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Xbox Series X previews show off loading time improvements and more

Eyeing up a Microsoft Xbox Series X and want to know how quickly it loads all your old games? Recent benchmarks by a series of media outlets have demonstrated that it's pretty speedy.Various sites including The Verge have been provided with preview units of the Xbox Series X but, curiously, so far they've only been…

Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S is surprisingly small in size and price

The new Xbox Series S is surprisingly small, both in terms of its $299 price and its dimensions. I’ve been playing around with a nonfunctional Xbox Series S this week, and I’m genuinely surprised Microsoft has managed to fit the same Xbox Series X CPU and lots of other next-gen technology into something that uses…

Factsheet: The “Series” of funding African startups need for growth

You are reading Factsheet, our series of specific guides on experiencing and using technology platforms in Africa. Whether you are looking for knowledge on getting your African film on Netflix, raising a seed round or finishing an online design course, we are covering all that. — Iroko evokes a certain immensity. Slap that name on…

Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series vs GeForce RTX 20-series: Full spec comparison

That's an awful lot of CUDA cores. Nvidia Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Nvidia took the wraps off its GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards on Tuesday, and they’re brimming with all sorts of new technology to push frame rates and visual fidelity further…
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Trinamix’s molecular sensing lets smartphones assess the best cosmetics for your skin

Trinamix has created molecular sensing technology that lets you use your smartphone to test which cosmetics would be best for your skin. But that’s just one of the potential applications. The Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company is talking about the technology at the Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 event. While it’s not the first to come up…
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Podcast: Facial recognition is quietly being used to control access to housing and social services

Facial recognition technology is being deployed in housing projects, homeless shelters, schools, even across entire cities—usually without much fanfare or discussion. To some, this represents a critical technology for helping vulnerable communities gain access to social services. For others, it’s a flagrant invasion of privacy and violation of human dignity. In this episode, we speak…

Teardown Preview

Price: £18.49Developer: Tuxedo LabsPublisher: Tuxedo LabsRelease: Out Now (Early Access Alpha)Teardown is a prime example of how technology is nothing without design. This knockabout heist-simulator is powered by a fantastic Voxel engine that makes the game’s environments entirely destructible. Walls, windows, rooftops, even vehicles can shatter into innumerable pieces when the right amount of force…

How AI-powered video compression could make an honest man out of Elon Musk

“LIDAR is a fool’s errand. Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed. Doomed! Expensive sensors that are unnecessary. It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them, it’s ridiculous, you’ll see.” Elon Musk, April 2019. Tesla’s approach to driverless vehicle technology has…

China to bridge tech gap for seniors, Meituan posts strong Q3 results: Retailheads

A man takes a morning walk in Shanghai on March 22, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Cassidy McDonald) China launched a new initiative last week to help seniors bridge the digital technology divide. Meituan posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30. An e-commerce subsidiary of Chinese omni-channel retailer Suning completed its RMB 6 billion ($912…