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Intel Launches Xeon Server Processors With Up To 56 Cores

Intel has launched their latest Cascade Lake Xeon processors at the Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco. These second-generation Xeon Scalable processors come in many varieties (53) and offer up to 56 cores. If you’ve explored the Xeon processor lineup in the past, you’ll know that there is a broad variety of them, including Xeon…

NVidia Jetson Nano single board computer (embedded computer)

NVidia Releases The $99 Jetson Nano A.I. Computer For Developers

NVidia has been manufacturing artificial intelligence-focused single board computers (SBCs) for years. They were powerful, however, they weren’t cheap. The Jetson TX1 and TX2 were both over $400 dollars and equipped for computer vision applications (for example: autonomous cars). One of the most popular single board computers out there right now is the Raspberry Pi,…

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Microsoft Will Release Their Compression Algorithm’s Source Code

Microsoft has open-sourced the Project Zipline data compression technology used in their Azure cloud services. Project Zipline is capable of compressing datasets with up to two times the compression ratio of the Zlib-L4 64KB model. At a time when the scale of data collection and storage has increased, the need for strong data compression is…

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Lamborghini LB48H Will Incorporate Supercapacitors

Lamborghini’s next flagship supercar — the LB48H is a limited-run successor of the Aventador and will incorporate supercapacitors (although i’m not sure how). Possible uses for supercapacitors in a car include, but are not limited to: Powering The Starter Motor Supercapacitors are especially well-suited to provide large bursts of power in short time periods (they…


How Winter Riding Gloves Can Save Your Hands From More Than Just the Pavement

Depending on where you’re from and the type of climate you ride in, you probably don’t wear the same motorcycle apparel year-round. Winter riding in particular requires special apparel – including gloves – to keep you warm, dry and safe. While standard motorcycle gloves are designed to enhance your safety by helping you maintain a…

Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonator technology diagram

TI Introduces Crystal-less MCU Using BAW

The crystal oscillator is a longstanding concept that employs a physical oscillator for clocking to facilitate accurate timing in electronics. These oscillators have been driving CPU clocks, as well as low frequency (and low power) non-CPU clocks in devices that need to be able to use their peripherals (for example: analog to digital converters) while…