Category Archives: Geek

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

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The Raspberry Pi 3 may be getting Android support

When you closely observe the smartphone industry, you can easily draw parallels between Android and Windows. Sure, in most ways they couldn’t be more different, but they play similar roles in the market. They are operating systems that run on a variety of devices, and are not locked to any particular set of hardware. That makes them incredibly flexible, versatile, and of course, popular. Continue reading The Raspberry Pi 3 may be getting Android support

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

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

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

The man deleting his entire company due to bad code story is a marketing ploy

The majority of users agreed it was unlikely Mr Marsala would ever be able to recover his data

Over the past two days, a story has been making the rounds on the Internet: That of a man who accidentally erased his entire company with a single line of bad code. This man, Marco Marsala,  runs a small hosting company with over 1500 websites, and he supposedly erased everything mistakenly. In fact, even the server backups seemed to have been gone since they were mounted at the time the command was executed.  Continue reading The man deleting his entire company due to bad code story is a marketing ploy

Google Glass Enterprise Edition pops up on Ebay

Google Glass is a product that was well-ahead of its time. Glasses you wear that can provide you with information and record whatever is in front of you? Everyone was paranoid that it would be too drastic a change, and that’s why Google withdrew Glass from the consumer market. Continue reading Google Glass Enterprise Edition pops up on Ebay

Googler creates a bathroom mirror powered by Android

Lately, we have been seeing technology being embedded into everything, wrapped under an Internet of Things phenomenon. Even if it doesn’t make sense, manufacturers are just selling old wine in a new bottle. Continue reading Googler creates a bathroom mirror powered by Android

Google’s neural network beats the game no other AI could

Artificial Intelligence has always been the end-game for computers since computers were invented. As soon as computers starting proliferating through the enterprise, and later into consumer’s homes, one thought was on everyone’s minds: That this technology would become sentient. Continue reading Google’s neural network beats the game no other AI could

Netflix Everywhere: Netflix announces expansion into 130 countries

The face of television has changed over the last few decades. At the very beginning, we had live TV, and you had to fit your schedule around the timings of your favorite shows. Then, TiVo happened and the world of Television changed forever. With the advent of TV, you could record shows and view them whenever you want. Plus, you could fast-forward and skip commercials if you wished to. Continue reading Netflix Everywhere: Netflix announces expansion into 130 countries