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Engineer who moved Mac to Intel turned down for Genius Bar job

JK Scheinberg, the Apple engineer who worked more than 20 years with the company and persuaded Steve Jobs to port the Mac from PowerPC to Intel processors, was reportedly turned down for a Genius Bar job at the Apple store.<p>The incident took place in 2008, when Scheinberg was 54, and feeling …

Apple Store

Google's finally selling its $85 Chromebit dongle, but you should buy the Remix Mini instead

Cast your mind way, way back to March this year – a virtual eternity in tech – and Google’s launch of the Chromebit, a small PC-on-a-dongle built in conjunction with Asus.<p>Now, finally, the device is going on sale, priced from just $85.<p>That’s pretty cheap for what is essentially a portable PC that …

Intel puts new ultra-fast 3D memory into production

Faster, smaller memory flash memory is coming. Intel is announcing the 3D architecture they’ve developed in partnership with Micron is entering production, and will be in testing later this year.<p>The tech was first announced back in March (but had no branding; it’s now being called ‘3D XPoint), and …

Machine Learning

Tears in rain? Why Blade Runner is timeless

It’s entirely apt that a film dedicated to replication should exist in multiple versions; there is not one <i>Blade Runner</i>, but seven. Though opinions on which is best vary and every edition has its partisans, the definitive rendering of Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian film is most likely <i>The Final Cut</i> …

Science Fiction

NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft (That You've Likely Never Heard Of)

NASA is about to launch a new spaceship into orbit, and Mallory Loe has never heard of it.<p>"I mean, technically, NASA doesn't have another spaceship, do they?" she asks incredulously during a visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.<p>She's hardly the only one who …