Monthly Archives: May 2018

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This Cassette Tape-Based Navigation System From 1971 Is Kind Of Brilliant

This clip from a 1971 episode of the BBC television show Tomorrow’s World has so many appealing details to me, most notably the featuring of a lovely UK-spec 1962 Volkswagen Beetle, but the true star of it is the remarkably forward-thinking navigation system the Beetle is fitted with. It uses some cutting-edge…

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Drones Chasing Drift Cars Through The Woods Is The Best Kind Of Madness

If you’re missing your daily dose of eye candy, the mad Latvian drift filmmakers at Robyworks—with the help of some drone racing friends—are here to help.

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Tesla’s over-the-air brake upgrade was amazing—and also a bit worrying

Enlarge / Interior of Tesla’s Model 3. (credit: Tesla)

Tesla pushed out a software update to Model 3s that dramatically improved the car’s braking performance in certain conditions. The update came days after Consumer Reports announced that it could not recommend the vehicle based on inconsistent—and sometimes quite poor—braking performance.

This week, after the update had gone out, Consumer reports tested its car again and found the braking had improved. As a result, the organization is now recommending the Model 3.

The update shows the power of Tesla’s over-the-air software update capabilities. But it also raises questions about how much testing Tesla did to its braking systems before launching the Model 3 in the first place.

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Teens are using Facebook less and less

Pew Research Center released a new study today on teen social media use and among findings on internet usage, the impact of social media and smartphone access, the report notes a shift in which sites are preferred by teens. In a similar study release…

The Hottest Version Of The Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Will Be A 1,000 HP Hybrid: Report

I won’t believe the long-rumored mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette is actually happening until I see it, but Car And Driver has a roundup of new supposed details of the next generation car, including no manual option and a 1,000 horsepower hybrid trim level.

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The latest cover of ‘Time’ is composed of 958 Intel drones

Intel's latest drone trick is on the cover of Time. Err, it is the cover of Time. Allow me to explain. The magazine's most recent issue features special reports on UAVs, and rather than, say, featuring a photo of Intel's drone team on the cover, as P…

Valet Wedges Porsche 911 Under Subaru, Creates Tower Of Boxer Engines

Some poor, poor valet in Sydney, Australia somehow managed to stuff a client’s Porsche 911 Carrera under the ass-end of a parked Subaru Crosstrek, creating a lovely mound of boxer-engine goodness.

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Arm Announces Cortex-A76 Next-Gen CPU

Another year, another TechDay from Arm. Over the last several years Arm’s event has come as clockwork in the May timeframe and has every time unveiled the newest flagship CPU and GPU IPs. This year is no exception as the event is back on the American side of the Atlantic in Austin Texas where Arm has one of its major design centres.

Today we can finally unveil what the Austin team has been working on – and it’s a big one. The new Cortex A76 is a brand new microarchitecture which has been built from scratch and lays the foundation for at least two more generations for what I’ll call “the second generation of Austin family” of CPUs.

 

Arm Announces Cortex-A76 Next-Gen CPU

Another year, another TechDay from Arm. Over the last several years Arm’s event has come as clockwork in the May timeframe and has every time unveiled the newest flagship CPU and GPU IPs. This year is no exception as the event is back on the American side of the Atlantic in Austin Texas where Arm has one of its major design centres.

Today we can finally unveil what the Austin team has been working on – and it’s a big one. The new Cortex A76 is a brand new microarchitecture which has been built from scratch and lays the foundation for at least two more generations for what I’ll call “the second generation of Austin family” of CPUs.

 

Arm Announces Cortex-A76 Next-Gen CPU

Another year, another TechDay from Arm. Over the last several years Arm’s event has come as clockwork in the May timeframe and has every time unveiled the newest flagship CPU and GPU IPs. This year is no exception as the event is back on the American side of the Atlantic in Austin Texas where Arm has one of its major design centres.

Today we can finally unveil what the Austin team has been working on – and it’s a big one. The new Cortex A76 is a brand new microarchitecture which has been built from scratch and lays the foundation for at least two more generations for what I’ll call “the second generation of Austin family” of CPUs.