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The 6 biggest announcements we expect from MWC 2024 next week

MWC Mobile World Congress (MWC) is happening next week in Barcelona, and we can expect to see a lot of cool new announcements and reveals for the mobile industry. But what exactly will we get a peek of? There are a few companies that we already know will be there, and they’ll be pulling back the curtain on their latest releases and even future concepts. Here are some of the biggest announcements we expect from MWC 2024. Nothing Phone 2a Nothing Community Nothing, the consumer electronics manufacturer wfrom former…

Apple Watch X: The 9 biggest things I want to see

Joe Maring / Digital Trends The original Apple Watch was announced in September 2014, with Apple’s first smartwatch released in April 2015. Lat year, we got the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, both of which were relatively iterative upgrades. Now, we should focus on what Apple could be doing for the 10th anniversary of the Apple Watch, similar to what the company did with the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, which gave us the iPhone X. Rumors suggest that this anniversary smartwatch could be called the…

The Biggest Seen in Years : ScienceAlert

The Sun is having a moment.Within 24 hours, several X-class flares have erupted from its surface - the most powerful of which was a jaw-dropping X6.3. That's the most powerful flare seen for the current solar cycle, and the most powerful since an X8.2 erupted in 2017.Although there is no danger to life or infrastructure on Earth, interruptions to high-frequency radio communications and even blackouts may have ensued on the sunlit side of Earth. And the sunspot region responsible, AR 3590, is rotating towards the center…

Intel Signs Microsoft as Foundry Customer; Says Firm on Track to Overtake Biggest Rival TSMC

Intel said on Wednesday that Microsoft plans to use its services to manufacture a custom computing chip and that the company expects to beat an internal deadline of 2025 to overtake its biggest rival, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, in advanced chip manufacturing.The American chipmaker also gave new details on how it plans to maintain a lead over TSMC into 2026 and beyond.Intel made the disclosures at an event in San Jose, California, at the first technology conference for Intel Foundry, the contract manufacturing…

Why Capital One is buying Discover in the biggest merger yet of 2024

Capital One CEO and Chairman, Richard Fairbank.Marvin Joseph| The Washington Post | Getty ImagesCapital One's recently announced $35.3 billion acquisition of Discover Financial isn't just about getting bigger — gaining "scale" in Wall Street-speak — it's a bid to protect itself against a rising tide of fintech and regulatory threats.It's a chess move by one of the savviest long-term thinkers in American finance, Capital One CEO Richard Fairbank. As a cofounder of a top 10 U.S. bank by assets, his tenure is a rarity in a…

Amazon’s Echo Hub solved my biggest problem with being a smart home enthusiast

Maria Diaz/ZDNETZDNET's key takeawaysAmazon just made the Echo Hub hopes to fill a gap in the smart home controller market by being what these devices are not: a smart home controller and only that. View at AmazonTesting the Echo Hub for the past week has been a refreshing experience for my smart home. Its navigation is sorted into categories and widgets. At a glance, the Echo Hub displays your widgets on about two-thirds of the screen, with your routines and rooms on the left side of the screen and device categories

Apple to become TSMC’s biggest customer for enhanced 3nm process

Apple is gearing up for a significant upgrade across its product line with the introduction of TSMC’s next-generation 3nm processors, namely the M4 and A18 chips. Reports from the Economic Daily News suggest that these processors, slated for iPads, MacBooks, and iPhones, will feature a significant improvement in Neural Engine, signaling a substantial boost in orders to TSMC. Industry experts are expecting this surge in demand to drive TSMC’s production volume for its enhanced 3-nanometer process (N3E) up by over 50%…

One of the biggest Apple TV Plus movie events of the year finally has a date — Ridley Scott’s epic Napoleon arrives on March 1

After months of waiting, one of Apple TV Plus’ biggest movies of the year is finally launching on the streaming service, and there’s not long left to wait. Napoleon will be coming to Apple TV Plus on March 1, 2024, after its theatrical run last November. For that, Napoleon managed to get nominated for three Academy Awards and received four BAFTA nominations. Directed by Ridley Scott, well-known for films including Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, Napoleon is a huge epic spanning almost 3 hours. It stars Joaquin…

Sterben (Dying) review – the biggest conductor meltdown since Cate Blanchett’s Tár | Berlin film festival 2024

Matthias Glasner’s epic is a black comedy of Franzenesque family dysfunction; maybe not profound exactly but terrifically watchable and entertaining. It is about the time-honoured subject of what we inherit from our parents and what is gained and lost by rejecting that inheritance. The film features that always formidable German actor Lars Eidinger as an orchestra conductor - and it will be no surprise that when he takes to the podium at the Berlin Philharmonic, it is the scene of the biggest and most embarrassing fiasco…

One of Dune’s Biggest, Non-Spoiler Questions Is Answered in Sandworm Poop

You can’t talk about the world of Dune without talking about sandworms. The massive, monolithic creatures are at the heart of not just Frank Herbert’s original novel, but both halves of Denis Villeneuve’s epic film adaptation. And if you’re talking about sandworms, you’re probably going to talk about thumpers.Prepping the Sandworm Scenes in Dune: Part TwoWhat’s a thumper? They’re the black, cylindrical devices the Fremen of Arrakis use to produce a slow, steady rhythmic beat that attracts sandworms. In Dune: Part One,…