Smartphones The best cheap phones you can buy in 2020 The 10 best smartphones of 2020: 5G powers the top contenders 10 best smartphones not made in China Contact tracing: COVID-19 panacea or privacy nightmare? (ZDNet YouTube) Phones under $200: Our top picks (CNET) How to keep your smartphone clean during the coronavirus (TechRepublic) … [Read more...] about I went to buy a Google Pixel 3A. T-Mobile tried to put me off
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Beyond that, I've got one other recommendation: Iain Pears' sprawling 1997 novel, An Instance of the Fingerpost. Part historical murder mystery, part philosophical rumination on the unreliability of human memory and personal narratives—aka the "Rashomon effect" after Akira Kurosawa's classic 1950 film— the novel remains one of my all-time favorite reads that I return to every few years. The title refers to a quote from Francis Bacon, who held that all evidence is fallible, and yet there can be "one instance of a fingerpost that points in one direction only, and allows of no other possibility." … [Read more...] about Ars’ summer reading guide for our very surreal summer
"On a standard GPU, you couldn't go to a very large image size before you fill up all of the SRAM" on the chip, said Liu. "And so you would have to go to distributed training, and you might have to go to distributed model parallelism, which is very difficult." Liu was referring to the technique of breaking a neural network into many components that each run in parallel on a separate chip. … [Read more...] about ‘We are doing in a few months what would normally take a drug development process years to do’: DoE’s Argonne Labs battles COVID-19 with AI
Galaxy S10: A 6.1-inch edge model sports an ultrawide camera, Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner and Infinity display. The memory and storage configurations are 6GB RAM and 128GB storage or 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. Keep in mind that a MicroSD card can support up to 512GB of storage to get you to 1 terabyte. Galaxy S10 Plus: This 6.4-inch edge model starts at $999 and offers more configuration options. Memory configurations are 8GB RAM with 128GB of storage or 8GB RAM with 512GB of storage. There's also a 12GB RAM and 1TB storage option. Toss in a 512GB MicroSD card and the high-end Galaxy S10 Plus can deliver 1.5GB of storage. Battery is 4,100 mAh. … [Read more...] about Galaxy S10: Which model should you buy?
Know your codenames Codename and year Process Prominent consumer CPU branding Tick/tock Westmere (2010) 32nm Core i3/i5/i7 Tick (new process) Sandy Bridge (2011) 32nm Second-generation Core i3/i5/i7 Tock (new architecture) Ivy Bridge (2012) 22nm Third-generation Core i3/i5/i7 Tick Haswell (2013) 22nm Fourth-generation Core i3/i5/i7 Tock Broadwell (2014/2015) 14nm Fifth-generation Core i3/i5/i7, Core M Tick Skylake (2015?) 14nm TBA Tock That said, you may encounter better performance if you're doing things that use 100 percent of your CPU for an extended period of time. Base clock speeds are up quite a bit compared to equivalent Haswell CPUs (2.4GHz for an i7-5600U, for example, compared to 1.8GHz for an i7-4600U and 2.0GHz for an i7-4610U). This implies that, once you've run out of thermal headroom to Turbo Boost, the speed that the CPU falls back to will be higher than it would be in an equivalent Haswell system. It's a small change, but there you go. … [Read more...] about Broadwell U arrives: Faster laptop CPUs and GPUs from Core i7 to Celeron