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AMD Rounds Out Its Current Radeon Pro Lineup With WX 3100 & WX 2100

Posted on June 5, 2017 12:20 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 Workstation Graphics Card

To say it’s been a busy 2017 for AMD would be an incredible understatement. We’ve seen the launch of the company’s hugely anticipated Ryzen desktop processors, a second generation Radeon Pro Duo, and preparations for the launch of the first graphics card based on Vega, called Frontier Edition. While we wait for…..

Qualcomm Has An ‘Extended’ Vision For The Future Of Reality

Posted on June 5, 2017 11:00 AM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm XR (eXtended Reality) Glasses (Theoretical)

Qualcomm’s Hugo Swart During last week’s Computex event in Taipei, I met with Hugo Swart, Qualcomm’s Senior Director of IoT Consumer Electronics, a man who’s really keen on bringing us to a point where AR and VR become a part of every day life. During the meeting, he introduced me to the concept…..

EVGA Shows Off New X299 Motherboards, And GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin At Computex

Posted on June 2, 2017 8:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin Graphics Card

While there are plenty of companies to keep an eye out for here at Computex, it’s EVGA’s turn to see what’s new. There are more X299 motherboards after the recent announcement of Intel’s X-Series processors with a new socket, and EVGA’s generational masterpiece of NVIDIA engineering, the GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin. Out…..

ASUS Announces The Ultimate Gaming Monitor – Quantum Dot, 200Hz, G-Sync, HDR, 35-inch Ultrawide

Posted on June 1, 2017 11:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ Ultrawide Monitor

If there were check-boxes for every feature I’d want on a monitor, the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ would tick every single one of them, and I do mean, every single one. At Computex, ASUS showed off this beast of a monitor and I’m giddy with excitement. So just what makes this monitor…..

GIGABYTE Unveils RGB-Mania AORUS Gaming Motherboard For Intel’s X299 Platform

Posted on June 1, 2017 7:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 9 Motherboard

New CPU platforms means new motherboards, and the usual suspects are unveiling their latest creations here at Computex, Taipei. Today, it’s GIGABYTE’s turn with its brand new RGB powered X299 AORUS Gaming Motherboards. If boards had RGB dials, this one would be set to 11. The X299 AORUS Gaming 9 would defiantly…..

Intel Launches Four Compute Cards – The Credit Card Sized Micro Computer

Posted on May 31, 2017 11:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Intel Compute Card Feature Image

Earlier this year, back at CES, Intel unveiled its plans for a brave new future for its miniature computers. While the Compute Stick had gained some support, it was eventually scrapped. To replace it, Intel put its effort into creating something a little bit different, a credit-card-sized computer you can actually fit…..

Corsair Runs 128GB (16GBx8) Of DDR4-3800 On Intel’s X299 Platform

Posted on May 31, 2017 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
Corsair DDR4-3800 On Intel X399 Platform

Considering just how intense the rumors surrounding Intel’s Core X-Series processors were leading up to Computex 2017, it wasn’t much of a surprise to see that the company actually went ahead with unveiling the lineup at the show. What really did surprise me, though, was what Corsair had on display in its…..

ASUS’ New Intel Motherboards For X299 Including Prime, TUF, And ROG

Posted on May 31, 2017 8:30 AM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS ROG X299 Motherboard

To coincide with Intel’s new X-Series CPUs, motherboard manufacturers are preparing the next wave of boards, fitted out with the new X299 chipsets and supporting Skylake-X CPUs. The boards need to be built with the top-end chips in mind, and as such, are configured with all the DIMM slots and PCIe lanes…..

ASUS, Lenovo & HP Adopt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform For Upcoming Windows 10 Devices

Posted on May 31, 2017 3:30 AM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform Prototype Circuit Board

Earlier this year, Qualcomm announced that its top-end Snapdragon 835 processor would become an ingredient in forthcoming devices that aim to deliver (beyond) all-day battery-life, and a high-performance X16 LTE modem for super-fast data transmissions. At Computex 2017, we find out that ASUS, Lenovo, and HP have all committed to the platform.…..

Qualcomm Announces Mesh Networking Platform For Better Integrated Networks & IoT Devices

Posted on May 30, 2017 12:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Qualcomm Mesh Referrence

If there is one word you should become more accustomed to over the coming years, it would be mesh. In our ever more interconnected world, beyond our humble computers and TVs, Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining traction. Absolutely everything from lights to door locks, fridges to central heating, washing machines and…..

Corsair Gets Wet At Computex – Water Resistant Keyboards, Chassis Concepts, RGB & Custom Waterloops

Posted on May 30, 2017 10:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair Concept Slate & Curve Chassis Designs

This year at Computex, Corsair is protecting you against involuntary fluid intake, while at the same time, expanding its range of water cooling solutions. There are more chassis with tempered glass, plus a whole new generation of RGB-mania with SYNC IT for, well, synchronizing all those RGB lights across not just your…..

NVIDIA Announces Max-Q Laptop Design Initiative At Computex 2017

Posted on May 30, 2017 9:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS GX501 Max-Q Laptop

At this year’s NVIDIA keynote at Computex in Taipei, the usual assortment of deep learning AI tech and Volta-powered systems were on show, but one thing was new, something called Max-Q. If you followed the events just a month prior at NVIDIA’s GTC, you’ll be up to speed on most of what’s…..

