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SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

SK Hynix has announced the introduction of the world’s first GDDR6 modules, with a data rate of up to 16Gbps and a theoretical bandwidth of 768GB/s of bandwidth if paired with a 384-bit I/O bus. SK Hynix’ own press release suggests such a product is coming within the next 12 months, in fact, when it states “SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.” This is an interesting statement, given that ...

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ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk

Humanity has been shooting things into space for a few decades now, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it. What we haven’t gotten so good at is bringing things back down. Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the buildup of space junk for years, a point that was reinforced at the recent European Conference on Space Debris. The message was clear: we need to stop talking about doing something and actually do it before space gets too crowded. We’ve launched some 7,000 spacecraft as a species since 1957 when ...

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Champion Snooker Player Talks About How Video Games Impacted His Career

Australian Snooker champion Neil Robertson has opened up on his former video game habits and how playing games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft affected his professional career. Speaking to EuroSport (via Kotaku), the Australian-born Robertson said games like League of Legends are designed to “to over your life.” “You find yourself sitting in front of the computer screen for six, seven or eight hours straight. Which is obviously not healthy,” he said. Robertson stressed that his time spent playing video games didn’t necessarily stop him from winning ...

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North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister told the BBC Pyongyang would continue to test missiles and would launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it thought the US was planning an attack. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China opposed words or actions that could further raise tension. North Korea-US tension is growing. There has been heated rhetoric from both sides in recent days. US Vice-President Mike Pence, ...

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Star Wars: Guillermo Del Toro Has Spoken With Lucasfilm About “Ideas”

Could film director Guillermo del Toro ever make a Star Wars movie? In an interview with Collider, del Toro was asked if he would be interested in directing an entry in the acclaimed sci-fi series. After initially dodging the question, del Toro revealed that he has in fact had discussions with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and ILM executive John Knoll about his “ideas.” However, he did not get into specifics about his ideas or the nature of his conversation with the Star Wars bosses. “There’s some characters that are great,” ...

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Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, privacy advocates and concerned users have loudly argued that the firm needed to improve and clarify its privacy policies. To date, the company has mostly ignored those requests, though Windows 10’s recent Creators Update did move the ball forward in some meaningful ways. But as of today, the company is doing more to explain how, where, and when it collects data, as well as explaining how that information is used. First, everyone who updates to the Creators Update will be presented with a privacy ...

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Tesla about to become most valuable US car company

Tesla’s stock is surging, up 40% this year. A quarter of that growth has been this week, pushing the stock past $ 300 a share. Tesla’s market capitalization pushed it past Ford’s total value and it’s possible the market will close one day this week or next with Tesla worth more than General Motors. This from a company that produced 83,922 vehicles in 2016. Ford sold 2.6 million vehicles in the US last year (a slightly different metric), about 7 million worldwide. GM sold 3 million cars in the US ...

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This new application of layered neural nets is about to make Photoshop amazing

“This looks Photoshopped.” How many times have you heard — or said — those three skeptical words? And yet every year, Photoshop and tools like it get a little more sophisticated, and it gets tougher to tell what’s a ‘shop and what’s not. More research comes out, more programs are written to incorporate the new research, and then artists get their hands on the tools and develop a deft and subtle touch. Now a group of researchers from Cornell University and Adobe have layered neural nets atop an image style ...

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5 things to know about the gender pay gap

Patricia Arquette: We need fair pay laws Happy Equal Pay Day! April 4 symbolically marks how much longer full-time working women need to work to earn the same pay that men earned the year before. “The wage gap really impacts women across their career and lifespans,” said Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center. She added that a woman working full time, year-round will lose more than $ 10,000 a year to the wage gap. “That means that women will have ...

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Are the Baby Bombers about to take over baseball?

7:44 AM ET The New York Yankees could be rolling out a long run of Rookie of the Year contenders. It might become an annual event. Before you bookmark this page for future trolling, allow me a quick caveat: Nobody knows how good any player in the Yankees’ fine crop of minor league talent will become. There might be more Ruben Riveras than Mariano Riveras. Once, he was a teenager who looked up to Derek Jeter. Today, the backstop is the face of the Bronx Bombers. Will Gary Sanchez be ...

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