Hardware

Google, Movidius to Bring Deep Learning to Mobile Devices

     Movidius on Wednesday announced that it’s working with Google to put deep learning on mobile devices. Google will source Movidius’ latest flagship chip — the MA2450 — and software development environment, and will contribute to Movidius’ neural network technology road map in return. That could result in smartphones and other mobile devices that […]

Dell’s Embedded PCs Take the IoT to the Mainstream

Dell on Tuesday announced the release of its first purpose-built industrial PC products for the mainstream market: the Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series. The products are a response to the growing embedded computing market and the lack of reliable devices, Dell said. The embedded systems market was valued at more than US$11 […]

Fresh Raspberry Pi Has Better Hardware Baked In

The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Monday announced the availability of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for US$35, the same price as the previous model. It is the second major upgrade to the board in just over a year. The hardware upgrade boosts the single-core processor of the original Pi to a faster, more capable […]

iPad Pro Wants to Be Your Next PC

when Apple unveiled its 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this week, it aimed the tablet squarely at the PC replacement market, with Phil Schiller, senior VP of worldwide marketing, describing it as the “ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users and replacement for PC users.” More than 600 million PCs in use are 5 years old or […]

What’s in HPE’s persistent memory?

Memory and storage have been separate in computers for decades, but that’s changing. Hewlett Packard Enterprise took a step towards merging the two with its new “persistent memory” announced last week. A persistent memory module combines 8GB of DRAM and 8GB of flash in a single module that fits in a standard server DIMM slot. […]

Supercomputing shifts from power to purpose

The era of the one-size-fits-all supercomputer is over. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), the market leader in this space, is now producing high-performance computing systems for specific needs. The shift is being driven, in part, by the increasing desire for systems that can process data efficiently. swift 2Seven Swift 2 enhancements: Swift Playgrounds code filesDownload these Swift […]

Intel’s top PC, IoT executives leave in management shakeup

The writing was on the wall for some Intel executives after a former Qualcomm executive was hired to oversee the company’s PC, Internet of Things, and software businesses, and two of them are departing. Kirk Skaugen, who previously led the Client Computing Group, and Doug Davis, who ran the IoT group, are leaving the company, […]

What’s in HP’s $4,363 virtual reality desktop?

If you thought virtual reality headsets were expensive, the price of desktops designed to create VR content will blow you away.   Seven Swift 2 enhancements: Swift Playgrounds code files Download these Swift Playground code sample files for a deeper look at Apple’s seven essential READ NOW HP’s new Z Workstations, announced on Tuesday, start […]