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Meta looking to use exotic, custom CPU in its datacenters for machine learning and AI — yet another indication that Nvidia’s most formidable rivals are developing their own alternatives to its hardware

We previously reported that Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, plans to deploy its own custom-designed artificial intelligence chips, codenamed Artemis, into its data centers this year, but would continue using Nvidia H100 GPUs alongside them – for the foreseeable future at least. However, The Register now claims job…

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3D printer users say their devices were hacked to warn of a security flaw

Users of a popular 3D printer were recently met with an ominous message on their devices: disconnect the gadget from the internet, or face the consequences. Apparently, the devices carry a severe vulnerability which could be abused in different ways. Users of the Anycubic 3D printer flocked to Reddit to…

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Lazarus hackers return and hijack a Windows security flaw

The infamous Lazarus Group is exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to disable antivirus programs on targeted Windows endpoints, new research has claimed. Cybersecurity experts from Avast said they observed a new campaign from the North Korean state-sponsored hackers, which now leverages a flaw in the Windows AppLocker driver. This flaw, tracked…

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World’s biggest printer company wants you to stop buying printers — rent them like cars is what HP reckons you should do

HP has unveiled its long-awaited printing subscription package aimed at keeping businesses and consumers alike wedded to their physical HP printer for a little while longer. The company says its new HP All-In Plan, “delivers the ultimate in convenience without the hassle of printer ownership” – offering not just ink,…

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Xero wants to use AI to help your SMB solve all its accounting woes

At its inaugural Investor Day, Xero announced its plans to use AI to help transform accounting for small businesses by removing some of the barriers and making it easier for less savvy business owners to nail their figures. Central to the announcement is ‘Just Ask Xero’ (JAX), which unsurprisingly uses…

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Nvidia just released a new code generator that can run on most modern CPUs

Nvidia has come together with ServiceNow and Hugging Face to introduce a new family of open-access large language models (LLMs) for code generation. The StarCoder2 platform was developed by the BigCode community with performance, transparency, and cost-effectiveness considered. StarCoder2’s extensive reach is founded on the training of 619 programming languages.…

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