AMD’s new APUs combine upgraded Ryzen CPUs with Radeon RX Vega graphics

AMD has announced a new series of desktop Ryzen APUs (meaning both processor and integrated graphics on a single chip) to replace its aging Athlon chips. Based on a new Raven Ridge architecture, AMD’s new APUs combine an updated version of Ryzen processor with “discrete-class” Radeon RX Vega graphics. The manufacturer claims its new system …

Baidu and ZF tap Nvidia Drive for self-driving compute tech

Nvidia announced at its CES 2018 keynote that it’s now partnering with two Chinese companies on bringing autonomous driving to roads, including Baidu and automaker ZF. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced that Nvidia’s Drive Xavier autonomous compute platform would be used for Baidu’s Apollo project, which aims to offer an open platform for self-driving cars …

Big Data: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, the Cloud…and other 2018 trends

In his latest book, “Thank You For Being Late,” Thomas Friedman highlighted 2007 as one of the most pivotal years in technology: 2007 saw the birth of Hadoop, the iPhone and Amazon’s Kindle for instance.  My bet is that 2018 will start a new era for the technology space, very much like 2007 did.  I see two …

Nvidia reveals new AI platforms for smart assistants and AR in the car

Nvidia revealed a lot of news about its Xavier autonomous machine intelligence processors at this year’s CES show in Las Vegas. The first production samples of the Xavier are now shipping out to customers, after being unveiled last year, and Nvidia also announced three new variants of its DRIVE AI platform, which are based around …

Nvidia gets into the TV business with BFGD screens designed for PC gaming

Finding the right TV for gaming is notoriously hard. While it’s easy enough to get gorgeous picture quality with 4K resolutions and HDR color rendition, latency is a huge issue. Not one to conform, Nvidia has launched a new initiative to make the best PC gaming screens which it calls Big Format Gaming Displays (or …

New story in Technology from Time: Your Future Smart Car Could Use AI To Help You Drive

At this year’s CES, chipmaker Nvidia is showcasing new technology that could enable automakers to develop AI virtual assistants that are far smarter than the in-car versions of Alexa and Siri we’re used to interacting with today. Nvidia announced two new software platforms for self-driving cars during a press conference on Sunday: Drive IX and …

New story in Technology from Time: SpaceX Has Launched the U.S. Government’s Secretive ‘Zuma’ Spacecraft Into Orbit

SpaceX successfully completed its first launch of 2018 Sunday night, sending a highly secretive U.S. government spacecraft into orbit before carrying out an upright landing of the rocket’s first stage. The classified payload, named Zuma, took off at around 8 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket and …