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Amazon One Pays $10 For a Palm Scan

Eklerek, 03 August 2021, 17:33

Amazon is trying to encourage customers to share a scan of their palm for its innovative Amazon One payment system. The US giant is offering $10 in shopping coupons for the biometric data.

TSMC Responds to Intel's Plans - 2nm Factory as Early as 2024

Nicek, 29 July 2021, 21:08

Competition in the semiconductor industry is getting fiercer, as evidenced by recent moves by major companies. Taiwanese giant TSMC has bragged about its progress on the 2nm technology.

FIFA 22 on First Gameplay Presentation

mikos, 20 July 2021, 22:01

FIFA 22 is set to be the most realistic football game in history. The developers promise a revolution in the way players behave and a satisfying gameplay experience.

EA Working on New Battle Pass System

Przemyslaw Dygas, 07 July 2021, 14:08

EA may be planning changes to its reward systems found in multiplayer games The company has patented a new variant of such a mechanic that would offers more possibilities.

The Witcher 3 Mod With AI Reading Dialogues Worries Actors

Adrian Werner, 28 June 2021, 16:57

A Night to Remember, a mod for The Witcher 3, and an article published in Input Mag caused quite a stir about the use of AI to create audio dialogue. Many actors are concerned about these technologies.

AMD Announces DLSS Slayer; Big Performance Gains, Also on GeForce

Przemyslaw Dygas, 01 June 2021, 12:48

AMD has unveiled the FidelityFX Super Resolution technology that will help increase the frame rate when playing demanding titles. It is the company's answer to DLSS from Nvidia.

Smartphone Charged in a Few Minutes; Xiaomi Announces a Revolution

Przemyslaw Dygas, 31 May 2021, 13:51

Soon the batteries of our smartphones will be charged in just a few minutes. Xiaomi presented a new technology called HyperCharge, which promises to be a real revolution in the world of chargers.

Unreal Engine 5 in Early Access; Feature Presentation

Michael Kulakowski, 26 May 2021, 20:45

Epic Games has released a video showing off the capabilities of the Unreal Engine 5 technology. At the same time, its developers have confirmed that an early and trial version of the technology is now available to game, animation, and film makers worldwide.

Sony's New Patent May Enable PlayStation to Detect Your Smile

Adrian Werner, 24 May 2021, 14:10

The patent applications suggest that Sony is planning a system to recognize players' facial expressions and send emotes based on that knowledge. Another idea from the company is to automatically detect when we're not doing well in a game and give us help in the form of video content.

TSMC Made Great Progress With 1nm Chips

Sodar, 22 May 2021, 18:34

TSMC and its partners are working on 1nm processor manufacturing technology. This lithography may be another breakthrough in the miniaturization and energy efficiency of chips.

IBM Creates World's First 2nm Chip

Sodar, 07 May 2021, 19:16

IBM has manufactured the first chip in 2 nm lithography in laboratory conditions. Future processors based on this technology will be able to consume 75% less power than current 7nm models.

Nvidia Reflex Will Help Rust and Ghostrunner Players

Qskan, 07 April 2021, 17:55

Nvidia's new technology called Reflex will appear in Rust and Ghostrunner. This system is supposed to help all owners of the company's GPU to reduce system lag and thus improve their response time.

DDR5 With Significant Performance Gains Compared to DDR4

Sodar, 17 March 2021, 15:01

Memory manufacturer Longsys published a benchmark of new DDR5 RAM chips. The results in data write and read speeds are much better than in the case of DDR4. Is there going to be a revolution in performance?

Nvidia's New Technology Cuts Lag in Overwatch by Up to 50%

Ness, 13 March 2021, 16:32

Overwatch players can test a new technology called Reflex. Created by Nvidia, the facility allows for reduction of system lag by up to 50 percent.

EA Patents Easy Map Generation With Neural Networks

Milosz Szubert, 23 February 2021, 17:32

EA has been granted a patent for a new virtual terrain generation technology. By using neural networks, the creation of surfaces and biomes is supposed to be faster than ever.

Smart NPCs of the Future - Check Out This Amazing Demo

Ness, 23 February 2021, 10:01

NPCs understanding and answering the player's questions. This is not a sci-fi movie, but a summary of the Modbox tech demo that shows the power of modern technology.

