China wants to take AI lead from US military
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Beating US military intelligence should not be that difficult

China is providing some significant competition for the US on the subject of AI.

China rules Top 500 Supercomputer List
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America not going to be great again anytime soon

China appears to have made the semi-annual Top 500 Supercomputer List its kingdom. Not only does it top the list but also has 202 ranked systems on the list.

Amazon’s denies Cloud leaves China
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Web services have not been sold off

Amazon has denied that it has given up on trying to provide its lucrative cloud services in China and has flogged off the operation to its Chinese partner.

Chinese authorities also advertise on Facebook
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Why should the Russians have all the fun?

While the Russians using Facebook advertising to help Donald Trump win the election has garnered all the attention, the Chinese government has also been buying adverts.

China might stall Broadcom and Qualcomm merger talks
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Might prevent its own chip moves


A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom and Qualcomm is pretty unlikely to get much support from the Chinese authorities.

iPhone X Gigabit modem won't fly
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Will be capped for Intel sake

There is no big surprise that iPhone X uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 modem and is capable of Gigabit LTE speed, but since Intel version doesn’t support this speed, both phones will be capped at the lower speed.

Socialist China about to have a Sputnik moment
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About to embarrass the west on quantum computing

According to McClatchydc the Chinese government is about to embarrass the West by throwing enough money into quantum computing to beat them to the punch.

China gives thumbs up to HP’s printer purchase
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With some conditions

The Chinese government has approved HP's $1.1 billion purchase of Samsung’s printer business with certain restrictions.

China upgrades its supercomputers
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ARMs up its Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid 

The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has, boosted the Tianhe-1A CPU-GPU hybrid that was deployed in 2010 with some nice new ARM processors and possibly some Matrix2000 DSP accelerators.

China could have an AI chip processing advantage
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Death of Moore’s Law opens new opportunities

The CEO of China-based Horizon Robotics, Yu Kai, claims that China could become very important in the development of AI chips.