Russia's policy on Western technology is clear: The country can live without it, especially if key issues like economic sanctions, NSA spying and GPS cooperation aren't resolved to its leader's satisfaction. It looks like this tough stance extends to US-designed computer chips too, as a Russian business newspaper is reporting that state departments and state-run companies will no longer purchase PCs built around Intel or AMD processors. Instead, starting in 2015, the government will order up to one million devices annually based on the "Baikal" processor, which is manufactured by a domestic company called T-Platforms. An interesting twist, however, is that the Baikal processor is actually based on an ARM (Cortex-A57) design, which means the East / West divorce isn't quite as complete as it might sound. It could also mean that many Russian bureaucrats won't get the chance to be a Mac or a PC: they'll have to use some sort of ARM-compatible, presumably Linux-based operating system instead.
ARLINGTON, Va. — Facing criticism over his health care plan as well as lower approval ratings, President Obama returned Sunday to the friendly confines of the campaign trail. "I want to get in on the action!" Obama told a boisterous crowd of more than 1,500 who gathered in a high school gym on behalf […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin should now be considered a war criminal for crimes against humanity. Now I'm not just making random half baked accusation. I am saying this man has been the main instigator in the whole Ukraine controversy. It was he who got all upset when last October the Ukraine was thinking of signing […]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bus driver is being hailed as a hero for preventing a woman from jumping off a bridge over a Buffalo highway. About 20 McKinley High School students had just stepped aboard Darnell Barton's Metro bus Oct. 18 when he spotted a woman who had climbed over a guardrail and […]