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Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85): Review

Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85): Review

Panasonic has just released the new mirrorless camera Lumix DMC-G80 (DMC-G85, DMC-G81). It has 4K video mode, second generation of Dual IS system, 3.5mm jack for stereo microphone and it is also dust and water resistant. How did it perform in our test?
9/19/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Fabric generates electricity from sunlight and motion

Fabric generates electricity from sunlight and motion

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of fabric that is able to convert sunlight and various types of motion to electricity. That can be used to power small electronics and wearables.
9/15/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Water-resistant Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with RAW capture

Water-resistant Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with RAW capture

Long-awaited smartphones Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 are here. Both smartphones are water-resistant with IP67 rating, their cameras were improved and got RAW capture and dual lens in iPhone 7 Plus case. Apple has also removed 3.5mm jack but that is not all.
9/8/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Carbon nanotube transistors faster than silicon

Carbon nanotube transistors faster than silicon

Silicon is starting to achieve its physical limits and it has to be replaced with a different technology. Carbon nanotubes are one of the promising technologies and the researchers managed to outperform silicon for the first time.
9/5/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Notebook Acer Predator 21X with 21" curved screen

Notebook Acer Predator 21X with 21" curved screen

Acer has just unveiled really extreme gaming notebook Predator 21X. It has a huge 21-inch curved IPS screen, new Intel Core processor and two graphic cards in SLI configuration for the best gaming performance.
9/1/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Old Russian lens provides 400MPx resolution. Proved!

Old Russian lens provides 400MPx resolution. Proved!

Manufacturers are releasing new cameras that have very high resolution sensors, but are camera lens capable to provide such high amount of details? We tested old Russian Helios-44M lens and others on theoretical 400MPx+ full frame sensor to find out the truth.
8/30/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Toshiba presents 7.68TB SSD drive

Toshiba presents 7.68TB SSD drive

Toshiba just presented enterprise SSD drive with one of the largest capacities. Its new ZD6300 provides 7.68 terabytes for data. Such a capacity is comparable to the highest capacities of ordinary hard drives.
8/8/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Laser internet connection with Facebook's detector

Laser internet connection with Facebook's detector

Facebook is trying to spread internet connection to various areas. One of the latest technologies involves a newly developed optical detector for a high-speed laser internet. No Wi-Fi and radio waves, no cables.
7/21/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Record broken: Microsoft stored 200 MB in DNA strand

Record broken: Microsoft stored 200 MB in DNA strand

Storage requirements are growing exponentially but the classic technology cannot keep pace. Therefore, Microsoft and University of Washington are trying a new storage medium, synthetic DNA strands. And they were quite successful.
7/11/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
China has built the fastest supercomputer

China has built the fastest supercomputer

The new Sunway TaihuLight in China is the fastest supercomputer in the world. It is capable to achieve unbelievable 93 petaflops performance and it is twice as fast as previous fastest China supercomputer.
6/23/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Scientists developed ultra-thin flexible solar cells

Scientists developed ultra-thin flexible solar cells

Scientists in South Korea have developed a new type of solar cells. These cells are extremely thin, much thinner than a human hair. Because of that, the cells are also flexible and they are suitable for popular wearables.
6/22/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
DyCo5 nanostructures increase storage capacity and stability

DyCo5 nanostructures increase storage capacity and stability

Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) provides high data density but it also has its own issues like the need for very high temperatures and lower stability. New dysprosium-cobalt nanostructures will help to improve both density and stability.
6/17/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Black phosphorus to replace silicon and cool electronics

Black phosphorus to replace silicon and cool electronics

Black phosphorus has some interesting metal properties and it seems that it could replace silicon in electronics. Moreover, phosphorus nanoribbons using the special structure can improve heat dissipation and keep electronics cooler.
6/15/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Intel released 10-core desktop processor monster

Intel released 10-core desktop processor monster

Intel has just released the new family of Broadwell-E processors. They use 14nm Tri-Gate 3D technology and you can buy up to 10-core version Core i7-6950X. We are still talking about desktop CPUs.
6/3/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Simultaneous translation of languages with Pilot earpieces

Simultaneous translation of languages with Pilot earpieces

Do you have problems with understanding foreign languages or cannot you speak some language at all? Pilot earpieces can be a solution for such a problem. They are able to simultaneously translate some languages and more are planned to come.
5/30/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080: for faster virtual reality

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080: for faster virtual reality

A new GPU architecture NVIDIA Pascal is finally here. Because of using a new 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 is three times more efficient than GeForce GTX Titan X and it is better in virtual reality applications.
5/9/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
IBM brings the quantum computer to the public cloud

IBM brings the quantum computer to the public cloud

You can try to work with the quantum computer for the first time thanks to IBM that provides you a free access to IBM Quantum Experience. Everyone can carry out quantum experiments on this machine.
5/6/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Seagate Innov8, 8 TB desktop HDD powered by USB-C

Seagate Innov8, 8 TB desktop HDD powered by USB-C

Seagate is trying to keep hard drives alive and his new Innov8 is interesting attempt. Innov8 is an external hard drive with an aluminium case that has a huge 8 TB capacity and it is powered by only one USB-C cable.
4/26/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
AMD FirePro S9300 x2: extreme 1TB/s memory bandwidth

AMD FirePro S9300 x2: extreme 1TB/s memory bandwidth

AMD company has revealed a new server GPU FirePro S9300 x2. It is able to achieve unbelievable performance of 13.9 TFLOPS. Moreover, it is equipped with HBM memory and this accelerator provides 1TB/s memory bandwidth.
4/25/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
New Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 CPUs with the 22-core behemoth

New Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 CPUs with the 22-core behemoth

The number of cores in CPUs is still increasing and the new Xeon E5-2600 Broadwell-EP line includes 22-core behemoth E5-2699 V4. The range of the new processors covers everything from 50W low-energy CPUs to 160W versions.
4/22/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Acer Predator Z850 projector: gaming with 120-inch image

Acer Predator Z850 projector: gaming with 120-inch image

The new Acer Predator Z840 gaming projector brings some very interesting features. It provides 24:9 aspect ration and it is able to project a 120-inch image onto a wall. Z850 supports a wireless communication.
4/21/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Western Digital PiDrive: 314GB HDD for Raspberry Pi

Western Digital PiDrive: 314GB HDD for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi computer are extremely popular but storage functions can be very limited. MicroSD card with OS may be slow and insufficient. Therefore, WD presents PiDrive, a small USB hard drive with 314GB capacity for just $31.
4/18/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
NVIDIA doubles Quadro M6000's memory to 24 GB GDDR5

NVIDIA doubles Quadro M6000's memory to 24 GB GDDR5

Professional graphic market may be pleased by the new NVIDIA's Quadro M6000 graphic card. In comparison with preceding M6000 model with 12GB memory, the new version is equipped with the enormous 24 GB GDDR5 memory.
4/15/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala
Razer Core, external GPU dock solution for your laptop

Razer Core, external GPU dock solution for your laptop

If you laptop is not powerful enough, you can use the new GPU dock solution Razer Core. This station may contain very powerful GPU and may provide very high gaming performance when using Thunderbolt 3 interface.
4/14/2016, Computers, Milan Šurkala