lloviendo más que antes [ que dependiendo de la región del planeta, sí lo está ], sino que lo hace en intervalos de tiempo más cortos. Es decir, de forma más concentrada [ intensa ]...

No llueve más, lo hace en menos tiempo: en 12 días, la mitad de lo que antes llovía en un año
Cada vez nos llegan más noticias de lluvias torrenciales e inundaciones, sin embargo no es que esté lloviendo más que antes, sino que lo hace en intervalos de tiempo más cortos. Es decir, de forma más concentrada. Según un estu...

El asistente con IA que está en la ISS ya ha cumplido su primera jornada laboral de 90 minutos

El asistente con IA que está en la ISS ya ha cumplido su primera jornada laboral de 90 minutos
Como ya os contamos, CIMON es el primer robot asistente espacial con Inteligencia Artificial (IA) para instalarse en la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS). El robot fue a bordo de un carguero espacial Dragon de Space X que despegó este 29 de junio...

El asistente con IA que está en la ISS ya ha cumplido su primera jornada laboral de 90 minutos
Como ya os contamos, CIMON es el primer robot asistente espacial con Inteligencia Artificial (IA) para instalarse en la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS). El robot fue a bordo de un carguero espacial Dragon de Space X que d...

Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some users’ passwords

Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some users' passwords
The company notified those impacted by a problem with its data download tool. According to The Information, Instagram has suffered a serious security leak of its own that could've exposed user's passwords. While Facebook recently had a much more serious problem linked to its "View As" tool that was being actively exploited by... someone, the Instagram issue is linked to its tool that allows users to download a copy of their data...

Instagram bug inadvertently exposed some users' passwords
Instagram notified the "small number of people" impacted by a problem with its data download tool that could've leaked their passwords.

YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies

YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies
YouTube is borrowing a page from Vudu's playbook, in a manner of speaking. AdAge has confirmed that the Google video service quietly started adding free, ad-supported movies to its "Movies & Shows" section in October...

YouTube quietly offers free, ad-supported movies
If you don't mind commercial interruptions, you can (legitimately) watch classic movies for no cost on Google's video service.

SpaceX drops plans to make Falcon 9 rockets more reusable

SpaceX drops plans to make Falcon 9 rockets more reusable
For a while, SpaceX has dreamed of making its Falcon 9 rocket as reusable as possible, and not just the first stage. Now, though, it's having a change of heart. SpaceX has scrapped plans to make the rocket's second stage reusable...

SpaceX drops plans to make Falcon 9 rockets more reusable
It's using the resources to speed up a redesigned BFR.

ColorUNet: A new deep CNN classification approach to colorization

ColorUNet: A new deep CNN classification approach to colorization
A team of researchers at Stanford University has recently developed a CNN classification method to colorize grayscale images. The tool they devised, called ColorUNet, draws inspiration from U-Net, a fully convolutional network for image segmentation. "As part of Stanford's Computer Vision class, we worked on this project for several months," Vincent Billaut, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told TechXplore. "Our objective was to reproduce state-of-the art results using a lightweight model, rather than enhancing existing models by increasing the size of the training set or their computational complexity, a very common approach in CV problems. We wanted our results to be easy to evaluate and visually appealing, because besides useful and impactful applications, CV is also about cool stuff."...

ColorUNet: A new deep CNN classification approach to colorization

AMD Announces Their Fastest Clocked EPYC CPU Yet – The EPYC 7371 With Up To 3.8 GHz Clocks Across 16…

AMD Announces Their Fastest Clocked EPYC CPU Yet – The EPYC 7371 With Up To 3.8 GHz Clocks Across 16 Cores
AMD has introduced a new EPYC server chip to their EPYC 7000 series lineup which is also their highest clocked part to date. The chip which will be known as the EPYC 7371 is designed to meet the requirements applications that can take advantage of the higher clock speeds and AMD has offered a good boost in CPU clocks with their latest part...

AMD Launches The 16 Core EPYC 7671 - Fastest Clocked EPYC Chip
AMD has introduced a new EPYC server chip to their EPYC 7000 series lineup which is also their highest clocked part to date.

AMD Powered Handheld PC SMACH Z to Enter Mass Production in Early 2019

AMD Powered Handheld PC SMACH Z to Enter Mass Production in Early 2019
The SMACH Z team confirms that providers are already working on components production and delivery. Mass production of SMACH Z, the device that promises to revolutionize the world of PC gaming, is scheduled for Q1 of 2019. After two years of development, the device is ready to go to market with a 6-inch high-definition touch screen and hardware based on AMD Ryzen Embedded and AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics...

