May support Windows, crowdfunding starts tonight
Since 2005, single board computers (SBCs) have become popularized by hardware companies and user communities including Arduino, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Intel, OLinuXino, BeagleBoard, and others. The one setback they all have in common, however, is that they all run ARM-based 32-bit processors. In less than a day from now, that will all change.
Other options superior for quality control, hazardous environments
A report from independent research and advisory firm Lux Research Inc. has identified Google Glass coming up short in many usage cases, with smart glasses like Sony’s SmartEyeglass and Osterhout Design Group’s R-7 better suited for the needs of industrial workers, customer service reps and quality control agents.
300 mile driving range, 60 percent increase in power density
Today at the 2016 Washington, D.C. Auto Show, Honda announced plans to release a new 5-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity sedan. The vehicle is expected to begin sales in select California markets before the end of 2016 with an MSRP of $60,000 and a targeted monthly lease under $500 per month.
Access to full content catalog now restricted
On Thursday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that some users in Australia are now being blocked when they use virtual private network (VPN) services in their home country to access Netflix content intended for other regions, primarily the United States.
Price hike begins in 2H 2016 for "Standard" 1080p subscribers
In a recent letter to shareholders, the company announced its earnings for Q4 2015, showing a $36.7 million profit year-over-year and warning its grandfathered subscribers on the $7.99 price for “Standard” 1080p service that they can expect a price hike starting in the second half of this year.
Brighter stars, galaxy systems in future GPU codenames
Over the past few years, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has tread many uncharted waters near and far to gather enough "island" codenames for over five generations of graphics processing units. According to Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, all of that is about to change.
Set to announce free trade-in scheme on Friday
The folks in charge of manufacturing Microsoft’s A/C charging cable for the first three generations of its Surface Pro series apparently forgot to quality check for overheating issues.
Mid-February if you pre-order for $100 below launch price
Back at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier this month, we were able to take a glimpse at Samsung’s very first consumer 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, and the small selection of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc launch titles to go along with it.
256GB/s with four 8Gb stacks, seven-fold increase over GDDR5
Roughly six months ago, AMD launched the first graphics cards packed with first-generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Today, Samsung has just announced production of the industry’s first 20nm 4GB DRAM package based on second-generation High Bandwidth Memory 2 (HBM2).
Down 28 percent, partly from economic slowdown in China
Earlier today, we mentioned that AMD was expected to report revenues for Q4 2015 with at least a 10 percent revenue decline as the chip maker struggles to turn its profits around. This afternoon, the company reported its fourth quarter 2015 and fiscal year 2015 revenue earnings results, showing a 23 percent revenue decline from lower sales of CPUs, lower demand for GPUs used in game consoles, and an economic slowdown in China.