Very, very soon, 2020 will be over. Did it take forever to get here, or has the year passed for you? We ordered a series of end-of-year stories that touch on what’s been happening in tech over the past 12 months, how we’re on the verge of a processor revolution, how Twitch has retained its streaming crown, and our favorite games and gadgets from 2020.
It will be January 1, 2021 tomorrow, and we’ll be spending a seasonal vacation preparing for CES, taking on the Las Vegas show as it will be online only.
– Mat Smith
Upscaled looks back on a great year for processors.
This year-end Upscaled episode focuses on AMD and Intel’s recent CPU efforts, with high-end chips like Zen 3 and “Comet Lake” competing against each other. At the same time, Apple launched its first PC processor, the M1. The next year could be even more interesting – and exciting for Intel.
He sued Corellium for giving security researchers access to a “virtual iPhone”.
Apple last year sued security startup Corellium, accusing it of violating copyright law with its “virtual” iPhones that can help researchers find bugs in iOS products. Now, a Florida federal judge has dismissed Apple’s copyright lawsuit, giving Corellium a major victory in its legal battle against the tech giant.
The software gives security experts deeper access to iOS even without a physical iPhone installed with special software. Apple said Corellium was selling its product indiscriminately, compromising the security of the platform.
Just one of the many transparent OLED demos planned for CES.
The Korean company is putting together a few physical demos for its CES 2021 online showroom, the most interesting (so far) being a restaurant scene with a 55-inch transparent OLED display on the sushi bar.
Diners can browse the menu or watch videos on the big screen, while watching chefs prepare dishes behind this futuristic hygienic partition thanks to its 40% transparency. By comparison, a clear LCD screen only offers 10% transparency, according to LG Display.