It’s Okay To Lust Over The Nvidia Titan X, The World’s Most Advanced GPU

titanxThe Titan X will receive its own conference on March 17-20, but Nvidia is willing to shed some preliminary details on their most powerful, and arguably the world’s most advanced, graphics processing unit (GPU). Pop this into your desktop PC (with a large enough power supply) and you’ll most likely be able to render, draw, game, or visualize anything — and then some.

Featuring a whopping 8 billion transistors (a billion jump from the 7 billion in last year’s Titan Z), the Titan X is powered by new Maxwell architecture, and with it integrates a healthy 12 gigabytes of VRAM (video random access memory).

Pricing yet to be announced, but considering Nvidia’s previous top-of-the-line graphics cards pass the thousand mark, expect the Titan X to break new ground in costs as well.

Via: Nvidia

The Nvidia Shield Is Now Also A 4K TV Streaming Console

nvidia-shield-consoleFor $200, Nvidia will sell you the Shield (which in the past, was a tablet, portable game console, and now, also a console). In it, you’ll find a Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, a 256-core Nvidia Maxwell GPU with 3 GB RAM, and Android TV, allowing it to support 4K output and a new class of Android games. However, besides TV and movies streamed into your monitor or TV in HD or 4K, it also supports Nvidia’s Grid service; a feature which lets you stream PC-quality games.

And, it’s so sleek.

Via: Shield

Sony Refines Project Morpheus To HD Screen, With 2016 Launch

16085757124_b04aa77d55_zVirtual reality has a future in reality — that we know. The PS4 VR headset now has a launch date in early 2016, with many updates to its existing frame and features. First off, the new 5.7-inch OLED 1,920 x 1080p HD screen, so clarity and detail can more easily be achieved. Lots of improvement for just the second publicly-unveiled prototype, no?

The 120Hz refresh rate, coupled with lower latency less than 18ms means that games can be rendered at 120fps with fluid movement that amplifies the feeling of immersion. Three extra LEDs, one front and two at the sides, making for a total of nine, improve the tracking capabilities. Lastly, the headband and process of putting the Morpheus on is much easier.

Launch date? Sometimes in 2016.

Via: PS Blog

Sony Celebrates 20 Million Sold Mark With The PS4

ps4Now holding the PlayStation brand in higher regard than ever before, thanks to slumping sales and uncertainties in other divisions, Sony is happy to report that since launch, the PS4 has reached 20.2 million sold units — not simply shipped, but sold.

Sony has been ahead in the next-generation console war since the start, and while its current array of exclusives are still in their early stages, 2015 includes an immensely popular franchise selection, including the likes of Uncharted and Bloodborne.

Here at LM, we’ve switched out our own Xbox One for a PS4. Seems like the way to go, but only time will tell.

Via: Newswire (Sony)

HTC One M9: The 20MP Camera, 5-Inch Full HD Touting Smartphone

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Above, the new HTC One M9. It’s the similar industrial design seen in the M8, and the M7 before it.

HTC’s trademark BoomSound speakers (with Dolby Audio tuning) adorn the top and bottom, a full 1080p HD 5-inch display is your window into its world, and an aluminum unibody design persists, but in four colors: pink, gun metal grey, gold, and two-tone gold silver. HTC Sense 7 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, to the delight of all.

A Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor is helped out by 3GB of RAM. The battery is a whopping 2840mAh, with 32GB of storage (expandable with microSD cards, 21GB of which is usable). Most interesting is the elimination of the UltraPixels on the back, which have been so-so throughout the years in terms of performance. Instead, HTC has used the UltraPixel technology for the front-facing camera, in an attempt to use the larger pixels to attain better night-time selfies. The back 20MP camera however, is your conventional yet top-spec camera sensor with 4K video recording. It’s really an evolutionary upgrade — the One M9

The new One M9 launches in the U.S. in mid-March on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Apple Will Hold A March 9th Media Event

apple-spring-forwardThe release of the Apple Watch being pinned in April by enthusiasts, journalists and analysts alike, it really does make sense for Cupertino to hold a media event on the 9th of March. Apple usually spaces some time between a new product launch and the media event, after all.

Oh, and Apple’s message for this invite? “Spring forward”. Interesting, indeed.

Stay tuned.