Aims to keep construction costs low, safety a top priority
On Monday, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT) announced the addition of a new “passive magnetic levitation” system for use with its custom version of the 760-mile per hour high-speed transportation system originally envisioned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Founders Edition means "reference clockspeeds with an upgraded heatsink"
With the launch of Nvidia’s Geforce Pascal lineup this week beginning with Geforce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, some members of the press and enthusiast PC community have been silently unsure about the actual differences between Nvidia’s reference card designs and the alternative Founders Edition models that will cost an extra $70 and $100, respectively.
Flexible, bendable 3D inputs for holographic gaming, videoconferencing
Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab in Canada have developed a flexible, bendable smartphone that uses light-field arrays to create the effects of “motion parallax” and “stereoscopy” to multiple users without the need for VR headsets or glasses. The device was unveiled today at the 2016 ACM CHI conference on Human-Computer Interaction in San Jose, California.
Intra-ocular device binds to replacement lens capsule inside human eye
Last week, the technologically creative geniuses at Google thought it would be clever to one-up Sony and Samsung’s recent filings for contact lens-integrated wearable PCs and take an approach one step further – perhaps the farthest possible step forward – by filing a patent to inject and integrate an intra-ocular computer directly into the lens capsule of the human eye.
Captures in-game screenshots at gigapixel resolutions with HDR
During its Geforce Pascal introduction on Friday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced Ansel, the “world’s first in-game camera system” that enables two-dimensional and three-dimensional screenshot capturing up to 32 times higher than in-game resolution – from megapixels to gigapixels with a completely adjustable field-of-view (FoV), among other features.
2x performance, 3x power efficiency of Geforce GTX Titan X
Today at DreamHack in Austin, Texas, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off the Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1070, the company’s first consumer-focused Geforce Pascal GPUs.
AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel
In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.
Limited quantities for walk-in customers
HTC’s flagship tenth-generation smartphone, the HTC 10, is now available in the U.S. starting today Verizon’s network. We walked into a local retail store this afternoon here in California and were told that aside from the display model, the store only had one unit in stock on launch day for walk-in customers.
Benchmarked against Core i7 5820K Haswell-E
On Thursday, a user named Maintenance Bot on the Overclock.net forums posted a sneak peek of what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Core i7 6850K ‘Broadwell-E’ desktop chip.
Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to date
This week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records.