Five finalists compete for Nvidia 2016 Global Impact Award this week
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Researchers use Tesla K40, Titan X, other Nvidia GPUs to accelerate scientific creativity

This year's Nvidia GPU Technology Conference starts today in San Jose, California and is an exciting opportunity for researchers to compete for their chance to win a $150,000 Nvidia research grant to drive forward groundbreaking scientific ideas aided in large part by GPU-accelerated computing.

Seagate launches world's first USB-C powered 8TB external HDD
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Available later this month for $349

On Wednesday, Seagate announced Innov8, the world’s first power adapter-less USB 3.1 Type-C external hard drive for desktops. The drive is available in an 8TB storage capacity and does not require any power cable to operate, using only a single USB Type-C connector as a source of both power and data.

Tesla announces Model 3, an all-electric sedan for the masses
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Standard Autopilot, 5-star safety, 0 to 60mph in less than 6 seconds

Tesla Model 3 unveil happens today at 8:30pm PDT
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Reservations begin in-store today and online at 7:30pm PDT

Upcoming Far Cry Primal (2016) update adds 4K textures
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New "Survival Mode" with additional gameplay difficulty coming too


An upcoming free update for the PC version of Far Cry Primal (2016), Ubisoft Montreal’s latest installment in the Far Cry franchise, will soon add 4K textures to the game in beautiful 3840x2160p resolution, along with a new “Survival Mode” with optional “permadeath” feature that should increase overall difficulty of gameplay by several orders depending on the level of difficulty chosen.

Futuremark releases Slingshot Extreme benchmark for iOS and Android
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Now runs at 2560x1440p with Metal API and OpenGL ES 3.1

On Tuesday, Futuremark released a new version of their popular Slingshot benchmark app for iOS and Android mobile devices, this time complete with the hardware-accelerated OpenGL ES 3.1 API for Android devices and Metal API for Apple devices.

Nintendo NX "controller" alleged prototype images are a hoax
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Regardless, they are a decent concept controller design


On Wednesday, a Reddit user posted two images of an alleged Nintendo NX controller prototype in what seemed like a very convincing leak of the company’s next-generation console controller hardware. While the shape of the controller in question very closely resembles patent applications that Nintendo has filed in the past, the images have now been verified by their original author to be a hoax and were the creation of his 3D printer and a simple computer model.

Samsung PM971 is company's first BGA SSD
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Thursday, 24 March 2016 04:33

Samsung PM971 is company's first BGA SSD


Low-profile NVMe storage package using 1.8v power instead of 3.3v

During Samsung’s 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, the company took the wraps off its first ever ball-grid array (BGA) solid state disk for mobile devices, the PM971. 

Samsung showcases SM961 and PM961 OEM SSDs
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Thursday, 24 March 2016 03:28

Samsung showcases SM961 and PM961 OEM SSDs

Up to 3,200MB/s sequential reads, based on Polaris controller

During Samsung’s 2016 SSD Forum in Japan, the company unveiled some new top-tier successors to its 2014 flagship XP941 and 2015 flagship SM951 for OEMs and system designers. 

OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD Reviewed
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 05:22

OCZ Trion 150 480GB SSD Reviewed


15nm TLC NAND offers better sustained reads, writes over 19nm


At this year’s CES in Las Vegas, OCZ introduced us to its new lineup of solid state storage devices for both consumer and enterprise customers, focusing its efforts mostly on its inclusion of Toshiba's latest 15-nanometer TLC NAND technology as the successor to its previous Advanced 19-nanometer (A19nm) TLC NAND flash.