Nikon’s latest “compact” camera has world’s highest zoom ratio

Nikon’s latest “compact” camera has world’s highest zoom ratio
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2018 July 10 – Nikon revealed P1000 at $999 – It is the zoomiest superzoom ever with the world’s highest zoom ratio: at 24-3000mm equivalence, it’s capable of 125x optical zoom. Designed for extreme zoom scenarios like nature and space photography, and to that end it has dedicated bird-watching and moon-shooting pre sets. – theverge.com

SUSE Linux Sold For $2.5 Billion

SUSE Linux Sold For $2.5 Billion
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2018 July 02 – Britain’s Micro Focus has agreed to sell its SUSE open-source enterprise software business to Swedish buyout group EQT Partners for $2.535 billion – Reuters

Tracking down time to 100 billionths of a second

Tracking down time to 100 billionths of a second
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2018 June 29 – Computer scientists at Stanford University and Google have created technology that can track time down to 100 billionths of a second. For an exchange like Nasdaq, such refinement is essential to accurately order the millions of stock trades that are placed on their computer systems every second. – The New York Times

128TB SD Cards Are Coming

128TB SD Cards Are Coming
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2018 June 28 – A new card specification has been announced by the SD Association that can store 128 terabytes with faster transfer speeds of 985 megabytes per second – theverge.com

BBC Releases Computer History Archive

BBC Releases Computer History Archive
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2018 June 27 – The 1980s archive includes 267 programs, and 166 BBC Micro programs that were used on-screen, including interviews with Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak. – BBC.com

57% of Tech Workers Are Suffering From Job Burnout, Survey Finds

57% of Tech Workers Are Suffering From Job Burnout, Survey Finds
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2018 June 26 – A survey conducted among the tech workers, including many employees of Silicon Valley’s elite tech companies, has revealed that over 57% of respondents are suffering from job burnout. The survey was carried out by the makers of an app that allows employees to review workplaces and have anonymous conversations at work, behind their employers’ backs. Over 11K employees answered one question — if they suffer from job burnout, and 57.16% said “Yes.”- bleepingcomputer.com

Snapdragon 1000 – Chip for the PCs is coming

Snapdragon 1000 – Chip for the PCs is coming
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2018 June 24 – Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 processor may be intended for PCs, but it’s still a half step — it’s really a higher-clocked version of the same processor you’d find in your phone. It would consume a laptop-like 12W of power across the entire system-on-a-chip. It would compete directly with Intel’s low-power Core processors. It’d have up to 16GB of RAM and two 128GB storage modules. – engadget.com

The World’s Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice

The World’s Smallest Computer Can Fit on the Tip of a Grain of Rice
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2018 June 22 – Engineers at the University of Michigan have created the world’s smallest computer—again. these Nanodevices could have wide-ranging uses, especially in medicine where highly accurate sensors that are unobtrusive can help shed new light on disease – motherboard.vice.com

2018 World’s Fastest Supercomputer – Summit

2018 World’s Fastest Supercomputer – Summit
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2018 June 8 – The US Department of Energy on Friday unveiled Summit, a supercomputer capable of performing 200 quadrillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops. Summit, housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was built for AI. – zdnet.com

Emirates Planes Could Be Going Windowless

Emirates Planes Could Be Going Windowless
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2018 June 7 – The airline has just unveiled a new first class suite on board its latest aircraft that features “virtual windows” instead of real ones, which will make them lighter and faster. On the inside there will be “a full display of windows,” which will beam in the images from the outside. – abc.net.au