In perhaps one of the most far-out uses of technology to date, an MIT engineer used lasers to make music based on the vibrational patterns of spiderwebs.
Dell’s beloved XPS 13 premium laptop will get the infinite black treatment, thanks to a new OLED panel option. Announced Tuesday, the OLED is the fanciest of four screen options Dell will offer for the XPS 13, all of them in the same taller and more useful 16:10 aspect ratio. The OLED option will add $300 extra over the basic display option. Full pricing should be available when the new SKUs come online Tuesday as well.
Here are all the display options for the XPS 13:
- Base (touch or non-touch): 1920×1200 (FHD+), 500-nit touch with Eyesafe technology.
- OLED: 3456×2160 (3.5K), 400-nit touch with DisplayHDR 500, 100-percent DCI-P3.
- 4K: 3840×2400 (4K UHD+), 500-nit touch with DisplayHDR 400, 90-percent DCI-P3.
One of the most handy Google Photos features just landed on the desktop—via your browser—where it could be even more valuable.
The mobile version of Photos supports a technology called Google Lens. In 2018, Lens introduced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology that can automatically copy any text found in an image, allowing you to paste it elsewhere for easy saving. As 9to5Google spotted over the weekend, that Lens OCR feature is now rolling out to desktop browsers, and that rocks.
You may not be able to buy a graphics card right now, but today you can tune into the GPUs of tomorrow. Nvidia’s GTC 2021 keynote kicks off from CEO Jensen Huang’s kitchen yet again at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT today, and you can watch the full stream in the YouTube video embedded below.
Don’t expect to hear about new graphics card releases (though the long-rumored GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could very well make its debut). GTC stands for “GPU Technology Conference” and revolves more heavily around developer, technical, and data center announcements than consumer products. Past GTC events have shown off fresh architecture details and features that eventually wound up in proper GeForce cards a few months later, however, like GTC 2020’s Ampere reveal.
The Intel microprocessor company was founded in 1968. It’s bushwhacked a trail of technology and innovation in the decades since to become one of the leading manufacturers of computer chips worldwide. But never mind all that. Because we live in a world where Kodak is a failed cryptocurrency company that’s now dealing drugs and everyone still thinks Elon Musk invented the tunnel. Which means that here in this, the darkest timeline, we’re stuck with the version of Intel that uses AI to power “White nationalism” sliders and “N-word” toggles for video game chat. Behold ‘Bleep,’ in all its stupid glory: What…
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