US strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon – Hardware- Tempemail

The latest US government action against China’s Huawei takes direct aim at the company’s HiSilicon chip division – a business that in a few short years has become central to China’s ambitions in semiconductor technology but will now lose access to tools that are central to its success. That could Continue Reading

Afterpay shipped laptops in Ubers to keep staff online – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

Afterpay used Uber to get laptops out to staff and quickly remodelled its operations to help people worried about whether they could pay off purchases as the repercussions of COVID-19 took hold. Head of service delivery Yvonne Gilmour told a Zendesk event that the buy now, pay later company had Continue Reading

Pawsey to install quantum-emulator at supercomputing centre – Strategy – Hardware- Tempemail

The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is taking a stake in the race to develop quantum computing capabilities by partnering with Canberra based company Quantum Brilliance. Pawsey staff will establish an expertise in quantum computing systems through the partnership, before installing and providing access to a quantum emulator at its supercomputing centres. Continue Reading

Singapore mall trials UV robot to zap coronavirus – Hardware- Tempemail

A shopping mall in Singapore is deploying a newly developed smart robot to fight the novel coronavirus, not with chemicals – but with light. While spraying has become the norm in many places around the world, the robot uses ultraviolet lamps to disinfectant not only surfaces, but tricky-to-reach crevices and Continue Reading

Fashion retailer Gap rushes robots into warehouses to assemble online orders – Hardware- Tempemail

US apparel chain Gap is speeding up its rollout of warehouse robots for assembling online orders so it can limit human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. Gap reached a deal early this year to more than triple the number of item-picking robots it uses to 106 by the fall. Then Continue Reading

US regulators open door to possible tightening of Huawei chip curb – Hardware- Tempemail

US regulators are open to making changes to close what some see as a loophole in a new rule aimed at curbing global chip sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies, two US officials said on Wednesday. The new rule, unveiled by the Commerce Department on Friday, expands Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Linux embrace continues with DirectX-tend – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

Microsoft will bring its famed set of DirectX gaming application programming interfaces to the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) environment to provide hardware accelerated graphics for Linux applications. With a slew of Windows graphics features soon being available on WSL 2, Microsoft is already talking about moving the Linux Continue Reading

Commonwealth Bank CTO snapped up by Google – Finance – Strategy – Hardware – Networking- Tempemail

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s highly regarded chief technology officer Matt Pancino has been poached by Google to become its Asia Pacific director of “industry solutions” with the straight-talking executive taking a pot-shot at the corporate cult of hot-desking while on “gardening leave”. Pancino’s departure from CBA was revealed by Continue Reading

China says it’s opposed to latest US rules against Huawei – Cloud – Hardware – Networking- Tempemail

China’s commerce ministry said on Sunday it is firmly opposed to the latest rules by the United States against Huawei and will take all necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms’ rights and interests. The ministry said in a statement that it urges the United States to immediately stop the wrong Continue Reading

Nvidia launches chip aimed at data centre economics – Hardware- Tempemail

Semiconductor firm Nvidia on Thursday announced a new chip that can be digitally split up to run several different programs on one physical chip, a first for the company that matches a key capability on many of Intel’s chips. The notion behind what the Santa Clara, California-based company calls its Continue Reading