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Intel may be preparing aggressive rounds of job cuts

Intel may be preparing aggressive rounds of job cuts Earlier this month, we covered the relentless shrinking of the PC market and the departure of long-time Intel executives in Intel’s mobile segments.Much of that work has been done on Intel’s leading-edge research firm, Fab D1X, and might not be affected by the cuts.

Intel fires the equivalent of 1.2 AMDs, restructures away from PC, mobile business

Intel fires the equivalent of 1.2 AMDs, restructures away from PC, mobile business While its gross margin dipped somewhat and sales were down compared with Q4 2015, the PC market always turns in a weak first quarter.The workforce reductions are necessary, Intel said, “to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.

New programmable microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field

New programmable microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field A new research initiative between a University of Washington team and TU-Delft in the Netherlands has created a microprocessor that can power itself through stray radio waves and receive programmable updates in the same fashion.This has significant implications for Internet of Things development and for ambient computing as a whole.

Intel’s CEO lays out a comprehensive, cloud-based vision for the future

Intel’s CEO lays out a comprehensive, cloud-based vision for the future On Tuesday, CEO Brian Krzanich laid out his vision for the future of the CPU giant in a lengthy public memo.The data center points are fairly standard, too, though it’s not clear how serious Intel is about trying to expand this segment.

All new Windows 10 machines will need to have TPM 2.0 enabled by default this summer

All new Windows 10 machines will need to have TPM 2.0 enabled by default this summer The release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update inches closer every day, and we get more and more news about it in the meantime.According to a slide in the “Windows Security” WinHEC event (first spotted by our friends at Neowin) when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives, people who aren’t running TPM 2.

Samsung plans to add intrusive advertising to its smart TVs

Samsung plans to add intrusive advertising to its smart TVs As a result, it’s reportedly testing programs that would add new advertisements to the main menu bar of its higher-end televisions.When Samsung introduced advertising in 2012, the ads were only shown if the user first clicked the apps button.

New Bluetooth 5 spec will double speeds and quadruple range

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the new Bluetooth 5 spec, currently slated for delivery in late 2016 or early 2017.While it won’t appear in devices until sometime after that, the BT 5 protocol should be a significant improvement over Bluetooth 4.

Samsung invest big in future of IoT

Samsung invest big in future of IoT Oh-Hyun Kwon says putting people at the centre of everything is the company's highest value.This means technologies that connect to each other, because we know that boundaries around technologies hold back innovation and scale,” says Kwon.

Moore’s law scaling dead by 2021, to be replaced by 3D integration

Moore’s law scaling dead by 2021, to be replaced by 3D integration Much of the ITRS’ recently released executive report focuses on the way the meaning of Moore’s law has changed over the years.We discussed this back in 2015 when we noted the need for a Moore’s law 3.

Microsoft Band helps bring music to life in new 'Broods - Heartlines' video collaboration

Microsoft Band helps bring music to life in new 'Broods - Heartlines' video collaboration But the New Zealand siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott who make up the band Brood chose to use Microsoft technologies to create their art.” The Heartlines video is a labor of love project starting with the Nott pair joining forces with indie pop sensation Lorde, to whom the two share a mutual interest in producer Joel Little and New Zealand heritage.

How to get started with DIY home surveillance systems

How to get started with DIY home surveillance systems To cover other cases, you’ll need to have one or more general-purpose security cameras.Outdoor security cameras come with a variety of fields of view.

When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security

When you look at the camera and it looks back: How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing home security Last year, we covered how scene recognition would be the next transformative milestone in artificial intelligence.But with the recent release of the Nest outdoor camera, it appears Google has an ace up its sleeve.

Intel recalls Basis Peak fitness trackers due to fire hazard, kills product line

Intel recalls Basis Peak fitness trackers due to fire hazard, kills product line Even so, the complete recall and cancellation of the Basis Peak is noteworthy — especially given all the money and effort Intel has been pumping into its own Internet of Things business.You can then find opportunities in your daily routine to insert take-charge-of-your-health actions, like getting more activity and regular sleep.

How to buy DIY home alarm and security systems

How to buy DIY home alarm and security systems A security system is one of the best lines of defense in protecting your home.There are many well-known options for turn-key, monitored alarm systems that come with a professional installer and a monthly fee.

Power BI introduces real-time dashboard tiles to visualize streaming data

Power BI introduces real-time dashboard tiles to visualize streaming data Microsoft’s Power BI software is adding real-time streaming of data to its list of analytical features today.” The move to enabling real-time data streaming comes off the back of Microsoft’s analysis of a growing IoT and social media trends that lend themselves to quicker information monitoring.

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal Rumors suggest that Qualcomm might be planning to acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth at least $30 billion.If Qualcomm is a high-profile success story that’s risen to dominate modem licensing and smartphone SoC design, NXP Semiconductor is the multi-billion dollar semiconductor company you haven’t heard of.

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services

Internet struck by waves of outages as massive DDoS attack affects major services Rolling outages and intermittent connectivity problems hit the Internet today, thanks to a massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack launched at DNS provider Dyn.Attacking a DNS (Domain Name System) provider is a good way to knock out large swaths of the Internet.

Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car

Tesla claims it can control how customers use its self-driving car The company also included some details on how customers who purchase self-driving vehicles are allowed to use their cars.The company’s claims will almost certainly be tested in court, given how Tesla is attempting to execute a fairly massive power grab.

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled A few weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs, author of the blog Krebs on Security, was driven offline by mammoth DDoS attacks driven by IoT devices.The attack now seems to have been a warm-up for last Friday’s wide-scale internet outage, and security researchers suspect that Internet of Things products were once again to blame.

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device

Samsung buys Harman: further proof the car is the biggest consumer electronics device With the purchase of Harman, Samsung is looking for a bigger role in the automotive sector.The Samsung SmartThings hub may be the de facto standard for controlling disparate protocols (Zigbgee, Z-Wave) and brands for lights, dimmers, thermostats, moisture sensors, door locks, and alarms.