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Baidu's DeepBench can now measure inference performance
— 1:00 PM on June 28, 2017

A lot of companies are pouring a lot of money into accelerating and improving deep learning tasks, but how do you tell which hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Toshiba QLC 3D NAND squeezes a fourth bit into flash cells
— 11:30 AM on June 28, 2017

Data density is critically important to manufacturers of flash storage chips. Increasing the number of bits in a given amount of die space allows for...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Intel SSD 545s arrives with 64-layer 3D TLC flash aboard
— 10:00 AM on June 27, 2017

Intel's got a new SSD out today, gerbils. No, don't get excited, it's not an Optane-powered model. The new drive is the SSD 545s, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR
— 5:00 PM on June 23, 2017

Virtual reality gaming can be great, but the medium has plenty of applications for slightly more passive content like VR video playback. Google's Daydream VR...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays Internet

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Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more
— 12:43 PM on June 23, 2017

Howdy gerbils. Things have been more than a little hot around here, but there's no time to lose. Deals are popping up and disappearing...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Networking

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Vulkan is about to erupt in CryEngine 5.4
— 11:30 AM on June 22, 2017

All the attention lately has been on ultra-high-end graphics cards and expensive CPUs with cores for days, but work continues in the direction...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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FinalWire updates AIDA64 for Core X CPUs and the X299 platform
— 1:00 PM on June 21, 2017

FinalWire has updated its popular AIDA64 benchmarking and system monitoring tool for use with Intel's latest Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X desktop CPUs and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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SPEC updates its CPU benchmark for the first time in 11 years
— 11:30 AM on June 20, 2017

The non-profit Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) has released an update of its popular CPU benchmarking tool, fittingly dubbed SPEC CPU2017. The new version...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Varjo tries to bring vision-quality VR out of the shadows
— 3:18 PM on June 19, 2017

Virtual reality headsets are interesting fare, but a number of challenges remain in the march towards making them useful for many applications. Finnish outfit...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Gaming

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Samsung ramps production of its fast and frugal 64-layer V-NAND
— 4:22 PM on June 16, 2017

It seems that lately every storage semiconductor company is engaged in an all-out war and crowing about chips made with an ever-increasing number of layers....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Synology DS1517 and DS1817 NAS boxes make their own clouds
— 1:30 PM on June 16, 2017

The capabilities of machines doing network-attached storage (NAS) duties have expanded a great deal over time. Synology's DiskStation DS1517 and DiskStation DS1817 promise...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking Servers

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Deals of the week: peripherals, accessories, and more
— 10:23 AM on June 16, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! I'll be heading to a dentist appointment shortly, but somehow I'm in a good mood. That's probably because it's Friday and I get...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Memory Input devices Networking

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Windows Server is set to get two releases each year
— 9:00 AM on June 16, 2017

Microsoft is changing the release schedule for the Server versions of its Windows operating system to more closely match those of the OS's desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Servers

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Adata unwraps its IM2P3388 industrial-grade NVMe drives
— 2:00 PM on June 15, 2017

Adata showed off a whole batch of M.2 NVMe SSDs for enterprise and enthusiast systems at Computex at the beginning of the month. The...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Dell S718QL 4K projector will definitely light up your life
— 4:00 PM on June 14, 2017

We just talked about one of Dell's new fancy monitors, but we realized that it's a puny 38" across. Surely that in this day and...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Dell U3818DW is a 38" UltraSharp ultrawide workhorse
— 2:30 PM on June 14, 2017

Dell is a well-regarded name among computer types in general, but the company's display division might be its most lauded. There's a new UltraSharp...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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LG joins the G-Sync club with the 34UC89G ultra-wide monitor
— 9:00 AM on June 14, 2017

At E3, LG is showing what the company's VP of marketing calls "the ultimate gaming monitor." That's quite the bold claim, though the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Alienware monitors and input devices invade the peripheral space
— 9:00 AM on June 13, 2017

Besides the news that Alienware has a lock on pre-built machines using AMD's upcoming Threadripper CPUs (at least among tier-one OEMs), the company also let...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Input devices Gaming

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