Intel to set up new group to focus on hardware security

Computer Weekly

Chip maker is reportedly planning to form a new group to focus on hardware security as it scrambles to limit the impact of recently discovered security flaws in chip designs

Nintendo Switch tops huge February for hardware sales

Venture Beast

February hardware sales were up huge thanks to strong performance from all console platforms and a historic pace for PS5. Read More.


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NPD 2020: Nintendo Switch was No. 1 hardware, PlayStation 5 was No. 2

Venture Beast

1 best-selling hardware, according to the NPD 2020 report. GamesBeat category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics/Game Systems & Consoles category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Nintendo Switch PlayStation 5 The NPD Group xbox Xbox Series X/S

U.S. gamers spent $4.5 billion on PC hardware and accessories in 2020

Venture Beast

PC gaming hardware and accessory sales jumped 62% year-over-year in the United States in 2020, and analysts expect that to continue. GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Games/Computer & Video Games The NPD Group

U.S. console-hardware spending hits mammoth $427 million in April

Venture Beast

Console-hardware spending jumped to a near record for an April month in the United States. Nintendo Switch sales continue to dominate. Read More.

Nintendo Switch sets new August hardware sales record in the U.S.

Venture Beast

Business Games August 2020 NPD category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics/Game Systems & Consoles category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Nintendo Switch NPD games The NPD GroupNintendo Switch continues conquering 2020 with massive dollar and unit sales in August.

IGMP: Managing Host Group Tables

IT Toolbox

If the underlying hardware supports multicast, IP uses the hardware multicast facility to send and receive IP multicast datagrams

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From Macy’s to Ace Hardware, facial recognition is already everywhere

Vox Open Sourced

Some of the US’s most popular stores — including Macy’s and Ace Hardware — are using facial recognition on their customers, largely without their knowledge. Rite Aid had deployed facial recognition in at least 200 stores over eight years, before ditching the technology last year.

IGMP: Translating Between IP and Hardware Multicast Addresses

IT Toolbox

When a host leaves a host group, it calls procedure hgarpdel to remove the ARP cache entry and inform the hardware

Building an Agile IT Group

Eric D. Brown

Like the data center in most organizations, IT groups have been undergoing a transformation over the last few years. Virtualization has allowed organizations to expand their data center capabilities without requiring enormous outlays of capital for new hardware and physical space by allowing companies to decommission underutilized servers and replace them with optimized virtualized systems.

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Intel’s hardware chief is leaving the company

The Verge

The executive in charge of almost all of Intel’s hardware, chief engineering officer Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala, is leaving the company on August 3rd, Intel announced on Monday. Image: Intel.

Intel sells NAND chip business to SK Hynix for $9 billion

Venture Beast

Business Enterprise Mobile category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware/Computer Components category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware/Computer Drives & Storage Intel SK Group SK Hynix

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Hyperscale datacentre growth sees demand for OEM hardware soar, research shows

Computer Weekly

Synergy Research Group lifts the lid on how the growth of hyperscale datacentre operators is developing around the world, as well as the impact this is having on demand for hardware from legacy IT suppliers

No Hardware Improvement in iPhone Camera Lenses Till 2022 – Tech Analyst Predicts


Kuo, who works as an analyst in a financial services group called TF International Securities, is known to have some good contacts in the Asian supply chain of Apple. Even if it decides to hold back hardware upgrades, one can expect some improvement on the software front.

Vulkan gets tools, drivers to bring ray tracing to PS5, Xbox, and AMD

Venture Beast

Business Games PC Gaming Amd AMD Radeon 6800 XT category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware DirectX Raytracing LunarG Microsoft Nvidia GeForce RTX Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 Nvidida PlayStation PlayStation 5 Sony The Khronos Group Vulkan Vulkan API xbox

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Amazon launches group video and audio calling for Echo devices

The Verge

Group calling on an Echo Show. Amazon is launching a new group video or audio calling feature for Echo devices today, just in time for the holidays. You’ll be able to add adult contacts into groups, and friends and family will have to opt in to be part of group calling.

