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Looking Ahead to CES

Jan
03

CES week is here, and it's the one week of the year I look forward to looking back on. CES is a killer show -- not because you are up to your armpits in interesting new products, but because it is so spread out that it'll kill your legs as you hike all over the damn place. One year, I walked so much I actually ripped the soles off both shoes.

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6 Generations of GeForce Graphics Cards

Dec
29

To further confirm that notion, its successor, the GeForce GTX 1080 offers 60% more performance for a small premium.With the venerable GeForce GTX 980 having celebrated its second birthday already, in the world of GPUs that puts it squarely over the hill.

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Nvidia is testing its Drive PX2 autonomous driving platform to California Roads

Dec
26

According to The Verge,Nvidia last week began test-driving autonomous cars on California roads, after the state's Department of Motor Vehicles gave it the green light.

Nvidia Takes Self-Driving Journey to California Roads
The company is testing its Drive PX2 autonomous driving platform, said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group.

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IEEE Computer Society has plunged into technology predictions for 2017 and for the next five years by 2022

Dec
17

After grading itself on its 2016 vison, IEEE Computer Society has plunged into technology predictions for 2017 and for the next five years by 2022.

Technology trends that will reach adoption in 2017:

1.      Industrial IoT

This is one of the largest and most impactful arenas for big data analytics in 2017,with many millions of IoT sensors deployed in dozens of industrial strength real-world applications.

2.      Self-driving Cars

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Microsoft and Intel's Announced Project Evo Ups the PC Game

Dec
15

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday announced Project Evo, their highly anticipated collaboration to create the next generation of personal computers. The project aims to expand on new advances in artificial intelligence, mixed reality, advanced security and gaming.

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, unveiled some of Project Evo's ambitious plans at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzhen, China.

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Microsoft announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season

Dec
14

Microsoft on Monday announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season.

According to Brian Hall, November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales,CVP of Microsoft devices marketing, who noted that Best Buy's exclusive bundle offering sold out on its first day.

Hall said that the momentum has not been limited to the U.S. sales.

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Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability

Dec
04

Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability.

Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros.Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system.

Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive.

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Big Bendy Screens, Chatterbox Robots, and TV in the Cloud

Nov
25

Welcome, dear friends, to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that's distracted itself from the shellshock of the election just long enough to cast a beady eye over the latest gadget announcements.

Spied from inside the comfort of a warm blanket this time around are a curved monitor, a robot with Alexa integration, and a cloud-based DVR from TiVo.

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Google Insists The Android Plays on Level Field in Europe

Nov
15

Google on Thursday fired back at the European Commission's charges that it violated antitrust law by imposing coercive rules on mobile operators and developers who use or write applications for its Android operating system.

The EC charged that Google prevented manufacturers from offering smart devices using rival operating systems based on the Android open source code.

The EC this spring also charged that Google's requirements to use its search engine and its Chrome browser on mobile devices running Android were coercive tactics.

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Lenovo's Yoga Book Aims To The Top Shelf

Nov
10

Lenovo's recently unveiled 2-in-1, the Yoga Book, is available in Android Marshmallow and Windows 10 Home versions.

With some praising its look and feel,reviews have been mixed, but some considering its capabilities not up to scratch. Its Intel Atom processor doesn't provide enough power for a workhorse device, they have argued.

The Android version costs US$500 and the Windows version goes for $550.

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