Powered by artificial intelligence, technology tracks bird activity at solar facilities

Sep 22, 2022

Argonne model detects moving objects (green boxes) and tracks their movements (blue lines). Non-bird objects (e.g., shadow and reflection) are filtered out prior to activity classification. Credit: (Image by Argonne National Laboratory). Near-real-time data on avian-solar interactions will help the energy industry understand risks and opportunities for wildlife at solar energy plants. How does an array of solar panels change a habitat? The question is complex—and increasingly impor ...read more

LG Rollable Video Has Fans Demanding The Phone Brand Return To Android

Sep 22, 2022

DANIEL CONSTANTE/Shutterstock For over a decade, LG was among the world's top smartphone makers, and it was known for its wide selection of mobile phones. Even though the company didn't reach the same heights in popularity as its compatriot Samsung, at its peak, LG made some very compelling smartphones. Among the most notable models developed by the Korean company are the LG G Flex, the LG G Series, and the camera-centric V series flagship devices. LG's most notable release of r ...read more

Xiaomi and Realme mull over their own Dynamic Islands

Sep 22, 2022

(Pocket-lint) - Apple's Dynamic Island is a genius software solution to an otherwise unsightly pill-shaped camera cutout. Using software to turn an eyesore into a killer feature is downright design brilliance and it quickly won the hearts of Apple fans the world over. In fact, it's so popular, that Android brands are looking to get in on the action, too. Both Xiaomi and Realme have asked their user base if they should implement their take on Dynamic Island for Android. President of Xiaomi China ...read more

Google Confirms Pixel 7 Pre-Order Date in New Teaser Video

Sep 22, 2022

News @xguntherc Sep 21, 2022, 12:21 pm EDT | 1 min read Google After a surprise teaser back in May, Google is ready to announce its new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones at an event on October 6th. However, this week we also learned you’ll be able to pre-order your new phone the same day. While this move isn’t all that surprising, considering Google offered day-one pre-orders last year, the company confirmed as much in a silly new Pixel 7 Pro “first imp ...read more

The New Space Force Anthem Has Social Media Laughing

Sep 22, 2022

Eric Dietrich/USAF The United States Space Force, despite all of its good intentions, has been the butt of jokes since its inception. "Star Trek" fans were riled after seeing the military division's emblem and the blue suits. The name Guardians for unit members was ridiculed for being silly and video game-y. Then came a Steve Carell-led TV series of the same name, which brutally trolled the Space Force. Well, the space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces now has an anthem, a ...read more

Pokémon Go creator launches WebAR kit to kickstart the "real world" metaverse

Sep 22, 2022

(Pocket-lint) - Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon Go and the forthcoming Marvel World of Heroes, has launched a tool for developers to help them add augmented reality features to in-browser experiences. It's a move it hopes will help kickstart what it calls the "real world" metaverse. Lightship VPS for Web is a tool that uses Niantic's visual positioning system technology to understand where a user is in the world and give them access to locational, relevant information. Developers can use ...read more

Nvidia CEO’s response to the EVGA controversy may surprise you

Sep 22, 2022

Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, spoke about the recent controversy regarding Nvidia and EVGA. As a reminder, EVGA has made a grand exit from the GPU market, citing Nvidia’s treatment of it as the reason. According to Huang, the situation was much less dire than it initially seemed, and Nvidia tried to shield its partners from the uncertainties of the current market. Nvidia Nvidia has had a turbulent week or so. First, EVGA announced that it would stop making GPUs, and reports say that N ...read more

Use a Wi-Fi Guest Network? Check These Settings

Sep 22, 2022

Netgear Guest networks are a great Wi-Fi router feature, but if you’re using a guest network in your home, be sure you’re using it safely and effectively. Here’s what you need to know. Settings Vary, So Read Your Manual We can’t possibly cover every variation of settings and the presence of said settings (or lack thereof) on a particular router, but we can go over settings and concepts you should be aware of. Whether you access your router interface through a smartphone app or usi ...read more

Best laptop deals: Top picks from budget to extreme

Sep 22, 2022

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the tsunami wave of laptop deals surging your way, don’t sweat it. Whether you’re looking for a powerful gaming machine for those late-night gaming sessions or a budget-friendly Chromebook for schoolwork, we’ve got a wide array of options to chose from. The team at PCWorld has been combing through all the major retailers on a daily basis to find the best laptop deals money can buy. We’re seeing epic discounts on high-end gaming ...read more

Batteries, community spirit help California fight heat wave

Sep 22, 2022

California has abundant solar energy, harnessing a growing amount of the rays that land on its rooftops, but when the sun sets, there can be a shortfall. Dire predictions of blackouts in California during a fearsome heat wave this month never came to pass, with technology—and a dose of community spirit—helping the creaking grid through its most testing period ever. The mercury topped 110 Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) on consecutive days, as a thrumming heat dome parked itself over the ...read more