June 2021 NPD: Xbox and Switch outsell the competition

Venture Beast

June 2021 NPD hardware sales reveal strong numbers for all platforms. Microsoft set a new June record for Xbox. Read More.

Apple’s former hardware leader reportedly now overseeing AR and VR devices

The Verge

Apple’s former hardware leader, Dan Riccio, is now overseeing the company’s still-secretive work on augmented and virtual reality products, according to Bloomberg. Riccio stepped back from Apple last month , after serving as senior vice president of hardware engineering since 2012.

Drones, radars, pizza makers among finalists for Hardware of the Year at the GeekWire Awards


The finalists for this year’s hardware and gadget category at the GeekWire Awards run the span of aviation to anchovies. Also, thanks to gold and category sponsors: Blink UX, WSGR , JLL , EY , Premera , Dreambox Learning , BECU , WestRiver Group , ALLtech and First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Portland-based hardware security startup Eclypsium raises $13M


based startup Eclypsium raised $13 million to help expand its enterprise hardware security technology. ” New backers AV8 Ventures, TransLink Capital, Mindset Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, and Ridgeline Partners invested in the round, which included participation from existing investors Intel Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Andreessen Horowitz, and Ubiquity Ventures. Yuriy Bulygin, co-founder and CEO, Eclypsium (Eclypsium Photo). Portland, Ore.-based

Everything must boldly go! Defunct asteroid mining company’s hardware put up for auction


If you have a sudden yen to replicate outer-space conditions, it behooves you to check out today’s online-only auction of the hardware left over from Planetary Resources , the Redmond venture that aimed to create a trillion-dollar asteroid mining industry.

Consumer spending on PC gaming hardware and accessories in the US increased 62 percent in 2020


According to The NPD Group, all hardware and accessory categories experienced double-digit growth last year, but it was PC headsets, monitors and keyboards that saw the most growth, both in terms of dollars generated and units sold

Open Rights Group calls for control of spies’ use of zero-days

Computer Weekly

Wikileaks’ publication of documents detailing CIA hacking tools has prompted calls for government to control spy agencies’ use of vulnerabilities in widely used hardware and software

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Synergy Research Group hails 2016 as landmark year for cloud services growth

Computer Weekly

Market watcher's latest cloud market tracker suggests services market is growing three times faster than off-premise hardware and software market

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Bob Swan: The competition never sleeps, but Intel is waking up

Venture Beast

Bob Swan held a call with a group of journalists and analysts ahead of CES 2021 to explain Intel's strategy. Big Data Business Enterprise Amd Bob Swan category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware CES 2021 Intel

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January 2021 NPD: Nintendo games and holiday hits lead surging sales

Venture Beast

Hardware saw a 144% year-over-year surge, but software also grew 36%, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. “January 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content,and accessories reached a January record $4.7

Amazon group that created Kindle and Echo is working on technology for COVID-19 testing


Amazon is enlisting its cutting-edge Lab126 hardware group, best known for creating its Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and Echo smart speakers, to help build out its own COVID-19 testing capabilities.

August 2020 NPD: Madden and UFC supercharge U.S. game sales

Venture Beast

billion on video game hardware, software, and accessories in August, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Business Games PC Gaming August 2020 NPD category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Sports Games console gaming NPD games report PC gaming The NPD Group

May 2021 NPD: Improving weather and pandemic conditions cannot slow U.S. game sales

Venture Beast

The May 2021 NPD video game report reveals another strong month for sales on the back of new hardware and Resident Evil: Village. GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games May 2021 NPD Resident Evil Village The NPD Group

AMD CEO Lisa Su talks core counts, console launches, and Apple relationship

Venture Beast

During CES 2021, AMD CEO Lisa Su spoke with a group of journalists about her views on processor core counts, console launches, and Apple. Read More.

