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Self-Driving Cars, AI Are Driving New Chip Designs

Over the last decade, the rise of smartphones and tablets has fundamentally transformed the semiconductor business. As the market has matured, however, an increasingly...

E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking

So-called electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become increasingly popular over the past few years, as the number of people who smoke traditional cigarettes in the...

Microsoft Details Windows 10’s Built-in Ransomware Protection

When WannaCry hit last month, Microsoft took the unusual step of patching all of its older operating systems to guard against the systemic threat the ransomware posed to...

New Logitech Mouse Pad Offers Wireless Charging for Supported Mice

I’ve never been all that interested in wireless mice for gaming. While they work great for traveling with a laptop, I’m one of those people who frets about battery...

GlobalFoundries Announces Early 7nm Availability, Huge Gains Over 14nm FinFET

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the foundry business evolve from a single-horse race that TSMC effectively “won” each and every cycle to a two-way competition...

Firefox 54 Finally Supports Multithreading, May Beat Chrome on RAM Usage

After eight years of work, Mozilla just took the wraps off its multi-threaded rendering engine and declared it ready for the general public to use. The new Firefox 54 is...

Google Wants Your Help Documenting This Summer’s Total Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses happen every so often, but the one taking place on August 21st will be a first-of-its-kind event. That’s not because of the eclipse itself, but because...

ET Deals: One Month Free Trial of FreedomPop’s Unlimited Talk, Text, and Shared 4GB Data for Just $0.50 Per SIM

If your family’s current mobile plan is starting to become insufferably expensive, consider making the switch to FreedomPop’s family plans. Just invest $0.50 per SIM...

Depressed or Suicidal? AI Algorithm Detects What’s Hidden Beneath the Smile

It’s no secret we’re in the midst of a mental health crisis. Whether you attribute this to social-media-induced nausea or a societal trade-off between “purpose and...

Surface Laptop Review Roundup: Nice Hardware, Windows 10 S Disappoints

Every Surface product Microsoft has ever launched has focused on the needs of a particular niche of users. Surface RT, Surface and Surface Pro took on the tablet market,...