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Nintendo's NES Classic outsold Xbox One and PS4 in June

June was a pretty great month for Nintendo, as it was the month's top-selling games publisher; <i>Mario Tennis Aces</i> was the biggest-selling title even <i>without</i> counting its digital sales. And, because we'll never not want to play <i>Super Mario Bros.</i>, more people bought the NES Classic Edition than any other …

Retrogaming

A full Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket: The GPD Pocket2

This Pocket2 is a hybrid between a phone and a PC that packs the same processor as Microsoft's $799 Surface Pro.<p>If you're looking for a full Windows …

Windows 10

CeramicSpeed debuts groundbreaking DrivEn drivetrain

<i>Bicycle drivetrains have steadily improved over the years, covering shifting precision and smoothness, friction, noise, weight, and what have you.</i> …

Microsoft details secret ‘pocketable’ Surface device in leaked email

A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC<p>Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years. Codenamed Andromeda, the device has appeared in patents, reports, and in operating system references multiple times and will include a …

AMD Threadripper 2990X Revealed: Leaked Benchmarks Show 32-Core Shockingly Fast Performance

We might finally know the name and first Cinebench scores of AMD's highly-anticipated 32-core Threadripper CPU, which the company revealed at the recent Computex trade show. If leaked CPU-Z images found on www.hkepc.com by Wccftech are true, it will be called the Threadripper 2990X and appears to …

Ultra-capacitor hybrid radically boosts power and efficiency of lithium batteries

Nawa Technologies' core product is a new type of carbon ultra-capacitor with a set of remarkable advantages over typical lithium-ion battery …

Tesla Roadster may offer SpaceX package with actual rockets

Yes, you read that correctly. Elon Musk has followed up on remarks from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting (not to mention more cryptic hints in November) with a statement that the new Roadster's previously mentioned "SpaceX option package" will include 10 small rocket thrusters strung around the …

This is the first 7nm GPU, equipped with 32GB of memory

Targeting deep learning applications first, but eventually coming to gaming rigs as well<p>Like any good nerd, AMD likes numbers. After outgunning Intel’s 28-core CPU announcement with its own 32-core Threadripper, AMD this morning also took a major step forward by demonstrating the world’s first 7nm …

Machine Learning

1985 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ40

Legacy Overland is the specialist in creating upgraded versions of classic Toyota, Mercedes, and Range and Land Rover SUVs and trucks. This 1985 …

Quantum computers are weirder and more powerful than we thought

One of the biggest theoretical problems in quantum computing – just how much they differ from ordinary computers – has now been solved. The results …

Nvidia’s mini supercomputer is the fastest single computer humanity has built

Nvidia has laid claim to building the “fastest single computer humanity has ever created,” by linking up 16 of its Volta-generation Tesla V100 …

Magnax prepares to manufacture radically high-powered, compact axial flux electric motor

It might not have the romance of combustion engine tuning, but it seems a bit of a battle is brewing to develop the kinds of high-performance motors …

Arduino Just Introduced an FPGA Board, Announces Debugging and Better Software

Today ahead of the Bay Area Maker Faire, Arduino has announced a bevy of new boards that bring modern features and modern chips to the Arduino …

Open Source Calculator Teaches us about Quality Documentation

Graphing calculators are one of those funny markets that never seem to change. Standardized testing has created a primordial stew of regulatory …

Standardized Testing

3D Printering: Which Raspberry Pi is Best at Slicing in Octoprint?

OctoPrint is arguably the ultimate tool for remote 3D printer control and monitoring. Whether you simply want a way to send G-Code to your printer …

AMD is gearing up for 7-nanometer CPUs and graphics cards

Intel recently told investors that its 10-nanometer "Cannon Lake" chips won't be ready until 2019, but by then, it might get leapfrogged by its PC arch-rival. AMD told investors that it's sampling next-gen Zen 2 processors with 7-nanometer tech in preparation for a launch in 2019. The company is …

Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data

Battery degradation is one of the biggest concerns for electric car owners and potential buyers, but data from Tesla battery packs have been very reassuring so far.<p>Now the latest data shows less than 10% degradation of the energy capacity after over 160,000 miles on Tesla’s battery packs.<p>A group of …

Electric Vehicles

Turn a Raspberry Pi 3 into a desktop PC | ZDNet

Building a Raspberry Pi 3 powered desktop PC<p>Assuming you have a Raspberry Pi 3 -- and the new Model B+ is perfect for this -- then what you need to …

Samsung unveils world’s largest SSD with whopping 30TB of storage

It’s the most memory ever crammed into a 2.5-inch form factor — enough to store 5,700 full HD movies<p>Samsung has unveiled the world’s largest solid state drive — an unassuming-looking bit of kit that boasts a whopping 30.72 terabytes of storage. It’s the most storage ever crammed into the 2.5-inch …

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

<b>Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon.</b><p>The team used microwave energy to align two electron particles suspended in silicon, then used them to perform a set of test calculations.<p>By using silicon, the scientists hope that …

Quantum Computing

Lockheed's 'Son of Blackbird' spy plane might already be here

The Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most recognizable aircraft designs in history. Few other planes have captured the public's attention and imagination in quite the same way as the SR-71 has since it was declassified in 1990 (nearly 30 years after it entered service). And though …

Aviation

2018 HPC Typhoon Pro E-Bike

Hi-Power Cycles' Typhoon Pro is an offroad juggernaut, ready to tackle any terrain you can throw at it. Based on the backbone frame from the base …

Meet the selfie drone that lives in your phone case

Imagine you and a group of friends are at the peak of a mountain after a long hike. It's sunset and the sky is alight; you want to take a photo. You pull out your smartphone, but instead of flipping it around to take a long-armed selfie, you unclip a tiny drone from the back of your phone, make it …

750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory - ExtremeTech

By on November 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s often a challenge for …

How you can use Python to build your own CNC controller and 3D printer

This article discusses the process I used to build the first ever CNC machine controller implementation on pure Python.<p>Computer numerical control …

Microcontroller

Walmart tests shelf-scanning robots in 50-plus stores

You may have seen stores deploy shelf-scanning robots before, but they're about to get one of their largest real-world tests to date. Walmart is expanding a shelf-scanning robot trial run to 50 additional stores, including some in its home state of Arkansas. Machines from Bossa Nova Robotics will …

Start Your Engines: PCI Express 4.0 Standard Officially Released - ExtremeTech

By on October 26, 2017 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As of now, the PCI Express 4.0 …

TVs are about to get bigger. Way bigger.

Images are about to quadruple in size. Here's how they'll look.<p><i>Muppet Babies</i> probably looked plenty clear on the 20-inch standard-definition TV that sat in the corner of Mom’s living room in the late ’80s. That relatively low-res picture had the equivalent of 25 pixels of image data per inch; blow …

Living Rooms

Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor - ExtremeTech

By on September 21, 2017 at 8:12 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Self-driving cars are a major …

Dell’s 8K monitor is stunningly ahead of its time

Buggy and beautiful<p>Dell’s UltraSharp UP3218K display is from the future. Usually, that’s a compliment around these parts, but on this rare occasion, I find myself ill at ease with this fragment from a time that is not yet upon us. With a native resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, this is the first widely …