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Nvidia creates open server spec to house its own hardware, and the occasional x86

Mon, 2023-05-29 11:45
Taiwan’s big OEMs are all-in on plan to build servers that won't cook when running AI

Computex Nvidia has created an open design for servers to house its accelerators, arguing that CPU-centric server designs aren’t up the job of housing multiple GPUs and SmartNICs .…

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Seriously, boss? You want that stupid password? OK, you get that stupid password

Mon, 2023-05-29 07:30
Fed-up techie wields the magic of malicious compliance on his way out the door

Who, Me? Can it be Monday already, dear reader? Well, doesn't time fly! Welcome once again to Who, Me? The Register's weekly dip into the mailbag for tales of readers' on-the-job shenanigans.…

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New York county still dealing with ransomware eight months after attack

Mon, 2023-05-29 06:30
Also: iSpoof no more, Edmodo fined more than it can pay, UK is #1 (in CC theft), and the week's critical vulns

security in brief The fallout from an eight-month-old cyber attack on a county in Long Island, New York has devolved into mud-slinging as leaders try to figure out just what is going on.…

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Look mom, no InifiniBand: Nvidia’s DGX GH200 glues 256 superchips with NVLink

Mon, 2023-05-29 04:30
Unless you need more nodes

Computex Nvidia unveiled its latest party trick at Computex in Taipei: stitching together 256 Grace-Hopper superchips into an "AI supercomputer" using nothing but NVLink.…

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Google Photos AI still can't label gorillas after racist errors

Mon, 2023-05-29 02:30
Plus: Anthropic raises $450m in Series C round, and Waymo cozies up to Uber to expand self-driving robotaxi fleet

AI in brief AI may be progressing rapidly, but it appears Google still hasn't quite fixed an eight-year problem with its image recognition system: identifying pictures of gorillas accurately.…

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Arm announces Cortex-X4 among latest CPU and GPU designs

Mon, 2023-05-29 00:30
Coming to silicon near you ... next year

Arm is set to today announce more CPU and GPU designs, with a promise of performance and power efficiency gains for laptop and smartphone system-on-chips.…

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China's homegrown airliner makes first paid-for flight

Sun, 2023-05-28 23:56
PLUS: Grab founder quits operational role; Meta's fiber-bot crawls to Japan; ChatGPT enhances Taiwan's status

Asia in Brief China Eastern Airlines on Sunday conducted the first commercial flight of the COMAC C919 – the first made–in-China commercial jetliner.…

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US bill to protect reproductive health data is dead. Here's why you should care anyway

Sun, 2023-05-28 12:42
My Body, My Data sounds reasonable enough, right?

Legislation recently reintroduced in the US Senate and House of Representatives aims to protect reproductive and sexual health data and prevent it from being monetized – or used to prosecute people in post-Roe America.…

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Since when did my SSD need water cooling?

Sat, 2023-05-27 10:38
As next-gen storage gets hotter, designs are getting wacky

Feature As the latest generation of M.2 SSDs have trickled out to consumer platforms we've seen some wild and wacky cooling solutions strapped to them: heat pipes, 20,000 rpm fans, even tiny liquid coolers.…

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Alien versus Predator? No, this Android spyware works together

Sat, 2023-05-27 01:23
Phone-hugging code can record calls, read messages, track geolocation, access camera, other snooping

The Android Predator spyware has more surveillance capabilities than previously suspected, according to analysis by Cisco Talos, with an assist from non-profit Citizen Lab in Canada.…

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Subpoenaed PyPI says bye-bye to as much IP address data as it can

Sat, 2023-05-27 00:34
Python package pile prefers protecting programmer privacy

PyPI, the Python Package Index, began evaluating ways to reduce the amount of identifying information that it stores even before the US Justice Department came asking for data on suspect users.…

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Neuralink says US OK's human experiments with Elon's brain chips

Fri, 2023-05-26 23:23
Hopefully this tech works better than his self-driving cars

Neuralink, the brain-computer interface startup founded by tech billionaire Elon Musk, has said the US Food and Drug Administration has given permission for its first human clinical trials.…

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Microsoft has made Azure Linux generally available. Repeat, Azure Linux

Fri, 2023-05-26 22:22
Come for the Kubernetes, stay for the containers

After using Azure Linux internally for two years and running it in public preview since October 2022, Microsoft this week finally made its distribution generally available.…

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US govt pushes spyware to other countries? Senator Wyden would like a word

Fri, 2023-05-26 21:03
Uncle Sam confirms it's saying nothing

The US International Trade Administration (ITA) has admitted it promotes the sale of American-approved commercial spyware to foreign governments, and won't answer questions about it, according to US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).…

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Why you might want an email client in the era of webmail

Fri, 2023-05-26 20:00
New beta versions of Thunderbird (and Firefox, while we're at it) to help set you up

It's beta season in Mozilla land and some cool shiny stuff is on the way. Versions 114 of both the Firefox browser and its distant cousin the Thunderbird email client are heading our way.…

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Mozilla so sorry about that intrusive Firefox VPN ad popup

Fri, 2023-05-26 18:59
'We accomplished the exact opposite of what we intended...'


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LIGO cranks up the sensitivity to sniff out gravitational waves

Fri, 2023-05-26 18:30
The instrument that proved Einstein right is back

The US ultra-sensitive space science project, which first proved the existence of gravitational waves, is back after three years of upgrades and maintenance made it 30 percent more sensitive.…

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US and China trade chiefs aim for cool heads as chip wars heat up

Fri, 2023-05-26 17:00
Commerce Secretary Raimondo asks WTF is going on with the Micron ban

The US and China appear to be trying to calm fraught relations over semiconductors as Chinese vendors reportedly drop orders for Micron memory components in line with Beijing's ban.…

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Meta promises UK it won't pilfer rivals' ad data to build Facebook Marketplace

Fri, 2023-05-26 15:36
Once it knows how to stop, anyway

Remember when the European Commission and the UK started investigating Meta on the suspicion it was helping itself to rivals' data and using it to build its own products, including Facebook Marketplace?…

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AI menaces superbug by identifying potent antibiotic

Fri, 2023-05-26 14:00
Take that, Acinetobacter baumannii! You may hide on hospital doorknobs but you can't outrun binary brainboxes

Neural networks have helped scientists to develop an antibiotic capable of fighting a highly resistant superbug commonly found in hospitals.…

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