IBM’s 2nm transistors matter because of their shape, not size

IBM's 2nm transistors matter because of their shape, not size

IBM announced last week that it has developed the technology to produce chips with 2nm transistors. You may remember from other episodes of our explainer show, Upscaled, that smaller transistors generally either help improve performance, or power efficiency. The current state of the art is generally around 5nm or 7nm, so this is an impressive … Read more

WH reporters fume over Biden admin’s media policy: report

WH reporters fume over Biden admin's media policy: report

White House reporters are ​seething over a policy that requires them to submit quotes from interviews with Biden administration officials to the communications team for approval, editing or veto, according to a report on Tuesday.  ​ The White House is demanding that reporters who conduct interviews with administration officials do so under conditions known as “background with … Read more

NYC DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann to step down: union

NYC DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann to step down: union

NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann is set to resign by the end of the month, according to the union representing the city’s correction officers. Brann, who has served as commissioner for three-and-a-half years, is expected to work her last day in the role on May 31, according to the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association. … Read more

How a daring mission behind enemy lines turned into a disaster for the US’s secretive Vietnam-era special operators

How a daring mission behind enemy lines turned into a disaster for the US's secretive Vietnam-era special operators

Two US Air Force Bell UH-1P helicopters from the 20th Special Operations Squadron fly into Cambodia, around 1970 US Air Force/Capt. Billie D Tedford In May 1967, US special operators and Vietnamese troops went behind enemy lines to take out North Vietnam’s top general. The mission led by the secretive MACV-SOG quickly went wrong, and … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway’s Mystery Investor Could Soon Be Revealed

Berkshire Hathaway’s Mystery Investor Could Soon Be Revealed

Text size Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Eric Frances/Getty Images A potential large mystery buyer of Berkshire Hathaway’s supervoting class A shares could be revealed in the next week as institutional investors report their equity holdings for March 31. Trading volume in the Berkshire’s class A shares (ticker BRK.A), normally light, rose sharply from … Read more

Google Pay is adding international money transfers

Saqib Shah

Google has been pushing people to its overhauled Pay app by retiring core features on the older version, including person-to-person transfers. Now, it’s launching another update that should appeal to the millions of US users who regularly send money abroad. Starting today, Google Pay is rolling out international money transfers in partnership with established remittances … Read more