Category: Computing

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MIT is building a new $1 billion college dedicated to all things A.I.

MIT is building a new $1 billion college dedicated to all things A.I.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a new $1 billion college of computing designed to offer the best possible education to futur ...
What is deep learning?

What is deep learning?

What is deep learning? A branch of machine learning, this field deals with the creation of neural networks that are modeled after the brain and adept ...
Everything You Need To Know About Machine Learning

Everything You Need To Know About Machine Learning

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, ignoring every big tech advance in the past decade, you’ve probably heard of machine learning. Whether it’s be ...
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 Series: Everything You Need to Know

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 Series: Everything You Need to Know

Riley Young/Digital TrendsAfter months of speculation, Nvidia finally revealed its next-generation graphics architecture at Gamescom, with CEO Jensen ...
The $999 Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop Can Replace Your Desktop PC

The $999 Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop Can Replace Your Desktop PC

The bridge between gaming laptops and desktop PCs has been shrinking in recent years. Better computer hardware and more thermally efficient laptop des ...
Razer Blade 15 Becomes More Affordable, Gains ‘Mercury White’ Edition

Razer Blade 15 Becomes More Affordable, Gains ‘Mercury White’ Edition

When Razer introduced its lineup of Razer Blade gaming notebooks, they were seemingly built without compromise with a price tag to match. B ...
The Best Cheap Gaming PCs of 2018

The Best Cheap Gaming PCs of 2018

Looking for the best cheap gaming PCs can be a bewildering process. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, then you may end up sinking funds into ...
It’s alive! Scientists create ‘artificial life’ on a quantum computer

It’s alive! Scientists create ‘artificial life’ on a quantum computer

No, this isn't something from a Michael Crichton techno-thriller: Scientists really have created "artificial life" on a quantum computer for the first ...
The Best Black Friday Stores Compared: Amazon, Walmart, and More

The Best Black Friday Stores Compared: Amazon, Walmart, and More

Black Friday is fast approaching, and savvy shoppers know what that means: it’s time to start planning. These days, Black Friday doesn’t just involve ...
‘Fallout 76’ Beta: How to Get in and When it Begins

‘Fallout 76’ Beta: How to Get in and When it Begins

Bethesda revealed that they would be letting players leave the vault early to try the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (break it early test application) program. T ...
Oculus Quest: Everything You Need To Know

Oculus Quest: Everything You Need To Know

Chuong Nguyen/Digital TrendsThe Oculus Rift feels like it’s been around for a lot longer than it actually has. The VR headset was originally launched ...
Alienware Unleashes the M15, Its Thinnest Gaming PC

Alienware Unleashes the M15, Its Thinnest Gaming PC

Fans of Alienware’s lineup of gaming laptops know that the company’s machines can undoubtedly break backs with their hefty designs, but the ...
Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings DirectX ray tracing to gaming PCs

Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings DirectX ray tracing to gaming PCs

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings DirectX ray tracing technology to consumers, allowing gamers to step into a world of entirely new graphical ...
SteelSeries’ wireless gaming mouse is charged for battle in 15 minutes

SteelSeries’ wireless gaming mouse is charged for battle in 15 minutes

SteelSeries' latest gaming mouse aims its sights at going wireless without limits, packing a battery that can deliver more than 10 hours of gametime w ...
MIT’s latest A.I. is freakishly good at determining what’s going on in videos

MIT’s latest A.I. is freakishly good at determining what’s going on in videos

MIT researchers have created an A.I. system which uses a deep learning neural network to fill in the blanks in video frames to work out what activity ...
Step back in time with Google’s secret text-adventure game

Step back in time with Google’s secret text-adventure game

An Easter egg was found on Google's website, allowing users to engage in a fun text adventure game without leaving their web browser. Join the adventu ...
The best processors for gaming

The best processors for gaming

What are the best processors for gaming you can buy? You don't need to spend a fortune to get an amazing gaming CPU and now that AMD is competitive ag ...
The Oculus Quest Is The VR Competitor To The Nintendo Switch

