Daily Archives: 27.10.2020

AMD to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in data centre push

Advanced Micro Devices said today would buy Xilinx in a $35 billion all-stock deal Semiconductor designer Advanced Micro Devices said today would buy Xilinx in a $35 billion all-stock deal, intensifying its battle with Intel in the data centre chip market.  AMD expects the deal to close at the end of 2021. It will create a combined company with 13,000 engineers and a ...

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Autonomous boats could be your next ride

Five years in the making, MIT’s autonomous floating vessels get a size upgrade and learn a new way to communicate aboard the waters.  The feverish race to produce the shiniest, safest, speediest self-driving car has spilt over into our wheelchairs, scooters, and even golf carts. Recently, there’s been a movement from land to sea, as marine autonomy stands to change ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №3

New week and new opportunities, so let’s see what interesting have happened so far: Israel Kehat – 09’20 has left “Gamaya”, where he was CTO. Mark Young – 07’20 has left the “The Climate Corporation”, he was CTO, Head of Product. 10’20 took office as COO in “LandTrust”. Stewart Deadman – 07’20 has left the “Burloak Technologies”, he was Vice ...

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China launches three military spy satellites

A Long March 2C rocket takes off Monday from the Xichang launch base in China. Credit: Xinhua Three mysterious payloads widely believed to be signals intelligence satellites for the Chinese military rocketed into orbit on top of a Long March 2C booster Monday from a launch base in southwestern China. The three Yaogan 30-type satellites lifted off aboard the Long ...

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Ethereum Blockchain Transactions Reach Double that of Bitcoin

Source: Adobe/Tobias Arhelger The Ethereum (ETH) network has managed to surpass Bitcoin (BTC) in one more way as ETH now transacting twice as much as BTC, according to crypto research and analytics firm, Messari. The Ethereum blockchain has recently overtaken Bitcoin in daily transaction volumes by a factor of two-to-one, their latest data showed. According to Ryan Watkins of Messari, ...

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NASA, SpaceX Target 14 Nov for Crew-1 Dragon Launch

The Crew-1 astronauts, now scheduled to fly no sooner than 14 November, consist of (from left) Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Soichi Noguchi. Photo Credit: NASA Expedition 64 crew members Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and Kate Rubins must wait a little longer before their International Space Station (ISS) increment expands to full, seven-person strength, following NASA’s announcement Monday ...

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Permanent TSB sells buy-to-let portfolio to Citibank UK

The loans being sold have an average balance of €375,00, are classified as performing from a regulatory perspective and have an average remaining term of 10 years Permanent TSB has agreed the sale of a portfolio of performing Buy-To-Let mortgages, worth about €1.2 billion, to Citibank London.  Citibank London is the UK branch of US-based Citibank. The deal involves the ...

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5G will allow exporting robots’ AI into a nearby cloud

5G wireless connectivity is going to be very fast and wide enough to connect multiple devices in a reliable and flexible way. In fact, scientists say that 5G technology is what will allow inter-device communication, such as autonomous cars to communicate with one another and road infrastructure. Now a research team at New York university is building a 5G system, ...

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