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The Nvidia GPU Appliance Cuts Render from Hours to Minutes

Sep
22

Graphics hardware supplier Nvidia announced at SIGGRAPH 2014 the immediate availability of their Nvidia Visual Computing Appliance (VCA). The Nvidia VCA is the company's network attached GPU accelerated rendering appliance designed to make ultra high performance rendering power available over a network to multiple client workstations.

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Kindle ebook readers are crashing ,Windows 10 PCs post-Anniversary Update

Aug
31

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update has been a fairly smooth rollout for Microsoft thus far, but some significant problems have still cropped up at various points. There have been major problems with webcams due to changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s supported standards — and now there are apparently problems with various Kindle devices as well.

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Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks

Aug
31

Laptops have always traded performance for portability, particularly when it comes to GPUs — and Apple users have it worse than most. Apple laptops are generally quite competitive with their PC counterparts at equivalent prices. But PC users always have the option to buy a boutique system with a mobile GPU, while Apple customers are limited to either a $1,999 system with Intel’s Iris Pro and 128MB EDRAM cache or a $2,499 system with an AMD R9 M370X. Neither option is appealing at their respective price points if you care about GPU performance.

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The users'location data give them convenience and opportunities

Jul
22

Baidu, China’s internet search giant, has shown what you can learn when you have access to enough location data.

The firm’s Big Data Lab in Beijing has announced that it has used billions of location records from its 600 million users as a lens on the Chinese economy, tracking the flux of people around offices and shops as a proxy measurement for employment and consumption activity. The lab even used the data to predict Apple’s second quarter revenue in China.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is coming

Jul
21

It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Samsung’s first phone-tablet hybrid device released the phablet movement. And it’s still going strong: The Galaxy Note 7 rumors have begun ramping up across Android fan sites and technology blogs, and we’re joining in the fun. We’re curious to see what the Korean electronics giant will reveal for its sixth-generation phablet in just a few months, and we’ll be updating this page as we hear more from the rumor mill.

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iphone7 appears in advance

Jul
19

APPLE’S iPhone 7 might not be out for a number of months, but a new video is claiming to offer an extended look at the
upcoming smartphone.
Posted on Chinese social network Weibo, the video appears to similar with previous rumours surrounding the highly
anticipated iPhone 7.
Comparing the apparent new smartphone with its predecessor, the iPhone 7 appears to have mostly kept the same outward
appearance, only offering a few minor changes.

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The German police target hate crime in co-ordinated raids

Jul
16

German police have carried out a series of raids, targeting people suspected of posting hate content on social media.
The co-ordinated raids on 60 addresses were the first time the authorities had acted on this issue in such a way.
The aim is to tackle what police called "a substantial rise in verbal radicalism".
Typical crimes included "glorification of Nazism [and] xenophobic, anti-Semitic and other right-wing extremism", they said.
"Attacks on refugee shelters are often the result of radicalisation which begins in social networks," Mr Munch said.

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The FAA to evaluate drone detection systems for US airports

Jul
08

The Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS) has been developed by UK-based Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems and was demonstrated at US government-sponsored counter-UAV trials at the end of 2015. Following those trials, FAA signed the agreement with Liteye Systems, the AUDS team’s manufacturing and integration partner in North America, to test AUDS at selected US airports.

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In the case of computer science education to ensuring our nation's security

Jun
18

Last month, state, industry and education leaders in the United States injected a breath of fresh air into our political system. Amid escalating polarization between presidential candidates, 28 bipartisan governors and 77 leading CEOs and educators from across the country asked Congress to fund K-12 computer science education. And now bipartisan congressional leaders are getting behind this issue with over 135 Republican and Democrats coming together to ask the Appropriations Committee to prioritize K-12 computer science education funding.

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Pausing on the PC death march

May
12

The reports of the impending death of the PC are not greatly exaggerated. The PC is yesterday’s technology, its demise hastened by smartphones, tablets and the cloud-computing services that make large-capacity computing devices unnecessary.

But I am part of a shrinking minority, still doing most of my work on PCs. In my case, they are Linux-powered PCs, but that is not the point. I would still be a dinosaur if I used Mac OS X or Windows.

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