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ThinkComputers Podcast #234

This week on the Podcast we talk about our reviews of the Elgato Key Light Air and ABKONCORE CT404B Dual Sync CPU Cooler. We also discuss announcement / launch countdown for Ampere, a 24-core Intel Atom Chip, Toshiba leaving the laptop business and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #234 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, EA, Intel, Tech News, Nvidia, Atom, Toshiba, ThinkComputers, Elgato, ThinkComputers Podcast, Grand Ridge, Ampere, Key Light Air, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, ABKONCORE CT404B


SoftBank Says It Is Actually Considering Selling UK Chip Designer Arm

ARM’s talks of being acquired by the top bidder is in place, confirms Softbank. The post SoftBank Says It Is Actually Considering Selling UK Chip Designer Arm appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Softbank, Pc, All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, ARM


How RBC Built Its Own GPU Farm for an Artificial Intelligence-Powered Banking Platform

Its vendors, Nvidia and Red Hat, expect lessons from the collaborative project will benefit the broader fintech space, as well as other industries.
Tags: Nvidia, Linux, Artificial Intelligence Powered Banking Platform


Custom-designed NVIDIA Ampere Cards to Launch Alongside Founders Edition Cards

That does not appear to be the case with Ampere as custom-designed cards could launch alongside Founder Edition models or shortly after FE cards ship. The post Custom-designed NVIDIA Ampere Cards to Launch Alongside Founders Edition Cards appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Launch, All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Ampere, Founders Edition, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti


Should the U.K. Government Form a Coalition to Buy ARM?

With SoftBank's Masayoshi Son trying to sell ARM, a columnist for the Observer newspaper has a suggestion for the U.K. government (and specifically Brexit Tories), calling the Cambridge-based company "a kind of public-interest commercial company: licensing state-of-the art instruction sets that can be implemented in silicon architecture by everyone. It was in nobody's pocket." Its business, as its chief founder, Tudor Brown, acknowledges, relied on it never betraying its neutrality... A future ...
Tags: Google, China, Softbank, Tech, Intel, Canada, Britain, Cambridge, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Johnson, Huawei, Brexit, Cummings, Masayoshi Son, Observer


NVIDIA Teases Ampere Launch? 21 Day Countdown Begins

The image says “The #ULTIMATECOUNTDOWN 21 DAYS. 21 YEARS.” 21 days from now is August 31st 2020, which is the 21st anniversary of the announcement of the GeForce 256 (released on October 11th 1999). For those wondering the GeForce 256 is considered by NVIDIA to be “the world’s first ‘GPU’, or Graphics Processing Unit”. The post NVIDIA Teases Ampere Launch? 21 Day Countdown Begins appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Graphics Cards, Gpu, Ampere, Rtx, RTX 3000 Series, 21 Days, RTX 2100 Series, Ultimate Countdown, ULTIMATECOUNTDOWN


Apple goes to war with the gaming industry

Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store. The company made the news a couple times late this week for App Store approvals. Once for denying a gaming app, and the other for approving one. The denial was Microsoft’s xCloud gaming app, something the Xbox folks weren’t too psyched about. Microsoft xC...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Ipad, TC, Gaming, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Smartphones, Software, Itunes, Tim Cook


Apple Confirms Cloud Gaming Services Like xCloud and Stadia Violate App Store Guidelines (slashdot)

Apple won't allow Microsoft xCloud or Google Stadia on iOS because of strict App Store guidelines that make cloud services effectively impossible to operate on the iPhone. In a statement to Business Insider, Apple finally came out and explained why these cloud services cannot exist on its platform. The Verge reports: The primary reason: they offer access to apps Apple can't individually review. Here's the official Apple statement: "The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for cus...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, App Store, Google Microsoft, BeauHD, Business Insider Apple


Apple says cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia violate iOS app store rules

The company argues it needs to review each and every game before users play them
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Nvidia, Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, Microsoft Project Xcloud, Breaking Twitter


Apple Confirms Cloud Gaming Services Like xCloud and Stadia Violate App Store Guidelines

Apple won't allow Microsoft xCloud or Google Stadia on iOS because of strict App Store guidelines that make cloud services effectively impossible to operate on the iPhone. In a statement to Business Insider, Apple finally came out and explained why these cloud services cannot exist on its platform. The Verge reports: The primary reason: they offer access to apps Apple can't individually review. Here's the official Apple statement: "The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for cus...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Nvidia, App Store, Google Microsoft, Business Insider Apple


Microsoft's xCloud and Xbox Game Pass Not Coming to iOS Due to Apple's Restrictions

