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Crean un modelo de nervio auditivo con capacidad humana Científicos rusos han desarrollado un mode…

Crean un modelo de nervio auditivo con capacidad humana
Científicos rusos han desarrollado un modelo de nervio auditivo con una capacidad de audición similar a la humana. Tiene múltiples aplicaciones médicas, especialmente para restauración quirúrgica de la audición…

Crean un modelo de nervio auditivo con capacidad humana

Científicos rusos han desarrollado un modelo de nervio auditivo con una capacidad de audición similar a la humana. Tiene múltiples aplicaciones médicas, especialmente para restauración quirúrgica de la audición.

Microsoft gets users test driving Patch Tuesday’s non-security updates Microsoft will install non-…

Microsoft gets users test driving Patch Tuesday’s non-security updates
Microsoft will install non-security patches on Windows machines in advance of Patch Tuesday, if users select a new and not particularly descriptive option in Windows Update, it was revealed last week. The company explained the new ‘Check for Updates’ box in Windows 10 in a recent blog post, but left some concerned that users unfamiliar with what it does might stumble into stealth beta program…

Microsoft gets users test driving Patch Tuesday’s non-security updates

Are Microsoft’s new C and D updates a good idea or a beta by another name?

Fortnite hackers making a fortune from reselling stolen accounts Teenage hackers have been making …

Fortnite hackers making a fortune from reselling stolen accounts
Teenage hackers have been making a fortune from selling stolen accounts for the popular online game Fortnite, it emerged this week. Players have been reporting stolen accounts for a while, but this week the extent of the “Fortnite cracking” problem was revealed. The BBC interviewed one Slovenian teenager who said he had made £16,000 (around $20,000) in the last seven months…

Fortnite hackers making a fortune from reselling stolen accounts

Teenage hackers have been making thousands of pounds selling stolen accounts for popular online game Fortnite, it emerged this week.

Cheap but powerful Raspberry Pi rival: $45 NanoPi Neo4 is six-core Android board with USB 3.0 and …

Cheap but powerful Raspberry Pi rival: $45 NanoPi Neo4 is six-core Android board with USB 3.0 and 4K support
​The NanoPi Neo4 is the cheapest six-core, single-board computer to be released, but there’s a catch…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Feature 7nm EUV AI Chip Claims Report Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup that’s d…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Feature 7nm EUV AI Chip Claims Report
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup that’s due to launch early next year will have some heavy burdens to carry. The Korean tech giant’s Galaxy S9+ and S9+ failed to gain the market’s attention. Samsung chose to keep the smartphone’s overall form and design similar for three consecutive years and did not deliver any new features on them either, except for a camera lens with a variable aperture…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Feature 7nm EUV AI Chip Claims Report

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphones due for launch in early 2019 will have a big surprise. Take a look here for more details.

AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 590 graphics card will have 2304 stream processors on the 12nm FF node Co…

AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 590 graphics card will have 2304 stream processors on the 12nm FF node
Considering the old RX 580 has 2304 stream processors and is based on the same approximate node (the 12nm FinFET, is an enhanced version of the 14nm process, even though the name might suggest otherwise) we are looking at athe same core count and some additional few percentage points because of slightly higher clock speeds. All in all, you are looking at anywhere from 1%-5% real life gain under normal circumstances. This kind of performance level is something we have already seen before, in the leaked FF XV benchmarks of the Radeon RX 590, where it fares a lot better than the RX 580, indicating it’s in fact, the same GPU…

AMD Radeon RX 590 Graphics Card Has 36 CUs For A Total Of 2304 SPs

AMD’s upcoming graphics card, the Radeon RX 590 is going to have a total of 36 CUs or 2304 SPs. AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 590 graphics card will have 2304 stream processors on the 12nm FF node Considering the old RX 580 has 2304 stream processors and is based on the same approximate node (the …

VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes During its big customer…

VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes
During its big customer event in Europe, VMware announced another acquisition to step up its game in helping enterprises build and run containerised, Kubernetes-based architectures: it has acquired Heptio, a startup out of Seattle that was co-founded by Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, who were two of the three people who co-created Kubernetes back at Google in 2014 (it has since been open sourced)…

We tried the world’s first folding phone, and it actually works The Royole FlexPai is not a great-…

We tried the world’s first folding phone, and it actually works
The Royole FlexPai is not a great-looking phone, but its flexible display works as advertised. Samsung may be just days away from taking the wraps off its very own foldable smartphone-tablet hybrid, but consumer electronics company Royole has stolen a bit of its thunder with its very own flexible display device. Called the FlexPai, the 7.8-inch hybrid device can fold 180 degrees and transform from a tablet into a phone, albeit a bulky one…

We tried the world’s first folding phone, and it actually works

The Royole FlexPai is not a great-looking phone, but its flexible display works as advertised

SpaceX’s helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home A freshly upgraded SpaceX ship an…

