This may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but scientists are currently working on 3D printing techniques that will allow us to create entirely new organs from the cells of patients. We’re still at least 20 years away from being able to print a new liver or heart, but the work towards creating smaller organs is well underway.
Two years ago, Google launched a new device which caused some to believe that everyone at the company must have lost their minds.
That machine was the Chromebook Pixel, a high-end notebook running Google’s Chrome OS – and the reason that so many eyebrows were raised following its launch is that every other Chromebook before it had been aimed squarely at the very cheapest end of the market. At $1300, the Pixel was a thousand bucks more than most other Chromebooks – and many observers were quick to ridicule the device as nothing more than a costly web browser.
Insomniac Games has revealed the next major downloadable expansion for its Xbox One exclusive “Sunset Overdrive,” bringing an entirely new area to the game as well as new missions, weapons and a special traversal mechanic.
Initially a Nvidia spokesperson commented that “Unfortunately GeForce notebooks were not designed to support overclocking. Overclocking is by no means a trivial feature, and depends on thoughtful design of thermal, electrical, and other considerations.” This prompted the question of why Nvidia had marketed the 9xx series as “Desktop Class” at all.
Microsoft has just announced that the company will be coming back to GDC in force, with 16 sessions, booths, games and announcements about the future of gaming on the Xbox One and Windows 10.
Ever since the January event, where Xbox head Phil Spencer showed off some of the gaming features coming to Windows 10, the company has said that it would have a lot more to share with the public at GDC.
Microsoft is moving at a very quick pace with Windows 10, from new technical previews being pushed at a semi-regular pace, to also building Windows 10 for phones at the same time. It goes without saying that all the engineers at Redmond are putting in long hours to bring you technical previews that have already been released, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for the final build.
Twitter published its latest financial results for the last quarter of 2014, and the company has had some very mixed results.
First up, the company had a good quarter in terms of earnings which have grown significantly and even beat analysts’ predictions, coming in $479 million. Of course the biggest difference comes from Twitter’s advertising unit which saw a YoY growth of 97%.
Yesterday ARM unveiled their upcoming reference chips and based on their comments future gadgets will be insanely powerful.
In case you’re not familiar ARM is the company that designs the chips that power most of our gadgets so when they put out a new reference chip it’s a pretty big deal. That’s why we were pretty excited to see what the company has been working on.
China and the US have always had a thorny relationship, even when it comes to business and commerce, the two areas where both countries have benefited the most. And it looks like that relationship is about to get even more tense thanks to China’s latest cybersecurity moves.
Microsoft showed off quite a few new features last week with the Windows 10, but not all of them made their way into the public release that went out on Friday. One of the features not directly talked about – but that you can clearly see in the image above – is a Start menu with transparency.
It’s a very exciting day for Microsoft as the company has just unveiled the next version of Windows 10
The new version has been long-awaited, ever since the initial launch of the technical preview last year. This version shows off some of the newest features that the company is adding to its desktop OS.
The latest version of Steam, available to everyone, is bringing the new broadcasting feature to all players. Those wanting to try it out can hit the “check for update” button right now.
Valve announced late last year that it was bringing a broadcasting feature to its super popular Steam client, one that will allow users to check in on their friends, watch them play and let them know they’re “uber nabs”.
Today, Google is hosting its ‘Project Ara Developers Conference’ for 2015 and has revealed that the project has reached phase 2 dubbed ‘Spiral 2′.
Spiral 2 will improve on the previous prototypes by allowing the device to connect via 3G. This is a huge leap forward as previous Project Ara prototypes were only capable of connecting via Wi-Fi. Project Ara will continue to push the envelope as it becomes closer to becoming a full-fledged functioning handset. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hopes to have add 4G LTE connectivity soon.
Microsoft is working on a new browser – known by its development codename, ‘Spartan’ – and we brought you the first images of the new application last week. While other features are starting to be uncovered, we have found out a bit more about how the browser will work across Microsoft’s ecosystem.
Microsoft has been making it easier for entry-level devices to be built using Windows and the latest iteration of this comes from Intel, which has shoved a PC inside of a stick the size of a media streamer.
The device, called the Intel Compute Stick, has similar specs to the entry-level tablets we have been seeing hit the market recently. With an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, 32 GB of eMMC storage, 2 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n, one USB port (for powering the device) and HDMI (1.4a), the stick is nearly a complete PC in a tiny package.
Are you a fresh graduate and thinking of starting your own technology company in the UK? If so the country’s spy agency, GCHQ, might have a great job for you in the near future.
That’s because the government is considering a new program that will see promising tech graduates being employed by the GCHQ, the UK’s version of the NSA. This wouldn’t be for those looking to take on jobs in the spying field for life, but rather for a much more general public.
Looks like cyber criminals don’t really rest or sleep when it comes to tricking innocent people into spreading malware. From yesterday’s reports about a fake “The Interview” movie downloader app being in the wild, it appears that Steam is part of the action as well, with its chat service being used to push out innocent-looking messages, with the intent of infecting the receiver’s computer.
“The Interview” is undeniably the hottest movie of the year, which is a comedy about a plan to kill North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. It has also been the most controversial, backed by disputes with hackers threatening theaters who will play the said movie with physical action, and also by demands to pull the film, delaying its release. The movie did reach theaters, albeit limited, and the internet, via YouTube, Xbox Video and other similar video streaming websites.
The White House has said the cyber attack on Sony is a serious national security matter and it is considering a proportional response, but it refused to blame North Korea for the attack despite US officials earlier saying their investigation did link North Korea to the attack.