3D, AMD, Companies, Graphics, Hardware

AMD Launches ‘Boltzmann Initiative’


AMD inputted a lot of strategic investments in heterogeneous system architecture (HSA). The most logical step forward is building a suite of tools designed to ease development of high-performance, energy efficient heterogeneous computing systems. This is what the “Boltzmann Initiative” is all about it seems. The “Boltzmann Initiative” leverages HSA’s ability to harness both central processing units (CPU) and AMD FirePro™ graphics processing units (GPU) for maximum compute efficiency through software. The first results of the initiative are featured this week at SC15 and include the Heterogeneous Compute Compiler (HCC); a headless Linux® driver and HSA runtime infrastructure for cluster-class, High Performance Computing (HPC); and the Heterogeneous-compute Interface for


Companies, Internet of Things (IoT)

Pandora scoops up Rdio technology and employees for $75M


Pandora today announced an agreement to acquire several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. This will accelerate the company’s plan to offer fans greater control over the music they love, strengthening Pandora’s position as the definitive source of music. With thanks to some restrictions, Pandora is not available in all parts of the world. “Whether streaming through radio, on-demand or in-person at live events, Pandora is building the definitive source for fans to discover and celebrate music,” said Brian McAndrews, chief executive officer at Pandora. “Wherever and however fans want to hear music, we intend to be their go-to destination.” In


Auto, VR World

Tesla Model S Comes Equipped With Autopilot Capabilities


Starting today, Tesla Model S comes equipped with the Tesla Version 7 software. It brings Autopilot capabilities to every Model S out there. The latest upgrade to the car’s software allows the Model S to use its unique combination of cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensor and other technological gadgets to use on the highway, change lanes, and adjust speed in response to traffic. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, Model S scans for a parking space and parallel parks on your command. Quite a safety upgrade. For example, switching lanes is now done with a simple turn of the turn signals and the vehicle will take


Analysis, Auto, Business, VR World

Tesla Motors Gathers Additional $738 million Of Investments This Week


Tesla Motors, Inc. are on a roll lately! After they announced Tesla Model X becoming available earlier, getting the info about the Tesla Model 3 out there, they are raising even more financial capital right now. Making good on a promise, Tesla Motors CEO and founder Elon Musk purchased $20 million in stock this week during the company’s public offering. The CEO purchased 82,645 shares at $242 per share, making it a $20 million investment. The Tesla CEO now holds 28 million shares in the company, providing more reassurance towards new investors through personal investments like this one. After they have announced a new public


CPU, Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

AMD launches affordable A8-7670K APU For Budget Computers


After launching the much wanted R9 Fury, AMD is looking to expand its presence in the budget market with the introduction of the affordable A8-7670K APU revealed earlier. While AMD had less than stellar success rate with their CPU products lately, the newly launched APU models aim to take the throne currently held by Intel i3 CPUs – and might actually have what they need to do it. It also arrives on point for the Windows 10 release, ensuring its place on the budget market is secured thoughtfully. This means that all of those free updates to the new system will come in handy and


Gaming, News

Bungie Hires Destiny Reddit Moderator As Community Manager

Destiny Reddit final

Passion and dedication have won a dedicated Redditor a full-time position in Bungie’s ranks.


AMD, Companies, Gaming, Hardware, News, Rumors

AMD Might Be Making The Nintendo NX Processor

Nintendo NX Console

It looks as if Nintendo has eyed AMD to craft the processor to power the new Nintendo NX.


Gaming, News

Pluto Flyby Made Possible By Early PlayStation CPU

Pluto NASA New Horizons

NASA’s New Horizons probe shares the same brain as the early PlayStation console.


Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, News, VR World

Samsung Brings 2TB Solid State Drives To Your Computer


We have been lucky and were able to use solid state drives for a few years now. This ensured lightning fast performance even in daily usage circumstances. While the solid state drives are fast, they lacked in capacity. Many have argued that you would need an SSD with HDD combination, to fully utilize your computer speed. But with the advent of much faster, larger and better solid state drives, this is all turned in a completely new direction. A few years back, you had to bend over backwards to afford more than 1TB of Solid State Drive capacity in terms of finances. With the release


Gaming, VR World

Bethesda Clears Up Fallout 4 Release Date Speculation

Fallout 4 New Megaton

Bethesda doesn’t confirm or deny that Fallout 4 will release this year.


Entertainment, Gaming, VR World

Fallout 4 Reveal Trailer is Live, Listed For 2015 Release

Fallout 4 Armor 2

The future of Fallout is here, and we have the trailer, details and more on the post-apocalyptic magnum opus.


Gaming, VR World

Fallout 4 Leaked, Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Fallout 4 Concept Art

New details surface ahead of schedule, but they’re as scarce as the post-apocalyptic wasteland.


Business, Gaming, Software Programs, VR World

Valve Will Now Issue Steam Refunds ‘for Any Reason’

Valve Logo

As much fanfare accompanies Steam’s new refund policy, some speculate that the new structure is a bad omen for indie devs.


Gaming, VR World

Fallout 4 Announcement Teased By Bethesda

Fallout 4

Hype…hype never changes.


Business, Companies, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows

Windows 10 Price Starts At $120, Follows Windows 8 Pricing Model

Windows 10 unified

Microsoft’s new OS will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor in terms of pricing.


Gaming, Hardware, VR World

Sony Plans to Release 1TB PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 - PS4

Sony issues two new PS4 models, but they aren’t the big console refreshes we’ve been waiting for.


Auto, Business, VR World

2016 BMW 7 Series Set To Be Unveiled On June 10 2015


Today, BMW has released further information and details of the new BMW 7 Series, nicely showcased in a teaser video.


Gaming, VR World

BBC To Shed Light On Sony’s Shady PSN Policies

PSN Logo

Sony’s ill handling of fraudulent purchases and hacked accounts will go public tonight courtesy of BBC One


Gaming, VR World

Witcher 3 Please Wait Xbox One Bug Fix


We tell you how to squash the pesky “please wait” bug that’s plagued so many gamers, and how to prevent it from happening again.


Companies, Gaming, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows

Windows 10 on Xbox One Preview Timeline Revealed

Xbox One Windows 10

Preview program members get first crack at the Xbox One’s biggest update yet: Windows 10 functionality.