Intel launched a new family of mainstream processors on Wednesday -- an important step for the company which has had trouble keeping up in a marketplace that is increasing defined by mobile devices.
The chips were previously known by their "Skylake" code-name but with their launch are now called the sixth-generation Intel Core processors.
They are the product of four years of development at Intel and will begin appearing in new desktop, laptop and tablet PCs before the end of the year. They come just after Microsoft launched its new Windows 10 operating system and the PC industry is hoping that will drive consumers to buy new machines.Martyn Williams
A sixth-generation Intel Core processor, shown without its mounting package at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 2, 2014
One of the obstacles to deploying autonomous vehicles is the high cost of some components, but researchers are experimenting with self-driving golf carts that use minimal and relatively cheap gear.
The scientists from MIT and Singaporean universities deployed two modified Yamaha electric golf carts in the Southeast Asian city-state. They envision the self-driving vehicles being used in a shared transportation system, as rental bicycles are used in many cities.
As seen in a YouTube video, the carts transported 500 people along winding paths in public gardens in Singapore while autonomously navigating and watching for obstacles such as pedestrians and animals.
The best thing about new PCs that come out during major technology transitions is they can be absolutely overflowing with the latest features. Toshiba’s new Satellite Radius 12 announced Wednesday is a perfect example of that. This 12.5-inch convertible is a slick, feature-stuffed laptop designed to turn heads and encourage envy among your techy friends.
The first drool factor is the screen, which is a 12.5-inch IPS touchscreen display with 3840-by-2160 “4K” resolution. That’s four times the number of pixels in a 1080p display. At this point I’d like to direct all audio/visual purists to the comment section below to vent over whether an UltraHD display is worth it on a screen this size.
Toshiba is not a company normally known for pushing the bounds of laptop innovation and design. But change is afoot — first, with a surprisingly good full HD Chromebook , then a cheap-and-quite-cheerful Windows convertible , and now a fantastically bonkers 12.5-inch convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display.
Before dot-matrix displays took over the known world, Nixie tubes — glass lightbulbs containing light-up tubes for the digits 0-9 — were the best way of displaying changing numbers. One designer had the bright idea of taking the Nixie tube technology (and bulbs), and building a surprisingly beautiful analog clock.
If a single M.2 drive is too pathetic with its 1GBps read speed, then MSI has your number: The company said its updated Skylake gaming laptop will feature “Super RAID 4,” which combines two PCIe NVMe M.2 drives into RAID 0.
The result is a read speed pushing roughly 2GBps. Super RAID 4 will be featured in the company’s updated Skylake-based laptops, announced Wednesday at IFA in Berlin.Gordon Mah Ung
MSI’s latest Skylake laptops have Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C.
A patent dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics in a California court is headed for a retrial next year, after an appeals court vacated and sent back to the lower court for further proceedings a part of the damages award by a jury.
The retrial with eight jurors is now scheduled for March or April next year, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division proposed Tuesday.
The judge indicated that she was acting on the mandate just received from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The lawsuit has dragged in the district court since 2011 alongside another suit also for patent infringement.
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Polaroid proper is no more, but its brand-name and identity are still around in various reanimated forms—and today at IFA in Berlin, the company that owns those assets is releasing a new rendition of the old Polaroid’s classic instant camera.
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