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VIDEO: Elon Musk Speech at the Climate Conference in Paris

Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur and hands-on executive for his disruptive businesses, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Solar City gave a short, but sweet speech during the 21st Climate Change conference, which takes place in Paris, France. There’s no denying that humans are impacting the environment, but even if that could be argued, one cannot argue that we as a society have to become more efficient. Just as tractors replaced horses and oxes in the fields, and those replaced human labor, we need to look beyond the tractor to increase efficiency and consequentially, productivity of the said piece of land. Instead of giving you a long article filled

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Auto, Event, Global Politics, News, Space and Science

ORNL Showcases Life-like 3D Printed Shelby AC Cobra

At the 2015 Conférence des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques (UN Conference on Climate Change), which takes place in Paris, France, manufacturing division of Oak Ridge National Laboratories presented what they believe is a watershed moment for the future of manufacturing. ORNL Manufacturing demonstrated a 3D printed version of legendary Shelby AC Cobra, printed using an all-metal process. The organization used several different printers to achieve a life like look and feel. By polishing the metal, they ended with the same ‘experience’ as a conventionally manufactured sheet metal would look like. Leather seats were not 3D printed though, but pretty much everything else was.

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China, CPU, Enterprise, Global Politics, Intel, Military, News, Technology Security, US

USA Embargo Cannot Stop China: Tianhe-2 Supercomputer Keeps #1

Couple of months ago, we exclusively reported that the U.S. government blocked Intel from selling its products to Chinese supercomputer firms such as Inspur, responsible for building the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. Originally, Tianhe-2 was planned to expand all the way to almost 100,000 Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors, targeting to beat the 100 PFLOPS barrier. Initial deployment included 4,096 Chinese Galaxy FT-1500 processors (Chinese SPARC) and 16,000 processor nodes with two 12-core Xeon E2692 processors and three Xeon Phi 31S1P co-processors for a grand total of 3.12 million cores. Full installation of Tianhe-2 was scheduled to feature 48,000 processor nodes, or 9.93 million cores. However, those

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, Enterprise, Exclusive, Opinion, VR World

ASUS Enterprise Road to Nowhere – Whither Taiwan IT Industry?

Taiwan IT industry, for a long time the leading among all Asian nations in terms of hardware manufacturing, has had its ups and downs over the decades. Does anyone still remember FIC (First International Computer), once the world’s leading mainboard maker? Or Elitegroup as the close second, while today’s leaders, Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI were far behind? Not many do… The gigantic Formosa Plastics consortium, which owned FIC, continued down the road with VIA Technologies and HTC, showing their love for three lettered acronyms. While these two still survive, the twisted sense of marketing and PR in these companies – one of the stones around their

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AMD, Analysis, Breaking, Business, Companies, Exclusive, US, VR World

AMD to Go Private, Split into AMD and ATI Again?

Friday evening in the U.S. is typically the ideal time for a media outlet to break a story that could wreak havoc on Wall Street on Monday morning, leaving just the enough time to gather traction and positioning on search engines. Thomson Reuters probably did just that. Hot on the heels of successful APU and GPU announcements, with the launch of its “Carrizo” APU and Radeon 300 graphics cards, as well as breakthrough Fiji graphics processor; AMD’s stock finally started to post healthy gains. After being ‘in the wild’, losing 40% of its value over the past 12 months, falling to levels last seen in

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2015, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Companies, Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Intel, Internet of Things (IoT)

Computex 2015 In Review: Advancing Downwards to Dumbed-Down Consumerism

Computex has seen better years.

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2015, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Companies, Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Intel, Memory & Storage Space, Taiwan

Computex 2015: Intel Goes for The SSD jugular

Intel is pushing hard to become a leader in the SSD space.

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Hardware, VR World

Endless: The PC For The World’s New Middle Class

A San Francisco-based startup aims to bring computers to 3 billion consumers in emerging markets

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, Taiwan, VR World, Wearables

Asus Brings Wearables, Tablets to Computex 2015

Asus starts another Computex by launching new wearables and tablets at the show in Taipei.

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Taiwan

Computex 2015 Kicks Off Monday June 1, 2015 in Taipei

The PC hardware industry’s most important trade show starts this week in Taiwan.

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Analysis, Enterprise, European Union (EU), Global Politics, Space and Science, VR World

Airbus to Start Manufacturing Electric Powered Planes in 2018

While the world’s attention to electric powered planes is being focused around quite a unique project, Solar Impulse and its Round The World project, Airbus is quietly preparing to make electric dreams a reality. While Solar Impulse RTW project is now hitting delays as the weather conditions are not allowing for the plane to travel from China to Hawaii, words come from Airbus that they will build a final assembly line for their Airbus E-Fan aircraft in Pau, France. This puts the manufacturing plan in close proximity to Daher, a design firm known for its disruptive innovations in the fields of surveillance, aviation and aerospace.

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AMD, Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Companies, Global Politics, Graphics, Hardware, Nvidia, VR World

Along Comes Colorful: China-Based Company to Become World’s Second-Largest AIB Vendor

China’s video card vendor is rising to take on the world.

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Global Politics, VR World

CES Asia Kicks Off in Shanghai

The inaugural CES Asia opened Sunday night in Shanghai with a keynote by Audi.

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Companies, Global Politics, Hardware

Why Would Lenovo Want MSI’s Gaming Notebook Division?

msi gt72 dominator pro

Rumors say that Lenovo has made an offer, but what would there be to gain?

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Business, European Union (EU), Global Politics, Hardware, US, VR World

Russia’s First Home-Grown CPU Launches

The Elbrus-4C looks to lessen Russia’s technological dependence on the US.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Global Politics, Software Programs, Technology Security, VR World

Qihoo 360 Caught Cheating in Antivirus Testing

Qihoo caught swapping antivirus engines between consumer and benchmark versions.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Gaming, Global Politics, Japan, VR World

First Persona 5 Screenshots Make Their Stylish Debut

PlayStation Japan introduces the first batch of screenshots for the new JRPG set in the landmark Shin Megami Tensei series.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Global Politics, VR World

China’s Great Firewall Hijacking Facebook Login for DDoS

This shows how the Great Firewall can we weaponized.

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Analysis, Android, Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, China, Global Politics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Will Xiaomi’s Disruptive Force Move Around The World?

Xiaomi has taken the market by storm and forced the hand of major phone manufacturers. But it won’t become a global force anytime soon.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, India, Mobile Computing, VR World

Xiaomi’s Mi4 i is Targeted at India

The Chinese megabrand targeting India with a new release.

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