Intel and Fujitsu have been showing off a new server which uses Intel silicon photonics technology with an Optical PCI Express (OPCIe) design.
Much of what goes into our attraction to one tablet or other has to do with status and the perception that if you have a certain product you have arrived. The iPad Air is an impressive product if you value physical design and number of apps over all else but there are products that better target particularl uses. While the Panasonic Toughpad 4K is hardly in the iPad’s weight or size class it is ideal for those that want to create on something that is still very portable. In a world awash with iPad clones it is nice to see a vendor try to create something very different.
Smartphones and tablets have not just changed the way we shop online, they are also having an impact in brick-and-mortar shops, as many shoppers are using them to compare prices and read product reviews. But shoppers aren’t the only ones doing a bit of intelligence work on the ground, the retailers are responding in kind.
ABI Research analysts say North American households with 4K TVs are expected to pass 10% by the end of 2018.
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen from websites.
Tricking algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can dramatically boost the amount of valuable compounds that these simple marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.
In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires.
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a unique and baffling object in the asteroid belt that looks like a rotating lawn sprinkler or badminton shuttlecock. While this object is on an asteroid-like orbit, it looks like a comet, and is sending out tails of dust into space.
Throughout our universe, tucked inside galaxies far, far away, giant black holes are pairing up and merging. As the massive bodies dance around each other in close embraces, they send out gravitational waves that ripple space and time themselves, even as the waves pass right through our planet Earth.
Toyota, continuing a steady march towards a 2015 debut of its first production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, plans to showcase at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month a concept version of what this new offering might look like. It is still a work in progress, however, showing evolution from the automaker’s earlier designs.
And, boom, just like that, there’s a new luxury hybrid coming our way. Lexus, the upper end brand for Japanese automaker Toyota, announced earlier this week plans for the RC coupe. Two powertrain options will be available, including one making use of low carbon emissions technology.
The Chinese hackers who went quiet after the US made a big noise about their operations, appear to be back in business again.
Microsoft's deals with Nokia are starting to make slow but noticeable progress, with more than ten percent of smartphones in the EU running on Windows.
Since Christopher Nolan started shooting in Imax, it’s been a much more welcomed technology than the 3D revival. There have been some incredible Imax releases over the last five years or so, culminating with the experience of Gravity, which should only result in more Imax movies in the future.
Once again, here with are with a new batch of Star Wars rumors and these have to do with the casting and the potential release date. We just reported on TGD that JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy are trying to get an extension on finishing the movie and getting a 2016 release date, but apparently Disney is insisting the next Star Wars must come out in 2015.
We just wrote on TGD about how Stan Lee is bringing the first Indian superhero, Chakra, to the world, and apparently he’s not the only comics king creating a Middle Eastern character. There’s now a female character being dubbed as a “Muslim Girl from Jersey” named Kamala Khan.
A year ago, it seemed that video games had gained a remarkable foothold again in the marketplace. Even though the market still wasn’t back 100%, titles like GTA V, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 were making an enormous amount of money, breaking major records.
I was surprised to read the news that the last Blockbuster stores were finally closing. I was only surprised because I was under the impression that except for a few stray stores here and there that Blockbuster had been completely done for some time.
A group of malware writers who hoped that people could be blackmailed into paying up for their data apparently have been shocked that people would be happier to scrap their hard drive rather than pay up.
Accelerometers, gyroscopes, NFC, and gesture recognition are predicted to be the big winners in mobile devices. These mobile technologies are projected to make the greatest penetration gains over the coming years, according to a recent study by analysts at ABI Research.
Researchers from Georgia Tech, the University of Tokyo and Microsoft Research have developed a novel method to rapidly and cheaply make electrical circuits by printing them with commodity inkjet printers and off-the-shelf materials. For about $300 in equipment costs, anyone can produce working electrical circuits in the 60 seconds it takes to print them.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold rubidium atoms instead of the usual hot atoms, a switch that promises improved precision and stability.
Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
Black holes—massive objects in space with gravitational forces so strong that not even light can escape them—come in a variety of sizes. On the smaller end of the scale are the stellar-mass black holes that are formed during the deaths of stars. At the larger end are supermassive black holes, which contain up to one billion times the mass of our sun.
Using the world's most brilliant X-ray source, scientists have for the first time peered into molten magma at conditions of the deep Earth mantle. The analysis at DESY's light source PETRA III revealed that molten basalt changes its structure when exposed to pressure of up to 60 gigapascals (GPa), corresponding to a depth of about 1400 kilometres below the surface.
A team of NASA and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact. The unprecedented data obtained as the result of the airburst of a meteoroid over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, 2013, has revolutionized scientists' understanding of this natural phenomenon.
What a long, strange trip it’s been for the planned First Solar factory in Mesa, Arizona.
Gareth Evan's The Raid: Redemption was a brilliant martial arts thriller. The sequel just got a brilliant trailer that will have you punching walls while ignoring the disgusting stuff happening around a certain jail cell toilet. Indonesia rocks!
So far, we’re not so sure about the upcoming show Mob City. We already have Boardwalk Empire, and Mob City looks pretty similar to it, and it features Ed Burns, one of the most wooden actors around. On the plus side, Frank Darabont created the show, and that goes a long way right there.
We recently reported on TGD that a lot of stories are getting sequels and prequels through graphic novels, and Serenity / Firefly is one of them. It will be quite some time if we ever get a resurrection of Joss Whedon’s beloved space opera, but this graphic novel could definitely keep fans satisfied for a while.
One of the best parts of Back to the Future was when George McFly finally grew a pair, knocked Biff Tannen on his ass, and altered the course of his destiny. Tannen was a great villain, and it was great to see Marty McFly’s father give him his just deserts.
John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson, together again. Both actors are great, and it’s odd to think about them working together, but they have indeed worked before in the acclaimed Stephen King adaptation 1408.
When a Battlestar Galactica reboot was announced, who thought it was the lamest idea they’d ever heard? Come on, raise your hands, don’t be shy. For me especially, it was a tell-tale sign Hollywood was really out of ideas. Little did we know that Rob Moore would reinvent the franchise, and turn it into one of the best science fiction shows in years.
Five years ago the market was abuzz with talk of cheap netbooks based on Intel’s Atom processors and AMD’s upcoming low-end APUs. Then Steve Jobs took to the stage with the first iPad in tow and the rest is history – netbooks died out faster than any PC form factor in recent history.
A few weeks ago AMD introduced its Volcanic Islands products at an event in Hawaii. Most of the line-up were just rebrands, but the flagship R9 290X and R9 290 weren’t.
Archos has been a manufacturer of Android tablets for some time now, with a full portfolio that scales up and down based on specs and use cases.
A breakthrough in quantum cryptography demonstrates that information can be encrypted and then decrypted with complete security using the combined power of quantum theory and relativity - allowing the sender to dictate the unveiling of coded information without any possibility of intrusion or manipulation.
Ever since Google launched its $199 Nexus 7 last year, tablet makers have been looking for ways to come up with even cheaper devices to undercut Google and other brands who targeted the sub-$200 space. Smaller form factors were popularised by Apple’s iPad mini, too. As a result the tablet underwent a massive transformation over the last 12 to 15 months in what can only be described as a race to the bottom. However, we’re not at the bottom just yet.
NASA's Kepler spacecraft, now crippled and its four-year mission at an end, nevertheless provided enough data to complete its mission objective: to determine how many of the 100 billion stars in our galaxy have potentially habitable planets.