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New Colocation Provider Forms After $1.1B AT&T Data Center Sale Evoque will provide colocation ser…

New Colocation Provider Forms After $1.1B AT&T Data Center Sale
Evoque will provide colocation services across the telco’s former global data center footprint…

New Colocation Provider Forms After $1.1B AT&T Data Center Sale

Evoque will provide colocation services across the telco’s former global data center footprint.

Scientists use AI neural network to translate speech from brain activity Three recently published …

Scientists use AI neural network to translate speech from brain activity
Three recently published studies focused on using artificial intelligence (AI) neural networks to generate audio output from brain signals have shown promising results, namely by producing identifiable sounds up to 80% of the time. Participants in the studies first had their brain signals measured while they were either reading aloud or listening to specific words. All the data was then given to a neural network to “learn” how to interpret brain signals after which the final sounds were reconstructed for listeners to identify. These results represent hopeful prospects for the field of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), where thought-based communication is quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to reality…

HPE to Build 24 Petaflop Supercomputer with 64-Core AMD EPYC Processors for HLRS HPE is now under …

HPE to Build 24 Petaflop Supercomputer with 64-Core AMD EPYC Processors for HLRS
HPE is now under contract to build and install a new AMD-powered supercomputer at HLRS in Germany. Called “Hawk, the new computing system will be 3.5 times faster than the existing HLRS supercomputer, Hazel Hen, and will be the world’s fastest supercomputer for industrial production. Hawk will support academic research and industry — particularly in engineering-related fields — to advance applications for energy, climate, mobility, and health…

HPE to Build 24 Petaflop Supercomputer with 64-Core AMD EPYC Processors for HLRS – insideHPC

HPE is now under contract to build and install a new AMD-powered supercomputer at HLRS in Germany. Called “Hawk, the new computing system will be 3.5 times faster than the existing HLRS supercomputer, Hazel Hen, and will be the world’s fastest supercomputer for industrial production. Hawk will support academic research and industry — particularly in engineering-related fields — to advance applications for energy, climate, mobility, and health. “A…

Windows Zero-Day Bug Allows Overwriting Files with Arbitrary Data A security researcher has disclo…

Windows Zero-Day Bug Allows Overwriting Files with Arbitrary Data
A security researcher has disclosed exploit code for a fourth zero-day vulnerability in Windows operating system in just as many months. The bug enables overwriting a target file with arbitrary data. Running the proof-of-concept (PoC) code provided by the researcher that uses the online alias SandboxEscaper results in overwriting ‘pci.sys’ with information about software and hardware problems, collected through the Windows Error Reporting (WER) event-based feedback infrastructure…

KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXQt & MATE Linux Gaming Benchmarks, Including X.Org/Wayland One of…

KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXQt & MATE Linux Gaming Benchmarks, Including X.Org/Wayland
One of the recent leading requests by new Phoronix Premium members was to see some current Linux gaming benchmarks across a variety of desktop environments and with Wayland and X.Org where applicable. Here are those tests with KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXQt, and MATE when testing with a Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card…

KDE Plasma, GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXQt & MATE Linux Gaming Benchmarks, Including X.Org/Wayland – Phoronix

Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, and computer hardware tests.

Russian Cosmonaut Says The Hole in The ISS Was Drilled From The Inside Back in August, the crew of…

Russian Cosmonaut Says The Hole in The ISS Was Drilled From The Inside
Back in August, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) was surprised to learn that a leak was responsible for a slight loss in air pressure aboard the station. After investigating, they learned that the cause was a small hole in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that had docked with the ISS. While the hole was promptly sealed, the cause of it has remained a mystery ever since. To determine a possible cause, and inspect the external hole on the spacecraft, the crew of Expedition 57 conducted an “unprecedented spacewalk” on Dec. 11th…

Russian Cosmonaut Says The Hole in The ISS Was Drilled From The Inside

Back in August, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) was surprised to learn that a leak was responsible for a slight loss in air pressure aboard the station.

Europe to fund bug bounties for 15 open source programs, including VLC, Drupal and Notepad++ Start…

Europe to fund bug bounties for 15 open source programs, including VLC, Drupal and Notepad++
Starting in January, the European Commission is going to fund bug bounty programs for a number of open source projects that are used by members of the EU. The initiative is part of the third edition of the Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project, which aims to ensure the integrity and reliability of the internet and other infrastructure. In all, the Commission will fund 15 bug bounty programs, with rewards ranging from €17,000 ($19,400) to €90,000 ($103,000)…

Europe to fund bug bounties for 15 open source programs, including VLC, Drupal and Notepad++

Starting in January, the European Commission is going to fund bug bounty programs for a number of open source projects that are used by members of the EU. The initiative is part of the third edition of the Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project, which aims to ensure the integrity and reliability of the internet and other infrastructure.

