Future Macs won’t run on silicon chips. Photo: Intel
Intel’s Broadwell chips are late. The 14-nanometer wafers, which are believed to be integral to the much-rumored Retina MacBook Air, are due soon, but still not here.
But Intel’s already looking forward. At this week’s 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the chipmaker will announce a switch to a 10-nanometer process by early 2017 and to 7-nanometer chips shortly thereafter … a transition that means your Mac’s guts will soon no longer be made out of silicon, but another material entirely.
This is absolutely one of the most striking cases we’ve seen. Adopted have taken their distinct embedded-leather-in-metal Leather Wrap case and tweaked it, substituting the leather for a soft, puffy silicone material; the result is the Cushion Wrap case, which looks like a tiny upholstered bed.
Your iPhone's accelerometer only costs sixty-five cents, but it's packed with cool tech.
Have you ever wondered how your iPhone knows up from down, or when you’re shaking it? It’s all because of the tiny accelerometer chip inside the device, but how does it work? It’s not like the iPhone’s got a metal ball bearing rolling between two points in there, so what gives?
As it turns out, there’s actually a lot of crazy cool tech in there.
While recent reports have quashed the possibility of an all-new iPhone 5 — and evidence has suggested an iPhone 4S will be the only device Apple announces on October 4 — iPhone 5 cases delivered to AT&T keep our dreams of all-new iPhone alive.