ARM reveals Cortex-A72 architecture details ​Today in London as part of ARM's TechDay 2015 event we had the pleasure to get a better insight into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU. ARM had announced the Cortex-A72 in the beginning of February - leaving a lot of questions to be asked and sense of mystery in the air. The Cortex-A72 is a direct successor to the Cortex-A57 - taking the predecessor as a baseline in order to iterate and improve it.  AnandTech

3D printing is so last year: We're onto 4D printing now 4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level. The fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) at the University of Wollongong is helping to set the pace in the next revolution in additive manufacturing. Just as the extraordinary capabilities of 3D printing have begun to infiltrate industry and the family home, researchers have started to develop 3D printed materials that morph into new structures, post production...

Here's the dead merger e-mail Comcast execs sent employees I've been talking with a number of Comcast employees whose opinions are mixed on the regulatory scuttling of the company's $45 billion acquisition on Time Warner Cable. On some fronts, employees and executives continue to believe that Comcast would have significantly improved Time Warner Cable territories via the implementation of faster speeds and slightly more sophisticated set top box gear. Most notably: Comcast's recent promise to deploy two gigabit speeds to 18 million homes and the company's X1 set top box. DSL Reports

Your complete guide to the 5 cybersecurity bills in Congress The U.S. government and the American business community are understandably worried about cybersecurity. Last year was a big one for cyberattacks and data breaches. In response to this threat, the Republican-controlled Congress is debating five bills designed to make it easier for businesses to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government. The Daily Dot

TV maker Vizio may finally get paid after beating 17th patent troll Lawsuits brought by "patent trolls," companies that have no product but file barrages of patent lawsuits, have become commonplace across the tech sector. For the few companies that choose to fight these cases until the end, it's an expensive endeavor, since defending a patent suit can cost anywhere from $1 million to several times that amount. Ars Technica

A computer vs professional poker players 4 of the world's greatest poker players went into battle with one common opponent, which happens to be a computer program that researchers are calling Claudico, "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" competition at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh that will last 2 weeks. In a competition that started Friday, Claudico will play nearly 20,000 hands of heads-up no-limit Texas Hold'em with each human poker player over the next 2 weeks. National Monitor

Semiconductors from idea to product Disclaimer: what you're about to read is not an exact description of how my employer, Imagination Technologies, and its customers take semiconductor IP from idea to end user product. It draws on how they do it, but that's it. This essay is designed to be a guide to understanding how any semiconductor device is made, regardless of whether it's purely an in-house design, licensed IP, or something in between The Tech Report

How to set up the Apple Watch in 16 steps So! You have successfully purchased an Apple Watch, or you're interested in how the setup process works. Either way, you are to be congratulated for your initiative and willingness to take a risk on a brand new platform, one that lives on your wrist and makes your wrist part of how you live. Also, it has a really great Mickey Mouse watch face. The Verge (also, The 9 best apps for Apple Watch you can get right now)

Honoring the rich, bizarre universe of Doom's user-created content The virtual world of Doom is so big these days as to be intimidating. Since 1994, modders have been creating their own Doom levels with the tools that the game's creator id Software released, as well as those they've made for themselves. All of these user-created levels, amounting to tens of thousands of files, are hosted in the idgames archive – itself being a mirror of the old id Software-hosted archive. Kill Screen (also, this thread on Steam Workshop's monetization)

When video game trolling is a good thing The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach's best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I'm clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction on foot and in alien vehicles, crashing to pieces against the blue players that pursue us. They fall, re-spawn, hurtle past, and fall again. All the while the timer ticks down. Kotaku

When metals become insulators and back again, it's math to the rescue Making insulators conduct like metals is the bread and butter of our electronic world. Despite knowing many ways to do this -- as in doping semiconductors, applying heat or pressure, or otherwise reducing the space between adjacent atoms -- we lack a general theory to explain all the observed physics. ExtremeTech

Cheaper bandwidth or bust: How Google saved YouTube YouTube, the Web's de-facto video service, is turning 10 this year. The site has become so indispensable that it feels like a basic part of the Internet itself rather than a service that lives on top of it. YouTube is just the place to put videos, and it's used by everyone from individuals to billion-dollar companies. Ars Technica

That way we're all writing now You've likely seen this style of writing all over the place  -- on Tumblr, Twitter, Snapchat, Yik Yak, or anywhere that people communicate in writing. It goes like this... Medium