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Unlimited digital sensing unleashed for imaging, audio, and driverless cars

A new technique could unleash the potential for digital sensors like cameras to sense all light intensities, and microphones to sense all audio ranges

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Taking lessons from a sea slug, study points to better hardware for artificial intelligence

For artificial intelligence to get any smarter, it needs first to be as intelligent as one of the simplest creatures in the animal kingdom: the sea slug.

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Reappraisal of Moore's law through chip density

Researchers at The Rockefeller University have shed new light on Moore's Law—perhaps the world's most famous technological prediction—that chip density, or the number of components on an integrated circuit, would double ...

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Development of a novel technology to check body temperature with smartphone camera

Thermal-imaging sensors that detect and capture images of the heat signatures of human bodies and other subjects have recently sprung into use in thermostats to check facial temperatures for contactless COVID-19 screening ...

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Looking Glass develops second-generation holographic displays

Holographic display maker Looking Glass has announced that it has developed two versions of its second-generation holographic display. On its website, the team at Looking Glass provide a video showing off features that buyers ...

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Intelligent carpet gives insight into human poses

The sentient magic carpet from 'Aladdin' might have a new competitor. While it can't fly or speak, a new tactile sensing carpet from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) can estimate human ...

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Nvidia to stop support for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Kepler GPUs soon

Nvidia, founding company of the GPU, has announced that on August 31 of 2021, support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, as well as for all Kepler GPUs, will be dropped. The majority of these GPUs used to sell as part of the 600 and ...

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Powering the energy transition with better storage

"The overall question for me is how to decarbonize society in the most affordable way," says Nestor Sepulveda SM '16, Ph.D. '20. As a postdoc at MIT and a researcher with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), he worked with ...

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform

The latest in its communications developments, Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon 780G 5G Mobile Platform. This platform runs on many 7-series firsts, such as a tripe ISP, the 6th generation Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence ...

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Intel's benchmark claims against Apple's M1 draw scrutiny

They say that breaking up is hard to do. Apple and Intel had a 15-year relationship as Intel produced the chips that helped Apple—in the early 2000's only a fraction of the size of Intel—grow into the giant it is today. ...

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High-speed 3-D memory with ferroelectric NAND flash memory

Ferroelectric memory is a well-researched topic in the past decade due to its capacity for higher speed, lower power consumption and longer endurance, compared to conventional flash memory. The performance of ferroelectric ...

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Raspberry unveils $4 Pi Pico microcontroller

Raspberry is introducing a new member to its family: a microcontroller. And its price won't set anyone back too much: The new Raspberry Pi Pico costs about the same as a box of fresh-picked raspberries at the grocery store, ...

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Samsung announces 14-inch OLED screens that run at 90Hz

Samsung Display, a subsidiary of The Samsung Group, has announced that it will begin production of its new 14-inch OLED screen that runs at 90 Hz for laptops this spring. In their announcement on their blog, CEO Choi Choo-sun ...

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 SoC to bring 5G to low-cost phones

As 5G-enabled phones secured their spot as major players in smartphone technology in 2020, access to this latest functionality has been limited to higher-end phones. But things are about to change, as Qualcomm announced today ...

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Fujifilm, IBM unveil 580-terabyte magnetic tape

When it comes to magnetic tape storage capacity, smaller is larger. That is, as the magnetic particles that store data become smaller, more data can be stockpiled in the same amount of space.

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Apple's greatest chip challenge yet: Replacing Qualcomm modems

Apple Inc. has become a chip powerhouse in the past decade, beating some of the semiconductor industry's leading companies at their own game. But the iPhone maker is embarking on its biggest challenge to date as it tries ...

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Circuit board reads 8000 messages per second

Autonomous vehicles are in demand like never before. At NTNU, researchers have developed a circuit board that can be adapted to different drones with simple steps. Airbus has tested the system on a lunar landing prototype.

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Samsung develops a slim-panel holographic video display

A team of researchers at Samsung has developed a slim-panel holographic video display that allows for viewing from a variety of angles. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group describes their ...