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The fastest, smallest enthusiast AIB ever, AMD’s R9 Nano

August 27th 2015

AMD says the new R9 Nano is the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever designed to drive 4K gaming in the living room and can do it because of ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. We first saw the AIB at E3 in June, and we’ve been waiting for it ever since.

The R9 Nano graphics card is based on the graphics chip codenamed “Fiji”, and is the third “Fiji”-based product to launch this summer alongside the AMD Radeon R9 Fury and R9 Fury X. READ MORE on the AMD NANO

How virtual is

Techwatch August 25th 2015

AR lets you move; VR is restricted because you can’t see the real world and so you bump into things. Sitting still in a planetarium or movie is not VR just because things are in 3D, or offer a 180-degree FOV (field of vision). To be VR it has to be interactive. And yet, the VR we have today is only interactive via an avatar. However, the Oculus Half Moon Touch system, Magic Leap’s system, and startup Usens’ Impression Pi (see story, page 11) offer the potential to allow people to interact more naturally in a

When is enough, enough?

13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being asked to Click here to read this blog entry

Graphics Add-In Board report Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

Charts and Images for AIB Q1 2014 report Definitions The term “AIB” is an abbreviation for add-in board, also called a “card.” A “GPU” is the graphic processor unit on the AIB, also called the “chip.” Click here to read this news article

The next great era of computing started yesterday

My mom figures everyone who works in the high-tech industry must know each other. She’ll ask if I know Julia O’Conner’s daughter, “She works in computers out there.” I don’t even know Julia O’Conner, but my mom sees Click here to read this blog entry

New honors for old friends

The Scientific and Technical Academy Awards honor long proven No one comments on what they wore, and most moviegoers don’t realize what their work actually entails, but the winners of the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards make movie history as surely as did Marilyn Monroe. As usual, there Click here to read this blog entry

Predictions for the year of the horse: it’s looking pretty cloudy

It’s the year of the horse, and it’s pretty much anyone’s guess what that means for the year ahead, but it is a perfectly nifty device to hang an editorial on. There are the obvious associations. Horses are strong, they work hard, they have Click here to read this blog entry