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Didn’t get your Google Pixel yet? You may be getting a freebie

Didn’t get your Google Pixel yet? You may be getting a freebie

Bad news: Some of you might be getting your Google Pixel phone later than planned. Good news: Google may reward you for your trouble! After receiving high praise from critics – ourselves included –  it appears that Google is having a hard time keeping up with orders for its brand-new flagship phone. This has resultedRead more about Didn’t get your Google Pixel yet? You may be getting a freebie[…]

Autonomous peripherals for PIC18F MCUs

Autonomous peripherals for PIC18F MCUs

Added to create the PIC18F ‘K40’ family, there are 10 devices with 16-128kbyte of flash in packages with 28-64 pins. “CIPs provide developers with the ability to accomplish tasks in hardware whilst freeing-up the CPU to do other tasks or go to sleep,” said the firm. “This results in reduced power consumption, allows for deterministicRead more about Autonomous peripherals for PIC18F MCUs[…]

Bristol start-up Graphcore raises $30m

Bristol start-up Graphcore raises $30m

Backers include Samsung, Bosch and Hermann Hauser. Graphcore is developing processors specifically for machine learning – an approach which, it says, will deliver up to 100x more performance than off-the-shelf GPUs. Graphcore calls its processors IPUs. ‘The IPU is a completely new type of processor designed to help customers accelerate the development of current andRead more about Bristol start-up Graphcore raises $30m[…]

Virtual trauma: could home VR affect PTSD sufferers?

Virtual trauma: could home VR affect PTSD sufferers?

Thanks to the rise of mobile virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear VR and the relatively inexpensive but extremely accessible console-powered PlayStation VR, more people than ever have access to virtual reality headsets and content in the comfort of their own homes.  Before now the technology has been used in many interesting and positiveRead more about Virtual trauma: could home VR affect PTSD sufferers?[…]

Time sinks: Apps, games and tech things to do on a quick commute

Time sinks: Apps, games and tech things to do on a quick commute

It’s a ridiculous time in the morning, and you’ve just about got out of bed. At this point, you’re extremely tired and could do with an extra few minutes of shut-eye, but you know you have work in an hour. You quickly get washed and dressed, before making your way to the kitchen to fixRead more about Time sinks: Apps, games and tech things to do on a quick commute[…]

There are more hints Apple is changing up its display tech for the iPhone 8

There are more hints Apple is changing up its display tech for the iPhone 8

Now that we’ve got all of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus excitement out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention to the iPhone 8 (or whatever it is Apple decides to call it). These phones are planned a long way ahead of time, and we’re already hearing rumours about what’s inRead more about There are more hints Apple is changing up its display tech for the iPhone 8[…]

Google self-driving car unit to be spun out.

Google self-driving car unit to be spun out.

Currently the autonomous driving operation is part of Alphabet’s X innovation lab. The news was given to the Nikkei Innovation Forum in East Palo Alto earlier this week by John Krafcik who was recruited from Hyundai Motors last year to head up Alphabet’s autonomous driving unit. “We are moving out of X and will soonRead more about Google self-driving car unit to be spun out.[…]

Top 8 best laptop docking stations

Top 8 best laptop docking stations

There’s no doubt that we’re heading towards a mobile-first world. You could even argue that we’ve already reached this point in technology. However, you can’t rule out traditional computing devices altogether – especially in the world of work and commerce. The fact is, mobile devices are handy and convenient, but you still need access toRead more about Top 8 best laptop docking stations[…]