Saturday, July 21, 2018

Manufacturing

Xiaomi: Microsoft Announces Sale of 1,500 Patents to Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer

The deal is reportedly part of Xiaomi’s global expansion strategy. The company has agreed to install Skype, Office and other Microsoft applications on its phones and tablets. Software maker Microsoft Corp is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi , a rare departure for the US company and part of what the two companies say is the start of a long-term partnership. The deal, announced on Wednesday (Jun 1), also includes a patent cross-licensing arrangement and a commitment by Xiaomi to install copies of Microsoft software, including Office and Skype, on its phones and tablets. Both ...

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and 1080 for Gaming Notebooks is Coming Soon

Speaking with some of our insider contacts at Computex got us some clues for gaming notebooks. Essentially, if you’re in the market for a new gaming notebook, you might want to consider waiting a few months (think August/September). That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise if you follow the gaming notebook industry, but there’s more. According to our contacts, Nvidia is readying the release of its new 10-series chips for notebooks. The kick is, they won’t be M versions of desktop GPUs. They will be the same chips used on the desktops, just operating at a lower TDP—we’re told ...

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AMD And NVIDIA Stand To Get Benefit From Oculus Launch – Forbes

Oculus Rift finally came to the public yesterday. After years of speculation and more preview events than I can count, Facebook’s magic headset finally hit the market with 30 games to its name. It did so with little fanfare: no big press conference, no launch party, and no headsets even for the majority of preorders. But make no mistake: yesterday was a very big deal. The Oculus Rift will be followed to market by the HTC Vive and Sony’s Playstation VR, marking the slow progression to true mass market VR. Some have their reasons to be skeptical, but I don’t ...

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NVIDIA Releases Game Ready Driver 359.06 WHQL

NVIDIA is continuing their efforts to provide game ready drivers on launch day throughout the AAA/holiday season. Without missing a beat they are giving us a two for one today with game ready support for both Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege. Being a game ready driver, updates in the realm of stability and bug fixes are scarce. This time we are left with a bug fix for Call of Duty Black Ops III crashing on NVIDIA hardware under Windows Vista through Windows 8.1. No bug fixes are listed for Windows 10. Today’s driver update also brings us game ...

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AMD’s New Radeon Software is Making Catalyst a Thing of The Past

AMD’s Catalyst graphics software has been downloaded over a billion times since it first launched in 2002, but this year it’s being replaced by a shiny new model. AMD says that its new software will basically be a “mini operating system” that will be faster and more intuitive. It will be called Radeon Software, and this year’s edition will be called Crimson. The current plan is to release a new edition annually, with each one named after a shade of red. Radeon Settings replaces the Catalyst Control Center, and it will be running on the Qt framework rather than .NET. ...

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Xbox App on Windows 10 Rolling Out New Features and Its Coming Soon

Today, Microsoft are pleased to announce the next wave of updates for the Xbox app on Windows 10 rolling out today. In addition, just as Microsoft have done on Xbox One, Microsoft are releasing a new Xbox Beta app on Windows 10 later this month to offer a preview of coming updates before they become available. Let’s dive in. Xbox App on Windows 10 September Updates Here’s a closer look of what’s rolling out today in the September release of the Xbox app on Windows 10: Real-time Friends list presence. Your Friends list will automatically refresh with your friends’ on/offline status ...

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Specs and Configuration Leaked

Leaks about Nvidia GTX 950 are starting to appear, pointing towards imminent launch of GTX 950 mid-August. It is yet unclear when exactly does this card launch, but we have all interesting details here. First up are the first traces of ASUS STRIX GTX 950, which I suppose will look just like STRIX GTX 960. Card is now confirmed to feature 2GB GDDR5 memory and DirectCUII cooling solution. The OC label also suggest we are looking at factory-overclocked solution. The price varies between €240-280 depending where you look. These prices are definitely placeholders, as you can buy GTX 960 for less ...

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Nvidia Recalls Shield Android Tablets

Nvidia has issued a recall for the Shield Android tablet after determining that its battery “can overheat, posing a fire hazard.” Although the recall is voluntary, Nvidia is asking users to back up their data and fill in the relevant online form to receive a replacement. The issue pertains to tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015. You can check to see if your tablet is affected by heading to the Settings menu, clicking “About tablet,” then “Status,” and looking at the “Battery” section. If you see “B01,” you can carry on using the Shield as normal. If you ...

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AMD Days Will Be Over Soon

AMD was rarely profitable in recent years and had therefore in 2008 a new course taken, which should reduce costs. The own factories had AMD sold and wanted to focus on the PC market to “emerging markets”. According to analysts of Kerrisdale Capital Investment AMD was successful when it comes to the marketing of these steps towards investors, but in fact stand AMD already inevitable before the end. The technical progress of the competition, not competitive own offer, the structural changes that are not effective strategy of recent years and the deteriorating Blianzen were a poisonous mixture for the company. ...

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Nvidia Release The Witcher 3 Gaming Driver

What’s the section if we playing a much expensive sandbox RPG if you can not make each monster/dam villian look like they’ve stepped out of a L’Oreal advert? Fortunately—for Nvidia owners at least—a new ‘Game Ready’ driver has been released for GeForce cards, designed to optimise and conquer over the performance when using Hair Works and similar graphical additions. Check out some of the NVIDIA GameWorks effects integrated in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! Over three-dozen animals and monsters feature NVIDIA HairWorks for stunningly realistic fur and hair that moves with the creatures movement as well as environmental effects such ...

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