The Pixel 6’s Tensor processor promises to put Google’s machine learning smarts in your pocket

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are officially here, and with them, the debut of Google’s new Tensor chip. Google has finally revealed more information on what the new SoC can actually do, for the fastest Pixel phones ever. The initial reveal of the Pixel 6 and the Tensor chip was largely centered on […]


New Zealand strait crossed for first time by electric plane

As he made history by becoming the first person to fly across New Zealand’s Cook Strait in an electric plane, Gary Freedman thought it only fitting that the first thing he saw when approaching the Wellington coastline was the rotating blade of a wind turbine producing renewable energy. Freedman’s 40-minute solo flight in the small […]


Marquise Blair suffered fractured kneecap

Seahawks safety Marquise Blair apparently suffered a pretty serious injury during Monday’s game against Saints. Head coach Pete Carroll said in a Tuesday interview with 710 ESPN Seattle that Blair fractured his kneecap. “He’s going to have to get that cleaned up,” Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Blair played 15 defensive […]


Impaired vision increases risk of depression in midlife women

Midlife women are known to have the highest prevalence of depression compared with all other age groups, and women have higher depression rates than men. A new study suggests that midlife vision impairment is associated with increased odds of future depressive symptoms for midlife women. Study results are published online today in Menopause. Despite the […]


Spotify adds more subscribers, podcasts fuel ad rebound

Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) beat Wall Street estimates for third-quarter revenue as more paid subscribers signed up for its premium service and advertisers lined up to air ads in between music and podcasts. Premium subscribers, which account for most of the company’s revenue, hit 172 million, just beating analysts’ expectations of 171.7 million. Total monthly […]


Android 12 is now available for Pixel phones

The final version of Android 12 has been available to developers and eager fans for a few weeks on AOSP, but today, it officially launched for people who want to easily pick up the update over the air. It’s available to install right now on Pixel 3 and up, including the Pixel 3A, Pixel 4, […]


Heartless! Artists says NYC tribute removed in permit snafu

Have a heart, New York! A giant red heart sculpture installed this week in Central Park as a tribute to health care workers and COVID-19 victims has been taken down — an apparent casualty of confusion and red tape. Italian sculptor Sergio Furnari says he was walking by the park Thursday afternoon with friends when […]