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.
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.
IBM is adding medical images to the health data its Watson artificial-intelligence can mine to help doctors make diagnoses.The big technology company announced on Thursday morning that it was buying Merge Healthcare, a medical-imaging software company, for $1 billion.
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.
When I first heard about this little pen, offered by PenPower, that could scan and translate on the go, I couldn’t wait to get it into my hands. I began thinking of all the possible ways I could use this to copy written word, and/or translate text to be used on my computer or any device.
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.
This is a crowdfunded project, and as such may not deliver what its creators initially promise. Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk.
Aileen Lee tried a few lesser terms before she hit on “unicorn.” One was “home run.” Another was “megahits.” Neither quite worked for what she was going for — an unusual, mysterious word to describe what, in the tech industry, was an unusual, mysterious phenomenon: American software companies that had achieved a valuation of at least $1 billion.It was the fall of 2013, and Ms.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make Android apps and to maneuver more deeply into the platform, now is your chance to attend a course that has been “sanctioned” by Google themselves, teaming up with General Assembly (GA).
Hewlett-Packard has lowered expectations for one of its biggest bets, called the Machine. The new version may actually be more promising.HP, which is splitting into two separate companies on Nov. 1, last year announced the Machine with great fanfare.
Worried you won't be able to remember every virus you've been infected with in the event you have to fill out a detailed medical history? Don't be. Scientists have come up with a new type of blood test that can determine every virus to have entered your body.
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.