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.
Rumors have been swirling for a while now that Apple is getting set to launch a new smartphone that has a 4-inch screen called the iPhone 5se. Leaks have already tipped a spring launch for the smartphone with the Apple event for it and other devices expected on March 15. Ahead of that official, unveil of the device some schematics have now leaked of the iPhone 5se that are from a case maker.
Scientists and researchers at MIT have come up with a new portable method of making power that uses heat and doesn't require metals or toxic materials. The new method of generating power is based on a discovery made by MIT professor Michael Strano and co-workers in 2010.
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.
When taking photos, whether it be of sights or people, sometimes shooting through a window is unavoidable, and that means there's probably going to be glare or reflections. Turns out, researchers at MIT's Media Lab are looking to address this, as their Camera Culture Group is developing a camera that can take photos through glass without any reflections.
That's easier said than done, however. "There's essentially no margin for error," Skydio CEO Adam Bry told MIT Tech Review . "You can't stop and turn everything off, because if you do that, you crash. In fact, if anything goes wrong on any part of the system, the most likely outcome is that you crash.
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.
During tests, the device calculated time-of-flight down to 0.5 nanoseconds, making it 20 times more accurate than other systems. In a four-room apartment, researchers picked out a user's correct room location 94 percent of the time, and figured out if someone was using WiFi inside a cafe with 97 percent accuracy.
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.
Four years after the launch of the original Raspberry Pi, the new Raspberry Pi 3 has appeared with several very important new features. This version of the device - the $35 computer, that is to say - comes with two essential features that've been relegated to accessories until now. Both Bluetooth 4.
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.
MIT researchers are putting lots of effort and time into creating solar panels that are smaller, lighter, and more efficient to help harness energy from the sun. In working on solar panels, the scientists have created a thin, flexible and lightweight solar panel that could be placed on just about any surface.
Samsung has announced that it's bringing its 14nm Exynos chips to cheaper smartphones. These are smaller chips that are both more efficient and more powerful, and given that the company is already putting the technology to use on competitors' chips ( namely, Qualcomm's ), it's no surprise to see the chip appear in more phones.
Solar panels hold much promise for creating power from the free energy that the Sun releases each day. The catch is that solar panels are very inefficient at converting solar energy into electricity. Research is constantly being conducted into making solar panels more efficient at the conversion process and a research team from Heliatek has set a new record for organic solar panel efficiency.
A more efficient graphics chip is also a smaller one, and smaller chips are often cheaper to manufacture and install. That means Imagination can offer chips with higher resolution and performance for the same price as the current generation. Given that there's so little difference between so many low-end smartphones these days, being able to offer better graphics is a big deal.
A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Google that alleges fraud because the media giant sometimes requires people wanting a free Gmail account to spend seconds filling out a two-word CAPTCHA—the second word of which is not for security purposes and instead provides an economic gain to Google unbeknownst to the user.
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.
Google Cloud Platform is the company's entrant in the ongoing cloud race with Amazon and Microsoft, where the tech giants let developers and IT departments rent functionally unlimited computing power from their hyperefficient datacenters.