Fastest Skylake CPU frequency 7007.85 MHz on Maximus VIII Gene and 4 world records Der8auer along with Dancop, both German overclockers achieved the fastest CPU frequency on a Skylake motherboard using a Maximus VIII Gene. They reached 7007.85 MHz for CPU frequency! To be able to reach this frequency, they first had to go a long binning process to find this golden chip. Then, once they found the most powerful ones -- reach around 4.8 GHz on air cooling -- they were able to put it on cold. -190°C later, they achieved 7007.85 MHz! Asus ROG

New material can fold itself into hundreds of shapes Call it one small step for material science, one giant leap for origami. Researchers have created the first heat-reactive polymer material that can not only remember its current shape but also memorize new ones. The material -- which currently requires high temperatures to change shape and reset its memory -- could lead to a new generation of reusable self-folding materials that could be useful for everything from medical implants to shape-shifting electronics. Science

Kopin enables augmented reality glasses with breakthroughs in display, speech, and battery tech Kopin is unveiling a series of technologies today that it says will make augmented reality glasses -- heretofore clunky and awkward to wear -- as wearable as a pair of sunglasses. The Westborough, Massachusetts-based company -- previously focused on the combat wearable market -- said it has made advances with the world's smallest smart glass display, a breakthrough battery technology, and a new speech-recognition chip... VentureBeat

Will this fancy metallic glue kill soldering? If you want to piss off an electrical engineer, tell them that future electronics might be built using a room-temperature metallic glue instead of conventional soldering techniques. Despite the tedium, burns, bad joins, and dangerous lead fumes, soldering is a prized and hard-fought skill. It's also unavoidable: a technique central to absolutely everything to do with building and repairing electronics at all levels. Vice

New wearable translator aims to smash language barriers A few months ago I found myself in a small village outside Ninh Binh, Vietnam, trying to tell a local mechanic -- who didn't speak a lick of English -- that the ignition coil on my friend's motorbike was burnt out. We pointed to the gearbox and made frantic, useless gestures. When we were finally able to communicate the problem, we then had to explain that the faulty ignition coil was just a symptom of a deeper issue—an overheating engine. USA Today

Harnessing the energy of small bending motions For many applications such as biomedical, mechanical, or environmental monitoring devices, harnessing the energy of small motions could provide a small but virtually unlimited power supply. While a number of approaches have been attempted, researchers at MIT have now developed a completely new method based on electrochemical principles, which could be capable of harvesting energy from a broader range of natural motions and activities, including walking. MIT

2016 Google Tracker: Everything Google is working on for the new year It's that time of the year again -- welcome to the Google Tracker! This is a bi-annual series where we recap every ongoing project (that we know about, at least) inside of Google's sprawling empire. Though from now on, perhaps we should say, "Every ongoing project inside of Alphabet's sprawling empire." "Google" is now a mere company inside of "Alphabet," the newly formed umbrella company created by Google's founders. Ars Technica

Tesla Model S' new 'Summon' feature lets drivers park and retrieve their cars with no one inside Tesla earlier today began pushing out version 7.1 of its software to Model S and Model X owners and, suffice it to say, it’s a doozy of a software update. While we'll get to the full changelog shortly, we first wanted to highlight a feature called Summon which enables users to park their cars without having to be inside it. Conversely, it also lets Tesla owners summon their cars that already happen to be parked. BGR

Building an OpenBSD router This guide will show you how to turn an ordinary OpenBSD box into a router. First, we'll define what our router (also called a gateway) will actually do in this context, since everyone has different requirements. In this example, there are three computers that need to share an internet connection. One of them is a web server that needs to be accessed remotely, but otherwise we don't want any of the local systems open to the internet. The router will be doing the following things: OpenBSD

Why Amazon's data centers are hidden in spy country Once in a while -- not quite often enough to be a crisis, but just often enough to be a trope -- people in the United States will freak out because a huge number of highly popular websites and services have suddenly gone down. For an interminable period of torture (usually about 1-3 hours, tops) there is no Instagram to browse, no Tinder to swipe, no Github to push to, no Netflix to And Chill. The Atlantic

How players revived Star Wars Galaxies and EverQuest I am standing in a place that shouldn't exist. It shouldn’t exist because back in 2011 it was decided that this place and the countless others connected to it were no longer financially viable enough to warrant their own existence. Four years ago, almost to this date, thousands of players gathered where I am standing right now to witness the final moments of Star Wars Galaxies. RPS

Steam sales in 2015 The 2015 was the best year for Steam yet. It brought over 3000 new games (compared to 1900 in 2014), increased the number of concurrent users on Steam from 8M to 12M and helped over 350 million paid games find new owners. Medium

GM unveils Bolt electric car in Vegas General Motors unveiled the production version of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car, on which the US auto giant is pinning its hopes for the emerging segment. The Bolt aims to appeal to consumers looking at a more affordable price tag than the luxury, market-leading Tesla.

'The Witcher 3' understands war It was an amazing year for video games. Sole survivors explored the wastes of the American dream in Fallout 4. A brilliant auteur tricked players into fighting nuclear proliferation in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The popular Call of Duty franchise explored the psychic toll of combat. War is Boring