Rackspace and Hewlett Packard Enterprise released updates for a VMware-powered private cloud and Kubernetes private cloud that offer users a pay-as-you-go option. The companies say the new offerings will provide more control, flexibility and savings.
The Supreme Court, reversing previous precedent, ruled that states can compel retailers to collect sales tax from consumers, even for purchases made online. Experts say prices for goods could increase as a result.
UltraSoC and Imperas Software are partnering to offer embedded analytics and virtual platform technologies to developers of multicore system-on-a-chip devices. UltraSoC agreed to incorporate elements of the Imperas embedded software development environment into its tools for on-chip monitoring, analytics and design debugging technology.
Tien Wu, chief operating officer of ASE Industrial, said the outsourced semiconductor assembly and test contractor will continue to focus on communication chips and expanding its system-in-package business after this year's merger of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and Siliconware Precision Industries. The combined venture is expected to generate $13.8 billion in revenue this year.
Researchers at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology came up with a graphene-assembled film that is said to offer thermal conductivity more than 60% higher than that of graphite film. The university has assigned the related intellectual property to SHT Smart High Tech AB, a Chalmers spinoff, to develop a commercial offering.
The internet of things requires high-quality, interoperable and secure software to realize its potential, says Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist. "We should be extremely thoughtful about the quality of IoT software," he says in this interview.
The transistors, contacts and interconnects in the designs of microchips that will be made with 10-nanometer and 7nm features are presenting a challenge in dealing with resistance issues, this analysis notes. "It is very, very complex," says David Fried of Coventor.
Apple is working on the AirPower wireless charger for its devices, but technical issues are slowing down the process. Initially, the company had planned to release the technology during June, but it's now hoping to launch the product in September.
Google updated its settings for Google Account features for Android, including new privacy and security options. The company also unveiled a search function that will help users more easily find and change account information and settings.
Thirty-eight states have requested $250 million of federal funding to bolster election cybersecurity, said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., during a Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing Wednesday. Of the $380 million allotted for election security, $150 million has been distributed, Blunt confirmed.