Exclusive RX Vega Interview with Chris Hook

Exclusive RX Vega Interview with Chris Hook – We tracked Chris Hook down in the hotel lobby at Siggraph 2017 and talk availability, TDP, bundles, and RX Vega with Sr. Director, Global Marketing and Public Relations. Nothing Earth shattering, but it certainly sounds like RX Vega Nano is surely a consumer product to come!



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Source: [H]ardOCP – Exclusive RX Vega Interview with Chris Hook

Android apps can find nearby devices even when they're offline

If you’ve ever wished that your smartphone’s apps would automatically do your bidding the moment you neared a device, you’re in luck. After previewing it at I/O in May, Google has made the second generation of its Nearby Connections toolkit availabl…

Source: Engadget – Android apps can find nearby devices even when they’re offline

AMD Unveils Radeon RX Vega Series Consumer Graphics Cards Starting At $399

MojoKid writes: AMD has officially lifted the veil on its new Radeon RX consumer graphics line-up, featuring the company’s next-generation Vega GPU architecture. Initially, there are four cards in the Radeon RX Vega line-up, the standard air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, a Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition with stylized metal fan shroud, the liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid, and the lower-cost Radeon RX Vega 56. At the heart of all Radeon RX Vega series cards is the Vega 10 GPU which is comprised of roughly 12.5 billion transistors and is manufactured using a 14nm FinFET LPP process. Vega 10 can reliably reach the 1.7GHz range, whereas AMD’s previous gen Fiji hovered around 1GHz. The base GPU clock speed of the air-cooled Vega 64 is 1,247MHz with a boost clock of 1,546MHz. There is 8GB of HBM2 memory on-board that offers up peak bandwidth of 484GB/s. All told, the Radeon RX Vega 64 is capable of 25.3 TFLOPs (half-precision) of compute performance. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid-Cooled Edition has the same GPU configuration, but with higher base and boost clocks — 1,406MHz and 1,677MHz, respectively. The lower cost Radeon RX Vega 56 features the same Vega 10 GPU, but 8 of its CUs have been disabled and its clocks are somewhat lower. Although AMD touts a number of efficiency improvements, the Vega RX series requires some serious power. Vega 56 board power is in the 210 Watt range, while the top-end liquid-cooled card hits 345 Watts. AMD claims top-end Vega cards will be competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 series of cards. AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are expected to ship on August 14th.

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Source: Slashdot – AMD Unveils Radeon RX Vega Series Consumer Graphics Cards Starting At 9

What To Tell Kids Instead of "You're So Smart"

There’s no such thing as a gifted child—Albert Einstein had many failures when starting his work and most Nobel laureates weren’t exceptionally smart as children. If you want to raise a “gifted child,” telling your kids that they’re smart could lead to burnout and could even drive them to fear failure. Instead,…

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Source: LifeHacker – What To Tell Kids Instead of “You’re So Smart”

Google just made scheduling work meetings a little easier

There’s a little bit of good news for people juggling both Google G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange for their schedule management at work. Google has released an update that will allow G Suite users to access coworkers’ real-time free/busy informa…

Source: Engadget – Google just made scheduling work meetings a little easier

Life Lessons: Don't Stop Halfway Down A Waterslide

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This is a short video of two girls learning the hard way why you shouldn’t stop halfway down a water slide. They should just be thankful it wasn’t my turn next, because I’m a human wrecking ball. One time I did a cannonball at a friend’s pool party and everyone in the pool died. Don’t believe me? Ask my mom. “He’s lying.” Okay, okay — one made a miraculous recovery.

Keep going for the video while I wonder why there wasn’t a waterpark employee regulating the flow of people down the slide. Or maybe there was and this was their way of fixing a bottleneck.

Source: Geekologie – Life Lessons: Don’t Stop Halfway Down A Waterslide

Stranger Things Producer Shawn Levy Had to Move Mountains to Get the Rights to 'Thriller'

At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy moments after the awesome season two trailer dropped. Naturally, the first word on our lips was “Thriller”—and as Levy revealed, the iconic Michael Jackson song almost didn’t make it into the clip.

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Source: Gizmodo – Stranger Things Producer Shawn Levy Had to Move Mountains to Get the Rights to ‘Thriller’

Turn on Your Phone's Kill Switch So It's Useless If Stolen

A stolen smartphone can ruin anyone’s day, though our smartphones’ built-in anti-theft software seems to be working, according to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who cited a 50% drop in phone-related robberies from 2013 to 2016 after the passage of the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act.