Why You Don’t Need a Hardware Refresh


Businesses are in a position where they need to be able to leverage the “latest and greatest” in terms of hardware and software to maintain a competitive advantage, but are also balking at the upfront investment normally required at the same time. What many people don’t realize is that hardware is next. Thanks to the power of the cloud, hardware can also embrace the subscription-based model that has served software users so well over the last few years.

Apple WWDC 2020: iOS 14, ARM Macs, hardware rumors, and what else to expect

The Verge

The company is still expected to unveil the first look at the future of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — the various suites of software that power all of Apple’s hardware.

How Are CIOs Failing Their Business Users?

The Accidental Successful CIO

A good idea is to nominate a beta testing group of about eight users in different locations to try technology tools. You can create a sample group and have them beta test new technologies. CIOs are forgetting about their employee experience. Image Credit: Sjoerd Wijn.

3 Reasons Why Manufacturers in CT Need to Stop Buying Hardware


Though it may seem logical to rely on hardware to meet those needs, this isn’t actually the path that many should follow, particularly in the modern era. There are a number of essential reasons why manufacturers in CT need to stop buying hardware and focus their efforts elsewhere. Hardware and the Future. That future is not hardware and hasn’t been for over a decade now.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything.   While that's quite true, there's a much smaller group who sees something far more impactful -- a complete re-thinking of cloud-scale IT infrastructures: both software and hardware. I have recently converted to this second smaller group, sorry to say.    But, in this new world, we start thinking about hardware differently as well -- especially at scale. Chucks Blog.

Nintendo Switch powers U.S. console sales to $235 million in May

Venture Beast

Nintendo Switch was the driving force behind huge hardware revenues in the U.S. in May, beating both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Read More.

Can't Decide on a Controller Layout? This Gamepad Lets You Flip the D-Pad and Joystick as Often as You Want

GizModo VR

The world can be broken down into essentially two groups: those who prefer a symmetrical layout on a video game controller (with the analog joysticks side-by-side like the PlayStation uses) and those who don’t.

3,800 PS4s found and seized from a cryptocurrency farm in Ukraine


Although the market for GPUs is starting to improve, and dedicated ASICs might be on the way to relieve demand, it seems that one group of enterprising cryptocurrency miners have turned to last-gen console hardware to get things done

Couple finally catches a surf break in dream to bring man-made wave facility to Seattle area


Technology developed by John Hoss, previously under the name “Rogue Wave,” is now “EpicSurf” and will be manufactured, sold and serviced by Aquatic Development Group (ADG), an Upstate New York company with decades of experience in the aquatic and amusement industry.

TerraClear raises $25M for its rock-picking farm tech as it sees fully autonomous version on horizon


The company has developed software solutions for mapping fields and hardware solutions for clearing them, removing backbreaking rocks which can cause significant damage to expensive farming machinery. Startups agtech AI Brent Frei farming Funding Madrona Venture Group Robotics TerraClear

2021 GeekWire Awards revealed: Big winners, surprise guests, and the best in Pacific NW tech


Keep reading for all the winners, honorees and acceptance speeches from the 2021 GeekWire Awards, presented by Wave Business : Startup of the Year, presented by West River Group. Hardware/Gadget of the Year, presented by ALLTech.

Host Europe Acquired for $667 Million » Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Knowledge

Private equity firm Cinven Group will acquire European web hosting provider Host Europe Group for approximately $667 million from Montagu Private Equity, reports The WHIR. For more details, see Host Europe Group Acquired by Private Equity Group Cinven at The WHIR. Amazon has cut prices for dedicated EC2 instances – an instance on single-tenant hardware that is particularly attractive to enterprise customers. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events.

Bay Area Internet Acquired by Private Equity Firm » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Private equity firm The Stephens Group has acquired Bay Area Internet Services (BAIS), a colocation provider in Santa Clara with a Tier IV facility. DH Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to BAIS, and The Stephens Group partnered with the vXchnge management team on the transaction. ” The Stephens Group has been active in the Internet infrastructure space of late. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. colocation » Silicon Valley.