Intel formally kills its tick-tock approach to processor development

Nearly 10 years ago, Intel formally unveiled the new design and manufacturing process it would use for its microprocessors. Before 2007, there was no exact, predictable alignment between the deployment of new manufacturing techniques at smaller process nodes and the debut of new architectures. From 2007 forward, Intel followed a…

Andy Grove, tech titan and Intel legend, passes away at 79

When Sam Foss penned, “Give me men to match my mountains” he was talking about taming America. For the mountains that are the technology industry, Andy Grove was the right man. His vision and drive, and most of all his focus on perfect execution, helped transform Intel from a small…

Microsoft yanks new AI Twitter bot after it begins spreading Nazi propaganda

Yesterday, Microsoft debuted Tay, a new AI twitter bot meant to “conduct research on conversational understanding.” The bot targeted the 18-24 age range and was built using “relevant public data and by using AI and editorial developed by a staff including improvisational comedians. Public data that’s been anonymized is Tay’s…

Apple may design its own servers to avoid government snooping

We’ve known for roughly two years the US government has programs devoted to intercepting computer hardware mid-shipment. These programs are used to insert backdoors or spyware deep into a system’s firmware before it even arrives at its destination. A new report claims Apple is looking into building its own servers as…

AMD appoints former Broadcom, Intel engineer to head CPU development

AMD has appointed a new corporate VP, Nazar Zaidi, to head future development of CPUs, SoCs, and systems engineering. While Zaidi isn’t being billed as a direct replacement for Jim Keller, AMD’s former CPU architect, his position seems to blend both engineering and long-term product focus and development. Keller left…

Windows 10 market share breaks 20 percent, but pace of growth still slowing

Earlier this month, we reported on Windows 10’s slow growth rate, despite Microsoft’s decision to pull out all the stops on pushing customers to upgrade to the new operating system. Three weeks ago, Microsoft pushed a “security” fix for IE11 that was actually aWindows 10 update notification in disguise (this…

New ransomware uses disk-level encryption to hold your computer hostage

Encryption can be used to secure your personal communication from prying eyes, keep your banking details secure, and plenty of other great things. However, it’s also the key to an increasingly common form of malware called ransomware. When a computer is hit by a piece of ransomware, the user’s files…

Facebook Messenger May Soon Let You Pay in Offline Stores

Over the past few months, Facebook has been aggressively making its instant messenger Messengermore capable by adding the ability to send money to a friend and talk to an AI bot. It seems the company has two more interesting features lined up, if the code of the iOS app is…

IITian Major’s jetpack to give wings to Army

In the frozen heights of Siachen, the world’s toughest and highest battle field, weather takes more lives than bullets. The count of casualties at Siachen was more than 860 due to hostile weather conditions till last year. Not to forget the ten soldiers from Madras Regiment who were buried under…

NexGTv’s new feature to save 5X data while streaming videos

NexGTv — India’s largest subscription-driven video entertainment app — on Thursday introduced a unique feature that allows users to manage their data flow at will as they stream a video on smartphones or other devices. The feature can help a user save data by as much as five times even…