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“NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU” Presentation Briefly Listed for Hot Chips in August

“NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU” Presentation Briefly Listed for Hot Chips in August

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On Wednesday, when Hot Chips officially announced the program and list of talks for the upcoming Hot Chips 2018 conference in August, among them was the tantalizingly named “NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU.” Offering only just a bit of official confirmation over NVIDIA’s successor to their Pascal-based GeForce 10-series products, the existence of this presentation […]

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Apple lets Telegram iOS update go through following Russia ban debacle

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Apple has finally approved an updated version of the Telegram iOS app, after the secure messaging company’s chief executive complained yesterday that the iPhone maker was blocking updates worldwide due to a Telegram ban in Russia, reports Reuters. The Russian government first ordered a ban on Telegram back in mid-April, citing Telegram’s refusal in an […]

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Many Visa cards in Europe aren’t working due to a network outage

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Some users in the UK and other parts of Europe are experiencing problems paying for purchases with Visa cards for several hours now, as first spotted by Bloomberg today. It turns out Visa is experiencing a network failure, with the company now saying it’s investigating the issue. The company also confirmed on Twitter that there’s […]

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Apple is focusing on its ad sales business because smartphone sales won’t cut it

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Apple is looking to expand its ad sales business, The Wall Street Journal reports today, which would represent a significant change in the company’s business strategy. Until now, Apple has prioritized hardware sales as its main profit driver, but global smartphone sales are waning as people hold on to their expensive devices for longer periods […]

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Disney remixer Pogo can’t walk back his homophobic comments on YouTube

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Remix artist Nick Bertke, best known online as Pogo, is a musician who turns sounds and songs from Disney films like Alice in Wonderland and Up into dreamy chillwave songs with millions of YouTube views. Last year, he managed to turn Despicable Me into a slick summer jam. But his association with saccharine Disney vibes […]

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Samsung reportedly plans Galaxy Note 9 announcement on August 9th

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We’re still months away from getting to the next burst of 2018 flagship phones, but a report from Bloomberg this afternoon says one of the biggest of those phones may come sooner than expected. The Galaxy Note 9 is on track to be announced on August 9th, two weeks earlier than the Note 8 was […]

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NASA’s Dawn probe is about to get into its closest orbit yet around the dwarf planet Ceres

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Steam’s capricious pornography rules hurt small game developers the most

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Drawing clear lines and definitions around obscenity, pornographic content, and art has always been a complicated business. The current guidance from US Supreme Court on the matter of obscenity is “I know it when I see it,” a standard that relies more on intuition than specificity. For online platforms and distributors, it’s equally murky territory […]

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Samsung users in the UK will soon be able to video chat with doctors through the Health app

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Samsung users in the UK will soon be able to get AI-powered medical consultations through preinstalled technology provided by Korean tech company Babylon. Those users will be able to consult doctors through video chat and also look up symptoms through the Samsung Health app, as reported by Financial Times. Interested users will have to pay […]

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The 13 enthralling science fiction and fantasy books you need to check out this June

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I’ve been writing and editing military science fiction for years. In that time, robots, drones, and artificial intelligence have been slipping onto real-world battlefields. When people think about robots on the battlefield, they often envision something like the Terminator or the Cylons from Battlestar Galactica. But the reality is far more nuanced than pop culture […]

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