Day: January 10, 2021

Carbon Engineering’s Tech Will Suck Carbon From the Sky

“It’s not enough to slash greenhouse gas emissions,” warns a new article in IEEE Spectrum (shared by schwit1). “Experts say we need direct-air capture of atmospheric carbon.” West Texas is a hydrocarbon hot spot, with thousands of wells pumping millions of barrels of oil and billions of cubic feet of natural gas from the Permian…

CES 2021: Lenovo launches ThinkPad X12 Detachable

Lenovo’s first ThinkPad detachable in years, the company said. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Samsung’s busy 2021 starts with CES and Galaxy S21 launch – CNET

The Korean giant adjusted to the new reality of 2020. This year, it needs to be bolder and it all starts this week. …read more Source:: CNet

ESP8266 Socket is a Snap-Fit, Breadboard-Friendly Wonder

It all started with wanting to program an ESP-12 variant of an ESP8266 module without involving any solder. Displeased with all the socket offerings on Thingiverse, [tweeto] set out to design their own breadboard-friendly snap-fit socket. This certainly looks like a handy solution. All you have to do is print the thing, add all the…

Rediscovering RISC-V: Apple M1 Sparks Renewed Interest in Non-x86 Architecture

“With the runaway success of the new ARM-based M1 Macs, non-x86 architectures are getting their closeup,” explains a new article at ZDNet. “RISC-V is getting the most attention from system designers looking to horn-in on Apple’s recipe for high performance. Here’s why…” RISC-V is, like x86 and ARM, an instruction set architecture (ISA). Unlike x86…

A virtual CES 2021 means we can’t even meet these robots in person – CNET

But we’re looking forward to meeting them all at a later, safer date. …read more Source:: CNet

Samsung’s even slimmer The Frame TV returns to CES 2021, disguised as wall art – CNET

The 2021 version of Samsung’s unique TV-as-art measures just 24.9mm thick to hug your wall even more closely. …read more Source:: CNet

Tech CEO Apologizes After His Arrest Over Capitol Hill Protests

“Turning digital data into profit,” is the slogan of Cognesia, a data analytics company whose client list includes Visa, Rolls-Royce, and Toys ‘R’ Us. Now Variety reports: Brad Rukstales, the chief executive of a Chicago-area company that provides data-marketing solutions, said he was arrested Wednesday after he entered the U.S. Capitol alongside a mob of…

For CES 2021, Samsung’s new refrigerators embrace the custom aesthetic trend – CNET

New for the US at CES, the Bespoke line of Samsung refrigerators let you mix and match colors, materials and finishes for each of the four doors. …read more Source:: CNet

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: Premium at a better price (and better battery life?) – CNET

Samsung’s new Chrome OS 2-in-1, announced ahead of CES 2021, brings the price down without sacrificing style. …read more Source:: CNet