Would you rather have a power-hungry cellphone that could software-decode hundreds of video codecs, or a hyper-efficient system-on-chip that only processes H.264? These are the tough decisions mobile designers have to make, but perhaps not for much longer. MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has developed a solution that could spell the end for inefficient devices.
The Hyperloop Pod competition pitted teams from all over the world against one another hoping that they would be picked to advance to the next level. The finalists will receive up to $150,000 from sponsors to build small scale versions of their pod designs and have them tested on a track being built next to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne California this summer.
Google just recently launched YouTube Gaming , and with it a new generation, not to mention new market, of video streaming users. But while that's well and good from a business perspective, it poses a technological problem for the future when video streaming has become as common as, say, simply loading web pages.
It's no secret that many tech companieshatevideo formats that are closed, cost money or both -- enough so that they'lldrop popular standardsanddevelop their own codecs. There hasn't been a concerted attempt to tackle this problem, however, which is why several industry giants have justlaunchedthe Alliance for Open Media.
One of the biggest hindrances to current 3D printers is that they almost exclusively stick to a single precursor be it plastic, metal or glass . At most, you can get one that extrudes three materials at a time and they're going set you back a quarter of a million dollars .
Synology has announced a new network attached storage solution called the DS716+. The new storage solution is an encryption-oriented, scalable dual bay NAS server that has a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU under the hood. The device is aimed at the small business that needs a reliable and efficient storage and app server. The DS716+ has 2GB of RAM paired with that processor and dual Gigabit LAN ports.
Now we know one of the new things that the Galaxy S7 could be boasting about next year. That is, if you lavish attention to intricate tech details such as these. Samsung has just announced the Exynos 8890, its first chip in the new Exynos 8 Octa series.
Ever since Apple's A6 chip, the Cupertino company has designed its own processors for its mobile devices. According to a new report, Google is looking to start doing the same for Android devices, giving it more control and stability for the platform.
The Genius Bars in Apple's retail stores are supposed to be convenient ways to answer questions and get repairs, but the ever-growing deluge of customers sometimes makes it a pain. Ever waited 20 minutes just to get a Lightning cable replaced? Well, the Cupertino crew may have a clever way to speed up that wait time... and in some cases, save you a trip altogether.
Let's talk batteries. You know those parts of gadgets and electronics that give them power or electricity are always important. You can have all those premium specs on a device but without any reliable battery, it's good as nothing. Today, the bigger the battery is inside a phone, it usually means better or longer battery life.
We already know what the 2016 Honda Civic sedan looks like, in fact we spent hands on time driving the car back in October . At the time only the sedan debuted, we still don’t know exactly what the coupe will be like. Odds are they will look very similar. The official unveil is coming this month at the LA Auto Show.
There were a few disappointed, if not puzzled, people when Apple revealed it hadn't killed off the 16 GB iPhone. While it was indeed cheaper than the other models, that much storage in this day and age is almost negligible. That practically forces many to opt for at least the 32 GB configuration, though the ideal setup is really the pricey 128 GB.
A new Microsoft Research project could result in a laptop battery that lasts a lot longer, according to a company blog entry . Right now, the way a laptop battery works is pretty straightforward: You have a big lithium-ion hunk of a battery that dispenses power to your computer as the hardware says that it needs it.
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For better or worse, text messaging is the app people spend more time using than any other on their smartphones. A new start-up, Cola, believes it can make it a bit better.The start-up, based in San Francisco and staffed by engineers who used to work at Apple, Nest and other companies, will begin a private test of the iPhone version of a new messaging app, also called Cola, on Thursday.
It is the time of year when the big technology research shops gaze into the near future to identify trends that will have the most impact on corporate America and the tech industry over the next few years.The yearly ritual, of course, is partly a marketing vehicle for the research firms.
As you'd expect from a watchmaker with a storied history, the Connected is a remarkably well-built piece of kit. For one, it's almost shockingly light -- thanks to the fancy Grade 2 titanium Tag Heuer used for the chassis and lugs.
Huawei's Honor brand teased that it would land in the US this year, and it's making good on its word: the company will officially begin selling the Honor 5X on American shores tomorrow, January 31st. It's a pretty solid deal, at first blush. For $200 off-contract, you'll getting an aluminum-clad GSM phone with a fingerprint reader, a 5.