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ARM's new mobile processors are built for AI on the go

59 minutes 55 seconds ago
When ARM showed up at Computex last year, it brought a bundle of smartphone processors that pushed for better mobile VR. As you might've noticed, though, AI is one of the big new trends in mobile this year — is it any surprise that the ARM's pu...

Zepp phone apps use AI to study your basketball shots

2 hours 14 minutes ago
You may know Zepp for sports tracking sensors you can slap on your baseball bat or soccer ball, but its latest tracking involves little more than your phone and a good view of the action. Its game recording and training apps (Android, iOS) are adding...

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

5 hours 33 minutes ago
As a rule, astronomers believe that stars have to explode in a supernova before they collapse into black holes. That violent death is always the cue, right? Not necessarily. Researchers have spotted a massive star 22 million light years away, N69...

Nintendo might not be done boosting Switch production

7 hours 1 minute ago
It's no secret that Nintendo is facing a ton of demand for the Switch, to the point where it reportedly doubled production to keep up. Even that figure might be a tad conservative, however. The Financial Times' supply chain sources claim that Nintend...

USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

8 hours 32 minutes ago
Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be...

Conch shells hold the secret to impact-resistant armor

10 hours 3 minutes ago
The conch shell is made of the same material as chalk, but unlike the crumbly rock, it's one of the toughest materials out there. If we can understand why it's so tough, we can mimic it to create nearly unbreakable materials that can be used for safe...

Sony's latest E Ink tablet comes to the US in June

11 hours 5 minutes ago
Did you see Sony's second-generation Digital Paper and realize you found your dream e-reader? If so, you'll get to do something about it very soon. Sony has announced that its latest 13.3-inch E Ink tablet (the DPT-RP1) will reach the US sometime in...

The best bike lock

12 hours 29 minutes ago
By Duncan Niederlitz This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor...

After Math: That took long enough

13 hours 29 minutes ago
It's been a big week of things finally happening. Uber's making good on the backpay it owes its drivers, Target settled its data breach lawsuits and some semen that spent nearly a year in space proves to still be viable. Numbers, because how else wil...

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

18 hours 53 minutes ago
These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky,...

The original 'Crazy Taxi' is free to play on your smartphone

1 day 4 hours ago
If you've ever wanted to understand the fuss over Crazy Taxi but didn't want to spend money on a piece of gaming history, you now have your chance. Sega has made it free to play both the Android and iOS versions of the original title, giving you a s...

Google says it would cost too much to gather wage gap data

1 day 5 hours ago
The Department of Labor will have to keep bugging Google for the salary records it's been asking for, because the tech titan keeps refusing to hand them over. Those records might be able to prove once and for all whether Mountain View truly pays wome...

Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope

1 day 7 hours ago
After several years of planning and no shortage of financial anxiety, construction has officially started on the Extremely Large Telescope. Contractors are now building the main structure and dome of the Chile-based observer ahead of its initial ser...

Google's AlphaGo retires from competition

1 day 8 hours ago
To say that AlphaGo had a great run in the competitive Go scene would be an understatement: it has just defeated the world's number 1 Go player, Ke Jie, in a three-part match. Now that it has nothing left to prove, the AI is hanging up its boots and...

The search for a habitable second Earth

1 day 9 hours ago
Contact with extraterrestrial life would be an epochal event. Even the discovery of a simple alien organism would be transformative, giving us unprecedented insight into how life forms on Earth and other planets. Yet, there's exactly zero proof that...
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