AMD Powered Handheld PC SMACH Z to Enter Mass Production in Early 2019
The SMACH Z, a handheld PC device powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded and Radeon Vega 8 technology, will enter mass production in early 2019 as announced via press release. The SMACH Z team confirms that providers are already working on components production and delivery. Mass production of SMACH Z, the device that promises to revolutionize …

Most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes

Most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes
Experts tested ATMs from NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, and GRGBanking. An extensive testing session carried out by bank security experts at Positive Technologies has revealed that most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes, and even less, in certain types of attacks. Experts tested ATMs from NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, and GRGBanking, and detailed their findings in a 22-page report published this week. The attacks they tried are the typical types of exploits and tricks used by cyber-criminals seeking to obtain money from the ATM safe or to copy the details of users' bank cards (also known as skimming)...

Most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes | ZDNet
Experts tested ATMs from NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, and GRGBanking.

Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year
Microsoft would offer "disc to digital" trade-ins for existing software. Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past)...

Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year
Microsoft would offer "disc to digital" trade-ins for existing software.

Review: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price

Review: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price
Let's be honest here: modern processors aren’t exciting. Speed bumps no longer thrill us, and we’ve become blasé about adding more cores. But we are living in a time when computers casually offer amounts of processing power that would have made previous generations swoon. It’s also a competitive time, primarily with two companies fighting for your silicon spending and giving you great computing bang for your buck. On one side we have Intel, the 800-pound gorilla of the processor world. On the other side, we have AMD, the upstart that occasionally steals the crown by doing something unexpected that changes the rules...

Review: Intel’s 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price
Intel’s latest has performance to spare for gamers and power users.

What Are Apple, GE, And Google Trying To Cover Up?

What Are Apple, GE, And Google Trying To Cover Up?
The stock market operates according to many rules -- stated and unstated. One of the most important is the idea -- about which I have been writing since at least 2009 -- that public companies are rewarded or punished each quarter depending on whether they beat revenue and earnings growth targets and raise their forecasts for the quarter and year ahead. CEOs can either choose to play this game -- by giving investors the information they need -- or withholding information so they don't have to report bad news and suffer the consequences. This brings to mind the Nixon era dictum -- it's not the crime, it's the coverup. And sadly for investors, a partial coverup is being foisted on investors by such leading lights as Apple, Google, and General Electric...

What Are Apple, GE, And Google Trying To Cover Up?
Apple, GE, and Google decided to get less transparent with investors and their shares dropped. What are they trying to hide?

AI Innovators: Deep Learning Pioneer Bryan Catanzaro on NeurIPS 2018 and the Importance of Research

AI Innovators: Deep Learning Pioneer Bryan Catanzaro on NeurIPS 2018 and the Importance of Research
Meet Bryan Catanzaro, Vice President of Applied Deep Learning Research at NVIDIA. Coming from a B.S. in Computer Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Catanzaro has been through the ranks, starting as an intern at NVIDIA to a research scientist and now vice president for applied research. Catanzaro has also worked alongside deep learning pioneers Adam Coates and Andrew Ng at Baidu, creating the next generation of systems for deep learning training and developing end-to-end deep learning-based speech recognition models...

AI Innovators: Deep Learning Pioneer Bryan Catanzaro on NeurIPS 2018 and the Importance of Research
Meet Bryan Catanzaro, Vice President of Applied Deep Learning Research at NVIDIA. Catanzaro tells us about one of the most important conferences in the researching world and why research is important to help build out the future of AI.

The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead…

The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead
As outlined yesterday, significant slowdowns with the Linux 4.20 kernel turned out to be due to the addition of the kernel-side bits for STIBP (Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors) for cross-HyperThread Spectre Variant Two mitigation. This has incurred significant performance penalties with the STIBP support in its current state with Linux 4.20 Git and is enabled by default at least for Intel systems with up-to-date microcode. Here are some follow-up benchmarks looking at the performance hit with the Linux 4.20 development kernel as well as the overall Spectre and Meltdown mitigation impact on this latest version of the Linux kernel. Some users have said AMD also needs STIBP, but at least with Linux 4.20 Git and the AMD systems I have tested with their up-to-date BIOS/microcode, that hasn't appeared to be the case. Most of the AMD STIBP references date back to January when Spectre/Meltdown first came to light. We'll see in the week ahead if there is any comment from AMD but at this time seems to be affecting up-to-date Intel systems with the Linux 4.20 kernel...

The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead - Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

Red Hat Developers Working Towards A Vendor-Neutral Compute Stack To Take On NVIDIA’s CUDA

Red Hat Developers Working Towards A Vendor-Neutral Compute Stack To Take On NVIDIA's CUDA
At this week's Linux Plumbers Conference, David Airlie began talking about the possibility of a vendor-neutral compute stack across Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA GPU platforms that could potentially take on NVIDIA's CUDA dominance. There has been the work on open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) SPIR-V compute support all year and that's ongoing with not yet having reached mainline Mesa. That effort has been largely worked on by Karol Herbst and Rob Clark, both open-source GPU driver developers at Red Hat. There has also been other compute-motivated open-source driver/infrastructure work out of Red Hat like Jerome Glisse's ongoing kernel work around Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM). There's also been the Radeon RADV driver that Red Hat's David Airlie co-founded and continues contributing significantly to its advancement. And then there has been other graphics/compute contributions too with Red Hat remaining one of the largest upstream contributors to the ecosystem...

