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Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 2006, Intel decided to build a new GPU architecture, codenamed Larrabee. It didn’t work, so Intel decided to re-spin it as a manycore architecture dubbed Knights Ferry. While the first KNF processors were prototypes with literal GPU silicon still bolted on-die, follow-up chips like Knights Corner switched to a modified Pentium (P54C) architecture with x86 ISA support, 4-way SMT, and up to 1.2TFLOPS of double-precision performance. The Knights Landing architecture updated the CPU core ...

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Trump kills rule that made it easier for people to sue banks

Consumer watchdog chief wants more scrutiny for Equifax A rule that allowed consumers to more easily sue banks and credit card companies is officially dead. President Trump signed legislation on Wednesday afternoon repealing a provision issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in July. The measure, which tackled mandatory arbitration clauses that are often tucked into contracts or agreements, would have allowed more people to jointly file lawsuits against financial firms. The president’s decision comes despite pleas from Richard Cordray, the director of the CFPB and an Obama-era appointee. Cordray ...

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Unloved, Unlamented, Microsoft Finally Kills Kinect

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft first launched Project Natal — later known as Kinect — it declared that the device would usher in a bold new world of gaming where our bodies would be controllers. Today, the last vestiges of that dream have finally died. According to Fastcodesign, Microsoft has finally ceased manufacturing the camera after selling more than 35 million of them over the past seven years. Retailers may still have some in stock, but the company ...

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Unloved, Unlamented, Microsoft Finally Kills Kinect

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft first launched Project Natal — later known as Kinect — it declared that the device would usher in a bold new world of gaming where our bodies would be controllers. Today, the last vestiges of that dream have finally died. According to Fastcodesign, Microsoft has finally ceased manufacturing the camera after selling more than 35 million of them over the past seven years. Retailers may still have some in stock, but the company ...

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Unloved, Unlamented, Microsoft Finally Kills Kinect

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft first launched Project Natal — later known as Kinect — it declared that the device would usher in a bold new world of gaming where our bodies would be controllers. Today, the last vestiges of that dream have finally died. According to Fastcodesign, Microsoft has finally ceased manufacturing the camera after selling more than 35 million of them over the past seven years. Retailers may still have some in stock, but the company ...

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Millions in the middle class will feel it if GOP kills this tax break

Why tax reform is so hard Republicans may try to eliminate a tax deduction that helps many in the middle class. The state and local tax deduction is one of many tax breaks under consideration in Washington as a way to offset the cost of tax cuts that the GOP are proposing. The tax break lets tax filers who itemize deductions write off their property taxes as well as their state and local income taxes or general sales taxes. Republican tax negotiators stress how much they want tax reform to ...

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BioWare Kills Mass Effect Andromeda DLC, No More Single-Player Patches

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Mass Effect Andromeda launched, the game racked up very mixed reviews. We’ve written about the game’s launch issues and the behind-the-scenes reason why things went wrong throughout its development cycle. BioWare always had a very tough act to follow, especially given that the sequel to the original ME trilogy was going to kick off adventure in a whole new galaxy, with new races and characters, and, for the first time in three games, a ...

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BioWare Kills Mass Effect Andromeda DLC, No More Single-Player Patches

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Mass Effect Andromeda launched, the game racked up very mixed reviews. We’ve written about the game’s launch issues and the behind-the-scenes reason why things went wrong throughout its development cycle. BioWare always had a very tough act to follow, especially given that the sequel to the original ME trilogy was going to kick off adventure in a whole new galaxy, with new races and characters, and, for the first time in three games, a ...

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Sierra Leone mudslide kills at least 200 as houses are buried

At least 200 people have been killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many houses covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene said that many people may have been asleep when the mudslide occurred. Sierra Leone’s Vice-President Victor Bockarie Foh said it was “likely that hundreds are lying dead”. The number of casualties is expected to rise. Mr Foh told Reuters news agency that the disaster was “so ...

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Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last month, we wrote about new information about the follow-up to Microsoft’s HoloLens, and how the new device would integrate an AI co-processor. At the time, we speculated that Intel’s Atom SoCs might not be long for this world, though we didn’t expect the hammer to drop quite as quickly as it has. Intel is killing its Atom X5-Z8100P processor, the chip that powers the Microsoft HoloLens. This chip isn’t publicly listed on Intel’s website ...

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