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Musk says Zuckerberg has limited understanding of AI

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 7:26 pm

During a Facebook Live open interview with users, Mark Zuckerberg commented on artificial intelligence, saying people who warn of "doomsday scenarios" regarding AI are "pretty irresponsible."

 

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Elon Musk doesn't feel the same since in the past, he warned about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence and now, he said that he talked to Zuckerberg about AI and that his "understanding of the subject is limited."

 

Musk also added that AI is improving at a "double exponential rate," by which he meant that "AI hardware & software are both exponential."

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New iPhone 8 leaked renders allegedly show final design

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 6:10 pm

Apple is expected to announce three new devices this year - iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8. And while we know that the first two will be upgrades to last year's phones, the expectations are pretty high when it comes to the iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 should debut certain features, and we are also expecting some design changes.

 

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Thanks to information from sources in Apple's supply chain and with a little help of a case maker, we now have renders of the iPhone 8 which allegedly show the final design.

 

The photos show a 5.8-inch OLED screen with 4mm bezels on all sides. The render of the bottom edge confirms that the 3.5 mm headphone jack won't make a return. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Lightning port also remains.

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Note8 to have better optical zoom than iPhone 7?

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 4:05 pm

The Galaxy Note8 launch is just a month away, and as the date approaches, we are getting a better picture of what to expect.

 

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Last week, we learned that the Note8 would be powered by a Snapdragon 835 despite some rumors that it might feature Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836. However, it seems that Qualcomm will debut the Snapdragon 836 with the Google Pixel 2. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.

 

The Note8 should also feature a dual camera, and unless the company launches the Galaxy C10 within the next month, the Note8 could be Samsung's first phone with a dual camera setup.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 explodes and catches fire

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 2:12 pm

We all know the story about Samsung's faulty Note7 batteries, but the Korean company isn't the only one dealing with explosive devices. We recently learned that Apple is being sued by an insurance company for an alleged iPhone fire, and now, Xiaomi is facing the same problems.

 

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A Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 device exploded and caught fire inside a shop in Bangalore, India. The phone wasn't connected to the charger when it exploded. You can check the video here.

 

The company said in a statement that they are investigating the incident and that the customer's safety is of utmost importance to them.

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NVIDIA CEO hands out first Tesla V100s to AI researchers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 10:33 am

NVIDIA's new Tesla V100 compute accelerators are total computing beasts, with systems available for north of $50,000 with 4 of them inside. NVIDIA has now given out a bunch of the first production Tesla V100 accelerators to AI researchers.

 

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NVIDIA CEO and founder Jen-Hsun Huang hand delivered the Tesla V100 cards at their NVAIL (NVIDIA AI Labs) meet up, where Huang reiterated on NVIDIA's support of AI. He said: "AI is the most powerful technology force that we have ever known. I've seen everything. I've seen the coming and going of the client-server revolution. I've seen the coming and going of the PC revolution. Absolutely nothing compares".

 

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ADATA's new XPG SPECTRIC D40: RGB DDR4 for X299

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 9:27 am

ADATA has just unveiled its latest kit of DDR4 memory, debuting the XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4 kit, and yes - it features glorious RGBs.

 

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ADATA's new XPG SPECTRIX D40 RGB DDR4 kit comes in speeds of between 2400MHz and 4000MHz, making it perfect for your new enthusiast/high-end gaming PC, including the new X299 chipset from Intel. SPECTRIX D40 adds in that RGB awesome sauce on top of the DDR4 RAM being available at up to 4000MHz, making it perfect for those who need it super-fast, but not want to lose out on looks.

 

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The XPG team worked with Intel to make sure the new SPECTRIX D40 was ready for X299, with the SPECTRIX D40 SPD (serial presence detect) settings work with Intel XMP 2.0, making sure that the RAM is running at their intended clock speeds, and not lower due to no XMP 2.0 support. ADATA has also used 10-layer PCBs, two ounces of pure copper and heat sinks made from aluminum alloy. This isn't a half-baked DDR4 kit, that's for sure.

 

You can also use the new ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D40 with ASUS Aura Sync, lightning up your entire system (if you have the right parts) beautifully.

