Mac’s first 100 days prove a roaring success: Today in Apple history

May 3, 1984: Apple marks the all-important first 100 days of Mac sales, signaling whether the product launch is a hit with customers. The results outstrip even Steve Jobs’ most optimistic targets. Unfortunately, not everything is as positive as it seems following the successful Mac launch. Original Macintosh launch It’s easy to forget today, but … Read more

Amazfit’s new low-cost wearable packs in a big display and 26 days of battery life

Fitness tech brand Zepp Health has quietly launched a new, low-cost smartwatch: the Amazfit Bip 5 Unity. As the name suggests, it resembles the previous Bip 5 model with a few design changes and most of the same features. A few were cut from the mid-range wearable. The Bip 5 Unity is slimmer than its … Read more

Samsung is making its top executives work six days a week

Samsung has shifted to “emergency mode” and is now asking executives to work six days per week. The news, revealed in a report by The Korea Economic Daily, comes as the company battles ongoing business challenges. The company-wide policy affects executives and top managers across Samsung’s various divisions. Recent disappointing financial results in 2023 saw … Read more

Want to break the geekiest world record of them all? Here’s how engineers spent 75 days to calculate Pi to 105 trillion digits — just in time for Pi day

Engineers at StorageReview decided to do something incredibly geeky for this year’s Pi day (March 14 – 3/14) – beat their own record for calculating Pi. Considering that the previous record, achieved last year, was 100 trillion digits, the challenge was no mean feat. While – spoiler alert – they smashed the record, it did … Read more

Is the AI GPU the new mainframe? New open source tech allows users to ‘timeshare’ GPU resources for AI purposes for free — reminiscent of the days where scarce resources fosted computing elitism

Without an efficient way to squeeze additional computing power from existing infrastructure, organizations are often forced to purchase additional hardware or delay projects. This can lead to longer wait times for results and potentially losing out to competitors. This problem is compounded by the rise of AI workloads which require a high GPU compute load. … Read more

First pig liver transplanted into a person lasts for 10 days

Organs from genetically modified pigs could help keep patients alive while they are awaiting a human donor.Credit: Feature China/Future Publishing via Getty In a milestone for the transplantation of animal organs into people, a 50-year-old clinically dead man in China has become the first person to receive a liver from a pig. With consent from … Read more

Amazon Big Spring Sale office chair deals: the Spring Deal Days have arrived

Amazon Big Spring Sale office chair deals (Image credit: Collin Probst // Future) 1. Retailers2. Deals3. FAQs Looking for the best Amazon Big Spring Sale office chair deals? Throughout the five-day shopping event, we’ll be here monitoring the best value, the biggest price-drops, and unmissable bargains. The Amazon Big Spring Sale, also known as Spring … Read more

Get amazing offers on Galaxy S24 Ultra during Galaxy Ultra Days in India

Samsung has announced Galaxy Ultra Days in India. During this promotional event, the company is offering the Galaxy S24 Ultra with three benefits worth INR 18,720 in total, making this a great chance for you to buy the smartphone. Let’s take a look at the benefits. First up is an instant discount of INR 6,000 … Read more

Firm headed by legendary chip architect behind AMD Zen finally releases first hardware — days after being selected to build the future of AI in Japan, Tenstorrent unveils Grayskull, its RISC-V answer to GPUs

Tenstorrent, the firm led by legendary chip architect Jim Keller, the mastermind behind AMD‘s Zen architecture and Tesla’s original self-driving chip, has launched its first hardware. Grayskull is a RISC-V alternative to GPUs that is designed to be easier to program and scale, and reportedly excels at handling run-time sparsity and conditional computation. Off the back … Read more

159 days of solitude: how loneliness haunts astronauts

In 2010, astronaut Cady Coleman left her husband and young son to go into space.Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Space: The Longest Goodbye Greenwich Entertainment Directed by Ido Mizrahy Neither NASA nor the Chinese space agency are probably consulting screenwriters as they develop their plans to send humans to the Moon and Mars. But they need to … Read more