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For those who need the ultimate in compute power, but can't accommodate a computer that would fill an entire room, NVIDIA's DGX-1 'supercomputer' fits the bill. Unveiled earlier this year at NVIDIA's own GTC, the DGX-1 is a server unit that packs in 8 of the company's ultra-powerful Tesla V100s, delivering a peak 960... Read more...
Verizon Wireless has announced to 8,500 customers in rural parts of the country that it will no longer service them and all of their phones on their accounts as of October 17. The reason that Verizon Wireless is ditching these 8,500 rural customers, that have a total of 19,000 lines, is excessive data usage on... Read more...
Nintendo has a long history of selling its consoles with at least one game so you can play right out of the box. Way back in the day the Nintendo Entertainment System came with the light gun for Duck Hunt and a janky robot game with spinning tops that a robot connected to the console would move around to open sliding... Read more...
AMD is back in the game with its Zen architecture and, for the first time in a long time, is able to compete with Intel in the high-end desktop CPU market with its Ryzen and Threadripper processor lines. And in the GPU market, Vega has given AMD a competitive solution to go up against NVIDIA's Pascal cards. At some... Read more...
Udpate, 9/17/17: It turns out the actual cryptocurrency being mined by TPB is actually Monero. As such this article has been updated.  The Pirate Bay made its name as the site to go to if you want to download pirated applications, games, music or movies. The site is infamous for skirting the jurisdiction of... Read more...
Yesterday afternoon, we reported that T-Mobile had taken the rather unpopular decision to throttle forthcoming owners of the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3 to 3G speeds. Considering that the Apple Watch Series 3 is capable of downloading data at LTE speeds, an artificial limit of 512kbps left many... Read more...
The need for more bulk storage isn't slowing down, and in fact continues to grow at an incredible rate. At one point, a 4TB hard drive seemed like it offered a ton of digital breathing room. Today, that's not so much the case. As we capture our photos and videos at higher resolutions (8K is right around the corner)... Read more...
When it comes to developing games, the easier it is to make a game for multiple systems, the better it is for gamers because studios can make better games with more resources that function across all platforms. Microsoft has announced that it has launched a new Expanded Resource feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators... Read more...
Following months of rumors, leaks, and a mountain of speculation, Apple earlier this week finally unveiled its next generation iPhone devices, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10). While the phones themselves are interesting for what they bring to the mobile sector, what is most... Read more...
Earlier this week, the third generation Apple Watch -- the Series 3 -- was announced alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. While the Apple Watch Series 3 looks pretty much like its predecessors from the outside, customers now have the choice to add LTE connectivity with a starting price of... Read more...
Western Digital has tossed a new portable storage solution onto the market that photography pros and amateurs alike will appreciate if they are working with large file sizes. The drive is marketed by G-Technology and is called the G-Drive mobile SSD R-Series. The portable drive is aimed primarily at professional... Read more...
BrainChip has just announced a new add-in card that is specifically designed to accelerate neuromorphic computing. Neuromorphic hardware is tasked with mimicking the pathways of the human brain by using neural technology to process large amounts of data parallel in bursts or "spikes" over short span of time. In this... Read more...
If you were disappointed by the fiery disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung by all accounts had made up for it with the Galaxy Note 8. First announced in New York City late last month, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is now available to purchase in stores (and customers should now be receiving their... Read more...
Bitcoin is living up to its billing as a volatile currency. It was a big deal last month when Bitcoin first flirted with a $2,900 valuation. Just a couple of weeks later, it jumped past the $4,000 mark, setting yet another new high in the process. More recently, Bitcoin has hit a rough patch, causing its value to fall... Read more...
For anyone wondering why the Nintendo Switch is still hard to find now six months after it launched, the answer is the same as before—Nintendo just is not able to produce Switch consoles fast enough to meet demand. While there will still be some who contend that it is an artificial shortage, consider that the Switch... Read more...
Mmm, Oreo! Everyone is eager to experience the tastiest version of Android to date, but is it coming to your smartphone anytime soon, or at all? If you own a Motorola device, we can answer those questions. Motorola posted a list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 8.0 update in the coming months. The list... Read more...
We are an impatient society; we need everything "right now", the faster the better. Microsoft is looking to fuel this need for urgency with a new method for installing and streaming games on the Xbox One called "Intelligent Delivery". Intelligent Delivery strips a game's assets down to data chunks that are... Read more...
Google is taking another step towards making the web browsing experience a more pleasant one, as it pertains to videos that annoyingly fire up automatically on some sites. Earmarked for a future build of its Chrome browser is the disabling of autoplay for videos that are accompanied by sound, Google announced in Chromium blog post. The idea Read more...
Overwatch has become one of the most popular competitive games out there for gamers on all platforms. The game is huge in the esports arena, and tournaments will soon be held in the fancy new Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. If you haven't dropped the loot needed to buy the game because you aren't sure if Overwatch is for... Read more...
One of the coolest things about the Essential Phone from Andy Rubin and crew is that it has a slick magnetic accessory connector that allows you to expand the capabilities of the device as accessories are launched. One of the worst things about the Essential Phoen for many people who like to listen to audio with... Read more...
Move over, G.Skill, it looks as though another hardware manufacturer is looking to vie for the crown of world's fastest DDR4 memory. The new challenger is from Corsair, which has just unveiled its newest Vengeance LPX 16GB kit, which includes two 8GB DDR4 DIMM modules. Corsair says that its range-topping Vengeance... Read more...
Just a day after JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon unleashed a fury of attacks on Bitcoin (and cryptocurrencies in general), another salvo is incoming. It was reported last week by Caixin that China was contemplating shutting down cryptocurrency exchange trading, and further confirmation of that order arrived... Read more...
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