SpaceX’s helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home
A freshly upgraded SpaceX ship and its crew just went through dramatic dress rehearsals, running through how they’d rescue injured astronauts after they return to Earth. When SpaceX starts ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station next year, the company’s ocean vessel Go Searcher will be tasked with recovering SpaceX’s crewed Dragon capsules that splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship is now equipped for a worst-case-scenario with medical treatment facilities and a helipad, in case returning astronauts need to be evacuated quickly to a hospital…

Scientist finds elusive star with origins close to Big Bang Astronomers have found what could be o…

Scientist finds elusive star with origins close to Big Bang
Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang. The discovery of this approximately 13.5 billion-year-old tiny star means more stars with very low mass and very low metal content are likely out there—perhaps even some of the universe’s very first stars. The star is unusual because unlike other stars with very low metal content, it is part of the Milky Way’s “thin disk”—the part of the galaxy in which our own sun resides. And because this star is so old, researchers say it’s possible that our galactic neighborhood is at least 3 billion years older than previously thought…

Scientist finds elusive star with origins close to Big Bang

Astronomers have found what could be one of the universe’s oldest stars, a body almost entirely made of materials spewed from the Big Bang.

Los bancos de semillas no son la panacea: no pueden preservar el 36 % de las plantas Dado que ésta…

Los bancos de semillas no son la panacea: no pueden preservar el 36 % de las plantas
Dado que éstas no toleran el proceso de secado y congelación necesario, un 36 por ciento de las especies de plantas en peligro crítico de desaparición no se pueden preservar en bancos de semillas, según refleja un nuevo estudio publicado en Nature Plants. También altas proporciones de especies que no pueden ser almacenadas incluyen el 35% de las especies “vulnerables”, el 27% de las especies “en peligro de extinción” y el 33% de todas las especies de árboles…

Los bancos de semillas no son la panacea: no pueden preservar el 36 % de las plantas

Dado que éstas no toleran el proceso de secado y congelación necesario, un 36 por ciento de las especies de plantas en peligro crítico de desaparición no se pueden preservar en bancos de semillas, según refleja un nuevo estudio…

Afirman que se pueden puede establecer una correlación cuántica entre bacterias y fotones en una c…

Afirman que se pueden puede establecer una correlación cuántica entre bacterias y fotones en una cavidad
Según la Mecánica Cuántica pueden existir estados que sean la superposición de varios. Así por ejemplo, podemos tener un electrón con dos estados de spin a la vez. Una vez medido, la función de ondas del electrón colapsaría a uno en concreto…

GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars GM is keenly aware that it can’t depend on car sale…

GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars
GM is keenly aware that it can’t depend on car sales going forward, and that now includes venturing beyond cars. The company has revealed that it’s working on two e-bikes, one compact and one folding, ahead of a launch sometime in 2019…

GM is making e-bikes as it expands beyond cars

It wants your help naming the new two-wheel brand ahead of the bikes’ 2019 launch.

NASA and the ESA release first 8K video from space – It shows astronauts working aboard the Intern…

NASA and the ESA release first 8K video from space – It shows astronauts working aboard the International Space Station.
NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up on a new video about astronauts in the International Space Station. But this one is a little different than the videos you’ve watched in the past because it’s the first 8K ultra high definition video delivered by the agencies, shot with a Helium 8K camera from RED…

NASA and the ESA release first 8K video from space

It shows astronauts living and working on board the International Space Station.

Another day, another update, another iPhone lockscreen bypass Apple keeps releasing iOS updates an…

Another day, another update, another iPhone lockscreen bypass
Apple keeps releasing iOS updates and Spanish researcher José Rodríguez keeps finding new ways to bypass each version’s lockscreen security. This week’s target was iOS 12.1, which appeared on Tuesday. By Wednesday, Rodríguez had posted a YouTube video showing how the lockscreen could be beaten with the help of Siri and Facetime to reveal the device’s contact phone numbers and email addresses…

Another day, another update, another iPhone lockscreen bypass

Researcher José Rodríguez beats the lockscreen to display contact phone numbers and email addresses.

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history If you value your privacy and your ferret predi…

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history
If you value your privacy and your ferret predilections, be advised that in August, security researchers from Stanford University and UC San Diego presented, during the 2018 USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT), four new, privacy-demolishing attack methods to get at people’s browsing histories. The novel attacks fit into two classic categories – visited-link attacks and cache-based attacks – and exploit new, modern browser features such as the CSS Paint application programming interface (API) and the JavaScript bytecode cache: two examples of evolving web code that don’t take privacy into account when handling cross-origin URL data, the researchers say…

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

Only one browser stood fast against a set of new browser history attacks.

How Liberty Mutual used automation to transform its data center Liberty Mutual insurance used auto…

How Liberty Mutual used automation to transform its data center
Liberty Mutual insurance used automation to improve customer and employee experiences within its data center. Here’s how the success unfolded…

How Liberty Mutual used automation to transform its data center | ZDNet

Liberty Mutual insurance used automation to improve customer and employee experiences within its data center. Here’s how the success unfolded.

