Juan Diego Pinillos

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Nvidia Addresses Google's Comparison Of Machine Learning Chips

Last week Google released a paper that compared the speed and efficiency of their first-generation Tensor processing unit (TPU) with a central processing unit (CPU) from Intel and a graphics processing unit (GPU) from Nvidia. The TPU was markedly faster and more efficient than either the GPU or the …

Machine Learning

Radiohead: The band's 10 best songs

Indie Music

What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.<p>From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail.<p>There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, …

eCommerce

Elvis Costello's 40 best songs

Music

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

Pen power: China closer to ballpoint success

<b>It has sent rockets into space, produced millions of the world's smartphones and built high-speed trains. But until now, one bit of manufacturing had perhaps unexpectedly eluded China: the ballpoint pen.</b><p>A year ago Premier Li Keqiang went on national television and bemoaned the failure of his …

China

Lithuania splurges on its largest ever military purchase, amid heighened Russia fears

The 386 million euro purchase of 88 armored fighting vehicles is Lithuania 's largest military purchase ever. The deal comes amid growing tensions in …

The $99 Android laptop: Smartphone-powered Superbook to ship next year after $3m Kickstarter success

The crowdfunding campaign for Andronium's Superbook laptop shell has ended, raising $3m in funding to bring the project to life.<p>A project to create a …

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when …

Apple's 2017 Curved OLED iPhone to Be a New Premium Model

Apple is planning to release at least three new iPhones next year, including a high-end model with a 5.5-inch-or-larger OLED display that is curved on both sides like Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge, according to <i>Nikkei</i>. The other two models are said to be 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models with flat LCD …

New Visualizations Show A Moon’s Trippy Path Through Saturn’s Rings

Those ripples are a normal feature of Daphnis’s orbit<p>Saturn’s moon Daphnis is only five miles in diameter, but its orbit can still make some waves.<p>The tiny moon travels within the Keeler Gap, a space about 26 miles wide in Saturn’s A ring, keeping it clear. It also causes the edges of the gap to …

Automobile Design Graphics brings you the car dealer brochures of yesteryear

Car dealerships are beginning to use virtuality reality to sell their vehicles, but once upon a time, sealing the deal required carmakers to pass out printed matter. The folded car dealer brochure was a carefully planned work of artful design intended to show the promise and prestige of the newest …

Mad Men

Google's Next Big Android Update Is Launching Today

Google is bringing its new version of Android to certain Nexus devices starting Monday, the company just announced.<p>Developers have been able to use …

55 Movies to Watch This Fall

<i>Hopefully, you’ve had a few minutes to play around with our Fall Entertainment Generator. But if you’re looking for straight and simple lists of</i> …

Tom Hanks

Revealed: the secret to making amazing truffles

Most chefs have a touch of the science geek about them. One thing I enjoy about my job is experimenting with flavours and processes and coming up with original ideas that separate my food from the pack. This week, I’m going to share a chocolate truffle-making technique that will allow you to …

Dessert

Remarkable things you didn't know about the ocean liner Queen Mary

The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner will screen on BBC Four at 9pm tonight. Here are a few things you probably didn't know about the retired ship, which is now a hotel and museum - and an account of a recent stay on board.<p>20 fascinating facts about Queen Mary<p>Built in Clydebank at a cost of £3.5m …

Dining Rooms

Curiosity Snaps Mars Panorama, Looks Like Earth

A panoramic view from the surface of Mars shows brown and copper-colored plateaus and buttes, reminiscent of desert regions in the southwest United …

Jet Propulsion

Album of mugshots and signatures of Adolf Hitler's henchmen unearthed after 70 years

A unique album of mugshots and signatures that helped bring scores of Nazi war criminals to justice has been unearthed more than 70 years later.<p>The gallery, like a Who's Who of Hitler's henchmen involved in the Holocaust, was assembled by an Allied intelligence officer whose job was to interrogate …

World History

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

Cannabis

Why Elizabethan England was obsessed with Islam

<i>At war with Catholic Europe, Elizabethan England turned to the Ottomans, finds Jeremy Seal</i><p>On a May morning in 1570 a papal bull, nailed to the door of the Bishop of London’s palace, sealed Protestant England’s break with Catholic Europe. But the excommunication of Elizabeth I had another …

Henry Viii

Samsung and Huawei fingerprint scanners can be fooled using an inkjet printer

Fingerprint sensors used to secure smartphones can be fooled with something as simple as a inkjet printer, researchers from Michigan State University have shown.<p>A Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Huawei Honor 7 were unlocked successfully using a fingerprint printed using a standard inkjet printer loaded …

Information Systems

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal.<p>The announcement, which …

North Korea

Legalising cannabis in UK 'would raise £1billion a year in taxes'

New study suggests legalising the sale of cannabis in specialist shops would reduce the harm done to users and society<p>Legalising the sale of cannabis in specialist shops could raise £1billion in tax revenues while reducing the harm done to users, a new study has found.<p>A panel of experts including …

UK condemns China for 'physical mistreatment' of British diplomats

Security officials manhandled journalists and diplomats outside trial of Pu Zhiqiang, the human rights lawyer, sparking international row<p>Britain has delivered a stinging rebuke to China after authorities shoved British diplomats and journalists away from the trial of a prominent human rights …

Xprize Offers $7 Million For Robots to Explore the Ocean Floor

What hides in the deep recesses of our planet's oceans? Manned and automated efforts combined have only mapped a small percentage of them, prompting Xprize and partners to offer $7 million for robotic exploration platforms.<p>"Our oceans cover two-thirds of our planet’s surface and are a crucial …

Seafloor

Fish Stocks Are Struggling To Rebound. Why Climate Change Is On The Hook

For anyone paying attention, it's no secret there's a lot of weird stuff going on in the oceans right now. We've got a monster El Nino looming in the Pacific. Ocean acidification is prompting hand wringing among oyster lovers. Migrating fish populations have caused tensions between countries over …

Aquaculture

NASA Is Now Accepting Applications For New Astronauts

Start filling out those forms<p>If you've ever dreamed of being an astronaut, today's the day! NASA just posted the coolest job listing ever, and anyone with the right qualifications can apply to be an Astronaut Candidate. Awesome.<p>Those qualifications are pretty strict. In order to apply, you have …

‘Batman V Superman’ May Have A Secret Villain That’s Even More Threatening Than Doomsday

For months, it was rumored that Superman-killer himself Doomsday would be showing up in <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, and the movie’s latest trailer confirmed it. That said, this cinematic version of Doomsday is still somewhat shrouded in mystery.<p>We know the new Doomsday is somehow created by …

Alfa Romeo could return to F1, says Marchionne | Reuters

(Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler could bring the Alfa Romeo brand back to Formula One as a competitor to Ferrari, chief executive Sergio Marchionne said on Monday.<p>FCA Chief Executive and Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne speaks during an interview at the New York Stock Exchange October 21, 2015. …

Alfa Romeo

Reddit’s Official Android App Is Coming Soon

If you’ve been using third-party apps or the mobile version of Reddit on your Android device, you’ll be happy to know that the company is finally going to offer an official app for the platform.<p>Over on Reddit last week, the team shared the news:<p>Hi everyone! I’m the product manager for native mobile …