Connect with us

Science and Tech

A Native Version Of Chrome Arrives For Arm-Based Windows PCs

Published

on

a-native-version-of-chrome-arrives-for-arm-based-windows-pcs
An image showing the Chrome logo surrounded by yellow circles
Image: The Verge

Google is releasing an optimized version of its Chrome browser for Windows on Arm this week, the search giant has announced alongside chipmaker Qualcomm. The official release comes two months after an early version of the browser was spotted in Chrome’s Canary channel. Qualcomm says the release “will roll out starting today.”

The release will be a big deal for any Chrome users with Windows machines powered by Arm-based processors, who’ll now have access to a much faster native browser. That’s in contrast to the x64 version of Chrome they’ve previously had to run in an emulated state with slow performance. Arm-based users have previously been able to turn to Microsoft’s Edge, which is already available for Windows on Arm devices.

Today’s…

Continue reading…

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Science and Tech

You Can Buy A Refurbished Steam Deck For Almost Half Off

Published

on

By

you-can-buy-a-refurbished-steam-deck-for-almost-half-off
A Steam Deck on a white and orange background.
Valve says each unit has received over 100 tests and meets the same performance standards as new Steam Decks. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

It’s not often we see an excellent portable gaming PC like the Steam Deck on sale for nearly half off, but today’s your lucky day. So long as you don’t mind buying it in certified refurbished condition, you can save hundreds when you purchase it directly (with a one-year warranty included) from Valve right now.

The refurbished Steam Deck starts at $279 for the base model with 64GB of storage, which is about $120 cheaper than buying it in new condition. And if you need more storage, the 256GB and 512GB models are both on sale, too, for $319 and $359, respectively. Given they both start at $529 and $649 in new condition, that’s almost like getting them for up to half off. What’s great, too, is that Value says it’s thoroughly tested each…

Continue reading…

Continue Reading

Science and Tech

Applying The Mathematical Principles Of Pareto To Mario Kart 8

Published

on

By

applying-the-mathematical-principles-of-pareto-to-mario-kart-8
An image of Mario, Yoshi, and other Mario Kart characters driving on a course that resembles a pinball machine.
Image: Nintendo

If you’re the kind of Mario Kart 8 player who cares about winning and not just playing their favorite characters (Daisy and Peach supremacy), choosing the best combination of driver, vehicle, and wheels gets tricky.

Luckily, thanks to data science and 19th-century Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, there’s a way to figure that out. Data scientist Antoine Mayerowitz applies one of Pareto’s principles, the Pareto front, to plot the best combination among the 703,560 possible decisions players must make in Mario Kart. Eurogamer helpfully explains that a Pareto front finds the best possible solution to a problem with different objectives.

In a cool piece of data visualization you should definitely check out, Mayerowitz narrows down the…

Continue reading…

Continue Reading

Science and Tech

Kia’s More Affordable EV2 Is Getting Ready To Undercut Tesla

Published

on

By

kia’s-more-affordable-ev2-is-getting-ready-to-undercut-tesla
five electric kia vehicles fanned out in a modern architecture area with stone brick flooring
Kia’s lineup of electric vehicles are growing. | Image: Kia

The Kia EV2, the automaker’s small, affordable electric crossover, has been spotted on the street in camouflage. It’s the first time the model has been seen in the wild, although the EV2 is not currently confirmed for the US.

The timing of the sighting is particularly significant given recent news that Tesla may have canned its plans for a $25,000 mass-market “Model 2” vehicle. Elon Musk reportedly mothballed the affordable EV in favor of going all in on the company’s plans for a fully autonomous robotaxi.

No official price has been set for the Kia EV2, but Electrek says it could be 20 million won, or about $15,000. Other reports have it under $30,000 — which would be considerably more affordable than the current average retail price…

Continue reading…

Continue Reading

Trending