The Oculus Quest Is The VR Competitor To The Nintendo Switch

Our time with the Oculus Quest left us impressed. Facebook heavily promoted Quest’s features, like its lack of wires and the fact it isn’t powered by ...
Lenovo Sets Computer to Stun, Unveils Star Trek Enterprise PC

Lenovo Sets Computer to Stun, Unveils Star Trek Enterprise PC

As the result of what we can only assume was a Star Trek-induced Netflix binge, the design team at Lenovo showcased its latest addition to ...
Oculus Quest hands-on review

Oculus Quest hands-on review

Oculus announced that its Project Santa Cruz virtual reality headset will ship next year as the Oculus Quest, and we got to try out several new game t ...
10 Major Milestones in the History of Self-Driving Cars

10 Major Milestones in the History of Self-Driving Cars

Seemingly within just a few years, autonomous cars have gone from science fiction fantasy to reality. But while it seems like this technology emerged ...
Oculus Quest is a more powerful stand-alone VR headset coming this spring

Oculus Quest is a more powerful stand-alone VR headset coming this spring

Oculus announced its latest stand-alone virtual reality headset, the Oculus Quest, at its Connect 5 keynote. The new Quest headset is intended to deli ...
This is surely the coolest way yet to solve a Rubik’s Cube

This is surely the coolest way yet to solve a Rubik’s Cube

If your attempts to complete the Rubik's Cube usually end with the thing flying out of the window or against a wall, then what you need is one that so ...
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 joins the ray tracing future on October 17 for $499

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 joins the ray tracing future on October 17 for $499

Nvidia's RTX 2070 will begin to ship on October 17. While the card is more modestly priced, compared to the RTX 2080 Ti, at $499, it's still unclear i ...
Virtual reality breaks free as the HTC Wireless Adapter hits store shelves

Virtual reality breaks free as the HTC Wireless Adapter hits store shelves

Gamers can now break free from wires as the HTC Wireless Adapter hits store shelves, allowing HTC Vive users to connect their headsets wirelessly to t ...
Teaching machines to see optical illusions may help computer vision get smarter

Teaching machines to see optical illusions may help computer vision get smarter

Researchers are teaching computers to see optical illusions. The reason? To create smarter, more brain-like vision recognition algorithms for everythi ...
Microsoft and Shell build A.I. into gas stations to help spot smokers

Microsoft and Shell build A.I. into gas stations to help spot smokers

Shell and Microsoft have created a system for gas stations that can spot someone who's smoking or about to smoke. The platform uses multiple cameras, ...
How Razer forged the Blade 15, the slim gaming laptop nobody else could build

How Razer forged the Blade 15, the slim gaming laptop nobody else could build

With the recent launch of the Blade 15, Razer ushered in a new design language that's cleaner and more angular. We recently visited Razer's San Franci ...
The Best Wireless Mice of 2018

The Best Wireless Mice of 2018

Wires are so last century. For many, wireless mice have become the standard for computer interaction. If you’re going to have an input device that con ...
The Best Oculus Rift Games Available Today

The Best Oculus Rift Games Available Today

The Oculus Rift had a tough go of it out of the gate. Delayed shipments and a sparse library of games ...
Alienware 17 R5 review

Alienware 17 R5 review

With a 17-inch display and a chassis weighing in at nearly 10 pounds, the Alienware 17 R5 is truly massive. Between its weight and its hardware, it’s ...
Tap Strap wearable keyboard gains support for VR applications

Tap Strap wearable keyboard gains support for VR applications

TAP System's wearable keyboard gains support for virtual reality, now compatible with Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and HTV headsets. Type and t ...
An A.I. is Designing Retro Video Games. And They’re Surprisingly Good

An A.I. is Designing Retro Video Games. And They’re Surprisingly Good

Google DeepMind demonstrated a few years back that artificial intelligence (A.I.) could learn to play retro video games better than the majority of h ...
Morocco is Set to Get Giant Wind Farm That Will Help Power Blockchain

Morocco is Set to Get Giant Wind Farm That Will Help Power Blockchain

Soluna TechnologiesUnlike traditional mining, cryptocurrency mining doesn’t involve digging huge pits in the ground to remove valuable minerals or ot ...
These Are All the Games That Support Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing

These Are All the Games That Support Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2000-series graphics cards may be mighty powerful in their own right, but they are squarely aimed at delivering a feature long de ...
We tested Nvidia’s RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. Are they a worthy upgrade?

