Nvidia just made a huge leap in supercomputing power

Nvidia has unveiled a host of servers powered by its new A100 GPUs, designed to accelerate developments in the fields of AI, data science and supercomputing The servers are built by some of the world’s most prominent manufacturers – including Cisco, Dell Technologies, HPE and more – and are expected to number more than 50 […]

Watch out Zoom, Microsoft Teams is finally catching up

Microsoft Teams is set to increase the number of video conference participants that can appear on screen at once to 49, from the current maximum of nine. The change will see Microsoft’s collaboration offering match rival service Zoom and surpass Google Meet, which only allows 16 attendees to feature on screen. The new feature will […]

IBM abandons all facial recognition work over potential for misuse

In a letter delivered to the United States Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna has declared the company will no longer provide any form of general purpose facial recognition software. IBM also later confirmed it will halt all research and development activities associated with the controversial technology over concerns it can be misused. The decision, according […]

Google approved to trigger undersea internet cable from US to Taiwan

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed Google can be allowed to operate a portion of an undersea internet cable running between the US and Taiwan. Funded in part by Google and Facebook, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) connects Los Angeles to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Taiwan. Until now, US regulators have […]

Vaccine researchers gain access to ‘unprecedented supercomputing power’

IBM has announced the formation of the Covid-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, in collaboration with the US Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The new syndicate will aggregate the computing power of some of the world’s most advanced supercomputers and allocate resources to teams developing treatments and vaccines […]

Big tech loses combined $1.3 trillion in stock market value

Alphabet, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook have collectively lost $1.3 trillion in value over the past month, as markets quake under the strain of the coronavirus outbreak. Facebook experienced the most significant slump, shedding 29.63% of its value, while Amazon’s losses were limited to 13.33%, insulated by an uptick in ecommerce activity. The wider S&P […]

World’s most powerful supercomputer used for coronavirus research

IBM Summit, recognised as the world’s mightiest supercomputer, is being used by researchers to identify chemical compounds that could contribute to the fight against coronavirus. Researchers were afforded emergency computation time on the machine, which performs analysis at an unrivalled pace. Summit reportedly generated results within 1-2 days, as opposed to the months it would […]

Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica data sharing

The Australian privacy watchdog has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over the alleged disclosure of user information to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The company is accused of breaching Australian privacy law by sharing the information of 311,127 users without their permission, for the purposes of political profiling. User data was collected as part of […]

Purpose and inclusivity central to Microsoft’s education strategy

Microsoft was out in force at BETT 2020 and TechRadar Pro sat down with Anthony Salcito, VP Education, to discuss the company’s education technology (EdTech) strategy. The software giant unveiled a range of small enhancements to its Office 365 product suite at the show, spanning tools such as PowerPoint, Teams, OneNote, Stream and Flipgrid. The […]