Hardware/IT

Apple’s new recycle robot, Daisy, calls Austin home

If you’ve ever broken an iPhone screen, dealt with a drained-of-life iPhone battery or unsuccessfully tried to rescue an iPhone from ocean water, the gigantic pile of dead devices might feel a little haunting. They sit in a rose gold, space gray,...

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Riding success of first ‘Ryzen’ processors, AMD launches next generation 

A little more than a year after Advanced Micro Devices released its well-received Ryzen desktop processors, the chipmaker is building on that momentum. AMD on Thursday debuted its second generation of Ryzen processors, a line of products the company...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software could raise up to $592 million in IPO

Cloud computing firm Pivotal Software, which is controlled by Round Rock-based Dell Technologies, said Monday that it expects to raise up to $592 million from its pending initial public offering of stock.  Pivotal Software plans to sell 37 million...

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During bombings, robots played key role for Austin police

On the morning of March 21, a white Austin police bomb squad truck pulled out of an obscure city facility near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and rolled north, toward Pflugerville. The truck had been used a handful times in the previous weeks...

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Dell-controlled Pivotal Software files for IPO; move could raise capital for Round Rock tech giant

Pivotal Software, a California-based cloud computing company whose majority owner is Dell Technologies, on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million.  Plans for a Pivotal Software IPO come just weeks after Round-Rock based...

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AMD fights back against chip security claims, calls them ‘grossly exaggerated’ 

Advanced Micro Devices had been riding high lately.  Even though AMD’s chips were among those found to have security flaws by researchers in January, rival chipmaker Intel faced most of the heat because its chips had been the ones mostly affected...

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Austin-based Mythic lands $40 million to launch its artificial intelligence platform

Austin-based Mythic has landed $40 million in funding to launch its artificial intelligence platform aimed at devices ranging from smart watches to robots to drones. SoftBank Ventures, a subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp., was...

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Robots with lightsabers and VR treadmill among SXSW 2018 Trade Show highlights

The South by Southwest Trade Show is always a grab bag of interesting eye-popping technologies (giant robots! Sushi machines! Weird musicians planing digital music in crazy costumes), and more down-to Earth booths for universities such at Texas A&...

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Dell reports record revenue, narrows operating loss

Dell Technologies on Thursday reported 9 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its fiscal fourth quarter, but the Round Rock-based tech giant also logged a $511 million loss. Driven by record holiday sales, PC-market share growth and strong revenue...

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