• COMPUTERS
    Meltdown, Spectre Chip Flaws: Who’s Affected

    HIGHLIGHTS Meltdown only affects Intel-based machines Spectre affects Intel, AMD, ARM-based machines Most software makers and OEMs have issued fixes already Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Google Lunar XPrize Stands to Give Industrial 3D Printing a Boost

    HIGHLIGHTS Google Lunar Xprize sees more 3D-printed moon mission models SpaceIL is among five teams vying for Google’s $30 million India’s Team Indus is also eyeing to win the prize In what promises to be one small step for space travel, and one giant leap for the next generation of manufacturing, an Israeli startup is […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Inside the Mission Control Centre for ‘Bharat ka Moonshot’

    HIGHLIGHTS The XPRIZE is a competition for privately funded space exploration TeamIndus is one of only five finalists competing for the Lunar XPRIZE Its lander is also carrying rival Team Hakuto’s Sorata rover Picture this: you’re in a darkened command centre, with several rows of desks – each with monitors on them – all lined […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Robot DJ Puts the Tech Into Techno for Czech Clubbers

    These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping? It is a question that Prague’s Karlovy Lazne Music Club has endeavoured to answer by employing a specially adapted former automotive industry robot as a DJ in the popular nightspot. The […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Apple: All Macs and iOS devices affected by chip flaws

    Apple has confirmed all its Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by two recently disclosed processor flaws called Spectre and Meltdown. In an announcement on Thursday, Apple (AAPL) said it has released mitigations to defend against Meltdown in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2. It will release mitigations in Safari to defend against the Spectre bug “in the […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Artificial intelligence eats chess computers for lunch

    After 25 years of intermittent seriousness, I’m a mediocre tournament chess player. Grandmasters play at a level that beggars my comprehension. But grandmasters, since the second Clinton administration, have looked like clowns against chess computers. Now AlphaZero, a digital doohickey from DeepMind—Google’s AI operation—has made a fool of Stockfish, the strongest “traditional” chess program. Four […]

  • CLOTHING
    3 Tricks To Help You Take Care Of Your Expensive, Delicate Clothing

    Take care of your clothes and they’ll take care of you You have to be disciplined when it comes to the life of clothing Whether you’re a complete fashionista or avoid shopping like the plague, invariably, one ends up spending a lot of money on clothes. And we’ve all dealt with situations when we’ve dirtied our […]

  • CLOTHING
    Amazon patents a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes

    Have you ever fretted over buying a suit or dress online for a wedding or another flashy event, wondering how it would look on your frame or if it would even fit? That might not be a problem soon now that Amazon has patented a blended-reality mirror that lets you try on clothes virtually while placing you […]

  • CLOTHING
    15 Excellent British Clothing Brands That Ship To The US

    If you’re bored with your regular ol’ American clothing destinations likeEverlane, Nordstrom or Forever 21, mix up your look with some styles from across the pond. To help you think outside the U.S., we’ve rounded up 15 British clothing brand that’ll ship to America. Take a look below at our favorite stores: Kind of like the UK-based version of […]