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Three and a half months ago, NVIDIA launched its first consumer graphics card with a Volta GPU inside, the mighty Titan V. While it's a capable gaming card, that is not what it was designed for. The Titan V was built for professional and academic deep learning applications, and as we saw first-hand, it is an absolute... Read more...
Huawei might be one of the largest smartphone OEMs in the world, but the company is having a very hard time breaking into the U.S. market. The reason for the difficulty is that Huawei has very close ties to the Chinese government, and the U.S. government is balking over fears of spying that could compromise national... Read more...
Earlier this week Microsoft and NVIDIA announced some major advances in real-time ray tracing using high-end gaming hardware. When Microsoft talked up its tech, the company noted that some of the major game engines out there would be integrating ray tracing, and that the new tech would be coming to video games. At the... Read more...
We've heard from a number of different parties involved in the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal that erupted over the past week. However, one key person at the center of it all had yet to publicly comment at length: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg finally broke his silence this afternoon with a lengthy... Read more...
Qualcomm has unveiled a new virtual reality development kit at GDC 2018 that should help usher in better performing headsets and devices for mobile use. The new VR development kit includes a wireless, standalone VR head mounted display and a new SDK. The hardware the VR dev kit leverages is the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform. "In virtual Read more...
Gigabyte has introduced a new entry in the growing external GPU enclosure sector. The company's new Radeon RX 580 Gaming Box of course includes its namesake graphics card inside the enclosure and connects to your PC with via a Thunderbolt 3 connection. The AMD Radeon RX 580 lurking inside the box is clocked at... Read more...
Cadillac was once considered the "Standard of the World" when it came to luxurious automobiles. However, in the U.S. market at least, the company's sedans and coupes haven't exactly been setting buyers' hearts afire. Cadillac is looking to change that with the introduction of an all-new engine that [for now] is... Read more...
Google is extending its Instant App experience to now includes select games in the Google Play Store. Called "Google Play Instant," the new feature allows Android users to play game demos by clicking on a link instead of actually downloading and installing the full app. This is an added convenience for Android device... Read more...
After making billions of dollars from selling his messaging service to Facebook, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton says the time has come to move on from the world's most popular social networking service. He is not just talking about himself, either. Acton on Tuesday night tweeted, "It is time. #deletefacebook," using... Read more...
Competition tends to bring out the best in people, and for the engineers at Intel, that means responding to AMD's 8-core Ryzen processors with 8-core variants of its own chips for mainstream consumers. And make no mistake, they are coming. Further evidence of this can be seen in Futuremark's 3DMark database, where one... Read more...
In the latest case of cable companies behaving badly, Charter has come under fire from the New York State Public Service Commission. Charter has been on a mission to expand its nationwide footprint, and to do so, it reached agreements to acquire both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks earlier decade. In... Read more...
Futuremark, the company behind the popular 3DMark and PCMark benchmarks that are widely used by reviewers (us included) and enthusiasts alike, has a released technology demo showcasing real-time raytracing effects. The demo is built around Microsoft's new DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API, which allows any graphics card... Read more...
Microsoft has announced the launch of the Windows Server 2019 Preview. The preview build is available right now through the Insiders Program, while the full Server 2019 OS will be available in the second half of 2018 according to Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management, Windows Server.  Chapple gives some idea... Read more...
A big deal is going down in the tech world with multiple sources claiming that Google is set to acquire Lytro. Lytro is the company that first started out way back in 2011 a the camera that allowed users to refocus on anything in the image frame. Eventually, Lytro morphed into a company that specializes in depth-data, light-field technology Read more...
Earlier this month, a little-known Israeli security company named CTS Labs disclosed a number of vulnerabilities that affect AMD's Zen-based processor family. The exploits -- Masterkey, Ryzenfall, Fallout, and Chimera -- involve the Secure Processor found onboard Ryzen and EPYC products and the supporting Ryzen... Read more...
When the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update lands later this year, there's one big change in store that should be welcome to impatient computing enthusiasts -- or just anyone that hates system "downtime" when you could be getting work done. Microsoft has caught heavy flak for major Windows Updates that are slow to... Read more...
Samsung has announced that it has launched the Galaxy Tab Active 2 in the U.S. The tablet is ruggedized, making it suitable for people who are hard on electronics or business users who frequently work outdoors. The tablet is designed to function in extreme conditions and offers an integrated LTE modem for connectivity... Read more...
Given the design similarities between previous Oppo smartphone designs compared to their OnePlus counterparts, we just got big glimpse at what to expect when the OnePlus 6 is unveiled later this year. The Oppo R15 was officially unveiled this week in China, and for better or worse, it comes with a rather prominent... Read more...
The Commodore 64 holds a Guinness World record as the highest-selling single computer model of all time. After its initial release in August of 1982, the C64 went on to sell millions of units – outselling all other popular 8-bit machines at the time, including the Apple II. For many long-time technology geeks... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of processors, the 1920X and 1920X tend to get the bulk of the attention. After all, the High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors pack in 12 and 16 cores respectively with bargain pricing compared to their Intel counterparts. However, there is one member of the Threadripper... Read more...
In the early days of computing, fancy and powerful number crunching devices were incredibly large. Things have evolved since then, and we can now fit what are essentially PCs (smartphones) into our pockets, giving us access to much more powerful machinery in a portable form factor that would have been unheard of... Read more...
Facebook recently suspended Cambridge Analytica, a political data analytics firm, for the improper collection and retention of user information. While it is nice to see Facebook take action in these sort of cases, there is a bigger underlying problem, and that is the amount of personal information we collectively make... Read more...
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