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Intel Bay Trail aims for Android and Windows 8 hybrids

Intel Bay Trail aims for Android and Windows 8 hybrids

Today Intel has revealed their plans for the Bay Trail collection of Atom Z3000 Series Processors, making clear that they're aiming for devices that are small but powerful. This line of SoC is headed for tablets, phones, and everything in-between packing Intel's newest Silvermont architecture for next-generation processing finesse. This is not Intel's first move into the mobile smart device universe, but it's certainly its most serious.

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NVIDIA GPU neural network makes Google’s cat-spotter look dumb

NVIDIA GPU neural network makes Google’s cat-spotter look dumb

Google's artificial neural network which taught itself to recognize cats in 2012 has been left looking like a dunce, with a new network by NVIDIA and Stanford University packing more than six times the brainpower. The new large-scale neural network uses NVIDIA's GPUs to pack in 6.5x more processing power than Google before it, but in a far smaller footprint. In fact, where Google's system relied on the combined power of 1,000 servers, NVIDIA and Stanford pieced together their alternative with just sixteen.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M aims to make gaming notebooks powerful and portable

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M aims to make gaming notebooks powerful and portable

This week the folks at NVIDIA have unveiled several high-powered graphics cards to advance the world of desktop gaming, the tiniest of these being the GeForce GTX 700M notebook GPU. A family of four cards is being shown here, each of them with a slightly different build for different kinds of gaming setups. The builds of the devices coming with NVIDIA's technology inside as part of this next wave of gaming notebooks will be small, too - dashing the past in which "big and heavy" were required in order to have enough power to speak of in a "gaming laptop".

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GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

Today NVIDIA let it be known that they've not just added the GeForce GTX 780 to their ranks, they've replaced the GTX 670 with the GTX 770 as well. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770's design is based on the GK104 GPU, this being the same unit used in the 680, the card replaced by the 780 earlier this month. This unit works with a base clock speed of 1,046 MHz and can be boosted up to 1,085 MHz, bringing with it a fastest-ever GDDR5 memory speed at 7.0 Gbps.

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NASA ramps up search for habitable planets near Earth

NASA ramps up search for habitable planets near Earth

We've written several times about recent habitable planet findings, such as the discovery of three such planets on April 18 via the Kepler space telescope. Such planets exist within the habitable zone, but aren't necessarily capable of supporting life, and we won't know for sure without studying each one individually. The distance at which many of these exo-planets are located from our planet makes this a problem, with current technology being able to do little more than recognize their existence and potential habitability. That is where NASA's upcoming TESS telescope will come in.

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GeForce Experience replaces “NVIDIA Update” as graphics driver standard

GeForce Experience replaces “NVIDIA Update” as graphics driver standard

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience isn't a baby anymore - several months in and 2.5 million downloads since this system's introduction and eventual public beta release, this game optimizing control center will replace the company's "NVIDIA Update" system as the standard. In each driver package included with a GeForce graphics card, the GeForce Experience will be packaged, starting this week with the R320 GeForce GTX 780 launch driver.

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NVIDIA ShadowPlay aims for always-on screen recording for gamers

NVIDIA ShadowPlay aims for always-on screen recording for gamers

In a move that most gamers will instantly see as a battle up against FRAPS, NVIDIA has this week shown off ShadowPlay, a screen capture feature for the future of the GeForce Experience. Before you get too excited, it's important to note that ShadowPlay will not be implemented until later this summer with an update to the GeForce Experience - for now you'll have to wait and wish for this optimized setup.

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Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google will co-invest in a quantum supercomputer lab near its Mountain View campus, exploring the potential for incredibly-fast processing tipped to run 11,000x faster at some tasks compared to a standard Intel chip. The computer itself will be manufactured by D-Wave and based at NASA's Ames Research Center, where the Universities Space Research Association nonprofit will be responsible for its operation; Google and other companies will share access to the "D-Wave Two" hardware, which is rumored to cost around $10m.

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NVIDIA Q1 earnings show year-on-year numbers up across the board

NVIDIA Q1 earnings show year-on-year numbers up across the board

In February, NVIDIA posted the financial data for both its fiscal 2013 Q4 and its year-end 2012 data, showing record profits and stating an anticipated $940 million for its fiscal 2014 first quarter. Now the numbers are officially in, and it turns out the company beat expectations, with revenue coming in at $954.7 million. While nearly all of its numbers are down over the previous quarter, year-on-year numbers are up across the board.

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Hunt for alien life is too Earth-fixated argues expert

Hunt for alien life is too Earth-fixated argues expert

An obsession with Earth-like conditions is blinding astronomers to other potential locations where alien life could flourish, one controversial theoretical physicist has argued, suggesting scientists are too inflexible to recognize all the possibilities. While the hunt for extraterrestrial life has so far focused on rocky planets that occupy roughly the same "sweet spot" in terms of where they orbit a star, MIT's Sara Seager says that ignores the possibility of liquid water and other essentials on exo-planets with orbits ten times further out than Earth is from our sun, National Geographic reports.

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