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GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is $280 for 120FPS Fortnite, Apex Legends, PUBG

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is $280 for 120FPS Fortnite, Apex Legends, PUBG

NVIDIA revealed the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card today and aimed for young folks with an eye for Battle Royale. Titles like PUBG, Apex Legends, and Fortnite, are apparently able to play at 120-frames per second with this graphics processor - which is pretty much the most you could ask for. While that's going on, you'll find that you've payed around $279 for the car - which is pretty gosh-darned reasonable for a brand new GPU.

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Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM crams 12 LEDs in a single DDR4 stick

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM crams 12 LEDs in a single DDR4 stick

Gamers jus5 love their RGB lights, something that some smartphone makers like ASUS and nubia are trying to capitalize on. Most of the time, those lights come via LEDs attached to cases, but what if the PC components themselves glowed? That's the proposition that Corsair has been making with its new Capellix RGB LED lighting technology that it first unveiled at CES earlier this year. True to its promise back then, Corsair is now making available the new Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB which crams 12 such LED ights in a single RAM stick

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ARM-based Macs might be coming as early as next year

ARM-based Macs might be coming as early as next year

Apple has long been trying to be the architect of its own destiny by placing as much of its parts and their production in its own hands. The lesser it depends on sources outside of its control, the less it has to negotiate and compromise. It has already started doing that for iPhones and iPads and is expected to do the same for Macs, moving them Intel's processors to its own custom ARM CPUs. But if you thought that's still a long time coming, even Intel's own developers and officials think it might start as early as next year.

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These fake people have AI and Machine Learning for parents

These fake people have AI and Machine Learning for parents

As artificial intelligence becomes more and more capable, the implications of those capabilities start to become equal parts scary and impressive. That's particularly true when it comes to creating images of human faces, and a new website that's making the rounds today sums up the capabilities of machine learning pretty darn well. If you thought that AI wasn't to the point where it could create fake-yet-believable human faces, prepare for a rather rude awakening.

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Chrome OS Virtual Desktops take a major step towards serious work

Chrome OS Virtual Desktops take a major step towards serious work

Although not exactly billed as a mostly consumption platform like Android, Chrome OS's image has mostly been limited to basic computing tasks, especially word processing and Internet-related activities that students and office workers often do. It was only recently that Google made serious efforts to present Chrome OS as a place to get real work done, especially in contrast to iOS on iPads. Its next trick will take it further in that direction, putting it on the same level as desktop operating systems with virtual desktops.

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Windows 95 Electron app now lets you play Doom, Wolfenstein 3D

Windows 95 Electron app now lets you play Doom, Wolfenstein 3D

In the old days, and still occasionally these days, id Software's original Doom game has been the litmus test of whether something is worthy to be called a computer or not. It has been installed on ATMs and even the MacBook's Touch Bar, proving the case. But how about playing Doom on an OS running in a browser running on an OS running on a computer? Well, you can do that now, too, thanks to version 2 of Felix Rieseberg's Windows 95 Electron app.

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Apple first AR marketing lead shows its serious about AR

Apple first AR marketing lead shows its serious about AR

Apple never really jumped on the virtual reality bandwagon, even when smartphone-powered VR headsets and experiences exploded for a short while. Instead, Apple is putting its eggs in the augmented reality basket, going as far as saying it is the future. Now it has taken one concrete step closer to that future by moving long-time iPhone executive Frank Casanova to handle its product marketing for all things related to augmented reality.

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Dell hybrid power adapters recalled for posing shock hazard

Dell hybrid power adapters recalled for posing shock hazard

Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 started catching fire left and right, consumers have become a bit more wary of any news or even rumor that claims a product they own is prone to becoming a safety risk. However, you don't need a poorly designed smartphone to have that unfavorable experience. As Dell's fancy Hybrid Power Adapter has proven, even and especially a power brick can be a shocker, literally. Fortunately, the company has owned up to that and is recalling thousands of affected products.

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WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors

WebXR Device API to let browsers access VR, AR hardware, sensors

Browsers these days are so powerful you can almost do anything in them. Yes, sometimes even run older (ancient, really) operating systems in a browser tab. Want to play 3D games? Google's Project Stream is working on that. How about virtual and augmented reality experiences? That's in the works, too. And with the new WebXR Device API on its way to become a standard specification, there might be a time when all you need for VR and AR is a portable headset and a web browser.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation starts selling products in its first physical store

Raspberry Pi Foundation starts selling products in its first physical store

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has started selling products in its first physical store, making it possible for customers to pop in and grab whatever they need without waiting for shipment...assuming they're in England, that is. The destination is located in Cambridge, UK, at the Grand Arcade shopping center, where it is open every day of the week.

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Surface devices expand to 20 markets, Headphones to 8 more in March

Surface devices expand to 20 markets, Headphones to 8 more in March

Microsoft struck gold with the Surface. Starting with the Surface Pro to the latest Surface-branded accessories, Microsoft's Surface brand has reported impressive profits in the company's recent earnings report. Spurred by this good fortune, Microsoft is now announcing the launch of the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 in an additional 20 markets. In addition, the Surface Headphones will also launch in 8 other markets next month.

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The new 2019 Emojis target inclusivity (and waffles)

The new 2019 Emojis target inclusivity (and waffles)

Get ready for a whole bunch of new emoji, with a yawning face, pinching hand, deaf person, and people in wheelchairs the latest additions to Unicode Emoji v12.0. The final 2019 emoji list makes a play to be more inclusive, with a broader variety in skin tones, physical disabilities, and more.

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