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.
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 .
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.
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).
Yann LeCun is director of artificial intelligence research at Facebook, and founding director of New York University’s Center for Data Science.He is the author of more than 180 academic papers, and has created character recognition technology widely used by banks to verify checks.
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.
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.
High school students in Tennessee can see and manipulate ocean plankton under a superhigh-resolution microscope in Southern California, with a biologist in California serving as their tour guide.Surgeons in Cleveland and Los Angeles share insights and run through a simulation of brain surgery on a biologically exact image of the patient’s brain just before the real operation begins.
Just because you're not splurging on a top-of-the-line smartphone doesn't mean that you have to settle for a tiny amount of storage. Samsung certainly thinks that way -- it justannounceda 3-bits-per-cell flash memory chip that promises 128GB of storage in "mass market" (read: more affordable) mobile devices.
Iconic Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer , who was first speculated to enter the smartwatch scene last September, might finally be announcing just that tomorrow. But its foray into the technology space might come at a price, both literally and figuratively.
played a huge part in creating some of thecoolest stuff on the internet likeIt turns out, you don't have to drop out of school to join the most famous "startup school for dropouts" in the Valley, the Thiel Fellowship. You just have to be young and exceptional. Zachary Hamed is certainly that.
I usually avoid app bundles because there is often one thing I really want, but the rest of the bundle is forgettable. This latest bundle from AppsGoneMad , which can be purchased between now and November 24, actually has several apps for Mac OS X that I think will have wide appeal. At retail, the apps would total US$220, but the whole bundle is only $9.99.
There's no question that the tech world is an overwhelmingly male place. There's legit concern that tech is run-amok with "brogrammers" that make women programmers feel unwelcome . On the other hand, people just want to laugh.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 seems to be off to a rocky start. Previously rumored to be delayed, the mobile chip maker has assured the industry that its first octa-core 64-bit chips will ship on time, as seems to be implied by recent new smartphone announcements.