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Nintendo may be bringing Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong games to mobile

Nintendo may be bringing Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong games to mobile

[ad_1] As we reported in May, 2017, Nintendo has been aiming to bring Legend of Zelda to the mobile gaming sphere, and we even had some delightful speculation as to what that could mean.  Some further evidence of a potential Zelda mobile title – as well as a Donkey Kong game – has surfaced viaRead more about Nintendo may be bringing Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong games to mobile[…]

Image compression technology to save power in the blink of an eye

Image compression technology to save power in the blink of an eye

[ad_1] Claimed to halve memory bandwidth and footprint, the IP block targets SoC development for consumer applications to meet the needs of the higher resolution demanded by 4K and 8K displays, as well as the battery life for consumer products.  Nigel Leeder, executive vice president, PowerVR, Imagination, said: “By introducing visually lossless compression into ourRead more about Image compression technology to save power in the blink of an eye[…]

Apple may reopen repairs on the iPhone 4S, MacBook Air and other old devices

Apple may reopen repairs on the iPhone 4S, MacBook Air and other old devices

[ad_1] Apple does a fantastic job of supporting its older devices with software, but it doesn’t have a perfect track record when it comes to repairing them. Good news, it seems the Cupertino-based company is looking into launching a “Repair Vintage Apple Products” pilot program according to a 9to5Mac report . This new program willRead more about Apple may reopen repairs on the iPhone 4S, MacBook Air and other old devices[…]

Satya Nadella: It’s time to get intense about your tech

Satya Nadella: It’s time to get intense about your tech

[ad_1] Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has revealed his plan to help every business in the world embrace digital technology quicker than ever before. Speaking at the Microsoft Future Decoded event in London today, Nadella revealed how “tech intensity” can help individuals and businesses alike to embrace technology in every facet of their lives. Referencing theRead more about Satya Nadella: It’s time to get intense about your tech[…]

Imagination offers loss-less image compression core

Imagination offers loss-less image compression core

[ad_1] Called PVRIC4, the core  will be incorporated in next-generation PowerVR GPUs and is available for licensing now as a standalone IP block The block is already used by Imagination partners, including Chips & Media. PVRIC4 features a dual-pipeline frame buffer compression engine.  A new lossy pipeline, used only if the lossless pipeline does not achieve 50Read more about Imagination offers loss-less image compression core[…]

Google will use your Roomba’s house map to improve your smart home

Google will use your Roomba’s house map to improve your smart home

[ad_1] The company behind the Roomba robot vacuum, iRobot, has announced a partnership with Google that will allow the tech giant to utilize the autonomous vacuum’s ability to digitally map its user’s home. Using a combination of photos and spatial data, the iRobot Roomba i7+ is able to create a detailed floorplan of a home,Read more about Google will use your Roomba’s house map to improve your smart home[…]

Neural network IP aimed at SoCs processing complex speech

Neural network IP aimed at SoCs processing complex speech

[ad_1] Resources are sufficient for far-field voice recognition, where the user is metres away from the microphone. Voice-controlled digital home assistants and automotive infotainment are intended applications. Why process speech on the local PCB? “Neural network-based speech recognition algorithms are performing more tasks locally, rather than in the cloud, due to concerns of latency, privacyRead more about Neural network IP aimed at SoCs processing complex speech[…]

Waymo's fully autonomous cars are about to hit public streets in California

Waymo's fully autonomous cars are about to hit public streets in California

[ad_1] Waymo, the self-driving car arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has been granted a permit to start testing fully autonomous vehicles on public streets in California.  California is a popular location for testing autonomous cars, but such trials usually take place on tightly controlled test tracks. Waymo is the first company to be givenRead more about Waymo's fully autonomous cars are about to hit public streets in California[…]

Bosch improves accelerometer-gyro chips for phones

Bosch improves accelerometer-gyro chips for phones

[ad_1] Called the BMI260 family, the devices combine Bosch Sensortec’s accelerometer with Bosch’s automotive gyroscope, and are claimed to be robust against temperature fluctuations and PCB stress. “Our next-generation IMUs builds upon the BMI160,” said Bosch Sensortec CEO Dr Stefan Finkbeiner. “These deliver enhanced accelerometer performance, an extensive range of powerful features and interfaces, and ‘componentRead more about Bosch improves accelerometer-gyro chips for phones[…]