Jul 8, 2017

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After Math: Bigger and better

It was a bumper week for big ideas. Jay-Z’s latest album went platinum in under a week, despite it only existing in the ethers of the internet. RED (of high-end camera fame) revealed that it’s working on a “holographic” cellphone. And Tesla is going…

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Ben Heck’s mini pinball: Simulating gameplay

Ben and Felix meet with Terry from Mathworks to find out how they can use Matlab and Simulink to create a simulation of the miniature pinball table and teensy microcontroller. Terry explains how Simulink, and hardware running a real-time OS, can…




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Ever-changing memory could lead to faster processors

Virtually every central processor in your devices uses a tiered set of memory caches to speed things up by fetching commonly used data. But it’s not very efficient — in trying to accommodate everything, it’s rarely the fastest at anything. MIT’s CSA…

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Tesla makes its first Model 3 (update: pictures!)

After months of waiting and no shortage of hype, Tesla’s first Model 3 is finally rolling off the production line. Elon Musk has revealed that the initial production unit is ready (not pictured as of this writing) pending a “final checkout.” Musk wil…