Fire is contained for now
Last night at Foxconn’s main manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, east-central China, a large fire broke out spanning several floors of the building and prompting an emergency evacuation procedure.
Update: Now taken offline, but original code still available
Thanks to a few very simple lines of HTML script, a new Apple prank website promises to instantly crash the Safari web browser of any iOS and then reboot a user’s device.
Much more natural depth-of-field, no "seasickness" effect
Back in November, we wrote about Nvidia’s current partnership with Stanford University to develop a next-generation virtual reality headset that uses a Light Field stereoscope give wearers a much more natural depth-of-field in virtual environments.
Featured in new 4-inch wide Falcon Northwest custom PC
At the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) 2016 Winter Expo this weekend in Southern California, AMD showed off its upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X dual-GPU powered by two 28nm Fiji GPUs.
Preliminary support for Broadwell-E CPUs
The folks over at CPUID have just released a new version of CPU-Z, the very popular system information software utility that reports processor names and numbers, mainboard and memory information, and real-time clock frequencies in a simple and easy to access format.
1Gbps and higher peak rates, starting with 3GPP Release 13
Recently, Qualcomm has published a new corporate presentation detailing its path from 3GPP’s “Release 13” (March 2016) and beyond for LTE networks– also more conveniently known as 4.5G LTE “Advanced Pro” – with a development timeframe between 2016 and 2020.
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.