It doesn't look particularly exciting: after all, it's just an innocuous box. But it's something that could soon become ubiquitous for delivery drivers, courier companies and transportation fleets — and insurance companies are going to love it.
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Video: Kurzgesagt has a neat new explainer: "How small is an atom?" I watched it. It does a great job at giving you an idea of how small atoms are and how they work. But it doesn't matter, because my brain just plainly refuses to believe any of this. Hulk head hurt. Hulk smash atoms. Oops, Hulk make nuclear detonation.
Just a couple of months ago, Intel's new 4th generation processors helped laptops get a whole lot better. Now Intel's trying to work the same magic on mobile. Meet Bay Trail, a new flavour of chips designed specifically to make Windows 8 and Android tablets more awesome.
Windows 8 hardware sales are off to a slow start as shoppers scratch their heads over Microsoft's new operating system and flock to low-cost tablets instead. Could a souped-up netbook save the day? The latest hybrids powered by Intel Atom processors promise the best of both worlds: the versatility of a laptop combined with the portability of a touch screen slate. But now that we've tested a couple of these detachables, I've concluded that the folks who price these things are detached from reality.
Ohio State University researchers have captured the first-ever images of atoms moving within a molecule using a novel technique that turns one of the molecules own electrons into a kind of flash bulb. The technique has yielded a new way of imaging molecules, but could one day help scientists to intimately control chemical reactions at the atomic scale.
We already knew that there were versions of Honeycomb being written for Intel's Atom hardware. Google and Intel are taking the relationship to the next step; all future versions of Android will run on and be optimised for Intel chips. Intel processors in Android phones. Intel processors in Android tablets. This is big.
MeeGo sure has changed a lot since when we first got a good look at it, and regardless of how you feel about the changes, lets hope that the adjustments indicate a broad release is near. And in the meantime, let's sit back and appreciate our first look at the Oak Trail (Atom Z670 1.5GHz processor) reference tablet that the MeeGo's running on.
Intel's inability to crack the mobile market has been a growing blemish on their record, an increasingly sore spot that's seen the processor giant sit out the biggest new product category since the laptop. Sure, there have been tablets with Intel inside, but they've been solidly second-rate battery suckers. So how will intel catch up? By throwing Moore's law out the window, and upgrading its Atom processor at unprecedented speeds.
Windows on a tablet is crap. But the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series is the exception that proves the rule. Mostly because it has a slide out qwerty keyboard, transforming it from tablet to laptop in seconds.
Intel's promised dual-core Atom processors are finally coming to a netbook near you. The N550 will help battery life a bit and may improve 720p video playback, but by all accounts it's not going to magically turn netbooks into fully functional PCs. Still, you're getting DDR3 memory and easier Hulu watching - two things I certainly wouldn't turn down.