The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced the United States will triple its operational weather and climate supercomputing capacity, and double its storage and interconnect speed, thanks to the installation of a pair of new Cray systems in Manassas, Virginia and Phoenix, Arizona in the next two years. The goal is to boost weather and climate forecast with more detailed, higher-resolution Earth models that will employ larger ensembles, advanced physics, and improved data assimilation, the NOAA said in a . Each new Cray machine will have a 12-petaflop capacity, meaning it can do 12 quadrillion floating-point operations per second (FLOPS).
HTC has struggled to remain relevant in smartphones, but it’s still hanging on in . While Oculus has seen massive success with the Quest, HTC is planning for the future with the Vive “Project Proton” concepts. The company alongside the updated Cosmos VR headset lineup, but unlike the latter, Proton isn’t ready for prime time. If these headsets ever do launch, they could really change the game. HTC has a pair of Proton concepts. There’s an all-in-one model and a two-in-one, which requires an external device like a phone or computer. HTC CEO Yves Maitre says the new headsets will be “really, really close to normal glasses.
You could be the greatest driver in the world, but if you don’t know your way around under the hood, it could take no more than an unscrewed cap to put you on the sidelines. Similarly, you could have the greatest app idea ever, but if you don’t know how to build it, your brilliant idea goes unexplored. () can help make sure that never happens to you, offering beginner-friendly training in the most important languages, platforms and tools for getting a mobile app off the ground. The 20-plus hours of training gets started with Intro to Java for Android Development and iOS Application Development for Beginners, two courses designed as a primer on Java, a primary coding language for mobile development; as well as Android and iOS, the two most robust operating systems for new app usage.
Smartphones collect a mountain of data about the person using them, and apps have long abused that fact for advertising and marketing purposes. Your location is one of the most sensitive bits of data apps can collect, and Google is . Android 11 includes some new location privacy features, but those on older versions of Android will benefit from a spate of Play Store policy changes. Even in the early days of Android, Google allowed users to block location access. However, it was an all-or-nothing situation. You could turn off all location access on the device or leave it on.
Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S20 smartphone will officially launch on March 8. Pre-order now, and you can be among the first to experience this new state-of-the-art mobile device and get a few free goodies to boot. Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 smartphone features several advancements over its predecessor, including a high-end 108MP camera with powerful 100x zoom. Add to that 5G network support and a luxurious 3,200×1,440 AMOLED display and the advantages of the Galaxy S20 are made clear. The phone is set to be released on March 6, but if you pre-order now, you can get any version of the Galaxy S20 with a free set of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds headphones and a free Samsung Duo wireless charging station.
Available in 512GB and 1TB capacities, external SSDs are set to take on the rugged branch of the external SSD market. Featuring a number of safety features and support for the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 data transfer protocols, the SE800 is well prepared for a long fight with the competition. Design Adata encapsulated the SE800 SSD in an aluminum enclosure with rubber ends. The drive carries an IP68 rating, which means it is dustproof and waterproof up to a depth of five feet for 30 minutes. The SE800 also supports a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port and it’s rated to transfer data at up to 1,000MB/s.
Whether you’re a hobbyist or a daily digital content professional, you’ve undoubtedly crossed paths with the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of programs. They’ve been so the odds suggest pieces of that pervasive app suite are sitting on your computer right now. But having isn’t the same as knowing. While everyone likes to think they’re an expert in Photoshop or Premiere Pro or Illustrator, the reality is that each of those programs brings a lot of hidden features to the table. You can start unlocking the true depths of the world’s most used set of digital creation tools with the training found in .
Microsoft has tended toward flat, monochrome icons ever since it moved to the Metro design language. Now known as Fluent Design, this interface will soon have a bit more color in . Microsoft unveiled new, colorful app icons late last year, and they’ve . At the same time, Microsoft is giving developers the option to deploy optional driver updates to reduce the number of issues in OS updates. The new icons are bursting with color, and they’re no longer completely flat — some have a bit of depth and shading. In the latest update, users will see new icons for Calculator, Groove Music, Mail, Voice Recorder, Alarms & Clock, Movies & TV, and Calendar.
Running out of storage? Today you can get several storage devices on sale, including fast SSDs and high-capacity external HDDs. Seagate’s FireCuda SSHD offers a balanced compromise between an HDD and an SSD. It packs in a large 2TB capacity with an 8GB SSD NAND chip. Its read/write performance can’t compete with an SSD and lags behind at 210MB/s, but frequently accessed files get transferred to the SSD chip and will load significantly faster as a result. Right now you can get this drive from Amazon marked down from $94.99 to $59.99. This external HDD can hold an enormous 5TB of data and is small enough to fit into the pocket of your jeans.