Red Hat Developers Working Towards A Vendor-Neutral Compute Stack To Take On NVIDIA's CUDA - Phoronix
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster
At AMD’s Next Horizon event this week, the company disclosed for the first time the layout of its next generation EPYC processor, the new Vega Radeon Instinct datacenter compute accelerators, as well as a strong confidence that its execution on 7nm will be a big win. If there’s anyone at AMD prepared to talk about execution, it’s the Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Technology and Engineering, Mark Papermaster...

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

Intel Partner Discloses Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Launch Window

Intel Partner Discloses Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Launch Window
This week at Supercomputing, everyone is getting excited about next generation hardware, not only on x86 but also GPUs, POWER, Arm, FPGAs, and accelerators. The danger of having so many partners trying to get business for their products and discuss future generations of products is that not everything is qualified through the original manufacturers and leaks are made. This is one such leak...

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

Microsoft wants to put ads in Windows email — and it’s already testing them out (update)

Microsoft wants to put ads in Windows email — and it’s already testing them out (update)
Do you use the default Mail client on your PC, the one that comes with Windows 10, to read your email? How would you feel if Microsoft decided to throw in a few ads right at the top of your inbox? These aren’t rhetorical questions — as Windows news site Aggiornamenti Lumia noticed today, Microsoft is already testing that exact idea in a number of countries around the world. According to Microsoft’s FAQ, what we’re seeing is a pilot program, an experiment, a test that’ll theoretically help the company decide if it should actually roll out the feature for real...

Microsoft wants to put ads in Windows email — and it’s already testing them out (update)
Seriously, the ads are already in beta

Apple’s new iPad Pro seems to bend pretty easily

Apple’s new iPad Pro seems to bend pretty easily
A new video from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything shows that Apple’s latest iPad Pro can be bent and completely destroyed seemingly without much exertion. The tablet gave out quickly when host Zack Nelson performed his signature bend test, cracking down the middle near the microphone hole on the tablet’s left side and the Apple Pencil’s magnetic charging area on the right...

Apple’s new iPad Pro seems to bend pretty easily
Tablets are never as rigid as smartphones.

Network operations: A new role for AI and ML

Network operations: A new role for AI and ML
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are boosting automation capabilities across network operations, including configuration, troubleshooting, and problem remediation...

Network operations: A new role for AI and ML
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are boosting automation capabilities across network operations, including configuration, troubleshooting, and problem remediation.

Crypto-mining crash leaves Nvidia with ‘excess’ inventory of Pascal cards

Crypto-mining crash leaves Nvidia with 'excess' inventory of Pascal cards
Nvidia saw a sequential decline in gaming revenue, but expects things to pick back up. Nvidia's share price is getting hammered right now, dropping more than 18 percent a day after the company announced its third quarter earnings report. Part of the reason is because Nvidia had trouble clearing out its stockpile of previous generation Pascal graphics cards. "Gaming revenue was short of our expectations, and our fourth quarter outlook is impacted by excess channel inventory of midrange Pascal products," Nvidia said...

Crypto-mining crash leaves Nvidia with 'excess' inventory of Pascal cards
Nvidia saw a sequential decline in gaming revenue, but expects things to pick back up.

Elon Musk releases video of Boring Company breaking through other end of first tunnel

Elon Musk releases video of Boring Company breaking through other end of first tunnel
It looks like Elon Musk’s Boring Company is on schedule for the completion of its first tunnel as the CEO releases a video of their boring machine breaking through the other end of the tunnel under Los Angeles. At this point, the startup has several projects underway in Los Angeles and in other regions of the country, like in Chicago and Maryland...

Elon Musk releases video of Boring Company breaking through other end of first tunnel
It looks like Elon Musk’s Boring Company is on schedule for the completion of its first tunnel as the CEO releases a video of their boring machine breaking through the other end of the tunnel…

Huge Asteroid Impact Crater Found Just Under the Ice in Greenland

Huge Asteroid Impact Crater Found Just Under the Ice in Greenland
An international team of scientists have discovered what lay hidden under Arctic ice for thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. Using data primarily from NASA’s Operation IceBridge, they discovered one of the 25 largest impact craters anywhere on Earth. And its discovery may re-ignite an old climate debate. This impact crater is buried under more than a half mile of ice. It was originally spotted by a team of scientist using freely-available data from Operation IceBridge, NASA’s on-going mission to image the planet’s polar ice. The crater’s in northwest Greenland under the Hiawatha glacier, and it’s about 300 meters deep (1,000 ft.) and about 30.5 km (19 miles) in diameter. (For a comparison, the largest crater on Earth is the Vredefort crater, at 160 km. in diameter.)...