Microsoft's "Project xCloud" streaming game service that pairs with its Xbox Game Pass won't be available on iPhone and iPad when it launches this September, and Apple's App Store restrictions are to blame. Xbox Game Pass and its accompanying xCloud streaming feature offer access to hundreds of games that can be streamed to mobile devices, and Apple says that because it can't review each game available through Game Pass, it can't be allowed on the ‌App Store‌. In a statement to Business Insi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia, App Store, Google Stadia, GeForce Now Valve


Microsoft's xCloud and Xbox Game Pass Not Coming to iOS Due to Apple's Restrictions [Updated]

Microsoft's "Project xCloud" streaming game service that pairs with its Xbox Game Pass won't be available on iPhone and iPad when it launches this September, and Apple's App Store restrictions are to blame. Xbox Game Pass and its accompanying xCloud streaming feature offer access to hundreds of games that can be streamed to mobile devices, and Apple says that because it can't review each game available through Game Pass, it can't be allowed on the ‌App Store‌. In a statement to Business Insi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Nvidia, App Store, ESRB, Google Stadia, GeForce Now Valve, CNET Microsoft


You Ask, I Answer: The Future of Content Marketing?

Stephanie asks, “How do you see content marketing evolving in the future?” AI will produce much more of it, and our role will be as prompters and editors. We already see this with tools like Nvidia’s GauGAN, the GPT family of language generators, and the AIVA music composition system. When you look at the quality […] The post You Ask, I Answer: The Future of Content Marketing? appeared first on Christopher S. Penn - Marketing Data Science Keynote Speaker.
Tags: Marketing, Strategy, Seo, Content Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Ai, Content, Stephanie, Christopher, Marketing Technology, Penn Marketing Data Science Keynote, Marketing Data Science


ThinkComputers Podcast #233

This week on the Podcast we talk about our reviews of the Viotek GFT27CXB 27-inch 240 Hz Gaming Monitor, Sabrent Rocket Q NVMe Solid State Drive, and AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Wireless Headphones. We also discuss the possible launch date of the RTX 3080 Ti, who is in the race to buy ARM, a really cool AiO motherboard and much more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #233 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Softbank, Intel, Tech News, Nvidia, Monitor, ARM, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, TMA, RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, Z490 AORUS Master WaterForce, 240 Hz, AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Wireless


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3080 could launch on September 17th

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3080 could launch on 17 September, followed by the RTX 3070 in October and RTX 3060 in November, says a new report The post NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3080 could launch on September 17th appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, GeForce RTX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti


Microsoft's xCloud Unavailable on iOS at Launch, Future Uncertain

Microsoft's upcoming "Project xCloud" game streaming service is set to launch on September 15th, exclusively on Android devices. Despite extensive testing via TestFlight on iOS, xCloud's launch on iOS seems to have been postponed indefinitely. Project xCloud is Microsoft's "vision for game-streaming technology that will complement our console hardware and give gamers more choices in how and where they play." xCloud will be bundled as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for $14.99...
Tags: Apple, Android, Microsoft, Bloomberg, Sony, Xbox, Nvidia, App Store, App Store Microsoft, Verge Apple, Google Stadia, TestFlight


Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel

Facebook's man told: 'OK, now you are just trolling us'. Linux devs have dismissed a proposed patch to the kernel that would only work with a Nvidia driver, motivating a second patch that will prevent disguised use of proprietary code in GPL modules.…
Tags: Facebook, Nvidia, Linux, GPL


Arm's conflicts in China will complicate Nvidia's reported efforts to buy it from SoftBank

Arm and Arm China are reportedly engaged in a tense corporate governance conflict. And Arm losing control of its joint venture will complicate Nvidia's reported efforts to buy Arm from SoftBank. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. UK-based chip designer Arm appears to no longer be in control of its joint-venture business unit, Arm China....
Tags: UK, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Beijing, Nvidia, Amd, Huawei, TSMC, Wu, SMIC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company TSMC, Allen Wu, Intel Advanced Micro Devices AMD


Wrap it before you tap it? No, say Linux developers: 'GPL condom' for Nvidia driver is laughed out of the kernel

Facebook's man told: 'OK, now you are just trolling us' Linux devs have dismissed a proposed patch to the kernel that would only work with a Nvidia driver, motivating a second patch that will prevent disguised use of proprietary code in GPL modules.…
Tags: Facebook, Software, Nvidia, GPL


This chart shows how a Microsoft acquisition of TikTok for $50 billion would stack up against tech's largest deals ever (MSFT)

