Tuesday, June 26

Geek

Daily News Stuff 26 June 2018

Tech News

  • NASA is sending a solar-powered helicopter to Mars.  ETA 2021.  It's only small - 1.8kg with a 1.2m rotor span - and only capable of short flights, but this is amazingly cool.  It will act as a scout drone for the new Mars rover.

               http://ai.mee.nu/images/Copter.gif

  • Micron enters production with GDDR6.  That's like GDDR5 only one better.  Top speeds are currently 14Gbps per pin, with 16Gbps coming, and the possibility of 20Gbps in the future.

    And yes, it comes in black.

  • Asus releases the ROG Swift PG27UQ, a $2000 gaming monitor - 4K 144Hz G-Sync HDR.

    Why so expensive?  It contains a $2600 FPGA to handle the G-Sync functions.

    Yes, that single chip lists for more than the retail price of the monitor.  I would guess that Asus and Nvidia are getting a better deal than retail list price, but still.

  • Firefox will soon automatically notify you if your logins have been included in a known data breach.

    The answer is of course yes, but it should give you some more specific details so you can do something about it.

  • Semiwiki has a scoreboard for future process technologies.  Spoiler: Intel's 7nm (which doesn't exist yet) is roughly equivalent to what TSMC are calling 3nm (which doesn't exist yet).

    So, if you're wondering how the foundries are suddenly planning to scale all the way down to 3nm, the answer is, they're not.  It's all marketing.  But fictional 3nm is still far better than the existing fictional 14nm.

Picture of the Day


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Magic ponies by Dorota Kudyba on Pixabay

That's a pretty big pony, actually.

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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