After almost 20 years, the Segway PT model will disappear. Dean Kamen’s invention did not live up to the hype of the city’s redevelopment, but the two-wheeled self-balancing at last ushered in a new wave of urban electric mobility.
Police and shopping center tourists will miss him more, while current Segway owner Ninebot will continue to manufacture electric scooters as well as self-balancing skates and chairs. I’m not sure Kamen foresaw boring teens and NBA slam dunk contest participants applying their creativity to technology, but the future is a strange place to live sometimes.
Does Apple’s new Mac chips mean ARM has won?
Apple is abandoning Intel and the x86 architecture in favor of ARM and RISC.
At WWDC, Apple announced a radical change to its computers. The company is abandoning Intel as its CPU provider, transitioning from its laptops and desktops to custom Apple-designed chips in the next two years. Based on current Apple iPad and smartphone chips, these new processors are launching a development platform that is essentially a Mac mini with a packed iPad Pro A12Z.
These Apple chips follow the ARM architecture, a RISC design. Now, ARM supports almost every smartphone and mobile device in the world, but for the past 15 years, it has struggled to gain traction in high-performance computing. In the latest episode of Upscaled, Chris Schodt guides us through the history of ARM, RISC, and everything to do with everything.
iOS 14 will respond to taps on the back of your iPhone
Your AirPods will also charge intelligently to maximize battery life.
On the one hand, watchOS 7 eliminates the tactile force feature, where sustained pressure offers a secondary ‘right-click’ input. The company has already removed the feature from its iPhones, where it was called 3D Touch.
Meanwhile, testers have noticed a new “Backspace” feature that allows you to perform actions and shortcuts by tapping two or three times on the back of your iPhone. It is intended as an accessibility feature and could clearly come in handy for those with limited motor skills, but it is easy to see that this is useful for anyone who would rather not reach a massive phone screen to perform a common task. Is this your new camera button shortcut?
Acer’s new ConceptD PCs are for low-budget creatives
And Predator gaming laptops have a surprise.
This year’s iteration of Acer’s creativity-focused ConceptD PCs maintains the line’s innovative flair but with a twist – they’re a little more affordable than usual. Along with tenth-generation Intel CPUs, this ConceptD 3 Ezel has a floating hinge and a price starting at $ 1,500.
The company has also updated its Predator gaming laptops with the latest Intel hardware. While they feature a second Thunderbolt 3 port and up to 64GB of RAM, the standout feature of their flagship Helios 700 is a sliding keyboard that exposes additional cooling vents on top. Is it completely necessary? Maybe not, but it stands out.
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