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Google self-driving vehicles have racked up more than 1M miles driven

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 7:17 pm

The Google self-driving car project recently reached a major milestone, topping 1 million miles driven - interacting with 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seeing 180 million vehicles on the road. More Google self-driving vehicles are hitting the road this summer, as Google looks to accelerate autonomous vehicle technology.




In 2009, Larry Page challenged the team to reach 100,000 miles on public roads, a figure that was significantly higher than any other self-driving platform at the time. In addition, 10 sets of 100 interesting miles should be driven, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and other famous Bay Area landmarks.


"We met those early goals, but it was hard to imagine we'd ever cruise the boulevards of Mountain View, California, as smoothly as we do today," according to the Google autonomous vehicle research team. We're taking this million mile milestone as further proof that fully self-driving vehicles will become a reality, and we're looking forward to finding out where the next million miles will take us."

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ATMs could be some of the first things to upgrade to Windows 10

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 3:30 pm

Since Windows 10 launches on July 29 and will serve as a free upgrade of sorts for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users, it's expected there will be plenty of users trying to upgrade. The ATM Industry Association recommends financial institutions and businesses look to upgrade their active ATMs to Windows 10 as soon as they are able to.




It was only a recent shift from Windows XP to Windows 7, and with support for Windows 7 ending in five years - now could be a time to make use of Windows 10, which includes security enhancements. Don't count out Google Android as OSes that could find their way to ATM machines in the future.


"ATM deployers should start their 2020 migration without delay," said Mike Lee, CEO of the ATM Industry Association, in a statement, "as ATM hardware purchased now will still be in use when support for Windows 7 OS ends in that year. This means terminals would need to be upgradeable and compatible with the next big operating system. It's important to know which ATM configurations are going to be Windows 10-compatible."

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Batman: Arkham Knight game title will be a 44GB digital download

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 1:30 pm

The final game entry in the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight, will be 44GB for PC, Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 gamers.



Until launch, Warner Bros. is offering the $100 Premium Edition bundle for $90 - and it includes the video game, Season Pass for DLC content, Harley Quinn DLC, and a custom Batman Flashpoint skin.


Batman: Arkham Knight will be released for the PC, Xbox One and PS4 on June 23. The game has endured several delays that continually pushed the game's launch back, but hype for the Batman game remains strong.

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Tidal launches beta desktop app, and offers students a discount

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 11:20 am

Streaming music service Tidal has launched a desktop music app, currently in beta for both Microsoft Windows and Mac. Curious music listeners can take Tidal for a spin with a one month trial of two different subscription plans.




The app allows subscribers to search through 30 million songs, but they are unable to browse the high-quality video library. In addition, there is no gapless playback, but the company is expected to alter how its mobile and desktop apps operate.


Students will also receive a discount, and instead of paying $10 or $20 per month, anyone with a .edu email address pay $5 or $10 per month.

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AMD announces its 6th Generation A-Series notebook processor

By: Chris Smith | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 10:20 am

Self-quoted as the "world's first high-performance Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in a System-on-Chip (SoC) design" and previously known as the codename "Carrizo," this 6th generation AMD A-Series chip claims to be the most versatile notebook processor on the market.




Adding to the world first claim list is "the world's first High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) hardware decode support for notebooks, the first Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA) 1.0-compliant design, and the first ARM TrustZone-capable high-performance APU," as mentioned in the release. These claims sit alongside specifications including a 12 compute core design, with four of those for the CPU and eight GPU - involving AMD "Excavator" cores and third generation AMD graphics cores.


Boasting double the speed of its competitors and twice the battery life of the previous model, this chip is tailored towards a Windows 10 experience and DirectX 12 usage.

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GIGABYTE's 100 series motherboards are the first with Intel USB 3.1

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 10:06 am

Computex 2015 - As pointed out in a recent press release, GIGABYTE has become the first manufacturer to add Intel USB 3.1 premium I/O controller on board support through the 100 series of motherboards.




Wondering how it works? The GIGABYTE press release stated that by "using PCIe Gen.3 x4 lanes from the chipset and Display connectivity from the processor" it is able to operate at "a total bandwidth of 40 Gb/s."


This means you may be using USB Type-C before you though it was possible, enabling the long-awaited reversible plug for use at home, work or school.

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TomTom uses cloud data to add navigation from cars to wearables

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 9:57 am

In a recently issued press release, TomTom let the world know that it now has the ability to seamlessly share data between your in-car navigation system and your personal laptop, tablet, smartphone or wearable device.




This new technology is said to be used for enabling a fully connected experience for consumers, allowing developers and third-parties access to this advancement in order to increase the reach of embedded navigation systems.


This may mean that when you park and get out of your car on a busy inner-city street, your smartwatch may seamlessly continue guiding your path until you reach your final destination.

This triple monitor arm by Rosewill is the Autobot of the future

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 9:44 am

Computex 2015 - Looking like either plumbing or a robot in disguise, this triple monitor arm by Rosewill is a sight to behold.




Named the RMS-TDM02BL and RMS-TDM025L, these two slightly different products both support up to three 26" LCD monitors with a VESA compliant brackets measuring 75 x 75mm and 100 x 100mm alongside the option to tilt your panel 45 degrees up and down.

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