Hardware

Intel’s Gemini Lake Powers Pocket-Friendly Pantera Pico PC

You’ve probably never wondered if you could fit an x86 PC in your jacket pocket, but XDO Tech clearly has, and is making that crazy dream a reality, with the help of Kickstarter. While tiny PCs like the Intel Compute Stick have been around for several years, the XDO Tech Pantera Pico PC is one of the smallest Gemini Lake implementations we’ve seen yet.

Intel’s Gemini Lake platform is designed around a low-power microarchitecture called Goldmont Plus. Being a 14nm design, it is said to deliver a modest performance for everyday tasks like web browsing and video streaming, while offering

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Google Meet gets new videoconference hardware with interactive displays

The Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65 are the latest addition to Google’s teleconferencing system.


Avocor

As hybrid and remote work are projected to be the new norm even after the COVID-19 pandemic, Google is teaming up with Avocor to launch two new devices designed to make in-person and remote meetings more efficient: the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. Avocor, which makes interactive displays, shared the update in a release Wednesday.

The two new touch-enabled video devices are the latest addition to the Google Meet Series One teleconferencing system that launched in September.

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Researchers Are Bending Memory for IoT Products

We’re far past the point where personal computers are the only things we own processing data. Not only have we moved on to more portable devices, like smartphones, but we’re also seeing everyday items, like mirrors, wristbands and even smart bandages and have need to compute. As we continue putting more chips into more things, there’s need for flexibility — literally. A research team at Stanford University addressed that this week with research around bendable memory that can serve as storage for flexible electronics. 

The report shared in Science enables the manufacturing of memory devices in a flexible substrate. The

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BCN3D targets “deep hardware and software integration” with AstroPrint purchase

Spanish 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D has completed the acquisition of cloud-based additive manufacturing platform AstroPrint

Having initially been agreed last April, the deal, which will see AstroPrint’s software team begin working on ways of optimizing the performance of BCN3D’s machines, has now been finalized. With the integration and continued R&D of AstroPrint’s technologies, BCN3D aims to streamline the experience of its users, and introduce innovative features, the likes of which have “never been seen before on the market.”

“We see this as a new chapter in our quest for offering the absolute best possible solution to clients across both

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New Mini PC Powered by China’s Zhaoxin x86 CPU

A small-form-factor PC featuring the Chinese-made Zhaoxin KX-6640MA processor, a reminder that AMD and Intel aren’t the only game in town any more, has appeared for sale (and is sold out) on Shopee Indonesia, where it was spotted by CNX Software.

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The Beelink LZX

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The Beelink LZX

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The KX-6640MA is a quad-core X86 processor that runs at 2.1 GHz base clock and 2.6 GHz boost clock with a 4MB cache, a 25W TDP and C-960 integrated graphics that support 4K output. Alongside this sits 8GB of DDR4, upgradable to 64GB, a

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AMD Navi 22 Cryptomining GPU Smiles for the Camera

AMD’s Navi 22 silicon powers some of the best graphics cards on the market. Apparently, one of the chipmaker’s partners has repurposed the die for cryptocurrency mining. VideoCardz today shared photographs of an alleged Navi 22-powered mining graphics card.

In screenshots VideoCardz shared, most of the graphics card’s specifications are blurred out, but Navi 22 (aka Nashira Summit) is visible, letting us know that the card was fabricated on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process node. The manufacturing date is March 17, so the graphics card recently came out of the oven. The XFX logo is also clearly stamped on the card.

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INNO3D Launches iChill Black RTX 3080, 3080 Ti Graphics Cards

INNO3D today extended its Nvidia RTX line-up with the addition of two solutions packed to the gills with built-in watercoooling. The INNO3D RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti iChill Black have been built on a hybrid cooling philosophy, which pairs a watercooling block that keeps the GA102 chips inside these high-performance graphics cards cool. A single 90mm fan is in charge of keeping the high-wattage GDDR6X memory subsystem under temperature control. A dual-heatpipe system is responsible for moving the heat produced from the memory chips through to the heatsink array. Stylistically, the cards are painted in an unsurprising black throughout

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AMD Ryzen 3 5300G Review: The Best APU Not on the Market

If it were available on store shelves, AMD’s as-yet unreleased-to-retail Ryzen 3 5300G would be the best value APU on the market. In fact, with four Zen 3 CPU cores and eight threads paired with the surprisingly still-powerful Vega 6 graphics engine, this chip could revitalize the value chip segment if priced in the $130 to $150 range. However, for now, this Cezzane chip and its surprisingly potent integrated graphics remain confined to often-crippled OEM systems — AMD hasn’t brought it to retail yet. But as we’ve seen with the 5300Gs’ more powerful counterparts, AMD could choose to open these

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Far Cry 6’s PC System Requirements Are Brutal for Ultra Quality Gaming

Ubisoft has officially released the Far Cry 6 system requirements for its upcoming action-adventure FPS game. The requirements for a high-quality gaming experience are quite demanding, and you’ll want one of the best graphics cards and best CPUs for gaming if you want to play the game in all its gory, er… glory. The game has all the latest technology, including DirectX 12 Ultimate, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution, and DirectX Raytracing. Not that you need to have all of those for the baseline experience. Here’s what Ubi says you’ll need.

Minimum Requirements for 1080p 30 fps Low Preset

  • AMD Ryzen
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Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi Just Got Easier

It’s been possible to install Windows on Raspberry Pi boards for a while now, but it’s never been what you’d call easy. We learnt via YouTuber leepspvideo that the WoR (Windows on Raspberry) project has been working hard behind the scenes to create a means to install Windows 11 to a Raspberry Pi via the Pi itself. But the news that user Botspot has released WoR-flasher, a script that completely automates the process of downloading, preparing and installing Windows 11 via a Raspberry Pi completely removing the need for a Windows machine to perform the installation process.

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