12 Jul Pokémon GO And Google Tango Would Be A Match Made In Heaven

(Image source: Anshel Sag) In less than a week after its release Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon. According to SimilarWeb, Pokémon GO has surpassed Tinder in the US for installs on Android devices. It has also nearly passed Twitter for daily active US users. Currently, the US, New Zealand and Australia are the only […]

20 Jun AMD Unveils Full Radeon RX 400 Models And Positioning At E3

At E3 2016 in Los Angeles, California Advanced Micro Devices disclosed the numbering and targeted use cases of their full line of Polaris-based GPUs, branded as the “Radeon RX Series” of graphics cards. Advanced Micro Devices had previously disclosed some details about the new Radeon RX series of graphics cards at Computex 2016 in Taipei just a […]

24 May AMD Brings More Console Features To PC Gaming With New ‘Shader Intrinsic Functions’ For GPUOpen

Advanced Micro Devices made a big press splash when they won all three major game console platforms. Their presence inside the Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PS4 and Nintendo Wii U has benefited the company financially at the operating income level and has governed how they design their future GPUs. As Advanced Micro Devices has remained with the […]

16 May NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Poised To Claim The Gaming And VR Performance Crown

NVIDIA has been teasing the promise of Pascal for years, but this year Pascal’s performance became much more real. With the announcement of the Tesla P100 based on Pascal, NVIDIA was able to show the neural-network world what Pascal was really capable of. However, that chip is very different from the gaming-focused Pascal chip that NVIDIA launched […]

17 Mar The Far Reaching Implications Of Crytek’s VR First Initiative And AMD Partnership

Many announcements from game publishers, developers and hardware partners have come out Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) 2016 in San Francisco this week. One of the biggest that got less attention than it deserved was the growth of Crytek’s VR First initiative and their partnership with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Both AMD and Crytek have been pioneers in […]

20 Jan Synaptics ‘IronVeil’ Brings Biometric Security To The Desktop PC

Synaptics IronVeil technology on a ThermalTake gaming mouse (Credit: Anshel Sag) Over the last week, there have been some important announcements related to client device security. Intel announced Authenticate yesterday, and late last week, Microsoft reiterated support for Intel’s Skylake with its Credential Guard. Security is becoming one of the most important things that businesses and consumers think about when it […]

18 Nov The Nvidia Shield Gaming Tablet Benchmarks Remarkably Well At $199

Yesterday, I wrote about how NVIDIA Shield Tablet has been my go-to 8″ tablet the last year. What I didn’t fully appreciate, however, was just how much NVIDIA has improved the software and drivers to keep it competitive with other tablets and leading edge SoCs from Samsung and Apple prior generation iPads. Very rarely if ever have I […]

17 Nov Nvidia Shield Tablet: Still The Best 8″ Gaming Tablet And Now $199

Some people have commented that I change my tech like they change their shoes. They’re right. I do change out my smartwatches, phones, tablets, 2-in-1s, notebooks, desktops, graphics cards, CPUs, robots and home IoT devices- a lot. It’s not because I dislike the tech, but that its part of my job- to evaluate technology based […]

25 Sep Is Facebook’s Oculus Really Ready For Prime Time?

Virtual Reality, also known as VR, is slowly becoming a popular topic of discussion among those in the technology and gaming industries. Much of this was kickstarted thanks to the funding and creation of the Oculus Rift Developer’s Kit 1 and its subsequent acquisition by Facebook. Since then, Facebook’s Oculus and VR as an industry […]

10 Aug SIGGRAPH 2015: Nvidia Expands Professional Workstation Software Portfolio With DesignWorks Suite

At this year’s SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles, California, NVIDIA showed off their latest contribution to the professional graphics market, NVIDIA DesignWorks – a new software suite that makes using an NVIDIA GPU in your work flow and design pipeline faster and easier for a multitude of professional applications. Bringing more features to NVIDIA hardware […]

08 Jul Did Microsoft Keep The $2.5B Minecraft “Real” At This Year’s Minecon 2015?

Minecon 2015 Opening Ceremony (Credit: Patrick Moorhead) I attended Minecon 2015 last week in London, which, according to The Guinness Book of World’s Records, was the largest gathering for any single game. Over 10,000 Minecraft players, YouTubers, merchandise sellers, server providers and yes, Microsoft, came together to celebrate all things Minecraft. Beyond attending Minecon to spend […]

03 Jul Some Of The Most Interesting VR Technology May Have Not Even Been At E3

IonVR’s Mobile VR Headset (Render Credit: IonVR) The E3 Expo, better known just as “E3”, was held two weeks ago in Los Angeles, and to the delight of gamers around the world watching on YouTube and Twitch, held some major game and game hardware announcements. E3 was also full of emerging VR (virtual reality) technology. […]

16 Jun AMD Launches New Radeon 300 Series Graphics Card Lineup, Fury X And Project Quantum At E3

Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Advanced Micro Devices announced their newest line of desktop gaming graphics cards. The line, called the Radeon 300 Series, is the latest from the company and features a broad array of discrete graphics cards ranging from the extreme enthusiast PC gamer all the way to the […]

16 Jun RESEARCH BRIEF: AMD Brings New Value to Radeon

The PC gaming graphics industry today has very few players but many problems. Today’s PC gaming enthusiast market essentially has only two graphics players remaining, AMD and Nvidia. There is a constant back-and-forth between these two players in terms of bringing new features that gamers want and need. AMD’s new Radeon 300 series does just that while […]

16 Jun RESEARCH BRIEF: AMD 6th Generation Processor Brings Best-in-Class Game Streaming to Windows™ 10

Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, offers gamers new opportunities to stream games and content from their Xbox One to their PCs. This functionality is unique to Windows 10 and requires a certain set of parameters to be met. One of these parameters is ample PC hardware to perform the appropriate decoding for a smooth, high- quality game […]

11 Jun For Advanced Micro Devices It Was All About Carrizo At Computex 2015

Computex is an electronics expo in Taipei, Taiwan held every year for tech companies to show off their latest and greatest products to press and the rest of the industry. While you see more and more phones, tablets and datacenter hardware there, it’s still a PC show. Advanced Micro Devices has been one of the companies […]

10 Jun Synaptics Gaming Strategy Becomes A Reality At Computex 2015

Computex historically had been a show that focused on the PC market and over the years has added smartphones, tablets and datacenter infrastructure. There was still a lot of PC content and that included offerings for the gaming enthusiast. So was no surprise that Computex 2015 is the show where Synaptics showed off their progress in […]

29 May Google And Nvidia Shield Kick Off The Latest Fight For Cord-Cutting Living Room Electronics

I’ve been connecting digital devices to my TVs for over 25 years now and outside of a few devices, interactivity has been a “less than perfect” experience. Devices either did too little, did too much, were hard to use and setup, didn’t have the right content or just didn’t have staying power to be relied […]

26 Apr NVIDIA SHIELD: What You May Not Understand About The New 4K Streamer

In the consumer space, NVIDIA has dedicated much of the last four years building up their gaming footprint by investing to improve the overall gaming experience, wherever the gamer wants to game. NVIDIA is currently delivering leadership products and technologies in gaming tablets, handheld gaming, the highest-end gaming PCs and cloud gaming. The gaming console eluded NVIDIA […]

10 Apr VR is About to Take Off- Musings After Attending VR LA

There’s no denying that VR has been a hot topic on the tongues of many out there, some with serious ambitions, others mostly with empty ones. I recently was able to attend an event in Los Angeles by the name of VR LA, which was started by a small team of people passionate about VR, […]