Snap Inc. Introduces Snap Map

We’ve definitely seen changes throughout Snapchat over the years, including some of our favorite filters, embarrassing texts, and face swaps with cats. Lately, other applications have adopted features similar to Snapchat like Facebook’s Messenger Day and Instagram’s Stories. Now, Snap Inc. has announced the introduction of a new cool feature called Snap Map. This will …more

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AMD Radeon Instinct MI25

AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 Leads New Class of Deep Learning Accelerators

AMD has officially unveiled the new Radeon Instinct family accelerators for deep learning datacenter applications this week in Austin, Texas. The flagship model that is getting the most attention is called the Radeon Instinct MI25. The Radeon Instinct MI25 features the latest VEGA 10 GPU with 4,096 Stream Processors along with 16GB of HBM2 memory …more

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

What AMD EPYC Pricing Means for AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors

When the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor was announced at Computex 2017 no pricing guidance was given and in recent weeks we’ve seen a number of rumors where that price might land. Last night at the AMD EPYC 7000 processor launch event the starting price points were given for the 8-, 16-, 24- and 32-core parts when …more

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Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer to Launch June 27

The last time we talked about the coming DLC for Diablo III called Rise of the Necromancer was in November of last year. All we knew at the time as far as the launch date goes was sometime in 2017. Blizzard has finally given up more details on the DLC including the launch date of …more

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Blizzard/Twitch Partnership Means Free Golden Loot Box for Overwatch Players

Blizzard/Twitch Partnership Means Free Golden Loot Box for Overwatch Players

Since Twitch is part of Amazon if you are an Amazon Prime member, you are a Twitch Prime member as well. You might not be into streaming your gaming session and perhaps you didn’t even know your amazon Prime membership means you are a Twitch Prime member as well. The good news for Amazon Prime …more

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AMD EPYC Storage Demo

One AMD EPYC Processor Reaches 57 GB/s of Random Storage Bandwidth

AMD wants to drive home the message that they are capable of delivering awe-inspiring performance from a single socket server with a number of demos this afternoon at the EPYC launch event in Austin, Texas. One of the storage demos that they were showing off was of on an AMD EPYC 7601-based 1-socket system with 24 …more

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Reports of Cellphone Internet Outages Across the US on Monday

Aside from the issues several Android users encountered when upgrading to Nougat, cellphone users across the United States came across issues regarding their ability to connect to the internet and make calls. Several users have been able to report their faulty service to a website called downdetector. They provide graphs that show how many reports …more

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PS4 Nabs Top Spot in NPD’s Best Selling Hardware Rankings for May

PS4 Nabs Top Spot in NPD’s Best Selling Hardware Rankings for May

The latest sales ranking charts from NPD have been published, and Sony has taken the top spot for hardware sales back from Nintendo. For May 2017, the Sony PS4 was the best selling game hardware platform. The previous month, the top selling console had been the Nintendo Switch. The Switch has been very hard to …more

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Vague Answers Muddy the Waters on Nintendo Switch Virtual Console

Vague Answers Muddy the Waters on Nintendo Switch Virtual Console

During E3 last week Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with a bunch of gaming publications to answer questions. It seems that each of the publications that interviewed Fils-Aime asked some of the same questions about the Nintendo Switch and you might have expected the Nintendo exec to give the same answers to …more

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Hitman Goes Indie as No Buyers for IO-Interactive Step Up

Hitman Goes Indie as No Buyers for IO-Interactive Step Up

For a long time the Hitman franchise has been part of Square Enix, but with IO-Interactive posting a massive loss and Square Enix wanting no more to do with it and no buyers for Io-Interactive stepping up, the future of the franchise is in flux. Metro.co.uk reports that Io-Interactive (IOI) will become an independent publisher …more

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Atari to get Back into Game Console Business

Back in the early days of gaming if you wanted to play a videogame at home there was only one console to get your hands on and that was the Atari. That old-school Atari 2600 is how children of the late ’70s and early ’80s spent time playing games like Pac-Man and Asteroids among others. …more

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Intel Outlines New Xeon Mesh Architecture for Data Centers

Intel Outlines New Xeon Mesh Architecture for Data Centers

Intel is offering up some details on its new “mesh” on-chip interconnect that is the future of the data center. The details on the new architecture come ahead of the launch of the new Intel Xeon Scalable Processor platform, something Intel is calling its biggest data center platform advancement of the decade. Intel CPU architect …more

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Gigabyte Offers X299 Aorus Mainboard Pre-Order Bonus Options

Gigabyte Offers X299 Aorus Mainboard Pre-Order Bonus Options

Back during Computex Gigabyte announced some new enthusiast level motherboards in the X299 Aorus line for gamers that supports all the cool new stuff that Intel is doing. The mainboards support the Intel Core X series of processors with up to 18-cores on a single chip, Optane Memory is supported along with quad channel non-EDD …more

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Synaptics Talks Data encryption vs. Data Scrambling

Synaptics Talks Data encryption vs. Data Scrambling

If you had cable TV back in the day when set top boxes were a novelty, you might remember how the channels you didn’t pay for were scrambled. This scrambling meant that the image was wavy and wouldn’t show up, but you could hear what was going on since audio was unaffected. Synaptics recently looked …more

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