oneAPI
I saw a press release from Intel yesterday with the headline: "Intel Unveils... oneAPI Software Stack with Unified and Scalable Abstraction for Heterogeneous Architectures." It doesn't trip off the tongue, and it's not even a little bit catchy, but it's important to you. Quietly, with little fanfare, Intel created a set of libraries that makes it easier and faster to build AI tools. oneAPI not only reduces a pain point for people who already build AI systems, it makes it easier for people who used to rely on others to do their "plumbing" for them. But there's more to the story.... Continue Reading →
Intel
Believe it or not, tech companies other than Apple did things on Tuesday, too! (And not just taking out the trash while tech journalist eyes were focused on Cupertino.) During its unfortunately-timed developer forum, Intel made an array of announcements, including a connected wheelchair endorsed by none other than Stephen Hawking himself. The Santa Clara,... Continue Reading →
Anti-Hiring Settlement
Four technology companies including Apple and Google blasted a U.S. judge for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over hiring practices in Silicon Valley and asked an appeals court to intervene, according to a court filing. Plaintiff workers accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe in a 2011 lawsuit of conspiring to avoid poaching each other’s... Continue Reading →
The Internet of Things
There’s yet another tech industry group focused on the internet of things in town. Samsung has partnered with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel and Intel-owned Wind River to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium, an organization aiming to create engineering standards to help electronic devices ‘talk’ to one another — e.g. controlling your Samsung fridge from an... Continue Reading →
Intel
Days after Intel announced plans to develop cable-free PCs, the chipmaker has partnered with wireless power company WiTricity to develop wireless charging solutions. As part of the licensing agreement, WiTricity will share its patented technology with Intel in an effort to enable more device-charging freedom, without the hassle of plugs and tangled wires. “At Intel,... Continue Reading →
Intel Thunderbolt
If standard gigabit Ethernet isn’t cutting it for you, Intel will soon give you another option: this week at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, the company announced a new feature called “Thunderbolt Networking” that will soon be available to all PCs with Thunderbolt 2 controllers. The feature, which will be... Continue Reading →