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Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond

Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond

Apple disrupted the status quo when it started making its own chips for its mobile devices. That was true not just for Qualcomm and its processors or Intel and its LTE modem but even for Imagination and its mobile graphics chips. The latter, however, seemed to follow in Qualcomm's footsteps and engaged in a legal battle with Apple. Now Apple and Imagination have apparently made up but also raises questions about what the future may hold.

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“Cats” gets updated with improved visuals amid growing criticism

“Cats” gets updated with improved visuals amid growing criticism

The box office is having a rough few days. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may be selling well as expected but reception has been pretty mixed. Even before that, however, the acclaimed yet divisive Broadway musical "Cats" leaped into the big screen but seems to have failed to land on its feet. Now it seems that everyone involved is doing all that it takes to salvage the film's reputation, including a notice from Universal Pictures that it's updating the movie right on opening day.

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Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

You may have started hearing about gaming smartphones that boast about some form of water-cooling (technically vapor), but the real titleholders in water-cooled systems are monstrous gaming PC rigs. Not a problem when you have a huge desktop tower, not so much when your gaming computer of choice is a laptop. That's where Gigabyte's latest baby comes in. The AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box claims to be an external graphics enclosure like no other, boasting of the industry's first water cooling solution inside a graphics dock.

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER promise an entry-level boost

NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER promise an entry-level boost

NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture has definitely put PC graphics cards on a new level, especially when it comes to data crunching capabilities need both for graphics as well as AI and machine learning. But while NVIDIA's RTX cards are all the rage on the high-end, some gamers might not need all that power and the literal and thermal costs it comes with. Some might need an almost inconspicuous gaming partner that has some secret superpowers behind the scenes. That seems to be the message that NVIDIA is giving with the launch of the new GTX 1660 SUPER and 1650 SUPER boards that get their powers via faster memory.

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Acer ConceptD CP3 and CP7 monitors released for creative professionals

Acer ConceptD CP3 and CP7 monitors released for creative professionals

Back in April of this year, 2019, Acer introduced a new collection of devices called ConceptD. This collection included of high-end computers, monitors, and a single Windows Mixed Reality Headset. Today we're taking a peek at a pair of ConceptD monitors - one is called Acer ConceptD CP3, the other is called ConceptD CP7.

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New Android logo and brand update for 2019

New Android logo and brand update for 2019

The big Android news from Google today was the change from Android Q to Android 10, and the end of the desserts. That's important - that's the fun part of the news, and the most tasty - but the part that will matter most to graphic designers is the edits made to the Android logo and design guidelines. Of import here are the adjustments in the eyes, the color shift, and the shift in aesthetics overall.

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New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

New 10th Gen Intel Core ‘Comet Lake’ processors detailed: i3 to i7

A new collection of 10th Gen Intel Core processors were detailed with units from Core i3 all the way up to Core i7. Included this morning in the release from Intel were the Intel Core i7-10710U, i7-10510U, i5-10210U, and i3-10110U all in the "U-Series." Also included were the Y-Series processors Intel Core i3-10110Y, i5-10210Y, i5-10310Y, and i7-10510Y.

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming Android Beta release revealed

The system known as NVIDIA GeForce NOW was previously in free Beta for PC, Mac, and SHIELD TV, now it'll be opened on Android devices of several sorts. NVIDIA announced several feature updates to GeForce NOW today, also including the transition to RTX-enabled graphics processors for certain regions. NVIDIA also gave a cryptic note on the timing for release of the full service, suggesting "the sun is starting to set on the free beta period."

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Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

It would seem that the future of the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack is no more! According to the folks at Minecraft - the official crew - there's only one more "final update" on the Super Duper pack. That update is that the future is dead, and the Super Duper Graphics Pack originally announced back at E3 2017 will no longer be developed. Not in-studio, anyway.

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Quake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games

Quake II RTX shows what NVIDIA’s ray-tracing tech can do for old games

When showing off new graphics tech, you'd usually be treated to glorious photorealistic visuals that hint at the complex calculations that both software and hardware go through. In that context, NVIDIA's decision to use id Software's popular Quake II shooter is an odd one. At the same time, however, it is the perfect example of even an old game like Quake II can feel new and modern with NVIDIA's to new fully path-traced ray-tracing technology.

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Samsung phones could soon boast AMD Radeon graphics tech inside

Samsung phones could soon boast AMD Radeon graphics tech inside

Smartphones today have gotten so powerful that they're theoretically capable of running desktop-grade software. For years, however, phone makers and developers have been boasting about "console-level graphics", particularly in games but, truth be told, they are nowhere near that level at all. We might still be decades from phones reaching that status but Samsung may have just taken one small step forward by partnering with AMD to imbue its Exynos chips with some Radeon graphics powers.

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Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Razer Core X Chroma eGPU brings on the RGB lights, USB ports

Laptops are getting thinner and some PCs are getting smaller. While that may be a boon for portability and space economy, there's only so much you can cram inside of them. Thanks to technologies like Thunderbolt 3, however, you can keep computers small and slim and offload the brunt of the work to external components. With Razer's latest Core X Chroma, Windows laptop and MacBook users can not only offload graphics intensive work to the GPU enclosure but even charging and data transfer as well.

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