Graphene Can Make PCs and Smartphones Up to 1000 Times Faster

Sodar, 21 February 2021, 15:30

Graphene is one of the materials that could replace silicon in CPU manufacturing. Scientists have discovered a way to use the one-atom-thick carbon structure to create electronic components.

Electronic Arts Patents Instant Game Launch Technology

Szarmancki, 19 February 2021, 22:15

Electronic Arts is working on a new technology to allow games to run instantly without having to download them first. It wants to use data streaming for this purpose.

Apple Hires Specialists to Work on 6G

Bart Swiatek, 19 February 2021, 11:11

Apple is looking for specialists to do research work on the next-gen wireless network standard 6G. We will most likely use the technology around 2030.

In Post-soviet Russia Smartphones are Charged by You

Szarmancki, 17 February 2021, 14:52

Researchers from Moscow's MISIS University showed off the results of their latest project. The idea is a technology that would enable us to charge a smartphone using our own body heat.

Epic Reveals MetaHuman Creator Tool

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 February 2021, 21:01

Epic Games has revealed the capabilities of MetaHuman Creator. The new tool will make it easy to create super-realistic virtual actors on the Unreal Engine.

Spinach Detects Explosives and Sends Emails

Bartlomiej Sagan, 03 February 2021, 12:05

Sometimes, scientists get ideas that ordinary people might find strange or even unbelievable. After all, who would immediately believe in the existence of email-sending spinach?

Xiaomi Unveils Revolutionary Wireless Charging

Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2021, 16:05

Chinese company Xiaomi revealed its new technology - the so-called Mi Air Charge allows for wireless charging of devices up to several meters from the charger.

Elon Musk Offers $100 Million for New Green Technology

Bartlomiej Sagan, 22 January 2021, 16:04

The presence of large amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the biggest challenges faced by environmentalists. Elon Musk intends to reward the creator of the most effective method of removing the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

Charging Car Batteries Will Take Only 5 Minutes

Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2021, 21:03

Israeli company StoreDot has developed a new type of battery using cells with silicon nanoparticles. With this technology, a high-capacity battery - for example in an electric car - can be charged in about five minutes.

New Controller Will Recognize When You're About to Click the Mouse

Bart Swiatek, 18 January 2021, 16:41

Canadian company Brink Bionics is developing a device that can predict when a player is about to click a mouse button and thus significantly speed up reaction times.

Robots Clean, Pour Wine And Act as Pets on CES 2021

Szarmancki, 12 January 2021, 15:32

At this year's CES 2021, there were plenty of revolutionary technologies, gadgets, as well as robots that can certainly make life more convenient. Here are some machines that will assist us in daily chores.

No More PIN in ATMs? Intel Announces RealSense ID

Bart Swiatek, 08 January 2021, 21:26

Intel has officially presented RealSense ID - Face ID-like face recognition system that can detect fraudsters. The technology can be used, among others, in ATMs.

Microsoft Comes Up With Chat Bots Built on Copied Human Personality

Bart Swiatek, 07 January 2021, 19:19

Microsoft has registered a patent describing a technology that allows for creation of a chat bot based on a person's personality, voice and even appearance.

Farm Managed by Robots and AI Brings Impressive Harvest

Sodar, 28 December 2020, 19:51

There are already nearly 8 billion people in the world. How long will our planet be able to feed a population growing at this rate? A „vertical” farm established in San Francisco shows how to increase crop yields.

Quantum Internet May Become a Fact After Latest Breakthrough

Bart Swiatek, 23 December 2020, 11:18

Researchers from the team working on intelligent quantum networks managed to discover a method of immediate long-distance transfer of information recorded in cubits - the smallest units of quantum information.

Faraday Cages Sold as Protection Against 5G

Bartlomiej Sagan, 07 December 2020, 16:25

Recently, anti-5G structures started appearing on Amazon. Will the „Faraday Cage 5G Shield” for routers, as they are proudly named by vendors, conquer the hearts of sceptics of the new standard?

In 2030 Every Fourth British Soldier Could be a Robot

Eklerek, 09 November 2020, 15:42

The commander of the British army predicts that in 2030 every fourth soldier may not be human. While presenting in an interview a vision of the future of the armed forces, he suggested that up to 30,000 robots could be „drafted” within the next 10 years.