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Tachyum Tries for Hyperscale Servers Tachyum is developing a 64-core se…

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Tachyum Tries for Hyperscale Servers
Tachyum is developing a 64-core server processor in 7nm technology for hyperscale data centers, targeting tapeout late next year. The design implements a VLIW instruction set with custom vector and matrix-multiplication instructions as well as a custom fabric.
By David Kanter
The Prodigy core is a four-bundle eight-wide design with a short 9-stage integer pipeline and 14-stage floating-point pipeline. It packs four integer units, two vector multiply-accumulate units that are 512 bits wide, a vector permute unit, and three load/store pipelines. It can sustain 192 bytes per clock from the 16KB L1 data cache, which is backed by a 512KB L2 cache. Using 8×8 and 4×4 matrix-multiplication instructions, the core can deliver 1,024 and 512 operations per clock, respectively, for machine learning and HPC.
Although the pipeline is largely in order, the microarchitecture has some limited reordering capabilities around load misses; Tachyum claims they’ll provide some benefits of out-of-order execution. The startup claims Prodigy should be more efficient than out-of-order designs while delivering similar or better performance.
The Tachyum server processor comprises a mesh fabric that connects 64 compute tiles, including a Prodigy core and 512KB of configurable L3 cache. The L3 operates as either a private victim cache for better locality or up to a 32MB slice of distributed shared L3 cache. For external memory, the processor has eight DDR4/5 channels. The 72 multimode-serdes lanes are typically configured as 64 PCIe 5.0 lanes and two 400G Ethernet links.
Tachyum claims the power-efficient Prodigy core and a simple mesh fabric will reach 4.0GHz in 7nm at 0.825V for a total chip power of 180W, even when the vector units are active. Given that the chip has yet to tape out and has specifications similar to those of other processors, these claims may prove optimistic.

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[ From Linley Newsletter ] Eta Compute MCU Puts AI in IoT Riding the AI-in-IoT wave, Eta Compute h…

[ From Linley Newsletter ] Eta Compute MCU Puts AI in IoT
Riding the AI-in-IoT wave, Eta Compute has developed an SoC that combines an MCU with a DSP for machine learning. The ultra-low-power Tensai chip is well suited to battery-operated systems, including those that require continuous (always-on) processing. The startup completes its solution with optimized neural-network software for machine learning. It expects Tensai to enter production early next year.
By Bob Wheeler
Tensai starts as a hyper-efficient microcontroller built around Eta’s asynchronous CPU core and low-power analog blocks. The startup previously disclosed its Cortex-M3 CPU, which it also licenses as a 55nm hard macro. For machine learning, it adds a CoolFlux DSP16 core licensed from NXP. It uses the DSP’s dual 16×16 MACs to implement convolutional neural networks (CNNs) as well as spiking neural networks (SNNs). Tensai has common MCU features such as embedded flash memory, analog I/Os, and a power-management unit.
By crunching data at its source, Tensai can dramatically reduce communications requirements for IoT devices. Applications include cameras that detect and track objects, smart speakers with wake-word detection, and industrial sensors that detect anomalies without extensive offline training. Eta isn’t alone in addressing edge AI, but it’s the first to offer an Arm-based MCU with a machine-learning engine. Its holistic approach should appeal to IoT developers lacking AI expertise.

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AMD Investor Relations Announces “Next Horizon” Event for November 6th Earlier today on their Inve…

AMD Investor Relations Announces “Next Horizon” Event for November 6th
Earlier today on their Investor Relations website, AMD posted notice of a new event. Dubbed “AMD Next Horizon”, the event is currently slated for November 6th [ no time is provided ] and this is all we know. In fact the event page is outright barren, containing nothing except the name of the event and the calendar links. No other details are provided regarding the content or who might be presenting this event…

Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs The rainbow of hues seen in modern bird egg…

Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs
The rainbow of hues seen in modern bird eggs probably evolved in birds’ dinosaur ancestors, which had eggs with colorful and speckled shells. That’s according to a new study of fossil eggs in the journal Nature. Researchers found that birds’ close dinosaur relatives had eggs with traces of two pigments—a red-brown one and a blue-green one. This same pair of pigments mixes and matches in today’s bird eggs to produce colors ranging from robin’s egg blue to red to yellow to green…

Birds Got Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs From Dinosaurs

A new study found that birds’ dinosaur relatives had eggs with traces of two pigments—a red-brown one and a blue-green one. In today’s birds that might produce a color such as robin’s egg blue.

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Europe’s Airbus sai…

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft
Europe’s Airbus said on Friday it had delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA’s new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years, hitting a key milestone that should lead to hundreds of millions of euros in future orders…

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion…

Europe’s Airbus on Friday delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA …