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.
We've seen robotics improve by (literal)leapsandboundsrecently, but what about more nuanced things, like a fine sense of touch? Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University are showing off a new fingertip version of theGelSightsensor, a cube-shaped attachment that uses a camera and a sensitive rubber film to 3D map the objects they're grabbing.
For a school that's probably best known as an academic juggernaut, MIT hosts a surprisingly active social scene and topped our recent list of the biggest "Work Hard/Play Hard" colleges in the country . To compile this list, we used data from Niche, looking at its rankings of the best party schools and schools with the best academics best Greek life .
ith funding coming entirely from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's advanced technological research arm, Cheetah 2 could be deployed towards one of the US military's emerging areas of focus: disaster response.Robotics researchers at MIT have unveiled a four-legged robot with an amazing new ability: "The Cheetah 2" can jump.
I’ve always been interested in seeing forward-looking technology go from just an idea in a research lab to actually doing something practical and useful," he told MIT's Technology Review in an interview at a DARPA robotics contest last year.
Today at Apple's live iPhone 6 event , Phil Schiller announced the phone will feature a brand new A8 chip. It's 13 percent smaller than the previous generation, has 2 billion transistors, and features 64-bit support. It's a 20nm process. Of course, what matters is speed. The new chip boosts CPU performance by 25 percent and is 50 times faster than the original iPhone.
It is rumors like these that give fuel to the whispers that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 just might not be up to scratch . Word is out that LG is not giving up on being a player in the processor industry, even after the high-profile failure of its second effort, the NUCLUN processor for the LG G3 Screen .
But when the computer is up and running, it must fetch data needed to power apps and open files from that disk or flash drive and load it into a different kind of memory, called RAM. But RAM can't store data densely or when a computer is turned off.HP is working on a new type of computer that is much faster and more efficient than today's systems. It's called "The Machine.
Each week our friends atInhabitatrecap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.For many, theholidaysare a time to spend lots of money on things that aren't so great for the environment.
Here we go again — iPad Pro rumors! This time, we’re hearing the biggest iPad will be called an iPad Air Pro, keeping with a naming scheme Apple introduced with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. As you might have guessed, it’s still rumored to sport a 12-inch screen, basically making it a screen pinched from your MacBook Air (just, you know, hopefully with a better resolution).
DARPA's made all types of robots, from " Big Dog " to " Wild Cat ," and soft robots to flying robots . Their latest creepy invention is a robotic "cheetah" that can run, bound, and jump obstacles in its path all while running on a quiet electric motor, giving the robot its stealthy cat-like quality.
Microsoft may have already cut the Xbox One's price to $349 for the holidays, but there are hints that the game console may get a permanent price drop before too long. An AMD chip design manager recentlyupdatedhis LinkedIn resume (since made private) with word that he worked on a more efficient, "cost-reduced" version of the Xbox One's processor.
While we still don't have a firm release date for the Apple Watch , it's already apparent that Apple is intent on touting the device as much for its fashion and design aesthetic as its technical capabilities.
Just last week, the Apple Watch made an official appearance at the famed Colette fashion boutique in Paris as part of Paris Fashion Week.
Twitter has just awarded MIT's Media Lab with $10 million (to be completed over the course of five years) to pore over, analyze and scrutinize every public tweet ever made, all for the sake of science. This new MIT project called Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) will study patterns of online communication through social media.
One of the greatest allures ofself-driving carsis the prospect of never needing your own vehicle -- you could just catch robotic rides whenever you want personal transportation. Well, Singapore is about to explore how well that concept works in practice.
Scientists from MIT havefigured outhow to hack living cells to store biological events around them. They modified E. Coli cells to generate so-called retrons -- a type of mutated single-strand DNA -- in response to stimuli like light or chemicals. Those lo-fi "memories" can then be read back to glean useful information using high-throughput DNA sequencing and other techniques.
A software developer job at a big tech company like Google might be well-paid with a lot of perks, but at a smaller company there's the tantalizing ability toWorking at a startup can be both incredibly draining and risky — after all, most new companies fail. There are many benefits to startup life though, too.
Sure, we've seenappsthat let youeasily share files between your phone and PC. No biggie there. But the demo we're about to show you is a tad more sophisticated than that. Over at MIT, two teams of researchers have developed a smartphone system called THAW, which allows you to share files and use the phone as a game controller -- all by pressing the handset against your computer's display.