With the Acer Chromebook 14, the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking at it – is the Apple Macbook. The newest Acer Chromebook device looks unmistakably similar to Apple’s highest selling laptop. Something owners will definitely appreciate, given the high selling nature of the Macbook. For the most part, Apple’s laptops have looked great – something that plenty other device makers are using to their advantage – same could be said about this one in certain key areas. The design overall looks great. The aluminum looks fantastic and the whole thing looks sturdy in every detail. On the other hand, even
The NVIDIA PX autonomous car development platform recently received the Award of Excellence in the Autonomous Driving/AI division. The accolades were handed earlier this week at the 7th Automotive Telecommunication Technology Tokyo exhibition, marking another achievement. It also showcases how the car industry is taking bigger and bigger steps towards autonomous driving. The award is the latest recognition of the key role GPUs – and the AI renaissance sparked by GPU-powered deep learning techniques – are playing as automakers race to offer more sophisticated capabilities. “With NVIDIA’s chips coming into the car industry, autonomous driving has suddenly become a reality,” said Takeshi Natsuno, head of the awards committee
AMD announced their impressive roster of state-of-the-art DirectX 12 games and engines, each with extensive tuning for the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture at the heart of modern Radeon GPUs. This marks another milestone in the quest to adhere to newer game/application requests, creating a great showcase of performance and visual appeal. This also provides owners of the newest AMD Radeon graphic cards a chance to fully utilize all the advancements of DirectX 12 games, engines and design. This news comes in mid of recent talk and rumors about potential developments by AMD in the field of processors and graphics, giving the fans of the brand
Nissan unveiled the 2017 Nissan GT-R at the New York International Auto Show today, giving the darling of the car world a thorough makeover inside and out overall. Some major driving performance enhancements and key new features, also come part of the newly refreshed model, perfectly accentuating what is he most significant change to Nissan’s flagship super sports car since it was introduced. “As the icon of Nissan’s driving performance, the GT-R continues to evolve. With the signature V-motion grille, the GT-R now possesses the latest Nissan design language. Its exceptional aerodynamic performance and upgraded interior have given the GT-R a more mature character, which
Out with the old, in with the … old? On Apple’s Spring 2016 event in San Francisco the company introduced the iPhone SE, blast from the past with a new twist; new performance and improved usability. The package of the iPhone SE offers compact aluminum design updated with matte-chamfered edges, color-matched stainless steel Apple logo in a compact design introducec with the iPhone 5/5S. Apple iPhone SE will come in four metallic finishes, including rose gold. Apple iPhone SE offers exceptional performance on the iOS system, using the same 64-bit A9 processor offered in actual high-end phones; iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Given that they’re running at blazing fast
Today, MSI updated their GeForce lineup. The introduction of the MSI GeForce GTX 950 models mark the newest addition to MSI’s line-up of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series graphics cards. hey demonstrate just how power efficient NVIDIA’s Maxwell architecture can be, using only 75W power while still providing full GeForce® GTX 950 performance. Due to this extreme efficiency, the new MSI GeForce GTX 950 models require no additional power from PEG connectors, but are powered completely through the PCIe slot. The new MSI GeForce GTX 950 models offer gamers with moderate budgets a perfect choice with smooth and solid gaming performance at Full HD, especially
The annual Game Developers Conference is in full swing and we’re part of it. Today, Sony announced that PlayStation VR is launching in October. We’ve been eagerly expecting the first VR solutions for the console world, and this Japanese company is certainly making a big splash with their solution. Combine the wide array of gaming titles with excellent VR solutions and you’ve got a great winter coming up. As we said earlier, PlayStation VR headset will launch in October this year and it will come with a suggested retail price of USD $399 / CAD $549. This is one of the most affordable VR kits out there, an almost
The tongue-in-cheek titled comedy will definitely be something the VR World staff will go out and watch. Seth Rogen, the guy behind some of the most hilarious movies, sketches, quotations and tv appearances is the guy behind this – quite frankly, ensuring it will be one belly-hurting laugh fest. In the movie, food learns about their place in time – getting peeled, cut and eaten by humans, naturally sparking the desire to survive, all blended with foul language and lots of laughs overall. The script is written by Rogen together with his comedy partner Evan Goldberg, and Kyle Hunter. Dreamworks alumni Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon
Today, at the 2016 Game Developer Conference, AMD announced some major shifts in the VR System market. According to AMD, the company will underscore its dominance of the global virtual reality systems market. It revealed new advances in hardware and software to further the reach of VR, and unveiled its new GPU certified program that simplifies adoption of VR technology for consumers and content creators. According to Jon Peddie Research as of March 11, 2016, AMD is estimated as powering 83% of the total addressable market for dedicated VR HMDs. “AMD continues to be a driving force in virtual reality,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and
Dell was named as 2016 world’s most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This award comes as a great recognition of Dell’s dedication to sustainability and great work practices, resulting in exemplary products and impressive sales numbers. The award is third in line for Dell, a feat seldom seen in the computer world, giving them a perfect complement. The award given to the American hardware maker recognizes those companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards
AMD announced new additions to its 2016 Desktop processor family, offering increasingly powerful processor options available for anyone seeking outstanding gameplay and power efficiency for their desktop PC. AMD refreshed their lineup with what is their fastest desktop APU released to date, a powerful Athlon X4 and joined by the powerful A10-7870K now comes with the new, near-silent 125W AMD thermal solution featuring the same capable hardware and performance of the Wraith Cooler, without the illuminated shroud. AMD A10-7890K Setting a new APU Standard, the new AMD A10-7890K is the fastest AMD desktop APU released to date, with 1.02 TFLOPS of single-precision compute performance (theoretical figure). This
We’ve all seen the ‘Nigerian Prince’ e-mails at least once in our lifetime. After several dozen of uneventful and plainly, boring e-mails, there’s a rather hilarious version of the scam circling around the internet for the past few days. In this instance, the famed Nigerian Prince is actually a Nigerian Astronaut, lost in space. The full e-mail was released earlier by ILF Science giving a full detailed review of the said events. The story is rather compelling, the technical data in the e-mail is mostly accurate and true. This makes this a rather hilarious read, albeit some people will definitely think its true due to
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
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
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
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
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
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