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HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP is taking on Apple's MacBook Pro and Dell's XPS 15 with its new ZBook Studio laptops, promising desktop workstation performance in oddly portable packages. The two new machines pack Intel's 8th Generation chips - up to Xeon CPUs, in fact - and lashings of speedy SSD storage, with the biggest choice coming down to how you like your hinge.

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First Xiaomi BLACK SHARK gaming phone mythbusted

First Xiaomi BLACK SHARK gaming phone mythbusted

An invite for a Black Shark (Xiaomi brand) gaming device event was revealed this week along with images. The device shown looked a bit strange - and was mistaken for the actual device Black Shark would reveal. Unfortunate for them, this device is actually a little-known gaming handheld known as the Matrimax iPlay. It was released back in the year 2015, two years after the NVIDIA SHIELD Handheld gaming device.

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Bitcoin price bounce: NVIDIA’s faith in crypto

Bitcoin price bounce: NVIDIA’s faith in crypto

This week bitcoin prices bounced at the trendline forged approximately one half year ago at the same time as NVIDIA signaled support for crypto. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang spoke to Jim Cramer on Mad Money TV, suggesting that cryptocurrency was "here to stay" regardless of the fact that it's not one of the company's main drivers - yet.

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NVIDIA halts autonomous car testing after fatal Uber crash

NVIDIA halts autonomous car testing after fatal Uber crash

NVIDIA has temporarily frozen all of its autonomous car testing on public roads, after the fatal Uber crash last week that killed a pedestrian. The chipmaker is one of Uber's partners on the ride-sharing firm's self-driving car project, supplying chipsets that power the onboard intelligence for the vehicle.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet still getting updates (over 3 years later)

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet still getting updates (over 3 years later)

The original NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet just got a software update over 3 years after its initial release date. The NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet was released in late July, 2014, and this update was sent in March of 2018. Granted, it's not an update of the OS - Android isn't going to get to Oreo here - but it is a rare show of long-term support for users in an industry in which short-term support is all that's usually expected.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331 squeezes discrete graphics into a thin notebook

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331 squeezes discrete graphics into a thin notebook

When it comes to buying a notebook, perhaps the biggest decision you'll make is power vs. size. There are plenty of super slim notebooks out there that rely on a processor like the Core i5 and integrated graphics, but on the other size of spectrum, there are bulky gaming notebooks that weigh a lot but offer a discrete graphics card for a sizable boost in power. ASUS is hoping it has figured out the perfect balance of size and power with its new ZenBook 13 UX331.

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Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

Nvidia: trying to meet gaming GPU demand, but making lots of money on crypto mining

During an earnings call with investors earlier this week, graphics card maker Nvidia acknowledged that the growing cryptocurrency mining boom has resulted in a significant revenue increase for their latest quarter, but also promised that it would remain aligned with the gaming market. For its quarter that ended on January 28th, Nvidia says its GPU business accounted for $2.46 billion of the record $2.91 billion in revenue it made.

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NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

Intel and Continental have hooked up on a self-driving car project, aiming to put complete autonomous vehicle systems on the market from 2021. The deal will see the two companies combine NVIDIA's latest DRIVE platform driverless car "brains" with the wealth of sensors in Continental's catalog, offering automakers what will eventually be a turn-key system for up to Level 5 autonomous vehicles.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV 6.3 update released with no Android Oreo

NVIDIA SHIELD TV 6.3 update released with no Android Oreo

NVIDIA has always been considered one of the better Android citizens, pushing out updates quickly and frequently, unlike even the most popular smartphone makers. In one aspect, however, it may have just failed its fans. The company just pushed out its SHIELD Experience 6.3 update to the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TVs and while it has a ton of new features to enjoy, it is still missing one critical update: Android 8.0 Oreo.

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NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

Self-driving cars aren't just going to shake up road systems, but automotive architecture, with NVIDIA and Aquantia announcing a new, super-high-speed connectivity system designed for driverless data. The pair have confirmed that NVIDIA's DRIVE Pegasus and DRIVE Xavier AI platforms for autonomous vehicles will be used Aquantia's Multi-Gig networking, in order to keep up with the huge flow of information between sensors.

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NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPU shortage response is all talk, no action

NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPU shortage response is all talk, no action

Anyone in the market for PC hardware may have noticed a little problem with GPUs lately. In short: prices on GPUs are skyrocketing, and cryptocurrenecy miners are largely to blame for this surge. Cycles like this are nothing new and are as old as cryptocurrency itself, but with gamers growing ever more frustrated with the state of the GPU market, manufacturers are now sharing their two cents.

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Cryptocurrency mining is causing high-end GPU shortages

Cryptocurrency mining is causing high-end GPU shortages

If you've been shopping around for a new graphics card over the last few weeks, you've likely had a very hard time finding any in stock. And if you do find one, it's probably priced well above the MSRP on a re-selling site like eBay or Craigslist. It turns out that graphics cards, especially the high-end type, are in short supply all around the globe, and PC gamers have the rapidly rising trend of cryptocurrency mining to thank.

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