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Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Intel 8th-gen Core isn’t the most exciting part

Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Intel 8th-gen Core isn’t the most exciting part

Acer seems to be combining two popular aspects of the consumer laptops with its new Nitro 5 Spin notebook. Not only is this new notebook a convertible, allowing you to choose from a few different usage orientations, but it's been revealed as a notebook for those looking to do a little casual gaming. It also happens to be one of the first machines confirmed to use Intel's freshly launched 8th-gen Core processors.

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Final Fantasy 15 PC release finally announced – watch the 4K trailer here

Final Fantasy 15 PC release finally announced – watch the 4K trailer here

We expected Gamescom to hold its share of big gaming announcements, but one of the most surprising (and exciting) ones is the reveal that Final Fantasy 15 will be coming to PC. Announced by Square Enix during a special NVIDIA event, a PC version of the game had previously only been hinted at. It seems that the PC version of Final Fantasy 15 may very well become the definitive version, with NVIDA calling this port the "highest-end edition" of the game.

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NVIDIA SHIELD European plug recalled over safety concerns

NVIDIA SHIELD European plug recalled over safety concerns

When speaking of potential fire hazards and electronic devices, we usually think about faulty batteries or exposed cables. Who would have thought that a plug adapter could be just as dangerous. But that’s exactly the worry that has caused NVIDIA to announce a voluntary recall program in Europe to replace the two-prong plug head that ships with the NVIDIA SHIELD. Apparently, the build quality wasn’t so great that it could potentially break off and give users the shock of their lives.

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Bitcoin Mining graphics cards released by ASUS, Sapphire with NVIDIA, AMD inside

Bitcoin Mining graphics cards released by ASUS, Sapphire with NVIDIA, AMD inside

It would appear that one of the biggest names in PC hardware has joined the Cryptocurrency universe with their own mining-friendly graphics cards. ASUS Mining RX 470 and Mining P106 both use NVIDIA GeForce GTX technology to run as efficiently as possible to mine the most cryptocoin for the smallest cost. These cards are "engineered especially for coin mining" and are made to roll with "maximum mega hash rates at minimum cost." UPDATE: A few Sapphire cards have appeared as well, each with AMD Radeon technology inside.

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NVIDIA just made a huge play to dominate self-driving cars

NVIDIA just made a huge play to dominate self-driving cars

Forget powering smartphones and tablets: NVIDIA's big target is being the brainpower behind autonomous vehicles. The chip company has announced a trio of deals today which see it push aggressively into the automotive space, inking a deal with Volkswagen to work on artificial intelligence, with Volvo to commercialize self-driving cars in just a few years time, and with some of the biggest existing suppliers to get its silicon into their ranges.

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Acer Predator Triton 700 laptop with NVIDIA Max-Q is 18.9 mm thin

Acer Predator Triton 700 laptop with NVIDIA Max-Q is 18.9 mm thin

The age of ultrathin gaming notebooks is finally upon us. Or so that's what NVIDIA is promising with its newly announced Max-Q tech that slims gaming laptops down to 18 mm. It's no MacBook Air, but Acer's new Predator Triton 700 comes close at 18.9 mm. This is one of first promises laptops bearing that Max-Q promise that will give gamers less reasons not to take their laptops along with them and play whenever the urge hits them.

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NVIDIA Max-Q tech makes gaming laptops ridiculously thin

NVIDIA Max-Q tech makes gaming laptops ridiculously thin

The PC industry seems to have finally realized that while gamers want all the power they can squeeze out of a laptop, they don't necessarily want to carrry their desk on their backs. We are starting to see the emergence of thin and lightweight gaming laptops that, while definitely thinner than old bricks, are still not what you'd exactly consider "thin". NVIDIA is aiming to change all that with its new Max-Q design approach that aims to create gaming laptops that are as thin as MacBook Airs.

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Lenovo Legion Y920 17-inch gaming notebook returns for enthusiasts

Lenovo Legion Y920 17-inch gaming notebook returns for enthusiasts

The most hardcore of laptop-loving gamers will want to turn their eyes to the Lenovo-made Legion Y920 gaming notebook. At least to see what the baseline is, that is to say. This machine was revealed today by Lenovo with 7th gen Intel Core i7-7820HK and i7-7700HQ processor options. Base graphics card is the NVIDIA GTX 1070 (8GB) GDDR5 with PCI express, but Lenovo offers multiple GPU options.

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NVIDIA’s Volta GPU platform wants to take the AI world by storm

NVIDIA’s Volta GPU platform wants to take the AI world by storm

NVIDIA had plenty of big announcements to make during its GTC keynote today, but one of the biggest was the reveal of its new Volta GPU platform. More powerful than any GPU platform NVIDIA has released before (obviously), the company envisions Volta has the go-to platform to accelerate AI development and high performance computing. The question now becomes just how much more powerful Volta actually is.

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This is NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck [Release and Demo]

This is NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck [Release and Demo]

This week at GTC 2017, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed Project Holodeck to the masses. This system "brings visually stunning, collaborative, and shareable VR to everyone." The first demonstration had several users standing near a vehice rendered with 50,000,000 polygons - that's inside a virtual, shared space. The vehicle was a $1.9-million dollar supercar showed off via Christian Koenigsegg.

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NVIDIA might make bank from Nintendo Switch

NVIDIA might make bank from Nintendo Switch

With the Nintendo Switch's early success, a lot of the focus has been on Nintendo and how it stands to benefit. Obviously, a successful Switch means a successful Nintendo, especially after the Wii U failed to find a significant audience. There's one other company that could benefit from the Switch taking off, though: NVIDIA.

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NVIDIA VRWorks SDKs make stitching 360-degree audio, video easier

NVIDIA VRWorks SDKs make stitching 360-degree audio, video easier

Virtual reality has never before been as accessible as it is today but it still hasn't hit mainstream the way smartphones have. Part of that is due to the exorbitant price tags for equipment and part is due to the lack of noteworthy VR content. The latter, in turn, is due to the lack of tools to create such content. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA, one of the biggest names in the industry, is unveiling two VRWorks SDKs to address exactly that. And, surprisingly enough, the more mature and stable of the two is VRWorks Audio.

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