The electronics and computers a computer uses to fly aren’t typically things the average person ever thinks about. However, most people would probably be shocked to learn that some airplanes, like the Airbus 350, have an entire server room beneath the cockpit.
Why didn’t the Raspberry Pi foundation add wireless connectivity to its Pico microcontroller? Well, maybe the foundation wanted to leave room for Arduino’s new Nano RP2040 Connect, a Pico-like microcontroller geared toward IoT projects and the first Arduino product to run on Raspberry Pi silicon.
As phones and computers grow more demanding, manufacturers are searching for powerful chips that use less energy. Now, IBM is giving us a glimpse of the future with the world’s first 2nm chip, which boasts 45% better higher performance and uses 75% less energy than the best 7nm chips.
If you’ve recently upgraded to a new phone, laptop, tablet, or anything similar, you’d probably like to do something proactive with the old one. Don’t just chuck it in the trash—give it to a friend or family member, donate it, or recycle it. But there are a few things you should do first.
Apple is refreshing its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs with new processors and better webcams. They may look the same on the outside, but with standard SSDs across the line and new configuration options, your choices are better than ever.
Google Drive, compared to the attention services like Dropbox and iCloud get, seems to just sit out in the wings hardly looked at. But, much to my surprise, it’s a fantastic service with flexible backup options.
Apple announced a new Mac Mini last week, for the first time in four years. It’s the first major redesign in seven. But all that new speed and power comes with a price: $800. Here dies the “inexpensive” Apple desktop.
Making a kick-ass gaming PC is an expensive proposition. And it doesn’t end with the PC: between quality inputs, a decent set of speakers, and a monitor that does the graphics of your new desktop justice, you might be looking at half again as much as you paid for those high-end components.