Steve Dent

Associate Editor
Steve should have known that engineering was not for him when he spent most of his time at university monkeying with his 8086 clone PC. Although he graduated, a lifelong obsession of wanting the "solitaire" win animation to go faster had begun. Always seeking a gadget fix, he dabbles in photography, video, 3D-animation, and is a licensed private pilot. He followed l'amour de sa vie from Vancouver, BC to France, and now lives near Paris.

Articles by Steve Dent

01.20.16
Google's latest data-squeezing algorithm is coming to Chrome
01.20.16 in

Google's latest data-squeezing algorithm is coming to Chrome

The Brotli algorithm will be especially helpful for mobile users.

By S. Dent,   01.20.16
View
01.19.16
Scientists reanimate tiny frozen animals after 30 years
01.19.16 in

Scientists reanimate tiny frozen animals after 30 years

The thawed "moss piglets" bred and produced healthy offspring.

By S. Dent,   01.19.16
View
01.19.16
Apple is (very) slowly improving its employee diversity
01.19.16

Apple is (very) slowly improving its employee diversity

However, it rejected a proposal to increase the number of female and minority executives.

By S. Dent,   01.19.16
View
01.19.16
Samsung is building chips for next-gen gaming graphics

Samsung is building chips for next-gen gaming graphics

The new DRAM will be the world's fastest by a long shot.

By S. Dent,   01.19.16
View
01.15.16
Microsofts preps Windows 10 updates for Lumia phones
01.15.16 in

Microsofts preps Windows 10 updates for Lumia phones

The OS could start rolling out to Windows 8.1 devices next week.

By S. Dent,   01.15.16
View
01.14.16
Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft
01.14.16 in

Juno sets distance record for solar-powered spacecraft

The craft is 493 million miles from the sun and gets a fraction of the Earth's solar energy.

By S. Dent,   01.14.16
View
01.14.16
See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (updated)
01.14.16 in

See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (updated)

For digital effects junkies, the Oscar show reel is Nirvana (warning: spoilers).

By S. Dent,   01.14.16
View
01.14.16
World's first radar station gets life-saving grant
01.14.16 in

World's first radar station gets life-saving grant

UK's Bawdsey facility helped win the Battle of Britain.

By S. Dent,   01.14.16
View
01.13.16
Sony's smart light turns on the TV when you enter a room
01.13.16 in

Sony's smart light turns on the TV when you enter a room

The "Multifunctional Light" also works as an intercom and alarm system.

By S. Dent,   01.13.16
View