Saturday , 24 October 2020

Tech

Nvidia brings high-end graphics core technology to #Tegra 5

Augmented reality, image recognition and other multimedia features could be standard in future smartphones and tablets, and Nvidia’s upcoming Tegra 5 mobile chip will have features to handle such demanding graphics capabilities. Nvidia on Wednesday said that it has made its biggest advance in mobile graphics technology with the integration of its latest graphics core code-named Kepler into Tegra 5, …

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The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing

Raymond Laflamme can’t yet sell you a quantum computer. But he’ll sell you a $13,000 logic board for measuring entangled photons. It’s a start. Laflamme is head of the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a research center that’s part of a quixotic, grandiose effort by Mike ­Lazaridis, cofounder of the smartphone maker BlackBerry, to invent a …

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The Backstory on Google’s Investment in Google Glass Micro-Display Supplier Himax

With 10,000 Google Glass “Explorer Editions” out today, and a broad consumer release said to come in 2014, the question is how many people will be wearing computers on their faces next year. Google seems confident that the controversial devices will proliferate, and it just invested in a key supplier so it can expand capacity. Shares of Himax, the Taiwanese …

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Canonical to crowdfund first batch of #Ubuntu Edge phones

Canonical is taking its innovative smartphone design directly to potential customers. The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build the original batch of its planned Ubuntu Edge devices. Canonical hopes to raise $32 million within 30 days, to build 40,000 units. It will use the Indiegogo service and the Paypal electronic payment service, to collect the contributions. We’ll use …

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Ultimately Google wants to implant chip in our brains

The power of computing, and the thrill of its apparently infinite possibilities, has also long been a source of fear. Going into a San Francisco second-hand book shop, shortly before a visit to Google’s headquarters in California, I happened upon a copy of Dick Tracy, an old novel based on Chester Gould’s cartoon strip starring America’s favourite detective. For a …

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#Android 4.3 pops up on #Nexus 4 bought from #Craigslist

A Google+ user who bought a Nexus 4 off Craigslist reportedly discovered that the device was actually running the long-rumored, but as-yet-announced Android 4.3. Jeff Williams, who claims to have purchased the Nexus 4 a couple of weeks ago from a Google employee, posted a screenshot of his Android version to Google+. That image shows Android version 4.3 and build …

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#VMware Sells #Zimbra Amid Shift in Strategy

When VMware bought Zimbra in 2010, the deal was considered integral to the company’s strategy. Three years later, it’s a different story. VMware is selling Zimbra, a provider of corporate e-mail and collaboration software, to Telligent, which makes social software for businesses, according to an announcement on Monday. The companies plan to merge under the name Zimbra to offer a …

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Is This the Future of #Bitcoin?

When it comes to Bitcoin, the fast-growing “digital currency,” there are good ideas, bad ideas and pie-in-the-sky ideas galore. All of these were on display Thursday night when more than 300 Bitcoin investors and entrepreneurs gathered at Microsoft’s (MSFT) sleek, marble-lined offices in New York City to show off their Bitcoin-based business ideas, munch on free pizza, and ruminate on …

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Meet #ATLAS! (video)

Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built! ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The DARPA Robotics Challenge seeks to …

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