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I like this guy. Read this article and I think you will like him too.
The PC is, at its heart, a gestalt of components that come together to serve a purpose. Lose the ability to choose what goes into a PC, then a PC becomes nothing more than a black box, like a DVD player or a games console. And that's not a PC.
This guy makes some very good points in this article. This one in particular strikes a nerve with a lot of our students:
If Apple really cares about a shortage of homegrown engineering talent, then it should pay taxes to fund the institutions that could address that problem. Yes, I know. What they've done in seeking out every loophole from Eire to eternity is technically legal. It’s the fault of the governments that allow these loopholes to exist.
I'll bet that, if you add up all the money Google has spent fighting this stuff, the search giant would probably have saved money by just pleading guilty the first time around (guilty or not).
FTC investigators are examining whether Google is using its position in U.S. display ads -- a $17.7 billion industry that includes the sale of banner ads on websites -- to push companies to use more of its other services, a practice that can be illegal under antitrust laws, the people said. Google has been drawing regulatory scrutiny around the world as it bolsters its market share of digital advertising.
Prospective Overwatch Investigators are presented with an active Overwatch button in the main menu, which indicates that there is a pending case for them to evaluate. The investigators can then choose to participate by watching a replay (eight rounds’ worth or roughly 10 minutes) and selecting a verdict.
If the investigators collectively agree that an offense has occurred, a ban will be issued. The ban duration will depend on the severity of the offense and the suspect’s history of convictions, if any.
NVIDIA announced its support today for the Microsoft Xbox One game console with its popular NVIDIA® PhysX® and NVIDIA® APEX® software development kits (SDKs). Together, PhysX and APEX provide solutions for collision detection and simulation of rigid bodies, clothing, fluids, particle systems and more, across a wide range of platforms, including desktop PCs, game consoles, and mobile and handheld devices.
Did this guy actually just say this? Developers are now bragging that PC games will look just "as good" as next-gen console versions? Ugh.
Need for Speed Rivals – the franchise's first turn into the new world of next-gen consoles – is also coming to the PC. In crafting the PC version, Ghost Games executive producer Marcus Nilsson promises "Need for Speed Rivals will look easily as good on PC as next-generation consoles."
The joint Galaxy - HardOCP -TigerDirect GeForce GTX 780 community event is in full swing and we have our first winner! Blake walked away with an awesome Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 and we still have another one to go! There is still time, so head on down to the event and see if you will be the next lucky winner!
Also, the folks at Galaxy and TigerDirect teamed up to offer you guys a 10% discount on all Galaxy cards in stock. These guys took advantage of the deal and are now the proud owners of a Galaxy GeForce GTX 780!
We are also handing out a bunch of cool swag just for showing up! So hit the link above to find out where and when and make sure you get yourselves down there to join in the festivities!
Performance Boost – Increases performance by up to 20% for GeForce 400/500/600 series GPUs in several PC games vs. GeForce 314.22 WHQL-certified drivers. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. Here is one example of measured gains:
Installs PhysX System Software 9.12.1031.
Installs HD Audio v126.96.36.199
Includes support for applications built using CUDA 5.5 or earlier version of the CUDA Toolkit. More information at http://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
Supports OpenGL 4.3 for GeForce 400-series and later GPUs.
Supports DisplayPort 1.2 for GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs.
Supports multiple languages and APIs for GPU computing: CUDA C, CUDA C++, CUDA Fortran, OpenCL, DirectCompute, and Microsoft C++ AMP.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and OpenGL, including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel and AMD motherboards.
I'll tell you why teens prefer Tumblr over Facebook and Twitter...porn GIFs. While we are on the subject, since when did teenagers start answering Pew poll questions?
In a deep report published on Tuesday, Pew Research explains that teenagers departing the social network's blue confines are looking for something more... real. More authentic. Which, ironically, was the initial draw of Facebook, one of the first social networks to require real names.
In the past, any time Yahoo said something like this, we would laugh at them because we knew they weren't listening. These days, under Mighty Marissa Mayer, I believe the company might actually be listening to its customers.
Yahoo's response indicates that it could easily tweak the site further based on the user feedback. That's likely to happen especially if usage of the site drops. As Yahoo itself acknowledged, all of these changes in one shot can be tough to swallow. So, the company may have to dial back a bit if it expects to mollify all those unhappy users.
All indications are that the math is not working out on this deal anymore, and has not for a long time. It’s looking more and more likely that what the gaming-only crowd wants is, as a financial matter, simply impossible. There may be no way to make money selling a bleeding-edge $500 games-only box with $60 games anymore. The expense of producing it all may be well out of whack with what players are willing to spend to get it.
Not only does Kim Dotcom claim he holds the patent on the two-step authentication system, he says he'll sue if Google and Facebook don't help fund his court battle with the U.S. Government. Wait, why does he need money? I thought Dotcom claimed his new Mega was a huge success?
