Computers & the Internet
21st January 2021
Razer unveils smart mask and futuristic gaming chair
Consumer electronics company Razer has revealed two new technology concepts – a hi-tech mask, for improved socially distanced interaction, and a next-generation gaming station with immersive features and a transformable design.
18th December 2020
Milestone towards a viable quantum internet
Scientists at Fermilab in the U.S. have demonstrated, for the first time, sustained and long-distance teleportation of qubits of photons with fidelity greater than 90%.
5th December 2020
China claims quantum supremacy
Chinese researchers claim to have achieved quantum supremacy, using a 76-qubit system, which performed calculations at 100 trillion times the speed of classical supercomputers.
6th October 2020
NVIDIA's GeForce 30 series – a major leap in graphical processing power
Chipmaker NVIDIA has launched a new family of graphics processing units (GPUs), which the company claims is the "greatest-ever generational leap" in graphics processing technology.
31st August 2020
50-fold increase in transistor density is possible by 2030
Intel's Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, has presented a roadmap for increasing the number of transistors able to fit on a chip by a factor of 50.
24th August 2020
New fastest Internet speed: 178 Tbps
Scientists have achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (tbps) – a speed at which you could download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.
20th August 2020
IBM reveals next-generation processor
IBM has revealed its first commercialised 7nm processor: the IBM POWER10.
14th August 2020
World's first mass-produced transparent TV
Chinese electronics company Xiaomi has revealed a see-through OLED TV with transparent components, reminiscent of displays previously seen only in science fiction films.
27th July 2020
700-petaflop AI supercomputer planned for 2021
As the world edges closer towards exascale computing, the University of Florida has announced a partnership with chipmaker NVIDIA that will create a 700-petaflop AI supercomputer next year.
16th July 2020
New 8K video standard compresses data by 50%
The Versatile Video Coding standard (H.266) has been finalised by industry partners – designed to halve the bitrate of previous formats, and paving the way for on-demand 8K streaming services.
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