Apple May be Working on VR Goggles
Laty, yesterday, 11:17
There is a chance that Apple will soon create its own VR set. Leaked images reveal a controller being part of HTC Vive, which could mean cooperation between the two companies.
Samsung is Working on a Cutting-edge Battery
Bart Swiatek, 16 March 2020, 12:51
Samsung is conducting research on a new type of battery with solid electrolyte (so-called all-solid-state). The battery is to achieve an energy density of 900 Wh/L. In the case of electric cars, this would enable to increase their range up to 800 kilometres.
Scientists Dispel Doubts: 5G Does Not Harm Your Health
Bart Swiatek, 13 March 2020, 13:05
Independent scientists affiliated to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) have concluded that, based on current scientific knowledge, the 5G communication standard does not represent a risk to human health.
Vatican, Microsoft and IBM Want Regulations on AI and Face Recognition
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 March 2020, 23:51
Representatives of Microsoft and IBM signed Pope Francis' document on the ethical development of artificial intelligence. The companies have undertaken to promote the development of technology with respect for human rights, with particular emphasis on the face recognition system.
Patent Suggests PS5 DualShock May Check the Player's Heart Rate
Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 10:55
A patent registered with the U.S. Patent Office reveals a technology that may appear in DualShock 5 - a function that would enable us to measure the heart rate and sweat rate of a player in order to better adjust the gameplay.
The European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Universal Charger
Agnes Adamus, 31 January 2020, 23:29
The European Parliament adopted a resolution to unify charging ports for all smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices available on the market. 582 voters were in favor of its introduction.
EU Considers Temporary Ban on Usage of Face Recognition Technology
Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2020, 10:54
According to reports from Reuters, the European Union is considering a five-year ban on the use of face recognition technology in public places. This would prevent abuse and allow for working out solutions to protect citizens. The idea appeared in an extensive report created by the European Commission.
The Internet on Global Warming - Server Rooms are as Bad as Airlines
Bart Swiatek, 07 January 2020, 15:20
According to calculations by Swedish researcher Anders Andrae, in 2020, maintaining of all global server rooms will require an amount of energy comparable to that consumed by all Canadians. Worse still, data centres' demand for electricity will double over the next decade.
Nvidia Believes it Made Ray-tracing in PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Possible
Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 14:09
Jen-Hsun „Jensen” Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said in a press interview that the handling of ray-tracing in next-generation consoles is indirectly due to his company.
World's Smallest Camera Can Fit in a... Vein
Bart Swiatek, 25 October 2019, 13:41
OmniVision presented OV6948 - the smallest camera available commercially on the market. The device will help, among others, doctors, veterinarians and crime scenes analysts. The device found its place in the Guinness Book of Records.
People Raised $1.8 Million For a Smart Cutting Board
Bart Swiatek, 18 October 2019, 14:14
A fundraiser for the ChopBox, a... smart cutting board, equipped with a number of functions and charms useful in the kitchen, is just coming to an end. The Yes Company was supported by 13,000 people who raised as much as $1.8 million. This is about 18000% of the amount requested by the creators of the device.
Nvidia Creates Team That Will Help Implement Ray-tracing in New Games
Konrad Serafinski, 13 October 2019, 19:36
Nvidia has created a studio that in the future will be responsible for implementing ray-tracing effects in the new classic video game. We don't know the details yet, but it could be Unreal or Doom 3.
EU Report Warns Against 5G Devices From „Hostile Suppliers”
Bart Swiatek, 11 October 2019, 19:30
The recently published „EU coordinated risk assessment of the cybersecurity of 5G networks” report summarises the most important risks associated with the implementation of the new communication standard. One of the issues raised is the danger of entrusting the development of infrastructure to a single company, which may be under the influence of an external state.
Amazon's Sidewalk Network Can Track Millions of People
Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 09:57
The recently announced new connectivity standard called Sidewalk can enable Amazon to track millions of users of its mobile devices. This also applies to people who do not intend to use the network created by the company.
Xiaomi Shows Quick and Wireless Charging
Paul Wozniak, 10 September 2019, 11:29
Xiaomi introduced a new wireless charging system that can fully charge a phone with a 4000mAh battery in 69 minutes.
Samsung Revives the Mona Lisa Using a Single Photo
Sin, 24 May 2019, 23:00
Samsung has unveiled a new technology that could revolutionize the video world. Company engineers, based on artificial intelligence procedures, are able to generate a smooth animation of any person's face based on only one photograph.
TSMC: 5-nm Lithography Coming Next Year
ElMundo, 08 April 2019, 15:59
The world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors and integrated circuits - TSMC - has announced that next year, the company will be ready to introduce a new, 5-nm production process.
Unannounced Google Game Controller Leaked?
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 March 2019, 23:26
Google has registered a patent related to notifications in the company's original game controller. A gamepad equipped with this function will not only send notifications but also offer a bunch of various facilitations.
USB 4.0 is Coming. Thunderbolt 3 Integration
ElMundo, 05 March 2019, 14:36
A few days after the introduction of USB 3.2, the development group of the USB standard informed about advanced works on its fourth generation. It will offer higher bandwidth and integration with Thunderbolt 3.