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Intel Readies For Post-PC Era With 12,000 Job Layoffs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sent out an e-mail yesterday to employees announced a major restructuring for the post-PC era would be starting.  Intel plans on cutting up to 11% of its workforce, or 12,000 jobs, through mid-2017, to “speed its transition to a company that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices.” It was also noted that …more

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NVIDIA Quadro M2000 Runs Four 4K Displays And Runs $450

NVIDIA has released the budget friendly Quadro M2000 4GB GDDR5 workstation graphics card. This Maxwell based card is the little brother to the Quadro M6000 24GB GDDR5, but it still packs a mean little punch and is capable of running popular business software like CAD, Solidworks and 3DS Max.  This is because it has 768 CUDA cores based …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal Video Card Pictured?

Could the image below be the final design for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card fan shroud? Weeks ago we posted up news and images of a freshly machined GPU cooler fan shroud and this appears to be the final version. We think the design looks pretty nice and it has an edgy look to …more

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Intel Optane Demo Shows 2GB/s File Transfers At IDF Shenzhen

This week at IDF Shenzhen, Rob Crooke, Intel vice president for the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), joined Ian Yang, president of Intel China, on stage to talk about Intel’s advances in storage memory, including 3D NAND and Intel Optane technology using 3D XPoint non-volatile memory media. Intel has uploaded more than an hour of content …more

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USB Type C Specification Update to Protect Against Substandard Cables

In light of concerns of non-compliant USB Type-C cables, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the new USB Type-C Authentication specification to allow devices to confirm the authenticity of a cable. This update bundles together hardware descriptors, certifications, and developer specifications to protect against non-compliant USB Type C cables and devices. Not only are …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Pascal To Launch At Computex 2016?

Digitimes is reporting that they believe NVIDIA will be releasing Pascal-based graphics cards at Computex 2016! They also believe that third party board makers (ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA and others) will begin mass shipping those Pascal GPU powered cards in July 2016. They also believe that NVIDIA is clearing out the current inventory of Maxwell-based video …more

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Battleborn Open Beta Live for PS4 This Weekend, All Other Platforms Start Wednesday April 13

Gearbox Software and 2K Games, together known for the Borderlands series, is set to begin the free open beta process for their upcoming first-person hero shooter Battleborn. PlayStation 4 players will have first access to the open beta today April 8 starting at 10am PST (5pm UTC.) The open beta for PC and Xbox One …more

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Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop Trailer Released

The official trailer for the second game add-on (DLC) for Fallout 4 has been released ahead of its official roll out on April 12th, 2016! The latest DLC is called Wasteland Workshop and you get to design and set cages to capture live creatures – from raiders to Deathclaws! Tame them or have them face off in battle, even against your fellow …more

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NVIDIA GP100 Pascal GPU Announced – 15 Billion Transistors, 21 FP16 TFLOPS, HBM2, 16nm FinFET

NVIDIA has unveiled the Tesla P100 datacenter GPU that utilized the companies new flagship GP100 Pascal GPU. NVIDIA said that the GP100 GPU measures in at 610mm2 and features 15.3 billion transistors. This makes it the largest GPU that NVIDIA has ever made despite the fact that it is built using the 16nm FinFET manufacturing process. It …more

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NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference 2016 Highlights

The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference is being held this week and one of the most interesting parts of the show is seeing the keynote presentation by Jen-Hsun Huang by CEO & Co-Founder of NVIDIA. We’ve waited for this day to come for months as NVIDIA is expected to debut and demo their upcoming next-generation GPU …more

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AMD Radeon Crimson 16.4.1 Video Card Drivers Released

Radeon Software Crimson 16.4.1 video card drivers have been released with Quantum Break optimizations and further VR improvements for Oculus Rift and HTV Vive owners. AMD says that Radeon R9 Fury X owners can expect up to 35% faster performance gains on Quantum Break with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 versus Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2 …more

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Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Listed By Intel as Being 3.5GHz with 25MB Cache

The Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition processor has been (25M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) been officially confirmed by Intel on their own website! The latest version (11.0.2.1002) of the Intel Management Engine (Intel ME) software on the support site offers support for the upcoming flagship Broadwell-E processor that is made on the 14nm …more

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“Alive” Overwatch Animated Short Released by Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment has released its second animated short film “Alive,” part of a series of media that will include comics and a graphic novel that set the lore for the upcoming game Overwatch. “Alive” is a 6-minute cinematic feature that features two characters from the game – Widowmaker an elite assassin from the Talon terrorist …more

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Project Breadwinner – The Razer Toaster Made For Gamers

Is it breakfast time? Razer has removed the wraps on Project Breadwinner, a pop-up toaster in development targeted for gamers. Highly requested by the gaming community around the world, Razer is doing its part to bringing the a hardcore breakfast experience in the morning. “This project was demanded by [the] community and you won’t shut …more

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