To ensure a level playing field, each entrant will be given exactly same racing car — the new-generation Dallara IL-15, powered by Mazda’s 2.0-liter turbocharged MZR-R four-cylinder engine. This leaves competitors to create the all-important autonomous software that will guide their car around the track. … [Read more...] about Million-dollar driverless racing challenge coming to Indianapolis
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At the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show, we expect to see a fleet of these devices that aim to help the hard of hearing in ways that were simply unimaginable a decade ago and make the world a better place, a concept we call Tech for Change. Crucial to that are the enormous advances made in recent years in artificial intelligence. Take Oticon for example, a company that’s unveiling what it says is the first new hearing aid to have a deep neural network embedded within the hearing aid chip itself. … [Read more...] about Tech for Change: Can new gadgets at CES 2021 solve hearing loss?
The popularity of games like Among Us, Fortnite, and Minecraft before that, have shown the appetite for simple, straight-forward games that don’t need high-performance machines to run. Why does “simple” seem to be winning right now? “I think it says gameplay is such a huge thing for people. For a long time, we went through this ‘gaming arms race’ of who can the higher-fidelity graphics, the crazy [light] ray treatments — that whole thing existed because of the arms race of gaming. I think we’ve gotten to a point now where people say, ‘Ok, yeah. It’s super pretty, but…’” But when you look at something like Among Us, with its simple design, it’s 100% about the interaction between people.” And during a global pandemic, the importance of those relationships and interactions can’t be overstated. … [Read more...] about DrLupo shares how gamers worked together to raise over $2M for St. Jude
In Michael Lewis’ excellent nonfiction book Flash Boys, about the world of high-frequency trading, millisecond advantages translate into millions of dollars. Not quite as much money is at stake in the world of competitive online gaming, but as anyone who has even played a casual game of Fortnite will know, gaming rewards reaction times. The faster, the better. … [Read more...] about ‘Impulse’ controller reads your muscle signals to click before your fingers move
The smartphone business isn’t exactly the most eco-friendly. Companies have been working to correct that in recent years, like through programs that disassemble and reuse the metals inside of our phones, but there’s still a long way to go. Samsung has announced an alternative solution to the problem, though — the new Galaxy Upcycling at Home initiative that envisions your old Galaxy phones as smart home devices. … [Read more...] about Samsung’s new upcycling program turns your old phone into a SmartThings device