Apple is giving a laser company that builds some of its AR tech $410 million
Apple that itâs awarding Pennsylvania-based optical technology company II-IV with $410 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple CEO that the companyâs tech helps power Appleâs FaceID, Memoji, and Portrait Mode. The company also manufactures lasers that are used in the LIDAR scanner found in the iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro, technology that Apple touts as being key to augmented reality experiences.
Finisar, which was (pronounced âtwo-sixâ) r from Appleâs fund back in 2017. While this latest investment likely shows that Apple intends to keep FaceID (which is powered by II-IVâs vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) around for a while, it could also be...
Serious Qualcomm security flaw could have affected millions of phones
Qualcomm MSM vulnerability could have allowed attackers to access Android users' SMS messages and phone conversations.Continue reading
Peloton says it ‘could take months’ to bring treadmill back after recall
Peloton expects it to be a number of months before either of its treadmills are offered for sale again on both models yesterday. One of the models posed the risk of âinjury or death,â Peloton said.
The more expensive Tread Plus treadmill, which has been on sale since 2018, âcould take monthsâ to return to market, said Peloton CEO John Foley on a call with investors this afternoon. Peloton needs to develop a hardware solution to prevent people, animals, and objects from getting sucked underneath the machine and then get that solution approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). A six-year-old child died recently after being pulled underneath a Tread Plus, the commission said.
The cheaper machine,...
They're Just Letting Everybody Into the Hellfire Gala, Apparently
The is both an extravagant celebration of Krakoaâs , and a bold that the mutants come in peace but are not to be messed with. At least that was the vibe one could have easily gotten from all the fuss Marvelâs been making about theâ¦Continue reading
Thanks to FPS Boost the Xbox Series S is an incredible value at $300
Commentary: It's great but there are still a couple of frame rate nitpicks that annoy me.Continue reading
IBM’s first 2nm chip previews the processors of tomorrow
what it says are the worldâs first 2nm process chips, giving a brief preview of the technology that might eventually power the smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of the future.
The big jump here is in transistor count. Compared to todayâs 7nm chips, the new IBM technology features dramatically more transistors, thanks to the more compact design. That means chips built using that process can potentially offer big gains in performance and battery life: IBM says its 2nm chips are âprojected to achieve 45 percent higher performance, or 75 percent lower energy use, than todayâs most advanced 7 nm node chips.â
, IBMâs new 2nm chip features about 333 million...
A New Printer Uses Sawdust to Print Wooden Objects
A new printer called Forust is using scrap wood to 3D print wooden objects that are as structurally sound as regular carved wood. Created by Andrew Jeffery and a team of researchers at Desktop Metal, the printer prints using fine sawdust that is formed into solid objects.Continue reading
Semiconductor revenue set to grow despite ongoing chip shortage, analysts predict
Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to $464 billion in 2020 and should continue to rise in 2021, even as supply constraints continue, says IDC.Continue reading
Twitter account sharing posts from Trump's new blog is already banned
The former president was banned from Twitter in January.Continue reading
For the First Time, Archaeologists Identify Sailor From Doomed 1845 Franklin Expedition
A genetic and genealogical analysis has allowed a team of archaeologists to identify the skeletal remains of a sailor who died during the ill-fated Franklin Expedition to map the Northwest Passage in 1845.Continue reading