Month: January 2018

AMD sees impressive Ryzen sales, promises Spectre-proof chips coming soon

AMD sees impressive Ryzen sales, promises Spectre-proof chips coming soon

Things continue to go well at AMD, as shown in the company’s latest financial results, with the firm also talking about cranking up the supply of graphics cards in the face of the current shortage, as well as baking in solutions for Spectre into Zen […]

Don’t Call It a Blood Moon. Or Supermoon. Or Blue Moon

Don’t Call It a Blood Moon. Or Supermoon. Or Blue Moon

On Wednesday, humanity will be treated to a celestial trifecta: A supermoon (meaning it’s relatively close to Earth), but also simultaneously a blood moon (it’ll be orange or red), but also simultaneously a blue moon (the second full moon in one calendar month) will pass […]

The Legend of Chimp, the Vaguely Humanoid Robot

The Legend of Chimp, the Vaguely Humanoid Robot

Even in retirement, Chimp the robot’s still got it. The giant red humanoid crouches down like a Transformer to roll on all fours, then stands up and slowly approaches a door. It sees its world by coating it in lasers, allowing Chimp to reach for […]

Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

Apple could use ARM coprocessors for three updated Mac models

According to a Bloomberg article, Apple could be working on three new Mac models for this year. All three of them could feature an ARM coprocessor to improve security. Apple isn’t switching to ARM chipsets altogether. There will still be an Intel CPU in every […]

Yes, There *Is* Gravity in Space

Yes, There *Is* Gravity in Space

This week, I settled down to watch the first episode of The 100. If you haven’t seen the show, I’ll just point out that it takes place in the near future (though it ran, on the CW, in the near past). For reasons that I […]

‘Most British car makers remain in rude health’

‘Most British car makers remain in rude health’

The definitive numbers for European Union car sales in 2017 are just in, and they offer further proof that Britain, most British car makers and millions of Brit-based consumers remain in rude health. The overwhelming majority of EU countries are still envious of our ability to […]

Motorola revamps the Moto X4, here’s what’s new

Motorola revamps the Moto X4, here’s what’s new

When Motorola launched the Moto X4, we all wondered why the device didn’t have Oreo out of the box. To that end, the company has now announced a new variant of the device, that sports Android 8.0 and has 6GB of RAM. And for that, […]

Long-term test review: Audi RS3

Long-term test review: Audi RS3

Mileage: 4,021Economy: 31.8mpg The previous-generation RS3 was a fast, extremely well made and highly desirable car. But as with so many Audi RS models from the past, it never quite hit the sweet spot in terms of driver involvement. It was an effective enough machine, […]

Samsung wants to identify you using your blood flow patterns

Samsung wants to identify you using your blood flow patterns

A new patent spotted by Galaxy Club shows Samsung might be working on a new way of identifying users: blood flow patterns. If you don’t want to unlock your phone with your fingerprint or your face, then the beats of your heart could be the […]

Jio’s New Plans, Airtel 149 Recharge, WhatsApp for Business, Xiaomi vs. Samsung, Galaxy S9 Rumours, and More News This Week

Jio’s New Plans, Airtel 149 Recharge, WhatsApp for Business, Xiaomi vs. Samsung, Galaxy S9 Rumours, and More News This Week

This week, Reliance Jio announced its Jio Republic Day 2018 Offer, under which prices have been cut, and data limits increased. The 1GB per day Jio plans now offer 1.5GB, while the limit on older 1.5GB plans have been raised to 2GB per day. This means Jio […]