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Intel Unveils Movidius Myriad X VPU With Neural Compute Engine to Give Devices AI Capabilities

Intel on Monday introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories, including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality. Intel says Myriad X is the world’s first system-on-chip (SoC) shipping with a dedicated Neural Compute Engine for accelerating deep learning ... Read More »

Acer Nitro 5 Spin Affordable Gaming Laptop Launched With Eighth-Gen Intel Processors

HIGHLIGHTS The laptop comes with a starting price of $999 (roughly Rs. 64,000) Acer Nitro 5 packs a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display The Nitro 5 is claimed to provide 10 hours of battery life Acer on Sunday launched its ‘Nitro 5 Spin’ entry-level gaming laptop and it seems like the company doesn’t want casual gamers to feel left out. ... Read More »

Intel Rolls Out New Chips in Battle for Data Centre Business

Intel on Tuesday announced a new line of microprocessors for data centres, setting up a battle with Advanced Micro Devices and others for the lucrative business of supplying the chips that power cloud computing. The new Xeon Scalable Processor chips provide far greater support for next-generation computing applications such as artificial intelligence and driverless cars, said Naveen Rao, vice president of Intel’s artificial intelligence products ... Read More »

Microsoft Partners Intel for Project Evo; Outlines Hardware Plans to Complete With Amazon Echo, Google Home

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft partners with Intel to help device makers incorporate Home Hub Device makers can use Home Hub in a laptop or even a tablet Home Hub is not expected to debut until late next year Microsoft is reportedly working on a “Home Hub” feature for Windows 10 to allow users to perform various functions using voice commands. This feature ... Read More »

14 Intel India Maker Lab-Incubated Startups Showcase Products, Solutions

14 Intel India Maker Lab-Incubated Startups Showcase Products, Solutions Intel India on Wednesday hosted its first “Maker Lab Startup Conclave and Demo Showcase” at its campus here where 14 startups from the first batch of “Intel India Maker Lab” showcased their products and solutions. Set up a year ago, the ‘Intel India Maker Lab’ is helping startups accelerate their hardware ... Read More »

TPG Said to Be Among Possible Bidders for Intel Security Unit McAfee

TPG Said to Be Among Possible Bidders for Intel Security Unit McAfee HIGHLIGHTS Deal could value McAfee at as much as $3 billion Intel is also talking to other potential bidders Intel’s strategy to focus on its more profitable data-center business TPG is among potential bidders for Intel Corp.’s computer-security unit McAfee, people with knowledge of the matter said. The ... Read More »

Intel SoCs Get Built-in Speech Recognition; May Help Apple Bring Siri to OS X

Intel SoCs will soon have native support for speech recognition features. This capability comes as the chipmaker partners with Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on machine learning techniques. The announcement further intensifies the speculation about Apple bringing Siri to its OS Xdesktop operating system. Dubbed TrulyHandsfree, the always-on, always-listening voice triggering component and low-power sound detector will be a ... Read More »

Intel CEO’s Qualcomm Recruit Causes Upheaval in Senior Ranks

Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich broke with decades of company history last year by making an outsider, Murthy Renduchintala of rival Qualcomm Inc., his No. 2. Renduchintala brought a record of success in mobile-phone chips, a market Intel has yet to crack. The appointment also fueled an exodus of some of the senior talent that helped make Intel ... Read More »

Intel Gambit Aims for Position in Post-PC World

The massive shakeup announced by Intel reflects the rapid changes in the tech sector and aims to position the Silicon Valley titan for a post-PC world. The chip-making giant on Tuesday said it was cutting up to 11 percent of its global workforce, or some 12,000 positions, to adapt to a slumping market for personal computers and rapid growth in ... Read More »

Intel and Microsoft Face Different Challenges in Shifts to Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s best cloud play is its Azure computing and storage suite of services. Chipmaker Intel has a less clear path to growth for its cloud operations. Intel may suffer as big data-centre makers increasingly design their own. Financial results from Microsoft Corp and Intel Corp this week brought into sharp relief the challenges the onetime PC partners face as ... Read More »