Happy day-after-Christmas, Austin.
Whether you’re still lounging around enjoying holiday time off, or headed back to work like we are, here’s hoping your Christmas was a great one.
As we move past the holiday, here’s a look at some of the tech-related stories making waves and generating headlines around the Internet today:
Bitcoin bounces back
The wild ride continues for investors in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
After hitting an all-time high of above $19,000 last week, the currency’s price had steadily been dropping, including a 2 percent slide on Christmas Day.
We’ll keep an eye on Bitcoin’s ongoing fortunes. But the cryptocurrency ‘s long-term possibilities remain anybody’s guess.
An explosion of AI chipmakers?
More and more companies are looking for ways to add artificial intelligence to their products -- and that means more and more opportunities to build the chips that will power those AI capabilities.
For now, Nvidia remains the top doing in AI chipmaking, but lots of other chipmakers -- and chip industry startups -- are looking to make their mark in the field.
An interesting piece at TechCrunch takes a deeper look at the opportunities and possibilities the AI boom creates -- and at what that means for the future of tech.
The TechCrunch piece sums it up this way: “There’s the tantalizing opportunity of creating faster, lower-power chips that can go into internet-of-things thingies and truly fulfill the promise of those devices with more efficient inference. And there’s the opportunity of making those servers faster and more power-efficient when they look to train models — like ones that tell your car what a squirrel looks like — may also turn out to be something truly massive.”
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