AMD is reported to be taking a leap into unknown territory as it prepares its first ever ARM chip.
Codenamed "Seattle", the new chip is apparently based on the architecture designed by ARM, which is now prolific in smartphones and tablets. According to the Wall Street Journal, the chips will be aimed at server systems where the same power savings required by mobile apps are becoming increasingly attractive.
Google has confirmed plans for 'Project Loon', a mission that will launch internet-delivering balloons into the sky over remote locations in areas of the world (such as in jungles and mountains) that have poor Internet connection.
Last weekend, Google announced their plans to remove child pornography images from the web by using a new picture-sharing database. The program will allow search engines and other web companies to exchange information about images of children being abused or raped.
There's money to be made from a ton of advertising from Tumblr given its monstrous traffic. But of all the questions of whether or not Yahoo will screw up their $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, the biggest question is: what will it do with Tumblr's porn?
Google has just led a new $125 million investment in Lending Club - the peer to peer loan site backed by Kleiner Perkins' Mary Meeker. The company announced, and nabbed a 7 percent stake, reports the New York Times' Michael De La Merced.
The largest study of a potential AIDS vaccine has been shut down due to futility. Called HVTN-505, it begun in 2009 and enrolled 2,500 volunteers and the vaccination process doesn't actually involve any live or even deactivated HIV, instead it starts with one that includes genetic material that's modeled after the virus to prime the immune system.
The attack on the Boston Marathon has left hundreds injured according to reports. The Global Terrorism Database catalogues events like this, and there has been a record of eight other attacks or attempted attacks involving marathons. Only one was lethal.
Solar energy hasn't really caught on because of cost and that it was incapable of competing with coal and other traditional energy sources. Now, Two countries, have found that solar energy production within their borders reached "grid parity". This means solar energy costs are now on par with the rest of the grid.
Maps are important. It saves us from getting lost, and ensures that we get accurate guides to public transportation systems. In some cases, it can also save lives. The World Vision, is a humanitarian organization focused on poverty and justice and they are using it to change the world.