Silicon Valley to Central Valley line will cost $20.6 billion
California’s very costly 220mph high-speed rail (HSR), which was approved by voters in 2008, will not be accepting passengers until at least 2025, according to a new business plan released by the state’s high speed rail authority last month.
Launching March 21st at Apple Event
Over the past several months, Apple iOS engineers have been hard at work on a feature that is long, long overdue for the company’s mobile devices that enhances a user’s night viewing experience by automatically adjusting screen temperature based on geolocation and time-of-day information.
iPhone lineup would become on par with three-model iPad lineup
According to a recent Chinese media report, Apple may be switching its naming scheme on the Plus-sized iPhone models for its tenth-generation iPhone 7 launch later this fall, to one that is more consistent with new product announcements in the third quarter of 2015.
Requires iOS 8 and above
Over the past seven and a half years since the App Store launched in July 2008, Apple’s mobile application market has blossomed from a size of just 500 applications at launch to more than 1.5 million as of last month. Unfortunately, even with all of these apps readily available, the company has been reluctantly strict in allowing developers the ability to change application functionality with their own third-party enhancements. Until last summer, the process was mostly restricted to jailbroken iOS devices and there have been few app tweaks available for non-jailbroken devices, until now.
Named in "top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2016" by MIT
Recently, a team of computer scientists from the University of Washington have developed an ultra-ultra-low power, extremely energy efficient version of the ubiquitous Wi-Fi transmission technologies that most of us have come to welcomingly embrace over the past decade and a half. Dubbed “Passive Wi-Fi,” the new standard consumes nearly 10,000 times less power than current Wi-Fi components and triples battery life on a wide range low bit-rate devices at home and in the workplace.
Competition with Pine A64 project heats up
The folks at the Raspberry Pi foundation have just released the third-generation version of their highly popular single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi 3, now complete with a 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 chip to keep up with modern times along with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth this time around.
SATA III 6Gbps, no PCI-E support for now
Taiwanese memory giant Transcend has just released a new top-tier 1TB storage capacity for its MTS800 line of SATA III 6Gbps M.2 SSDs for ultra-thin computing devices, including ultrabooks, tablet computers and laptops.
Flex sensors, pressure sensors, biometric sensors and more
New patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveal that the gaming giant is preparing to release a much-requested glove controller sometime in the future for its PlayStation VR platform, set to launch later this fall.
Launching in April to 24 countries with two bundled games
HTC has finally taken the wraps off pricing information for its highly anticipated virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, which we mentioned back in December would have a release date sometime in April 2016.
120Hz, LED-backlit, 4K upscaling
Today, Newegg is having a flash sale on a 39-inch 4K Ultra HDTV from a lesser-known brand, complete with free shipping and a one-year manufacturer warranty in a deal that will probably sell out within a day or two.