Category Archives: Breakthrough

MIT’s new smart Tattoo can control your smartphone

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MIT, collaborating with Microsoft Research has created a new smart tattoo out of gold leaf (a conductor) that can control your smartphone, interact using NFC and can also be used as a touchpad. Continue reading MIT’s new smart Tattoo can control your smartphone

Samsung’s massive 16TB SSD costs $10,000

Last year, Samsung unveiled a massive SSD that went where no SSD has ever gone before: North of the 10TB barrier. Heck, while most HDDs in use today are around a TB in capacity, most of us use SSDs that are quite small, around 250-500 GB. Continue reading Samsung’s massive 16TB SSD costs $10,000

Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 is sturdier, and can survive 5 feet drops

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The Smartphone industry is an industry of monopolies. Apple and Samsung control most of the smartphone market, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Peek behind the curtains, and you’ll see more companies that absolutely dominate the industry. Continue reading Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 is sturdier, and can survive 5 feet drops

Researchers make a 1000 core processor that can run on an AA battery

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In the first few years of the 21st century, Intel and AMD were locked into an arms-race of clock-speeds. Each was trying to one up the other with ridiculous clockspeeds till a point where they were just trying to flaunt the numbers, and the improvements didn’t really matter for most users. Continue reading Researchers make a 1000 core processor that can run on an AA battery

Google’s Project Soli comes to the smartwatch

Wearables are stuck in a sort of limbo lately, and whilst they did come back from the dead with Pebble’s Kickstarter campaign in 2012. But even after a few years of iterations and launches of platforms from Google and Apple, the space has failed to get any real traction among consumers. Continue reading Google’s Project Soli comes to the smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara is spurring with activity: Could release by 2017

 

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Some months ago, Google became Alphabet, and entered into a confusing period where we didn’t know what went where. Some divisions became independent companies, other divisions remained divisions of new companies and yet other divisions were actually shut down after it was found they weren’t performing optimally. Continue reading Google’s Project Ara is spurring with activity: Could release by 2017

NVIDIA’s GTX 1080: Double the performance, half the price

When it comes to building a PC, often the most money is spent ont he graphics card, and for good reason. A good graphics card is the main driver of a PC’s performance, because all other metrics have stopped making huge leaps several years ago.  Continue reading NVIDIA’s GTX 1080: Double the performance, half the price

Windows 95 comes to the Apple Watch

The smartwatch hobbyist community has been somewhat obsessed with tweaking their smartwatches to install impractical stuff that just looks cool. Just look at the history of smartwatch hacks: PS1 Emulators, Doom and more.  Continue reading Windows 95 comes to the Apple Watch

Plug in a USB Stick and you have a neural network

All technologies are huge, bulky and expensive at first, and over time, they become smaller, denser and more affordable. Decades ago we had computers that filled rooms, now we have more powerful ones smaller than a credit card. Continue reading Plug in a USB Stick and you have a neural network

Oppo’s SuperVOOC: Charges smartphone to 100% in 15 minutes

When it comes to battery technology, since we haven’t been making inroads into increasing battery density (for consumers), we have resorted to making the batteries themselves charge faster. Continue reading Oppo’s SuperVOOC: Charges smartphone to 100% in 15 minutes