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1 in 5 experts feel artificial intelligence could pose a threat

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 22 mins ago

Will artificial intelligence pose a threat to mankind? Around 18 percent of AI experts feel there could be an 'existential threat' to mankind, a new report from Oxford University indicates. Oxford University researchers interviewed 500 AI experts and half of those surveyed appear optimistic, saying AI should be "good" or "extremely good" for humans.

 

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AI will match human ability between 2040 and 2075, with an eventual transition to "super intelligence" within the next century.

 

... this creation could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, which could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, and so on... so we might generate a growth well beyond human ability and perhaps even an accelerating rate of growth: an 'intelligence explosion,'" according to the paper.

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AMD teases the Radeon R9 390X on YouTube, says 'it's coming...'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour ago

We know that it's coming, but AMD has just taken to YouTube to tease their upcoming next-gen GPU, the Radeon R9 390X. AMD has a 7-second clip on YouTube where they say "it's coming..." and that's it.

 

 

The video teases a beautiful render of the Radeon R9 390X, very similar to what we've seen in the previous leaks. We can expect AMD to use High Bandwidth Memory on its Radeon R9 390X, which will give the Fiji XT-powered card around 640GB/sec of memory bandwidth, a huge increase of the 336GB/sec that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti will reportedly have.

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SilverStone announces a sleek headphone stand

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 1 hour, 20 mins ago

SilverStone has just announced its EBA01 - an extremely sleek Hi-Fi audio headphone stand weighing in at 1.5kg and complete with a silver or black color scheme depending on what you're after.

 

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This aluminum stand measures at 280mm high and will be released to the mainstream market very soon for $57.66.

 

Although it looks amazing, the EBA01 is fighting against a non-performing market of headphone stands. It has been reported by end users as hard to justify spending this kind of money on a stand-alone product (pun intended) when many monitors (think BenQ) or even cases (Thermaltake) contain headphone holders as part of their overall package.

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ADATA to show off new USB Type-C and Apple products at Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: 2 hours, 26 mins ago

But wait, there's more! ADATA has also announced a series of USB Type-C ready and Apple related products for promotion at the yearly COMPUTEX trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. in a recently issued press release.

 

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Featuring products such as the UE710 Lighting OTG flash drive, an external HD710A Apple HDD, card readers for iPad and iPhones plus a battery pack for the iPhone 6, ADATA really has the Mac market in its sights.

 

As for USB Type-C, there will be a bunch of flash drives on offer and cables to promote convenience of sharing. There will also be the HD720 waterproof, dust proof and shock-resistant external hard drives on offer.

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ADATA showcases cloud and IoT components for Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: 3 hours, 21 mins ago

If gaming isn't quite your thing, ADATA has announced in a recent press release that it will be showcasing some Marvell controller-laden PCIe SSDs and DDR4 RAM for those looking to run Cloud / IoT services.

 

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Boasting speeds of up to 3000MB/s, these new PCIe SSDs claim an improved lifetime due to advanced LDPC technology and further feature Power Loss Protection (PLP) services.

 

The consumer series' on display will be that of the SP560 and SP550, said to help offer a pathway for regular users to become PC enthusiasts.

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ADATA proudly displays a new gaming series at Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: 4 hours, 26 mins ago

Featuring a slew of SSDs and DDR4 memory modules, ADATA announced in its recent press release that we are all in for a treat next week when Computex 2015 kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

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Company representatives from all over the globe have started arriving in the Taiwan capital in preparation for this yearly trade show, with ADATA announcing one of its main focuses will be that of gaming-driven components.

 

On the show floor will be the new XPG Z1 DDR4 gaming DRAM, XPG Z2 overclocking gaming memory and SX930 SSDs featuring SLC cache technology and more.

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Treat your Mac to an 8TB HGST Ultrastar HDD from Other World Computing

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 5 hours, 28 mins ago

One of the few companies to offer Apple upgrades, Other World Computing has just announced its 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HDD upgrade package for a cool $659.

 

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The hard drive in question comes packed with 128MB of cache, it spins at 7200RPM and runs off a SATA 6Gb/s platform with 3 and 1.5Gb/s backwards compatibility.

 

Quoted on the website as "the industry's highest capacity of 8.0TB" this hard drive also draws a minimal 5.1 watts when idling and weighs in at a reduced 650g.

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Lenovo and Microsoft team up with Cortana and REACHit searching

By: Chris Smith | More News: Apps | Posted: 6 hours, 37 mins ago

Set for applications across Windows 10 PCs and tablets, Lenono has announced a partnership with Microsoft to extent Cortana's abilities through the Lenovo REACHit functionality.

 

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REACHit will search for content spread "across any connected Lenovo PC or tablet device running Windows 10 and many major cloud services" as pointed out in a recent press release - further assisting the search capabilities of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant.

 

The release also points out that it will only search through connected Lenovo devices that you own - for example you can ask Cortana to "find the picture I edited last week on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon" and searching will commence. However, some are worried that this may open up a hacking loophole that would enable criminals to gain access to all of your devices by only hacking a single one.

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Gartner: Emerging countries pushed smartphone sales 19% during Q1

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 7 hours, 12 mins ago

Smartphone sales during Q1 topped 336 million units worldwide, a strong 19.3 percent year-over-year growth, according to the Gartner research group. The rising popularity of smartphones in emerging markets helped propel the market, including in Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, pushing sales forward - a massive 40 percent increase in Q1.

 

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"During this quarter, local brands and Chinese vendors came out as the key winners in emerging markets," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "These vendors recorded an average growth of 73 percent in smartphone sales and saw their combined share go up from 38 percent to 47 percent during the first quarter of 2015."

 

Samsung has 24 percent smartphone market share, ahead of Apple (17.9 percent), Lenovo (5.6 percent), Huawei (5.4 percent), LG Electronics (4.6), and other manufacturers. Not surprisingly, Google Android was the most dominant OS (78.9 percent), ahead of Apple iOS (17.9), Microsoft Windows (2.5 percent), BlackBerry (0.4 percent), and other mobile OSes.

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Lenovo launches media casting device

By: Chris Smith | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 7 hours, 45 mins ago

With this new device connecting to any large screen through HDMI, Lenovo stated in its recent press release that "80 percent of people are using tablets at home with 52 percent of them using tablets to watch TV," pointing out a market in which they wish to capitalize on.

 

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The Lenovo Cast is a first foray into media casting for this technology giant. When Lenovo comes to mind, most firstly think about education or industrial computers and laptops, however Lenovo are looking to break this stereotype.

 

This 50 gram pocket sized device utilizes dual frequency Wi-Fi with a range of up to 20 meteres, boasting that the signal strength is great enough to travel through walls.

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