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.
GM denies involvement, hints at copyright infringement
Recently, a website for an unreleased Chevrolet vehicle has been listed alleging to portray an upcoming all-electric vehicle with a 230-mile range and a price as low as $30,000. While the new Chevrolet vehicle is schedule to launch sometime in 2018, there is only one problem – it isn’t an official vehicle authorized by Chevrolet or any of its partners.
By typing in malicious code, high-level bug erases comments
On Wednesday, social media giant Facebook took a humble bow to a 10-year old Finnish lad’s code-altering skills and paid him $10,000 for discovering a high-risk flaw in its Instagram API. The bug allowed any Instagram commenter to type malicious code into the comment section of any status update and effectively delete anyone’s comments from a post.