Category: Technology News

AMD posts strong Q4 2016 results, confirms Ryzen, Vega launch dates

AMD posted its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016 this week and provided additional details on its plans for its upcoming Ryzen and Vega products. Both of...

Microsoft’s guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 won’t reverse sales decline

Microsoft has unveiled its own wish list for its OEM partners in 2017, highlighting the features the company wants companies like HP, Dell, and Asus to emphasize and the...

Nintendo stands by Switch’s sparse launch lineup, doubles down on 3DS

Nintendo released its annual financial report this week, and president Tatsumi Kimishima defended the Switch’s sparse launch lineup, along with giving additional...

Leaked video of ‘nightmare-inducing’ new robot from Boston Dynamics

Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, has been spotted on stage showing off their latest creation: Handle. “No one has seen this,” Raibert told an audience...

The brains of astronauts change during spaceflight

At the dawn of human spaceflight, we weren’t even sure people would be able to eat in space. Today, we’ve moved on to bigger questions like, “what happens to your...

Explosions used to make large quantities of graphene

Graphene was discovered in 2004, and right away its remarkable mechanical and electrical properties made it a hot topic of research. Graphene could be used for...

New Apple MacBook Pro banned from bar exams in multiple states thanks to Touch Bar

Apple’s new Touch Bar is the updated MacBook Pro’s signature new feature. It offers an array of programmable buttons across the top of the laptop where the function...

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Backblaze is back again, this time with updated hard drive statistics and failure rates for all of 2016. Backblaze’s quarterly reports on HDD failure rates and...

Optical shock: Scientists have imaged light going faster than itself

A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis has taken images of a laser pulse generating an optical Mach cone: the equivalent of a sonic boom, but for...

How to stop Windows 10 from automatically rebooting after updates

One of Windows 10’s least-liked features is its tendency to automatically reboot when updates have finished installing. When it launched, Windows 10 quickly developed...