Huge Asteroid Impact Crater Found Just Under the Ice in Greenland - Universe Today
Scientists discovered an impact crater in Greenland buried under a half mile of ice. It may re-ignite an old debate about the Younger Dryas period.

NASA will retire its new mega-rocket if SpaceX or Blue Origin can safely launch its own powerful rockets…

NASA will retire its new mega-rocket if SpaceX or Blue Origin can safely launch its own powerful rockets
NASA is building a super-heavy-lift rocket called the Space Launch System to send astronauts back to the moon. The SLS program has seen multiple delays and cost overruns, and the rocket is not reusable. Elon Musk's and Jeff Bezos' aerospace companies SpaceX and Blue Origin, respectively, are developing comparable yet reusable (and presumably more affordable) giant rocket ships. If SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket or Blue Origin's New Glenn rockets come online, one NASA executive said the agency would "eventually retire" SLS. For now, though, NASA says it's focused on completing its Commercial Crew Program to test-launch American spaceships...

NASA will retire its new mega-rocket if SpaceX or Blue Origin can safely launch its own powerful rockets
NASA is building the Space Launch System (SLS) to send astronauts back to the moon. But it will retire it if SpaceX and Blue Origin build big rockets.

Nvidia Has A Crypto-Hangover, Mid-Range Turing Cards Likely Delayed

Nvidia Has A Crypto-Hangover, Mid-Range Turing Cards Likely Delayed
Nvidia announced its third quarter financial results, but a worrying glut of graphics cards in the channel, which Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang chalked up to a "Crypto hangover," impacted overall earnings and guidance. The news sent the company's stock plummeting 18% in after-hours trading. Nvidia expects the oversupply to require "one to two" quarters to recede...

Nvidia Has A Crypto-Hangover, Mid-Range Turing Cards Likely Delayed

Intel Cuts CPU Shipments by 2M, Motherboard Makers May Suffer – Report

Intel Cuts CPU Shipments by 2M, Motherboard Makers May Suffer - Report
According to a DigiTimes report today, Intel will reportedly cut CPU shipments to the PC building sector by 2 million units in Q4 2018. The supply shortage could also lead to a significant decline in motherboard shipments by Taiwanese manufacturers that quarter, the publication's unnamed sources said...

Intel Cuts CPU Shipments by 2M, Motherboard Makers May Suffer - Report

Radeon RX 590 Review: AMD’s First 12nm GPU Hits 225W

Radeon RX 590 Review: AMD’s First 12nm GPU Hits 225W
AMD is finally echoing something we’ve been saying for months in our Best Graphics Cards for Gaming column: there’s a gaping hole between Radeon RX 580 and the Radeon RX Vega 56 in its line-up. The company’s Radeon RX 590 8GB is designed to fill that space using its first 12nm mainstream gaming GPU. Although this sounds promising, the new Radeon RX 590 is still based on AMD’s aging fourth-gen Graphics Core Next architecture. It sports the same list of on-board resources as last year’s Radeon RX 580 and 2016’s Radeon RX 480. In other words, all of the 590’s gains come from a higher core clock rate...

Radeon RX 590 Review: AMD’s First 12nm GPU Hits 225W - Tom's Hardware

Artificial intelligence to contribute $16 trillion to global GDP by 2030

Artificial intelligence to contribute $16 trillion to global GDP by 2030
The contribution of artificial intelligence (AI) to the global GDP will increase 16-fold in the next 12 years, according to the head of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank Herman Gref. “Expansion of artificial Intelligence in the coming years is likely to only grow. According to forecasts of a number of companies, if today AI contributes $1 trillion to global GDP, then according to forecasts of consulting companies, this figure will increase 16-fold over the next 12 years, until 2030,” he said...


Artificial intelligence to contribute $16 trillion to global GDP by 2030
The contribution of artificial intelligence (AI) to the global GDP will increase 16-fold in the next 12 years, according to the head of Russia’s largest bank Sberbank Herman Gref.

‘Catastrophic’ megafloods created Mars’ giant canyons – study*

‘Catastrophic’ megafloods created Mars’ giant canyons – study*
Massive floods at Mars’ now barren lakes may have carved out distinct canyons millions of years ago near sites that NASA might one day turn into a Red Planet landing strip. Geologists believe that dried up ‘paleolakes’, once abundant with water, could have flooded, creating canyons like the Valles Marineris that run across the martian surface...

‘Catastrophic’ megafloods created Mars’ giant canyons – study
Massive floods at Mars’ now barren lakes may have carved out distinct canyons millions of years ago near sites that NASA might one day turn into a Red Planet landing strip