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Ford’s new Silicon Valley lab isn’t all pie-in-the-sky

Ford’s new Silicon Valley lab isn’t all pie-in-the-sky

Self-driving cars are undoubtedly the most attention-grabbing project at Ford's new tech outpost in Palo Alto, but it's not all the team is working on, and other schemes are far closer to helping modern drivers. The Research and Innovation Center is also exploring how digital dashboards can be smarter, how smart home gadgets like Nest can play nicely with your car, and even how a little Project Ara style modularity could make Fords more future-proof. Read on for three of the more down-to-earth - and potentially closer to production cars at your nearest Ford dealer - projects underway.

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EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC Review with Benchmarks

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC Review with Benchmarks

This week NVIDIA brings heat with the GTX 960 graphics card family. The unit we're having a peek at today is an EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC, working with clock speeds of 1279MHz Base and 1342MHz Boost, a brand new set of cooling features with ACX 2.0+ Cooling, and the ability to output video to 5 displays at once. This isn't a top tier card, it's meant to attack the middle - extraordinary processing power for a rather inexpensive price. That's the key to hitting the graphics card market from all angles.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 targets GPU “sweet spot”

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 targets GPU “sweet spot”

NVIDIA had inadvertently set itself a challenge. On the one hand, the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 had been a rip-roaring success, with an unexpected 1m+ cards selling in less than five months. That's not bad for a graphics card that costs as much as $549, and yet it left the NVIDIA chips out of reach for a dawning cohort of upgraders two generations behind and wanting a more affordable upgrade. Enter the GeForce GTX 960.

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Renovo Coupe EV hands-on with NVIDIA Tegra X1 digital cockpit

Renovo Coupe EV hands-on with NVIDIA Tegra X1 digital cockpit

NVIDIA's Tegra X1 processor paired with NVIDIA DRIVE CX studio technology had the company suggesting they'd be powering the smart consoles of the next generation of smart vehicles. But what good is a system like this without actual, real integration? Surprise - NVIDIA's been working with the Renovo group to bring a Tegra X1-powered smart console to their prototype EV Coupe over the past several weeks. It's not only impressive to see in action - it's a testament to the quick optimization and integration powers of NVIDIA's software system.

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Origin EON17-X and EON15-X laptops rock the Intel Z97 chipset

Origin EON17-X and EON15-X laptops rock the Intel Z97 chipset

Origin has announced a pair of new notebook computers that feature desktop class processors and use the Intel Z97 chipset inside. Despite using the latest Intel hardware and Desktop class processors, the new notebooks are still much lighter and thinner than the previous generation of machines. Origin says that the new family of notebooks is 37.5% thinner and 30% lighter than the previous generation.

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NVIDIA Tegra X1 benchmarks put Apple A8x on notice

NVIDIA Tegra X1 benchmarks put Apple A8x on notice

Last year, NVIDIA opened CES with its pre-show keynote and the Tegra K1; for CES 2015, it’s the turn of the Tegra X1. NVIDIA’s latest mobile super-chip takes the Maxwell GPU as one half of its beating heart, paired with an 8-core, 64-bit ARM processor. It’s arriving in devices like smartphones, tablets, and car dashboards this year, but we grabbed some early hands-on time to get a taste of what NVIDIA believes will thoroughly squash Apple’s A8x.

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Audi Prologue bringing NVIDIA DRIVE CX to the streets

Audi Prologue bringing NVIDIA DRIVE CX to the streets

At NVIDIA 2015, Audi's VP of electronics development Ricky Hudy joined Jen-Hsun Huang onstage. There he spoke on how Audi was at the forefront of in-car computing 10 years ago, aligning themselves with the future by realizing the potential for in-car supercomputing. It was the way of the future. Here in 2015, it is the present. They key to this present was - and remains - bringing the refresh and development cycle for vehicles up to speed with the consumer electronics world. This, of course, wasn't easy.

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NVIDIA announces Drive PX, their connected car platform

NVIDIA announces Drive PX, their connected car platform

If you read SlashGear often, you’ll find yourself stumbling across car automation articles ever so often. At CES, NVIDIA is announcing their new platform for connecting your car to it surroundings, which they’re calling Drive PX. the platform is resoundingly powerful, and NVIDIA believes it has a keen eye on the future. Drive PX utilizes cameras rather than other technologies like ultrasound or radar, and gets your car to become “self aware” via learning and a “deep neural network”.

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NVIDIA DRIVE CX brings a digital cockpit computer to your car

NVIDIA DRIVE CX brings a digital cockpit computer to your car

This week NVIDIA is bringing the heat to the car industry with the NVIDIA DRIVE CX. This is a digital cockpit computer made with the NVIDIA Tegra X1. It's able to roll with 16.6 million pixels maximum resolution - more than one display - extremely dense displays, that is. With Drive CX, NVIDIA will be powering the future of mapping, creating a digital cockpit, and making the smart infotainment system in your vehicle all the more smarter in the near future - in a wide variety of vehicles.

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NVIDIA announces Tegra X1; twice as powerful as the K1

NVIDIA announces Tegra X1; twice as powerful as the K1

Tonight at CES, NVIDIA is announcing some cool new innovations for 2015 and beyond. One of those is their new X1 chipset, which is the successor to the already awesome Tegra K1 chipset. The new SoC is a beast, too; an octa-core processor sitting right next to a Maxwell GPU, the X1 is ready to put everyone on notice. Though still in its infancy, we’re reminded of last year when NVIDIA unleashed the K1. We were impressed then, and it didn’t disappoint.

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