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Intel dishes on Tiger Lake, ‘SuperFin’ transistors and what lies ahead Intel dishes on Tiger Lake, ‘SuperFin’ transistors and what lies ahead

Intel dishes on Tiger Lake, ‘SuperFin’ transistors and what lies ahead

By 2 weeks ago

Intel has spent the past decade refining its FinFET transistor technology, starting with its Ivy Bridge CPUs in 2012. That tech gave Intel a serious performance boost at the time, since it allowed the company to design “3D” transistors that were far faster and more efficient than previous flat designs. Now, Intel is ready for its next big architecture leap, SuperFin, its…

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Intel’s 11th-Gen Laptop CPUs Will Make Laptops a Whole Lot Lighter, and Last a Whole Lot Longer Intel’s 11th-Gen Laptop CPUs Will Make Laptops a Whole Lot Lighter, and Last a Whole Lot Longer

Intel’s 11th-Gen Laptop CPUs Will Make Laptops a Whole Lot Lighter, and Last a Whole Lot Longer

By 2 weeks ago

Screenshot: IntelDuring a press event this morning, Intel officially announced the launch of its 11th-gen mobile processors, Tiger Lake, with Iris Xe Graphics that will be in “more than 150 designs” from several major manufacturers over the coming months. Intel says its new processors make it possible to have the thinnest and lightest laptops around,…

NASA puzzles over mysterious Mars ridges billions of years in the making – CNET NASA puzzles over mysterious Mars ridges billions of years in the making – CNET

NASA puzzles over mysterious Mars ridges billions of years in the making – CNET

By 3 weeks ago

The origin of the strange ridged texture of this Mars terrain, as seen by the MRO HiRise camera, is a puzzle. NASA/JPL/UArizona For as much as we know about Mars, a lot of the planet remains mysterious. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) snapped a picture of “puzzling” ridged terrain located near a wild region called…

8 developer roles that are in high demand in healthcare 8 developer roles that are in high demand in healthcare

8 developer roles that are in high demand in healthcare

By 3 weeks ago

With the demand for tech skills continuously growing across the board, there’s no shortage of new domains where software developers can look for new careers. Perhaps one of the most exciting — and critical — industries where developers can look to expand their horizons is the healthcare sector. The coronavirus pandemic has put serious strain…

Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

By 3 weeks ago

Color choice aside, the Galaxy Watch 3 is noticeably thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Watch and doesn’t feel as overwhelming. Its stainless steel case is shinier and more elegant than the Galaxy Watch Active 2, though its underside is noticeably chunkier. There’s also a bump in between the two buttons on the right side…

Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 2 5G processor promises a new wave of better ARM-based laptops Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 2 5G processor promises a new wave of better ARM-based laptops

Qualcomm’s 8cx Gen 2 5G processor promises a new wave of better ARM-based laptops

By 3 weeks ago

It’s been almost two years since Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx, its flagship ARM processor for Windows laptops, but at IFA 2020, the company is unveiling its successor: the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, which promises some incremental improvements over the original. Qualcomm wasn’t too forthcoming about what specific performance improvements the 8cx Gen 2…

Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74 Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74

Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74

By 3 weeks ago

Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74 (nytimes.com) Posted by msmash on Friday August 21, 2020 @12:04PM from the RIP dept. Ann Syrdal, a psychologist and computer science researcher who helped develop synthetic voices that sounded like women, laying the groundwork for such modern digital assistants as Apple’s Siri and…

Student Rover Explores the Backyard in Tribute Student Rover Explores the Backyard in Tribute

Student Rover Explores the Backyard in Tribute

By 3 weeks ago

Three students were a little sad when NASA’s Opportunity rover went silent after 15 years on the Martian surface. So they decided to build their own rover inspired by Opportunity to roam their backyards using an off-the-shelf robot chassis, a Raspberry Pi, and the usual list of parts like motors, H-bridges, and batteries. Like the…

The Roborock Labor Day weekend sale slashes prices up to 19% on select robotic and handheld vacuums (Sponsored) The Roborock Labor Day weekend sale slashes prices up to 19% on select robotic and handheld vacuums (Sponsored)

The Roborock Labor Day weekend sale slashes prices up to 19% on select robotic and handheld vacuums (Sponsored)

By 3 weeks ago

This story was originally published 2020/09/01 8:08am PDTon Sep 1, 2020 and last updated 2020/09/05 10:25am PDTon Sep 5, 2020.  The end of summer is almost here, which means the holidays are right around the corner. Whether you’ll be spending time with loved ones or socially distancing by yourself this season, having a clean home…

This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more

This week’s best deals: Amazon Fire tablets, Apple MacBook Pro and more

By 3 weeks ago

Buy the Fire HD 8 tablet at Amazon – $60Buy the Fire HD 8 Plus tablet at Amazon – $80Buy the Fire HD 10 tablet at Amazon – $100Echo Studio + Echo Show 5 bundleBilly Steele / Engadget Best Buy’s solid deal that includes a free Echo Show 5 and a Philips Hue smart light…

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than Four Pounds Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than Four Pounds

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than Four Pounds

By 3 weeks ago

Image: LenovoLenovo is shrinking the chassis of the Legion 7i from 0.79 in. to 0.7 in., and the weight from 4.6 lbs to 3.9 lbs., making the up-coming Legion Slim 7i the lightest and slimmest gaming laptop it’s ever made. The company is attempting to tackle the holy-grail of laptop design: a laptop that is…

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 lineup is more laptop-lite than phone

By 3 weeks ago

On Wednesday, Samsung took to the “stage” at its virtual Unpacked event to unveil the latest additions to the Galaxy Note family: the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra.  Yes, much like it did with the Galaxy S20 lineup from earlier this year, Samsung has jumped from the Note 10 moniker all the way up…

The Morning After: Watch an Air Force pilot take on AI-controlled fighters online The Morning After: Watch an Air Force pilot take on AI-controlled fighters online

The Morning After: Watch an Air Force pilot take on AI-controlled fighters online

By 3 weeks ago

It sounds like a sci-fi movie: pitting an artificial intelligence against human pilots. (In fact, it’s definitely been done already.)Sadly, DARPA will no longer hold an in-person event for its third and final AlphaDogfight Trial. It’ll happen virtually, instead, with participants and viewers watching online as AI algorithms control simulated F-16 fighter planes in aerial…

Solve the Covid-19 Testing Crunch, Win $5 Million Solve the Covid-19 Testing Crunch, Win $5 Million

Solve the Covid-19 Testing Crunch, Win $5 Million

By 3 weeks ago

In 1714, the British government was desperate for a scientific solution to a deadly problem. In the empire’s haste to explore—and conquer—the globe, British ships were frequently colliding with land before they knew they had reached it, because sailors had no way of keeping track of how far east or west they had traveled. Rather…

Dwarf planet Ceres is covered in deep salty oceans, spacecraft finds Dwarf planet Ceres is covered in deep salty oceans, spacecraft finds

Dwarf planet Ceres is covered in deep salty oceans, spacecraft finds

By 3 weeks ago

Ceres is rich with water, the Dawn spacecraft finds. What can this mean for finding life on other worlds? Ceres is the largest dwarf planet in the inner solar system, and new findings from the Dawn spacecraft reveal this body is covered in salty oceans. Data from the Dawn spacecraft, the first robotic explorer to…

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