Intel on Tuesday unveiled its latest laptop processors based on the Coffee Lake platform, most notably bringing its high-performance Core i9 line to laptops for the first time in the same thermal profile that the existing 15-inch MacBook Pro design can accommodate — but the new chips still don’t support LPDDR4 RAM. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Acer's Nitro 5 gaming laptop has never been particularly remarkable outside of its price, but you might have reason to sit up and take notice after today. The PC builder is launching a version of the 15.6-inch portable with options for shiny new six-… Engadget RSS Feed
A rundown of the specifications for Apple’s new "budget" iPad indicates that its performance is roughly comparable to the iPhone 7 line, which uses the same A10 processor — and that it has just 2 gigabytes of RAM, limiting its multitasking versus the iPad Pro. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Samsung today introduced Exynos 7 Series 9610 processor, successor of Exynos 7885 that powers the latest Galaxy A8 and A8+. It is based on the 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology, and has eight-core CPU with four of Cortex-A73 CPU cores along with other four Cortex-A53 cores. It also supports slow motion video recording at 480 frames per second (fps), and has AI features such as vision image processing unit based on a deep-learning technology and image processing with a neural network engine for more intelligently enhanced face detection, as well as single camera out-focusing and augmented low-light images. It also has advanced face detection feature that enables the camera to recognize faces that are either not facing forward or partially covered with objects like hair or a hat. With smart depth sensing, bokeh or out-focused portraits can be taken with a single camera. Through cleverly merging multiple frames, vision and image processing enhances the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and brightness that can improve pictures taken in low-light environments. Highlights of Samsung Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC Based on the 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology Octa-Core CPU with 4x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 cores and 4x 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1, LPDDR4x RAM Advanced ISP and MFC with … Fone Arena
Semiconductor company AMD has finally acknowledged there's a problem with its Platform Security Processor. Earlier this month Israel-based CTS labs found 13 critical vulnerabilities (including RyzenFall, MasterKey, Fallout and Chimera) with AMD's pro… Engadget RSS Feed
A new year means new Android flagships from many manufacturers, including OnePlus.
Some new details on the OnePlus 6 have leaked out. Screenshots of AnTuTu benchmark results from a device codenamed the “OnePlus A6000” have been shared by Android Central, and the CPU score put up by the device suggests that this phone is packing a Snapdragon 845 under its hood.
The screenhots also hint that the OnePlus 6 will have a notch at the top of its screen, much like the iPhone X, Essential Phone, and ASUS ZenFone 5. We can see that there’s a blank space in the middle of the status bar area, with the time pushed to the left and a truncated row of icons moved to the right. The screen on the OnePlus 6 is said to have a 19:9 aspect ratio that’ll have an 18:9 display’s worth of usable space after the notch is taken into account.
A recent image leak that claims to show the OnePlus 6 backs up some of the details in this new report. Photos shared by ITHome show a device with OnePlus branding, a glass back, a dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint reader below it, and a tall display with a notch at the top.
Nothing about the OnePlus 6 is official until OnePlus says it is, but many of the details in these recent leaks would make sense for a new OnePlus flagship. For example, the company typically likes to use Qualcomm’s latest processors in its flagships, so a Snapdragon 845 for the OnePlus 6 would make sense. And considering the craze around the notch display that we’ve seen lately, I could see OnePlus giving it a try in its effort to slim bezels.
Given all the buzz, you might be surprised you don’t have your very own quantum computer yet. The field of quantum computing — in which a processor handles a range of inputs and outputs at once — has pushed new bounds over the last few years. But quantum computers are still largely used for research. For users, the day in which quantum computers are ubiquitous, or even useful, has yet to arrive.
We still aren’t there yet. But today, we get a step closer — Google unveiled Bristlecone, its latest quantum processor, and its most powerful to date.
Here’s what you need to know about Bristlecone.
It’s Packing A Lot of Qubits
Qubits, or quantum bits, are the basic units of information in a quantum processor. The more qubits a processor has, the more information it can process at once, and the more powerful it is overall.
The various companies pursuing quantum hardware are always keen to brag about how many qubits their latest system possesses, and though that’s not the deciding factor of a quantum processor’s functionality, it’s definitely important.
It Needs To Make Fewer Errors
In spite of recent advances, today’s qubits are still unstable, and hardware needs to be sturdy to run them. Quantum computers need to keep their processors extremely cold and protect them from external shocks. Even accidental sounds can cause the computer to make mistakes.
To operate in even remotely real-world settings, quantum processors need to have an error rate of less than 0.5 percent for every two qubits. Google’s best has be 0.6 percent using its much smaller 9-qubit hardware. The blog post didn’t state Bristlecone’s error rate, but Google has made it clear that the company strives to improve upon its previous results.To drop the error rate for its high-qubit processor, engineers need to figure out how software, control electronics, and the processor itself can work alongside one another without causing errors.
It’s A Serious Push For Quantum Greatness
Researchers are working so hard to bring us quantum computers because they believe the devices will inevitably outperform classical supercomputers. The term “quantum supremacy” refers to the prospect of a quantum computer solving a problem that a classical system cannot. Some researchers suspect this could happen when quantum computers reach 100 qubits. When it does happen, quantum supremacy will be a “watershed moment” for the field, according to Google’s blog post on Bristlecone.
Bristlecone doesn’t quite get us there. But the Google team is “cautiously optimistic” that the new processor could hasten the process. And the result will mean quantum computers could then become “functionally useful,” The Next Web writes.
Apple has released an update to Logic Pro X, bringing the professional music creation application up to version 10.4.1, with the maintenance release fixing bugs and making a number of smaller improvements rather than adding new features. AppleInsider – Frontpage News