Intel Unveils Core X-Series Processors At Computex 2017, Includes 18-Core Flagship Model

Posted on May 30, 2017 7:00 AM by Rob Williams
Intel Core i9 Processor

In the weeks leading up to this year’s Computex show, rumors of supposed Intel Core-i9 processors hit the Internet, which would include models sporting more than 10 cores and 20 threads. On the first day of the show, Intel decided to confirm those rumors. Intel’s Core X-Series processors are more than just…..

ARM Introduces First Processors To Utilize DynamIQ Design, New AI Instructions

Posted on May 29, 2017 10:10 AM by Rob Williams
ARM Cortex-A75 Architectural Design

In advance of the official opening of Computex 2017, ARM has unveiled its latest chip designs which will help fuel a countless number of our devices in the near-future. Those include the Cortex-A75 and A55 CPUs, as well as the Mali-G72 GPU. Performance improvements are nice, but the most notable aspect of…..

ASUS Rolls Out Hot New Notebooks, Displays & ‘Blue Cave’ Wireless Router At Computex 2017

Posted on May 29, 2017 9:00 AM by Jamie Fletcher
ASUS-ZenBook-3-Deluxe-UX490-Thunderbolt-TYPE C-Dual-4K display

Welcome to Taipei, and this year’s Computex event. It’s been about six years since we last attended the show, but it’s always worth it. Our coverage kicks off with a look at a press event held by ASUS, where it’s showcasing a maelstrom of products across the entire tech spectrum. There are laptops,…..

Comcast Attempts To Censor Website Designed To Help People See Through Its BS

Posted on May 23, 2017 4:41 PM by Rob Williams
Comcastroturf Search Resized

Here’s an amazing example of why net neutrality is so important. It should be clear as day by now that the only entities to benefit from the barring of net neutrality rules are the companies that sell us access to the Internet and the politicians who are paid off to support them.…..

Far Cry 5 Set In A Beautiful Yet Extremely Disturbing Montana County

Posted on May 22, 2017 4:50 PM by Rob Williams
Far Cry 5 - Church Scene (Thumb)

Far Cry 5 has just been announced, and based on our initial look, we’re sure it’s going to be quite an interesting installment in the series. It’ll be action-packed, and perhaps more than that, downright disturbing. If you’ve ever craved a game scenario that sees you embark on an adventure in a…..

What We Know (And What We Don’t) About Destiny 2 Right Now

Posted on May 18, 2017 6:20 PM by Rob Williams
Destiny 2 PvP (06)

After a couple of months’ worth of anticipation, Bungie today revealed our first look at gameplay in Destiny 2. If you didn’t catch the stream but are very curious about the company’s upcoming adventure, we’d highly recommend you watch the replay. Otherwise, you may feel content after watching the official trailer: Let’s…..

Qualcomm & Google Develop Daydream VR Standalone Reference Headset Using Snapdragon 835

Posted on May 17, 2017 2:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Qualcomm Snapdragon VR820 Referrence

At this year’s Google I/O event, Qualcomm announced its collaborative design with Google to create a standalone VR headset based on the Daydream VR platform. This design will put Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset at the heart of the device. Daydream was announced at last year’s Google I/O event, with only a handful…..

Corsair Launches T1 RACE Gaming Chair

Posted on May 16, 2017 3:30 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair T1 RACE Chair Lineup

Being content with award-winning peripherals, memory, power supplies and chassis, Corsair is adding yet another product to its gamer-centric product portfolio – chairs. Based on the ever popular sports-type racing design found in many luxury (or modded) cars, Corsair is building something stylish, yet built to last. Gaming chairs are not new,…..

VR Needs A Killer Gaming App, And That App Could Be Half-Life 2: VR

Posted on May 16, 2017 12:37 PM by Rob Williams
Half-Life 2 VR Logo

VR gaming is a lot of fun, but for reasons that fall outside the scope of this post, finding a deep, rich experience (aka: games that won’t be blown through in a couple of hours) are rare. But now, it appears, one of the best possible “killer apps” for VR gaming could…..

Rumored AMD Ryzen 9 ‘Threadripper’ Lineup Includes CPUs With Up To 16 Cores & 32 Threads

Posted on May 15, 2017 2:11 PM by Rob Williams
Rumored AMD Ryzen 9 Lineup

With Computex right around the corner (May 30 – June 3), leaks of what could be announced during the show are hitting the web hard. That includes a Ryzen update that caters to the most hardcore enthusiasts – those able to take advantage of more cores than the 8-core Ryzen 7 SKUs…..

Use A Rooted Android Device? It’s Time To Kiss Netflix Goodbye

Posted on May 15, 2017 1:34 PM by Rob Williams
Netflix (Android)

If you’ve been looking for a good reason to not root your Android device, Netflix has kindly given you one. Out of nowhere, users of rooted Android devices discovered over the weekend that Netflix simply wouldn’t work, and no simple reinstall would be able to fix it. In fact, Netflix has hid…..

NVIDIA’s Inaugural Inception Awards Highlight Importance Of Deep Learning

Posted on May 12, 2017 3:25 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA's 2017 Inception Award Winners & Presenters

During the 2017 North American iteration of its GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA held its first-ever Inception awards to reward six promising start-ups that utilize deep learning and artificial intelligence in their products and technologies. Culled from a list of hundreds of start-ups, these fortunate six inspire with their passion and ambition, and highlight…..

NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute Aims To Train 100,000 Developers In 2017

Posted on May 9, 2017 9:00 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA DLI Lab at IIT Bombay

Over the course of the last five years, deep learning has gone from being a relatively unknown technology to becoming one that’s a very important part of the future of computing. IDC’s research predicts that by 2020, a staggering 80% of applications built will implement deep learning in some way, highlighting the fact…..

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