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ARM takes on Intel; End Anonymous Twitter; Dodger Loop; A Bug's Life
 

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August 17 · Issue #76 · View online
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ARM takes on Intel; End Anonymous Twitter; Dodger Loop; A Bug’s Life

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Smaller, faster. Over the years, I’ve seen laptops running desktop operating systems on mobile processors. The results were unimpressive to say the least. But these days, we’re all converging on mobile. Intel is working on efficient mobile CPUs and competitor ARM is putting its chips in ever larger phones and powerful tablets. Now ARM says it’s poised to make the leap to laptops with chips more powerful than what Intel has to offer. I’m sure ARM’s chips will be more battery efficient, but more powerful y 2020? I doubt it.
ARM says its next processors will outperform Intel laptop chips ARM says its next processors will outperform Intel laptop chips
The real you. Social media has a lot of problems. It’s captures and holds our attention for too long, intensifies the feeling of FOMO, and is too often a playground for liars and trolls. I have a thought about the last problem, especially on the public platform Twitter. Is it time, I wonder, to force-verify every, single user? If you can’t hid behind a mask, how likely are you to attack?
Dear Jack, Please Kill Anonymity on Twitter – Member Feature Stories – Medium Dear Jack, Please Kill Anonymity on Twitter – Member Feature Stories – Medium
Take the tube to the ballgame. If you happen to be an LA Dodgers fan, I have very good news for you. No, the team is not in first place (they’re in third), but you may, in the not too distant future, have an easier time getting to games. Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has a company called The Boring Company, which is digging tunnels in California, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Now they’re adding one near Dodgers stadium. The 3.6-mile proposed tunnel, will let Dodgers fans ride at up to 150 mph to and from the stadium for just a dollar a ride. They’ll also get to bypass all that nightmarish LA traffic. The project is called, naturally, Dodger Loop.
Elon Musk's company proposes 3.6-mile tunnel to Dodger Stadium Elon Musk's company proposes 3.6-mile tunnel to Dodger Stadium
One old bug. Crazy, big compound eyes, a huge jaw and big antennas. This is not the description of the big bad guy from the latest Predator movie. No, it’s a 99-million-year-old beetle perfectly preserved in amber. The incredible fossil was discovered in Myanmar. From the looks of things, it was busy eating and gathering pollen when the amber encased it (there’s still some pollen on it), perfectly preserving virtually every detail of the once busy bug. According to scientists, the beetle was pollinating flowerless cycads when it became frozen in time.
Amazingly preserved remains of 99 MILLION-year-old beetle found in amber | Science | News | Express.co.uk Amazingly preserved remains of 99 MILLION-year-old beetle found in amber | Science | News | Express.co.uk
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