DARPA’s $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics is risky, but could pay off big time   Concerned that the country could lose its edge in semiconductor chips, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances […]

Features from both the iPad Pro and iMac Pro make an appearance in the 2018 MacBook Pros.   The 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch releases offer upgraded configurations with 8th generation Intel processors. The MacBook Pros also feature more cores than before: a maximum of six cores in the 15-inch model, up from […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]

AMD has released four new processors that improve performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency. AMD has launched its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. They are based on a refined update to their Zen architecture that is being called Zen+. The 2nd generation Ryzen processors offer higher clock speeds, lower latencies, and a more intelligent algorithm that […]

The future has arrived. The experimental realization of a memtransistor will allow computers to think more like people do   Future computers will be able to process and remember information at the same time, just like human brains, thanks to an experiment out of the Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. Researchers there paired a […]

Microsoft’s Windows Meltdown patch will not protect your security, if your antivirus software isn’t compatible. Microsoft updated their support page to state that Windows computers will not be protected from security vulnerabilities unless their antivirus software is compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches.   Microsoft has been rolling out a series of patches since […]