Qualcomm doesn’t want you to call its Snapdragon processors ‘processors’ anymore
Take note, tech writers: as of this morning, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are no longer processors. Henceforth, the company would like you to refer to Snapdragon as a “platform.” In a post this morning, the San Diego-based chip – sorry processor – maker has detailed why it’s replaced one p-word with another. And why it thinks you ought to… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch
Cubspot finds camps and classes for your wee ones
Cubspot: come for the “EdTech SaaS marketplace” but stay for the opportunity to find camps and classes for your kids this summer. Cubspot is the brainchild of Rachael Shayne, a former brand manager for Nestle, The North Face, and Oakley. Over a bottle of wine she and her friends talked about how hard it was to find classes for their kids in the summer.
“We talked about how… Read More
Source: Tech Crunch
From Logan to Get Out, You’re in A+ Times for B Movies
The idea of “genre” has gone from scuzzy to buzzy, thanks to some great mid-budget films. The post From Logan to Get Out, You’re in A+ Times for B Movies appeared first on WIRED.
Ron Howard on his Einstein show and digital filmmaking
Genius isn't your typical Albert Einstein biopic. It starts with a brutal assassination, and immediately jumps to the renowned physicist in flagrante with one of his assistants. The series is director Ron Howard's second offering for National Geograp…
NASA finds biofuels make air travel 70 percent greener
Air travel releases almost 800 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, pushing us ever closer to our looming environmental catastrophe. NASA scientists want to do something about it, and teamed up with researchers in Germany and Canada to find a w…
At SXSW, Tech Reckons With the Problems It Helped Create
This year’s SXSW felt less like a celebration than it did a hangover. The post At SXSW, Tech Reckons With the Problems It Helped Create appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists want to define just how smart robot surgeons are
For roughly three decades, medical robots have assisted surgeons in the operating theater. They provide a steady hand and can make tiny incisions with pinpoint accuracy. But as robotics improve, a new question has emerged: How should autonomous robot…
The Galaxy S8 may use your face for secure mobile payments
Facial recognition is a done thing. So are contactless payments. So why not put them together? Samsung might do just that according to Bloomberg sources. The incoming Galaxy S8 will reportedly feature facial recognition payment tech "within months of…
Rebooting The Matrix? Yeah, That’s Not How Nostalgia Works
Can we maybe try to wait a few decades before resuscitating a still-great movie? The post Rebooting The Matrix? Yeah, That’s Not How Nostalgia Works appeared first on WIRED.
Ofcom to investigate Sky and 21st Century Fox merger
The UK's media regulator will investigate a proposed merger worth £11.7 billion ($14.6 billion) between 21st Century Fox and Sky. Speaking in the House of Commons, Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said she had…