What happened with Linux in 2018 Linux continued to dominate the realms of servers and smartphones…

What happened with Linux in 2018
Linux continued to dominate the realms of servers and smartphones in 2018, and the pace of development of distributions and the Linux kernel remained relentless. Kernel developers had their hands full this year, having to deal with the disclosure of significant vulnerabilities in the CPUs used by almost every desktop computer and web server in the world – Spectre and Meltdown. The year also saw significant changes within the community when the creator of the Linux kernel Linus Torvalds apologised for his past behaviour and advocated for a new contributor code of conduct…

What happened with Linux in 2018

Linux continued to dominate the realms of servers in 2018, and the pace of development remained relentless.

NASA Clears “Dream Chaser” Space Cargo Plane For Full-Scale Production Sierra Nevada Corporation (…

NASA Clears “Dream Chaser” Space Cargo Plane For Full-Scale Production
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been given the go ahead from NASA to begin full-scale production of it’s “Dream Chaser” commercial space cargo plane. Scheduled to make its first mission in 2020, the company announced on December 18 that it had cleared the last milestone in its Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract. Now the company is able to move ahead with the full-scale production of the carrier which will be used to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS)…

NASA Clears “Dream Chaser” Space Cargo Plane For Full-Scale Production

There’s a new player in the commercial space operations game.

Three ways DevOps will be more finely tuned in 2019 DevOps will be defined by three key trends in …

Three ways DevOps will be more finely tuned in 2019
DevOps will be defined by three key trends in the year ahead — cloud, DevSecOps, and AI. That’s the word from Wesley Pullen, chief DevOps strategist at Electric Cloud, in a presentation at the recent DevOps Enterprise Summit. There are now enough proof points on implementations to justify DevOps to senior executives as a strategy for attaining competitive advantage, he explains. “This is serious. This is a major competitive advantage for companies who start to adopt this — not only at a team level, but also corporate wide.” …

Three ways DevOps will be more finely tuned in 2019 | ZDNet

DevOps will be defined by three key trends in the year ahead — cloud, DevSecOps, and AI.

Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone XI The iPhone will be completely redesigned in 2020, but unt…

Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone XI
The iPhone will be completely redesigned in 2020, but until then we know Apple’s design plans are modest with a focus on official price cuts. So how will the company generate excitement for its 2019 iPhones? Now we know… In a major scoop, Bloomberg has revealed Apple is working with Sony to integrate long distance 3D cameras into its next-generation iPhones. This is technology, with the potential to transform photography, security and gaming. Furthermore, the source couldn’t be better: Bloomberg spoke to Sony itself…

Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone XI

Apple’s radical new iPhone upgrade has been revealed…

AMD-Powered Laptops: A Viable Alternatives or an Iffy Proposition? If you’ve been searching for a …

AMD-Powered Laptops: A Viable Alternatives or an Iffy Proposition?
If you’ve been searching for a new notebook, and in particular one that can let you game on the go, then chances are you haven’t even considered buying a machine with AMD inside. Intel dominates mobile processors, as does Nvidia for discrete mobile GPUs. You’ll need to search long and hard to even find an alternative. But what if you want to support the underdog? Well, it is possible to find a laptop using AMD’s latest Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs. We found one that looked quite promising, the Acer’s Nitro 5 gaming laptop…

This Raspberry Pi Is A Stereo Camera And So Much More Over the years we have featured a huge array…

This Raspberry Pi Is A Stereo Camera And So Much More
Over the years we have featured a huge array of projects featuring the Raspberry Pi, but among them there is something that has been missing in all but a few examples. The Raspberry P Compute Module is the essentials of a Pi on a form factor close to that of a SODIMM module, and it is intended as a way to embed a Pi inside a commercial product. It’s refreshing then to see [Eugene]’s StereoPi project, a PCB that accepts a Compute Module and provides interfaces for two Raspberry Pi cameras. What makes this board a bit special is that as well as the two camera connectors at the required spacing for stereophotography it also brings out all the interfaces you’d expect on a regular Pi, so there is the familiar 40-pin expansion header as well as USB and Ethernet ports. It has a few extras such as a pin-based power connector, and an on-off switch…

