AMD CEO just laid out the company's two-year roadmap AMD's roadmaps are a perpetual source of discussion amongst enthusiasts, analysts, and company fans. Much of the discussion is often stoked by rumor or flatly made-up slides. This week, AMD CEO Rory Read gave a presentation for Deutsche Bank -- and in the process, laid out the company's roadmap over the next several years. Before diving into Read's remarks, I think it's important to address the fundamental difference between how a lot of AMD's historic fans see the company versus the direction AMD is now charting. ExtremeTech -- also read: The Rise and Fall of AMD

IDF 2014: Where is Thunderbolt headed? Coverage of Thunderbolt devices has been expanded on our site over the last few months. At IDF, we took the opportunity to chat with Intel about where Thunderbolt was headed. The current market perception is one of Thunderbolt being relevant only to Mac users. But, a look at the products that Intel showcases, indicate that there are plenty of PC components (motherboards as well as workstations) that come with the technology integrated. AnandTech

On Death and iPods: A Requiem Have you ever loved a car? Maybe it was an old truck you drove for hundreds of thousands of miles, or maybe it was your very first car: where you had your very first beer and your very first kiss. You can love a car and keep on loving it as long as you don't crash it. If you're willing to maintain it, you can keep driving it basically forever. Maybe some day it'll be old enough that you'll get thumbs-ups from cool kids as you putter down the street in your charmingly vintage car. This is not the case with gadgets... Wired

The ATM and the battle for Bitcoin's physical interface Two years ago, Zach Harvey and his brother, Josh, were saddled with a failing guitar shop selling vintage and handmade pieces in New Hampshire. The guitar venture had once been a roaring success, but that had been in Tel Aviv, before the duo decided to move back to the United States. On the verge of shutting down the company, the brothers started casting around for a new project to take their minds off the struggling business. CoinDesk

iPwned: How easy is it to mine Apple services, devices for data? Apple executives never mentioned the words "iCloud security" during the unveiling of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, and Apple Watch yesterday, choosing to focus on the sexier features of the upcoming iOS 8 and its connections to Apple's iCloud service. But digital safety is certainly on everyone's mind after the massive iCloud breach that resulted in many celebrity nude photos leaking across the Internet. Ars Technica

The $3 million suit  A biologically inspired smart suit that fits under clothing and could help soldiers walk farther, tire less easily, and carry heavy loads more safely has been given a boost that could be as much as $2.9 million. The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it has been awarded a first-phase, follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop its Soft Exosuit... Harvard Gazette

U.S. threatened massive fine to force Yahoo to release data The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications -- a request the company believed was unconstitutional -- according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the National Security Agency's controversial PRISM program. The Washington Post

This is Windows 9's notification center in action While Windows Phone users have taken advantage of a notification center with the release of Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this year, Windows users have been stuck with an odd mix of balloon tips and app toast notifications that quickly disappear. With Windows 9, however, desktop users will also gain a notification center, and now a video has been released of it in action. Neowin

Sienna Storm: A new breed of espionage RPG For all its prevalence in TV and movies, would-be Bonds and Bournes have pitifully few choices for espionage experience when it comes to videogames. Bond himself has undertaken several decidedly non-stealthy missions on consoles since Goldeneye. Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher may be the night-goggled mascot for semi-open stealthing, but still skulks along relatively linear paths... Redbull

Swing Copters: The Randomness of the Universe, Captured in Pixels  Many of the highest-performing professional athletes are also the most superstitious. Serena Williams bounces the tennis ball five time before her first serve, twice before the second. Michael Jordan wore his University of North Carolina basketball shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform. Baseball hall of famer Wade Boggs bore a bounty of superstitions. The Atlantic

Working For the love of the game: The problem with Blizzard's recruitment video There are things which must be stated up front any time Blizzard is a topic of conversation. The company is a financially stable island in what is, these days, an industry wracked by layoffs, bankruptcies and incompetence. World of Warcraft, its flagship game, is the most financially successful videogame in history. Paste Magazine

If Tesla's Gigafactory can run on 100% renewable energy, why can't others? Tesla's Gigafactory, the world's largest lithium-ion battery factory, is expected to generate as much renewable energy as it needs to operate -- and then some. Last week, Tesla announced it would build its factory outside of Reno, Nevada. Computerworld