Why Intel built a neuromorphic chip

Intel has made several acquisitions and revamped its roadmap for deep learning. The new portfolio extends from Knights Mill and Lake Crest (Nervana) for training neural networks to Xeons, Altera FPGAs and Movidius vision processors for running these models. (I wrote about several of these in a post last week.) ...

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StarCraft II will be free to play starting November 14

It was only in April that Blizzard made the original StarCraft free to play , and now the company has done the same for its sequel. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which is certainly the most-played real-time strategy game ever made, will be free for anyone to play starting on ...

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Hawaiki begins laying Pacific subsea cable

TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has begun being laid, with the 15,000km subsea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States launching from Sydney. TE SubCom’s Responder ship, currently berthed in Sydney, ...

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The iPhone X contains a strange dual-cell battery

A teardown of the iPhone X shows just how creative Apple had to get to squeeze all that new technology into such a small form factor. Must read: Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won’t) The teardown of the iPhone X ...

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