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24th May 2019

SpaceX launches first 60 Starlink Internet satellites

Elon Musk's space company, SpaceX, has deployed the first 60 satellites in what will eventually become a vast network providing high-speed broadband services around the globe.

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29th April 2019

Dead users may outnumber the living on Facebook by 2070

The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future.

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25th April 2019

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

New technology developed at the University of California San Francisco is a stepping-stone to a "neural speech prosthesis", researchers say.

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25th April 2019

Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation

Detailed models can reveal new insight into the 3-D structures of genes and the role of 3-D organisation in gene function.

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22nd April 2019

World's first rollable OLED TV

At this year's Milan Design Week, electronics company LG demonstrated the world's first rollable OLED TV.

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19th April 2019

PS5 will support 8K graphics and ray tracing

Technical details have emerged about the PlayStation 5, the anticipated successor to the PlayStation 4 games console.

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21st March 2019

Exascale supercomputer confirmed for delivery in 2021

The Argonne National Laboratory has revealed plans for "Aurora", the first exascale supercomputer in the U.S. It will be capable of one quintillion floating point operations per second.

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25th February 2019

World's first 1TB microSD card

Micron has today launched the world's highest-capacity microSD card, delivering one terabyte of removable storage.

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21st February 2019

Samsung reveals folding smartphone and S10 model

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Fold, a foldable device creating a new mobile category, along with the S10.

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20th February 2019

Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring

The Graphene Flagship – one of the EU's biggest research projects – is presenting over 20 graphene-based prototypes at Mobile World Congress.

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31st January 2019

First 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage for smartphones

Powered by fifth-generation V-NAND, Samsung's new Universal Flash Storage offers 20x more storage than a 64GB internal memory and 10x the speed of a typical microSD card.

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25th January 2019

Breakthrough in fabricating nanochips

In the quest for smaller, faster 2D processors, researchers have developed a new thermal lithography process with potential for mass production at higher quality and lower cost.

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15th January 2019

IBM unveils quantum computer

IBM has unveiled the IBM Q System One, its first integrated quantum computing system for commercial use.

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10th January 2019

World's first terabyte SD card

The first SD card with a storage capacity of 1 terabyte (TB) has been announced by Lexar.

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7th December 2018

AI can solve CAPTCHA tests in under 0.05 seconds

Researchers have created a new algorithm, based on deep learning, which is able to solve text-based CAPTCHA tests in less than 0.05 seconds.

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1st December 2018

World's first 8K TV channel

Japan is launching the world's first 8K TV channel – featuring image dimensions of 7680×4320, also known as 4320p.

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22nd November 2018

China plans 6G mobile with terabit speeds by 2030

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology confirms that it started work on 6G earlier this year, but the first commercial networks are likely at least 12 years away.

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14th November 2018

World's first 7nm GPUs

Chip giant AMD has unveiled the world's first 7 nanometre GPUs, offering a 58% improvement in transistor density.

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3rd November 2018

World's largest neuromorphic supercomputer is operational

The world's largest neuromorphic supercomputer, the million-core 'SpiNNaker' machine, has been switched on by the University of Manchester, England.

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1st November 2018

World's first commercial foldable smartphone

Royole Corporation has introduced the world's first commercial foldable smartphone, a combined mobile phone and tablet with a flexible screen, called the Royole FlexPai.

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31st October 2018

Bitcoin alone could push global warming above 2°C within 15 years

A new study finds that if Bitcoin is adopted at similar rates that other technologies have been incorporated, then it alone could produce enough emissions to raise global temperatures by 2°C as soon as 2033.

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25th October 2018

New technology to allow 100 times faster Internet

Groundbreaking new technology could allow 100 times faster Internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.

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21st October 2018

VR can enhance empathy

A study by Stanford University finds that the use of virtual reality can induce greater compassion in people than other forms of media.

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13th October 2018

World's fastest camera: 10 trillion frames per second

The world's fastest camera, able to film 10 trillion frames per second, has been announced by a team of researchers from the U.S. and Canada.

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9th October 2018

Intel reveals 9th generation CPUs

Chipmaker Intel has revealed a new desktop lineup, which includes the world's best ever gaming processor, a 28-core workstation powerhouse and up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency.

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2nd October 2018

Satellite company will partner with Amazon to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) network

Telecommunications company Iridium is collaborating with Amazon on the development of "CloudConnect" – the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that will offer truly global coverage for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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20th September 2018

Swiss tech company raises $80m for holographic AR displays in cars

WayRay has announced $80 million in Round C funding. This new investment will enable the development of futuristic, holographic AR solutions for cars.

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11th September 2018

Graphene enables clock rates in the terahertz range

Graphene – an ultrathin material consisting of a single layer of interlinked carbon atoms – is considered a promising candidate for the nanoelectronics of the future. In theory, it should allow clock rates up to a thousand times faster than today’s silicon-based electronics.

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24th July 2018

1000-fold increase in computer storage capacity

Scientists report a new technique, based on quickly removing or replacing single hydrogen atoms, which can provide a thousand-fold increase in solid-state memory density.

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20th July 2018

Rising sea levels threaten Internet infrastructure

A new study has concluded that thousands of miles of buried Internet infrastructure could be damaged or destroyed by rising sea levels within 15 years.

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10th July 2018

Supercomputer will simulate "entire regions" of the mouse brain

Researchers from the Blue Brain Project – which aims to create a digital reconstruction of the brain – have announced the deployment of a next-generation supercomputer.

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30th June 2018

New standard allows SD cards to reach a theoretical maximum of 128TB

A new technical specification will enable SD cards to achieve a theoretical maximum storage capacity of 128 terabytes with a transfer speed of 985 megabytes per second.

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