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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.