Last Week in Technology News – 13 – 19 March 2017

| March 20, 2017

In this issue: Presented processors AMD Ryzen 5; Intel for $ 15.3 billion purchased components developer for autopilot MobilEye; Bosch and NVIDIA jointly develop autopilot car system; Systems with processors Kaby Lake and Ryzen no longer receive updates for Windows 7 and 8.1; Samsung Exynos 9 Series proved productive Snapdragon 835.

Presented processors AMD Ryzen 5

AMD has continued offensive against Intel: processors after Ryzen 7 was introduced less powerful 5-series chips. AMD announced two six-core and quad-core processor, two Ryzen 5 for AM4 platform – 1600X / 1500X and 1600/1400 respectively. The easiest chip, Ryzen May 1400, evaluated at $ 169, the most expensive, 1600s – at $ 249. On sale the new processors will be on 11 April.

Intel acquires MobilEye for $15.3 billion

Subject of autonomous vehicles is one of the most important in the IT-industry at the moment. This opinion is certainly shared by Intel company, last week announced the acquisition of developer components for MobilEye autopilot for 15.3 billion US dollars. Israeli company MobilEye until recently worked with Tesla, but the partnership was broken last year. Such a large amount of purchase due to the fact that Mobileye accounts for about 70% of the global market of advanced driver assistance systems and counter-clashes.

Bosch and NVIDIA jointly develop autopilot system for cars

While some companies are buying autopilots developers, others go on a different path. Bosch and NVIDIA today announced work together an autopilot system for vehicles. The total development will rely on NVIDIA hardware platform as the Bosch, in turn, can offer car navigation technology and its extensive experience in the field of automotive electronics. It is already known that the overall creation of companies will be based on the basis of Drive PX platform that uses a processor code-named Xavier. The yield will be held in the 2018-2019 biennium.

System with chips Kaby Lake and Ryzen no longer receive updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft Company at the beginning of last year warned that the new processor will be fully supported only in a modern operating system – Windows 10. Now the software giant has moved from words to deeds – users of systems based on Intel Kaby Lake processors and AMD Ryzen report that that Windows 7 and 8.1 no longer receive updates. Scan to Windows Update just does not start or gives an error. Thus, the owners of today’s PCs still have to eventually upgrade to the “tens”.

Modular watch TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45

The Swiss company TAG Heuer last week announced the second generation of “smart” watches own development. Novelty called Connected Modular 45 is notable for its modular design. Owner hours without special tools can replace not only the band, but also the “ears” on the other. Connected Modular 45 equipped with Intel Atom Z34XX processor, 1GB of RAM, flash storage capacity of 4 GB, Wi-Fi module to connect to the network, GPS and NFC-chip. They work under the control of Android Wear 2.0 We do support and Android Pay contactless payment technology. Prices on the clock will start at $ 1650.

Samsung Exynos 9 Series proved productive Snapdragon 835

The network has information about the performance of the new flagship of Samsung processor. We are talking about the results of the testing in the popular benchmark GeekBench. Exynos 9 Series 8895 proved to be excellent, surpassing Snapdragon 835 in the single-core and multi-core in the mode. It is expected that the Exynos 8895 Series 9 will be used in the new flagship of Samsung, as well as the Snapdragon 835.

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