Gears & Gadgets

Qualcomm promises three years of Android updates for its entire SoC lineup

Enlarge / The Snapdragon 888, sitting on the world’s biggest ARM motherboard. Qualcomm Google and Qualcomm are teaming up to enable a longer support window for flagship Android smartphones. Qualcomm, with Google’s help, will now support its chipsets for three years of major OS updates and four years of security updates, enabling a better-than-Pixel level […]

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Intel promises Full Memory Encryption in upcoming CPUs

This looks like an advertisement for AMD Epyc processors until you get to that bright yellow “solutions available today” box and realize we’re talking about Intel. Intel Corporation Intel is a founding member of the Confidential Computing Consortium, an open source community. Intel Corporation Intel TSC—currently only applicable to Intel (not third-party) server motherboards—offers an […]

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Pony.ai tests robo-taxi program on its employees, promises self-driving trucks next

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving startup Pony.ai is joining an exclusive club of companies that have launched autonomous ride-hailing programs. At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, it took the wraps off of PonyPilot, a test project for “product-ready” driverless cars within a geofenced area in Guangzhou. It’s currently available to Pony.ai employees and “select affiliates” by invitation […]