Showing posts from January 17, 2017

Swedish ambulances will soon have the capacity to ready vehicles of their approach by intruding on your music

Listening to loud music in your vehicle can do more than simply cause damage to your ears. Indeed, it also immobilizes one of your five key senses and makes you somewhat oblivious to your surroundings.
A perfect example of this is the presence of emergency vehicles. Failing to give the right of way to an ambulance that’s rapidly approaching from the rear or coming into an intersection can be a nuisance at best and a recipe for disaster in the worst case.
Students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a solution designed to alert drivers that an emergency vehicle may be heading their way. The system, which will be trialed in a limited number of emergency vehicles this quarter, is designed to give motorists additional time to react by sending out a radio transmission that’s picked up by vehicles equipped with Radio Data System (RDS).
If you happen to be listening to music, regardless of whether it’s a CD, an FM radio station or via Bluetooth, you’l…

After 10 years: Does the Q6600 Still Have Diversion in 2017?

Launched over a decade ago, the 65nm Core 2 Extreme QX6700 was Intel's first quad-core desktop processor. Though its ridiculous asking price of $1,000 ensured few would take the plunge, even with four unlocked cores operating at 2.67GHz, it was the fastest CPU money could buy back in 2006.
Fortunately, it was only a few months later when enthusiasts were blessed with the Core 2 Quad Q6600, another Kentsfield-based quad-core chip that sold for a less absurd $530.

Although the part was locked at a frequency of 2.4GHz, we were still able to overclock via the front side bus back then, allowing us to boost the Q6600 from its stock 2.4GHz operating frequency to well over 3GHz! By no surprise, it quickly became one of Intel's most popular enthusiast-grade processors of all time.
Released about 10 years ago, we thought it would be interesting to see how the Q6600 holds up in 2017 while playing today's games on modern GPUs. In other words, what would happen if you paired …

Nokia' is set to discharge the first of its new Android based cell phones in the not so distant future, only in China.

“With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers… The decision … to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world,” a spokesman for the company said earlier this week.

The new phones will actually be made by Finnish company HMD Global who have made a deal with what’s left of the original Nokia company to use the Nokia branding.
The announcement came on the final day of the CES tech show in Las Vegas where other new mobile phones and gadgets by other companies, including Samsung, were launched.
The ‘Nokia 6’ will run Android’s latest OS, Nougat, and have a 5.5-inch screen. The new phone is also expected to retail for a respectable mid-range price of $245.
The new Android device marks …