Amazon Tests the Option to Pay Using Your Palm

Adrian Werner, 05 October 2020, 14:22

Amazon has started testing a new technology that will allow payments to be made via a hand scanner.

Yokohama Gundam Shows Off New Moves

Karol Laska , 23 September 2020, 13:57

The Japanese robot created by Gundam Yokohama Factory can no longer only move its limbs, but also use its body to perform more complex tasks.

Robo-dogs Patrolling a US Military Base Are Real

Bart Swiatek, 08 September 2020, 12:51

The U.S. Army recently conducted another demonstration of Advanced Battle Management System, a network for collecting and processing information on the battlefield. One of the elements of the presentation were four-legged robots called Vision 60.

Nvidia: DLSS 2.1 Will Bring the 8K Era to PC

Karol Laska , 03 September 2020, 21:15

This is official - DLSS 2.1 technology will see the light of day. Nvidia also provided some details about it, including compatibility with VR sets.

Nvidia's RTX IO Will Give PC Capabilities Comparable to PS5's SSD

Bart Swiatek, 02 September 2020, 19:59

Nvidia has developed a new RTX IO technology to enable much faster loading of data from SSD. The process will be done without the processor - the files will go directly from the media to the GPU memory, which will increase performance and reduce the size of games.

Elon Musk Explains Neuralink - Connection Between Brain and Computer

Sodar, 01 September 2020, 21:23

Elon Musk recently presented a device which is an interface between the brain and a computer. Let's see how Neuralink works, how it is implanted and whether it can be removed safely.

Smartphone Will Check Whether We're Drunk?

Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 13:23

Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh are working on a technology to detect the state of alcoholic intoxication by analyzing the way a smartphone user moves.

Disney's Robo-stuntmen May be the Future of Action Movies

Karol Laska , 17 August 2020, 17:11

Researchers from Disney Research plan to implement a project called Stuntronics. The gist of it are animatronic robots, performing complex aerial stunts.

Star Wars Inspires Scientists to Create Artificial Skin

Karol Laska , 04 August 2020, 19:42

Singaporean scientists are working on touch-responsive artificial skin. They admit that one of the inspirations was a scene from Star Wars.

Israel is Testing Tank Operated Using Xbox Controller

Bart Swiatek, 30 July 2020, 13:12

Israeli company Aerospace Industries is testing a prototype of a tank operated with an Xbox controller. The interface also uses tablets, which display typical information known to FPS fans. The goal is to create a system that will be easy to understand and master for young soldiers.

Elon Musk's Neuralink Implant Will Play Music Inside Our Heads

Bart Swiatek, 22 July 2020, 11:34

Elon Musk informed on Twitter that the Neuralink implant developed by one of his companies will allow for streaming music directly to the user's brain.

Tests of Starlink Internet Will Start Soon

Bart Swiatek, 15 July 2020, 13:53

SpaceX started to send emails to people interested in testing the Starlink system. Elon Musk's company asks the users for an update of their home address. We have also learned about the appearance of the antenna that will be required to use the service.

Starlink - Elon Musk Invites You to Test His Internet

Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 12:28

SpaceX company will start beta-tests of the Internet based on the Starlink satellite network this summer. Initially, tests will be limited to certain locations north of the equator. The connection is to have sufficient parameters to play video games.

USB4 Cable Will Connect Your Monitor - Replacement for Display Port

Sodar, 04 May 2020, 14:57

The technical capabilities of the new USB4 standard allow for transmission of images even in 16K resolution.

Sony Patents Robo-companion for Lonely Gamers

Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 13:19

Sony has patented a robot to act as a companion for the gamers. The device is to be able to sense the user's emotions and respond to their sadness or joy.

Internet: We Use 40 Times More Data Than 10 Years Ago

Kep Keeper, 16 April 2020, 15:26

We watch a YouTube video in 4K in the morning, listen to music on Spotify when returning from work, and in the evening a show on Netflix. All day long we are accompanied by the Internet, more and more Internet. Over the last decade we've been used 40 times more data bandwith than in 2010.

Ethernet Will Accelerate to 800 Gb/s

Conrad Hazi, 11 April 2020, 15:43

The Ethernet Technology Consortium has published a specification for Ethernet standard marked 800GBASE-R. Its implementation will allow to create network connections with data transfer speeds up to 800 Gb/s.