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Virtual reality justifies those ludicrous 17-inch ‘portable desktops’

Gaming laptops are a consumer-electronics category that don’t make a whole lot of sense anymore. They’re expensive, bulky, and hot as hell. That’s why companies like Razer are rethinking these products. But the age of virtual reality is starting to reveal some new reasons to own a massive laptop with insane graphics capabilities. Soon after getting the […]

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Toyota research chief waxes on how to save 1.2M lives a year with driverless cars

Roughly 1.2 million people die per year in car accidents, and that is a problem that Toyota is trying to solve with self-driving cars and the artificial intelligence required to run them. Toyota is very serious about this research, and Gill Pratt, CEO of Toyota Research Institute, announced today it is setting up a 50-person […]

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Robot recycling startup Sadako Technologies wins $100K in Nvidia emerging companies contest

Sadako Technologies won the $100,000 prize at Nvidia’s Emerging Companies Summit with a robot that uses machine learning to sort recycled products. The Barcelona, Spain-based Sadako beat out 11 other contestants in the annual Nvidia Early Stage Challenge at the Emerging Companies Summit at Nvidia’s GPUTech conference in San Jose, California, yesterday. The event was […]

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Mass General will use artificial intelligence to improve hospital care

Massachusetts General Hospital is buying into deep learning artificial intelligence, and it will use Nvidia’s new DGX-1 deep-learning supercomputer that was announced today. Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, which wants to advance health care with AI to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases. “Deep learning is revolutionizing […]

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A robot race car means no more tragic deaths on the track

Car races are definitely fun to watch, but they’re certainly not very safe. So Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang announced today that the company is creating a self-driving race car with an Nvidia-based supercomputer. The robot race car will have a Nvidia Drive PX 2 AI supercomputer, and it will compete in the Roborace Championship, the first global […]

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Nvidia is interacting with hundreds of deep-learning startups

Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang said that deep learning artificial intelligence has become a new computing platform, and the company is dealing with hundreds of startups in the space that plan to take advantage of the platform. Speaking at the GPUTech conference in San Jose, Calif., Huang noted that $5 billion was invested last year […]

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Nvidia CEO bets big on deep learning and VR

Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang has ridden the game industry to glory in the graphics chip business. But now those chips are being used for more than just games. They’re supplying the computational power for deep-learning artificial intelligence computing. And Nvidia now has a software development kit for deep learning A.I. developers. That software kit […]

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Startups on the cusp of success get major push at ECS

SPONSORED: In startup land, financing is getting harder. Valuation inflation is dissipating, and investors are demanding profitability, and fast. The pool of resources required to build a successful tech company is also larger than ever as the technology industry matures and the demand for vertical integration booms.

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Disruptive VR startups take their shot to be the next Oculus

SPONSORED: Next week, eight VR startups are hoping to retrace Oculus’s path. They’ll participate at the company’s 2016 Emerging Companies Summit, in a session called the VR Showcase. Each will have an opportunity to describe their VR-based business in front of a live audience of VCs, technology executives, and press.

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6 Oculus Rift experiences primed to change the way we think about VR

SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced by Nvidia. March 28 sees the long-anticipated release of the Oculus Rift, the first mass-market VR headset capable of delivering on the true potential of next-gen virtual reality. It’s an incredibly powerful system that, naturally, requires powerful PC hardware to fuel those immersive experiences. If you’re unsure if your PC […]

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Nvidia pursues ‘Netflix of gaming’ strategy with GeForce Now

Nvidia continues to invest in its GeForce Now cloud-based streaming technology, which can deliver PC or console games to an Nvidia Shield set-top box in the living room. Instead of using a console or PC, the GeForce Now service executes the game in a web-connected data center and then streams it to the set-top box, which […]

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Watch a PC running AMD and Nvidia graphics cards at the same time

Wondering what it looks like when AMD and Nvidia video cards are sitting in the same computer, running a program together? Here’s what it looks like — and how it changes performance for the graphics-intensive real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. In the video above, Oxide Games’ Dan Baker shows how the game runs […]

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Stardock’s newest tech will let you mix AMD and Nvidia video cards in a PC

EXCLUSIVE: Stardock is about to revolutionize the video card market for PCs — and not only will it make high-end gaming more affordable, but it also will put virtual reality within reach of millions of consumers. In an exclusive interview with GamesBeat, CEO Brad Wardell laid out the PC utility and gaming company’s initiative for this radical idea. […]

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Otoy breakthrough lets game developers run the best graphics software across platforms

EXCLUSIVE: It may be very arcane to most of us, but graphics startup Otoy has come up with a breakthrough that should help game developers create much more beautiful games that can run across different hardware platforms. In a nutshell, Otoy reverse-engineered Nvidia’s general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) software, known as CUDA, to run on […]

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GM’s advanced tech chief talks gamification and self-driving cars

General Motors is the second-largest car maker in the world, and it’s been in business for 107 years. For much of that time, the company has been reliant on new technology, but it hasn’t always seemed like a technology leader, as it’s been slow to adapt to hybrid electric vehicles and electric cars. It’s the […]

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Virtual reality hype helps Nvidia sell more graphics chips for high-end PCs

Graphics chip maker Nvidia said that it saw an increase in game and virtual reality-related graphics hardware sales in the fourth quarter as consumers prepared for the coming launch of virtual reality headsets this year. The Nvidia executives made the comments today in a conference call with analysts, and it was consistent with their hope that virtual […]

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PC market is slowing, but Nvidia beats results as it expand to new platforms

Graphics chip maker Nvidia reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter that beat Wall Street’s expectations. Nvidia’s results are a bellwether for the PC industry, as the company is one of the largest makers of graphics chips. Its results are also indicators of the health of sectors such as PC gaming hardware, graphics-enhanced data center […]

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Oculus and Alienware cofounders geek out about taking VR to the masses

When Frank Azor, the cofounder of Dell’s Alienware gamer PC division and the general manager of XPS, saw a demo of Oculus VR’s virtual reality headset for the first time, his first question was, “How can we help?” That was awhile ago, and at the recent 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, the big tech trade […]

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AMD’s graphics guru describes the march to full graphics immersion with 16K screens

When Advanced Micro Devices created its own stand-alone graphics division, Radeon Technologies Group, and crafted a new brand, Polaris, for its upcoming graphics architecture, it was an admission of sorts. AMD championed the combination of processors and graphics into a single chip, dubbed the accelerated processing unit (APU). But the pendulum swung a little too […]

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CEO Lisa Su expects company watchers to say ‘AMD is back’ in 2016

Advanced Micro Devices has had a few tough years as it struggles to stay afloat financially and compete with Intel, the world’s biggest chip maker. Yet Lisa Su, chief executive of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip design company, remains an optimist. She told us in an interview that 2016 is going to be a good year […]

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Nvidia blames Apple for bug that exposes porn browsing in Chrome’s incognito mode

If you use Google Chrome’s incognito mode to hide what you browse (ahem, porn), this might pique your interest. University of Toronto engineering student Evan Andersen discovered a bug that affects Nvidia graphics cards, exposing content that you thought would be for your eyes only. And because this only happens on Macs, Nvidia is pointing […]

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The top 10 trends of CES 2016

After four days of journeying through some of the 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space at the 2016 International CES, I felt like I had a good download on the patterns and trends that I was seeing over and over again. My Intel Basis Peak smartwatch told me that, over four days at CES, I […]

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