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Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
AMD unveils Threadripper, a 16-core, 32-thread CPU for desktops, coming summer 2017   —  It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power.  Yes, you read that right: 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power …
May 16, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Shadow Brokers group claims to have more exploits and plans to offer them via a subscription based service slated for June   —  The group plans to sell more Equation exploits and cyberespionage data through a subscription-based service  —  A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged …
May 16, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Intel releases Itanium 9700 Series, the last of the Itanium Processor Family envisioned as a x86 replacement   —  It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.
May 12, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
SiFive, creators of open RISC-V architecture, announce $8.5M Series B led by Spark Capital as company unveils two new chip designs   —  The RISC-V chip design can be licensed from SiFive  —  If you're buying a PC or server, you've likely considered chips based on x86 or, perhaps less often, the ARM architecture.
May 9, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Report: cyberspies stitch together free tools to build a malware framework, dubbed Netrepser, infecting 500+ computers at government agencies worldwide   —  The Netrepser cyberespionage group managed to infect hundreds of computers belonging to government agencies and organizations
May 7, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Qualcomm CEO: first Windows 10 PC with Snapdragon 835 is scheduled for Q4 2017   —  But don't expect a flood of Windows 10 PCs based on ARM chips  —  If you want a Windows 10 PC that doesn't have an x86 chip from Intel or AMD, your wish will be granted in the fourth quarter.
Apr 21, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Facebook open sources Caffe2, a deep-learning framework that will let developers program AI features like image recognition directly into mobile devices   —  Your smartphone may soon be able to recognize objects in images without accessing the cloud  —  New intelligence can be added …
Apr 18, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Memory standards organization JEDEC says DDR5 DRAM specification will be finalized next year and be twice as fast as DDR4   —  More DDR memory is on the way, despite many predictions that its time would soon be up.  —  Development of specifications for the new DDR5 DRAM has started …
Apr 1, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Flaw in Microsoft IIS 6.0 web server, which is no longer supported but reportedly still powers millions of websites, has been actively exploited since Aug. 2016   —  An exploit for a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft IIS 6.0 was published online, increasing the risk of attacks
Mar 30, 2017, 8:30 PMIn context
Caitlin McGarry / PCWorld:
In SXSW interview Nick Denton talks about how Gawker's Hogan coverage could have been better and the importance of conversation-driven platforms to media   —  “Facebook makes me despise many of my friends and Twitter makes me hate the rest of the world," Gawker founder Nick Denton said.
Mar 12, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context

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