Tag: Gaming hardware

Quantum computing is facing a component shortage… without a nuclear arms race
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Quantum computing is facing a component shortage… without a nuclear arms race

If you thought the great GPU shortage of 2017/18 was bad, try being a quantum researcher. Shortages of specialised quantum hardware and ex-military nuclear material could stifle further development in the field. With growing applications for qubit’s entangled state, exotic components necessary for further research is becoming a hard-fought resource according to experts in the field. read more

The Xbox One Elite controller has got some serious PS4-shaped competition
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The Xbox One Elite controller has got some serious PS4-shaped competition

The Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller is ostensibly an official PS4 pad, but by virtue of pretty much every console being a PC these days – bar the post-ironic Megadrive/NES/SNES Mini hipster-bait – it’s potentially a great PC controller too. There hasn’t been a pad released that’s been able to knock the Xbox One Elite off the top spot as the best PC controller, but maybe, just maybe the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro will be the one to do it. read more

Forget overclocking, an MIT AI is bending diamonds to make our CPUs faster
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Forget overclocking, an MIT AI is bending diamonds to make our CPUs faster

Flexing a semiconductor can actually improve its performance, and researchers at MIT, and in Russia and Singapore, are letting AI run wild on their chips to figure out the perfect blend of bend. But it’s not just silicon chips the team see one day benefiting from the research – diamond’s unique properties also make it a good candidate for the flexy chips of the future. read more

Artificial intelligence is taking a one-way trip to Flavortown, USA
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Artificial intelligence is taking a one-way trip to Flavortown, USA

There are a few inherent functions of biological beings that you’d think a machine would never quite be able to grasp, but, yet again, AI has its surgically clean mitts in the mix and is burrowing right into the heart of the human condition. This time artificial intelligence has made the pilgrimage to Flavortown and come out with some fresh, tasty ideas that would make Guy Fieri’s frosted tips stand on end. read more