Hi-Tech

    • Graphene could allow hard drives to store ten times as much data

      Graphene could allow hard drives to store ten times as much data

      Solid-state drives may be the go-to for phones and most PCs and laptops, but the humble mechanical hard drive still has a place in the computing world - especially when you need a lot of storage, but you don't have the money. Therefore, it is probably no surprise that in recent time hard drive manufacturers have turned to increasingly esoteric methods of improving performance and capacities.

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    • Revolutionising the phone screen protector

      Revolutionising the phone screen protector

      Screen protectors have become a ubiquitous accessory that comes with smartphones to protect their touch screens from scratches. Techies everywhere believe that a good screen protector is also a screen protector that you never see. It’s a product you want to be completely invisible. However, Los Angeles-based startup, Glassie has decided to shake things up, by getting screen protectors a stylish and personalised upgrade.

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    • First-ever all-virtual CES 2021 kicks off today

      First-ever all-virtual CES 2021 kicks off today

      CES, the world’s largest tech show, is quite something to behold. Or it would be if you could actually behold it in person. Almost inconceivably, the industry extravaganza spans the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, the nearby Sands Expo and a dozen or more hotels up and down the Strip. As WSJ best describes it, it is like a Disneyland for tech. This year, you can also see it all - however, only from the little screen through which you see pretty much everything else these days.

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    • The beginning of a new era for iPhone

      The beginning of a new era for iPhone

      The long-awaited Apple Event 2020 finally happened! Tim Cook finally confirmed the exciting new features of the iPhone 12. And if you're that person who always drops their iPhone, leaving you with a cracked screen, then Apple's latest smartphone will surely excite you.

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    • Helsinki and Amsterdam with first ever AI registries

      Helsinki and Amsterdam with first ever AI registries

      The cities of Helsinki and Amsterdam have announced the launch of the first artificial intelligence registries in the world. The product of collective efforts and implementation, these information hubs show how both administrations use algorithms to improve their services and citizens’ lives. The move is in line with the capitals’ commitment to an open and dignified digital development.

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    • Computers on verge of designing their own programs

      Computers on verge of designing their own programs

      Computer programmers may soon design the ultimate program: A program that designs programs. This comes after last week, a team led by Justin Gottschlich, director of the machine programming research group at Intel, announced the creation of a new machine learning system that designs its own code. They call the system MISIM, Machine Inferred Code Similarity.

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