Micron launches $15 billion Idaho project amid federal push for US tech manufacturing

On Thursday, Micron announced that it would invest $15 billion to build a new semiconductor plant in Idaho — just weeks after Congress passed $52 billion in new money to boost domestic chip manufacturing. Micron’s announcement is just the latest in a series of multi-billion-dollar plans to jump on the Biden administration’s recently approved CHIPS […]

House of the Dragon co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik has left the show

Though House of the Dragon reportedly gave HBO its biggest premiere of all time and has already been renewed for a second season, co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik’s getting ready to exit the series for his next big thing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sapochnik is leaving House of the Dragon just as he’s signed a new […]

Sennheiser’s new $1,500 Ambeo Soundbar Plus will probably sound incredible

When it comes to getting the most immersive audio presentation from a standalone soundbar, no one has managed to outclass Sennheiser’s Ambeo. And considering that device’s sky-high $2,500 price, you’d expect it to deliver a sublime home theater experience. At IFA 2022, Sennheiser is adding to the Ambeo lineup by introducing the new Ambeo Soundbar […]

California’s power grid is struggling to cope with extreme heat

A long, brutal heatwave is expected to grip California at least through the holiday weekend, stressing the power grid. Officials are begging residents to conserve electricity in an effort to prevent outages. The state is now in its second day of a “Flex Alert” issued by the state’s power grid operator, the California Independent System […]

Leica is now making a Cine 1 laser projector that sits just inches from the wall

Today, Leica — yes, the camera company — announced its first ultra-short throw (UST) laser projector at the big IFA show in Germany, capable of producing a 4K image of up to 100 inches with Dolby Atmos sound. This isn’t Leica’s first foray into digital projectors, which it once sold under the Pradovit brand. It’s […]

An AI-generated artwork won a state competition, and people don’t know what to think

A game designer has sparked controversy after submitting an image created by an AI text-to-image generator to a state art competition and taking home first prize. Jason Allen entered the artwork titled “Theatre d’Opera Spatial” in the “Digital Arts / Digitally-Manipulated Photography” category of the Colorado State Fair fine arts competition but created the piece […]

The Withings Body Comp can measure the health of your nerves and arteries

Withings has a few nifty ideas when it comes to smart scales, and for IFA 2022, it’s announced the Body Comp. What makes the Body Comp stand out is it can assess the health of your arteries and nerves in addition to “normal” body composition. Withings is also introducing a new Health Plus coaching service […]

Jabra’s new $150 Elite 5 earbuds could be the sweet spot of its lineup

At IFA 2022, Jabra is announcing the new $149 Elite 5 earbuds. Serving as the company’s midrange pair of buds — akin to something like the older Elite 75t — these will offer up to seven hours of continuous playback with active noise cancellation turned on. They also feature multipoint Bluetooth for two simultaneous connections, […]

Halo Infinite’s co-op and Forge modes delayed to November

343 Industries is delaying its next season of Halo Infinite to March 2023, extending its current season that started in May to 10 months long instead of the original promised three months. While Halo Infinite players are desperate for fresh content, the long-awaited Forge beta has also now been delayed and will launch on November […]

Is Elon Musk’s pal messing with Twitter to score bro points?

So the thing about Elon Musk is that he’s cliqued up — specifically with the so-called PayPal Mafia. If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s a group of influential men in Silicon Valley who all used to work at PayPal. Today, I’d like to focus our attention on a member of the PayPal Mafia: […]