Tight chip supplies could persist for as long as a decade

China’s rising demand for electric vehicles, a lack of domestic technical knowhow and sustained geopolitical tensions will emerge as much more serious threats to the supply of automotive microchips, which are mostly imported......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsJan 22nd, 2021

The SvarDOS Community Builds an Open Source DOS Distribution

Long-time Slashdot reader sproketboy shared a link to SvarDOS, "an open-source project that is meant to integrate the best out of the currently available DOS tools, drivers and games." From their site: DOS development has been abandoned by commercia.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

With more Apple Silicon-powered Macs inbound, the iMac Pro gets discontinued

Apple has quietly added a “while supplies last” label to the iMac Pro product page, and also disabled upgrade options for the computer. MacRumors reached out to Apple, who confirmed that when iMac Pro supplies run out, the computer will indeed be.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 46 min. ago

A music video you can play: Indie rock inside the Unity engine

You've seen interactive music before—but an indie mindset changes the game. For nearly as long as video games have been around, they've enjoyed a tight relationship with pop music. As early as 1983, Bally-Midway collaborated with Journey.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

COVID"s Unlikely Offspring: The Rise of Smartwatch as Illness Detector

Researchers are stretching the capabilities of smartwatches to track illnesses from COVID-19 to Crohn's disease Smartwatches and wearable devices have come a long way beyond counting steps. They’re getting better at detecting illness,.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Why the "Small Internet" Movement Wants to Revive Gopher

Long-time Slashdot reader lee1 shares a new article from Linux magazine: The danger and irritations of the modern web have unleashed a movement dedicated to creating a safer and simpler alternative. The old Gopher network and the new Gemini protocol.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Can Users Poison the Data Big Tech Uses to Surveil Them?

"Algorithms are meaningless without good data. The public can exploit that to demand change," argues a new article in MIT's Technology Review (shared by long-time Slashdot reader mspohr): Data is fed into machine-learning algorithms to target you wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

America"s Air Force Is Having To Reverse Engineer Parts of Its Own Stealth Bomber

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from The Drive: In a surprising turn of events, the United States government is calling upon its country's industry to reverse engineer components for the Air Force's B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. An of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

The One-Week Hijacking of - Explained

"For a week we lost control of the domain," a long-running site offering news and articles about the programming language, writes the site's senior editor, brian d foy. "Now that the incident has died down, we can explain some of what happ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Deeper understanding of host-dependent long-distance movement of viruses in plants

Some plant viruses systemically infect plants and cause huge losses in yield though our understanding of how systemic infections occur is largely unknown. A new study from the College of Biological Sciences at China Agricultural University provides e.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Samsung’s 3-nm Tech Shows Nanosheet Transistor Advantage

Nanosheet devices allow tuning of memory cell design in a way FinFETs can’t The logic chip industry is heading toward a fundamental change in the structure of transistors. Today’s transistors, called FinFETs, will give way to devices variou.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Ford says "no negative impact" to dealers from chip shortage

Ford Motor Co. told dealers this week it would not lower their product allocations in response to a shortage of microchips used in vehicles......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Team of bioethicists and scientists suggests revisiting 14-day limit on human embryo

An international team of bioethicists and scientists contends it may be justified to go beyond the standing 14-day limit that restricts how long researchers can study human embryos in a dish. Going beyond this policy limit could lead to potential hea.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Better warnings needed about health impacts of long-range wildfire smoke

Smoke from local wildfires can affect the health of Colorado residents, in addition to smoke from fires in forests as far away as California and the Pacific Northwest......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Nanoprinted high-neuron-density optical linear perceptrons perform near-infrared inference on a CMOS chip

Today, machine learning permeates everyday life, with millions of users every day unlocking their phones through facial recognition or passing through AI-enabled automated security checks at airports and train stations. These tasks are possible thank.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Chess. Jeopardy. Go. Why do we use games as a benchmark for A.I.?

For nearly as long as A.I. has existed, researchers have used games as a benchmark for intelligence. But why use games to test these systems?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

PCB maker Apex expects strong 1H21 amid challenges

Taiwan's PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, expects to enjoy a particularly strong first-half 2021, but it is facing challenges from tight capacity and rising mterials costs, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Highlights of the day: 6-inch fab capacity tight

The foundry sector has seen tight supply across all segments, with 6-inch fab capacity almost fully booked for third-quarter 2021 thanks to strong demand for a wide range of applications, such as analog chips and discrete power devices. And short sup.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

FitTech has order visibility till 2H21

LED probing, testing and sorting equipment maker FiTech has obtained orders mainly for equipment used in miniLED chip production, with shipments scheduled until second-half 2021, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Chrome Switches Its Release Cycle for First Time in a Decade

Google Chrome releases will soon arrive more frequently than ever. From a report:In an announcement today, Google said it is updating the Chrome release schedule for the first time in over a decade. For a cool 10+ years now, Chrome stable releases ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics closes $3.6M for pension funds transparency platform

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics has closed a £2.6 million ($3.6M) funding round for its platform, which aims to create greater transparency on fees in the long-term savings market, such as pensions and the wider asset management market. The £2.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021