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Movidius Introduces Fathom, A Deep-learning Accelerator On A USB Stick

Posted on April 28, 2016 2:20 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Movidius Fathom Key Product shot

It’s not often a unique product shows up in our email and news feeds, but we became curious over something a little different today: a USB compute module for neural networks and machine learning. Movidius’ new Fathom Neural Compute Stick is an ultra-low power processor featuring a Myriad 2 VPU (vision processing…..

Intel Joins Apple In Wanting To Purge Traditional 3.5mm Audio Jacks

Posted on April 27, 2016 2:44 PM by Rob Williams
Apple_Earbuds

When it first leaked that Apple was keen on removing the 3.5mm audio jack from future iPhones, even the most devout Apple fans thought the company had finally lost its marbles. While the traditional 3.5mm jack is about as old-school a technology could get on a modern device, it hasn’t really “needed”…..

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo – A Dual-GPU Fury For Professionals

Posted on April 26, 2016 10:50 AM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Exposed Waterblock

Following up from yesterday’s news story, AMD has officially launched its latest card, a dual-GPU solution based on the Fiji architecture found in the Fury cards. The Radeon Pro Duo – its official name – has a rather unique twist in its launch, the fact that it’s not explicitly a gaming card,…..

AMD Isn’t Sampling Its Radeon Pro Duo To Reviewers – But It Has A Good Reason

Posted on April 25, 2016 2:50 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card

When AMD introduced its latest-gen graphics cards last summer, it left little to the imagination. Right from the get-go, we knew that the 300-series would include at least four models, and that the Fury line would include a Fury, Fury X, Fury Nano, and a dual-GPU option. At that time, that dual-GPU…..

‘VR Ready’? That’s Child’s Play: ASUS Hits Us With ‘Beyond VR Ready’ Certification

Posted on April 25, 2016 11:07 AM by Rob Williams
ASUS Radeon R9 Nano White

While many vendors are taking advantage of the ongoing VR revolution to offer “VR Ready” products, ASUS is having none of it. Instead, the Taiwanese company wants to take things a step further, and offer “Beyond VR Ready” products. Touché, ASUS. With its Beyond VR Ready program, ASUS is certifying a huge…..

Corsair Introduces RAPIDFIRE Series For K70, K70 RGB & K65 RGB

Posted on April 21, 2016 1:50 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Press Shot

Are mechanical keyboards with CHERRY MX Red switches still too slow for your twitch reflex actions? Corsair will soon be rolling out a new branch of some of its iconic peripherals in the new RAPIDFIRE range. The three keyboards, the K70, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB, will soon start to get a…..

Western Digital Introduces New Datacenter HDDs – WD Gold Series

Posted on April 20, 2016 8:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Western Digital WD Gold Series HDD Press Image

Soon to replace the current generation of WD Re drives, the new WD Gold series aims to better tune itself to the requirements of datacenters with an assortment of features and lower power. The launch brings three new capacities of 4, 6 and 8TB, each geared for slightly different workloads rather than…..

MAINGEAR Packs NVIDIA’s Latest Desktop Quadro Into Its Pulse 15 Pro Notebook

Posted on April 19, 2016 6:56 PM by Rob Williams
MAINGEAR Pulse 15 Pro - Backlit Keyboard

One of the most obvious caveats of notebooks is that the performance won’t ever match desktops – but, that doesn’t mean that some vendors won’t put forth their best effort to tighten the gap as much as possible. A good example of how this is being done is with MAINGEAR’s new Pulse…..

NVIDIA Rounds Out Its Maxwell-based Quadro Lineup With The M2000

Posted on April 19, 2016 11:57 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro M2000 Workstation Graphics Card

NVIDIA’s Quadro team has sure been on a release rampage this past month. First came along the second-generation top-end M6000, which now sports 24GB of GDDR5, and soon after, we were hit with the M5500, a desktop-class card designed for notebooks. On the table now is a bit of a special release,…..

AMD Announces Updated FirePro W9100 – Packs 32GB Of Memory

Posted on April 14, 2016 7:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD FirePro W9100 32GB Workstation Card

Just when you thought the old 28nm GPUs had nothing left to give, AMD releases an update to one of its workstation cards. The FirePro W9100 will soon come packed with a rather hefty 32GB of GDDR5 memory, up from the original 16GB. With both 4K resolution and Virtual Reality making traction…..

Micron Launches Three NVMe Datacenter SSDs, Opens Micron Storage Solutions Center

Posted on April 14, 2016 6:00 PM by Robert Tanner
Micron 9100 NVMe PCIe SSD

Micron this week hosted an Enterprise Solutions event in Austin, TX, marking a turning point for the company with it taking a more active role as a software solutions provider for businesses. In addition, Micron announced three new NVMe-capable Enterprise PCIe & SAS solid-state drive families and even let loose some hints…..

BOXX Had No Shortage Of High-end Systems To Show Off At GTC 2016

Posted on April 13, 2016 5:17 PM by Rob Williams
BOXX At GTC 2016 - APEXX 5R and FLEXX

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference is all about showing off cutting-edge technologies and looking to the future (near or far). That being the case, if you appreciate the working side of graphics technology, GTC is some sort of geek heaven, with NVIDIA showing off what it has coming, and its partners doing the…..

Kingston’s Latest Flash Drives Treat Your Data With Ultimate Importance

Posted on April 13, 2016 4:07 PM by Rob Williams
Kingston DataTraveler Managed Flash Drive Solutions

Kingston has just announced the release of two brand-new flash drives designed for those who demand bullet-proof (as much as possible, anyways) security for their on-the-go data. Those drives are the DataTraveler 4000G2 with Management (DT4000G2DM) and DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 with Management (DTVP30DM). One of the standout features of these drives…..

