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NVIDIA’s DRIVE Constellation virtual proving grounds launch

NVIDIA’s DRIVE Constellation virtual proving grounds launch

Testing of autonomous autos is critical since there will be no human behind the wheel. These vehicles have to recognize all manner of obstacles and conditions to operate safely. Testing of autonomous vehicles is done on public roads in some states, but much of the testing is done in the virtual world.

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NVIDIA GauGAN neural network makes masterpieces out of doodles

NVIDIA GauGAN neural network makes masterpieces out of doodles

Soon, not being able to draw may no longer be an excuse not to express yourself or your ideas in beautiful, photorealistic images. If you can scribble a shape and click on a few buttons, a shaky line can turn into a mountain range, a lopsided circle can become a lake, and incomprehensible doodles can transform into a masterpiece. That's pretty much the unbelievable accomplishment that NVIDIA researchers have made in developing the deep learning model named GauGAN that can turn almost any collection of lines into a work of art.

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NVIDIA Jetson Nano brings big AI muscles to a palm-sized dev kit

NVIDIA Jetson Nano brings big AI muscles to a palm-sized dev kit

Artificial intelligence and machine learning is the buzzword not only in tech but even in the enterprise. Even for some developers, however, AI remains an almost esoteric field accessible only to those with beefy computers that can handle the workload. NVIDIA says that shouldn't be the case and to prove its point, it's launching the newest and smallest member of its Jetson family. While no Raspberry Pi, the Jetson Nano developer kit and Nano module put NVIDIA's CUDA-X AI chops in a compact and power efficient form that anyone can afford.

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NVIDIA GTX 1660 brings Turing to Battle Royale fans on a budget

NVIDIA GTX 1660 brings Turing to Battle Royale fans on a budget

After unleashing the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at the end of last month, NVIDIA is back today with an even more affordable card in the GTX 1660. Like the 1660 Ti, the standard 1660 is built on NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture, so it shares something with the company's top-of-the-line RTX cards. There isn't any support for real-time ray tracing in the GTX 1660, but that's okay because it more than makes up for that missing feature in its price.

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NVIDIA quietly admits 3D glasses are ready to die

NVIDIA quietly admits 3D glasses are ready to die

NVIDIA is axing support for 3D glasses in its video cards, with the GPU-maker quietly announcing that its 3D Vision system will soon no longer be compatible with its latest drivers. NVIDIA 3D Vision - previously launched as GeForce 3D Vision - was launched in 2008, as a way for gamers to use any Direct3D game with a set of 3D glasses.

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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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Guide to getting the most bang-for-buck laptop

Guide to getting the most bang-for-buck laptop

The laptops that take the ad spaces are often the flashiest, most desirable – and most expensive – laptops you’ll find around. But most of us mere mortals don’t have the cash to splash on such luxurious devices - And maybe that isn’t such a bad thing; look beyond the billboards and you’ll find a whole range of great laptops that do the job just as well, if not better. And a closer look helps pick out exactly what you don’t need, so you don’t feel so bad about forgoing the latest and greatest, not to mention saving some money.

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Nintendo Switch emulator released for Android

Nintendo Switch emulator released for Android

There's a Nintendo Switch emulator in testing for Android right this minute, and it goes by the name MonoNX. This might be a surprise to some Nintendo Switch users, the lot of which already own the system and can't likely imagine wanting to use an Android device to play the games they've already got on their Switch. But for the Android emulator-loving universe, the question was never IF there'd be a Nintendo Switch emulator, but WHEN it'd be made a reality.

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Anthem 4K launch trailer gives Iron Man hat tip with Ozzy

Anthem 4K launch trailer gives Iron Man hat tip with Ozzy

There's a new Anthem trailer out there today, the big one, the launch trailer, the one with Ozzy in it. The Ozzy is subtle, and it's not strictly Iron Man, exactly, but it's close enough. The trailer today looks lovely, it should serve to get you onboard for the game itself, which launches on February 22nd, just a couple days after Samsung reveals their Galaxy S10 and all that good stuff. For now, look at all this battling!

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Trouble at TSMC: Huawei, NVIDIA, Apple chipmaker sees chemical issue

Trouble at TSMC: Huawei, NVIDIA, Apple chipmaker sees chemical issue

Manufacturer TSMC sent a statement that outlined a chemical issue which will have an impact on production this quarter. TSMC suggested that they'd "discovered a shipment of chemical material used in the manufacturing process that deviated from the specification and will impact wafer yield." The report does not name Apple as a key partner in the site at which the chemical issue took place. Manufacturing at the specified plant currently generally focus on NVIDIA, MediaTek, and Huawei hardware components.

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model hands-on: RTX 2080, 2070, 2060

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model hands-on: RTX 2080, 2070, 2060

We took a close-up look at the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model gaming laptop this week at CES 2019, what with its newly-embedded super-powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPU under the hood and everything. Each of the newest models announced this week have an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core processor under the hood, 16GB dual-channel system memory, and up to 512GB of fast SSD storage. They've got some spiffy new cameras looking at us, too, fully capable of working with Windows Hello IR (infrared) sensing for facial recognition and login.

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RTX 2060 revealed for starting price of $349

RTX 2060 revealed for starting price of $349

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 was revealed at CES 2019 this evening, and with it, a whole bunch of Turing architecture and ray tracing and all sorts of other good stuff too. This GPU has 52T Tensor FLOPs, 5 gigarays per second, and 6GB G6. And while generally I'd wait until the end of the article to include the price, here it's too extremely important - RTX 2060 costs $349 - imagine that!

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