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Intel’s 3rd-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs offer 16-bit FPU processing

Intel’s focus on AI architecture is so deep that the actual SKU table seemed like little more than an afterthought. Also notice no prices are available. Intel This is the only place you’ll see general-purpose workload performance claims—against five-year-old Intel-only systems, and ignoring Spectre/Meltdown mitigations. Intel There’s no mention of AMD on this or any […]

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Why one email app went to war with Apple—and why neither one is right

Enlarge / The login screen for Hey on an iPhone XS. Samuel Axon Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson launched a firestorm of public criticism of Apple after Apple rejected an update to Basecamp’s new email app. Hansson’s tweet thread and the ensuing controversy surfaced days before Apple’s annual developer conference, and amidst news that the European Commission […]

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Amid pressure, Zoom will end-to-end encrypt all calls, free or paid

Enlarge Yuri Samoilov Follow / Flickr Under pressure from privacy and human rights advocates, Zoom said on Wednesday that it will make end-to-end encryption available to both paying and non-paying users of its video conferencing service. Previously, Zoom said it would provide end-to-end encryption to paying customers and a less-robust form of encryption, known as […]