This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google’s DeepMind division has been hard at work applying artificial intelligence to problems like computer vision and climate change, but there’s still some room for games. DeepMind first dominated the game of Go, and then it moved on to StarCraft II, beating some of the world’s top players early this year. Now, you might have

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google’s DeepMind division has been hard at work applying artificial intelligence to problems like computer vision and climate change, but there’s still some room for games. DeepMind first dominated the game of Go, and then it moved on to StarCraft II, beating some of the world’s top players early this year. Now, you might have

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Solar panels can bring electricity to remote areas, and photovoltaic technology has improved in recent years. However, many of these regions also have limited access to clean water. A new type of solar power setup developed at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia could address both of those issues. These panels

The Formula E electric car race in Brooklyn this weekend may be the slickest sporting event in the Big Apple this year. It’s a look at the future of auto racing. It’s on the waterfront of the city’s hippest borough, with the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street in the background. Formula E has much of the sophistication of Formula 1 but without the throbbing noise of unmuffled engines and

Hayabusa2 Probe Collects Second Sample From Asteroid Ryugu

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has just made history — again. The spacecraft gathered samples from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu earlier this year, and it bombed the asteroid a few months later. Now, the probe has taken another trip to the surface to scoop up pristine material that used to be buried below the surface. 

Nintendo Unveils Switch Lite, Coming Sept. 20 for $199

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. After months of rumors, Nintendo has made the cheaper Nintendo Switch a reality. The so-called Switch Lite is smaller, lighter, and less versatile than the original console. However, it costs a mere $ 199. It plays all the same games, but it’s not a replacement for the OG Switch. Buyers can choose the version that

Scientists Create Airplane That Can Land Itself on Any Runway

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Cars are getting reasonably good at driving themselves, but what about airplanes? Autopilot has existed for years, but a team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed the most autonomous airplane yet. The automated landing system called C2Land uses computer vision to identify the runway and guide the plane down for

SpaceX Starship Moves Closer to Launch With Successful Engine Test

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SpaceX’s next-generation Starship rocket is one step closer to launch today following a successful engine test. According to CEO Elon Musk, the engine performed as expected during a 51-second test burn. Based on previous timelines, Musk suggests the Starship “Hopper” could be ready for its first untethered flight later this month.  The Starship will eventually

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Every time a major manufacturer makes a node transition, they have to decide which foundry partner to work with. These days, that comes down to one of two (possibly three) choices: TSMC, Samsung, and potentially Intel, who still apparently operates a client foundry business but hasn’t made any major customer announcements in quite some time.

The AMD RX 5700 and AMD RX 5700 XT are Team Red’s latest salvos in the GPU market, and a major attempt to improve its competitive standing relative to Nvidia. While these new GPUs lack the ray tracing support Nvidia has been pushing as a major RTX feature, AMD is hoping that its own performance improvements, additional capabilities, and new card designs will attract fresh buyers. Before diving into the