Hardware


Learn to build robots and drones with Humble's cheap Raspberry Pi and Arduino ebook bundle

PCWorld

Arduino boards and the Raspberry Pi have taken the DIY computing world by storm, allowing users to create wildly inventive projects while learning programming and electronic building skills. If you're just looking to get into the world of microcontroller boards, though, it can be a little daunting to know where to start. And even if you've been on the DIY scene for a while, there's always more to learn. Today, you can get a Humble Bundle of Raspberry Pi and Arduino guide ebooks from Make magazine on a pay-what-you-want deal. The total list value of the bundle is $318, but you can get a healthy selection of books from the first tier for just $1. From there, you can get more content at each price tier: $8, $15, and $18.


Galaxy Fold: What is the point of Samsung's new foldable phone?

The Independent

After many rumours and leaks, Samsung has finally revealed its groundbreaking folding phone. It's certainly an exciting innovation but, really, what is the benefit and what will it be used for – Oh, and how can Samsung get away with charging $1,980 or €2,000 for it? The Galaxy Fold was the opening gambit at Samsung's San Francisco keynote event, where it also revealed three versions, no, four, of the Samsung Galaxy S10, a new fitness tracker and a smartwatch with a sports angle. But it was the Fold which caught the attention. In the current vogue for maximum screen size but minimum phone size, while noting that our hands aren't getting any bigger, a screen that can double in size was bound to come along sooner or later.


Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Wearables: A Step...

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For the healthcare domain, the time is right for a paradigm shift towards technology adoption. To begin with, let's have a look at the technology that is currently ruling the entire business landscape- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its subset Machine Learning. As technology evolves, it will boost the healthcare sector multifold. AI working in the back end can integrate the entire supply chain of medicine. From manufacturers to the end consumer, the whole supply chain process can be monitored with ease which will further provide authenticity regarding the entire process.


NVIDIA GPUs Power Kinetica Analytics Database

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Businesses need to effectively analyze, visualize, and turn data into insights and use AI-driven knowledge to transform their digital business into an AI enterprise. Today's businesses must unleash the power of accelerated analytics to transform their data-driven businesses. When extreme data requires companies to act with unprecedented agility, Kinetica powers business in motion. Kinetica's instant insight engine on NVIDIA DGX Systems provides real-time analytics on data--in motion and at rest--10 to 100X faster than traditional systems, and at 1/10th of the cost. Together, NVIDIA and Kinetica deliver breakthrough performance, exceptional visual insights, and streamlined machine learning to meet the constantly changing demands in the Extreme Data Economy.


Intel's MESO transistor promises vast leap in AI processing power

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Less than a decade ago, neuroscientist Amir Khosrowshahi was drilling holes and sticking needles into skulls to learn about the human brain. He turned his knowledge of neuroscience into entrepreneurial success, cofounding Nervana, a startup that helped large companies run neural networks, the technology now driving explosive results in AI. Intel, the world's largest maker of computer chips, acquired Nervana for more than $350 million just two years later, in 2016. Since then, Harvard and UC Berkeley-trained Khosrowshahi has emerged as a key AI thinker within Intel, where AI and chips are colliding in new and profound ways. In an interview with VentureBeat, Khosrowshahi, now CTO of AI, said he is staying at Intel because of a group of researchers there.


These are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get right now

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Varjo's human-eye resolution VR headset costs a mere $6,000

Engadget

When it comes to virtual reality, achieving human-eye resolution is arguably the main objective -- you want to see things as they would appear in real life, right? In 2017 Finnish company Varjo said it was working on a headset that delivered exactly that, and despite a few delays in its timescales, it's now launched its VR-1 device which promises the high resolution of more than 60 pixels per degree -- equivalent to human-eye resolution -- for the modest price of $6,000. According to Varjo, the headset's resolution is 20 times higher than other devices on the market, and it comes with advanced eye-tracking capabilities. The company said it plans to introduce a mixed reality component later this year. Don't get too excited, though.


Podcast: What is an Ai Supercomputer? - insideHPC

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The HPE SGI 8600 platform will be the core component of the Jean Zay Aiu supercomputer in France. In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team asks whether a supercomputer can or cannot be a "AI Supercomputer." The question came up after HPE announced a new AI system called Jean Zay that will double the capacity of French supercomputing. So what are the differences between a traditional super and a AI super? According to Dan, it mostly comes down to how many GPUs the system is configured with, while Shahin and Henry think it has something to do with the datasets.


Samsung CEO says the Galaxy Home speaker will arrive by April

Engadget

While the Samsung Galaxy Home was nowhere to be seen at the company's Galaxy Unpacked event held today, the smart speaker apparently has not been forgotten. DJ Koh, vice chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, told CNET that the company plans to launch the long-awaited device by April. At this point, the Galaxy Home has been a long time coming. First announced by Samsung in August 2018 at the company's Galaxy Note 9 event, the competitor for the Apple HomePod, Google Home and Amazon Echo has been relegated to the background for the most part. It was on display at CES 2019 back in January and was able to perform some commands but was still limited in its functionality.