Microsoft is in talks to purchase TikTok, the massively popular video app that's owned and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance. The purchase talks come amid threats from President Donald Trump to ban the app in the United States. Trump says the app funnels user information to the Chinese government, and must be operated by an American company to ensure the safety of user information. The cost to purchase TikTok could be as high as $50 billion, according to a recent valuation reported by...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, Softbank, Nokia, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Walmart, Intel


NVIDIA is in “advanced talks” to acquire Arm from SoftBank

NVIDIA is in “advanced talks” to acquire the company behind the ARM chip architecture, British chipmaker Arm from SoftBank The post NVIDIA is in “advanced talks” to acquire Arm from SoftBank appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Softbank, All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, ARM, Tegra


Buying Arm would give Nvidia firepower against rivals, but a merger would face intense 'regulatory and customer backlash,' analysts say (NVDA)

There's more speculation that Nvidia would buy Arm, with the Financial Times reporting on Friday that the chip giant plans to offer more than $32 billion for the chip design company. Such an acquisition would definitely expand Nvidia's reach in the semiconductor market, giving it more firepower against rivals Intel and AMD, veteran industry analysts told Business Insider. But such a deal would also face intense regulatory scrutiny, they said, and could hurt Arm's relationship with existing cus...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Trends, Intel, House Of Representatives, Nvidia, Amd, Financial Times, Idc, Business Insider, Bernstein, Apple Amazon Facebook, NVDA, The Financial Times, Nathan Brookwood, Ben Bajarin


Nvidia's Android TV streaming player is a bit pricey, but it offers more advanced video and gaming capabilities than similar devices from Roku and Amazon

  Nvidia's Shield TV streaming boxes have long offered excellent Android TV performance with access to a large assortment of apps. The latest Shield TV has a cylindrical design, and it's built to be placed behind other components, or in a corner. The powerful device offers advanced 4K, HDR, gaming, and upscaling capabilities, along with integrated Google Assistant support. At $149.99, the Shield TV is a little expensive compared to players from Roku and Amazon, but the device is a great opti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hbo, Youtube, Office, Trends, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Ai, Dolby Vision, AAA, Hdr, Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa


GeForce Now Finally Lets Users Automatically Sync Games With Their Steam Library

Nvidia has given GeForce Now an easier way to search for compatible games with a new feature called Game Sync. Instead of scrolling through game categories in the main menu or typing game titles into the search bar, GeForce Now users can sync their Steam library with their account. Games will automatically appear…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, GeForce Now


Nvidia in 'Advanced Talks' to Acquire Arm

Nvidia is in advanced talks to acquire SoftBank Group's Arm Holdings, according to Bloomberg. A potential sale of Arm to Nvidia, the world's largest graphics chipmaker, was rumored earlier this month. Nvidia's market value has increased to almost $260 billion in recent months, surpassing that of Intel. Arm has also become considerably more valuable as it pushes its architecture into smart cars, data centers, and networking technology. The purchase of Arm would help to transform Nvidia into a ...
Tags: Apple, Softbank, Bloomberg, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, ARM, Bloomberg Apple, SoftBank Group, Intel ARM, Nvidia SoftBank, Apple Silicon Arm, Qualcomm Advanced Micro Devices, Intel Companies


How to Build the Ultimate Home Theater During the Pandemic

With the world shut down and movie theatres feeling like a distant memory for many, the time spent watching things at home has skyrocketed. We’ve never been in a better position to be able to have a home theatre setup that allows almost any film in the world to be viewed via streaming, disc or any other media in your library. Gone are the days of sub-20” tube sets and flaky VHS recordings, we’ve now got with the touch of a button hundreds of thousands of hours of content broadcast in 4K resolu...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Disney, Samsung, Features, Netflix, Sony, Nvidia, Lg, Oled, Vizio, Hdr, Coke, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Blu


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere could be 35% faster than RTX 2080 Ti, according to leaked 3DMark benchmark

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere could be 35% faster than the last generation RTX 2080 Ti, according to leaked 3DMark Time Spy Extreme benchmark The post NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ampere could be 35% faster than RTX 2080 Ti, according to leaked 3DMark benchmark appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Ampere, GeForce RTX 3080, 3DMark Time Spy


Nvidia in Advanced Talks To Buy Chip Giant Arm

Nvidia is in advanced talks to acquire Arm, the chip designer that SoftBank Group bought for $32 billion four years ago, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. From the report: The two parties aim to reach a deal in the next few weeks, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Nvidia is the only suitor in concrete discussions with SoftBank, according to the people. A deal for Arm could be the largest ever in the semiconductor in...
Tags: Apple, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Financial Times, Apple Inc, Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group, Cambridge England, Neil Campling, Mirabaud, Apple Broadcom