Apple Updates the iMac With New Intel Processors and a Better Webcam
Apple is announcing updates for both the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMacs. It's updating the processors inside to Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake processors and also switching out the webcam to a higher-resolution 1080p HD sensor instead of the low-res 720p found in other Macs. From a report: SSDs are now standard across the line, and there will be a bunch of new configuration options -- including a "nano-texture" version with less reflective matte glass. The 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799, is availabl...
27-inch iMac gets a major update
Apple today announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac that makes it the most powerful and capable iMac ever, along with improvements to the display, camera, speakers, and mics.
Can You Design A Website For The Five Senses?
Maybe it’s the whiff of someone’s perfume. Or a bite of pizza from a new restaurant. Or a song playing over the loudspeakers at the store. But the second it hits, you’re immediately transported to another place, time, or mood. Imagine if your website could evoke this kind of response. Visitors who respond to the sensory stimulation would instantly be in a more positive headspace, which they’d t...
Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little
The upgrades are dramatic if you're looking for more power, but if you're holding out for Face ID or a fresh look, keep waiting.
Last week the US wanted to break up Big Tech. Now it’s trying to supersize it.
Microsoft is no Facebook — it’s way bigger than Facebook. Now the White House wants it to get bigger.
Google Assistant’s new Family Bell feature adds structure to endless summer days
Now you can ask Google to set daily reminder bells for the whole family, as well as set the mood for school and broadcast messages to a specific room.
Kyvol Cybovac E31 robot vacuum mop/hybrid review: This automoated cleaner delivers advanced features at a budget price
Apple says it has no interest in buying TikTok
Apple Inc has no interest in acquiring TikTok, the company said on Tuesday, denying a report by news website Axios from earlier in the day.
Highlights of the day: Apple keen to build iPhone China ecosystem
Apple seems to be looking to build a supply chain consisting of China-based makers for iPhones specifically for the Chinese market. Chinese maker Luxshare has already taken manufacturing plants in China from Taiwan's Wistron. Luxshare and another Chinese company, Lens Technology, are reportedly also looking to buy metal chassis plants from Taiwanese firms, as they seek to expand their presence ...
Gartner’s Data Center Backup And Recovery Magic Quadrant Leaders
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for backup and recovery products include market leaders Veeam, Commvault, Dell Technologies, Veritas Technologies, Rubrik, Cohesity and IBM.
SpaceX capsule with two NASA astronauts makes dramatic splashdown in Gulf of Mexico to end test flight
Paper Mario: The Origami King review – a hilarious postmodern delight
Nintendo Switch; Nintendo A sharp script and self-aware humour makes this papercraft game a joy, give or take tricky battle mechanics In the long, indoorsy days of late-stage lockdown, a summer Paper Mario release promises – and delivers – a bright technicolour escape. Paper Mario is a playful, RPG-alike branch off the main Super Mario tree, and from the jump, Origami King is charmingly self-aw...
Organic data-transfer technology holds promise for IoT
Visible light communications ( VLC ) systems are an alternative to radio-based wireless networks and serve a dual purpose: They provide in-building lighting, and they use light waves for data transmission. VLC uses modulated light as a data carrier, while the visible spectrum provides light. Using VLC for data transmission has some advantages. It offers decent bandwidth; it offers security beca...
BrandPost: Secure SD-WAN Addresses the Connectivity and Security Challenges of a Multinational Manufacturing and Services Organ
Presenting the Azure Well-Architected Framework
Building and managing cloud services at scale is new to most of us; we’re either building our first tranche of cloud-native applications or have started to migrate existing applications from on-premises to the cloud. In many cases we haven’t had time to prototype and pilot. We’re being driven to rapidly take businesses digital by a global pandemic and a sudden shift to remote working. The quest...
Stet., the Hot New Language Game
The game Stet!, a spinoff of the book "Dreyer's English," is an excellent way to prepare for a copy-editing test and pairs well with a gin-and-tonic. Mary Norris, writing for The New Yorker: Nerdsday fell on a Tuesday this year, and I invited a friend over for a doubleheader: a round of Stet!, the new language game based on "Dreyer's English," followed by an episode of Mark Allen's "That Word Chat," a homespun Zoom talk show for editors, lexicographers, linguists, and others of the inky tribe...
Blizzard Workers Share Salaries In Revolt Over Wage Disparities
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Employees at Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard Inc., began circulating a spreadsheet on Friday to anonymously share salaries and recent pay increases, the latest example of rising tension in the video game industry over wage disparities and executive compensation. Blizzard, based in Irvine, California, makes popular games including Diablo and World of Warcraft. In 2019, after an internal survey revealed that more than...
Rigetti raises $79M Series C for its quantum computing platform
Rigetti Computing, the quantum computing startup that is challenging industry heavyweights like IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, today announced that it has closed a $79 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Franklin Templeton, Alumni Ventures Group, DCVC, EDBI, Morpheus Ventures, and Northgate Capital. Bessemer’s Tomer Diari […]
Toro Smartstow Recycler 22-inch 60V MAX* electric lawn mower Review
In the summer of 2020 I reviewed the Toro 22″ (56cm) 60V MAX* Electric Battery Smartstow Personal Pace High Wheel Mower (20363) over the course of a couple of months. That’s an extremely long name for such a simple piece of machinery, but absolutely necessary when it comes to the testing of a tool that can take considerable wear and … Continue reading
The Right Chemistry: Four decades of demystifying science
Chemistry demos at Man and His World led to a show on CJAD and columns in the Gazette, and the questions from the public keep coming.
Why the Trump administration may force TikTok's Chinese owner to sell it
In reportedly preparing an order to force TikTok's Chinese parent company to sell it off, the Trump administration chooses a peculiar cyberdefense beachhead in an emerging battle over information espionage.
NOAA Fisheries Talks Going No-Code for Project Management
Federal agency finds a way to increase its efficiency tackling a growing number of projects by leveraging a solution from Smartsheet.
Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel
Virgin Media CEO says Brit broadband biz 'performed well' in Q2, which is a weird way to say losses almost tripled
Uncle Sam blames best pal China as Taidoor crew's dirty RAT takes aim at Western orgs, but others are less sure
You think the UK coronavirus outbreak was bad? Just wait till winter: Study shows test-and-trace system is failing
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Fondleslab sales shoot up to festive season levels as folk work from home
University of Cambridge to decommission its homegrown email service Hermes in favour of Microsoft Exchange Online
Workplace Technology latest division to be jettisoned from Capita – back into the hands of its original owner
Maker of SonarQube defends DevOps product's security after source code leaks blamed on bad configurations
Bored binge-watchers bork beleaguered broadband by blasting bandwidth: Global average speeds down 6.31%
Doctor, doctor, got some sad news, there's been a bad case of hacking you: UK govt investigates email fail
Is securing Office 365 still a future project for your business? Better act now – the future is already here
Reseller RMA Data Shows Fascinating Pattern Between AMD, Nvidia GPUs
A recent data dump of RMA rates between AMD and Nvidia GPUs shows a great deal of interesting information on relative failure rates by GPU family as well as by manufacturer and IC vendor. The post Reseller RMA Data Shows Fascinating Pattern Between AMD, Nvidia GPUs appeared first on ExtremeTech .
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For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)
The pandemic has turned cleaning and other mundane building tasks into a challenge, stoking interest in machines as cost-effective solutions.