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IOS And IPadOS 13 Beta 4 Signals Death Of 3D Touch, Rise Of Context Menu

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 20th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The concept was simple: slight, medium, and heavy pressure on an iPhone’s screen could be recognized differently, such that a light press would open an app while a firm press in the same spot would instead conjure up a contextual menu.

Intel: New Chip Materials Will Enable Massive AI Research Gains

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 12th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

This burgeoning interest in “edge AI” has to an extent outpaced hardware, much of which is practically incapable of accomplishing tasks better suited to a datacenter.

Abu Dhabi Throws The Switch On World's Largest Single-site Solar Project

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Abu Dhabi is claiming the title of the world's largest single-site solar project, having hit the go-button on the Noor Abu Dhabi project this week, with a reported capacity of 1.177 gigawatts

NASA Taps Carnegie Mellon To Build Small, Speedy MoonRanger Lunar Rover

Posted in Hardware, Science on 7th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has awarded Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Astrobotic a US$5.6 million contract to build a new suitcase-sized robotic lunar rover that could land on the Moon as soon as 2021.

June Steam Hardware Survey: The Rift-Vive Gap Shrinks … Sort Of

Posted in Games, Hardware on 7th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Oculus Rift still leads the charge with 44.12% of the overall VR headset use on Steam. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% share of the Vive Pro, HTC is at 42.42%. That’s a difference of just 1.7% between the two headsets.