Last week’s Google IO conference generated a lot of interesting news. One of the more intriguing items was the revelation that Google is building its own chip for machine learning (ML). The Google chip is designed to work with Google TensorFlow language and is called the Google Tensor Processing Unit TPU).
Researchers have created "placenta-on-a-chip," a miniature device that uses actual human cells to imitate the way a placenta works inside a pregnant woman's body. The organ, essential to human life, sustains a fetus while it grows.
AMD has launchd a new processor that brings 4K video playback and decoding, video and photo editing and higher end gaming to relatively cheap notebooks.
Next Thing Co. is launching the world's first $9 computer, which could be Raspberry Pi killer. Dubbed CHIP - the device is an entire computer and functions in the same way that any system would buy at the store would.
CHIP can run Linux and packs in some modest gaming capabilities.
The next version of Raspberry Pi is now available, featuring a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM, for just $35. According to the company, the "entry-level PC" is six times the performance and two times the memory of its predecessor.
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