Electronics

Cloudera reportedly raising ‘at least’ $200M, with Intel leading the new round – GigaOM

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

According to a report in Bloomberg, Hadoop vendor Cloudera might be raising “at least $200 million” in financing from a group of investors that includes Intel. Representatives from both Cloudera and Intel declined to comment for the Bloomberg story, which cites “people with knowledge of the situation.” (Cloudera actually did announce a large funding round on Tuesday, although it was $160 million and T. Rowe Price led the round. Intel…

Evaluating AMD’s TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief – AnandTech

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push for AMD’s recent Radeon technology initiative, becoming the second game to support Mantle and the first game to support TrueAudio Technology. Thief has been something of a miss from a Metacritic perspective, but from a technology perspective it’s still a…

Evaluating AMD’s TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief – AnandTech

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push for AMD’s recent Radeon technology initiative, becoming the second game to support Mantle and the first game to support TrueAudio Technology. Thief has been something of a miss from a Metacritic perspective, but from a technology perspective it’s still a…

Cloudera reportedly raising ‘at least’ $200M, with Intel leading the new round – GigaOM

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

According to a report in Bloomberg, Hadoop vendor Cloudera might be raising “at least $200 million” in financing from a group of investors that includes Intel. Representatives from both Cloudera and Intel declined to comment for the Bloomberg story, which cites “people with knowledge of the situation.” (Cloudera actually did announce a large funding round on Tuesday, although it was $160 million and T. Rowe Price led the round. Intel…

Evaluating AMD’s TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief – AnandTech

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push for AMD’s recent Radeon technology initiative, becoming the second game to support Mantle and the first game to support TrueAudio Technology. Thief has been something of a miss from a Metacritic perspective, but from a technology perspective it’s still a…

Cloudera reportedly raising ‘at least’ $200M, with Intel leading the new round – GigaOM

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

According to a report in Bloomberg, Hadoop vendor Cloudera might be raising “at least $200 million” in financing from a group of investors that includes Intel. Representatives from both Cloudera and Intel declined to comment for the Bloomberg story, which cites “people with knowledge of the situation.” That Cloudera would raise such a big round isn’t too big a surprise given the company’s current status. It has already raised close…

Evaluating AMD’s TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief – AnandTech

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push for AMD’s recent Radeon technology initiative, becoming the second game to support Mantle and the first game to support TrueAudio Technology. Thief has been something of a miss from a Metacritic perspective, but from a technology perspective it’s still a…

Why Intel Is Taking A Stand On Conflict Minerals – Forbes

Monday, March 17, 2014

“Sustainability issues may not be at the center of most consumers’ buying decisions, but if you look at the trends it’s becoming more top-of-mind,” explained Gary Niekerk, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Intel Corporation. We discussed the story behind Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s recent announcement that Intel is manufacturing and shipping conflict-free microprocessors, how the company’s thinking around sustainability issues has evolved over the years, where consumers fit into this…

Qualcomm, Intel Threatened as Allwinner Nabs Tablet Share – Bloomberg

Monday, March 17, 2014

Intel Corp. (INTC) and Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the two largest U.S. chipmakers, are under threat in the fastest-growing part of the tablet market from a band of upstarts with names like Allwinner Technology Co. and Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. that are little known outside southern China. Allwinner, based in Zhuhai near the manufacturing center of Shenzhen, became the No. 2 tablet-processor maker behind Apple Inc. in 2012 as demand for…

Apple, HP, Intel may be hit by slowdown in growth of smartphone sales – San Jose Mercury News

Monday, March 17, 2014

The smartphone business has generated staggering wealth for companies such as Apple and triggered a recent scramble by Hewlett-Packard and Intel to try for a piece of the action. But it now looks like its best days may be behind it, a troubling trend for companies here and elsewhere that have hitched their fortunes to the smartphone juggernaut. Although smartphones remain wildly popular, their sales — about $338 billion last…

Tom Watson hits one-handed backwards chip shot at Toshiba Classic – SB Nation

Monday, March 17, 2014

It’s a busy year for Tom Watson, the 64-year-old Champions Tour regular who was tabbed again to lead the American team in the Ryder Cup this fall in Scotland. Watson, often hailed as the greatest links player in the history of the game thanks to five British Opens titles, is fielding questions about the selection process and the team USA candidates at every stop along the senior circuit tour. …

Dual Graphics dud: Intel clobbers AMD’s A10-7850K in budget gaming – ExtremeTech

Monday, March 17, 2014

One of the appealing features of AMD’s APUs, particularly for cost-conscious buyers, has always been the ability to hook up a second low-end discrete GPU and combine the graphics performance of both the on-board APU and the discrete GPU. The last time we evaluated Dual Graphics performance, we found that an A10-5800K plus an AMD Radeon HD 6570 was a significantly faster solution compared to an Intel Core i5-3550. As AMD’s…

First Taste: Dominique Ansel’s Spectacular Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots In NYC – Gothamist

Monday, March 17, 2014

Photograph by Nell Casey/Gothamist The long lines for the release of Dominique Ansel’s latest sweet confection are a testament to the star power of NYC’s most viral chef, who’s been bopping across the country for the last month, much to the delight of non-New York-based Cronut fans. In Austin he dropped the Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk “Shots” to the willing crowd at SXSW and today he rewarded loyal NYC fans…