New benchmarks reveal just how powerful the new Apple M4 chip is

Recently posted benchmarks have revealed how capable the brand-new Apple M4 chip is in terms of single-core performance, outpacing even the best processors on the market.  As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, there’s a new champion in the Geekbench 6 CPU benchmarks as the iPad Pro line featuring the M4 chip actually beat out the previously … Read more

Powerful ‘nanopore’ DNA sequencing method tackles proteins too

A nanopore sequencing device is typically used for sequencing DNA and RNA.Credit: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg/Getty With its fast analyses and ultra-long reads, nanopore sequencing has transformed genomics, transcriptomics and epigenomics. Now, thanks to advances in nanopore design and protein engineering, protein analysis using the technique might be catching up. “All the pieces are there to start … Read more

Logic Pro updates bring powerful new tools for music-makers

Upgraded versions of Logic Pro for iPad and Mac will give musicians and music producers new tools for crafting killer tracks. New features in Apple’s pro audio software — Logic Pro for iPad 2 and Logic Pro for Mac 11 — include: Session Players, which puts virtual musicians in the mix. Stem Splitter, which producers … Read more

A US supercomputer with 8,000 Intel Xeon CPUs and 300TB of RAM is being auctioned — 160th most powerful computer in the world has some maintenance issues though and will cost thousands per day to run

The Cheyenne supercomputer, based at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was ranked as the 20th most powerful computer in the world in 2016 – but now it’s up for sale through the US General Services Administration (GSA). By November 2023, the 5.34-petaflops system’s ranking had slipped to 160th in the world, but … Read more

Hands on: The Hisense U9N 4K TV is mini-LED taken to the max, with powerful built-in Dolby Atmos sound too – Samsung should be worried

Hisense just announced its new Hisense U9N series mini-LED TVs, and as part of that announcement, the company invited reviewers, myself included, to spend quality hands-on time with a pre-production 75-inch version of the U9N at a launch event in New York. The Hisense U9N series TVs slot between the company’s flagship ULED X series … Read more

Male–female comparisons are powerful in biomedical research — don’t abandon them

Female animals and women have been ignored or actively excluded in clinical and laboratory-based biomedical research since such research began. This was especially true until the US Congress passed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act in 1993, which directed the NIH to establish guidelines on the inclusion of women and members of under-represented … Read more

Leaked AMD Navi 4X GPU notes reveal up to 50% more powerful than RX 7900 XTX

A prominent hardware leaker has uncovered new patch notes revealing that the now-allegedly canceled AMD Navi 4X / 4C graphics cards would have been significantly more powerful than the current AMD flagship RX 7900 XTX.  Uncovered by Kepler_L2 (via Tweaktown), new patch notes for AMD GFX12 supposedly showcase Navi 4X die models, the newer equivalent … Read more

Fujifilm’s next budget camera may house surprisingly powerful hardware

New information on Fujifilm’s next camera, the X-T50, has recently leaked providing some insight into its performance. According to Fuji Rumors, the device will sport in-body image stabilization (IBIS). This feature will reduce the amount of camera shake to ensure crystal-clear photographs. It’s a piece of tech that can also be found on the higher-end … Read more

Sony’s new Bravia TVs boast powerful processors and a Prime Video calibration mode

Sony just revealed its lineup of new TVs for 2024. While many boast interesting features that we’ll get into later, the biggest change is naming conventions. Sony TVs used to be named confusing strings of numbers and letters, but that’s all gone now. The names here are clean and simple. They all use Bravia, a … Read more

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