Open Source IDE for FPGAs as QtCreator Learns Verilog Classic battles: PC vs Mac, Emacs vs Vi, Tas…

Open Source IDE for FPGAs as QtCreator Learns Verilog
Classic battles: PC vs Mac, Emacs vs Vi, Tastes Great vs Less Filling, and certainly one that we debate around the Hackaday watercooler: command line or IDE? There’s something to be said for using good old command line tools, and even if you like to configure your favorite editor to be nearly an IDE, at least it is one you are familiar with and presumably leverage over several different uses…

NASA Probe to Make Historic New Year’s Day Flyby of Mysterious Ultima Thule. Here’s What to Expect…

NASA Probe to Make Historic New Year’s Day Flyby of Mysterious Ultima Thule. Here’s What to Expect.
As 2018 draws to a close and a new year dawns, one group of people plans to celebrate something far more unusual — a flyby of the most distant solar system object ever explored. On Tues. Jan. 1, at 12:33 a.m. EST(0533 GMT), NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Ultima Thule, the tiny rock orbiting roughly 4 billion miles (6.5 billion kilometers) from the sun. Here’s how to watch the flyby online today and tomorrow…

Everybody’s talking about water on the moon Since Galileo spotted mountains on the moon in the sev…

Everybody’s talking about water on the moon
Since Galileo spotted mountains on the moon in the seventeenth century, humans have itched to go there. When the Apollo missions made that a reality in 1969, the US space program began envisioning an elaborate future on the moon. In 1984, a NASA symposium on the topic was convened after its organizers “realized the space transportation technology of the year 2000 would be capable of routinely carrying payloads to the moon” and thought they should start planning ahead…

Lunar lakes keep eyes pointed skyward

The revolutionary implications of water on the moon

Google deprecating desktop Chromecast setup for Mac and PC with Chrome 72 The Chromecast celebrate…

Google deprecating desktop Chromecast setup for Mac and PC with Chrome 72
The Chromecast celebrated its fifth anniversary this year and was Google’s first big hardware success. It is a very affordable and easy to use streaming device, though an upcoming update next month will remove the ability to set the dongle up from Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Google’s “Set up your Chromecast device” help page was recently updated to remove the Computer setup instructions. A new notice confirms this deprecation and directs users to download and use the Google Home app for Android or iOS…

Google deprecating desktop Chromecast setup for Mac and PC with Chrome 72

The Chromecast celebrated its fifth anniversary this year and was Google’s first big hardware success. It is a very affordable and easy to use streaming device, though an upcoming update next…

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation release date, news, and rumors Now that AMD is on the verge …

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation release date, news, and rumors
Now that AMD is on the verge of revealing its 7nm next-generation processors, what will the future look like for Threadripper 3rd Generation – its next line of HEDT processors? Now that AMD Ryzen is nearly two years old at this point, and we’ve seen Team Red come out with winning CPU after winning CPU, we’ve been asking ourselves where things go from here…

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Snapdragon 855 Is a Prime Choice Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon …

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Snapdragon 855 Is a Prime Choice
Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 855 brings across-the-board upgrades to the already powerful Snapdragon 845, which appears in nearly all premium Android smartphones released in 2018. The new design introduces what the company calls the “prime core,” a single CPU designed for maximum speed when launching apps and running other demanding tasks. It features a new tensor accelerator that boosts raw AI performance by 3x over the 845’s. Even the audio engine and image processor (ISP) have new AI and vision-processing capabilities.
By Linley Gwennap
The 855 integrates the world’s fastest LTE modem, offering a peak data rate of 2.0Gbps. It’s also the only processor that Qualcomm supports for use with its 5G modem chip, the X50. Thus, the 855 will power most initial 5G phones, including from Asus, Fujitsu, HTC, LG, OnePlus, Oppo, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE. The initial 855-based products will appear in 1Q19, while the first 5G models are likely to ship around mid-2019.
Although the new chip is Qualcomm’s first built in 7nm technology, it’s the third premium smartphone chip in this node, following Apple’s A12 and Huawei’s Kirin 980. The Snapdragon 855 clearly outperforms the new Kirin in CPU, GPU, AI, and wireless metrics. As usual, Apple poses a tougher challenge, but the 855 reduces the single-core performance gap and could pull ahead on many graphics tasks.

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