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11th April 2021

Monkey uses brain implants to play Pong

Neuralink, which Elon Musk co-founded in 2016, has revealed a macaque with chips embedded on each side of its brain, playing a mind-controlled version of the 1972 video game, Pong.

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2nd April 2021

First high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface for humans

Researchers have created a brain-computer interface (BCI) with 200 electrodes providing 48 megabits per second (Mbit/s) of neural signals.

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22nd March 2021

Artificial neurons are smaller and more energy efficient

Researchers have developed a new device able to run neural network computations using 100 times less energy and area than existing CMOS-based hardware.

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11th March 2021

New data cable exceeds 100 Gbit/s

Researchers have developed a new data transfer system that is 20 times faster than USB 3.0.

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3rd March 2021

New deepfake tool reanimates the dead

Israeli genealogy company MyHeritage has released a groundbreaking new feature to animate faces in still photos.

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11th February 2021

New device for scaling up quantum computers

Scientists in Australia have developed a new cryogenic computer system called Gooseberry which has potential for scaling up quantum computers from dozens to thousands of qubits.

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28th January 2021

Wireless brain linkage gets DARPA funding

A new DARPA-funded project aims to create non-invasive, head-worn devices with two-way brain links. As well as helping blind patients to perceive the world around them, it could lead to wireless control of external devices and might even augment a healthy user's vision.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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20th August 2020

IBM reveals next-generation processor

IBM has revealed its first commercialised 7nm processor: the IBM POWER10.

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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.

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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.

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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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