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Toshiba add the 2TB XG5-P to the XG5 range

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Storage | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

Toshiba have announced the addition to their XG5 SSD lineup that is based its 64-layer, 3D BiCS FLASH memory, the new XG5-P. The latest member of the XG5 lineup is designed with the ever-expanding demands of high-end PC, gaming and content delivery thanks to its capacity of up to 2TB and improved random read/write performance of up to 55 percent over standard XG5 SSDs.




"Toshiba recognizes the need for engineering larger capacity, higher performance SSD solutions that target specific applications and use cases," said, Neville Ichhaporia, director of client and data center SSD marketing at TMA. "With our latest flagship XG5-P series, we have once again raised the bar in client SSD storage by delivering NVMe SSDs that take workstation, gaming and content creation performance to the next level."

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Toshiba reveal NAS designed 10TB HDD

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Storage | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

Toshiba have been busy in regards to their high-end storage range, with recently announcing a 10TB HDD dedicated for surveillance applications and their new XG5-P SSD. For all those NAS enthusiasts out there, Toshiba haven't forgotten about you and have released the MN06ACA10T, a 10TB hard drive in a 3.5" form factor.





"Our new 10TB MN06 Series provides excellent NAS-class performance and durability," said Scott Wright, Director of HDD Product Marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. "Our exclusive conventional mechanics delivers real value to work-groups and cloud storage architects who utilize established network-attached storage technologies. The MN06ACA10T 10TB includes RV compensation technology for optimal performance in multi-drive NAS enclosures and is designed for 24/7 operation."

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Netflix begins working on a 'choose your own adventure' show

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 4 days, 21 hours ago

According to a report from Bloomberg Netflix will be producing a 'choose your own adventure' TV show designed for adults. This decision by Netflix came after a good response in the kids version of the 'choose your own adventure' genre, 'Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale' and 'Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile' both allow for viewers to choose how each story evolves.




The very same principle of allowing the viewer to decide how the story evolves will be added to a new TV series that Netflix is creating, but this time it will be for adults and not children. Giving viewers the option of a 'choose your own adventure' kind of TV show means that viewers will be able to choose a specific storyline, follow it to the end and then re-watch the series from a different perspective granting a entirely new different ending.


Netflix already plans to spend a very large sum of $7 - $8 billion on programming for 2018 and being the largest TV streaming service, Netflix will live up to its title by releasing 30 local-language scripted series and 80 movies. Kids have not been forgotten either, Netflix plans to also product 60 kids TV shows and some animated movies to accompany them as well.

Uber has paid 20-year old Florida man $100,000 for cover up

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 days, 22 hours ago

Following the recent events surrounding transportation company Uber more information regarding the investigation has surfaced. According to Reuters, a 20-year old Florida man is responsible for the data breach over a year ago, in conclusion was paid $100,000 by Uber for destroying the information of the breach.




Uber is under fire here, recent reports saying that Uber is to be sued $2,000 per violation, now more information of a cover-up that lasted a year long could go all the way to the top. Uber's silent payment to the 20-year old Florida man was conducted through 'Bug Bounties' which is when compensation is offered for freelance hackers to test vulnerabilities, offerings of $200,000 are not strange.


The Florida hacker did not work alone though, claiming that he paid another individual to help him create false credentials through Github, attempting to prove that Ubers data was stored elsewhere.

Android Wear upgraded to Oreo, rolled out today

By: Jak Connor | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

Today Android devices will be getting a slight upgrade, as Android Oreo rolls out to all Wear devices. The beta for Oreo originally only featured on the LG Watch Sport can be presumed over, as the Oreo updates for Android Wear include adjustments to vibration strength settings, touch lock and more.




Hoi Lam, the Wearables Developer Advocate at Google is the source for this news as he posted in the Android Wear Developers Community, giving a short run down on the features that wearable devices will be updated with. The update will feature improvements that include a notification vibration strength setting, touch lock option, notification channels, battery saving limits and support for 7 new languages.

