ARM talks up fresh CPUs and a GPU, all tuned for AI
Cortex-A75, A55, and Mali-G72 coming next year Chip designer ARM on Monday plans to announce its first set of processors based on its DynamIQ microprocessor architecture, in conjunction with a revised GPU chip.…
UK is looking to pressure internet companies for taking down extremist material
Britain is looking at a range of options to put pressure on internet companies to do more to take down extremist material, Security Minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday. The government has previously complained technology companies are not doing enough to tackle the use of their networks both to promote extremist ideology and for communication between militant suspects. “We are going to look at the range of options. We have seen the Germans have proposed perhaps a fine, we are not sure whet...
Bonkers inventor Colin Furze turns a microwave into a video game console
Oh, what to do while waiting for a microwave to cook your peanut-butter-topped onion. Thankfully, bonkers British inventor and YouTube star Colin Furze has come up with a solution. The post Bonkers inventor Colin Furze turns a microwave into a video game console appeared first on Digital Trends.
Lenovo will continue to push towards premium segment to stop bleeding in smartphone business
After a bruising fall from its spot as the world’s third-largest mobile phone maker following its acquisition of Motorola three years ago, China’s Lenovo Group Ltd is counting on a push upmarket to stop the bleeding in its smartphone business. While the company, which vies with HP as the world’s largest PC maker, returned to profit in the year to March, losses in its smartphone business worsened as marketing expenses for new products and key component costs increased. The group...
Google is getting ‘personal’ with its search results
If you're a longtime user of Google's suite of online tools, then its new "Personal" search feature could come in handy. The filter surfaces relevant content linked to you, pulled from tools such as Docs, Gmail, and Photos. The post Google is getting ‘personal’ with its search results appeared first on Digital Trends.
The LG V30 concept is a gorgeous slider smartphone with two displays
After a disappointing 2016, LG’s smartphone division is slowly repairing the damages caused by its modular approach of the LG G5.  This year the new G6 took on a more simple approach and got the basics right. Apart from its flagship range, LG has the ‘V’ range which usually comes out with a more out-of-the-box concept. The V10 and V20 were both impressive smartphones carrying flagship level hardware and a unique secondary display above the primary display to act ...
Silkworms can repair damaged eardrums claim Australian researchers
Silkworms could have the potential to repair damaged eardrums, a team of Australian researchers has found. The team of researchers, based in Melbourne and Perth, have developed a device that incorporated silk into the “ClearDrum” ear implant, a device similar in appearance to a contact lens which a recipient’s cells can grow on, Xinhua news agency reported. Marcus Atlas, the leader of the research team, said that flexibility made silk ideal for the device. “We felt that i...
Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business
 Chief executive officer Yaron Ben Shaul originally launched Hometalk as an engagement platform for customers of Networx, his lead generation business for home contractors. That engagement platform, with offices in New York and a research and development center in Israel, has since grown into a social network for the “do-it-yourself” community. “Technology has caused… Read More ...
That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers
A U.S. security official has suggested the government is considering extending its cabin laptop ban to all flights in and out of the U.S. The original ban came into effect in March, affecting select flights into the country. The post That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers appeared first on Digital Trends....
India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is on track to get a major upgrade by 2018
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), located about ten kilometers east of Narayangaon on the Pune-Nasik highway (NH50) is getting a major upgrade. The GMRT is the world’s largest radio telescope array in the metrewavelengths range. The upgrades will allow the GMRT to have capabilities unmatched till the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) becomes operational by 2023, according to a report in The Indian Express. Image: NCRA/TIFR Yashwant Gupta, dean of the GMRT observator...
In ‘Twin Peaks’ episodes 3 and 4, Cooper takes an otherworldly odyssey
Our Twin Peaks analysis continues with Parts 3 and 4, in which Agent Cooper goes on a strange journey. The sequence is a showcase for David Lynch's surreal aesthetic, and, despite how strange it all seems, a significant plot development. The post In ‘Twin Peaks’ episodes 3 and 4, Cooper takes an otherworldly odyssey appeared first on Digital Trends....
United States is considering banning laptops from all flights
The Donald Trump administration is considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the US, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said. Kelly, a retired general, was asked on Fox News on Sunday if he would expand an existing ban to cover laptops on all international flights into and out of the US, The Guardian reported. “I might,” he said. Such a move would dramatically expand the ban, announced in March, that affects about 50 flight...
Breakthrough LED technology could triple the resolution of display units
Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage — a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colours to form the images. With the current technology, each of these pixels contains three subpixels — one red, one green, one blue. However, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) ma...
That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise
Your GIFs will soon be subtle ads from companies working with search engines like Tenor, who tap on emotion-based GIF search terms. Tenor powers GIF searches for Facebook Messenger, Twitter, iMessage, Google's Gboard, and more. The post That animated GIF you’re sharing could be an ad in disguise appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook plans to sell advertisements to pharmaceutical industry
Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the invitation-only summit is part of an initiative for advertisers called “Facebook Health”, run by a small team reporting into former Google Director Meredith Guerriero. The summit primarily focuses on gearing marketers in the pharmaceutical industry. “It is expected that Facebook Health may unveil t...
How not to launch a company in the U.S. — lessons learned from LeEco
 After a months’ long parade of endless red flags, LeEco’s Stateside woes finally came to a head this week. The company announced that it would be laying off 325 employees in the U.S. alone. And judging from a number of address forwarding emails I received, the company moved swiftly and without much warning. It’s always easier to Monday morning quarterback all of this after… Read More ...
Localization, please? Capcom reveals ‘Monster Hunter XX’ for Switch
Monster Hunter XX, an updated version of Monster Hunter Generations, is coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 25. The game will feature cross-play and cross-save between Switch and 3DS versions. The post Localization, please? Capcom reveals ‘Monster Hunter XX’ for Switch appeared first on Digital Trends....
Breakthrough LED technology could triple the resolution of display units
Researchers have developed a new colour changing surface tunable through electrical voltage — a breakthrough that could lead to three times the resolution for televisions, smartphones and other devices. Video screens are made up of hundreds of thousands of pixels that display different colours to form the images. With the current technology, each of these pixels contains three subpixels — one red, one green, one blue. However, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) ma...
Expand your PC’s storage the easy way with these external hard drives
Whether you want an external hard drive that is fast, portable, or comes with a ton of storage, one of these five hard drives is perfect for you. It's simply a matter of working out what's most important to you. The post Expand your PC’s storage the easy way with these external hard drives appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook plans to sell advertisements to pharmaceutical industry
Facebook will host a summit in June that is dedicated to health and aims to sell ads to the pharmaceutical industry, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, the invitation-only summit is part of an initiative for advertisers called “Facebook Health”, run by a small team reporting into former Google Director Meredith Guerriero. The summit primarily focuses on gearing marketers in the pharmaceutical industry. “It is expected that Facebook Health may unveil t...