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Source: LifeHacker – Turn on Your Phone’s Kill Switch So It’s Useless If Stolen

‘Titanfall 2’ arrives on EA’s PC and Xbox One subscription services

Titanfall 2, the criminally underrated man-vs.-mech multiplayer game that reliably releases new free content nearly every month, is now available for subscribers of EA’s subscription services. Users on both EA Access on Xbox One and Origin Access on…

Source: Engadget – ‘Titanfall 2’ arrives on EA’s PC and Xbox One subscription services

Start Pulling out Your Tablets and E-Readers When You Go Through Airport Security

If you’ve flown at all in the last few years, you know the TSA wants you to pull out your laptop and place it in a separate bin for security screening. Well: now they want you to do the same with your tablets, e-readers, and even game consoles.

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Source: LifeHacker – Start Pulling out Your Tablets and E-Readers When You Go Through Airport Security

Watchdog asks FTC to look into how Google collects shopping data

Back in May, Google introduced a new tool, “store sales measurement,” which tracks debit and credit card purchases in the real world. The company claimed it could help them prove that online ads directly lead to in-store purchases. But a privacy watc…

Source: Engadget – Watchdog asks FTC to look into how Google collects shopping data

Here's A Practical Use For A Tesla Model S: A U-2 Spy Plane Chase Car

Designed in the 1950s and still used today, the Lockheed U-2 (nicknamed Dragon Lady) is a super specialized, high-altitude spy plane. It’s light enough to fly at 70,000 feet, but notoriously difficult to operate. Especially land. Landing is a bitch and a half. That’s where a Tesla Model S comes in.

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Source: Gizmodo – Here’s A Practical Use For A Tesla Model S: A U-2 Spy Plane Chase Car

The Chiefs of Facebook, Google and Other Tech Giants Aren't Committing To Testify To the US Congress On Net Neutrality

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix — along with their telecom industry foes — have not committed to sending their chief executives to testify before the U.S. Congress in September on the future of net neutrality. From a report: Not a single one of those companies told the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is convening the hearing, that they would send their leaders to Washington, D.C., in the coming weeks, even at a time when the Trump administration is preparing to kill the open internet rules currently on the government’s books. The panel initially asked those four tech giants, as well as AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon, to indicate their plans for attendance by July 31. Now, the committee is pushing back its deadline indefinitely, as it continues its quest to engage the countryâ(TM)s tech and telecom business leaders on net neutrality. “The committee has been engaging in productive conversations with all parties and will extend the deadline for response in order to allow for those discussions to continue,” a spokesman said.

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Source: Slashdot – The Chiefs of Facebook, Google and Other Tech Giants Aren’t Committing To Testify To the US Congress On Net Neutrality

Samsung hints how the Galaxy Note 8's dual camera will work

It’s no secret that the Galaxy Note 8 will likely include dual rear cameras given all the leaks, but you don’t have to take the rumor mill’s word for it — Samsung appears to have dropped a not-so-subtle hint of its own. The company’s electromechani…

Source: Engadget – Samsung hints how the Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera will work

Woopsie: Stage Catches Fire, Turns Into Inferno At Barcelona Music Festival

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This is a video of the result of a ‘technical malfunction’ in the stage’s rigging at the recent Tomorrowland music festival in Barcelona, Spain. All 20,000 concert goers were evacuated due to the blaze, and nobody was seriously injured although twenty people were treated for “minor injuries or anxiety.” Please, I have anxiety all the time but you don’t see me seeking treatment for it. “Maybe you should.” Maybe I should, the doctor’s office makes me anxious though. I get lightheaded just thinking about it. I also get lightheaded thinking about all the undiagnosed health problems I probably have. Life is a wrestling match, and has me all twisted up like a pretzel. Wait — are those MY balls?

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Source: Geekologie – Woopsie: Stage Catches Fire, Turns Into Inferno At Barcelona Music Festival

How to Send Web Pages From Your Phone to Your PC

It isn’t hard to go from reading an article on your phone to reading it on your laptop. All you need to do is remember where you found it, right? But searching for something you already have in front of you is redundant, especially since companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple all have ways to take what’s on your…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Send Web Pages From Your Phone to Your PC

Give Condolences to Grieving Kids Because They Need Them, Too 

Let’s face it. We’re not always awesome at helping friends who are grieving, but when it comes to supporting children who’ve lost a close loved one, we often clench up and fumble even more. They’re little, and can seem so fragile, and it’s hard to know just how much they comprehend (spoiler: it’s a lot more than we…

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Source: LifeHacker – Give Condolences to Grieving Kids Because They Need Them, Too