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Google removes Chrome Apps from desktop PCs

By: Jak Connor | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 5 days ago

Google has officially removed desktop Chrome Apps from the Chrome Web Store, the only features that are left are the option of theme customization and Extensions. Last year Google announced in their Chromium Blog that they would be discontinuing Chrome Apps from the Web Store, saying that sometime in mid 2018 users of Google Chrome will not be able to load or use any apps.




"In the second half of 2017, the Chrome Web Store will no longer show Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux, but will continue to surface extensions and themes. In early 2018, users on these platforms will no longer be able to load Chrome apps."


This removal by Google is only going to be affecting 1% of Google Chrome users, as it is stated in the Chromium Blog across Linux, Windows and Mac only 1% of users actually used Google Apps. For those wondering if Apps will be completely removed from all Google devices fret not, Google Apps will still be available to Chrome OS-powered devices such as Chromebooks.

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New Tomb Raider game is taking a 'different approach'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 3 hours ago

I thought that the news of a new Tomb Raider game being in the works wasn't new, but publisher Square Enix has confirmed that there is a new Tomb Raider game on the way.




The new Tomb Raider game will be released in 2018 but the company said that they're taking a "different approach" with the new outing of Lara Croft, teasing that there won't be much time between the official reveal of the new Tomb Raider and its release.


We should expect more news on the new Tomb Raider at GDC 2018 or later in the year at E3 2018.

NVIDIA announces TITAN V: 12GB HBM2, priced at $2999

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

NVIDIA has surprised the world with the announcement of their next-gen TITAN V graphics card, a new card that rocks the latest Volta GPU architecture and 12GB of HBM2, culminating in a card that costs a whopping $2999.




The new TITAN V features 21.1 billion transistors, packs 110 TFLOPs of raw horsepower, and has "extreme energy efficiency". NVIDIA explains: "Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high performance computing and AI. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links".


NVIDIA's new TITAN V features the GV100 GPU that packs 12GB of HBM2 - the first TITAN card to feature HBM2 memory technology. GV100 features 5120 CUDA cores and 320 TMUs, the same amount of CUDA cores that NVIDIA slapped onto the Tesla V100.


Inside, the new TITAN V features 640 Tensor Cores that are turned for deep learning performance. The GPU itself is clocked at 1200MHz base an up to 1455MHz boost while requiring just an 8+6-pin PCIe power connector setup and 250W TDP. Much less than the power requirements and TDP of AMD's latest Radeon RX Vega graphics cards.


The 12GB of HBM2 has a data rate of 1.7Gbps on a huge 3072-bit memory bus that provides a huge 652.8GB/sec of memory bandwidth.


You can buy the new TITAN V from NVIDIA directly for $2999.

Intel Nervana Neural Network Processor: 32GB HBM2 at 1TB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Super Computing | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

Intel is hard at work on the research and development side of its upcoming Nervana Neural Network Processor, a new chip that will blow away any general-purpose processor for machine learning and AI applications.




Vice President of Hardware for Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Carey Kloss, has provided an update to the work Intel has made on the NNP.


What does a neural network processor (NNP) have to do? In order to train a machine using neural networks needs a gigantic amount of memory and arithmetic operations in order to generate useful output. Then we step into the scaling capabilities, power consumption and maximum utilization being the cornerstones of Intel's Nervana.

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Far Cry 5 delayed by a month, now due on March 27, 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 6 hours ago

Ubisoft has gone and ruined a bunch of gamers' dreams, with the announcement of a delay to the release of the much anticipated Far Cry 5.




Far Cry 5 has been delayed from late-February 2018 to March 27, 2018 - a one-month delay. Ubisoft Montreal need the additional development time to "make some additional improvements that will bring the best, most ambitious Far Cry experience in line with the team's original vision".


Ubisoft didn't stop the delay train with Far Cry 5 either, with the company also delaying The Crew 2. The Crew 2 was due on March 16 but Ubisoft is now playing games and being vague with the release window of The Crew 2 saying it'll be released in the first half of Ubisoft's fiscal year. Cool.