Booming PC sales reflect long-term bets on remote work and learning

Having watched the PC market slowly disintegrate in recent years, the latest market research showing a massive surge in sales is astounding. It is also a testament to the profound impact the pandemic has had on the way people live and work — trends that the numbers indicate are likely to endure well beyond the […]

Securing access to EMR clusters using AWS Systems Manager

Organizations need to secure infrastructure when enabling access to engineers to build applications. Opening SSH inbound ports on instances to enable engineer access introduces the risk of a malicious entity running unauthorized commands. Using a Bastion host or jump server is a common approach used to allow engineer access to Amazon EMR cluster instances by […]

Razer shows smart mask, futuristic gaming chair, and new RTX laptops

Razer showed off a smart mask, a futuristic gaming chair, and two new Razer Blade laptops that use Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics processing units (GPUs). The gaming lifestyle brand made the announcements at the virtual CES 2021 tech trade event. Razer’s designs cover the near-tem launch of the laptops to concepts that Razer […]

Google trained a trillion-parameter AI language model

Parameters are the key to machine learning algorithms. They’re the part of the model that’s learned from historical training data. Generally speaking, in the language domain, the correlation between the number of parameters and sophistication has held up remarkably well. For example, OpenAI’s GPT-3 — one of the largest language models ever trained, at 175 […]

December Microsoft issue affecting pupils could take ‘weeks’ to fix

image copyrightGetty Images image captionMicrosoft Teams is a key resource for pupils learning at home A Microsoft issue which is affecting school pupils in Scotland during their first days of home learning could take several weeks to resolve. The firm is “a few weeks away” from implementing a permanent fix to the “join” button on […]

Data Quality Can Make Or Break Your Healthcare Business

Whether it’s handwritten by a doctor on a sheet of paper or entered into a computer system, data plays a crucial role in healthcare. At an individual level, patient data determines the course of treatment. On a larger scale, aggregate data such as the number of patients with similar symptoms, demographics, number of patients admitted, […]

Alienware launches Aurora Ryzen desktop and Nvidia-based 30 Series laptops

Dell’s Alienware division is refreshing its gaming computers with new Advanced Micro Devices, Nvidia, and Intel chips for the CES 2021 online-only tech trade show. Alienware is equipping its Alienware m15 and Alienware m17 thin laptops with more powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) and Intel Core processors. The lineup illustrates […]

Nvidia reveals mobile RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 GPUs for gaming laptops

Nvidia’s Ampere architecture is going mobile. The company revealed its plans and partnerships to bring GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs to more than 70 laptops throughout 2021. This includes notebooks with the RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 all using Nvidia’s mobile-optimized Max-Q technology. “After taking the desktop market by storm, our Nvidia Ampere architecture […]

Nvidia designed its new RTX 3060 GPU to get GTX 1060 owners to upgrade

Nvidia is launching the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU for $329. This is its most affordable RTX 30-series card so far, and the company is aiming it squarely at the huge audience that is still using the megapopular GTX 1060. Here are the basic specifications: 13 shader-TFLOPs 25 RT-TFLOPs for ray tracing 101 tensor-TFLOPs to power […]

Zynga and Will.i.am will help raise $5 million for education

Mobile game publisher Zynga has partnered with Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am and his I.am Angel Foundation to help raise $5 million in donations for educational purposes. Zynga will be a launch donor for the American Dream GoFundMe initiative. These funds will be committed to unlocking STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education opportunities […]