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NVIDIA announces exclusive features for GPUs that don't exist

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:48:28 GMT

It's been exactly five years since NVIDIA announced Volta, its next-generation GPU architecture. The closest thing to a Volta consumer graphics card we've seen since is the Titan V , a $3,000 offering targeted at scientists that was announced three months ago.

LinkedIn users can now request job referrals from their connections

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:05:50 GMT

LinkedIn debuted a new feature today that could help job-seekers get a leg up in their search. TechCrunch reports that when users are connected to someone who works at a company with a job opening listed on LinkedIn, they can now ask that person for a referral.

Japan's next-gen bullet train is sleeker and tech-friendly

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:11:06 GMT

Japan is still as fond of bullet trains as it ever was , and that's reflected in its latest and greatest model. Central Japan Railway has unveiled a prototype of the N700S, a 'Supreme' bullet train that's designed to be kinder to both the environment and its passengers.

IBM's tiniest computer is smaller than a grain of rock salt

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:20:06 GMT

Left: 64 motherboards with two tiny computers in the top-left corner. Right: The tiny computer, mounted to a motherboard, atop a pile of salt.

Ikea's Place app is now out for the latest Android phones

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:18:28 GMT

Ikea's Place app is heading to Android. The augmented reality application gives you access to 3,200 items from Ikea's inventory and allows to see what they'd look like in your home by placing their 3D versions over your phone's live view.

Postmodern dining with the Japanese art of useless gadgets

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:24:20 GMT

The Japanese word "chindogu" covers a delightful range of terrible gadgets. It's about vaguely genius concepts, ruined either in their execution or ambition.

The Morning After: Facebook exploited, useless Japanese gadgets

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:24:19 GMT

Good morning there! A new week starts, and we're headed to GDC: the biggest game development event out there. At the same time, we're embarrassing ourselves with chindogu , as seen above.

Japan's latest supercomputer is dedicated to nuclear fusion

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:24:18 GMT

This year, Japan will deploy a Cray XC50 that will be the world's most powerful supercomputer in the field of advanced nuclear fusion research. It will be installed at the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and used for local nuclear fusion science and to support ITER , the massive multinational fusion project scheduled to come online in 2035.

Uber stops all self-driving car tests after fatal accident

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:21:00 GMT

Uber is putting all of its self-driving vehicle tests on hold after one of its cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona Sunday evening. According to ABC affiliate KNXV , the car had a human operator behind the wheel but was in autonomous mode.

How to live stream every March Madness game

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:20:59 GMT

March Madness is well underway, and that means you're either hyped to see your favorite school's team take to the hardwood, or you can't wait until everyone stops talking about the tourney altogether. schedules a number of games for the afternoon, so if you're at work, or in school, it's hard to keep up.

A humanoid is born in a Turkish robotics factory

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:13:38 GMT

The Uncanny Valley posits that robots get exponentially creepier the closer they look to humans -- take Nadine the social robot, RealDoll and the Geminoids . However, a company called Akin Robotics in Turkey has proved that robots don't need to look like humans at all to evoke the "ugh" factor.

Apple reportedly invests in its own MicroLED screens

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 04:24:41 GMT

Apple quietly acquired a company called LuxVue in 2014 that was working on low-power MicroLED display technology. A report by Bloomberg indicates that development has continued and that Apple is making a "significant investment" in the new technology with an eye toward including them in devices like the iPhone or Apple Watch in a few years.

New Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Released

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:08:06 GMT

If you've been looking forward to Avengers: Infinity War, you will be interested to learn that Marvel has since released a new trailer for the upcoming movie. This trailer gives us some scenes that weren't released in the previous trailers, but if you're trying to avoid spoilers of any kind then maybe you should give this a miss.

CNN To Launch News In Virtual Reality On The Oculus Rift

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:49:31 GMT

We know that games and movies are great to watch in virtual reality , but what about the news? For those who think that watching the news in VR seems like it would be a great idea, you'll be interested to learn that CNN has partnered up with Magnopus to bring the news onto the Oculus Rift . This is actually not the first time that CNN has dabbled in VR.

HTC U12+ Might Launch In Place Of The HTC U12

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:48:20 GMT

Last year HTC launched both the HTC U11 and U11+ , which is why it was largely expected that this year we might see both the HTC U12 and U12+. However it seems that this year HTC might be skipping the HTC U12 and going straight to the U12+, according to a report from VentureBeat's Evan Blass .

SEGA Teases New Sonic Racing Game

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:48:19 GMT

Just like Mario, Sonic is one of the more recognizable and classic video game characters around. For those who are looking forward to seeing more Sonic titles, it appears that SEGA might have a new Sonic racing title in the works and have since released a short trailer teasing the game.

Nintendo To Host Nindies Showcase March 20

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:48:18 GMT

While Nintendo has done an excellent job of bringing some big titles onto the Nintendo Switch, they have also done a stellar job of encouraging indie developers to create games for the Switch, which many have done. Take for example Chucklefish who published Stardew Valley onto the Switch which has been extremely well-received.

Two major eSports players associations are in the works

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:43:41 GMT

There are two players associations being put together for professional competitors who play Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , Sports Business Journal reports. The latter will include players in the ESL Pro League and the FACEIT ECS league and is being helmed by eSports broadcaster Scott "SirScoots" Smith and attorney Michael Doi.

Madison Square Garden has been secretly scanning visitors' faces

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:31:17 GMT

Attended an event at Madison Square Garden recently? The arena's security system might recognize you the next time you visit. According to The New York Times , the arena's management has secretly been using facial recognition as part of its security measures for quite some time now.

GM is spending $100 million on production-ready autonomous cars

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:15:27 GMT

If GM is going to release a fully autonomous car in 2019, it has to be ready to build more than just a handful of test vehicles... and it's willing to spend a fair sum to make sure that happens. The automaker has announced that it will build production versions of its Cruise AV at its Orion and Brownstown plants in Michigan, and will spend over $100 million to upgrade both plants for self-driving car manufacturing.