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Nvidia Plans New Chip to Compete With Intel in Data-Center Market

Graphics-chip giant Nvidia Corp. is increasing the competitive pressure on Intel Corp. with plans to start selling central-processing units to serve the booming data-center market.

Nvidia said Monday its first processor for data centers would operate 10 times faster than existing chips. Dubbed Grace, after the famed computer scientist Grace Hopper, the chip is based on technology developed by Arm Ltd., a U.K. chip designer that Nvidia is in the process of buying for around $40 billion.

The new chip puts Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nvidia, known for its speedy processors that power videogaming hardware, squarely in competition with Intel, which

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Three UK Offers Free Tech Gadgets with Unlimited Data Plans

Friday, April 9th, 2021 (8:37 am) – Score 1,464

Mobile operator Three UK has today kicked off what they’re calling the “Big Tech Giveaway,” which as the name suggests means that new customers taking one of their latest unlimited data (mobile broadband) tariffs and selected handset bundles will also receive a free gadget – ranging from smartwatches to smart speakers etc.

At present this only seems to apply to 24-month plans that come with either the Samsung S20 FE 5G, Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, Google Pixel 4A, Xiaomi Mi 11 or OnePlus 9 Pro 5G phone. Customers who

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California plans to reopen economy June 15

California health officials and Newsom agree to reopen California’s economy when the vaccine supply is sufficient, and COVID-19 hospitalizations are low and steady.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With more and more people receiving the coronavirus vaccine, California announced an end of the current tier system and a plan to reopen the state completely on June 15.

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined the state’s next step in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economic. State officials said Tuesday that enough people should be vaccinated by then to allow for life to almost get back to a

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Nike’s New Silicon Valley CEO Has Big Plans. Can Nike Follow Through?

  • Under new CEO John Donahoe, Nike is transforming into a tech-first direct-to-consumer brand. 
  • The journey has been paved with executive exits, layoffs, and soaring digital sales.
  • Some former employees are doubtful Nike can make the change or is playing to its strengths.
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In January 2020, just days before the coronavirus pandemic would engulf the world, John Donahoe took the helm at Nike.

The former eBay and ServiceNow CEO had a bold mission to transform Nike from a marketing-first company into a technology juggernaut. Instead of selling shoes primarily in stores, Nike

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Twin Cities 911 centers developing backup plans as Chauvin trial looms

Metro area 911 leaders are boosting their communication and buying additional equipment in hopes of avoiding problems that hampered their response during riots last year.

Minneapolis officials said Thursday that they have been holding weekly meetings with regional 911 leaders, bought two additional sets of backup equipment, and are creating a dedicated line of communication should more unrest happen during the murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin.

“This is a plan that we’re working on not just within Minneapolis, but how will this work if something happens in another city,” Minneapolis interim 911 director Joni Hodne said during a

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Bill Gates Plans to Spray The Atmosphere with Chalk to Combat Climate Change

A “super balloon” like this one NASA is testing could bring the chalk payload to the stratosphere for Bill Gates’ climate changing experiments. Image: NASA

In a never-before-tested plan to alter the Earth’s atmosphere and global temperatures, one of the world’s wealthiest people, Bill Gates, is planning to spend millions with other private donors, to spray the stratosphere with chalk to combat climate change. The chalk would be calcium carbonate,  the same material that is the primary component of egg shells, snail shells, seashells, and pearls.  Gates and other project backers hope this plan will deflect some of the sun’s

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