SteelSeries Launches APEX M500 Tournament-Ready Mechanical Keyboard

Posted on April 11, 2016 9:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
SteelSeries APEX M500 Mechanical Keyboard Press Shot

Different people are looking for different things when it comes to peripherals. Sometimes it’s lots of extra buttons, other times it’s simplicity; finding that balance between both can be a challenge. SteelSeries attempts to merge the benefits of absolute customization to a simplified keyboard, that’s ready for eSports action with the APEX…..

Lian Li Announces The PC-J60 In New Chassis Series – Keep Clutter Out Of Sight

Posted on April 7, 2016 11:40 AM by Greg King
LianLi PC-J60 Chassis Press Shot

There are few chassis companies that move as fast as Lian-Li. The Taiwanese company is known for its quality cases and use of high quality aluminum. Announced today, Lian-Li has an entirely new series of chassis and it’s first offering in that series is the attractive PC-J60. With a tidy interior in…..

Valve Launches SteamVR Store As Vive Begins To Ship

Posted on April 6, 2016 12:59 PM by Greg King
HTC Vive VR Kit

Virtual Reality is upon us. With both the Oculus Rift and Valve/HTC Vive “shipping”, VR for the masses is already starting to gain momentum (outside of a mobile phone strapped to your face). Rob is currently at NVIDIA’s GTC event in California’s Silicon Valley, and a major theme at the event has…..

ASUSTOR Rolls Out AS3202T & AS3204T – Entry-Level Quad-Core NAS Units

Posted on April 6, 2016 10:30 AM by Greg King
ASUSTOR AS3204T 4-Bay NAS

Techgage covers a wide gamut of technologies and one of my personal favorites is network attached storage. NAS has played a huge role my own home network, and that in turn has led into a substantial amount of coverage on the site. One company that has continued to impress us over the…..

NVIDIA’s Pascal Is Shipping: Company Announces Tesla P100 Compute GPU & DGX-1 Deep Learning Server

Posted on April 5, 2016 2:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
tesla-p100-chipshot-2

At GTC 2016, NVIDIA announced details regarding its first HPC-targeted compute GPU that will utilize its upcoming Pascal architecture. The expected performance increases and power savings will allow companies to scale to petaflop levels of computation, using a fraction of the power and real estate. NVIDIA’s Tesla series GPUs are headless cards for…..

AMD Announces FirePro S9300 x2 Server GPU -13.9 TFLOPS Of Compute

Posted on April 5, 2016 10:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
FirePro S9300x2 Press Image

AMD launches a new compute card that aims to take on and topple NVIDIA’s Tesla GPU line. The new S9300 x2 is a dual GPU configuration (as hinted by the name), that sports some eye-watering numbers that’ll leave most enthusiasts salivating. We’ll start with the headline, 13.9 TFLOPS of single-precision floating point…..

NVIDIA Brings Professional VR To Notebooks With Quadro M5500

Posted on April 4, 2016 8:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Quadro M5500 Mobile Graphics Card

If you’ve been paying any attention to the Internet lately, you’re likely well aware that both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now “available”, allowing those who preordered either device to tear it up in digital worlds like never before. While gaming is undoubtedly the biggest scenario revolving around VR, there…..

Photoshop Gurus Get Hold Of ASUS’ Monstrous RT-AC5300 Wireless Router

Posted on March 31, 2016 1:16 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS RT-AC5300 Wireless Router

To most, routers are just boring boxes that sit there and stream the Internet from the outside, in. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would put ASUS’ RT-AC5300 in that same “boring boxes” category, though. It’s the kind of “ultimate” router you didn’t even know could exist. It sports eight antennas that…..

Amazon Bans Sale Of Non-Compliant USB Type-C Cables

Posted on March 30, 2016 7:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
OnePlus 2 - USB Type-C Cable

In the interest of public safety, Amazon is adding defective USB Type-C cables and adapters to its list of restricted products. Any third-party marketplace seller caught distributing non-standards-compliant cables run the risk of having their accounts closed. The excerpt from the policy now includes “Any USB-C (or USB Type-C) cable or adapter…..

Could VR Offer One Of The Best Ultra-wide Monitor Experiences Ever?

Posted on March 29, 2016 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Acer Predator X34 Ultra-wide Curved G-SYNC Gaming Monitor

Like many reading this, I’m excited for VR. Both Oculus’ Rift and HTC’s Vive look to offer great experiences out-of-the-gate, and as the famous saying goes, the best is yet to come. While VR has been around in some form for quite a while, what makes modern VR different is that it’s…..

Actionproof’s Bozon Apple Watch Dock Review

Posted on March 29, 2016 8:00 AM by Tom Roeder
Bozon Apple Dock Render

Actionproof is a company that I was not familiar with before now. It offers a few different products, all geared around protecting and augmenting your digital lifestyle. Currently the company offers this Bozon Apple Watch dock that we are reviewing today, it also offers a couple of different phone cases, and a…..

Got An Oculus Rift? AMD & NVIDIA Have New Drivers For You

Posted on March 28, 2016 11:34 AM by Rob Williams
Oculus Rift Consumer Release Press Shot

It’s taken a while to reach this point, but we’re finally here: Oculus’ Rift has been released. If you were one of the first to preorder the device, you’ll likewise be one of the first to receive it (and chances are you’d be well-aware of when it’s going to land). If you…..

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