Archive | September, 2021

LPDDR5 Grapples with Harsher Environments

The memory specifications game often boils down to getting more performance while keeping power consumption low. This is particular true for Low Power Double Data Rate (LPDDR) DRAM but uses cases such as artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and 5G are adding to the pressure.
The latest update to the LPDDR5 standard released by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association,

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Realme launches TechLife Air Purifier, Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, Robot Vacuum in India

Realme has launched three new AIoT TechLife products in India which include the Air Purifier, Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, Robot Vacuum.

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Before Astro, these were the robots people invited home

The 2017 version of Aibo, Sony’s robot dog. | Sam Byford / The Verge

Amazon announced its Astro home robot on Monday, which is designed to be an Alexa on wheels that can also bring you stuff (if other people load it into the cargo bay) and act as a sort of guard dog. With a

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Cruise gets the green light to give driverless rides to passengers in San Francisco

Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Waymo and Cruise, two of the leading autonomous vehicle companies in the US, received permits from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to offer rides to passengers in their robotaxis.
But while Cruise was approved to give rides in its fully driverless vehicles without safety drivers, Waymo only is allowed to

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Amazon Basics ripped off accessories, now Amazon is coming for gadgets

The Amazon Halo View and the Fitbit Charge 5. | Image: Amazon / Fitbit

In the image above there are two wearables. One is Fitbit’s recently released Charge 5, a $179.95 fitness tracker designed to measure everything from your heart rate to your sleep and even your skin temperature. The other is Amazon’s new $79.99 Halo

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Silicon Motion’s FerriSSD®: How advanced FerriSSDs® eliminate bit errors over a long operating lifetime

Solid-state disks (SSDs) are one of the mainstays of modern embedded computing. The latest 3D TLC (Triple-Level Cell) and QLC (Quad-Level Cell) NAND Flash memory technology offers extraordinary storage density, enabling SSD products such as Silicon Motion’s FerriSSD® storage device to provide as much as 480GB of storage in a BGA chip package measuring just 20mm x 16mm. But the

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Honda is doubling down on rockets, robots, and flying cars

Honda is increasing its research and development spending in three futuristic areas: rockets, robots, and electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), otherwise known as flying cars.
The automaker will spend $45 billion (5 trillion yen) on R&D over the next six years. But Honda won’t say what fraction of that amount will be spent on developing

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TikTok settles lawsuit with actress over its original text-to-speech voice

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

TikTok has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Bev Standing, the voice actress who said she was behind the app’s original text-to-speech voice. Standing sued TikTok in May, saying that the app was using her voice without permission. A robotic version of what sounded like Standing’s voice had been

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