We tested Nvidia’s RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti. Are they a worthy upgrade?

We finally have Nvidia's newest graphics cards, the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, and put them through our standard suite of benchmarks and game tests to see ...
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs. GTX 1080

Should you upgrade from your GeForce GTX 1080 to the GeForce RTX 2080? Even if you won't take advantage of ray tracing, there are other benefits to th ...
Facebook appears set on crafting custom silicon for augmented reality devices

Facebook appears set on crafting custom silicon for augmented reality devices

Facebook's latest job postings are seeking engineers and developers for custom augmented reality chipsets, and seem to support speculation that the co ...
What’s The Difference Between Machine Learning And A.I.? Let Us Help Catch You Up

What’s The Difference Between Machine Learning And A.I.? Let Us Help Catch You Up

A.I. is everywhere at the moment, and it’s responsible for everything from the virtual assistants on our smartphones to the self-driving cars soon to ...
No games will support ray tracing when Nvidia RTX graphics cards launch

No games will support ray tracing when Nvidia RTX graphics cards launch

Nvidia's new RTX graphics cards won't have much use for those RT cores on launch day, as no games will support ray tracing for at least a month after ...
AMD vs. Intel

AMD vs. Intel

When it comes to selecting a CPU for your PC, there's no shortage of chips for you to choose from. With Ryzen, Threadripper, and Core i9 CPUs though, ...
Watch a robot create amazing string art portraits with thousands of feet of yarn

Watch a robot create amazing string art portraits with thousands of feet of yarn

Ever heard of string art? Researchers from Austria have created a computer system that lets an industrial robot create amazing string art portraits us ...
What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

Michael TykaIf you’ve spent any time reading about artificial intelligence, you’ll almost certainly have heard about artificial neural networks. But ...
Nvidia thinks 5G could give you a high-end PC gaming experience on the go

Nvidia thinks 5G could give you a high-end PC gaming experience on the go

Nvidia believes that its GeForce Now subscription service, when used with 5G technology, could open the door for even more players to experience high- ...
Current tech for detecting hate speech is woefully inadequate, researchers find

Current tech for detecting hate speech is woefully inadequate, researchers find

Researchers from Finland have analyzed various anti-hate speech systems, including tools built by Google’s Counter Abuse team. Their findings show jus ...
AOC’s New G1 Series Curved Gaming Display Starts at $229

AOC’s New G1 Series Curved Gaming Display Starts at $229

AOC is making it easier and affordable for gamers to switch to a curved display with its new G1 series. The G1 monitors come in a variety of sizes and ...
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 might launch next year without ray tracing

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 might launch next year without ray tracing

Though unconfirmed by Nvidia, it's speculated that the GeForce RTX 2060 may drop support for the new ray tracing when it launches next year. Gamers ma ...
Never say never! Does new ‘Halo 5’ box art hint at PC release?

Never say never! Does new ‘Halo 5’ box art hint at PC release?

New box art for Halo 5: Guardians has been added to the Amazon website, and it appears to suggest that the game will soon be coming to the PC after ne ...
Windows 10 Is Finally the Preferred Operating System Among Steam Gamers

Windows 10 Is Finally the Preferred Operating System Among Steam Gamers

Bill Roberson/Digital TrendsDespite trailing Windows 7 in overall market share, Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is the preferred OS among gam ...
Logitech G Pro Hero Gaming Mouse Review: Familiar Looks, New Sensor

Logitech G Pro Hero Gaming Mouse Review: Familiar Looks, New Sensor

After two years of research and testing with more than fifty professional gamers, Logitech G is now making available its new family of “Pro ...
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