Artificial Intelligence, Auto, Business, Companies, News, transportation, US

Ford will invest $11bn in electric vehicles by 2022

Ford Motor Co decided that they will significantly increase their planned investments in electric vehicles to $11bn by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model line-up. At the Detroit Auto show that happened last week, the company’s chairman, Bill Ford, said that the whole investment is much more higher than what was previously announced ($4.5bn by 2020). He also added that this investment includes costs of developing dedicated electric vehicle architectures. General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen have already outlined ambitious plans to offer more electric vehicles and also did General Motors who made his announcement last week about new driverless vehicle.

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Breaking, Business, News, Opinion, , Software Programs, startups, US

Code and Coding: Where to Find Help in Los Angeles?

As you are likely aware if you’re from L.A., some 375 miles up the road lies Silicon Valley. Here, tech dreams come true, app ideas flourish into billion dollar corporations, and some of the most powerful tech companies in the world – Facebook, Apple, Google, to name a few – recruit smart and talented individuals to assist in shaping their bright future. It’s an attractive destination for anyone with ambitions in the industry, and you may want a slice of the action yourself. But before diving in and making the pilgrimage, you’d best hone your skills – learning to code in particular. Then again, from our inception we

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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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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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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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Analysis, Global Politics, US

What California Can Learn From Singapore About Drought Solutions

California’s temporary water crisis.

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AMD, Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, China, Companies, CPU, Enterprise, Exclusive, Global Politics, Intel, Nvidia, US

Uncle Sam Shocks Intel With a Ban on Xeon Supercomputers in China

Just as Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich opened the regular staff meeting before a dramatically reduced IDF2015 conference, in Shenzhen, China – it is a good time to review how government and enterprises don’t see eye to eye when it comes to strategic business. Remember the Tianhe-2 machine at Guangzhou Supercomputer Center, the current World’s number one according to Top 500 Supercomputer list? Unlike some other China supercomputers with their mixed architectures – Tianhe-2 is a fully Intel based machine,  the world’s largest assembly of Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi accelerators. Even after Intel ‘opened the kimono’ and gave a nearly 70%  discount on its processors and accelerators, it

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Entertainment, Global Politics, Technology Security, US, VR World

John Oliver Grills Edward Snowden on ‘Last Week Tonight’

The Oliver-Snowden interview is uncomfortable to watch, and good journalism.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Revenge Porn Site Operator Gets Jail Time

First conviction of a revenge porn site operator sees smut boss get 18 years.

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

Internet.org Launches in SEAsia With Free Access to Essential Online Services

Through its partnership with Philippine telco PLDT, Internet.org will provide free access to a curated set of online services to 71.2M prepaid mobile subscribers.

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Android, Breaking, Business, Global Politics, iOS, Operating Systems, Software Programs, US, VR World

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments

Facebook introduces Payments, serving sending and receiving money by friends on their highly popular Facebook Messenger application.

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Business, Exclusive, Global Politics, Opinion, US, VR World

Thomas Pabst: Is the Computing Business Getting Boring?

Tom’s Hardware founder and VR World Industry Fellow Thomas Pabst takes a good hard look at where the PC business is going in his inaugural column.

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Analysis, Global Politics, Opinion, US

Is the Newest U.S Cybersecurity Agency Necessary?

The US has created another cybersecurity agency to deal with incoming threats. Is it really necessary?

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Entertainment, Global Politics, US, VR World

Edward Snowden Documentary ‘CitizenFour’ Nabs Oscar Doc

Documentary profiling NSA whistleblower grabs an Oscar, with Snowden calling it a “brave and brilliant” film.

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), China, Global Politics, Taiwan, US

When China Lectures Taiwan on Innovation, Something is Wrong

Taiwan needs to double down on innovation to build cutthroat companies, or it will lose its advantage to China.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, China, Global Politics, Mobile Computing, US, VR World

Qualcomm Gets Hit With $975 Million Fine in China

Qualcomm MDM9x45

Chinese authorities give the semiconductor company a record fine as the cost of doing business in China increases.

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

Taiwanese Tycoon Tsai Eng-meng is the Richest Man in Taiwan: Hurun

Want Want Group Chairman Tsai Eng-meng is the richest man in Taiwan.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Exclusive, Global Politics, Japan, Taiwan, US, VR World

Local Telco Taiwan Star is Up For Grabs

Taiwanese and Japanese telecom companies are interested in buying Ting Hsin’s stakes of Taiwan Star.

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European Union (EU), Exclusive, Global Politics, US, VR World

Pirate Party to Contribute Writing Copyright Laws in Europe

Regardless of what you might think about the origins on The Pirate Party, there’s no denial that the movement resulted in a substantial number of votes across Europe. While it’s almost a given that the Pirate Party would have no success in U.S. (we doubt the well-lobbied legal system would refuse the registration of such political option) and many other ‘advanced’ parts of the globe – in Europe the situation is different. The Pirate Party managed to enter European Parliament and several parliaments across Europe, and immediately begun with its campaigns to modify copyright laws. In a recent post on TorrentFreak, Rick Falkvinge, the founder

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Global Politics, Interviews, US

Intel’s David McCloskey Looks Ahead at 2015 and Back at 2014

VR World chats with Intel’s director of marketing and business operations for Asia Pacific and Japan about what’s in store for the coming year.

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