NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 900M Series: Gaming On Laptops Has Been Forever Changed

GTX900MfullThe sad but truthful aspect of gaming on laptops is that the mobile GPU (graphics processing unit) was never as powerful as its bigger, louder, and faster desktop counterparts.

But, no more. The new Maxwell-era GeForce GTX 980M processor contains 75% the power of a “real” GTX 980, meaning that maxing out just about any game, from DayZ to Battlefield and everything in between, can run on ultra settings, at 2560 x 1440 resolution — higher than than regular 1080p HD.

For the top-of-the line 980M GPU, there are 1,536 processor cores, with 1,280 cores on the 970M, which is just slightly less powerful. Best of all, NVIDIA’s Battery Boost 2.0, the laptops using these GPUs can have at least an hour of gameplay, despite the fact that nearly desktop-class hardware is running without being plugged.

Via: NVIDIA Blog

HP Will Split Into Two: As Consumer And Enterprise Companies

hewellt-packardHewlett-Packard is readjusting itself once again, now splitting into two companies. Its PC and printer business will separate from its enterprise and services business. Meaning, that current CEO Meg Whitman will become the chairman of the PC and printer operation, on split-off enterprise business side. Dion Weisler, an executive at HP’s PC business, will take over as CEO of the company’s PC and printer operation — in other words, they will in effect, switch places.

HP Enterprise, the split-off section of the company, will continue to focus on business and enterprise implementations. Meanwhile, HP Inc. will continue to live off of PCs and printers, as well as experiment with new technology, such as 3D printing. The split will be complete by fiscal 2015.

Via: HP

Kawasaki H2R Motorcycle: Incredible Styling

kawasaki-ninja-h2rIt resembles a Transformer meeting the Dark Knight, combined with futuristic hardware, and then married into a present-day form. The Kawasaki H2R is the track-only version of a motorcycle that Kawasaki says will be released as the road-legal version. It sports an unbelievable 300 horsepower, so to cope with the downforce, its jet fighter-eqsue design originated from the company’s Aerospace division. Crafted with carbon fiber bodywork, and a host of advanced systems like KTRC traction control, KEBC engine braking control, and KLCM launch control, the H2R is pretty much unstoppable.

It’s just so beautiful.

Via: Kawasaki

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4: Say Hello To The Hybrid Lambo

lamborghini-asterion-2It’s not the Italian supercar company’s first true hybrid — it is a concept car, after all. But if the finished car is just as awesome as the Asterion LPI 910-4, then the future looks bright for earth-friendly, high-end automotives. A mid-mounted, 5.2L V10 engine, working with a combination of three electric motors and a massive hefty battery pack.

The result is a maximum output of 910 horsepower, a 0-62 time of 3.0 seconds, a top speed of nearly 200 mph, has the solid fuel economy you’d expect with reduced emissions, and the ability to drive up to 30 miles at speeds of up to 77 mph — without using a single ounce of gas. Nice.

Via: Lamborghini

LG Wants To Bring webOS To Smartwatches — This Should Be Rich

weboswebOS, the failed mobile operating system developed by Palm, which was then absorbed by HP, then its remnants sold to LG. Truly one of the sadder tales in technology development, but many of webOS’s design elements and traits are present in many of the other smartphone platforms, because its engineers and designers spread out far and wide after lack of employment.

Oh, and LG wants to make webOS smartwatches now. This should be interesting.

Via: Verge

Microsoft: Windows 10 Comes Out Late Next Year, Brings Back Start Menu

windows-10Yes, the Start menu is coming back in Windows 10, the next version of Windows. Besides reintroducing the Start menu with Live Tiles, there is the addition of multiple desktops, universal search, as well as adaptability for mouse and keyboard, tablets, touchscreens, and servers.

Starting tomorrow, buggy and unfinished copies of Windows 10 (the Technical Previews) will become available to developers and those who are brave enough to play with the new OS, through a service called the Windows Insider Program, which is designed to get both dev and customer input.

Here’s how Microsoft describes its ambitious operating system that will work across all device platforms:

Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide. Some of these devices have 4 inch screens – some have 80 inch screens – and some don’t have screens at all. Some of these devices you hold in your hand, others are ten feet away. Some of these devices you primarily use touch/pen, others mouse/keyboard, others controller/gesture – and some devices can switch between input types.

This will be a true test of courage and ingenuity from Microsoft, because the Windows 8 and Windows 7 transitions were anything but beautiful; late 2015 will be quite a crucial time for the company.

Via: Microsoft

GoPro Renews Itself: The Hero4 Black And Silver Are Now Top Action Cameras

large_Hero4Silver_Cluster_01Thought GoPro was content with its current success? You were wrong: the leading action camera producer has just introduced three new action camera, two of which are high-end (and the ones you’d be most interested in).

The first, the Hero4 Black, can capture video at 4K resolution at a steady 30 frames-per-second, 1080p HD at 120fps, and a price tag of $499.

The Hero4 Silver is an interesting specimen, however. Being the second camera introduced tonight, the Silver has a touchscreen as your method of control, can 2.7K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 60fps, and 720p video at 120fps — with a $399 price tag. Both the Silver and Black models include built-in Wi-Fi, are waterproof to 131 feet, and are able to capture photos at 12MP too — they both go on sale October 5th.

Last, but not least, the new Hero: it’s a $129 action camera, with 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps capability, plus waterproofing down to 131 feet.

Your move, Sony, Countour, etc. Via: GoPro