Kim Dotcom has announced that he is the inventor of the so-called two-step authentication system and has a patent to prove it. The Megaupload founder says the security mechanism, which has just been introduced by Twitter, is being used by U.S. companies more than a billion times every week without permission. Dotcom says he doesn’t want to sue, but might if the likes of Google and Facebook don’t help fund his legal battle with the U.S. Government.
The NDA has expired and the review embargo has been lifted on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 video card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we've done our best to round up as many reviews as we can and post links to them here for your convenience. We'll add more reviews throughout the day as we find them.
NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX™ 780 GPU, the latest evolution in elite-class GPUs, which delivers jaw-dropping performance and silky smooth visuals for the next generation of PC gaming titles -- including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4. Designed for gaming enthusiasts, the GeForce GTX 780 boasts a massively powerful Kepler GPU with 2,304 cores and 3GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory -- each 50 percent more than its predecessor.
The GeForce GTX 780 supports NVIDIA's latest array of gaming technologies, including PhysX® and NVIDIA TXAA™, while the newest GeForce drivers reduce frame time variations to provide smoother frame delivery and a richer overall experience. And for those gamers who demand the very best, NVIDIA SLI® technology -- the industry's preeminent multi-GPU solution -- scales to deliver even higher levels of performance.
Once you guys are done reading our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 evaluation, make sure you hit the comments link below to see how you can win one of two GeForce GTX 780 video cards!
NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 780 video card has finally unveiled. We review the GTX 780 with real world gaming with the most intense 3D games, including Metro: Last Light. If the GTX TITAN had you excited but was a bit out of your price range, the GTX 780 should hold your excitement while being a lot less expensive.
If you were hoping to be the highest bidder on that i7-4770K on eBay, you are out of luck. It looks like the seller might have gotten a case of cold feet or maybe sold it to a non-eBay buyer. Either way, no CPU for you.
AMD today launched three new additions to its 2013 A-Series and E-Series Mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) lineup – delivering solutions ideally positioned to address today’s evolving PC market with dramatically increased performance and power efficiency, as well as a portfolio of unique user experiences, and superior gaming and graphics:
The 2013 AMD Elite Mobility APU (formerly codenamed "Temash") - the world’s first 28nm, quad-core x86 system-on-a-chip (SoC) APU designed for touch small form-factor notebooks, tablets, and hybrids 13-inches and below;
The 2013 AMD Mainstream APU (formerly codenamed "Kabini") - the first and only quad-core x86 SoC solution for entry-level and small-form factor touch notebooks;
New, low power versions of the 2013 AMD Elite Performance APU (formerly codenamed "Richland") - offer the best graphics and compute in a performance APU for premium ultrathin notebooks.
These new APUs are designed to effectively balance the needs of a wide range of new and traditional mobile PC users and are available beginning today from the world’s top computer manufacturers, including products announced today from Acer and HP.
Intel will demonstrate new Intel® CoFluent™ Studio modeling and code generation for virtual platforms and high-level synthesis at the Design Automation Conference, June 2-6 in Austin, TX. As a standards-based, electronic system-level modeling and simulation environment, it helps system designers securely predict behavior and performance in devices created for the consumer, communication, transportation and industrial segments. Intel CoFluent Studio assists developers in quickly creating device IP for hardware design automation. It also allows system designers to refine a graphical model in a top-down manner, from a functional view to a microarchitectural level to a synthesizable model, and automatically generate code for SystemC and Wind River Simics* modeling languages.
Good job Business Week, now we know where Google's secret lab are. I guess we have to call them the "not-so secret" labs.
Google X occupies a pair of otherwise ordinary two-story red-brick buildings about a half-mile from Google’s main campus. There’s a burbling fountain out front and rows of company-issued bikes, which employees use to shuttle to the main campus. Inside one of the buildings, frosted glass covers the conference room windows.
Those sneaky Chinese hackers are always up to no good. If they keep this up, our government is just going to have to quit borrowing money from them.
Now, more that three years after that posting on what came to be known as Operation Aurora, it appears that the cyber marauders were after more than just information on activists. They were also after information on investigations on Chinese spies in the United States being conducted by the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice.
The bad news? This guy lost his $1,500 Google Glass. The good news? This guy lost his $1,500 Google Glass...no longer considered a glasshole.
The product designer says he lost his Google Glass last night, which, according to Google, is a major first for the device. "[It's] pretty nerve-racking. It’s an expensive and still-rare item – plus I’ve been using them to develop Glassware. So [it's] not good on a number of fronts."
In a day and age when companies are defaulting on government loans left and right, it is nice to see something like this.
With a wire transfer of $451.8 million, Elon Musk has finally made good on his promise to repay the hefty loan Tesla received from the Department of Energy well ahead of its 2022 due date, beating even Musk's own five-year estimate.
It is amazing the things companies will do to avoid taxes. In fact, I'm pretty sure that most of us would probably be arrested if we tried this as an individual.
The mega-valuable company that makes your laptop is under congressional scrutiny this week for offshore tax-dodging. It all started in 1980, when Apple's California execs moved their operation to Ireland with a fake company with the codename "Waldwill Limited."