What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register

Photoshop is the only application from Adobe’s suite that’s getting the streaming treatment so far, but the company says it plans to offer other applications via the same tech soon. That doesn’t mean it’s planning to phase out its on-premise applications, though. via What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register.… Continue reading What’s a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP? • The Register

Batteries take the lithium for charge boost • The Register

To do that, the researchers coated a lithium anode with a layer of hollow carbon nanospheres, to prevent the growth of the dendrites. via Batteries take the lithium for charge boost • The Register. As research is being done on incremental improvements in Lithium Ion batteries, some occasional discoveries are being made. In this instance,… Continue reading Batteries take the lithium for charge boost • The Register

UK Startup Blippar Confirms It has Acquired AR Pioneer Layar | TechCrunch

The acquisition makes Blippar one of the largest AR players globally, giving it a powerful positioning in the AR and visual browsing space, which may help its adoption in the mass consumer space where AR has tended to languish. via UK Startup Blippar Confirms It has Acquired AR Pioneer Layar | TechCrunch. Layar was definitely… Continue reading UK Startup Blippar Confirms It has Acquired AR Pioneer Layar | TechCrunch

PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone

Here’s my latest DIY project, a smartphone based on a Raspberry Pi. It’s called – wait for it – the PiPhone. It makes use an Adafruit touchscreen interface and a Sim900 GSM/GPRS module to make phone calls. via PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone. Dave Hunt doesn’t just do photography, he’s a Maker through and… Continue reading PiPhone – A Raspberry Pi based Smartphone

Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses In Person, Hands On

Even Moverio’s less powerful (compared to VR displays) head tracking would make something like Google Glass overheat, McCracken said, which is why Glass input is primarily voice command or a physical touch. McCracken, who has developed for Glass, said that more advanced uses can only be accomplished with something more powerful. via Epson Moverio BT-200… Continue reading Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses In Person, Hands On

AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed

So for now, Cyclone’s performance is really used to exploit race to sleep and get the device into a low power state as quickly as possible. via AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed. Race to sleep, is the new, new thing for mobile cpus. Power conservation at a given clock speed is all done through… Continue reading AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed

Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite • The Register

A pair of battery vendors are hoping that a new design which incorporates the use of an ultracapacitor material will help to improve and extend the life of lithium-ion battery packs. via Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite • The Register. First a little background info on what is a capacitor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultracapacitor#History… Continue reading Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite • The Register

DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress | EE Times

The current paradigm has become increasingly complex, said Black, and HMC is a significant shift. It uses a vertical conduit called through-silicon via (TSV) that electrically connects a stack of individual chips to combine high-performance logic with DRAM die. Essentially, the memory modules are structured like a cube instead of being placed flat on a… Continue reading DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress | EE Times