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Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: pre-roll is a battery bell gamechanger

The Guardian

The latest iteration of Amazon's battery-powered Ring doorbell adds a new feature to capture the early details of events most competitors would miss without needing to be plugged in. It tops Ring's battery-powered range, which starts at £89. The look and basic function of the Doorbell 4 is very similar to Ring's older models. It has a camera with night vision, motion sensors and a large doorbell button. When someone pushes the button Ring's signature chime plays and an alert is sent to your phone. You can view a live feed and speak through the doorbell using the app from anywhere with internet.


DRM Driver Posted For AI Processing Unit - Initially Focused On Mediatek SoCs

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BayLibre developer Alexandre Bailon has posted a "request for comments" of a new open-source Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for AI Processing Unit (APU) functionality. Initially the driver is catering to Mediatek SoCs with an AI co-processor but this DRM "APU" driver could be adapted to other hardware too. Alexandre Bailon sums up this DRM AI Processing Unit driver as "a DRM driver that implements communication between the CPU and an APU. This uses VirtIO buffer to exchange messages. For the data, we allocate a GEM object and map it using IOMMU to make it available to the APU. The driver is relatively generic, and should work with any SoC implementing hardware accelerator for AI if they use support remoteproc and VirtIO."


Free GPU for Deep Learning

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It is not a surprise that in the world of Big Data, where the use of deep neural networks (NNs) is common, processing power is essential. GPU is essential for deep learning as it can handle many small processes at the same time, which is needed to update all the weights and bias terms in the layers of deep NN. As deep NN trains, it needs to calculate, re-calculate, adjust, re-scale, and update all of the parameters in every layer of the network thousands, millions, or even billions of times. Doing all of these using CPU would lead to significant time delays. Simply, imagine updating thousand of parameters one after another.


Accenture, IonQ work to bring quantum computing to more businesses

ZDNet

The partnership will see IonQ and Accenture join forces to help other businesses assess how quantum computing could help improve their outcomes. Quantum computing start-up IonQ has signed off a new collaboration with consulting giant Accenture, in a move that shows once more that the technology is coming further out of the lab and into the business strategies of forward-looking executives. The partnership will see IonQ and Accenture join forces to help other businesses assess how quantum computing could help improve their outcomes. With Accenture's client-list spanning 120 countries and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, this could go a long way toward bringing quantum computing further into the mainstream. Accenture works with C-suite executives to assist them with their digital transformation goals.


Save 97% on this stacked training bundle for Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Mashable

TL;DR: The 2021 Raspberry Pi and Arduino Bootcamp Bundle is on sale for £14.47 as of Sept. 14, saving you 97% on list price. Even if you have no experience, the five-course Raspberry Pi and Arduino bootcamp will help you get started learning about programming and robotics. It's designed for complete beginners and walks you through Robot Operating System (ROS) basics first and foremost so that you can create powerful and scalable robot applications. Then you can apply those skills in the Raspberry Pi For Beginners and Arduino for Beginners courses. Each course is hands-on and takes you step by step through the basics of your first projects.


Council Post: 8 Important Industry Functions Quantum Computing Could Soon Revolutionize

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From AI to 5G, tech that once seemed as if it belonged in the realm of science fiction is starting to impact our everyday lives. The next sci-fi crossover may well be quantum computers. Headlines on the accomplishments of supercomputers have popped up regularly in the past decade or so, with stories touting their help with issues ranging from predicting climate change and mapping the human bloodstream to defeating Jeopardy! Through the use of multidimensional representation, quantum computers leave supercomputers in the dust. In 2019, Google's quantum computer, Sycamore, took 200 seconds to perform a mathematical computation that would have taken IBM's Summit supercomputer 10,000 years.


The 30 Best Labor Day Sales on Our Favorite Gear

WIRED

Labor Day is the informal beginning of fall, and for many of us, it starts with a nice long weekend. What could be better than sleeping in, enjoying a cool breeze, or treating yourself to one of the innumerable pumpkin spice confections at your favorite coffee shop? We found the best Labor Day deals on gear that WIRED reviewers love, from rain jackets to video games. For more discounts, we've rounded up the best Labor Day Mattress deals here, as well as Labor Day deals on camping and hiking gear. Most of these deals end on Monday night, and we'll be updating this roundup over the weekend as we find more. Updated September 5, 2021: We double-checked pricing, removed expired deals, and added a few new discounts.


The $150 Million Machine Keeping Moore's Law Alive

WIRED

Inside a large clean room in rural Connecticut, engineers have begun constructing a critical component for a machine that promises to keep the tech industry as we know it on track for at least another decade. The machine is being built by ASML, a Dutch company that has cornered the market for etching the tiniest nanoscopic features into microchips with light. ASML introduced the first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machines for mass production in 2017, after decades spent mastering the technique. The machines perform a crucial role in the chipmaking ecosystem, and they have been used in the manufacture of the latest, most advanced chips, including those in new iPhones as well as computers used for artificial intelligence. The company's next EUV system, a part of which is being built in Wilton, Connecticut, will use a new trick to minimize the wavelength of light it uses--shrinking the size of features on the resulting chips and boosting their performance--more than ever before.


Arenti 100%Wire-Free GO1 Helps Protect Your Safety

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An outdoor camera is great because if someone's on your porch you can talk to them and they can talk to you. This contact-free communication is also of great importance for safety. Arenti, whose mission is to make your life easier, safer and smarter. The all-new Arenti GO1 is an outdoor camera that builds upon the features of 100% wireless & 6700mAh battery with 1080P full HD&IP65 water resistance, providing homeowners more insight into what's happening around their home. "One year ago, we reinvented the ordinary outdoor camera with our original Arenti outdoor camera, and now we're bringing more cutting-edge features to this device with Arenti GO1," said Silas Lou, Arenti's Product Manager.


DOE's Argonne Lab to deploy new GPU-based supercomputer Polaris

ZDNet

The Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will run its largest GPU-based supercomputer, called Polaris, on Nvidia's accelerated computing platform, the company said Tuesday. Accelerated by 2,240 Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs, the Polaris system will be able to achieve almost 1.4 exaflops of theoretical AI performance and approximately 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance. That makes it roughly as performant as a top 10 computer on the Top500 list of the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers. The system will be built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Researchers at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will use the new supercomputer for a range of scientific pursuits, such as advancing cancer treatments, exploring clean energy and propelling particle collision research.