Moore’s Law Is DEAD. RIP.

Intel has put the brakes on Moore’s Law. And a technology roadmap for Moore’s Law maintained by an industry group, including the world’s largest chip makers, is being scrapped. Whatever…

Consumption slowdown started with note ban: RBI

“Basically, it works through the income route, so there were two factors that seem to have impacted the dip in Bank’s exposure to consumer durables post-demonetisation — one is that the MSMEs had serious problems in terms of cash crunch, employees’ departure which eventually led to their shutdown, and second is inventory pile-up, as people did not have cash to buy, along with increased unemployment and loss of income in the same year,” said Govind Rao, member, 14th Finance Commission.

Tesla’s self-driving car computer has 2 AI brains

Tesla’s in-house chip is 21 times faster than the older Nvidia model Tesla used. And each car’s computer has two for safety. There’s redundancy in the chips’ power supplies and data input feeds, too. Even the car’s cameras are on two separate power supplies to guard against failures. Each chip makes its own assessment of what the car should do next. The computer compares the two assessments, and if the chips agree, the car takes the action. If the chips disagree, the car just throws away that frame of video data and tries again,

Khadi, Papad, Honey is what India is buying

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has reported an over 25% jump in sales to a little under Rs 75,000 crore during 2018-19.  Papad, honey and cosmetics that have contributed to a major chunk of the KVIC’s revenues.  FYI: KVIC sales are 2X of HUL’s. And all this when Baba Ramdev’s Patanajli is struggling with sales growth.