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Galax’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Hall of Fame is the Vegas casino of GPUs

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Nvidia just revealed its latest generation of GPUs, and the company’s own design for the RTX 2080 cards is actually pretty austere, which may disappoint gamers aiming to construct the most blinged-out rig imaginable. Step up Galax, which has just released a teaser image (via VideoCardz) of the latest and perhaps gaudiest entry yet in […]

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Panasonic updates LX100 advanced compact camera with touchscreen and new sensor

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Panasonic’s Lumix LX100 is a unique compact camera that’s earned a cult following for its comparatively large Micro Four Thirds sensor and fast, versatile lens. It hasn’t been updated since it came out in 2014, but the wait ends today with the announcement of its successor. The LX100 II has the same 24-75mm-equivalent f/1.7-2.8 lens […]

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Valve is still making Half-Life 3 jokes

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Valve chief Gabe Newell has poked some good-natured fun at the long-running saga surrounding the (non-)release of Half-Life 3, his company’s now mythical next big game, in a skit during the Dota 2 International tournament. In the video, Newell appears in a recording booth and delivers some deadpan lines for a Dota announcer pack – […]

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Hot Chips 2018: NEC Vector Processor Live Blog

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We saw this at Supercomputing last year: NEC’s new Vector PCIe co-processor. I’ve wanted to write about it for a while, so I’m glad it’s being presented here at Hot Chips.  The talk is set to start at 6pm PT / 1am UTC.

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Hot Chips 2018: Fujitsu’s AFX64 Arm Core Live Blog

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Remember back when Arm announced Scalable Vector Extensions? Well Fujitsu has made an Arm CPU that uses it with a 512-bit width. The presentation looks super interesting, so follow along with our live blog. The talk is set to start at 5:30pm PT / 12:30am UTC.

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Hot Chips 2018: IBM Power9 Scale Up CPU Live Blog

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The biggest part of the show are the server talks in the last session of the last day. All four talks are worth covering, and the first talk is from IBM, detailing both its newest Power9 ‘Scale Up’ version of its processor family, as well as an introduction to PowerAXON, its new connectivity IP.  The talk […]

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Facebook deletes more than 600 accounts linked to new influence campaigns led by Iran and Russia

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Facebook removed more pages today as a result of four ongoing influence campaigns on the platform, taking down 652 fake accounts and pages that published political content. The campaigns, whose existence was first uncovered by the cybersecurity firm FireEye, have links to Russia and Iran, Facebook said in a blog post. The existence of the […]

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How do you find a nuclear-powered missile that’s lost at sea?

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Moscow is hunting for a nuclear-powered missile that went missing during a test last year, CNBC reported today. In March, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was developing a cruise missile powered by a nuclear reactor. The idea was that it would “be able to fly all around the world and navigate around missile defense systems […]

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Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx DNN Processors Live Blog

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Xilinx has several talks this year at Hot Chips, and aside from the ACAP earlier in the day, the talk about their Deep Neural Network processor also looks interesting. The talk is set to start at 4pm PT / 11pm UTC.

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T-Mobile is reportedly asking smaller carriers to publicly support its acquisition of Sprint

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T-Mobile is asking smaller carriers that run services on its mobile network to publicly come out in favor of the company’s proposed merger with Sprint, according to Reuters. T-Mobile has requested that these mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) take steps that range from filing FCC comments in favor of the deal to publishing editorials in […]

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