Battlegrounds made more than Overwatch on PC last month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 7:46 am

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is one of the largest Early Access success stories now, with Bluehole's latest shooter ramping up into the Top Grossing PC Titles of June 2017 according to the latest report from SuperData.

 

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The overall PC market dropped a rather large 16% this June compared to last June, but SuperData says that the massive success of Overwatch in 2016 boosted the PC gaming sales of 2016, making it harder to get to those lofty heights this year. But, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is worthy of that challenge and has pushed itself all the way into the #7 position, as it has already sold over $100 million worth of copies.

 

Battlegrounds is now ahead of Overwatch which is #10, and even World of Tanks at #8. It can't touch the behemoth that is League of Legends, or something like CrossFire or DOTA 2.

Intel Core i9-7920X: 12C/24T @ 4GHz, 140W TDP, and $1199

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 5:22 am

It wasn't long ago that we reported on the leaked details on Intel's new Core i9-7920X, and now we have some full specifications to share. Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X is the company's new 12C/24T processor which will fight directly with AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X, but Intel is charging $400 more at $1199 versus $799.

 

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Intel's new Core i9-7920X will reportedly have a base CPU clock of 2.9GHz and boost clock of 4.0GHz, and it'll rock Intel's new Turbo Boost Max 3 technology that will push even higher than 4.0GHz. Inside, the 7920X will have 28.5MB of cache total split between 16.5MB of L3 and 12MB of L2 cache. X299 will support up to 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, enough for a 2-way GPU + M.2 SSD set up all at max PCIe bandwidth.

 

X299 won't have enough PCIe lanes for high-end multi-GPU and multi-M.2 SSDs, with GPUs requiring x16/x16/x16/x16 for 4-way SLI/CF at full bandwidth. AMD's upcoming X399 chipset rocks an enthusiast worthy 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes, blowing the X299 chipset out of the water.

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AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper features next-gen packaging

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 3:34 am

AMD is so very close to releasing their next-gen HEDT platform, with the company officially unveiling the packaging for Ryzen ThreadRipper, which looks delicious.

 

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AMD CEO Lisa Su was the first to show off the retail packaging for Ryzen ThreadRipper, which gave me goosebumps. The new HEDT processor will come in an amazing package like nothing before it, packing up to 16C/32T of CPU power inside. AMD will be detailing Ryzen ThreadRipper at SIGGRAPH 2017 next week, and we will be on the ground bringing you everything you want to hear.

 

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As for Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X, it's a 16C/32T processor priced at just $999 - compared to the massive $1799 that Intel is charging for their upcoming Core i7-7960X. AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X will drive up to 4GHz under XFR, 32MB of L3 cache and 8MB of L2 cache for a total of 40MB of cache. The big part of the upcoming X399 platform that drives Ryzen ThreadRipper is capable of 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes which is perfect for multi-GPU rigs and multiple M.2 SSDs.

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Bethesda sale: $13 Doom, cheap ESO and more

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 12:30 am

In the Summer months of 2017, it's good to be a PC gamer. The Steam Summer Sale was one of the best seasonal offers from Steam in years. while other follow up Summer Sales have kept prices low. This week Bethesda games are going even cheaper than before at GamersGate. Their new Big Bethesda Sale get the lowest prices ever on 2016's Doom, The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind upgrade, Skyrim: Special Edition, Dishonored 2 and more.

 

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The sale is aggressive in its discounts. While the Steam Summer Sale had Doom at $14.99, GamersGate this week has it for only $12.90. While Dishonored 2 was $19.99 in the Steam sale, GamersGate has it down to $16.16. Nearly all the games listed below are at or tying their historic low price points.

 

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The sale is said to last through August 7, but we are suspicious. These deals at GamersGate are much better than in GMG's Summer Sale 2016 or Bundle Stars Bethesda Sale - two good but on nearly all front not as cheap as GamersGate. Either these deals, which began today, will run their course of 2 weeks time, or they are too aggressive and the publisher will tell GamersGate to calm the discount aggression down - as we have seen in the past on similar sales.

 

Either way, Bethesda games are ripe for the picking this Summer. We do not expect to see them this cheap again until the PC gaming Winter Sales.

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